Bishop Ivan M. Abrahams

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 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 2023 for our 150th Anniversary:

Rev. Magrey deVega

Memorial Day Weekend – May 28 – Rev. Dr. Brian McLaren, Author and Pastor, Cedar Ridge Community Church, Spencerville, Maryland – Supported by Steve & Jane Anderson

June 4 – 8 – Rev. Zac Hess, Training Pastor, Grace Polaris Church, Columbus

June 11 – 15 – Bishop Ivan M. Abrahams, General Secretary, World Methodist Council

June 18 – 23 – Lutheran Chautauqua – Rev. Dr. Michael Adam Beck, Director, Fresh Expressions House of Studies, United Theological Seminary, and Co-Pastor, Wildwood United Methodist Church, Wildwood, Florida

June 25 – 29 – Rev. Katherine Willis Pershey, Associate Minister, First Congregational Church, Western Springs, Illinois

Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel

July 2 – 6 –  Rev. Magrey deVega, Senior Pastor, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida

July 9 – 13 – Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, Senior Pastor, Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.  – Supported by the Ruth C. Shannon Endowment

July 16 – 20 – Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., Founder of Homebody Industries, Los Angeles, CaliforniaSupported by Jim & Susan Hackbarth

July 23 – 27 – Sesquicentennial Camp Meeting – Rev. Michael Slaughter, Pastor Emeritus, Ginghamsburg Church, Dayton

July 30 – August 3 – Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel, Senior Pastor, First Congregational Church, Dubuque, Iowa

Dr. Valerie Bridgeman

August 6 – 10 – Rev. Dr. David M. Wilson, Conference Superintendent, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

August 13 – 17 – Rev. Ernie Matijasic, Former Pastor, Grace Episcopal Church, Sandusky

August 20 – 24 – Rev. Dr. James Harnish, Pastor & Author, The United Methodist Church, Longwood, Florida

August 27 – Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, Dean & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Columbus

September 3 – To Be Announced