Religion, in Christian tradition, is both personal and social holiness. There are many expressions of religion, and one’s faith journey is not the same as another’s faith journey.

Each summer, Lakeside invites preachers from around the world to bring their message to our Sunday Hoover Community Worship Services at 10:30 a.m., while the Chautauqua Choir sings.

Every preacher represents a different understanding of faith. We encourage them to share stories of their own faith journeys and lead our Faith for Living Hour at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday in Orchestra Hall.

We’re excited to welcome the following preachers to bring their different perspectives of faith to Lakeside in 2017:

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, Ohio; The Rev. David A.E. Whitt, Pastor, Celebration United Methodist Church, Euclid, Ohio (10 a.m. worship)

Week 1, June 18-23: 97th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week, The Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis, Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

Week 2, June 25-29: The Rev. Dr. Heather Murray Elkins, Frederick W. Hannon Professor of Worship, Preaching & Arts, Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J. – supported by the Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment

Week 3, July 2-7: Dr. Brian McLaren, Founder of Cedar Ridge Community Church, Washington, D.C., noted in TIME as one of the “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America,” Marco Island, Fla. – supported by the Knobel Family Endowment

Week 4, July 9-13: Pastor Philip Gulley, Co-Pastor, Fairfields Friends (Quaker) Meeting, Prolific Author, PBS Talk Show Host & Emmy Award-Winner, Camby, Ind. – supported by the Hottenroth Family

Week 5, July 16-20: The Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen, Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Director, OMG Center for Theological Conversation, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Week 6, July 23-27: 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

Week 7, July 30-Aug. 3: The Rev. David Felten, Co-Founder of “Living the Questions” DVD Series, Pastor, The Fountains United Methodist Church, Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Week 8, Aug. 6-10: 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

Week 9, Aug. 13-17: The Rev. Dr. Faith Fowler, Pastor, Cass Community United Methodist Church, Detroit, Mich.

Week 10, Aug. 20-23: The Rev. James Winkler, Ohio Valley District Superintendent, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Wintersville, Ohio

Week 10,  Aug. 20-23: Fellowship of Local Pastors & Associate Members Retreat of The United Methodist Church

Week 11, Aug. 27: The Rev. Karen B. Graham, Pastor, New Concord United Methodist Church, New Concord, Ohio

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