Forest Home Chapel
Monday, August 20, 2018
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

Who We Are


Many Faces and Hearts, but One Spirit!

We are small in the size of our building and number of people.

We are broad in scope of mission and in theological openness.

We are deep in spiritual and inner growth and intention.

And we are high in commitment and ideals for living life on the path of Christ.

Forest Home Chapel is a small, warm Christian Community with a broad outlook. We offer Study Groups, Social Fellowship and Community Service, and we welcome all visitors.

The Chapel actively supports the multi-faith Area Congregations Together (ACT) and the Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard food distribution program. Through the Tompkins Learning Partners, Foodnet Meals on Wheels, United Methodist program of Apportioned Giving, Church World Service, members support local, national and international development and relief work.


Our Social Creed

The Book of Discipline, 2008, of the United Methodist Church

  • We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, Redeemer of creation.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God’s gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.
  • We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.
  • We joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage and the family.
  • We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities; the improvement of the quality of life; and the rights and dignity of racial, ethnic and religious minorities.
  • We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others, and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; the rights to property as a trust from God;  collective bargaining and responsible consumption;  and the elimination of economic and social distress.
  • We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations, and to the individual freedom for all people of the world.
  • We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in this world.