We’re glad you’re checking us out.
Where and when do I come?
We are located at 107 Chapel Street in Cobleskill, New York. Sunday School for ages 5-11 begins at 9:30 along with nursery care for 0-4 year olds. Sunday morning worship begins at 10:30am and lasts about an hour.
Where do I park?
We have two parking lots. A smaller one with handicap spaces is accessible off North Grand Street. A larger lot is available three doors down from the church on Chapel Street. Street parking on Chapel Street is always a fine, too. Our big wooden doors that open onto Chapel Street will bring you right into an entryway beside the Sanctuary. A handicap-accessible door is on the side of the church, should you need it.
What about kids?
Jesus said that to enter the kingdom of God, we must become like children. We believe it is important for families to worship together, so children are welcome and encouraged to participate in worship as one body. Children will learn from the grown-ups as we move through the liturgy together, and grown ups will learn from children through their questions, their vulnerability, and their heart. If you need it, children ages 0-6 are welcome to visit our fully-staffed nursery right down the hall from the sanctuary during worship or Sunday School. Our nursery workers have many years of childcare experience and are CPR certified and have passed background checks. All nursery staff and volunteers abide by our church’s safe sanctuary polices. Activity bags for children with toys and crayons are available outside the sanctuary to occupy little hands that decide to stay in worship.
What's the vibe?
At Cobleskill United Methodist Church, we worship together in a stunningly beautiful, stained-glass lit space that has been the spiritual home for this congregation since 1894. We love our space, but what we love even more is that you are in it. We believe that you should "come as you are" at Cobleskill United Methodist Church. Our service has traditional elements and laid back elements. Whether you show up in your favorite Hawaiian shirt or your fresh-pressed dress, you’ll be welcomed as family.
The music will feature both modern songs and older hymns — all seeking to tell the story of God authentically and faithfully.
We mostly hear piano and organ but you never know when you’ll be surprised by a ukulele, euphonium or tin whistle!
Let's talk about Communion
At our church, we have Communion once a month, usually on the first Sunday. When we receive Communion, we experience the love and grace of God in a tangible way through a simple meal of gluten-free bread and grape juice. Because God’s gift of grace is available to all, we practice an open table. In other words, all persons (including children!) who desire, are invited and welcome to receive.
Providing a space and a service that is welcoming to all God’s children is important to us. Our building is fully accessible with automatic doors, accessible restrooms, ramps, large-print bulletins, and an assistive listening system.
Do you have to be a Christian to come to church here?
Nope. We are a group of people trying to make our way through life. Several among us are exploring faith for the first time. Some of us have been here our whole lives. We hope Cobleskill UMC is a safe place for you to meet God and explore matters of faith and life. We hope to be a church where the long-faithful and the newly-faithful, the still-wondering and everyone in between can experience and know the radical and unconditional love of Jesus so that they can make the world a better a place. Fair warning, we think Jesus will have such an incredible impact on you that you will have a hard time not being transformed by his life and love.