Free multi-faceted community picnic event Saturday at Friendship

Followers of the Way – Nile Community Church is hosting a multi-faceted day of activities for individuals and families Saturday, expanding significantly on its annual free community ice cream social to include a picnic and more. The July 20 event will be held from 9:30AM to 4PM, with area residents and families invited to attend … Read more

Music on the Lawn to feature tunes and instruments from the ages

A variety of music and instruments from over the ages will be provided for Friendship area residents Thursday night during the first in a summer Music on the Lawn series. The Friendship Free Library is hosting the husband and wife team of John and Sondra Bromka, performing as Bells & Motley, for a One World, … 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

Independence Week activities scheduled in Allegany County

Independence Week is bringing a flurry of activities for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond. Check out detailed weather forecasts for specific locations, days and times for a full seven-day period through links in our exclusive Weather Resources in the left column of this page or at Free events scheduled from Thursday … Read more

Community-wide prayer initiative to Bless Every Home in Friendship and beyond

A group of Friendship churches is embarking on an initiative to Bless Every Home through prayer on an ongoing basis, helping to create a foundation for community revival and transformation. The What God is DoingTM in Friendship ny alliance of churches is seeking to pray for every household in the town through an community prayer … 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

Free outdoor movies offered next weekend at two Allegany County locations

Allegany County area residents will have opportunities next weekend to watch free movies while enjoying the outdoors. Nationally-acclaimed films by the Kendrick Brothers will be presented Friday and Saturday nights, starting at dusk, at sites in Rushford and Friendship under auspices of area churches. The films are screened by a missionary couple who are part … Read more

Friendship Library kicks off its summer reading program Saturday with look at evolving STEAM room

The Friendship Free Library will start off its summer reading program Saturday which will include a preview of its evolving STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) room. The June 29 event will start at 2PM at the 44 West Main Street facility, one of many Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading kickoffs being … 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

Senior health education series starts next week in Friendship

An education series for older adults seeking to learn how to stay healthy is starting next week in Friendship, with a $30 gift card provided to those attending all six sessions. The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) will be offered from 1PM to 2:30PM on Mondays and Thursdays from June 10-27, at the Friendship … Read more

Friendship churches to host two missionaries this month in public presentations

Friendship area residents have two opportunities in June to learn about the work of missionaries in different parts of the world during public presentations, with free meals. Next Wednesday, June 12, the Just Do It! women’s missions group of the United Church of Friendship will host Don Little of Houghton, a ministry consultant for the … 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

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

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

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

Prescription Drug Take Back this month at Andover and Wellsville

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Andover and Wellsville this month to keep the unused medicines off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The spring event will be held from 10AM to 2PM, Saturday, April 27, at … 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