Guest Preacher: U.S. Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black

Barry BlackU.S. Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black will lead the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, May 24 in Hoover Auditorium. The service will be accompanied by the Terra Choral Society. Dr. Black’s sermon, titled “Do What You Can,” is based on Mark 14:1-9. Children’s Church will be offered during the service.

The names of those buried in The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, and those who have died during 2014-2015, will be read aloud during this service.

In addition to the Hoover Community Worship Service, Lakeside Chautauqua will host a Dockside Worship Service, led by the Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings, at 8:30 a.m. at the East Pavilion Deck. The Lakeside United Methodist Church will also host a service, led by the Rev. Vernon Shepherd, at 9 a.m.

A Dessert Reception with the U.S. Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry C. Black will take place from 12:45-1:45 p.m. on the East Pavilion Deck with light refreshments.

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 admittance for guests and auto.

Dr. Black is currently the 62nd Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Prior to chaplaincy on Capitol Hill, he served in the U.S. Navy for more than 27 years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains.

He is a native of Baltimore, Md., and an alumnus of Oakwood College, Andrews University, North Carolina Central University, Palmer Theological Seminary, Salve Regina University and Alliant International University. In addition to earning his Master of Arts degrees in divinity, counseling and management, he received a Doctorate degree in ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in psychology.

In 2006, Dr. Black authored his autobiography, From the Hood to the Hill, and in 2011 he published The Blessing of Adversity.

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