Forest Home Chapel
Thursday, August 21, 2014
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

Worship
at the Chapel

Join us this Sunday, August 17, for worship. Guest Speaker Carolyn McPherson will preach the sermon The Risk of Hospitality. Download the bulletin here.

 

The Reverend Rebecca Dolch
Phone: 607-351-7416
Email: rebadolch@gmail.com

 

 Welcome to Forest Home Chapel

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


Mosaic of “Paul Preaching to the Noble Bereans” from the Altar of St. Paul in Veria (Berea), Greece

SPIRITUAL-BUT-NOT-RELIGIOUS” JOB DESCRIPTION

Romans 12: 6-21, rearranged
(The Message with Selections from Revised Standard Version)

WORKING IN A GROUP

  • If you help, just help, don’t take over;
  • If you teach, stick to your teaching;
  • If you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy;
  • If you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate;
  • Don’t quit in hard times;

WORKING WITH PEOPLE IN NEED

  • If you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond;
  • If you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.
  • Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame.

DEALING WITH CONFLICT AND “ENEMY”

  • Run for dear life from evil;
  • Hold on for dear life to good.
  • Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath.
  • Don’t hit back;
  • Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”
  • (Our Scriptures tell us that) if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness.
  • Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it.
  • Be good friends who love deeply; outdo one another in showing honor.
  • Be inventive in hospitality.
  • Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down.
  • Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up.
  • Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.
  • Discover beauty in everyone.
  • If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody.

CHRISTIAN-RELIGIOUS-AND-SPIRITUAL ADDITIONS

  • Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant.
  • Help other Christians who need help.
  • Be constant in prayer.

Rebecca Dolch
Forest Home Chapel
June, 2014


A Fish Out of Water

As part of our consideration of possibly becoming a United Methodist Reconciling Congregation, seventeen Chapel members and friends recently viewed the video, "A Fish Out of Water."

View the trailer for this most illuminating film, about the challenge of interpreting Biblical texts on the subject of homosexuality, at www.fishoutofwaterfilm.com/.

A copy of the DVD is available to borrow. Please contact Wendy Millroy at millroyw@gmail.com.


Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

 

Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


August

17: Guest Speaker Carolyn McPherson

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

25–29: Church Day Camp (registration required)

29: Camp & Chapel Picnic, Myers Point, 5:00 p.m.

September

7: Book Discussion after Worship: Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittaro.

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