Our Mission Statement:

The offering of extravagant hospitality to all who enter the doors, sit on the porches, and/or linger by the gardens of our Society houses...

The creation of a community atmosphere of inclusion of all...

The support for and creation of opportunities for intellectual and spiritual growth within our houses...

The offering of affordable housing in a family environment...and...

The extension of an invitation to all people to share in the Chautauqua experience, no matter who they are or where they are on their faith or spiritual journey.

In 1875, one year after the Chautauqua Institution was organized, the Chautauqua Congregational Association was gathered.  In 1922, the Chautauqua Reformed Church Society was founded.  

Following the formation of the United Church of Christ in 1957, these two organizations came together to form the Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society, in order to continue our mission of inclusive hospitality while bearing witness to the concern of the United Church of Christ for ecumenism and for racial and economic justice. 

Our Staff and our Board Members come from various parts of the US and Canada and are dedicated to the mission of the Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society.  

Please remember: Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome at the United Church of Christ.  We encourage you to learn more about us.  On your next visit to Chautauqua, stop by to enjoy our front porch hospitality.  Until then, we encourage you to read more about our programs and membership. 

The Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society is a private, nonprofit corporation supported solely by membership fees, contributions, and offerings from members and friends.  We are grounded in but not officially connected to our denomination.