Visiting Bethesda

We love visitors and encourage you to come! Please feel free to introduce yourself to someone during your visit. If you are visiting for a worship service, you might find the information on the worship page and the newcomers page helpful. If you have questions before you come, contact us.

Please be aware that our church doors open approximately 15-30 minutes before a scheduled event (depending on the event), so if you would like to look around our beautiful church building for a bit, a good time to do so is shortly before or immediately following a scheduled event. Sunday mornings between the scheduled worship services is an ideal time to take a look at the stained glass and the reredos.


Location & Parking

Our church building is located at 26 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, New York. Please note that our offices are in a different location, at 178 Elm Street, Suite 5.

The parking lot surrounding the church at 26 Washington has installed new gates, making the lot accessible only by credit or debit card. The rates are as follows:

  • First two hours: free
  • Additional hours: $5 per hour; up to $20 maximum

The only gate for churchgoers is the Congress Street gate. Certain spaces near Washington Street remain reserved for residents, please do not park in any spot that is labeled “Reserved”.

See this list for other parking options in downtown Saratoga Springs.


Hearing Impaired

Although we are wired throughout the church for sound, we also offer hand-held units for the hearing impaired. Please ask an usher standing in the rear of the church if you would like to try out one of these devices.

Disabled Access

Thanks to donations given to our Building Fund, Bethesda is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair lift located in the main side entrance to our church. Please have someone notify an usher if you need help operating the lift.

COVID Guidelines

See the latest guidelines for in-person worship.