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.
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.
|May 28||Memorial Day Weekend||The 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 25-29||Week 2||The Rev. Dr. Heather Murray Elkins, Frederick W. Hannon Professor of Worship, Preaching & Arts, Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, NJ|
|July 2-7||Week 3||Dr. 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 9-13||Week 4||Dr. 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 16-20||Week 5||The Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen, Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Director, OMG Center for Theological Conversations, Sioux Falls, SD|
|July 23-27||Week 6||The 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. 3||Week 7||The Rev. David Felten, Co-Founder of “Living the Questions” DVD Series, Pastor, The Fountains United Methodist Church, Fountain Hills, AZ|
|Aug. 6-10||Week 8||Seeking 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. 13-17||Week 9||The Rev. Dr. Faith Fowler, Pastor, Cass Community United Methodist Church, Detroit, MI|
|Aug. 20-23||Week 10||The Rev. James Winkler, Ohio Valley District Superintendent, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Wintersville, OH|
|Aug. 27||Week 11||The Rev. Karen B. Graham, Pastor, New Concord United Methodist Church, New Concord, OH|
|Sept. 3||Labor Day Weekend||The Rev. Barbara Sholis, Executive Assistant to Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Worthington, OH|
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.
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.