Here are some answers to frequently asked "guest" questions:


When is communion and how is it served?

We serve communion on the first Sunday of the month at our 8:30 am and 10:30 am worship service. All people are welcome to take communion at the Lord's table - no matter their history, denomination, or creed. Ushers release people by row to come to the altar, kneel, and receive a piece of bread (the body) and a cup of grape juice (the blood) from the minister and those assisting in communion. After receiving, you return to your seat. The altar is always open before and after each service for a time of prayer.


Do you have nursery for my children?

Yes! Nursery is available for infants and toddlers. The nursery is located in the building adjacent to our worship area. We practice a "Safe Sanctuaries" policy which means that all infant, children, and youth workers have undergone background checks and specific training.


Do you have Children's Church?

Yes! After the children's sermon and before the sermon, children who are interested are invited to attend Children's Church. Trained volunteers lead children in a Biblically based lesson and activity. Children can be picked up in building adjacent to the worship area following the service.


Can my children stay with me while I worship?

Yes! Your infants and children are very welcome in our sanctuary. We love to see families worshipping together. Our nursery and Children's Church options are available to give you a choice and to provide the most comfortable worship atmosphere for your family.


What are your services like?

Our service is structured to make you feel welcome and allow you to worship God in a manner that is relaxed and transforming. The music is contemporary and we are led by our praise team. The sermon offers Bible-based, teaching that is both challenging and relevant. Before the service you are invited to our commons area to talk more with people you've met, meet new people, and enjoy a cup of coffee,.


Will I have to say anything, sign anything, or give anything?

While we hope you will feel welcomed at Goshen UMC, rest assured that you won't be put on the spot, singled-out, or embarrassed. Though we do receive an offering from our church family, we don't want anyone to feel obligated to give. We do like to collect some basic information from people on our Connection Cards, but if you'd prefer not to we respect your decision.

What do people wear?

We invite you to feel comfortable when you come to worship God at Goshen UMC! While most people wear "dress" or "work" clothes, you will see people comfortable in all types of clothing. In short, wear what works for you! You are welcome with us!


What do the United Methodists believe?

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(nursery as needed)

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

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Advent Sermon Series


Rachers and Shepherds

Luke 2:8-15


Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

9:30 am at

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Sunday School




(nursery available)

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018

10:30 am at

Goshen UMC

Advent Sermon Series


Rachers and Shepherds

Luke 2:8-15



Events at Goshen 


Poinsettias for Christmas  Sunday, December 2 -  We will have Order Forms available on Sunday, December 2.  We will take orders for poinsettias through Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00 pm.  The poinsettias will be placed in the Worship Space on Sunday, December 16 and will remain through Sunday, December 23. 

Santa Express – Findin Jesus  Friday, December 14 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm -  It won’t be long now… The Santa Express is making preparations to stop at Goshen UMC for an wonderful night of food, fun, and fellowships for kids of all ages.  Make plans to join us and invite a friend.

Christmas Stockings For Backpack Buddies Sunday, December 16 - 5:00 pm  We are providing stockings again for Backpack Buddy students.  Our plan is to pack ALL stockings on Sunday, December 16 at 5:00 pm.  Please see The Giving Tree for items for the stockings.

People Helping People of Savannah Christmas Carnival Sunday, December 23 – 1:00 pm – Forsyth Park -  As blessed people, we are called to be a blessing to others.  We do this in a variety of ways here in Effingham County and there are times when we are invited to reach beyond geographic lines to assist others.  One of the ways we have served in the past is with People Helping People of Savannah.  On Sunday, December 23 at 1:00 pm, we are asked to join others in serving the wonderful people of Savannah.  Make a commitment today to join others in sharing the love of Jesus through food, conversation, and Christmas cheer.  If you have questions, please talk with Pastor Chance.

Christmas Eve Communion  Monday, December 23 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - We will once again celebrate Christmas Eve with a time of worship and Holy Comminion.  The service begins at 3:00 pm and you are invites to "DROP IN" anytime until 5:00 pm.





















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