Resource Center

Resource Center

Resource Center Director: Renda Brinson
Located at Union Presbyterian Seminary
5141 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC in Room C203


We are open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for students and members of the Presbytery to have access to our Resource Center and Library. We will also work with you to get the resources you may need. Here is how we can help:
•Schedule appointments
•You can see resources at our website.
•We can photograph or scan the Table of Contents of Resources so you may see even more of the content and our books are linked to the Amazon website where you can gather further information.
•We can bring resources to your car or leave on our pick-up cart if you prefer no contact pick-up
•We may find additional ways to deliver resources if needed

If you have questions, please feel free to call Renda Brinson (704-458-0366) to help you decide how we may help you.
Contact Renda Brinson, Director of the Presbytery of Charlotte Resource Center at if you wish to have items pulled for you to pick up.

Visit our website:

New materials will be pictured first, the most recent are in the order of recent purchases. If you ever have any issues with the website, please let me know and I will be glad to help you. We are still working to get electronic check-out – a large project but in our plans. We hope that you will be able in the future to know whether a book is checked out and reserve online. 

We enjoy discussions that are fun, lively, and insightful and we would love for our group to expand to include you! Email: 

Thursday, October 28th at 10:30 am. The Presbytery Reading Group will be reading and discussing the book recommended for reading by the Presbytery’s Anti-Racism Ministry Team, ‘My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. We invite you to join us for a discussion of this book. For our October 28th meeting, we will read the first 150 pages of the book for our discussion. We want to give the needed time to reflect on what the author is saying to us.

If you have any questions or want to know more about our group, please contact: Renda Brinson, Director of the of the Charlotte Resource Center. (704-458-0366 or We will provide for those who wish to attend virtually, but you must let us know to receive an invitation to the meeting.
From Amazon: In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Menakem argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn’t just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well.