Welcome from Lakeside Chautauqua

Dear West Ohio Conference Friends,

Welcome back to Lakeside Chautauqua in 2013! We have changed our name so we are now Lakeside Chautauqua, not just Lakeside; A Chautauqua on Lake Erie. We value the Chautauqua experience.

As we embark on our 140th Season, We celebrate our historic connection with The United Methodist Church and the rich history of worship and renewal taking place on these grounds since our inception. Lakeside Chautauqua has always embraced the four pillars of the Chautauqua movement; worship, education, cultural arts and recreation; In other words: spirit, intellect, culture and body. To read more about the upcoming season click here.

We want you to come back after annual conference during the Chautauqua season. We have three special offers to all members (lay and clergy) of the Annual Conference:

  1. We offer a 24 hour car/gate pass, for two persons, (valid until 7 pm, the second day), for any lay or clergy mernber to come back and participate in Chautauqua Program. In order to reserve these passes, please contact Mary Ann Hirsch, Executive Assistant, at mahirsch [at]  to give her your dates.
  2. We offer a Sunday morning gate/auto pass (valid until 3 pm) for anyone to attend the Sunday worship experiences. This includes a Service of Holy Communion at 8:30 at Dockside Pavilion, 9 am worship at Lakeside United Meth0dist Church, and 10:30 am Morning Worship, with Chautauqua Choir, in Hoover with a Chaplain/preacher. Ask for passes at the gate.
  3. We offer a 15% lodging discount on select hotel rooms, to all Ohio United Methodist clergy from Sunday night through Thursday night each week at both Hotel Lakeside and Fountain lnn during our Chautauqua season. ln order to receive this discount, please contact Steve Koenig, Director of Hospitality, at skoenig [at] and make your reservations.

While you are here for Annual Conference, we invite you to visit the new Memorial Garden and walking trails at Chautauqua park (south east corner of Lakeside) and the new children's Splash Park behind the pavilion on the lakefront. There are many other exciting developments in our strategic plan.

Yours in the Spirit of Lakeside Renewal, 
Kevin Sibbring, President and CEO & Ned Dewire, Director Religious Life


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