Since the mid-1960s, the annual Cotham Lectures have brought distinguished speakers to Westover Hills Presbyterian Church and the Little Rock community. Recent speakers have focused on the emerging developments in church life and the role of the church in the world. This year’s speaker is the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, author of Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church. She will present her first lecture on Sunday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, to be followed by a reception in the church Fellowship Hall. Her second lecture will be held Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.