Welcome to Forest Home Chapel
224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Below is a flurry of Chapel activities for everyone to enjoy! This is such a special season to share!
~ Pastor Rebecca Dolch
Saturday, December 7
Gathering Greens, 10 a.m. Gather greens at the Wollneys, 2271 Mecklenburg Road (Rte.79)
Alternative Gift Fair, 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. Shop for local good causes the Presbyterian and Baptist Churches downtown. It’s holiday giving that feels good and does good!
Chapel Family Advent Evening, 5 p.m., at the Chapel
- Decorate! Help put up and decorate the Chapel Christmas tree, assemble wreaths and swags to decorate the sanctuary, to get our Chapel ready for Advent and Christmas.
- PCM “Goodie Bags.” Bring store-bought or home made treats to help fill 70 bags for Cornell Protestant Cooperative Ministry students to enjoy during study week.
- Dish to Pass Supper. Bring a dish to share with the Chapel community. All are welcome!
Sunday, December 8
Hanging of the Greens Ceremony during worship. Rebecca Dolch preaching.
Rehearsal for the Christmas play is immediately after worship, in the sanctuary.
Friday, December 13
Winter Light Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Church downtown. Rebecca Dolch will be telling stories, with the Burns and Kristy Band and the Grietzer/Manning/Davies Bluegrass Trio.
Saturday, December 14
Ring and Sing for Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign, 10-11 a.m. Join the Forest Home Chapel Christmas Spirits, at Northside “Beverage,” 222 Elmira Road. Northside customers are very generous when we sing! Come dressed warmly; song booklets provided.
Sunday, December 15
Annual Christmas Play, "The Off-Key Angel," written by Kaye Wollney and performed during Sunday worship.
Benefit Concert and Contra Dance, 3-5 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church 402 N. Aurora St. (downstairs). To benefit Tom Hodgson, Friend of the Chapel, and local musician, Laurie Hart.
Neighborhood Caroling, 7 p.m. Meet at the Chapel and join our leader Christie Croxall, as we go caroling in the Forest Home neighborhood.
Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service and Nativity Tableaux, 7:00 p.m. Hear the nativity scriptures, sing some of your favorite Christmas carols, and see our beloved Chapel children as they welcome the Christ Child into the world.
The Sunday School cross
Sunday School Resumes
Making Forest Home Chapel a true inter-generational faith community!
Dear Forest Home Chapel Parents and Adults: Fall Semester Sunday School begins on September 15 and runs through December 29. Would you consider signing up for at least one Sunday as a teacher or helper? God has blessed us with 14 and more children this fall (up from three in 2011), so we need at least two "big people" each week in this wonderful ministry.
Here is How It Works
We have complete lesson plans for 13 weeks as well as Christmas activities in December. Each lesson includes a Bible story, songs on a CD and craft and/ or game activities, plus supplemental materials. Current and former teachers will be available during coffee hour to guide you through the curriculum and help you put together a lesson if you would like. If you don't want to teach, you may sign up as a Helper. You will get to know our wonderful children!
Sign up at church or by contacting Paula Winner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 592-2390.
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