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

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

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

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 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

Cattaraugus County child records The True Meaning of Easter on YouTube

Nine-year-old Marcus Ethan Tom of Allegany has narrated a video for children and adults about the True Meaning of Easter, one of several he has completed and broadcast on YouTube during the past four years. According to a website narrative at https://tinyurl.com/Planet-Marcus, Marcus, a son of Panvenni Films founder and director, Murphy E. Tom, expressed … Read more

Free Easter dinner is Wednesday at Wellspring Ministries of Belfast

Wellspring Ministries of Belfast will host its annual Easter dinner at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, March 27, and then will be closed until the following Wednesday, April 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 its … 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

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

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

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

Hope Explored to be facilitated in Wellsville

Hope Explored, an informal three-session course for anyone wanting to find hope, peace, and purpose in life will start tomorrow at The Presbyterian Church of Wellsville. The free sessions will be held from 7PM to 8:30PM on Tuesdays, January 16, 23 and 30, at the church facility at 68 North Main Street. Pastor Tom Kristoffersen … 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

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

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