Forest Home Chapel
Thursday, October 08, 2015
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

 Welcome to Forest Home Chapel

A Reconciling Congregation

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850
Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. 

Call to Worship for World Communion Sunday

From north and south, from east and west, we come:
God's people called to the Table where simple grace nourishes us.

From down the street to across town,
from single households to apartment dwellers:

God's people are called to community,
where we live and serve one another.

From every class, every race, every status;
from little ones with sippy cups to elders with overflowing hearts:

God's people are called to witness to God's hope,
to offer peace to a shattered world.



We Honor the Past with a History Book

We study the history of our local church because our roots tell us where we began. All that has gone before us has formed our stories, values, focus, effectiveness, privileges and limits. Our history helps us evaluate where we are today, and points toward a world of future possibilities.

Rebecca Dolch, Pastor

Open Minds, Open Hears, Open Doors co-authored by Chapel leaders Elizabeth Mount and Dr. William Tomek. Editor Joanne Hindman. Readers and contributors The Rev. Christy Croxall, The Rev. Rebecca Dolch, Chapel leader Sally Grubb, and Forest Home Community historian Bruce Brittain. Images contributed by many photographers, past and present.

The Chapel History book is now available for distribution! Dedication was September 20 during worship. Former members, supporters, clergy and neighbors will receive their copies by mail soon. If you would like to own a copy, please email Chapel Centennial History. 

We Support the Present with Centennial Celebrations

The Chapel's Centennial Kickoff Worship Service will be Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 worship. The Rev. Bob Hill will preach, with other invited guests participating. Enjoy posters featuring highlights of the Chapel’s history, and our past and current missions. The Sunday school children will unveil a “100 Acts of Kindness” participatory activity. The new Chapel History book will be available. A luncheon for all will follow the service.

We Reach for the Future with a Capital Campaign

As we approach our 100th Anniversary, we reach for the future with a Centennial Capital Campaign to enable the Chapel to continue transforming lives through community and faith for the next 100 years.

Forest Home Chapel


Provides a place for community, worship and friendship
to congregants from all over the world.


Serves as a church home for students
at Cornell, Ithaca College and other schools.

Ministers to families, couples and individuals who appreciate the acceptance and warmth of the Chapel family.


Supports local and global missions,
cts as a community center for the Forest Home Neighborhood, and offers meeting and gathering space for Chapel members,
local residents and area non-profits.



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Sunday School Resumes!

Bible Verse for September’s unit: “God’s Creation is Good.”

Genesis 1:31—God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good.

We are using a new curriculum, “Deep Blue — One Room Sunday School” version, previewing these new materials at a meeting soon. Jackie Nock is our Sunday School coordinator; Paula Winner and others assist.

To see an overview of Deep Blue's 2015-2016 curriculum, click here.

A teacher and helper signup sheet is available in the Sunday school. Please take a turn teaching our wonderful, inquisitive Chapel children. Thank you!


The Chapel In Mission

DONATE items for Mennonite Central Committee School Kits. MCC sends kits worldwide, to enable students to attend school with proper supplies. A collection basket is in the foyer, also lists of specific materials needed, and instructions for sewing bags. We’ll fill the bags with school supplies at an early fall coffee hour. Thank you!

DONATE non-perishable items to Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard. A list of needed food and toiletry items is on the foyer table. Collection baskets are in the foyer too, for contributions anytime. Please check expiration dates before donating. You may donate cash to the "noisy can" on second Sundays of the month. Thank you!

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


4: World Communion Sunday; Dish to Pass and "Connections" games after worship

8: Bible Study: Lectionary Readings, led by Pastor Dolch. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

15: Bible Study: Lectionary Readings, led by Pastor Dolch. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

22: Bible Study: Lectionary Readings, led by Pastor Dolch. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

29: Bible Study: Lectionary Readings, led by Pastor Dolch. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.


15: Chapel Centennial Kickoff Service!

19: Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.