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, Riva Ridge Chapel: (315) 772-5591
Family Life & Spiritual Fitness Center, Po Valley Chapel: (315) 772-5540
10th Mountain Division Religious Support Team, Hays Hall, Room 131: (315) 772-5542
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
The Religious Support Office provides a variety of religious services for Soldiers, families and retirees and DoD civilians, including Traditional Protestant, Lutheran, Chapel Next and Gospel; Roman Catholic; Jewish, and Muslim services.
Worship service times are as follows:
Confession: Saturday 4 p.m., Main Post Chapel
Mass: Saturday 5 p.m., Main Post Chapel
Mass: Sunday 9 a.m., Main Post Chapel
Sacraments: Wednesday 6 p.m., Po Valley Chapel
Mass: Thursday noon, Riva Ridge Chapel
Lutheran Service: Sunday 9:30 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.
Traditional Service: Sunday 11 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel
- Patterned after mainline denominations such as Presbyterian, Methodist, and Baptist faiths.
Chapel Next Service: Sunday 11 a.m., Main Post Chapel
- Contemporary worship service similar to non-denominational with praise and worship songs.
Shabbos: Friday 6 p.m., Riva Ridge Chapel
Jum'ah: Friday 12:30 p.m., Po Valley Chapel
Bible Studies, Youth Groups, Religious Education and Auxiliaries
Protestant Women of the Chapel: Tuesday 9 a.m., Po Valley Chapel
Club Beyond: Wednesday and Thursday 6 p.m., Po Valley Chapel
Navigators: Wednesday 6 p.m., Po Valley Chapel
Catholic Youth: Wednesday 6 p.m., Po Valley Chapel
Catholic Women of the Chapel: Thursday 9 a.m., Riva Ridge Chapel
Catholic Youth Group: Thursday 5:30 p.m., Riva Ridge Chapel
Catholic Religious Education: Sunday 10:45 a.m., AAR Building
AWANA: Sunday 3 p.m., Po Valley Chapel
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.
NOTE: All religious education activities are on a modified schedule due to COVID-19 prevention measures. For more information, please contact the director of religious education at (315) 772-6216.
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.