Mission

Chaplains provide the Fort Drum community with comprehensive and relevant worship and religious education opportunities in order to strengthen spiritual fitness and resilience.

  • Religious Support Operations, Main Post Chapel:  (315) 772-5591

  • Family Life & Spiritual Fitness Center, Po Valley Chapel:  (315) 772-5540

  • 10th Mountain Division Unit Ministry Team, Riva Ridge Chapel:  (315) 772-9028

 

Chapels

The Fort Drum chaplain staff oversees and operates three chapels:

  • Main Post Chapel, Bldg. 10785A, Chapel Drive

  • Po Valley Family Life and Spiritual Center, Bldg. 4405, Po Valley Road

  • Riva Ridge Chapel, Bldg. 10030, Riva Ridge Loop

 

Worship Services

The Religious Support Office provides a variety of religious services for Soldiers, Families and retirees and DoD civilians, including Traditional Protestant, Chapel Next and Gospel; Roman Catholic and Jewish services.

 

Worship service times are as follows:

 

Catholic 

Saturday Mass:  5 p.m., Main Post Chapel

Sunday Mass:  9 a.m., Main Post Chapel

Wednesday Confessions / adorations:  5 p.m., Main Post Chapel

Weekday Mass:  Thursday noon, Main Post Chapel

 

Protestant

Traditional Service:  Sunday 9 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel

- Patterned after mainline denominations such as Presbyterian, Methodist, and Baptist faiths.

Liturgical Service:  Sunday, 11 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel

- Modeled towards Anglican, Lutheran, and Episcopal services.

Gospel Service:  Sunday 10 a.m., Po Valley Chapel

- Enthusiastic, inspirational, Protestant worship service.

Chapel Next Service:  Sunday 11 a.m., Main Post Chapel

- Contemporary worship service similar to non-denominational with praise and worship songs.

 

Jewish

Friday:  6 p.m., Main Post Chapel

 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Wednesday:  6 p.m., Main Post Chapel (Held during Faith and Family Night)

 

 

Bible Studies, Youth Groups, Religious Education and Auxiliaries

Main Post Chapel

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel:  Tuesday 9:30 a.m.

  • Youth Ministry of the Chapel:  Wednesday 6 p.m.

  • AWANAs for children:  Sunday 3 p.m.

  • Catholic Women of the Chapel:  Thursday 9:30 a.m.

  • Catholic Youth:  Sunday 4 p.m.

  • Catholic Religious Education:  Sunday 10:15 a.m.

Many of the worship services have Bible studies and Sunday school classes, as well as mid-week events. For more information, contact the Main Post Chapel at (315) 772-5591.

 

Faith and Family Night

Wednesday 6 p.m., Main Post Chapel

Faith and Family Night is a chapel community-sponsored program that hosts a variety of faith-based small group studies for singles or families following a light dinner.

Sign up for classes through the director of religious education: (315) 772-2423.

 

Operation Helping Hand

Operation Helping Hand is a ministry of the Fort Drum Religious Support Office designed to help Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis in their life. For more information, contact your unit chaplain or religious affairs specialist.

 

(Updated September 2019)