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Skidmore College
Religious and Spiritual Life

Houses of worship and spiritual communities

This is a partial list of communities in Saratoga Springs and nearby areas. Community members: To update information about your group, email kdiggory@skidmore.edu

Jump to: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian and Wiccan/Neo-Pagan groups.

**Covid-19 Message: Many communities have changed schedules or locations due to the pandemic and/or have moved to online-only gatherings. Contact the group directly or contact us (orsl@skidmore.edu) for help identifying the most up-to-date information**

How to get there: There are many ways for students to get to religious services in the area, including:

  • Getting in touch with our office to find out about other students already attending services and information on transportation options
  • Bus (Free for Skidmore students - Route 452 leaves from Skidmore Campus)
  • Carpooling
  • Walking or biking, including with bikes from the the Skidmore bikeshare program "Bikemore"
  • Skidmore vehicles, which can be reserved with our office's support by registered drivers. Students can find out about registering through Campus Safety
  • Taxi or rideshare options, some of which may be subsidized by the ORSL with prior arrangement 

Buddhist 

Albany Karma Thegsum Chöling (KTC) (Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism)
199 Washington Ave. 
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Diamond Way Buddhist Group Albany (Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism)
265 Morris St. 
Albany, NY 12208
518-250-6441

Albany Shambhala Center
747 Madison Ave.
Suite 202
Albany, NY 12208
518-632-1921

Treehouse Sangha (Soto Zen) 
Location in transition as of 2021 
Previous locations include Cohoes NY and Grafton Peace Pagoda
518-368-1779 or 518-595-3067

On-campus Zen Gathering: See the ORSL weekly schedule for the latest on this wonderful gathering (usually Wednesday evenings at Wilson Chapel)

Additional Resources: There are a number of meditation groups grounded in Buddhist teachings and lineages that meet in and around Saratoga Springs. Students can contact the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (orsl@skidmore.edu) for help connecting with a group that best fits their practice and tradition. 

Christian

Bethesda Episcopal Church
41 Washington St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-5980

*Near CDTA Bus route

Christ the Savior Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church in America, Eastern Orthodox) 
349 Eastline Road 
Ballston Lake, NY 12019 
518-212-7845  

About 11 miles from campus

The Church of St. Peter (Roman Catholic) 
241 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-2375

*Carpools may be in place, See Newman Club on Skidsync or contact ORSL, also near CDTA bus route

Dyer Phelps Memorial AME Zion Church  
122 Crescent St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-0460 or 518-421-5222

Grace Fellowship (nondenominational) 
165 High Rock Ave.  
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 
518-691-0301  

*Carpools may be in place, contact ORSL, less than 1 mile from campus

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church   
100 Crescent Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-9441

Presbyterian New England Congregational Church  (Presbyterian-USA and UCC)
24 Circular St. 
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 
518-584-6091  

*Carpools may be in place, contact ORSL

 

St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church 
213 Lake Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-6122

St. Paul's Lutheran Church (LCMS)
149 Lake Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-0904

Saratoga Friends Meeting  (Society of Friends, Quaker)
571 State Route 32 
Quaker Springs  
Stillwater, NY 12170  
518-339-5013

*Carpools may be in place, contact ORSL, see also weekly on-campus schedule for notes about the Quaker Gathering at Wilson Chapel

Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church (UMC)
175 Fifth Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866    
518-584-3720

*Carpools may be in place, contact ORSL

Terra Nova (Independent)
45 Washington St. 
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
*Carpools may be in place, contact ORSL, also near CDTA bus route

 

Additional Resources: This is only a partial listing. There are a number of churches from a wide range of traditions and denomonations in and around Saratoga. Students can contact the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (orsl@skidmore.edu) for help connecting with a group that best fits their practice and tradition. 

 

Hindu

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of the Capital District
450 Albany Shaker  Road
Loundonville, NY
518-459-7272 

Schenectady Hindu Temple 
1052 Pleasant St.
Schenectady, NY 
518-320-2973

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS) 
16 Computer Drive East 
Albany, NY 12205
518-489-1870

Jewish

Congregation Shaara Tfille (Conservative)
84 Weibel Ave.  
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-2370 

*Carpools may be in place, contact ORSL

Saratoga Chabad (Lubavitch Chassidic)
130 Circular St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-526-0773 
 
 
Temple Sinai (Reform)
509 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866                  
518-584-8730

*Carpools may be in place, contact ORSL, also on CDTA bus route and less then 1 mile from campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Muslim 

(Masjid al-Arqam, facebook)
185 Guideboard Rd 
Clifton Park, NY
(518) 930-8299
Al-Hidaya Center
Islamic Community Center of Troy and Latham
322 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110                  
518-608-1256
Islamic Center of the Capital District
21 North Lansing Road

Schenectady, NY
518-370-2664 
 
276 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
518-417-1784
 

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center
91 River Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
518-887-2859

624 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-1555
*Carpools may be in place, less than 1 mile from campus 

  

Wiccan/Neo-Pagan

Nemeton of the Ways
Meets in different locations in the Capital District; see webpage or call for details.
nemetonoftheways@gmail.com 
518-256-8536