Forest Home Chapel
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

A Reconciling Congregation

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850  +  (607) 257-4329
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.


Embracing God’s will for our community through education, compassion, and justice.
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.”

~ Micah 6:8 ~

Chapel Worship Schedule for August & September 2019

(worship begins at 10:00 a.m.)

August 25

Dr. Sara Haefeli, Chapel Lay Leader 

September 1 (Communion), 8, 15, 29

Rev. Rebecca Dolch

September 22

Dr. Sara Haefeli

Reverend Rebecca Dolch Installation

July 14, 2019  

The Reverend Rebecca Dolch was joyously installed as pastor of the Forest Home Chapel congregation. Bluegrass musicians Rick Manning, Alice Saltonstall, Dana Paul (hidden) and Naomi Sommers played and sang ebullient gospel tunes. Jean Snow read from the Gospel of  Matthew: 5: 13-16,  from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

Presentation of the Symbols of Ministry with Carol Hockett as Leader. First Speaker (not shown): Accept this Bible, and be among us as one who proclaims the Word. Lee Bailey: Take this Water, and baptize new Christians in this place. Grace McMenamin: Take this Bread and Cup, and keep us in communion with the Living Spirit of Christ. Lee Moon: Take this Plumb Line, and faithfully call us toward ministries of compassion and justice.

Mark Constas: Use this Hymnal and Book of Worship to guide us in our prayer and praise. Wendy Millroy: Receive this Globe, and lead us in our mission to this community and all the world. Michael Keller: Receive this Book of Discipline to help us work together with policies and procedures,  united as a healthy, collaborative organization. 

Chapel Children: Receive these Toys, remembering that ministry with children is part of our most important calling. Bill Tomek: Rebecca, receive this Stole, signifying your ordination, and shepherd us as our pastor. Reverend Rebecca Dolch: This yoke has been laid upon me, and by God’s Grace, I willingly take it upon myself. 

Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


4: Rev. Rebecca Dolch preaching; Communion

11: Rev. Rebecca Dolch preaching

18: Rev. Rebecca Dolch preaching

22: Administrative Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

25: Lay Leader Sara Haefeli preaching