Forest Home Chapel
Monday, November 19, 2018
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.


18: Community Conversations: Carol Hockett: "Landscape in Peril" 7:00 p.m.

21: Worship. Laity Sunday, Lay Leader Sara Haefeli leading and preaching

28: Worship. Lay Servant Susan Spear leading and preaching


4: All Saints Sunday, Worship and Communion. Guest Preacher Wayne Gustafson

11: Worship

15: Community Conversations: Steve Shiffrin: "Moral Lives and the First Amendment" 7:00 p.m.

17: Drive By Pie Sale & Cafe!

18: Worship

22: Thanksgiving Day

25: Worship


1: Advent Preparation, Dish to Pass Supper, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

2: Advent 1, Hanging of the Greens Ceremony, Worship and Communion; All Chapel Craft Party after worship

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