New web presence for What God is Doing in Allegany County ny

A new web presence is highlighting What God is DoingTM in Allegany County ny. The group Facebook page, designed to focus on the work of churches and other Christian organizations in the county, has been developed by Allegany Hope as a supplement to our Allegany Hope Community News and Resources website and group Facebook page. … Read more

Vacation Bible Schools scheduled for kids

At least three Vacation Bible Schools are being held for Allegany County area youngsters during July and August. Churches in Almond, Belmont and Scio will be providing multi-evening opportunities, including: — The Great Jungle Journey – An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation, will be held from 5:30PM to 8PM, from Sunday, July 28 to … Read more

Free outdoor movie readying for showing tonight

A mobile outdoor movie setup is ready for tonight’s free showing of the War Room film at Island Park in Friendship, hosted by the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches. The presentation will start at dusk at the 27 West Water Street (County Road 31) location, the second appearance in Allegany … Read more

Houghton Academy graduates holding 30 times greater average scholarship awards this year

Houghton Academy is basking in the distinction of having this year’s graduating class obtain average higher education scholarship awards of more than 30 times the national average. Head of School Toby Travis reports that the nine seniors at the private middle and high school garnered an average $135,676 in scholarships, compared with a national average … Read more

Friendship church to expand annual ice cream social to free community picnic and more

A Friendship church is expanding its traditional summer ice cream social this year to include a free community picnic, music, a bounce house, and games. Followers of the Way – Nile Community Church will be joined by the Seventh Day Baptist churches of the Allegany Association in hosting a Stir & Spur event on Saturday, … Read more

Southeast Asia missionary to provide public overview of current situation in that area

A Western New York missionary, unidentified due to the work he often is involved with in Southeast Asia, will provide a public overview in Friendship later this month about Christian efforts in that region. The individual will speak about interruptions of Christian mission activities during COVID, along with his views of the future of Christianity … Read more

Houghton professor and physician named as Fullbright scholar for Uganda work

A Houghton University physician will spend the next school year in Uganda after being chosen as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. David Brubaker, M.D, director of Health Services and an assistant professor of biology at the educational institution, will teach at Bwindi Community College, a Christ-centered ministry in Southwest Uganda which is focused on improving the … Read more

Top seniors named at Houghton Academy as first county high school graduation occurs tomorrow

Top senior students have been named by Houghton Academy as it holds this year’s first high school graduation in Allegany County Saturday. Bella Stevens, daughter of Michelle and Charles Steven.0s, leads her class as valedictorian with a 95.06 unweighted average, with Wesley Davidson, son of Bryan and Kerrie Davidson being named as salutatorian with a … Read more

Friendship churches expand monthly prayer at school with a continental breakfast to follow

The regular monthly community prayer gathering held at Friend­ship Central School by churches now will be followed by a continental breakfast on a regular basis, effective next Thursday, June 6. The additional feature started last month when prayer in front of the school led to a simple meal across the street at the Bible Baptist … Read more

Fountain Arts Center and Genesee Valley Chorus combine for free Houghton concert

The Fountain Arts Center in Belmont and the Genesee Valley Chorus will come together in June for an On Earth as it is in Heaven concert at Houghton University. The free event will be held from 6:30PM to 8PM Saturday, June 8, in the Wesley Chapel Auditorium at 1 Willard Avenue. The Fountain Arts Center … Read more

National Day of Prayer begins, with noon and evening sessions remaining in Friendship

A large representation of the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches gathered this morning in front of Friendship Central School for its monthly prayer gathering, with the event and two additional activities today happening to coincide with National Day of Prayer (NDP) observances. The group, which prayed for the school, its … Read more

Art exhibit, children’s music groups scheduled for this weekend

An art exhibit and two student musician performances are scheduled in three area communities this coming weekend. The free public activities will include a 2PM to 5PM Saturday, May 4, Reflections exhibit by artist Adrianna Taylor at The Fountain Arts Center Galley at The Belmont hotel at 40 Schuyler Street (State Route 19), Belmont. The … Read more

Friendship church to host clothing giveaway, Colombia missions luncheon

A Friendship church will be hosting both a clothing giveaway and a free Colombia missions luncheon for next week. The United Church of Friendship has scheduled a gently-used clothing giveaway from 10AM to 6PM Thursday, May 9; 10AM to 4PM Friday, May 10; and 10AM to 2PM Saturday, May 11. Donated clothing also is being … Read more

Cross-cultural missions and concerts highlight Houghton University opportunities this week

A Houghton University graduate, who now is associate professor of intercultural studies at Columbia International University, will lead several free attendance opportunities for the public this week at Houghton University. Klejment-Lavin, Ph.D., who spent 13 years in intercultural ministry in Indonesia and South Korea, will speak at the 11:10AM services this morning at the Wesley … Read more

Many gain insights into a closed Amish culture

A variety of congregants from churches in Allegany and surrounding counties, along with government and community services representatives and the general public, learned about many aspects of the increasing Amish population this weekend during an Amish Awareness Conference in Friendship. A full house was present for a Friday night dinner and sessions which introduced educational … Read more

Orthodox Christianity and numerous musical events are scheduled this week for the public at Houghton

The director of communications at the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University in New York City, described as a seasoned expert with over 15 years of experience within the Moscow Patriarchate, will present this year’s Second Annual Shirley A. Mullen Lectureship tomorrow night at Houghton University, while a series of musical and other activities … 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

Houghton University senior adults group delves into retirement planning

A senior adults group at Houghton University is embarking on a free weekly afternoon discussion series to explore some of the issues associated with planning for or being in the midst of retirement. ENCORE! is hosting five Thursday sessions, entitled Daring to Live Into Resurrection Community, from 4PM to 5:30PM, through May 9, in its … Read more

Regional radio previews Amish Awareness Conference, early registration ends Sunday

A regional radio network has previewed components of the upcoming Amish Awareness Conference in Friendship, with early registration savings ending tomorrow. Family Life Network (FLN), with more than 60 stations in Western and Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania, including two in Allegany County, featured the primary Mission to Amish People (MAP) presenter, Samuel Girod, … Read more