Forest Home Chapel

The Forest Home Chapel (Jerrye & Roy Klotz, 2008)

The Forest Home Chapel, United Methodist Church, is a vital part of Forest Home.  It sees itself as a small, warm Christian community with a broad outlook. The chapel offers study groups, social fellowship and community service, and welcomes all visitors.  The pastor is Rev. Robyn Hays.

The chapel celebrated its centennial in 2015 and the Ithaca Journal published a fascinating history by Carol Kammen. More recently, the Chapel has mounted Forest Home Chapel’s History on its website.

The building is a colonial revival style church built in 1915 and designed by Clarence A. Martin, Dean of Cornell’s College of Architecture, with room for ninety-nine people in the pews. The steeple was added in the 1950s.

The chapel very kindly allows FHIA to use its large basement room for meetings and the annual potluck.