Forest Home Chapel
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

at the Chapel

Join us for worship this Sunday, December 2. The Rev. Dr. Robin Blair will give the message Love Blooms. 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 ~

Advent & Christmas at the Chapel

Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard Donations Dedication Today

A list of suggested donations is in the foyer. Cash in our Noisy Can goes toward buying steeply discounted cases of fresh foods, boxed and canned staples. Thanks for your steadfast generosity.

Hats, Mittens and Warm Pants for School Children

A favorite Chapel Christmas tradition is to donate new warm hats, gloves and mittens to three local schools that serve many low-income families. Pre-K children’s sizes of these items, especially waterproof mittens are especially welcome.

A special request from one school is for gently used snow pants in sizes 4 to 14 and children’s sized boots. A Mitten Tree and receiving baskets are in the foyer. Thank you!

Conversations for an Engaged Community

Thursday, December 13; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. “Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 Voices.” Sara Haefeli, Crystal Peebles & Timothy Johnson, faculty members of the School of Music at Ithaca College.

A roundtable discussion of Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning vocal piece, with musical examples from the Grammy award-winning album, Roomful of Teeth. A question and answer session follows the presentation.

Free and Open to the Public!

Annual Pledge

Thank you for bringing your annual pledge to the mission and ministry of Forest Home Chapel in the name of the Lord. We will accept all pledges through the end of the year. The faithful stewardship of your gifts is a great blessing to God and the mission and ministry of this, God’s church. Through God’s great love, we all continue to reach into your hearts and discover a place of hope to share the message of the gospel. We give thanks and praise to God!

PCM Goodie Bags

Rev. Taryn Mattice and the students of Cornell Protestant Cooperative Ministry wish to thank you for your thoughtfulness in sharing healthy snacks and a devotional message, to sustain them during theri last week of the semester, while they were studying for final exams. Thanks!

December 16, Advent 3

Scripture readings are Luke 3:7-18 and Philippians 4:4-7, on the Advent theme of Joy. There will be a post-worship Christmas talent show, “Sharing Our Gifts!” in the Fellowship Hall after worship.

December 23, Advent 4

Scripture readings are on the Advent theme of Peace. If you have a musical offering you would like to share during worship, please see Maria Rabbia, Choir Director.

Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve

5:30 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols.


An Advent Devotional

"Hark, the Glad Sound!"

Luther Seminary invites you to use their devotional for personal use this Advent season. Download the PDF here.


Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


9: Advent 2, Worship

13: Community Conversations: Sara Haefeli: "Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 Voices"

16: Advent 3, Worship

23: Advent 4, Worship

24: Christmas Eve Service


30: Worship. Lay Servant Carol Hockett leading