At AGCC, we believe the church is not a building, the church is us – the family of believers gathered to worship God, encourage one another, and be equipped with the Bible to impact our world for Christ. Learn more about how we gather to fulfill this purpose and what to expect when you come for a visit.


When to Arrive

Our Sunday service begins at 10 AM. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early. If you have children, we encourage you to register them in our Children’s Ministry classes, (see more below).  It will take approximately 10 minutes to register, though this only happens on the first visit.


What to Wear

While the Bible teaches us to dress modestly, it doesn’t specify exactly what to wear. Our congregation varies in styles from jeans to suits and everything in between. Wear what you feel is appropriate and modest for Church.



3060 Hamburg Street, Schenectady, New York 12303

AGCC is easy to find no matter where you are coming from. We are about 1 mile from the NYS Thruway and I 890.  We are located on the roundabout of Carmen Road, Hamburg Street, and Curry Road in Rotterdam.





Parking – We have ample parking in our parking lot and several designated handicap spots.


Children’s Check-in

To provide a safe and secure environment for all our children, please register your children for Children’s Ministry when you arrive for your first visit – you’ll only have to register once, no matter how often or frequently you attend.


Once registered, each week you’ll check-in at the self-serve Visitor Registration kiosk, where you and your child will each be issued corresponding registration codes that will ensure your child will only be released to you. Please note: Classrooms open at 9:50 and registration closes at 10:20 AM.


Children’s Ministry

At AGCC, our Children’s Ministry classes provide an exciting and engaging learning experience for all children during our weekly Sunday morning service. Children’s Ministry classes start at 10:00AM, please check-in by 9:50AM. Pick-up starts at the conclusion of service, usually between 11:15AM and 11:30AM.  Learn more about our three children’s classes below: 


  • Nursery – 3 to 35 months – Available during Sunday morning service
    We have a wonderful staff of people who provide loving care for your baby so you may enjoy the service without concern or distraction. Your children are cared for by people who deeply love the Lord and have a passion for playing and engaging with little ones just like yours! Please know that we don’t change diapers, we will notify you if your child needs changing. 
  • Little Lights – 3 years through Kindergarten – Meets during the Sunday morning service
    Children from 3 years old to Kindergarten get to enjoy age-appropriate, crafts, worship, puppet skits, lessons, play time, presentations and more, which all work together to reinforce their Bible lessons and help them learn about God’s love and who Jesus is.
  • Kids Church – Grades 1 to 6 – Meets only on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday’s during the morning service.
    Children form grades 1 – 6 grade, learn about Bible events and people through visual lessons, games, crafts, worship, skits, presentations and more. All work together to reinforce their Bible lessons and help them learn and understand that God has a plan for their lives, why Jesus came, and Biblical values. 
First-time Visitors

If it’s your first time visiting AGCC, remember to visit the Information Center and to pick-up your free gift after service!

Praise and Worship

We believe that Praise and Worship is a vital part of our relationship with God. Biblically our worship can include the lifting and clapping of hands, the singing of songs that exalt the Lord Jesus, and the greatness of God through contemporary music. The lyrics are projected on the screens so you can enter into Worship with us. 


Tithes and Offerings

As a guest, feel no obligation to give during this time. Giving is something we do every week as followers of Christ. Generous and cheerful giving is a tangible opportunity for us to place our financial trust in God as we honor Him with our weekly tithe.


Sermons and Teaching

Pastor Jay is an engaging and anointed teacher of God’s Word.  His teaching encourages, equips and strengthens the body of Christ.  He is easy to understand and has a true heart for people.  His greatest joy is seeing people accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior as they realize their need for Him.  Seeing lives change and watching Christians grow in the knowledge of God and His character is most rewarding.  Pastor Jay has the teaching responsibilities from week to week, but other staff and elders are given opportunities to teach on relevant topics from time to time. We always use Biblical references with practical applications that will benefit you in your everyday journey. Missionaries and an occasional guest speaker also spice up our menu. 



Prayer teams are available each Sunday after the morning service to pray with whoever desires it.  Prayer is offered in the front of the Sanctuary . There are also prayer cards you can fill out and drop in the locked box. We meet each week and pray for the requests. 



After our service, we encourage you to stop in the lobby and enjoy a cup of coffee.  Many people stay to meet new people, great each other, and encourage one another. A great opportunity to meet new people and find out more about us. Look at the materials displayed in the Information Center for additional information as you discover that you matter to God.




Information Center

Planning to visit for the first time? Or are you looking to serve in a ministry? Come to the Information Center and get answers and let us make you feel at home. Here you can sign up for an event group or ministry, find various resources, and much more. You can also find a list of local restaurants for your dining pleasure in the Information Center!


Guest FAQs and More

Check out our Guest FAQs for answers to some of the most common questions we hear from new visitors and new believers. You can also send us an email, and someone will get back to you – we’d love to hear from you!

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What if you can’t make it to AGCC this Sunday? You don’t have to miss out – just check out Messages page to view our library of past sermons, along with audio of our Thursday night Bible Study. Many messages are posted with Pastor’s notes so you can follow along with the teaching as if you’d been in the service with us.


Note: We do not have live streams of our service, but do have years of sermons, lessons, and notes available – check it out here or on our YouTube Channel.