Forest Home Chapel
Friday, November 17, 2017
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

Welcome to Forest Home Chapel

A Reconciling Congregation

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 257-4329

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"



Last year's "Drive By Pie Sale" was such a success we are repeating the event and this time adding a few very select crafts. For more information about the sale and volunteering or participating in any way, please e-mail

All profit, our missional offering from this event, will go to Tompkins Learning Partners, a local not-for-profit, whose mission is “to help adults who live or work in Tompkins County meet their personal goals, free of charge, by improving their ability to read, write, and speak English, and to use math and computers.” 


Chapel Hurricane Relief

There are several opportunities to contribute to ongoing hurricane relief through United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

  • You may donate by check in the offering. Put FUND #481 in the memo line to donate to Harvey relief and FUND #482 in the memo line to donate to Irma relief.
  • You may directly support UMCOR's efforts to bring relief to those impacted by Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Visit
Thanks to your generous support, we collected four complete cleaning buckets, four complete hygiene kits, and 75 extra items.


Blessing of Students and Teachers Day, August 27

God is the source of all wisdom and knowledge. Let us ask God to bless those who seek to learn and their teachers. Fill us with your wisdom, Lord!

Join us to pray for students of every age and teachers, as they embark on this new school year. Full text of blessing here.

Dedication of School Supplies

Chapel members and friends have poured out their love for students, by most generously bringing requested school supplies for elementary school students in two high-need communities in Tompkins County.

We've collected baskets of high-quality pencils, markers, paper, paints, and materials for Pre-K teachers to make home visits. Come, donate and celebrate our children's excitement over new beginnings!


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Pastor Robin
with Grandson Kobrin

Let Us Welcome Our New Pastor!

The congregation of Forest Home Chapel is pleased to welcome incoming pastor Reverend Doctor Robin Blair. Her installation and reception was Sunday, July 9. Let all who can, come worship and welcome Pastor Robin.

Pastor Blair brings her deep energy and experience to worship and the life of the church. She is called especially to serve in family and children's ministry and spirituality, and in "creative programming that lights up the hearts of the faithful for Jesus, media and reaching folks through the mission field of the Internet."

Pastor Blair is the founder of Common Good Radio, a missional purpose ministry to offer a commercial- and violence-free space of spiritual support through media arts. She is also a singer, songwriter and performer.

Peace Garden Posies

Many regular members were on vacation, but those in town on Sunday, August 6, posed in the Chapel's Peace Garden. Come join us for worship, friendship, and the beauty to be found at Forest Home Chapel!

The United Methodist Church Commission on a Way Forward


Bishop Bruce R. Ough, at podium, delivers a statement from the Council of Bishops about the formation of the Commission on a Way Forward during the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Way Forward Gets Input on Church Future

In 2016, The Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church (the global church) commissioned a thirty-two person commission to " ... seek, in this kairos moment, a way forward for profound unity on human sexuality and other matters.

"This deep unity allows for a variety of expressions to co-exist in one church. Within the Church, we are called to work and pray for more Christ-like unity with each other rather than separation from one another. This is the prayer of Jesus in John 17:21-23."

For the latest news on the Commission, on the United Methodist website, please click here.


Forest Home Chapel

a reconciling congregation

We welcome all (and all means 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 welcoming community.


Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


27: Regular worship


3: Holy Communion

10: Regular worship

17: Regular worship

20: Church Council meeting, 7:00 p.m.

24: Regular worship


1: World Communion Sunday

8: Regular worship followed by Second Sunday Connect

15: Regular worship

18: Church Council meeting, 7:00 p.m.




5: Holy Communion. Charge Conference, Jacksonville Community Church, 2:15 p.m.


15: Church Council meeting, 7:00 p.m.

18: Pies & Crafts!, 10:00-3:00


23: Thanksgiving



3: Holy Communion



24: Christmas Eve

25: Christmas Day