Our Congregational Partners

 

AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCH


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: Thursday Noon—Interfaith Bible Study, 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.

 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

 


St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church      Rev. Paul Rees-Rohrbacher 
Church: 160 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 518-465-7545 
Chapel: 303 Sand Creek Road, Albany, NY 12205 
Email: pastor@stjohnsalbany.org 
Website: www.stjohnsalbany.org 
Worship Time: Saturday at 5:00 p.m.(Chapel), on the first and third Saturdays of the month; Sunday at 9:30 a.m.(Church) 
Worship Style: Chapel-Traditional; Church-Blended 
Average Worship Attendance: 90 
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

 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church      Rev. John Knarvik
510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12309 518-458-1562 
Email: pastorjohn@goodshepherdchurchloudonville.org 
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 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion 
Summer, 1st Sun in June—Labor Day at 9:30 a.m. 
Worship Style: Traditional 
Average Worship Attendance: 58 
Other Programs: Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.; Fellowship Hour at 11:30 a.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. Alison Leitzel / Vicar Lauren Blatt
181 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 518-463-1326 
Email: flc.office@albany.twcbc.com
Pastor Allie's Email: allieleitzel1@gmail.com
Website: www.firstlutheranalbany.org 
Worship Time: Sunday 10:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. Summer) 
Worship Style: Traditional, Casual, Participatory 
Ave. Worship Attendance: 88
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 warm and welcoming congregation celebrating 360+ years of existence and “Following the Light of Christ” . First Lutheran is a “Reconciling in Christ” Congregation welcoming all people regardless of age, race, socio-economic or marital status, physical or mental capabilities or sexual orientation. 

EPISCOPAL CHURCH (ECUSA)

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, 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. & Tuesday 6:00 p.m. 
Worship Style: Blended 
Average Worship Attendance: 105 
Other Programs: Fellowship, Bible Study, Adult Faith Formation, Outreach & Haiti Mission. Young Adult Bible Study , ages 18-30 Sunday at 4:00 p.m. 
We’re a vibrant, socially progressive parish; diverse ages; students welcome!

 LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD (LCMS)

 

Christ Lutheran Church                      Rev. Russ Craig 
1500 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 518-456-1530 
Email: church@clalbany.org 
Website: www.clcalbany.org 
Worship Time: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion 
Worship Style: Traditional 
Ave. Worship Attendance:50 
Other Programs: Sunday and Weekday Bible Study; Fellowship Events 
All are welcome as we gather around God’s Word and Sacraments to grow in faith and the love of Jesus Christ.

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. 

 Pentecostal

New Generations Cathedral          Pastor Omari Edwards
26 Central Avenue 646-334-33413
Email: omegaepsilon7@gmail.com
Services: Sunday at 11:00 a.m
This is a ministry called to bring a new generation of believers to the Body of Christ.
Mission: To establish a new order of believers to be servants of Jesus Christ.
Description: " And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of the paths to dwell in." ( Isaiah 58:12 KJV)

United Ordained Church                              Pastor F.A. Edmunds
292 Third Street, Troy  918-796-4236
Services: Sunday 11 am - 1:30 pm
Worship Style: Traditional
Average Worship Attendance: 50-60
Bible Study: Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm
It is very loving with down to Earth people.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCUSA)

 

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: www.hamiltonunionpresbyterianchurch.org 
Website: www.hamiltonunionpresbyterianchurch.org 
Worship Time: 8:20 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 456-1373
Ave. Worship Attendance: 8:30—30; 10:00—100 
Other Programs: Adult Education; Choir; Bell Choir; Fellowship Events; Mission Opportunities; Children’s Sunday School; Weekday Nursery School.; Presbyterian Women 
Hamilton Union is one of the oldest churches in the suburban Guilderland Community. We are on a journey and welcome all 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!.  

 
 REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA

 


Altamont Reformed Church             Rev. Robert Luidens 
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: 100 
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.

First Church in Albany              Rev. John Paarlberg 
110 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207 518-463-4449
Email: firstchurch@verizon.net 
Website: www.firstchurchinalbany.org 
Worship: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 
Worship Style: Traditional 
Average Worship Attendance: 100-150 
In response to God’s unconditional love for all people made know to us in Jesus Christ, we are called to be a welcoming and affirming community. The First Church includes young and old, families, couples and singles, rich and poor, persons of various races, ethnicities, backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities, differing physical and mental abilities, believers and seekers. We welcome into the full life of the church all those whom God sends us. Centered in Christ, we commit ourselves to breaking down dividing walls and building community where all are loved.

Bethany Reformed Church         Rev. Peggy Funderburke 
760 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-1741 518-482-7998
Email: Bethany.info@verizon.net
Website: www.bethanyrc.org 
Worship: Sunday at 10:00 a.m. 
Worship Style: Traditional 
Average Worship Attendance: 70 
Other Programs: Bell Choir rehearsal Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.; Adult Vocal Choir Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Bible Study every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. 
Bethany Reformed Church seeks to be a caring and inclusive community called by Christ to glorify God—empowered by the Holy Spirit to express God’s love, serve our neighbors and community, and invite others to follow Christ in a life changing way. 

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (UCC)


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. 

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (UMC)


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.RedDoorsChurch.org 
Worship Time: Sunday at 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. / 9:30 a.m. (summers) 
Worship Style: 9:00 Informal; 10:30 Trad./Mixed 
Avg. Worship Attendance: 9:00—50; 10:30 - 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. 
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. Ewart Morris 
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: Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Worship Style: Multicultural 
Ave Worship Attendance: 100 
Emmaus UMC is a multi ethnic congregation that has a combination of contemporary and traditional worship, and is living out the gospel of Jesus Christ in both word and deed. The congregation ministers to refugees and immigrants 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.