Campus Ministries

The Campus Ministries Office, staffed by local volunteer clergy, exists for the purpose of inviting and supporting members of the SUNY Canton community (students, faculty, administration, and staff ) to explore and grow in their spiritual life. To facilitate this mission, it sponsors programs and activities that address the needs and interest of the campus community.

  • Interfaith prayer services
  • Connects with the local churches, temples, mosques and synagogues
  • Advisors for faith-based student clubs
  • Service projects (i.e. community service, soup kitchen, free will dinners, Adopt-A-Neighbor, Earth Day Activities and Blessing of Brains)
  • Confidential spiritual guidance
  • Educational programs
  • Recreational and social events

Places of Worship

Students are welcomed to services at the various churches, synagogues and mosques in the area.

If you need a ride to a service, please call the phone number listed or the Diversity Office at 315-386-7128.

Calvary Baptist Church
75 East Main Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-4110

Bible Study: Sundays at 9:45 am
Worship: Sundays at 10:45 am
Evening Service: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Christian Fellowship Center
52 Court Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-262-0222

Service: Sundays at 10:00 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
21 Castle Drive, Potsdam, NY
Phone: 315-265-6228

Please call for times of worship

Congregation Beth-El
81 Market Street, Potsdam, NY
Phone: 315-265-7025

Shabbat Services: Friday at 7:00 pm

First Baptist Church
5 East Main Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-8608

Sunday School: Sundays at 9:45 am
Worship: Sunday at 11:00 am & 6:00 pm
Prayer Meeting: Tuesday at 7:00 pm

First Church of Christ, Scientist
28 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY
Phone: 315-265-6711

Main Service: Sundays at 10:00 am
Testimony Meeting: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

First Congregational Church
34 North Main Street, Norwood, NY
Phone: 315-353-2800

Service: Sundays at 10:00 am

First Presbyterian Church
17 Park Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-2570

Service: Sundays at 10:00 am

Good News Fellowship
30 Court Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-869-2746 (leave msg)

Worship: Saturdays at 12:00 pm

Grace Episcopal Church
9 East Main Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-3714

Services: Sunday at 9:00 am

Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carlton
4835 Bank Street, Gloucester, ON
Phone: 613-822-1531

Please call for times of worship

Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
9 E. Main Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 518-354-9999

Worship: Saturdays at 4:00 pm with Holy Communion

Morley Wesleyan Church
2754 CR 27, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-3342

School: Sundays at 9:30 am
Worship: Sundays at 10:30 am

New Life Presbyterian Church
155 State Highway 310, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-379-0717

School: Sundays at 9:40 am
Service: Sundays at 10:30 am

New Hope Community Church
33 Grant St, Potsdam, NY
Phone: 315-265-7094

Service: Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 10:30 am

Potsdam Mosque
110 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY
Phone: 315-265-7229

Please call for times of worship

St. Lawrence Valley Friends - Quaker
28 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY
Phone: 315-386-4648

Worship: Sundays at 5:00 pm

St. Mary's Catholic Church
66 Court Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-2543

Mass: Saturdays at 5:00 pm, Sundays at 9:00 am & 5:00 pm

St. Olympia Orthodox Mission
34 North Main St, Norwood, NY
Phone: 518-573-7987

Great Vespers: Saturdays at 5:00 pm
Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 9:30 am

Seventh-Day Adventist Church
52 Court Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-3550

School: Saturdays at 9:30 am
Worship: Saturdays at 11:30 am

United Church of Madrid
7 Cross Street, Madrid, NY
Phone: 315-322-4089

Sunday Service: 11:00 am

Unitarian Universalist Church
3½ East Main Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-2498

Sunday Service: 10:30 am

United Methodist Church
41 Court Street, Canton, NY
Phone: 315-386-4500

Services: Sundays at 8:00 am & 10:00 am

Spiritual Life Clubs

Campus Christian Ministries

Prayer and Bible study groups. Focus on being disciples of Jesus and also making others disciples of Him.

Advisor: TBA

Cross Campus

Worship and socialize with students who share the Christian faith. Recent activities: Life-changing Bible studies, dinner and movies, weekend retreats.

Advisor: TBA

Anointed Voices of Praise

Joined together to worship and bring unity on campus. We are making available the fullness of Jesus Christ through singing and sharing gospel music. The choir today is vitally important to the church. We strive to educate people of all backgrounds of the variations that exist within gospel music.

Advisor: Lashawanda Ingram, Campus Center 211, phone 315-386-7128

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship

Strengthen your spiritual life and support others through fellowship, Bible study and prayer. Contribute to the spiritual development of the College community through education and activities.

Advisor: TBD

Newman Club

Provides a welcoming environment for fellowship, fun, and prayer rooted in the Catholic faith and open to all members of the College community. Weekly meetings provide an atmosphere to learn and ask questions about current issues in the context of the Catholic faith. Trips, dinners, and retreats are some of our fun activities!

See us on:

Advisor: Amanda Conklin, phone 315-386-2543, email

Volunteer Service Opportunities

Free Will Dinners

Help serve and/or clean up for weekly dinners on Wednesdays (1st four Wednesdays of each month) at the United Methodist Church. 4:30-6:00 pm. Sponsored by Canton community churches.

Contact: Carlton Doane (315-386-4281) or or Michael H. Terrell (315-386-4500)

Fall/Spring Clean-Up

Assist local elderly in preparing for Fall/Spring - also work in playgrounds and parks.

Contact: Diversity Office at 315-386-7128

Adopt a Grandparent

Become a friend to a local United Helpers Nursing Home resident.

Contact: Diversity Office at 315-386-7128

Campus Ministry
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13617

Phone: 315-386-7128

Regular Hours:
By Appointment