July is National Ice Cream Month! And Lakeside Chautauqua is the perfect place to get your fill of ice cream this summer. Lakeside offers guests over 65 flavors of ice cream and 18 flavors of gelato.


What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Where do you go in Lakeside to get your ice cream fix? Share with us in the comments below!

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern

Beginning in early March and April, the Fountain Inn received several notable renovations and improvements.

One of the first groups to experience the upgrades was the Church Planting Assessment Center (CPAC), introduced by Lakesiders Tom and Debbie Jones.

The 45-person group filled 22 hotel rooms and stayed at Lakeside Chautauqua in early April.

Debbie said her group “rested well” on the new mattresses, linens and bedding that were replaced in all Fountain Inn rooms. Decorative pillows and down comforters were new additions as well. Read More

This year, our Finance Department experienced exciting changes during the off-season. Lakeside Chautauqua hired a new Chief Financial Officer, Dan Dudley, who joined the team in late May and promoted long-time Lakeside employee, Sylvia Chappell, to Vice President of Accounting.

We also hired a new employee under Human Resources. John Mann joined Lakeside in April as the new Human Resources Administrator.

Meet our Finance/Human Resources Staff:

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Guest Blogger: the Rev. Gary Olin

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.” NRSV

“In Christ there is no east or west, in him no south or north; but one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.”

This hymn by John Oxenham is affirmed time and again at Lakeside Chautauqua though the wonderful opportunities to connect with people of faith who have a global vision and experience.

While at the Farmer’s Market earlier this season, Sally and I were wearing our T-shirts from the United Methodist mission in Liberia, Africa, when were we stopped by a couple on the street. Read More

Happy Fourth of July, Lakeside!  We hope you have a great day celebrating and a happy holiday weekend.

Fourth of July

Celebrate the Fourth of July on The Front Porch. How are you celebrating the Fourth of July in Lakeside? What are you looking forward to today? Tell us in the comments below.