About Our Building

The First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake is located at 57 Church Street, opposite the tallest building in the village, the DeChantal Apartments. Parking is available in the lot to the left of the church or along Church and St. Bernard Streets. Visitors may enter the front entrance of the church, located at the center of the building near the street. Visitors also may use the handicap-accessible entrance on the right side of the building by going up the gently inclined ramp that passes under the church bell's wooden tower. Copies of recent sermons and newsletters can be found in the side entrance, as well as sign-up sheets (for coffee hour, special music, classes, etc.), bulletin boards, and a basket to receive donations of food for the local food pantry.

Church Office and Pastor's Office

The church office is located immediately to the right inside the building's front door. The pastor's office is located about halfway to the back of the building, on the right side of a hallway that leads from the sanctuary and the side entrance foyer to the Great Hall located at the back of the building.

Rest Rooms

Main floor rest rooms are located on the left side of the same hallway. Downstairs rest rooms are located off the downstairs hallway near the center of the building.

Great Hall and Kitchen

The church's Great Hall, built in the late 1980s, has proven to be a wise and useful addition to the building. The large, well-lit space has a wood floor, large windows on the south and west sides, a large wooden table and chairs for small-group classes and meetings, comfortable sofas and chairs for informal conversation, and a children's area. There are enough tables and chairs to accommodate groups of about 100 people. The room has been used for classes, dances, concerts, coffeehouses, meetings, dinners, Scout meetings, worship and memorial services, NA meetings, and many other events over the last 20 years.

Building Use Inquiries

To inquire about building use and availability, call the church office at 518-891-3401 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.