Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness …

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Worshiping at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings at 5 Church St. in the village of Alfred, NY, we are a community church for people of all denominations. Our members are committed to listening to one another’s ideas and faith experiences, our children and youth are cherished and integrated into the total life of the church, and service to the community and world is a foundation of our ministry. We welcome people of all races, sexual orientation, gender identity, and background into the full life of our church as we fully embrace the belief that every person is made in the image of God.

Children and youth attend the first part of worship and then are invited to participate in Sunday School until 11:30 am. Nursery care is available for infants and pre-schoolers.  There is also a Parent’s Room with a window to the sanctuary where parents can take their children to play or nap while they listen to the service. [See temporary changes due to Covid-19 below]


In view of our diverse religious backgrounds, we alternate monthly between pew and chalice communion, and offer families the choice between dedication or baptism for infants, and baptism by immersion or confirmation for youth.

Our services and structure are congregational in style. The diverse religious backgrounds of our multi-denominational membership foster an openness is exchange of ideas and faith experiences that contribute to our growth together as a community and in our individual call to serve Christ in our lives.  Meaningful sermons challenge us to live the way God wants us to live.

Union University Church Sample Worship Bulletin


Temporary Changes due to Covid-19

We are currently worshipping both in person and through Zoom. In-person worship is for vaccinated people and all must remain masked. We Zoom the service live for those worshiping at home and are set up to allow participation by Zoomers during the worship. This is the link for Zoom and the Sunday bulletin is posted to this page every week by Sunday morning.

In-person Sunday School and Youth group are temporarily on hold but the Board of Christian Education schedules outdoor activities and service projects when the weather permits. If you wish your children to be part of these activities, please contact the church office at uucalfred@gmail.com to learn more.

We have set up an online forum site for friends and members to share prayer concerns, needs, and updates, and talk with one another. This is by invitation only to ensure privacy so if you wish to join, email the church office at uucalfred@gmail.com

For those who are unable to access online material, we will mail out a printed version of the prayer concerns, news, and the sermon of the week. Call the church office at (607)587-9288 to be put on this mailing list.

Our staff is fully vaccinated. Our secretary, Lana Meissner will be in the office during her normal office hours — Wednesday and Thursday 1-4. Reverend Louise Barger, our transitional minister, will be available for appointments after her arrival on January 6, 2021.

We encourage you to mail your pledges and offerings to the Church Center at 29 N. Main St. Alfred, NY 14802. 


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We ask people to continue to write letters and pray to obtain justice on behalf of Ding Jiaxi.  Click here to go to the page we have dedicated to his situation with information on letter writing and other actions you can take.