sūvata friends church

We Are All One

Join thousands of Seekers of Divine Truth who are working to become their highest self and deepen their connection with The Lord.


Our Mission

The mission of Sūvata Friends Church is to promote a holistic religious and spiritual philosophy that encompasses mental, physical, and spiritual development in forums that are easily accessible to the general public.

At the core of Sūvata’s mission is the expansion of human potential and liberation from suffering. We believe all humans deserve to live a life of happiness and fulfillment without limits, and the first step in that journey is seeking That of God in ourselves and in those we encounter.

Sūvata Friends Church is a registered non-profit serving Andover, New York and the surrounding communities, including Whitesville, Independence, Wellsville, Alfred, Almond, and Greenwood. Your donations are tax deductible.

What does Sūvata mean?

Sūvata is an old Ingrian word meaning, “to love.” We can make the world a better place by listening for Spirit, and cultivating love for ourselves, our family, and our community through holistic spiritual practices that recenter our energy, align our minds, and open our hearts.

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Morning Inspiration

Start your day on the bright side with Sunrise, our morning email designed to help you start the day with a view to the divine.

Weekly Satsang


Join us every First Day (Sunday) for our weekly programmed Meeting. If you’re interested in starting your own Meeting, this is where to start! 


Sutra Study

Sutra Study

Join us every other Wednesday when we meet for Sutra Study, where we dive deep into ancient texts and teachings from the Bible, non-canonical gospels, the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedas, the Tibetan Buddhist Canon, and more. We explore religious texts from all faiths so we can get closer to The Lord.

Meditation Retreat

Waiting Worship Retreats

We facilitate Waiting Worship Retreats in Upstate New York. These 2 day mostly silent retreats allow us to listen to the divine. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in person retreats are currently on pause until it is safe to resume.


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