Lakeside is part of the Chautauqua Movement, which flourished during the 19th and 20th centuries.
It is considered to be one of the greatest revival movements in American history, dedicated to Christian values and cultural excellence, nurturing mind, body and spirit.
Lakeside’s programming is built upon the four pillars of the Chautauqua: religion, education, arts and recreation.
The religion pillar is administered in Lakeside Chautauqua’s Religious Life Department, overseeing a number of programs and activities, including Sunday Worship Services, Chaplain’s Hour, Evening Prayer & Praise, Children’s Ministries (Children’s Church, God Squad, Middle Grade Madness, Teen Connect and College Station), Interfaith Week and the Wednesday Night Family Picnic.
The Lakeside Religious Advisory Team supports the programming committee of the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors.
This group of laity and clergy advise the Lakeside Chautauqua staff regarding the programs in the religion pillar, including future Chaplains of the Week.
Lakeside’s Religious Life Department is pleased to announce the chaplains for the 2015 summer season:
May 24, Memorial Day weekend: The Rev. Dr. Barry C. Black, Chaplain, U.S. Senate, Retired, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Baltimore, Md.
May 31: The Rev. Vernon Shepherd, Pastor, Lakeside United Methodist Church, Lakeside, Ohio
June 7: Guest Preacher for the West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
June 14: Guest Preacher for the Youth Annual Conference, East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
Week 1, June 21-26: 95th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week, The Rev. Dr. Rick Barger, President, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio
Week 2, June 28-July 3: The Rev. Amy Valdez-Barker, Executive Secretary, United Methodist Church Connectional Table, Evanston, Ill.
Week 3, July 5-10: The Rev. Dr. Gerald Root, C.S. Lewis Scholar & Billy Graham Institute for Evangelism, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
Week 4, July 12-17: The Rev. Dr. Marjorie Suchocki, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, Calif.
Week 5, July 19-24: The Rev. Amy Miracle, Pastor, Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio
Week 6, July 26-31: The Rev. Wess Stafford, President, Compassion International, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the Rev. Greg Nettle, President, STADIA, Massillon, Ohio
Week 7, August 2-7: Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World, The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, Professor Evangelism & President, United Methodist Seminary, Moscow, Russia
Week 8, August 9-14: The Rev Sandra Selby, Associate Pastor, Furnace Street Mission, Akron, Ohio
Week 9, August 16-21: The Rev. Laurie Haller, First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Mich.
Week 10, August 23: The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio
Week 11, August 30: The Rev. Karen M. Oehl, Mid-Ohio District Superintendent of the East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
September 6, Labor Day weekend: Bishop Gregory Palmer, West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
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