Marjorie SuchockiDr. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, a contemporary leader in process theology and the founding director of the Whitehead International Film Festival, will serve as Preacher of the Week from July 12-17. This week’s Preacher of the Week program is supported by The Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment.

Dr. Hewitt Suchocki serves as Professor Emerita for Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif. She is considered one of the leaders of process theology, which focuses on God as truly relational and present in every moment, constantly moving the world toward His intentions for creation.

She also held positions at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany, and brings diversity to the pulpit, as she has served on ecumenical juries at film festivals in Montreal, Berlin, Washington, D.C. and Miami.  

Dr. Hewitt Suchocki’s latest book, Through a Lens Darkly: Tracing Redemption in Film, explores how writers and directors like Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen and Terrence Malick define human problems and resolutions, mark the overlap with Christianity, and most importantly, ponder the contrasts. She hopes that by watching a variety of films, a better understanding of humanity’s interconnectedness will reinforce the necessity of peaceful relationships.

While at Lakeside, Dr. Hewitt Suchocki will weave her process theology and film expertise to create a unique sermon for the community. At the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, July 12, Dr. Hewitt Suchocki will capture Paul’s explanation of overflowing kindness in Ephesians 1. Her sermon is titled “The Inheritance.”

She will also preach at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday during Faith for Living Hour in Orchestra Hall. At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dr. Hewitt Suchocki will lead Vespers by the Lake, held at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.

For those who wish to attend worship, a complimentary Church Pass may be obtained 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, valid until 3 p.m. The pass includes admission for guests and auto.

In addition, a complimentary Faith for Living Hour Pass is available from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The pass includes admission for guests and auto.