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Alfred University -- Spiritual Life


Laurie DeMott
AU Interfaith Advisor



Spiritual Life

The Alfred community and its surrounding area offer a wide range of spiritual opportunities for Alfred University students. Religious communities in the village and beyond welcome student participation and many religious groups offer on campus activities and programs specifically designed for University students.

Alfred area religious organizations are listed below with contact information. General questions may be directed to Laurie DeMott, Alfred University Interfaith Advisor; 607.587.8738.

Scroll to the end of the page for announcements of special events.


Falling Leaf Sangha
Weekly Meditation Sunday 7:30p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Miller Center 301, Alfred University Campus
Contact: Dr. Ben Howard


St. Jude Center for Catholic Campus Ministry
Sunday 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.*, Thursday 5:15 pm (*when Alfred University and/or SUNY are in session)
Lower Campus Drive, (across from 10 Elm) Alfred State College Campus
Contact Christopher Yarnal, 607.587.9411
Alfred University Email

Christian Interdenominational

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Student Chapel Worship Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Howell Hall, Alfred University
Contact: Roger and Sandy McGraw (607) 587-8665


Contact: Dr. Arun Varshneya for information, 607.587.9630


Kiddush, 5:30 p.m Standard Time, 6:30 pm Daylight Savings Time.
Hillel House
18 South Main Street
Alfred, NY
(High Holy Day services, Alfred University campus)
Contact: Dr. Larry Greil, 607.587.8694 or 607.871.2885


Muslim Prayer Service
Islamic Society of the Southern Tier
3335 Buffalo Road,
Olean, NY 14706, USA

(716) 373-6263



Protestant (In Alfred)

Alfred Assembly of Christians
Sunday Remembrance 9:30 a.m.
Family Bible Hour 11 a.m
Gothic Chapel, corner of Ford and Sayles Streets
Friday Bible Study in Almond, 8 p.m.
Call for info or a ride.
Contact: Tom Steere, 607.276.6380

Alfred Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Worship (largely in silence) Sunday 3:00 p.m.
The Gothic Chapel on Ford St.
Contact: Clerk, Nick Rozard, 585.808.9390

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
Worship Sunday 10:00 a.m.
1498 Randolph Road
Contact: Pastor Roger Gardner, 607.587.8766

First Seventh Day Baptist Church
Worship Sabbath (Saturday) 11:00 a.m.
5 Church Street
Contact: G. Douglas Clarke, 607.769.0769

Union University Church: all denominations
Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m
For sermon podcasts, go to church website or look up "Reverend DeMott's sermons" in iTunes
5 Church Street
Contact: Rev. Laurie DeMott, 607.587.8738

United Methodist Church/Emmanuel Campus Ministries
Worship Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Fellowship Time 10:00 a.m.
Christian Education 10:30 a.m.
Youth Fellowship Sept-May, 6:30 p.m.
1389 Moland Road
Contact: Pastor Tim Middleton, 607.587.8168

Protestant (Within five miles of Alfred)

Abundant Life Ministries
Worship Sunday 10:00 a.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
7083 Route 21
Almond, NY
Contact: Pastor Everett Hasper, 607.661.5345

Alfred-Almond Bible Church
Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
6751 Route 21
Almond, NY
Contact: Pastor John Prince, 607.276.6700

CRU Campus Ministry
Contact: Brent Reynolds (607) 382-4302

Almond Union of Churches (American Baptist/Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.)
Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
11 Main Street
Almond, NY
Contact: Pastor Steve Dygert, 607.276.6151

Hornell Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society
Meets second and fourth Sundays of the month at 10:30 am (unless otherwise noted on the HAUUS website)
198 Main St.
Hornell, NY
Contact: 607.698.5408 or 607.522.7803

Seventh Day Baptist Church -- Alfred Station
“A 3 C church: Connect - Care- Community”
Sabbath School 9:45 am
Worship Hour Sabbath (Saturday) 11:00 a.m.
587 Route 244
Alfred Station, NY
(The Big White building down from Robert Lawrence Trucking, Canacadea Country Store, Baker's Bridge Antiques; up from The Bicycleman, Hi tech Ceramics, Way to Grow Florist, Alfred Knitting Studio, Across from Hill Bottom Pottery)   

Transportation is Available
Live Streaming of Sabbath Worship Hour

Contact: Rev. Dr. Ken Chroniger, 607.587.9545

Links to other religious sites

The Bible On-line
Listing of Yahoo Links to Religions
Islamic Calendar of North America

Calendar of Jewish Holy Days
On-Line Koran
Interfaith Calendar