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; email demotlj@alfred.edu

Falling Leaf Sangha

Weekly Meditation Sunday 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miller Center 301, Alfred University Campus
Contact: Dr. Ben Howard
Email: fhowardb@alfred.edu

St. Jude Center for Catholic Campus Ministry

Masses Sunday 11:00 a.m., 5:00 pm, Thursday 7:00 p.m.* (*when Alfred University and/or SUNY are in session)
Lower College Drive, (across from 10 Elm)
Alfred State College Campus
Contact the pastoral team: Reverend James Hartwell, Christopher Yarnal, 607-587-9411
Email: stjude@alfred.edu
Alfred Newman Club
Area Catholic Parishes

Alfred events

For information, contact: Mrs. Usha Nagabhshana, phone 607-276-6790
Email: nagausha5@gmail.com

Hindu Temple of Rochester

Open every day except Wednesdays
120 Pinnacle Rd
Pittsford NY 14534
Contact: 585-427-8091

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 email Mawia Elawad at me6@alfred.edu to learn more about access and getting a key. 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
Contact 585-442-0117


Kiddush Friday 5:30 p.m.
Hillel House 18 South Main Street
Alfred, NY
Contact: Dr. Larry Greil, 607-587-8694 or 607-871-2885
Email: fgreil@alfred.edu

Alfred Assembly of Christians

Sunday Remembrance 9:30 a.m.
Family Bible Hour 11 a.m.
The 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
Email: lookup@frontiernet.net

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship

Worship and Praise Celebration Sunday 10:00 a.m.
1474 Randolph Road

Student Bible Study
30/30 Freedom Class
7:00 pm Wednesdays
Terra Cotta Coffeehouse
Main St. Alfred, NY

Contact: Pastor Roger Gardner, 607-382-4217
Pastor Penny Gardner, 607-382-4218
LCF Club Advisor Emily Smith 607-382-5075
Email: lighthouse@flmtgif.org
Facebook: LCF/Alfred

First Seventh Day Baptist Church

Worship Sabbath (Saturday) 11:00 a.m.
5 Church Street
Contact: 607-587-9430
Email: alfredsdbs@gmail.com

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship: An Interdenominational On-Campus Ministry

Student Chapel Worship Sunday 11:00 a.m. Howell Hall, Alfred University
Friday 7:30 p.m. "THRIVE" Bible Study / Fellowship, Kenyon Allen Room Powell Campus Center
Contact: Roger and Sandy McGraw 607-587-8665
Email: smivcf@yahoo.com

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

Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
5 Church Street (in the Seventh Day Baptist building)
Contact: Reverend Laurie DeMott, 607-587-8738
Email: uuc@unionuniversitychurch.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnionUniversityChurch

United Methodist Church

Worship Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Pastor Stephen Crowell 716-982-6469
Email: scrowell@united.edu

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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abundant-Life-Ministries/1663403937250268

Alfred-Almond Bible Church

Adult Bible Fellowship Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Vintage Young Adult Ministry – Find "Vintage Alfred" on Facebook
6751 Route 21
Almond, NY




Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AABible/

Almond Community Church

Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
11 Main Street
Almond, NY
Contact: Pastor Charlie Emerson
Email: almondcommunitychurch@gmail.com

Hornell Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society

Meetings second and fourth Sundays 10:30 a.m.
198 Main St.
Hornell, NY
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.
Sabbath School 9:45 a.m.
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, 607-222-6023
Email: pastor.chroniger@gmail.com
Live Streaming of Sabbath Worship Hour at http://www.alfredstationsdb.org

Links to other religious sites

The Bible On-line
Islamic Calendar of North America
Calendar of Jewish Holy Days
On-Line Koran


Laurie DeMott
AU Interfaith Advisor