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

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

Trunk or Treat, Prescription Drug Take Back, art, music and more highlight weekend activities, starting tonight

Many different Trunk or Treat and other events at various locations are available to individuals and families in Allegany County and beyond from tonight through the end of the month, including the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back in both Belmont and Cuba to keep unused prescription drugs out of the hands of abusers, children and … Read more

New ministries for women and singers starting this week in Friendship

Two new ministry opportunities will get underway this week for Friendship area women and those who like to sing. A newly re-formed Just Do It! ministry will be opening its doors to women throughout the area Wednesday, October 11, with a noon to 1:30PM light lunch followed by a first-hand account of past trips to … Read more

Friendship churches welcome a chapel

Friendship church leaders have welcomed a new chapel to the community. Several community pastors were on hand this afternoon as the small mobile structure was put into place on the front lawn of the former St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 30 East Main Street to receive no-longer-used Bibles and Christian literature for shipment to pastors … Read more

Houghton University begins Kingdom Conversations as it appoints Student Kingdom Ambassadors

Houghton University will host the first of three monthly educational sessions tonight as it begins a new Kingdom Initiative directed toward “learning about, engaging with and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Houghton University and the Kingdom of God.” The public gatherings will be held from 7PM to 8PM on Thursday, September 28, and Tuesdays, … Read more

Friendship churches join together to host free community Family Day Celebration next week

Several Friendship churches are joining together next week for a new community Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair, with a simple meal, kid’s games, hundreds of dollars in giveaways and prizes, and information on community resources which can benefit individuals and families being provided. The free event will be held from 5PM to 7PM on … Read more

It’s Back to Church Weekend for many Allegany County churches and congregations

Nearly two dozen Allegany County area churches are joining together this weekend to invite congregants back to church, after summer vacations may have interrupted schedules, and to encourage non-churchgoers to check out a church in or near their communities. The number of participating churches in Allegany County for the national Back to Church Weekend observance … Read more

Beatty leads revival series at Houghton University

Next Gen Team Leader Santes Beatty of The Wesleyan Church leads one of four revival series services for students and the public this morning at Houghton University. Beatty, who discussed matters of personal healing last night for those who are struggling and reaching out to those who are different this morning, will speak again at … Read more

Three-day spiritual revival series starts Sunday at Houghton University

Rooted, a free public series of spiritual revival services over three days, is returning to Houghton University tomorrow. Four sessions will be held in the John and Charles Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue, including 6PM Sunday, and 7PM Monday and Tuesday, September 11-12 services. An 11:10AM to 11:50AM Monday Chapel service also will be … Read more

Allegany County churches prepare for Back to Church Weekend

Many Allegany County churches are gearing up to observe a national Back to Church Weekend observance next month, with the number to date being the most per county of any area of Upstate New York and beyond. In addition, participation by the five churches of Friendship is the largest per population in Upstate counties. Signs … Read more

Houghton speaker expects a new generation of youth seeking revival

The speaker for a three-day revival, worship and spiritual renewal series next month at Houghton University believes the country is “on the precipice of something we’ve never seen before – a generation emerging committed to prayer, seeking God’s presence and longing for revival.” Rev. Santes Beatty, director of the Next Gen Church Multiplication and Discipleship … Read more

Vacation Bible Schools start Sunday

A Vacation Bible School in both Wellsville and Belmont will start Sunday evening. Twists & Turns, for ages four through adult years will be held from 5:45PM to 8PM through Wednesday, August 9, at the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church, 3350 County Road 29, Wellsville, and will include games, other activities activities, snacks, and learning about … Read more

Friendship and Wellsville area churches invite the public to community gatherings

A Friendship Community Picnic this Sunday, with a worship service and dish-to-pass dinner in Wellsville the following weekend, are being hosted by area churches for their communities, with an ice cream social also on the schedule. The five Friendship churches, part of a new What God is Doing in Friendship ny initiative, will bring together … Read more

More free events this week with some 125 listings in the days ahead

Nearly a dozen free or primarily-free events are scheduled through Friday of this week in Allegany County, with another nine listed during this coming weekend. A sampling is included in the graphic which accompanies this story. Over 120 total activities for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond now appear on our exclusive Allegany … Read more

Friendship churches joining together to address community needs

A group of Friendship churches today introduced a new What God is Doing in Friendship ny initiative which is designed to highlight what God, through His congregations, is doing within the community and new ministries to help address the needs of its residents, including engagement of a children, youth and families ministry director. A new … Read more

Allegany Hope, Houghton University and more at Families Pavilion today at Wellsville

Mostly sunny skies are expected to greet thousands of visitors today as more than a dozen Christian organizations participate in a Families Pavilion as part of the annual Main Street Festival in Wellsville, an adjunct to the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend. Houghton University and Allegany Hope will be among organizations highlighting the activity, organized … Read more

Great Wellsville Balloon Rally and more scheduled for this weekend in Allegany County

Although the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally will take center stage this weekend in Allegany County, there are accompanying activities in Wellsville, and more in other parts of Allegany County. Residents will keep their eyes on the sky for not only balloons but the weather, with today being the most prone to thunderstorms during the day … Read more

Houghton University to host series of public Christian revival series in September

Rooted, a three-day free public series of spiritual revival services, will return to Houghton University in September. Four sessions are included on the University’s fall calendar, to be held in the John and Charles Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue, including 6PM Sunday, September 10; 11:10AM Monday, September 11, as part of the regular campus … Read more

Multi-church tent revival comes to Jasper

Jasper extended-area residents praised God and Jesus Christ through songs, messages, puppets, skits and more yesterday afternoon and evening as several churches from the Southwestern Steuben County area joined together to host a pre-July 4th tent revival. Congregants from Jasper churches Boyd’s Corners Bible Church and the United Church of Jasper, the West Jasper Wesleyan … Read more