Forest Home Chapel
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
United Methodist Church, Ithaca New York

Welcome to Forest Home Chapel

A Reconciling Congregation

224 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY  14850

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"

Transfiguration Sunday


Mosaic along entryway to the basilica of Saint Peter, Vatican City, Rome

The State of the Church

Excerpts from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, as prayed Sunday, November 6.

"God wants to give us different gifts to equip the saints for the work of ministry,
for building up the body of Christ."

Left ~ Jack and Alex on Valentine's Day; center ~ Longtime members Kaye and Roy Wollney at home; right ~ Sue Cotton's 95th birthday celebration

"God wants to give us His presence —
far more abundant than we can ask for or think of."


Left ~ Lucy plays for Advent wreath lighting; center ~ Kobrin, Ila and Emily sing and play "Rise Up, Shepherds and Follow!;" right ~ Mark and Christina Constas read the scripture lesson.

“God wants you to know the hope to which He has called you.”

David and Margaret Robertshaw enjoy celebratory cake. Trustee Sue Reid, Emily Blair and Adult Ministries Coordinator Sallie Pure serve dedication refreshments. Missions Coordinator Debbie Novelli with a dedication bouquet.

“God wants us to be strengthened in our inner (divine) self.”

In November 2016, Chapel members baked and sold apple and pumpkin pies to benefit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Finger Lakes. We raised community awareness of their Family to Family program in worship and in local fun. Center: Cornell students on a hiking trip stopped in to enjoy our pie!

"God wants you to be rooted and grounded in love." 

A Chapel work day when we dug out accumulated soil encroaching on the back siding: Trustee Scott Anthony and Auditor Bob Hutchens haul dirt to the parking lot; Finance Secretary Danny Eastman and Crystal Peebles take a break from heavy shoveling; our newly refurbished mailbox.

“God wants you to have the power to comprehend the love of Christ, which surpasses knowledge.” 

Long-time Chapel member Elizabeth Mount, Gardener and Bill Tomek, Lay Leader. Sally Grubb led Time with Young Christians. An inviting bench to rest and contemplate, by our busy sidewalk.

“God wants you to be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” 

Nina Widger and Barb Van Dyk sing for All Saints Sunday. Chapel members assemble MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) school kits to be distributed worldwide. Sara Haefeli delivers her first sermon as Lay Servant.

“God wants you to give God glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Chapel members helped serve Thanksgiving Dinner
to Cornell Protestant Cooperative Ministry students.    


Forest Home Chapel

a reconciling congregation

We welcome all (and all means 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 welcoming community.


Upcoming Events at the Chapel

Sundays are in red.


26: Transfiguration Sunday


1: Ash Wednesday: Service, 7:00 p.m.; 7:45-8:30 Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

5: Blanket Sunday

8: Contemplative Prayer @ 6-6:30 p.m.; Soup @ 6:30; Program @ 6:45–7:30 (or 8:00)

12: Second Sunday Connect

15: Contemplative Prayer @ 6-6:30 p.m.; Soup @ 6:30; Program @ 6:45–7:30 (or 8:00)


22: Contemplative Prayer @ 6-6:30 p.m.; Soup @ 6:30; Program @ 6:45–7:30 (or 8:00)


29: Contemplative Prayer @ 6-6:30 p.m.; Soup @ 6:30; Program @ 6:45–7:30 (or 8:00)



5: Contemplative Prayer @ 6-6:30 p.m.; Soup @ 6:30; Program @ 6:45–7:30 (or 8:00)

9: Palm Sunday: Second Sunday Connect

13: Maundy Thursday: 6-6:30 p.m. – Contemplative Prayer; 6:30 – Soup; Church Council – 7:00

16: Easter Sunday


30: Membership Orientation, 9:00 a.m.


7: Membership Orientation, 9:00 a.m.

14: Mother's Day, Membership Sunday, Second Sunday Connect


28: Lay Servant Sara Haefeli leads worship and preaches

18: SPPR/N Meeting




15: Church Council







23: SPPR/N Meeting

24: Church Council



21: Church Council





16: Church Council