Denominations and Religious Organizations
In addition to Department of Religion programs, Denominational Houses and religious organizations at Chautauqua Institution offer religious services, lectures, and low-cost housing options during the nine-week summer assembly season.
The term “denomination” in CHQ usage is a very inclusive term meaning an institutional faith organization. The 15 denominations at CHQ include the Baha’i Faith, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal, Chabad-Lubavitch Community (Orthodox Jewish), Hebrew Congregation (Reform Jewish), Lutheran, Presbyterian, the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), United Church of Christ (UCC), United Methodist, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship(UU), and Unity.
Twelve of these denominations have Denominational Houses on the grounds: Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal, Chabad-Lubavitch Community (Orthodox Jewish), Lutheran, Presbyterian, the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), United Church of Christ (UCC), United Methodist, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship(UU).
The Everett Jewish Life Center is inclusive of all Branches of Judaism. All Denominational Houses are open to all.
Religious organizations (not denominations) at CHQ that offer religious services, programming and/or housing include the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons (IOKDS), Chautauqua Christian Fellowship (CCF), and the Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua (ECOC).
Please use the contact information below for more information about programming and accommodations.
35 Clark Avenue
PO Box 1155
[email protected] | 716.237.7135 (season)
|Jason and Lynn Mathews, Greenbriar Property Management, LLC||Off-Season Rental||716.753.7575|
|Tom and Kathy Brownfield||CADC Administrators||716.581.3212|
Chautauqua Christian Fellowship
|Francie Pickens Oliver||Chair||512.587.8120|
Christian Science House and Chapel
[email protected] | 716.357.2334 (Season)
[email protected] | 716.581.3659
|Aimee Doershuk||Manager (Weeks 1–5)||330.322.9676 or [email protected]|
|Kathy and Walter Singer||Managers (Weeks 6–9)||215.490.2595 or [email protected]|
|E. Carol Maxwell||Registrar||716.581.3659 or [email protected]|
|Rev. Wayne A. Gnatuk||Board President||859.294.7474|
|Bobbie/Joe Lewis||Hosts||716.357.2077 (Season)|
|Esther Northman||President||716.357.0002 (Season)|
|Rev. J. Paul Womack||Pastor||716.357.4045|
[email protected] | 716.357.4951
|Janet Laude||International President|
|Doug Kirsop & Rev. Denise Sager||Host||214.301.2233|
|Bill Schweinfurth||President||[email protected]|
|Sheena Mackenzie Gwin||Host||[email protected]|
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
28 Ames | Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sundays
|Kathy Slattery, registrar||716.984.4854|
|Dave Bower||Registrar||[email protected]|
|Roger Doebke||President||[email protected]|
|Linda and John Patterson||Season Hosts||716.357.8169 (Season)|
[email protected] | Mayflower House, Reformed Church House, Headquarters Building
|Peggy Snyder||Chaplain Administrator||716.357.5491 (Season)|
|Mike and Jan Yauch||Hosts||713.416.8058|
United Methodist Missionary Vacation Home
|Rev. Paul Womack & Rev. Natalie Hanson||Hosts||716.807.1728|
United Methodist Fenton Memorial Deaconess Home
|Rev. Barbara Williams||Minister||727.278.8851|