Lakeside Chautauqua 
December 2015
Lakesiders Set Record as Generous Hearts Emerge for #GivingTuesday  
The outpouring of generosity from the Lakeside community this past Tuesday was remarkable. We are still tallying the results, but have already surpassed last year's #GivingTuesday gifts. You will be hearing more details about our community's record achievement in the coming days, so stay tuned.
This summer, many Lakesiders provided feedback to help plan for this community's future. You graciously participated in interviews, focus groups, community forums and surveys. In addition, many of you provided feedback, suggestions and ideas through social media and The Front Porch blog.
Through these touchpoints, Lakesiders identified critical needs and opportunities in support of Lakeside's strategic goals. Many voiced the importance of enhancing teen programming to keep this critical age group engaged in the Chautauqua experience.
For #GivingTuesday, the community stepped up in a major way to further enhance teen programming. As well, Lakesiders continued to demonstrate their support for Lakeside's endowment, Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile and shoreline restoration projects, the Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park and Religious Life programs, among many other areas.

Dr. Christine Pohl, a featured 2016 Preacher of the Week, shares in her book, entitled Living into Community that we should break from our regular routines and activity of everyday life and make space for gratitude. During those moments we are often surprised by the renewal and strength we experience.

For that reason, we pause today to give thanks for the gifts and blessings Lakeside receives. It is with tremendous gratitude that we acknowledge and celebrate your support, love and passion for this special community!


Kevin Sibbring
Lakeside Chautauqua
President and CEO 

A Community Dialogue

Dr. Christine D. Pohl, Associate Provost and Professor of Christian
Ethics & Church in Society at Asbury Theological Seminary, has conducted extensive research about the core practices needed for a vibrant community. She has also authored, Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us.


During her visit to Lakeside as Preacher of the Week next summer, Lakeside will be using Dr. Pohl's research to begin a dialogue about community and the core practices.

"Researchers have recently rediscovered that humans need to 'belong' and describe various versions of our longing for community - a place where one is known, or at least a group where everybody knows your name. Many of us are looking for community," writes Pohl.     

Mark your calendar: 

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Luncheon Conversation

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Luncheon Conversation

Sunday, Aug. 14-
Friday, Aug. 19

Preacher of the Week:

Dr. Christine D. Pohl

Monday, Aug. 15: 

Monday Hoover Night Discussion