Forest Home Chapel
Friday, October 28, 2016
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

Welcome to Forest Home Chapel

A Reconciling Congregation

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850

1915 ~ Celebrating our Centennial Year ~ 2015

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

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The Birthday of the Church

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love the way you love,
and do what you would do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until my will is one with yours,
to do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with you the perfect life
for all eternity.

Words by Edwin Hatch 1835-1889;
Tune by Robert Jackson 1842-1914

The text is a prayer for renewal by God's Spirit, a renewal that is to be expressed in a life of love, in purity of heart and will, and in an intimacy with God that heralds the perfection of eternal life. In both Hebrew and Greek the Word for "spirit" is the same as "wind/air/breath"; thus in this text the Spirit of God is referred to as "Breath of God."



33 Days!

from first shovel to first flush

May 16, 2016

Left to right: Leland, Anderson and Skyler lead Bill Tomek and Sue Cotton in digging the first shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony; CAD rendition of new addition; Sally Grubb and completed restroom!

Our new ADA-accessible, first floor restroom is complete and functional! Zeiset's Construction, Roloson Electric, Mark Sawyer (Project Planner) and Chad Novelli (Project Supervisor) performed outstanding, quality work, from excavation to final coat of paint in just 33 days.

Basement Renovation Progress

Twenty volunteers organized, culled, packed and toted Sunday school, kitchen and miscellaneous furnishings from the Chapel basement. Zolar moved the piano professionally, to Finger Lakes ReUse. Chad and volunteers took out the kitchen cabinets, which Finger Lakes ReUse picked up.

The basement is now empty, and off limits for May 16-21, while professionals perform asbestos mitigation on the old floor, and pour a new one.


Some of the volunteers who packed up and moved all the basement furnishings to the storage pod during remodeling, or who helped take out the old kitchen: Sue Reid, Wendy Millroy, Rebecca Dolch; Chad Novelli (Project Supervisor) and Christina Constas, Sue Eyster; Grace McMenamin; Sylvia Bailey and Elizabeth McMahon; Mark Sawyer (Project Planner); David Robertshaw, Scott Anthony, Jim Spear Bob Hutchens.
Not shown: Bud Dolch, Joseph Haefeli, Carol Hockett, Margaret Robertshaw, Susan Spear.

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.





23: Staff Pastor Parish Relations / Nominations committee meeting, 7:00 p.m. (as needed)


17: Guest Preacher Fred Kelsey