Our Congregational Partners



Emmanuel Baptist Church      Rev. Kathy Donley 
275 State Street, Albany, NY 12210 518-465-5161 

Email: ebcpastor@albany.twcbc.com 
Website: www.emmanuelalbany.net 
Worship Time: Sunday at 10:00 a.m. 
Worship Style: Locally Appropriate Diversity 
Avg. Worship Attendance: 75 
Other Programs: Sunday School, Nursing Home Choir Ministry, Small Groups, Local/National/International Mission Opportunities; Fellowship 
Emmanuel is a rich “tapestry of faith”, representing a multi-racial, multi-cultural, welcoming and affirming people. One of the FOCUS congregations, we are committed to urban ministry and mission.




St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church      Rev. Jo Page
Church: 303 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205 518-465-7545 
Email: parishsecretary@stjohnsalbany.org
Website: www.stjohnsalbany.org 
Worship Time: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. 
Worship Style: Progressive 
Average Worship Attendance: 50 
Other Programs: Sunday School for children age 3 to 14, Bible Study, Choir, Coffee Hour after Worship, Community Outreach. 
St. John’s is a metropolitan congregational doing mission and ministry in the city with an ecumenical focus. We are a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation, welcoming all to share in the life and ministry of St. John's regardless of age, race, gender identity, socio-economical status or martial status, physical or mental capabilities, or sexual orientation.  We are a lively, casual congregation committed to mission, hospitality, and meaningful worship. 


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church      Rev. Pamela Hoh, Interim Pastor
510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12309 518-458-1562 
Website: www.goodshepherdchurchloudonville.org 
Worship: Sunday at 8 a.m. Spoken Communion 
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Blended Music 
Average Worship Attendance: 105 
Other Programs: Bible Study, Faith Matters Adult Forum, Mission Trips 
We are a progressive church with a strong focus on social ministry and upbeat worship. We are growing in numbers, discipleship and passion for ministry. We organize yearly trips to New Orleans or Haiti. 

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Rev. David Preisinger
57 Hurlbut Street, Albany, NY 12209 518-463-6224 
Email: holyspiritalbany@nycap.rr.com 
Website: www.holyspiritalbany.com 
Worship: Sunday at 10:00 a.m. with Holy Communion 
Worship Style: Traditional 
Average Worship Attendance: 60  
Other Programs: Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship Hour at 11:00 a.m.; Dinner and Bible Study 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:00 p.m. 
God’s purpose for the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit is to guide the community to Christ with support and Love. Guiding Principles: Jesus is Lord; Live our lives according to God’s Word; We welcome all into our congregation; All are equal in the eyes of God; We are to forgive each other as God forgives us.

First Lutheran Church , Rev. John Medwid   
181 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 518-463-1326 
Email: flc.office@albany.twcbc.com
Website: www.firstlutheranalbany.org 
Worship Time: Sunday 10:00 a.m. 
Worship Style: Traditional
Ave. Worship Attendance: 70
Other Programs: Sunday School for ages 3 and up, Sunday adult forum discussions, Bible Study, voice and chime choir, monthly luncheons & neighborhood dinner, community outreach. 
First Lutheran is a faith community seeking to point beyond ourselves to God's presence in the world. 

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church                         Pastor Daniel May
Sanctuary: 103 S Reynolds Street, Scotia, NY, 12302
Email: orlc@nycapp.rr.com
Pastor Daniel's Email: orlcpastor@nycapp.rr.com       Phone: 518-393-5031
Website: www.ourredeemer.cc
Worship Time: 9 and 11 am during school year; 10 am in summer, Christmas and New Years Day.
Worship Style: Traditional, blending things up on occasion. 
Worship Attendance: 70/30 bewtween the two services
Bible Study: Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. (No Bible Study on 2nd Wednesday of month)       
Sunday School at 10 am 
Our Redeemer is a fun, friendly, and faithful congregation. We worship and praise, laugh and cry together in Jesus' name. 


St. Boniface Episcopal Church          Rev. Steven Scherck, Pastor 
5184 Western Ave., Guilderland, NY 12084 518-355-0134 
Email: sbyouth@juno.com 
Website: http://stbonifaceepiscopal.com/
Holy Eucharist Sunday: Sunday at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist & Healing Wednesday: 12:05 pm
Average Worship Attendance: 20 at 8 am; 40 at 10 am 
Other Programs: Bible Study, Youth Group, Women's Group, Men's Group, Choir
Family-oriented faith community; may dress informally; traditional Rite II services.


St. Andrews Episcopal Church          Rev. Mary White, Rector 
10 No. Main Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 ; 518-489-4747 
Email: parishoffice@standrewsalbany.org 
Website: www.standrewsalbany.org 
Worship Time: Sunday at 8:00 (small chapel-no music), 10:00 a.m. (choral Eucharist)
Worship Style: Traditional/Blended 
Average Worship Attendance: 175
Other Programs: Bible Study on Thursday from 530-7pm
St Andrew's Episcopal Church is an inclusive community, Affirming God's grace, open and growing in heart, mind, and spirit. Called to love and serve all in Jesus' name.
We are an open and diverse community, welcoming to all, with opportunities for all to share and serve each other and the world around us.  


St. Paul's Lutheran Church                                Pastor David Gruenwald
Sanctuary: 10 Western Ave, Albany, NY; Office: 475 State Street, Albany, NY 12203
Email: DAGruenwald@gmail.com        Phone: 518-463-0571
Website: www.st.paulsalbanynewyork.org
Worship Time: 9:30 am Sundays
Worship Style: Traditional
Worship Attendance: 50
Bible Study: Thursdays, 7 pm @ Bake for You;        Fellowship: Sundays, 10:45 am
A diverse family of faith that loves deeply, gives generously;y and hopes in Christ alone. 



First Presbyterian Church of Albany          Rev. Glenn Leupold & Rev. Miriam Leupold
362 State Street, Albany, NY 12210 518-449-7332
Email: info@firstpresalbany.org Website: www.firstpresalbany.org
Worship Time: Sunday at 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. 
Worship Style: Traditional, Blended, Contemporary 
Ave. Worship Attendance: 8:30—35; 10:45—85 
Other Programs: Men’s & Women’s Bible Study Groups; Christian Ed. at 9:30; Fellowship hour following both services. 
First Pres is located in a historic building in an urban setting welcoming faith seekers of all backgrounds. We are a “More Light” Presbyterian Church that welcomes the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender community to join us in worshiping the Lord. Easily accessible to students at the downtown campus or those living in the vicinity of Washington Park. First Pres looks forward to being your church home away from home.

New Covenant Presbyterian Church      Rev. Katy Stenta 
916 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 518-482-8063 
Email: katyandtheword@gmail.com 
Facebook at ncpc 
Worship Time: Sunday at 10:00 a.m. 
Worship Style: Traditional but not stuffy 
Ave. Worship Attendance: approx. 40 
Other Programs: Sabbath Keepers Small Group for young adults (20’s & 30’s) every other Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Mugs and Hugs Playgroup at 10:00 a.m. 
New Covenant is a church who loves to worship God through the word and sacrament. We enjoy traditional services that are not stuffy, and share a great love of music. Together we strive to celebrate God’s love through our weekly worship which is followed by a coffee fellowship hour. We enjoy multi-age Sunday School class, our seasonal adult Christian Ed, as well as our “young” Sabbath Keepers Small Group and our weekly preschool playgroup. We welcome all those who are interested in exploring the love of God to join.

Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church        Rev. Stewart Pattison    Rev. M.J. Pattison (Parish Associate) 
2291 Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY 12084 518-456-5410 
Email: hupc@nycap.rr.com
Website: www.hamiltonunionpresbyterianchurch.org 
Worship Time: 8:20 a.m. Hymn Singing , followed by an 8:30 a.m. casual participative worship service. 10:00 a.m. traditional worship service.
Transportation available upon request. Call Rev. MJ Pattison at 518-456-1373
Worship Attendance: 8:30— approx. 30; 10:00— approx. 70 
Other Programs: Adult Education; Choir; Bell Choir; Fellowship Events; Mission Opportunities; Faith Formation Program for young Children; Weekday Nursery School.; Presbyterian Women; weekly Wed evening Bible Study; Lenten Series 
Hamilton Union is one of the oldest churches in the suburban Guilderland Community. We are on a journey and invite all people at any point in their faith journey to come along as we seek the presence of God in our busy lives. The church is full of the joyous sounds of both young & old alike. We would really love to have you visit!.  


Altamont Reformed Church             Rev. Matthew J. Van Maastricht
129 Lincoln Ave, PO Box 671, Altamont, NY 12009 518-861-8711
Email: altamontreformed@yahoo.com 
Website: www.altamontreformed.org 
Worship: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (9:30 during July & Aug) 
Worship Style: Traditional 
Average Worship Attendance: 50 
Other Programs: Adult Sunday School at 9:30; Choir Rehearsal—Thurs p.m.; Occasional Intergenerational activities such as hayride, roller skating, movies. 
ARC is a community of believers called by God to be part of the living Body of Christ, to worship God, and to obey Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We endeavor to serve and care for each other and to reach out to the world, sharing God’s love and inviting all to join in joyful discipleship.


Journey United Church of Christ                  Rev. Sandy Damhof 
27 Hannay Lane, Glenmont, NY 12077                           518-729-7127 
Email: journeyucc@gmail.com 
Website: www.journeyucc.com 
Worship: Sunday at 10:00 am. 
Worship Style: Contemporary Average Worship Attendance: 50 
Other Programs: Comma Club for Kids; Comma Community for Youth 
The perfect church for people who aren't because faith is a journey, not a guilt trip. We are a new church start with lots of new energy. An open and affirming, multi-cultural, accessible to all, Still-Speaking congregation. 


McKownville United Methodist Church      Rev. Charlie Yang 
1565 Western Ave. (just west of I87), Albany, NY 12203 518-456-1148 
Email: McKownUMC@verizon.net, pastorcyang@gmail.com
Website: www.mcknownvillechurch.com
Worship Time: Sundays 10:00am
Worship Style: 9:00 Informal; 10:30 Trad./Mixed 
Avg. Worship Attendance:100
Other Programs: Disciple Bible Study, Habitat for Humanity, Variety of Musical Groups, Youth Group, Christian Ed., AA, NA 
We are called to grow in faithfulness to God, to serve as disciples of Christ in the world, and to bring others into discipleship. McKownville strives to welcome newcomers, to help people discern their spiritual gifts, and to equip people to use those gifts for the glory of God.

First United Methodist Church              Rev. Sundar R. Samuel
1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061 518-477-9693 
Email: mail.egumc@verizon.net 
Website: www.fumceg.org 
Worship: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. 
Worship Style: Blended 
Average Worship Attendance: 130 
Other Programs: Sunday School at 9:30 am, Youth Fellowship, Small Groups for Discussion, Sanctuary Choir and Children’s Choir, Bell Choir, United Methodist Women. Early worship service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday
First United Methodist Church is a diverse congregation in theology, politics, socio-economics and education, all in a suburban setting. All are welcome for worship and any and all other programs of the church. We are a Reconciling Congregation, inviting the participation of all in the LGBT community.

Emmaus United Methodist Church                                 Rev. Marti Swods-Horrell 
715 Morris Street, Albany, NY 12208 518– 482-0486
Email: eumoffice@albany.twcbc.com
Pastor's email: eumpastor@albany.twcbc.com; ewartmo@aol.com
Websites: www.eumcalbany.org 
Worship Time: 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (African Services) Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday (English, Urdut, Swahili, and French)
Worship Style: Multicultural 
Ave Worship Attendance: 40 
Emmaus UMC is an active and mission-centered multi ethnic congregation in the Pine Hills Neighborhood of Albany. Our major mission is to new refugees and immigrants to the Capital Region through its Refugee and Immigration Support Services of Emmaus, especially in the English as a Second Language and After School Program. All can find a good welcome here.