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We are delighted you have stopped by! Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, whatever your story is, you are welcome here.  RUMC is a vibrant and diverse congregation located in Shokan.  We welcome anyone who seeks to love and serve God.
Whether you are just visiting the area, trying to discover what Christianity is all about, or are looking for a church home, we welcome you. We hope to help people discover the Divine in their lives, and live in harmony with God’s grace.
We hope that while you are taking a look around our website, you will consider dropping by and saying “hi” to us on Sunday mornings for worship.  Come casual and be yourself.  We would love for you to join us and be our guest in worship.

What to Expect?

We know that visiting a new church can be intimidating and even a little confusing, so we want to help make your experience the best it can be.



3056 State Route 28, Shokan, NY  12481 . 

The Reservoir United Methodist Church is located about 15 minutes East on Route 28 from the roundabout in Kingston by I-87/Washington Avenue/I-487.  We are just past Mountain Road on the right in Shokan, but before the Mobil station.   For directions click here



Sunday Services

Worship Service            11:00 AM (free nursery care available)
Sunday School              11:00 AM (Labor Day through Father’s Day)
Our worship services are designed to be engaging and uplifting and generally run about 70 minutes.   At 11:00 a.m. we offer Traditional Worship with a weekly message from the Pastor.  During the service there is a time with young disciples, and then the children are dismissed for Sunday School.      

After the service, we gather in the Narthex to catch up with one another. We hope you will want to stick around for a cup of coffee and some refreshments, but if you need to get going, we understand.

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There is plenty of parking.  We have a horseshoe type driveway that wraps around the building so make sure you enter from the far right.  Drive all the way around the building and look for the Main Entrance sign hanging from the covered canopy.  If you need handicap parking there are designated spaces near the Main Entrance sign.

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Wheelchair Accessibility
Reservoir UMC is fully wheelchair accessible.   Our front entrance, sanctuary, fellowship hall, and restrooms are all wheelchair friendly.  Handicap parking spaces are available next to the sidewalk by the Main Entrance.  These spaces are located next to the sidewalk by the Main Entrance. The restrooms in the church are also handicapped accessible.
Hearing Assistance
Hearing assistance devices are available for the Sanctuary.  Please pick one up on your way into the Sanctuary, or ask an Usher or Greeter for assistance.  

 Large Print Bibles and Hymnals

Large print Bibles and hymnals are available at Reservoir UMC.  Please ask an Usher or Greeter for assistance.

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Main Entrance 

When you enter the building through the double doors, someone should be there to greet you upon your arrival.  Please take a moment to sign our guest book and then head on down to the sanctuary which will be to the right.  
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What Do I Wear?

Our services have a relaxed, casual environment. You will see some in jeans and others in business casual.   There is no “dress code.” Come the way you feel most comfortable.

What Do You Provide for My Children?

Your children are important to us!  Our goal is to minister to the entire family.  We provide various ministries for your children from newborn through grade 12.  .

Children join us in the sanctuary for the beginning of worship and then there is Young Disciples time where the children come forward for a brief message with the Pastor which is geared just for them.  After that the teachers and students head to their classrooms where they learn about Jesus through Bible stories, games, songs and crafts.  If you have toddlers, we have a nursery.  All children are also welcome to stay in the Sanctuary.  It’s entirely up to you.  We want you to feel comfortable.


Do visitors have to stand up and say anything?

Not at all. We do have a “Welcome Packet” for each guest, which our greeters will be glad to share with you. We hope you’ll sign our Guest Book so we’ll be able to stay in touch with you.

Am I expected to participate in the offering?

No. We don’t invite you to church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
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Other questions?

If there’s something we missed on this list, just give us a call, or ask someone when you arrive. Our pastor is available to meet with you and answer any faith questions you may have.

Whether you’re new to the area and looking for a church home, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve attended church at all, we hope your first visit to Reservoir UMC will be meaningful. We exist to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you’ll feel right at home!