Staff bloggers: The Rev. Dr. Ned Dewire & Gretchen Colon

Shouting God Songs

Sitting on the dock, facing East, watching the rays of sun shine across the beautiful Lake Erie water. One is able to see a variety of ways God is present in each wave, each soaring seagall, each passing sailboat and each ray of sunshine that strikes the water.

One hymn in particular reminds us of the faithfulness of God through the beauty of nature. Ponder these words as you imagine a sunrise you have experienced on the dock or along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile: Read More


5th Street Gate

It’s been a beautiful week in Lakeside!

Lakeside’s programming is built upon the four pillars of Chautauqua: religion, education, arts and recreation.

The religion pillar is administered in Lakeside Chautauqua’s Religious Life Department, overseeing a number of programs and activities, including Sunday Worship Services, Chaplain’s Hour, Evening Prayer & Praise, Children’s ministries (Children’s Church, God Squad, Middle Grade Madness, Teen Connect and College Station), Interfaith Week and the Wednesday Night Family Picnic.

The Lakeside Religious Advisory Team supports the Programming Committee of the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors. This group of laity and clergy advise the Lakeside Chautauqua staff regarding the programs in the religion pillar, including future Chaplains of the Week. Read More

 25. Laugh & Play in Central Park – There is never a dull moment in Lakeside’s Central Park. Watch your children smile at Grindley Playground, spend an afternoon on miniature golf course, learn to play shuffleboard, compete in a sand volleyball match, dribble down the basketball courts, plan a picnic in the park or take a stroll along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. The possibilities are endless.

24. Become a Dock Potato & Enjoy the Sunshine – Whether you want to take a walk on Lakeside Chautauqua’s 700-foot dock or pick a spot to curl up and read a good book… becoming a Lakeside “Dock Potato” is a must for enjoying the sunshine on a warm summer day.

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Summer is right round the corner, and we have another incredible lineup of entertainment for you and your family at Lakeside Chautauqua. Check out a few of our favorite performances below. To view the entire list of entertainment, visit

To open the official Chautauqua season, Grammy-winning fiddler, Natalie MacMaster, will be joined onstage by her husband, Donnell Leahy, and their family on Saturday, June 21. This powerhouse family of Celtic music will perform toe-tapping jigs and Irish reels.

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