The 2022 Chautauqua Season is in full swing. And what a season it is! Starting off in the first week with blockbuster speakers including Fareed Zacharia from CNN and George Packer from The Atlantic, as well as wonderful concerts, Weeks 2 and 3 have also brought delight, inspiration, and a wealth of ideas to ponder. After the last two years of reduced programming, the 2022 Season is once again Chautauqua at its best! And then, of course, there is the Bell Tower and the lake and the incredible beauty of this place!

When you are not here with us on the grounds of Chautauqua, don’t forget that nearly all mainstage daytime programming for the nine-week season, including morning and afternoon lectures, as well as some evening concerts, are available online at CHQ Assembly. These programs may be viewed at your convenience for a nominal subscription fee from wherever you have an internet connection. Chautauqua Institution is committed to carrying the power and depth of its civil discourse and the richness of its programming further out into the world, making a significant contribution to the national and global conversation in today’s rapidly changing world.  

At the Disciples Houses, we celebrate that “our inn is full” for the remainder of the summer. However, there is always the chance of a cancellation. So if you are looking for a room at the last minute, feel free to call 716) 581-3212. You just might get lucky! 

Disciples Day on Sunday, July 31st – Join Us in Person or on Zoom!

Join us at Chautauqua or on Zoom on Sunday, July 31st for our Annual Disciples Day meeting. We come together once a year to celebrate our Disciples community, our houses, our history, and our ministry at Chautauqua, and to renew our connections with one another. 

We will meet in person at Graybiel House at 1:30 pm on Sunday, July 31st. Those who are present on the Chautauqua grounds are welcome to come early and bring your lunch. If you would like to join us on Zoom, the link and dial-in telephone numbers are below. 

Included in the business of the day will be a report on the upcoming Renew HQ project to make needed updates and repairs to our historic Headquarters House. Read more about this project and the Capital Campaign to raise the necessary funds below.

We look forward to seeing you on July 31st!

Chautauqua Disciples Day
Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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CADC Seeks New Administrator

At the end of 2023, Tom Brownfield will conclude his tenure as our CADC Administrator. Tom and Kathy have been a great gift to us throughout their years as administrator and host. The Board now seeks candidates to lead us into the future. Their hope is to select a candidate who can work part-time alongside Tom and Kathy during the 2023 season to "learn the ropes," and then step into the role of administrator on January 1, 2024. 

The CADC Administrator works with the Board of Trustees, committees, and volunteers to accomplish the CADC Mission. Responsibilities include oversight of reservations, building maintenance, finances/accounting, promotion, public relations, and participation in the Chautauqua Organization of Denominational Houses.

The administrator is expected to be in residence on the Chautauqua grounds for the 9-week summer season plus at least one week prior to and following the season. The administrator is also responsible for handling various administrative duties throughout the year, including oversight of the off-season use of the year-round Graybiel House. Remuneration will include salary and expenses.

For further information or to submit a resume, contact:
Jill Barrile, CADC Board President
6073 Dover Road
Lake View, NY 14085-9656

Renew HQ!
Capital Campaign to Rebuild the Back, Restore the Exterior, and Remodel the Kitchen

Now that our beautiful new Graybiel House building project is complete, it is time to turn our attention back to our historic Headquarters House. This stately guesthouse has served as a Chautauqua home for people of all faiths for well over 100 years. This summer we launch a $250,000 Capital Campaign Fund for needed improvements in the coming years. We have named the campaign Renew HQ: Rebuild the Back, Restore the Exterior, Remodel the Kitchen. The title of the fund sums up the scope of our vision!

Our task is to raise $250,000 in over-and-above giving during the next three years so that we can bring Headquarters House to the aesthetic and safety standards fitting for this grand building. The scope of the project will include:

  1. Replace and enhance the fire and safety features of the house, including pipes, fire doors, fire escape, and stair safety features.
  2. Rebuild and restore the exterior of the building, including replacing the kitchen windows, replacing the rear door, removing the steps on the side of the front porch, adding a new electronic signboard, installing pavers for a parking area alongside the house, and painting the exterior. 
  3. Remodel the kitchen, including preparing a new design that will make the space more efficient and beautiful, and rebuilding and restoring the kitchen floor. 

As building costs continue to skyrocket, plans and costs will continue to be investigated and evaluated as we go

This summer, we will begin talking with some of our generous supporters to ask for advance gifts to the campaign. We will continue with several Chautauqua Circles around the country to talk about our mission at Chautauqua and to share stories of our experiences in this place we hold dear. Of course, we welcome your gifts to the campaign at any time through our website or by sending a check to CADC, PO Box 1019, Chautauqua, NY 14722.

Your ongoing support sustains our ministry of hospitality—Thank you!

Each year, friends and guests of Chautauqua Disciples give generously to maintain our ministry of hospitality. Our income from room rental only covers a portion of the annual budget. Already this year, many of our guests have added a contribution to their room payment. Thank you! 

During the 2022 season, Ambassadors will remind us of the financial challenge of providing affordable housing for a stay at one of our two Disciples houses. Contributions will be received during Sunday worship, through blessing banks, at the Friday picnics, or handed directly to a host or the administrator. 

We are grateful that many friends who are unable to be present with us this summer continue contributing to maintain our mission. Checks may be made out to CADC and mailed to CADC, PO Box 1019, Chautauqua, NY 14722.

You may also make your donation online through our website

To arrange a gift of stock, please contact Richard Hull, Volunteer Fundraiser, for guidance on this process. 

In closing…

For many of us, Chautauqua has become an incredibly important part of our lives for rest, renewal, inspiration, and connection. We celebrate this beloved place and look forward to being here to host you for many years to come!