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Community Worship: Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Lakeside welcomes Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana, writer, pastor, speaker and ministry coach in Herndon, Virginia, as Preacher of the Week July 14-18. This week’s preacher is supported by the Ruth C. Shannon Endowment.

Dana will lead the 10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Community Worship Service on Sunday, July 14 in Hoover Auditorium.

Michael Shirtz and guest artists will provide musical leadership during the service, while the liturgy will be led by Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Senior Director of Religious Life & Pastoral Care. Worship music for the 2024 summer season is supported by James E. Beardsley and Doris F. Beardsley.

Following the opening prayer, children (ages 5-11) will proceed to Bradley Temple for Children’s Church with Chip Richter. There will be a message by Richter, songs, crafts, lemonade and cookies to share. Preschoolers are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Dana is the author of three books, Hope: A User’s Manual; God, Improv, and the Art of Living; and Sabbath in the Suburbs. She also writes a weekly newsletter for thousands of subscribers called The Blue Room. 

Her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, TIME.com, Religion Dispatches, Journal for Preachers, the Christian Century and Presbyterians Today.

Dana was featured on PBS’s “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly” for her work on Sabbath and was recognized by the Presbyterian Writers Guild with the 2015-2016 David Steele Distinguished Writer Award.

Dana is a sought-after speaker, preacher, conference leader and writer around issues of leadership, faith formation and congregational transformation. She served as co-chair for two years of NEXT Church, a movement within the Presbyterian Church (USA) that seeks to call forth vital ministry for our changing cultural context.

She currently serves as Associate Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon, Virginia. She is a graduate of Rice University in Houston and received her Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

She is a mother of three, an imperfect knitter and an occasional ultramarathoner.

Guests are welcome to attend Community Worship free of charge by requesting a complimentary Church Pass between 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 1 p.m. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto. This pass must be presented to the gate attendant upon departure. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee. This pass does not include access to the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool. Complimentary passes are available for all worship services and Faith for Living Hour.


Jul 14, 2024


10:30 am


Religious Life


Hoover Auditorium
Hoover Auditorium
115 West 3rd Street, Lakeside, Lakeside Marblehead, OH, USA

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