The Disciples have a presence on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution. The Chautauqua Institution offers a summer program of arts, education, recreation and religion enjoyed by thousands from across the country and around the world. Mary Graybiel established the Disciples at Chautauqua in the late 1800s as a place for missionaries to come and renew their educational and spiritual lives. Disciple laity and clergy, with their families, have been making this pilgrimage for well over a hundred years.
The Disciples “houses” provide inexpensive housing, making it possible to express our special ecumenical and interfaith commitment, offer a safe place for civil and informed dialogue, have minds expanded and spirits lifted.
Our two guests houses welcome from 40 to 45 men, women and children each of the nine weeks of the Chautauqua season. Though most are Disciples other denominations, Jews, Buddhist and Muslims have used the houses where an open and affirming community is formed.
If you are interested in reservations for the coming 2013 season (June 22 through August 26), plans for the facilities or programs, contact David Lollis; [email protected] or phone 716-581-3212.