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 20, 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
The Rev. James Winkler

Working as a teacher at the Akron Metropolitan Opportunities Industrialization Center helped shape the Rev. James Winkler’s ministry over the years.

He will serve as Lakeside's Preacher of the Week from Aug. 20-23, beginning with his 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, Aug. 20 in Hoover Auditorium. His sermon, "Love Like That," is based on Matthew 13:44-46 and Ephesians 5:1-2.

He graduated in 1974 from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree and went on to receive his master’s degree from Western Illinois University in 1976. In 1983, he received his Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.

The Rev. Winkler received his first appointment while in seminary in Massachusetts. He first served as a pastor at Wakefield/Lynnfield United Methodist Church (UMC) and then at Old South UMC.

His first appointment in the East Ohio Conference was the Deerfield/Pricetown two-point charge in Maineville, Ohio where he served for five years. When each church grew strong enough to be individual charges, he was appointed to Brecksville UMC. He then went on to serve 11 years at Ontario UMC and five years at Wadsworth UMC before being appointed to the cabinet in 2011.

Before becoming the Ohio Valley Superintendent, the Rev. Winkler served as Conference Secretary for seven years and was an East Ohio Conference delegate to both General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 2008 and 2012.

The Rev. Winkler is the father of two daughters and a son and a grandparent of one. He enjoys demonstrating that a robust family life and full-time ministry are possible by telling the story of his daughter, Joslyn, being born in Port Clinton, Ohio within three hours of his ordination. When others would ask him, “Will you be present for the birth of your child or will you attend your ordination?” his answer turned out to be a resounding, “both.”

During his week at Lakeside, the Rev. Winkler will preach at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday during Faith for Living Hour in Orchestra Hall. At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 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 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. 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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