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

NORAD tracking Santa for 65th year

Girls and boys around the world will be able to track Santa’s annual Christmas Eve journey by computer and cell phone Sunday as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reveals Santa’s minute-by-minute whereabouts as he takes his annual airborne trek from country to country. The United States and Canada bi-national organization, which defends the … Read more

FLN Radio 72-hour Christmas music focus starts at midnight

Family Life Network, a Christian radio system with 65 stations in New York and Pennsylvania, including two in Allegany County, will be be focused on musical selections which celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, starting at midnight today and continuing through midnight on Christmas. The 72-hour event occurs each year across the network’s expanding system … Read more

Community Christmas Eve-Eve Party set for Friendship

The Friendship Free Library will host a Saturday night before Christmas party for the community. The Christmas Eve-Eve Party for kids of all ages, plus “well-behaved parents and pets,” will be from 6PM to 8PM, December 23, at the library facility at 44 West Main Street. Participants will have an opportunity to meet Santa, enjoy … Read more

Blue Christmas Service Thursday in Wellsville

A special evening Blue Christmas Service tomorrow in Wellsville will reflect upon the emotional struggles of many who are mourning losses during this general season of joy. The candlelight event, to start at 7PM at Grace United Church, 289 North Main Street, will include prayer, hanging of glittering stars for ones being remembered, and scripture … Read more

Children and youth sing and play about the True Meaning of Christmas

Some 30 members of the Foun­tain Arts Cen­ter Youth Choir of Belmont performed yesterday at the United Church of Friendship as part of a multi-church What God is Doing in Friendship ny Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas activity. The group of Allegany County children and youth, supplemented by both children and adult voice and … Read more

Community dinner is Wednesday at Wellspring Ministries of Belfast

Wellspring Ministries of Belfast will host its annual Christmas dinner at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, December 20, and then will be closed for the holidays until Wednesday, January 3. The Christian ministry provides free meals for the community at 11:30AM, and used clothing and household goods from 10AM to 1:15 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays at … Read more

Food, music, concert, gingerbread house competition and display, Santa, and more this weekend

A variety of holiday activities are scheduled this weekend, a week before Christmas, for children and adults. In Wellsville, a free Saturday community meal will be followed by a showing of the music classic, A White Christmas, and an afternoon tour of the village by Santa on a fire truck. An educational series on Israel … Read more

Dozens of free online Christmas videos available for children and adults of all ages

Allegany Hope is making dozens of online Christmas videos for all ages available without cost to area residents. Our organization’s community subscription allows access to more than 20,000 online videos and movies overall as part of the RightNow Media @Work library. In addition to Christmas and other holidays offerings, a broad selection of materials are … 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

Holiday assistance applications being accepted through December 5

The Allegany County Community Action Angels holiday gifts program for children is accepting applications through Tuesday, December 5. The annual initiative, sponsored by ACCORD of Belmont, receives applications and then refers families to local town and/or school programs, if available. Children through nine years of age receive gifts and those from 10 to 18 are … Read more

Saturday spotlights Allegany County Christmas activities

Although today kicks off the “official” Christmas shopping season and festivities, Saturday will highlight some area focuses. Small Business Saturday, a nationwide designation to encourage consumers to recognize the impact which occurs when they engage with the 33 million small businesses in the United States that power America’s economy, create jobs and make communities vibrant, … Read more

Santa’s journey around the world is available for viewing by millions of children and adults

UPCOMING: Santa’s annual journey around the world, which can be tracked visually by children and adults alike by computer and cell phone apps, starts in less than two days. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a United States and Canada bi-national organization which defends the homeland through aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning … Read more

‘Once in a generation storm’ is forecast to start tomorrow morning

BREAKING – **** Please Share with family members and friends **** A “once in a generation storm,” as described by the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, will move into the Allegany County, NY, region tomorrow morning, creating a mixture of weather components through Christmas Weekend and beyond. Different situations are projected for this Arctic … Read more

A Friendship Christmas to be held Thursday, other services during Christmas weekend

The Carter House, a community ministry of the United Church of Friendship, will host A Friendship Christmas celebration for children and families from 6:30PM to 8:30PM Thursday. Free games, crafts, pizza, cookies, beverages, a retelling of The Christmas Story, singing, and more will be held December 22 at the facility at 37 East Main Street. … Read more

Temperatures projected to rise and then plunge to sub-zero windchills by Christmas Eve day

BREAKING: New weather forecasts are showing a roller coaster temperatures ride into Christmas weekend, rising to near 50 degrees actual temperatures in Central Allegany County, NY, early Friday morning before plunging to sub-zero windchills all day Christmas Eve. The Lake Effect Snow Warning, originally scheduled to end early this afternoon for Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties … Read more

Free Christmas dinner scheduled for next Wednesday at Belfast

Wellspring Ministries of Belfast will be hosting its free Christmas dinner next Wednesday for area residents. The 11:30AM December 21 event will be held at the organization’s facility at 5993 County Road 16, just east of State Route 19. The Christian outreach serves Allegany County residents in need with food, clothing, household goods and encouragement. … Read more

Free community meal and family movies tomorrow at Wellville library

A free meal is being provided tomorrow by three churches and several community organizations as part of this year’s Hometown Holidays 2022 events in Wellsville. The dinner will be available at noon Saturday, December 11, at the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 North Main Street, with no pre-registrations required. The Community Kitchen, Grace United … Read more