Lakeside Ohio

At the heart of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience is the religion pillar; fostering faith in the Christian tradition. As part of our Preacher of the Week series, we welcome inspiring preachers to live in residence each week of the summer to bring spiritual enrichment to the community.

Preachers of the Week

In addition to presenting the sermon at the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sundays, each preacher leads Faith for Living Hour from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday and worship at Tuesday’s Vespers by the Lake service at 7:15 p.m. All are invited to attend Lunch with the Preacher at 12 p.m. Tuesday in the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room.

2017 Preachers of the Week

Dates Preachers
May 28Memorial Day WeekendThe Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, OH – supported by Bob & Becky Brymer
June 4 The Rev. Dr. Scot Ocke, Maumee Watershed District Superintendent, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Maumee, OH
June 11 Bishop Tracy S. Malone, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, North Canton, OH; The Rev. David A.E. Whitt, Pastor, Celebration United Methodist Church, Euclid, OH (10 a.m. worship)
June 18-23
Week 1
97th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week
The Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul. MN
June 25-29Week 2The Rev. Dr. Heather Murray Elkins, Frederick W. Hannon Professor of Worship, Preaching & Arts, Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, NJ - supported by the Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment
July 2-7Week 3Dr. Brian McLaren, Founder of Cedar Ridge Community Church, Washington, DC, noted in TIME as one of the “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America,” Marco Island, FL – supported by the Knobel Family Endowment
July 9-13Week 4Pastor Philip Gulley, Co-Pastor, Fairfields Friends (Quaker) Meeting, Prolific Author, PBS Talk Show Host & Emmy Award-Winner, Camby, IN – supported by the Hottenroth Family
July 16-20Week 5The Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen, Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Director, OMG Center for Theological Conversations, Sioux Falls, SD
July 23-27Week 6The Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA – supported by the Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment
July 30-Aug. 3Week 7The Rev. David Felten, Co-Founder of “Living the Questions” DVD Series, Pastor, The Fountains United Methodist Church, Fountain Hills, AZ
Aug. 6-10Week 8Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World
Bishop Ivan Abrahams, Methodist Church of South Africa, General Secretary, World Methodist Council, Johannesburg, South Africa – supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment
Aug. 13-17Week 9The Rev. Dr. Faith Fowler, Pastor, Cass Community United Methodist Church, Detroit, MI
Aug. 20-23Week 10The Rev. James Winkler, Ohio Valley District Superintendent, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Wintersville, OH
Aug. 27Week 11The Rev. Karen B. Graham, Pastor, New Concord United Methodist Church, New Concord, OH
Sept. 3Labor Day WeekendThe Rev. Barbara Sholis, Executive Assistant to Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Worthington, OH

Church Pass

A complimentary Church Pass may be obtained between 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 3 p.m. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.

Faith for Living Hour Pass

A complimentary Faith for Living Hour Pass may be obtained between 8:30-9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday; valid until 1:30 p.m. This pass includes admittance for guests and auto.

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