Welcome to Forest Home Chapel
224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m.
Our "Peace Garden"
Summer at the Chapel
Sunday Worship, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Forest Home Chapel worship stays focused and inspired during the summer months, but come dressed casually. Pastor Rebecca Dolch continues our exploration of the New Testament Book of Acts, with its messages for today. And although our choir is in summer recess, we're sometimes treated to very special instrumental or vocal music. Flowers from home gardens often grace the altar. Open windows admit breezes and bird song, contributing to a relaxed and friendly worship time together.
Bible Study Sunday Mornings at 9:00
We continue Bible study with the Book of Acts DVD series by Dr. Mickey Eifirt, Professor of Biblical Studies at Duke University Divinity School. With great knowledge and charm, Dr. Eifirt leads us deftly through stories of the apostles’ travels and proclamation of the Good News, to the formation of the early Christian church. Contact Rebecca Dolch at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure of session dates.
Child Care During Worship
Families are a very important part of the Chapel, so join us with your children! Young ones can experience the first Gathering portion of our service, and a brief Time With Young Christians. After that, children may go downstairs to for paid Child Care, with parents or other congregation adults assisting. Activities will include crafts, Bible story videos, wildflower garden walks, games, etc.
In the Garden
Pause and reflect in our lovely Peace Garden; sit and read or talk to friends on our new stone bench in the shade. Download a map of the Peace Garden plantings here.
June 16 Father’s Day Worship Service: This year, on Father’s Day, you are invited to tell stories about how your Dads and Grandfathers have inspired and formed your lives.
Church Picnic: June 16, after church until 2. Dish to pass, games for children, fellowship and fun in a beautiful garden setting. For more information, contact Elizabeth Mount at email@example.com.
Africa University News
UNY Annual Conference Scholarship Recipients
Forest Home Chapel, along with several hundred Methodist Churches, form the Upper New York UMC Annual Conference. A three-year conference goal is to raise $1 million to endow eight scholarships in perpetuity, for native African students to attend Africa University, a Methodist-related institution of higher learning in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Congregations so far have raised enough to endow three scholarships. The 2012–2013 scholarship recipients' names are Mukalay Loris Banza and Kavual Mutumb Manix (who shared one of the scholarships), Lupitshi Kalala Giscard, and Amaro Domingos Miguel Quituxi. Read more about these students here.
2013 Africa University Graduation
from the Africa University Development Office
"Celebrating the Fruits of Grace
Students and their families gathered on the campus for Africa University’s 19th commencement exercise, which took place on June 8, in Mutare, Zimbabwe. More than 450 graduates from 15 African nations made up the graduating class of 2013. This class boasted high levels of academic excellence and the first fruits of the university’s outreach to working professionals with a thirst for continuing education." Read more about the graduates and their accomplishments here.
We welcome all who seek a church community whose worship and service affirm the spirit of Christ. We encourage your participation in mission projects, theological discussions, spiritual growth, choir, and social fellowship. We value the development of personal friendships in a caring and giving community. Read more about it here.
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors