Lakeside’s programming is built upon the four pillars of Chautauqua: religion, education, cultural 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 and Children’s Ministries.
In the biblical tradition, keeping Sabbath is essential to maintaining one’s relationship with God; therefore, Lakeside Chautauqua provides a scholarship for clergy of the East or West Ohio United Methodist Church Conferences to rest, renew and deepen the spiritual lives of clergy. The scholarship provides up to four overnight stays at the Fountain Inn or Hotel Lakeside, which cannot be used during June 1-25.
A clergyperson who has been a member of the East or West Ohio United Methodist Church Conference is eligible to apply for the scholarship. To apply, complete the Ohio United Methodist Clergy Renewal Scholarship Application. Scholarship deadline is October 1 and February 1. Applicants will be notified by October 31 and February 28.
Each year, at the Memorial Day Weekend Hoover Community Worship Service, Lakeside Chautauqua formally remembers those loved ones who have died throughout the year.
A Church Pass may be obtained, free-of-charge, between 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 3 p.m. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.
A Chaplain's Hour Pass may be obtained, free-of-charge, between 8:30-9:15 a.m. Monday-Friday; valid until 12 p.m. This pass includes admittance for guests and auto.