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February 2017
February 2017

Sat. 25 Feb, 2017

Disability to Possibility (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 8:00 am)

Disability to Possibility is a conference in its 9th year presented by Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Parent for Students with Disabilities, and Sangamon County Transition Planning Committee.


This free conference features keynote speaker Michele and Aubrie Westmaas; a mother/daughter duo who will inspire and empower parents and educators to recognize students' gifts, support big dreams, and expect the extraordinary. Featured speakers also include an area physician, psychiatrist, behavior analysts, advocates, and other area professionals.


There will be practical information about your child's education issues and a community resource fair with numerous exhibitors.


Central Illinois Community Blood Center will be on hand for a blood drive. You can learn how to complete necessary forms for local and state resources that are available to students with disabilities. There will also be door prizes.


Come connect with other parents, and childcare will be provided at no charge.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

IF: Gathering (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

At IF:Gathering 2017, we’ll look at one of the most influential generations that have ever lived — the early church. The way God moved through them was simple and pure. We believe they are the model we need right now. Our dream is that we would experience the power of God as He does big things through simple acts of faith.


That we live unified, surrendered to God, not just in our minds and in our theology, but also in our daily lives. Our hope is that we would participate with the Spirit of God and see Him go forth in our generation in a most powerful way.


At Hope, our venue is our gym which will be transformed into cozy spaces for lots of conversation, places to pray and multiple screens for viewing the event.


We will have a continental breakfast and a break for lunch.


For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Vendor Fair (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

First Christian Church is holding its second annual Winter Vendor's Fair.


Please come out and have a fun morning filled with shopping and talking with each vendor in one warm place. The vendors include Pink Zebra, Paparazzi, Lu La Roe, Thirty One, Posh, Longeberger, and many more. All sales will go to the vendor.


The table fees collected go to the the 19th annual block party that is held each August to give school supplies to our west side neighbors.


Bring your friends for a great cause.

Spaghetti Supper (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Come join us for our annual spaghetti supper. You can eat in, or carry out is available.


Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-10, and there is no charge for children under 4. There will also be a bake sale.


Hope to see you there!

Sportmans Dinner (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Our 2nd Annual Sportsmans Dinner - The evening will include a catered dinner, door prizes ranging from hunting gear to gift cards, and a presentation from Jeremy Harrill, a North Carolina Wildlife Officer/Game Warden.


Jeremy is the founder of a Sportsman's Ministry called "Heart of a Sportsman," who have helped produce 3 hunting DVD's. Those DVD's have shared the Gospel with over 100,000 sportsmen around the world.

EAS Rocks Gala (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 5:00 pm)

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program is holding its annual event that helps raise funds for programs offered by EAS that support mothers and children in Central Illinois.


See the hard work local artists and designers have done on special designs specifically created for the EAS Rocks Rocking Adirondack Chairs. Each chair will be unique! All sponsors will receive a beautifully designed Adirondack chair. Sponsors make their selection during the gala.


There will be live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, drinks and more!


For tickets, visit the Web site listed above.

Head East (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm)

The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work, and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “THERE’S NEVER BEEN ANY REASON (Save My Life)" has long-been considered by many radio stations across the country as "The Rock & Roll National Anthem." For more than four decades, the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!”


Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar.


Watseka Theatre is a 1931 art deco 375-seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago.


Tickets $35 and are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815-993-6585, or

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 7:30 pm)

Bask in the beauty of Beethoven through his exuberant Prometheus Overture and lyrical Violin Concerto featuring the brilliantly expressive playing of Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma.


The heroic and charming Second Symphony of Sibelius concludes this uplifting evening. Meet guest conductor Ken Lam before the concert at Concert Comments at 6:30 PM in the Sangamon Auditorium.


Ticket prices range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are also available.


There will be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with guest conductor Ken Lam, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts.


Experience it for yourself by calling the number above or visiting the website listed above.

These Shining Lives (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 8:00 pm)

Bradley University Theatre Presents, These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich.


This play celebrates the friendship and solidarity among four working women who discover their independence, and fight for the vindication that may not come in time.


Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students.


Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Events Box Office located in the Hartmann Center, or by calling the number listed above. 


Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more.

Sun. 26 Feb, 2017

These Shining Lives (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 2:30 pm)

Bradley University Theatre Presents, These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich.


This play celebrates the friendship and solidarity among four working women who discover their independence, and fight for the vindication that may not come in time.


Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students.


Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Events Box Office located in the Hartmann Center, or by calling the number listed above. 


Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more.

Building Faith & Choreography (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 3:00 pm)

Let choreography be a fun and simple experience.


Bring your Bibles, and be ready to move as we apply what we learn. Our classes include a Bible study, movement application, a time of worship, and ministry.


All are welcome, no matter what your experience level is, or if you have attended a Kinisi 424 class before. Please dress modestly.


For more information, please visit us on our Facebook page, or contact us using the website or email listed above.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 4:00 pm)

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.


Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.


Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.


No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.


For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alpha course (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 5:00 pm)

Do you wonder if there is more to life? How does God factor in? Have questions?


Come join us for an 11 week ALPHA course answering questions such as, "Is there more to life than this?," "Who is Jesus?," "How does God guide us?," and more.


We are offering free supper and childcare so that you are free to participate or just listen.


For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Spiritual Warfare Training (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 6:00 pm)

Come to Living Faith Baptist Church for a spiritual class that touches on various topics.


Some of these topics include:

  • Breaking Spiritual Bondages
  • The Blood of Jesus Christ
  • Ministry of Holy Angels to Believers


This eight week class will be presented by Bruce Kugler.

"The Legacy Journey" (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 6:00 pm)

Dave Ramsey's "The Legacy Journey" class will lead you deeper into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity.


This class is seven weeks and is geared toward people who have already gone through FPU. The cost for the class is $110 and you will receive a workbook, basic will, and a bonus lesson all in a wooden keepsake box to help you organize and store your important documents.


To register, visit the website listed above.

Mon. 27 Feb, 2017

GriefShare (Mon. 27 Feb, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare is a 13 week DVD and discussion series that is designed for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is a support group that provides a safe and caring place to meet with others on this difficult journey of grief and who understands the heartache and questions of loss.


The DVDs feature clips from counselors, pastors and others who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.


The series will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Grace Church.


There is no fee to participate. For further information or to register, call the church office at the phone number listed above.

Financial Peace University (Mon. 27 Feb, 2017 6:30 pm)

Dave Ramsey's nine-week Financial Peace University.


Monday, January 16th - March 13th.

Financial Peace University (Mon. 27 Feb, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

You are invited to join us for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. This 9-week study will be held at Peace Lutheran Church on Mondays starting Feb. 6  and running through April 3.


The sessions will last between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on discussion from the participants. Childcare will be provided.


The cost is $93 per family and includes all the materials needed, plus access to bonus online components. The class is being led by Amy Denney, who has taken or taught Financial Peace University more than half a dozen times. You can register online at the link above or by calling Amy at the phone number listed above.

Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. 27 Feb, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come and see an intimate vision of Christ's revealed glory through the eyes of John at Bible Study Fellowship.


We meet September 12th through May, on Monday nights from 6:45-8:30.


Our women's class meets at Woodland Baptist Church on N. Allen Road, and the men's class meets at Grace Presbyterian Church on Route 91.  Both classes have school-age programs - children K-12 are welcome and study the same passage at an age-appropriate level.

Tue. 28 Feb, 2017

GriefShare Winter Session (Tue. 28 Feb, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

A winter session of GriefShare will begin on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. This 13-week session will run through April 4 and meets for 2 hours each week.


GriefShare is a nationally-based grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way the grieving process. GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time for participants to work through their stages of grief.


GriefShare brings people together who are in various stages of grieving to help each other work through their grief and to find joy in life again.