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


Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. with The Rev. Rebecca Dolch


Elements of Sunday Worship at the Chapel


As it was for John and Charles Wesley, music is an integral part of worship for us at the Chapel. Please join in singing hymns with us, and take inspiration from anthems and special music throughout the service.

We Gather to Worship God

Our minister welcomes us. This is also a time to share important announcements.

We greet one another. One of our goals at the Chapel is to help people experience a sense of belonging. You are invited to welcome one another in the spirit of Christian family.

We are called to worship with a responsive reading.

We share our joys celebrations and concerns, and pray for all in need. We follow with The Lord’s Prayer.

A special moment is Time with Young Christians. Children of any age may come forward to share a simple lesson and prayer with the pastor.

We Encounter the Word

Members of the congregation take turns introducing passages and reading the Bible Lesson from Old and New Testaments. Although our “official” Bible is the New Revised Standard Version, readers often delight in presenting translations from other versions, to help us understand the meaning.

The minister presents the sermon. Our hope is that you will find sermons given at Forest Home Chapel to be intelligent and lively. Robin would love to hear your response to the sermon during coffee hour, or during the week.

We Celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion

(every first Sunday of the Month)

The United Methodist Church practices Open Communion. All are welcome to the table, regardless of creed. We hope that this holy sacrament will be an experience of healing and comfort for you, a time of true communion with God.

We Respond in Faith

We offer our gifts of money and pledges, and also special collections of food or other goods for others.

And finally, we receive the benediction for the week ahead.

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