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Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator

When you visit Lakeside, one of the benefits of the Chautauqua experience are the many ways to embrace your faith. Lakeside is a wonderful place to reflect and grow spiritually.

During its 10-week summer season, Lakeside Chautauqua offers ample opportunities to participate in programs within the religion pillar, one of the four pillars of the Chautauqua experience.

Attend a Sunday morning worship service at no charge with a Church Pass. Church Passes are available from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 3 p.m. Attend a morning worship service, stay for lunch and enjoy the activities on the grounds. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.

Administered through Lakeside Chautauqua’s Religious Life Department, there are several ways for adults, families, youth and young adults to get involved. Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua welcomed 14 Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) interns to the grounds in early May. Since then, they have been hard at work experiencing Lakeside, taking on challenges and advancing new projects within their work environments.

We would like to introduce this summer’s Marketing/Digital Communications Intern and Journalism/Newspaper Editor Interns to the Lakeside community.

Meet the LLA Marketing interns:

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Guest Blogger: Rev. Rebecca Innerst


At the Passover meal, Jewish families around the world pour an extra drink or set an extra place at the table for the prophet Elijah, in hopes he will return and usher in a new messianic age.

In early Christianity, a similar tradition emerged when a “Christ plate” was set on the table to welcome any stranger as the presence of Christ himself.

Jesus is preparing to send the disciples out on an incredible mission.  They are to teach, to heal, and to welcome everyone.  They, in essence, are to set out the “Christ plate” wherever they travel.  And Jesus encourages them with words of hospitality, welcome and reward.

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Help support enhancements to Chautauqua Park with a special gift to the Lakeside Fund.

Chautauqua Park, with its nature/walking trail extension and memorial garden, further allows Lakesiders to renew and reconnect with nature.

This sacred space is where Lakesiders come to reflect, loved ones are remembered, special occasions are celebrated and the beauty of nature is embraced.

To add to the serenity of Chautauqua Park, a Trinity Garden will be planted, a beautiful sculpture, called Inturning, has been placed, and a fountain feature will be added in the southeast corner of the 10 acres of land. Read More

Lakeside hosted its first two Farmers’ Markets of the summer season this week! We hope to see you stop by the next one.

Farmers Market Collage