Forest Home Chapel
Sunday, August 02, 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.


Wonder Bread, by Sister Corita Kent. White text on red reads "It's bad when you don't know what to do when you've got five children standing around crying for something to eat and you don't know where to get it and you don't know which way to start to get it. I just get nervous or something. Kentucky miner's wife." Blue text reads "There are so many hungry people that God cannot appear to them except in the the form of bread. Gandhi."

Call to Worship for Sunday, August 2

O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands,

from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to an inhabited town; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; he led them by a straight way, until they reached an inhabited town.

Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,
for his wonderful works to humankind.
For he satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things.

Psalm 107:1-9

Summer Sundays at the Chapel

Drop in for worship during Summer Sundays at the Chapel. There's always great preaching and worship together. We'd be so happy for you to join us!

The choir is taking its well-deserved summer break, but there's often special music. After Time with Young Christians, there's childcare and crafts for youngsters downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Coffee Hour is a simple affair, with cookies and fruit. Don't forget to stop and admire the beautiful perennial Peace Garden. See you soon, at the Chapel.

THE NEXT DEDICATION of our Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard donations will be Sunday, August 9. A list of needed non-perishable food items (please check expiration dates before donating) and toiletries is on the foyer table. Collection baskets are in the foyer too. If you’re interested in helping staff the Cupboard on one of our monthly second Tuesday afternoons, please contact Debbie Novelli, or 539-6628.

Forest Home Chapel will be 100 years old in November, 2015. We'll celebrate with history, worship, acts, song, gatherings, displays and more! But for now, watch this space each week, for a Chapel Centennial Moment.

A Letter from a Devoted Member of the Congregation

May 24 History Moment, by Elizabeth Mount, Chapel Historian 

“I leave with a considerable amount of sadness. The chances of finding another congregation like Forest Home seem very unlikely. While you don’t wear your faith on your forehead like a phylactery, you demonstrate a very deep Christian commitment to service to others and assistance to the disadvantaged.

I have learned a tremendous amount about what it means to be a Christian since I have been coming to Forest Home. It is not about bodies in the pews. It is not about proselytizing to the “unchurched."

It is about care and concern and support and service to those less fortunate than ourselves. It is about being welcoming to all who come through our doors, no matter what their tradition is. When I moved to Ithaca six years ago, Forest Home Chapel was the first church I attended. I was welcomed with open arms. After that first Sunday, there was no need to look any further. I had found a spiritual home.”

Mark Newbold, after changing jobs
and moving away in 2011

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


4: Basement noise assessment. Come make noise! 11:00 a.m.


13: All Church Picnic, Meyer's Point, Lansing, noon-5:00

17: Church Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m.



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