Lakeside Ohio

From entertaining concerts and shuffleboard tournaments to engaging lectures and children’s programs, Lakeside Chautauqua has a variety of opportunities for your family vacation this summer. Browse the monthly or daily calendars and search the event list to plan your visit to Lake Erie. The calendar changes frequently, so check back for updates to the programming schedule.

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Sunday Worship Services


Aug 6, 2017 (Sunday)

Pavilion East Deck, Lakeside United Methodist Church, Hoover Auditorium, Pavilion West Deck

Dockside Worship Service

8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck
with the Sacrament of Holy Communion
The Rev. Irwin Jennings

Lakeside United Methodist Church Service

9 a.m. Lakeside United Methodist Church
The Rev. Vernon Shepherd

Sunset Vespers by the Lake

8 p.m. Pavilion West Deck
John & Bonnie Wilkie

Hoover Community Worship Service

10:30 a.m. Hoover Auditorium
Bishop Ivan Abrahams
Supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment

Internationally-known for delivering the sermon at Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Johannesburg, South Africa, Bishop Ivan Abrahams has impacted many lives in South Africa with his Christian ministry work.

He will serve as Preacher of the Week from Aug. 6-10. His sermon for the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, Aug. 6, “Healing as a Means of Transformation,” is based on 2 Kings 5:1-18 and Luke 17:11-19. This week is supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment.

He began his tenure as General Secretary of the World Methodist Council in 2012, after a period of transition at the close of the World Methodist Conference in Durban, South Africa. He is the fourth person and the first South African to serve in this position.

Long before that, Bishop Abrahams served as a minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa since 1977, and has served on the World Methodist Council in various capacities since 1986. He holds the distinction of being the youngest Superintendent Minister and Bishop in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.

From 2003-2012, he served as Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, one of the largest Christian denominations in a region spanning six countries. During this time, he provided prophetic leadership, ushering in a new era of church collaboration with national and international, non-governmental organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS and poverty.

His crowning achievement in this position was the formation and successful completion of the multi-million rand (South African currency) legacy project, the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary.

Bishop Abrahams is a graduate of Rhodes University, The University of Cape Town, The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Pacific School of Religion. He is active in a variety of organizations, including the All Africa Conference of Churches and the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches.

During his week at Lakeside, he will preach at 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday during Faith for Living Hour/morning education lecture in Orchestra Hall. At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, he will lead Vespers by the Lake, held on the Pavilion East Deck.

Additional Religious Life programs can be viewed here or in the Lakesider newspaper.

For those who wish to attend the Hoover Community Worship Service, a complimentary Church Pass may be obtained between 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, valid until 3 p.m. A complimentary Faith for Living Hour Pass is available from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday; valid until 1:30 p.m. Both of these passes include admission for guests and auto, but not the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus.

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Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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