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From entertaining concerts and shuffleboard tournaments to engaging lectures and children’s programs, Lakeside Chautauqua has a variety of opportunities for your family vacation this summer. Browse the monthly or daily calendars and search the event list to plan your visit to Lake Erie. The calendar changes frequently, so check back for updates to the programming schedule.

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Sunday Worship Services


Aug 13, 2017 (Sunday)

Pavilion East Deck, Lakeside United Methodist Church, Hoover Auditorium, Pavilion West Deck

Dockside Worship Service

8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck
with the Sacrament of Holy Communion
The Rev. Irwin Jennings

Lakeside United Methodist Church Service

9 a.m. Lakeside United Methodist Church
The Rev. Vernon Shepherd

Sunset Vespers by the Lake

8 p.m. Pavilion West Deck
John & Bonnie Wilkie

Hoover Community Worship Service

10:30 a.m. Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Dr. Faith Fowler

After being told to stay away from the issue, the Rev. Dr. Faith Fowler did the opposite and tackled poverty issues head-on in inner city Detroit.

She will bring her ministry experience to the pulpit as she serves as Preacher of the Week from Aug. 13-17, beginning with her 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, Aug. 13 in Hoover Auditorium. Her sermon, "When the Son of Man Comes," is based on Matthew 25:31-46.

Author of This Far by Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community and the soon-to-be-published Tiny Homes in a Big City, the Rev. Dr. Fowler writes to raise money for her cause of bringing food, healthcare and jobs to those in the inner city.  

As pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church (UMC) in Detroit, the Rev. Dr. Fowler also serves as the Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) and has held both of these positions since 1994.

CCSS is a nonprofit agency that responds to poverty in the community with programs for food, healthcare, housing and employment. Through this organization, the Rev. Dr. Fowler achieves her mission of providing the people of Detroit with hope and opportunity.

The Rev. Dr. Fowler graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Albion College. From there, she went on to receive a Master of Divinity from the Boston University School of Theology, as well as a Master of Public Administrations from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. She currently holds an adjunct professor position at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. 

She has also served as a board member for the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation, an advisory board member of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging and a board member and trustee for the General Board of Church and Society. She is currently a trustee for Albion College.

During her week at Lakeside, the Rev. Dr. Fowler will preach at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday during Faith for Living Hour in Orchestra Hall.

At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, she will lead Vespers by the Lake, held on the Pavilion East Deck.

View more Religious Life programs here or in the Lakesider newspaper.

For those who wish to attend the Hoover Community Worship Service, a complimentary Church Pass may be obtained between 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, valid until 3 p.m. A complimentary Faith for Living Hour Pass is available from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Both of these passes include admission for guests and auto, but not the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus.

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Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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