Sūvata Friends Church
Orthodox Quaker Church
Serving Alfred, Andover, and the Surrounding Communities
The mission of Sūvata Friends Church is to promote the cultivation of the Inner Christ with teachings and gatherings that are easily accessible to the general public.
Sūvata Friends Church is a registered non-profit serving Andover, New York and the surrounding communities, including Whitesville, Independence, Wellsville, Alfred, Almond, and Greenwood, as well as the student populations of Alfred University and Alfred State College. Your donations are tax deductible.
Join our Fellowship
Join us every Seventh Day at 5pm for our weekly semi-programmed Meeting.
Meetings are temporarily at the Terra Cotta Coffee House until our new location is secured.
Join us every other Wednesday at 7pm at the Terra Cotta Coffee House in Alfred, NY when we meet for Scripture Study. We dive into teachings from the Bible, the Apocrypha, Tao Te Ching, the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedas, the Tibetan Buddhist Canon, and more.
Every Saturday Morning at 11am at the Terra Cotta Coffee House come talk about Theology with Believers and Non-Believers alike. We have attendees who are atheist, Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, Born Again, Buddhist, and — of course — Quaker. We are open to civilised debate, and open to all discussions about all ideas related to religion and philosophy.
We gather on many holidays and Feast Days for fellowship and spiritual conversation. All gatherings are open to the public. Join our mailing list to be notified of the next one.
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 open our hearts and nurture our Inner Christ.
We are a Peace Church. We reject all forms of violence and war.