Forest Home Chapel
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

at the Chapel

Join us for worship this Sunday, December 23. The Rev. Dr. Robin Blair will give the message Presence of Peace. You can download the bulletin for Sunday worship here.


The Rev. Dr. Robin Blair
Cell: (315) 729-4485
Email: revrobinblair


A Reconciling Congregation

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850  +  (607) 257-4329
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.


Embracing God’s will for our community through education, compassion, and justice.
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.”

~ Micah 6:8 ~

Sunday, January 27, Human Relations Sunday

Human Relations Day is a special Sunday for giving to the effort in our denomination that speaks to support for marginalized persons.

Human Relations Day is one of six United Methodist church-wide Special Sundays with offerings. Human Relations Day calls United Methodists to recognize the right of all God’s children in realizing their potential as human beings in relationship with one another. 

Sunday, January 27, United Methodist Social Principles

January 27, after connecting in fellowship, please join Pastor Robin for a dialogue about The United Methodist Social Principles.

Copies of the booklet are available to use during the discussion, or to purchase for $3.60 apiece. Bring your questions about our Social Principals, and let’s get into a faithful discussion.


"Bearing the Cross: Stations, Reflections and Prayers"

Fourteen iconic photos from the life of Dr. King are hung about the sanctuary, and a devotional booklet with context, quote and prayer for each station.

The exhibit will be on view through Easter (April 21). The sanctuary is open to all Sunday mornings for worship at 10:30, and is open and empty from 11:30–12:30, a good time for quiet viewing of the installation. If you would like to schedule a private viewing, please use the Contact Us page on this website. To download the booklet, please click Here.

Chapel congregation members collaborated to produce this moving exhibit. The original installation of photographs and booklet has traveled to at least a dozen churches and sites in Tompkins County. It is still out there, traveling, to witness to God's love and justice exemplified in King's ministry.

Winter / Spring 2019

Forest Home Chapel continues a series of community lectures addressing broad topics of social justice, the environment, politics, and the arts. Talks about 50 minutes, followed by questions and discussion.

Cosponsored by Cornell Protestant Cooperative Ministry

For questions about the event, including handicap access, contact
Wendy Millroy at

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.

SPEAKER – Chris Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and an International Professor of Agriculture at the Dyson School at Cornell. TOPIC – “Meeting the Global Food Security: Challenges of the 21st Century.”

Exploring the progress the world has made—and will need to make in coming decades—to ensure adequate availability, access, utilization and stability of food.

Saturday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.

SPEAKERS – Dawn Pierce, mezzo soprano and assistant professor of voice at Ithaca College; Haley Evanoski (soprano) and Erin O’Rourke (soprano), Opera Ithaca Community Ambassadors. TOPIC – “Operatic Women and Modern Women: Empowerment Through Victimization.”

Opera is a reflection of both the best and the worst of our society, especially for women. Join us in a performance and discussion of the roles women play in opera and how they reflect both their victimization and empowerment.

Thursday, April 18 7:00 p.m:

SPEAKER - Don Barber, an Ithaca native, who is always striving to lessen his carbon footprint. Don served for 22 years as Town of Caroline Supervisor, and is a farmer, homebuilder, and grassroots political organizer. TOPIC – “Mother is Not Herself.”

Coping with Mother Earth’s predictable and harsh response to man’s altering of our atmosphere.

Safe Sanctuary Training

We will be offering Safe Sanctuary Training for all persons who volunteer with Sunday School, visit the home bound, or, would like to know more about how the United Methodist Church keeps the vulnerable safe in our spaces. Training will be led by Sara Haefeli, date TBD in the near future.


Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


27: Human Relations Sunday


3: Communion
24: Lay Leader Sara Haefeli leading worship and preaching


3: Communion
14: Conversations, 7:00 p.m.
21: Administrative Council, 6:30 p.m.
30: Conversations, 7:00 p.m.


18: Conversations, 7:00 p.m.
28: D.S. Rev. Jeff McDowell preaching


5: Communion
23: Administrative Council, 6:30 p.m.