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 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.

Falling Leaf Sangha

Weekly Meditation, Sunday 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Contact Dr. Howard first to see if sittings are in session
Miller Center 301, Alfred University Campus
Contact: Dr. Ben Howard

St. Jude Center for Catholic Campus Ministry/Newman Club

Mass Sunday 11:00 am, 5:00 pm (Dinner follows evening mass at 6 pm)
Masks not required
Lower College Drive, (across from 10 Elm)
Alfred State College Campus

Additional Activities:
Monday 7 pm, Bible Study, lounge
Tuesday 6 pm, Newman Club Meeting, Lounge
Wednesday 6 pm, Adoration, Chapel
Thursday 7 pm, Women’s Group, Lounge
Friday 7 pm, Men’s Group, Lounge
Saturday Social Events (watch for announcements)

Alfred Newman Club

Alfred events

For information, contact: Mrs. Usha Nagabhshana, phone 607-276-6790

Hindu Temple of Rochester
Open every day except Wednesdays
120 Pinnacle Rd
Pittsford NY 14534

Muslim Prayer Space

Brick Hall Room 105 is open for students to pray 5 times a day and carry out any tasks of the Muslim Faith.  Students may sign a key out at the ICU in the Campus Center. An AU ID number will be required.

Islamic Center of Rochester
727 Westfall Rd.
Rochester, New York 14620


Kiddush Friday 5:30 p.m.
Hillel House 18 South Main Street
Alfred, NY
Contact: Dr. Larry Greil
607-587-8694 or 607-382-2990

Alfred Assembly of Christians

Anyone interested in virtual meetings or private conversation regarding Bible study or spiritual matters may contact

Contact: Susan Steere

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship

Worship and Praise Celebration Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Masks Optional 
1498 Randolph Road

Contact: Pastor Roger Gardner, 607-382-4217
Campus Pastor Desmond Davis, 585-382-9828
LCF Club Advisor Emily Smith, 607-382-5075
Email Lighthouse
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First Seventh Day Baptist Church

Worship Sabbath (Saturday) 11:00 a.m.
Masks are optional according to personal choice
SDB Parish House
4 West University
Alfred, NY

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship: A College Ministry.

Student Chapel Worship Sunday 11:00 a.m. , Howell Hall, Alfred University
”THRIVE” Bible Study (large group Bible discussion) Friday 7:30 p.m. Kenyon Allen Room Powell Campus Center
Weekly student-led Bible studies
Contact: Roger and Sandy McGraw

Union University Church: a welcoming and affirming church for people of all denominations

Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Masks currently required (and provided if necessary) for all people
5 Church Street (in the Seventh Day Baptist building)
Contact: Reverend Laurie DeMott

KonXions United Methodist Church

Worship Sunday 9:45 am, except last Sunday of the month.
1389 Moland Road
Contact: Pastor Stephen Crowell
Youtube @KonXions

Abundant Life Ministries

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

Alfred-Almond Bible Church

Adult Bible Fellowship Sunday 9:30 am
Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Vintage Young Adult Ministry - Find "Vintage Alfred" on Facebook
6751 Route 21
Almond, NY
Contact: Church Office, 607-276-6700
Pastor Ken Shutt, 607-276-2334
Email: Church
Email: Pastor Ken Shutt

Almond Community Church

Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Bible Hour 9:30 am
Children's Ministry available
Additional Activities: Women's Bible Study, Monday 7 pm
Women's Prayer group, Friday 10 am
Food Pantry open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 am - 12 pm or call for an appointment
11 Main Street
Almond, NY
Contact: Pastor Scott DuMond

Hornell Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society

Meetings second and fourth Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Contact: 607-698-4508 or 607-382-6348

Seventh Day Baptist Church – Alfred Station: "Baptist with a Difference"

Worship Hour Sabbath (Saturday) 11:00 a.m.
(Unvaccinated are asked to wear a mask)
Sabbath School 9:45 a.m.
Children Church : After Special Music in the Worship Hour (Grades  up to 3rd Grade)
Jr. Youth Fellowship: 2nd Sabbath of the month  1:30- 5:00 pm. (Grades 3-6)
585 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)
Contact: Rev. Dr. Ken Chroniger
Live Streaming of Sabbath Worship Hour
On Facebook and Youtube:  search for Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church