Woolsey Children’s and Adolescent Literature Collection open at Houghton

Melinda Elwell of Houghton and her children listen as a student from the children’s literature course at Houghton University reads a story this week during the dedication reception for the Woolsey Children’s and Adolescent Literature Collection. The collection, which has opened to the public in the bottom floor of the Willard J. Houghton Library at … Read more

Houghton University opens children and adolescent literature collection and art show, plus more

Houghton University is unveiling a children’s and adolescent literature collection and a graduating seniors art show this week, with receptions, along with hosting additional public events. The first reception will be from 10AM to noon, Thursday, April 11, in the basement level of the Willard J. Houghton Library at 1 Willard Avenue, with the opening … Read more

Family Resource Center publishes activities calendar for April

The new First Steps Family Resource Center at Wellsville has published its calendar of activities for April, with a host of events being provided without cost. The Center, at 83 North Main Street, is open Mondays through Thursdays for parents and children, with specific activities each day. Further information is available at frc@ardentnetwork.org or (585) … Read more

Public focus on theology and culture scheduled at Houghton University

An Old Testament Bible scholar will be the presenter for this year’s public Woolsey Lecture Series in Theology and Culture next month at Houghton University. John H. Walton, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Illinois, will discuss Listening Ears and Teachable Minds: Letting the Text Speak on Its … Read more

Weekend Easter Egg Hunts may mix with adverse weather Saturday

Several Easter Egg Hunts are on the schedule for this weekend in Allegany County, with those into Saturday afternoon potentially mixing with snow, sleet and freezing rain. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 2PM tomorrow as temperatures hover around freezing, although impacts generally appear to be greater in the central and northern parts … Read more

Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing the Will of God study resumes at Friendship

A study on Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing the Will of God has resumed in Friendship following a holidays break. The weekly sessions are being offered from 1:30PM to 2:30PM Thursdays at The Carter House Community Ministry Center, 37 East Main Street, Friendship. A joint initiative of the United Church of Friendship, Followers of … Read more

A ton of Friendship Christian materials being shipped to other countries

Over a ton of no-longer-used Bibles, Sunday School materials and other Christian study resources are on the way to pastors and missionaries in other countries as a result of a Friendship churches initiative. The Traveling Chapel, a ministry of PhotosforSouls.com of Alfred, has been the depository for the items since October as the churches joined … Read more

A Friendship Christmas gets underway

The churches of Friendship joined together last night to begin a multi-week A Friendship Christmas – Celebrating the True Message of Christmas. Singing of The First Noel, to reflect the birth of Jesus, a reading from Chapter 2 of the Gospel of Luke from the Bible which narrates the story of Christmas, prayer, and lighting … Read more

Friendship churches join together for community events for Celebrating the True Message of Christmas

Friendship churches are joining together for a series of events next month to help focus on the True Message of Christmas. A Friendship Christmas Celebration will begin this coming Saturday, December 2, with a series of activities for individuals and families which will run right through Christmas, and even New Year’s Eve. The schedule includes … Read more

Friendship churches welcome a chapel

Friendship church leaders have welcomed a new chapel to the community. Several community pastors were on hand this afternoon as the small mobile structure was put into place on the front lawn of the former St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 30 East Main Street to receive no-longer-used Bibles and Christian literature for shipment to pastors … Read more

Prolific Christian writer residing in Wellsville

Wellsville has its own nationally recognized Christian author, who recently released a new book at the age of 91. Gerald Borchert and his wife, Doris, came to Wellsville following appointment of his daughter-in-law, Karen, as pastor of Grace United Church some two-and-a-half years ago, with his son, Mark, becoming dean of management and creative arts, … Read more

Christian writer, 91, to discuss newest book at Wellsville

Gerald Borchert, a 91-year-old Christian writer, will discuss his latest book, Reading John: The Bible’s Transforming Storybook, tomorrow night at the David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville. The prolific writer, seminary professor, former lawyer, pastor and television teacher, who was born in Canada, will speak at 6PM Thursday, June 22, at the library facility … Read more