Forest Home Chapel
Monday, November 11, 2019
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.


15: Worship

17: Lectionary Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.

22: Getting to Know Each Other Dish to Pass, after worship 

24: Lectionary Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.

26: Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

29: Immigration Sunday



1: Lectionary Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.

3: Conversations, Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

6: World Communion Sunday

8: Lectionary Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.

13: Worship

15: Lectionary Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.

20: Worship

22: Lectionary Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.

24: Conversations, Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

26: Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

27: Worship

29: Lectionary Bible Study, 9:00 a.m.



3: All Saint's Sunday, Communion

10: Worship

17: Worship

21: Conversations, Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

27: Christ the King Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday, Procession of the Vegetables



1: Advent 1, Hanging of the Greens, Communion

8: Advent 2, Talent Show during Fellowship Hour

15: Advent 3

22: Advent 4

24: Christmas Eve Service

29: Worship


January 2020

5: Communion, Epiphany Sunday, Camel Sunday

12: Baptism of the Lord Sunday

19: Worship

26: Worship