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Duke Chapel Summer Worship Services Feature Local Preachers

Community Voices series aims to strengthen ties among chapel congregation, local churches

Duke Chapel Sunday morning worship services will feature sermons by local ministers this summer. The Community Voices preaching series aims to strengthen ties among the chapel congregation and local churches. The services, held at 11 a.m. in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University's East Campus, are open to the public. Parking instructions and driving directions for Baldwin Auditorium are available here: “Frequently we talk about outreach into the community but the Community Voices series is an embodiment of ‘in-reach’ toward the chapel community and is meant to be a reflection of Christian ecumenism and fellowship,” said Chapel Dean Luke Powery. “It is as much about what these community leaders will preach as how we will listen and respond as a congregation.” The summer schedule for guest preachers is:-- June 7: The Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author, associate minister at Saint John’s Missionary Baptist in Durham and director of the School for Conversion;-- June 21: The Rev. Jennifer Copeland, outgoing director of Duke Wesley Fellowship and incoming executive director of the North Carolina Council of Churches;-- June 28: The Rev. Susan Dunlap, chaplain at Urban Ministries of Durham and an adjunct assistant professor at Duke Divinity School;-- July 5: The Rev. Herbert Reynolds Davis, senior pastor at Nehemiah Christian Center Church of God in Christ in Durham and a member of the clergy caucus of Durham Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods; -- Aug. 9: The Rev. Spencer Bradford, pastor at Durham Mennonite Church and executive director of Durham Congregations in Action.Also preaching this summer will be Powery (May 31, July 12 and Aug. 2); the Rev. Carol Gregg, pastor to the Congregation at Duke Chapel (July 19); Christy Lohr Sapp, associate dean for Religious Life at the chapel (July 26); and Bruce Puckett, director of Community Ministry at the chapel (Aug. 16).The Rev. Meghan Benson will preach her final sermon as the chapel’s director of worship on June 14. A reception for Benson will follow the service. She begins her new role as chaplain at Duke Divinity School in July.A complete list of services is available on the chapel website.