Forest Home Chapel
Sunday, April 20, 2014
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

 Welcome to Forest Home Chapel

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


Easter Sunday

Matthew 28:1-10
The Resurrection of Jesus

New Revised Standard Version

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.

And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 

So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Today we will be receiving a special offering for the Feinstein Challenge. Throughout March and April, the Chapel joins with twenty-four other area congregations who support Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard to raise dollars and food for the Cupboard's shelves. Any donations through April 30 will count to increase the Cupboard's share of Mr. Feinstein's million-dollar challenge to fight hunger. So bring in food items (suggestions on the papers in the pews) or use the envelopes to donate dollars next Sunday for this special collection. Your generosity will provide blessings for people in Ithaca who do not have the resources we are blessed with.

Upcoming Chapel Events

There will be a meeting April 27, during Fellowship Hour, of anyone who has suggestions for the Sunday school area’s needs, such as furniture, storage, functionality, or any other aspect of the area. We will use this information to consider possible future basement renovations. Please see Sue Reid with questions or ideas.

YES! We are having Vacation Bible School (aka Church Day Camp) again this summer, the week before school starts (August 25-29). The theme is “God Feeds Us.”

Bridge News


Bridge abutments concrete being poured, April 9, 2014

Recent Activity (since March 11, 2014)

Thanks to Bruce Brittain, Forest Home resident, for this update. Download his April 8 bridge job-site meeting report here.

Completed excavation at eastern abutment.

Completed footers, both abutments. Formed and poured wingwalls, both abutments. Began forming backwalls, both abutments.

Replacement components of truss are being fabricated off site, for installation later this spring.

A mock-up of the pedestrian handrail has been fabricated, will be available soon for inspection. Bulletin board has been erected at construction trailer, above Flatrock.

Drain inlets have been approved and are being cast. Vent for water line has been approved. 

We welcome all who seek a church community whose worship and service affirm the spirit of Christ. We encourage your participation in mission projects, theological discussions, spiritual growth, choir, and social fellowship. We value the development of personal friendships in a caring and giving community. Read more about it here.

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.

27: Sunday School area needs meeting after worship


4: Native American Ministries Sunday

11: Mother's Day and Blanket Sunday

18: Heritage Sunday

25: Memorial Day Sunday - Communion (Cornell Graduation)



8: Pentecost

15: Father's Day