Food and poverty to be Thursday focus in Cuba

A community forum on poverty and food insecurity has been scheduled for Thursday in Cuba. The ACCORD Community Action Agency in Belmont will conduct the session, the second this year on issues impacting Allegany County communities, from 6PM to 7:30PM, May 23, at the First Baptist Church, 17 South Street. The gathering will include testimonies … Read more

Two musical events scheduled for Northern Allegany County

Music followers are able to attend two events which have been scheduled over the next week in Northern Allegany County. Houghton Academy will be hosting a student music-led Worship Night of Praise from 7PM to 8PM Wednesday, May 22, in its auditorium at 9790 Thayer Street, with the Final Harvest trio appearing at the Caneadea … 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

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

Prayer for school expands next week into National Day of Prayer observances in Friendship

A monthly prayer gathering at Friendship Central School will be extended next week to include a full-day observance of the National Day of Prayer, with four different prayer activities being scheduled to enable the entire community to participate. Three pastors from the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches will take part … Read more

Final registrations underway for regional Amish Awareness Conference starting Friday at Friendship

Less than a handful of days remain for required registration for a dwindling number of available seats for a regional Amish Awareness Conference being held Friday night and Saturday in Friendship. The April 19-20 event, co-sponsored by the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches, Allegany Hope, and Family Life Network Radio, … 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

Family Life Radio joins Amish Awareness Conference, only one week left for early registration savings

Family Life Network (FLN) regional radio has joined the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches and Allegany Hope in co-sponsoring this month’s Amish Awareness Conference, with only a week remaining to capture a 20 percent early registration savings. The event will be held Friday night-Saturday, April 19-20, at the Friendship Bible … Read more

Good Friday services scheduled in Alfred and Wellsville

Two groups will be observing Good Friday services this week in Alfred and Wellsville. Three organizations of college students will gather at 3PM March 29 at the Alfred Village Bandstand at Saxon Drive and Main Street for a public Prayer Rally. The time, signifying the hour of Jesus’ death on the cross at Calvary, will … Read more

Friendship churches place focus on Easter as Holy Week begins

Although Easter is seen by many as just another holiday when families can get together for a time of relaxation and connections, several Friendship churches are creating an expanded focus this year as to what they view as the true meaning of the holiday celebration. The What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of … 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

Registration open for regional Amish Awareness Conference next month in Friendship

Early registrations are underway at Friendship for a regional Amish Awareness Conference next month which is designed to acquaint area residents with aspects of the Amish lifestyle and how to reach out to them and other increasing cultures throughout the area. The Friday night-Saturday workshop, provided by Mission to Amish People (MAP) of Greenwich, Ohio, … Read more

Men now invited to women’s monthly missions luncheons and presentations

Reaching the Amish will be the topic for this week’s Friendship women’s missions group luncheon meeting which, for the first time, will be open to men. Women in the Just Do It! mission group, birthed by the United Church of Friendship, will meet at 11:30AM at The Carter House Ministry Center, 37 East Main Street, … Read more

Learning more about Christianity at Easter

An additional community introduction to Christianity is being added in Friendship as Easter approaches. A free book study on Christianity, by Debra Wroblewski, is being held from 6:30PM to 8PM Tuesdays at the United Church of Friendship, 31 East Main Street. The review-discussion opportunity for individuals who want to know more about the Christian faith … Read more

Friendship church adds Blessings Box for food and other items to its outreach activities

Friendship area residents will be able to share food supplies and other items with others as the result of a new outreach by a local church. The United Church of Friendship has installed a Blessings Box outside its parking lot/handicapped ramp entrance at 31 East Main Street, with foodstuffs and other items, such as diapers … Read more

Wednesday presentation to focus on how one can become an online missionary

Friendship area women will learn Wednesday how they can become online missionaries. The United Church of Friendship Just Do It! women’s group will host local missionary Anita Baird Jones at its free monthly luncheon meeting from noon to 1:30PM on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb­ruary 14, at The Carter House Mission Center, 37 East Main Street. Jones will … Read more

Over 150 receive preparedness training in advance of this week’s potential Nor’easter

Over 150 Allegany County area residents received New York Citizen Preparedness Corps Training, just in time for a potential Nor’easter Monday night into Tuesday. Nearly 90 free emergency backpack go-kits were distributed yesterday afternoon to Friendship area households by the New York National Guard and State Office of Emergency Management, with nearly 70 more provided … Read more

Friendship churches alliance featured in Family Life Network radio interview

A two-state Christian radio network is featuring an alliance of Friendship churches which are working together to reach into the community and beyond. Family Life Network (FLN) in Bath, which owns more than 60 stations and translators in Western and Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania, is reporting on the group which has presented or … Read more