Forest Home Chapel
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York



Left to right: Our current pastor, The Rev. Dr. Robin Blair; The Rev. Rebecca Dolch; The Rev. Marilyn Stevens; The Rev. Robert Johnson

Please click on the sub-menus at the top of this page for the transcripts of Chapel ministers, guest pastors and lay speaker's past sermons.

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Dr. Linda Nicholson, Ph.D.
and Pastor Rebecca Dolch

Big Bang Easter Sermon

Easter Sunday 2014, Dr. Linda Nicholson and Pastor Rebecca Dolch jointly preached a triumphant Easter message. Download the sermon here. Download the handout here!

The purpose of this dialogue sermon was to tell people about the reality of the unseen that has been revealed through science, and to relate this reality to the creation and the resurrection.   

There are parallels between the creation of the universe and the resurrection of Christ and eternal life, and there are new understandings of reality (i.e. the Big Bang Theory, and the inter-conversion of light and matter) that have direct bearing on these Biblical stories.






Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


9: Worship

11: Bible Study, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

16: Worship, Lay Servant Sara Haefeli leading and preaching. Blanket Sunday

18: Bible Study, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

21: Seder Celebration, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

23: Transfiguration Sunday: Worship

25: Bible Study, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

26: Ash Wednesday, Beginning of Lent


1: Worship, Communion

4: Conversations for an Engaged Community: Jeff Shepardson, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

8: Worship

11: Church Council Meeting, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

15: Worship, Lay Servant Sara Haefeli leading and preaching

22: Worship, UMCOR Sunday

29: Worship


1: Conversations for an Engaged Community: Liz Susmann, Open Doors English, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

5: Palm Sunday, Worship, Communion

12: Easter Sunday, Worship

19: Worship, Lay Servant Sara Haefeli leading and preaching

26: Worship

30: Conversations for an Engaged Community: Dr. Baruch J. Whitehead, 7:00-8:30 p.m.


3: Worship, Communion

7: Church Council meeting, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

10: Worship

17: Worship

24: Worship

31: Worship, Lay Servant Susan Spear leading and preaching


7: Worship, Communion

14: Worship

21: Worship

28:  Worship, Guest Speaker leading and preaching