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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. - 8:30 p.m.
Miller Center 301, Alfred University Campus
Contact: Dr. Ben Howard


Masses Sunday 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.*, Thursday 5:15 pm* (*when Alfred University and/or SUNY are in session)
Lower College Drive, (across from 10 Elm)
Alfred State College Campus


St. Jude Center for Catholic Campus Ministry
Masses 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 the pastoral team: Father Sean DiMaria, Christopher Yarnal, 607.587.9411
Alfred University Email
Facebook page

Contact: Mrs. Usha Nagabhshana; phone (607)276-6790 

Hindu Temple of Rochester
120 Pinnacle Rd, Pittsford NY 14534. 
Phone: (585) 427-8091


Kiddush and dinner, 5:30 p.m Standard Time, 6:30 pm Daylight Savings Time.
Hillel House
18 South Main Street
Alfred, NY
Contact: Dr. Larry Greil, 607.587.8694 or 607.871.2885
Facebook page


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

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

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
7:00pm Tuesdays
Bible Study: "Perceiving God's Wheel"
Kenyon Allen Room / Powell Campus Center
Alfred University Campus

7:00pm Wednesdays
Bible Study: "Bible Training 101"
Physical & Health Science Bldg. Room 106
Alfred State College Campus

10:00am Sundays
Worship & Praise Celebration
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
1474 Randolph Road, Alfred, NY

7:00pm Sundays
"Fire on the Altar" Student Praise Gathering
Nevins Theatre - Powell Campus Center
Alfred University

Pastor Roger Gardner  607-382-4217
Pastor Penny Gardner  607-382-4218
Dennis: ASC Campus Minister  347-387-9936
Emily:  AU Campus Minister  607-382-5075
Facebook: Lighthouse Christian Fellowship/Alfred

We also have a variety of weekly on and off campus activities that you can
find on our web page. Please feel free to contact one of our pastors or campus
ministers if you have any questions. Transportation is available to all off campus
activities and events.

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
Worship Saturday 5:00 p.m.
1389 Moland Road
Contact: Pastor Stephen Crowell 716.982.6469

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: Michelle Ormsby Serra, 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