Forest Home Chapel
Sunday, July 25, 2021
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

Who We Are

Left: Sunday, September 8, Pastor Dolch and the children blessed school supplies going to local elementary schools. Right: On Sunday, August 25, we held a special reception for Ithaca College student choristers, and all young people there that day. Each person recounted what they did over the summer, and their hopes and dreams for the coming year.

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. 

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 worship, mission projects, spiritual growth, service, children’s ministries, choir, and social fellowship.

We value the development of personal friendships in a caring and welcoming community.

Our Social Creed

The Book of Discipline, 2016, of the United Methodist Church

We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the 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;
to improvement of the quality of life;
and to the rights and dignity of all persons.

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;
in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining, and responsible consumption;
and in 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 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 the world.

Let the whole Church say AMEN!