Forest Home Chapel
Sunday, February 01, 2015
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

 Welcome to Forest Home Chapel

A Reconciling Congregation

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850
Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Mural painted on the interior of the John the Baptist Church at the Jordan River. (Wiki Commons)

January 11: Baptism of the Lord
and First Sunday after Epiphany

Mark 1:4-11, New Revised Standard Version

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

Thanks be to God!


Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.

January, 2015

25: Dish-to-pass Luncheon. View Fellowship Hall Renovation Proposal


1: Pastor away. Lay Servant Susan Spear will lead service.

8: Pastor away. Guest Daniel McArthur will lead service. Kitchen Cupboard Sunday.

10: Staffing Kitchen Cupboard

15: Transfiguration Sunday

18: Ash Wednesday

22: Lent 1

25: Trustees Meeting

26: Staff Pastor Parish Committee / Nominations Committee Meeting, 7:00

26: Pastor Parish Relations Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


1: Lent 2 - Ministry Commitment Sunday

8: Lent 3 - Kitchen Cupboard Sunday. Daylight Savings begins

10: Kitchen Cupboard Staffing

15: Lent 4

22: Lent 5

26: Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

29: Lent 6 - Palm Sunday


5: Easter

12: Pastor away. Kitchen Cupboard Sunday

14: Staffing Kitchen Cupboard

19: Earth Sunday

22: Trustee's Meeting

23: Pastor Parish Relations Meeting, 7:00 p.m.




10: Mother's Day, Kitchen Cupboard and Blanket Sunday

17: (Ithaca College Graduation)

21: Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

24: Pastor away. (Cornell University Graduation)



25: Pastor Parish Relations Meeting, 7:00 p.m. (if needed)


23: Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.



24: Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.



19: Church Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.