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Sun. Mar 22, 2015 - Sat. Mar 28, 2015
March 2015

Fri. Mar 27, 2015

Weekend to Remember (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm)

FamilyLife’s “Weekend to Remember” is a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples.The Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the long-term as well. 

 

Hear the results of more than three decades of biblical research on what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. This is an incredible way to escape from your daily routine, learn to connect with your spouse more intimately, and understand God's blueprints for a wonderful marriage.

 

The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

 

Check-in on Friday starts at at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

"Hope-Filled Marriages" Conference (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sat. Mar 28, 2015 12:00 pm)

Whatever stage of life you are in, or whether or not your marriage is perfect, this conference is for you!  There is hope for every marriage! Join Ty & Terri Schenzel, national conference speakers, for a two-day marriage conference on March 27-28.  The conference will be made up of three sessions over these two days that discuss various aspects of the Christian marriage, including marriage basics, sexual intimacy, and healthy boundaries.  The cost of the conference is $50 per couple, which covers registration, materials, and a continental breakfast on Saturday morning.

Session 1: Friday, March 27 (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

Sessions 2 & 3: Saturday, March 28 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)

Sat. Mar 28, 2015

Weekend to Remember (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm)

FamilyLife’s “Weekend to Remember” is a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples.The Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the long-term as well. 

 

Hear the results of more than three decades of biblical research on what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. This is an incredible way to escape from your daily routine, learn to connect with your spouse more intimately, and understand God's blueprints for a wonderful marriage.

 

The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

 

Check-in on Friday starts at at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

"Hope-Filled Marriages" Conference (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sat. Mar 28, 2015 12:00 pm)

Whatever stage of life you are in, or whether or not your marriage is perfect, this conference is for you!  There is hope for every marriage! Join Ty & Terri Schenzel, national conference speakers, for a two-day marriage conference on March 27-28.  The conference will be made up of three sessions over these two days that discuss various aspects of the Christian marriage, including marriage basics, sexual intimacy, and healthy boundaries.  The cost of the conference is $50 per couple, which covers registration, materials, and a continental breakfast on Saturday morning.

Session 1: Friday, March 27 (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

Sessions 2 & 3: Saturday, March 28 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)

Peoria Mothers of Twins Clothing and Equipment Sale (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

There is 18,000 sq. ft. of infant and children's clothing (sizes preemie to 10/12), strollers, car seats, toys, books, shoes, nursery decorations, bibs, blankets, maternity clothing, diaper bags, and MUCH more!

 

This sale is open to the public--bring your friends and neighbors! We accept cash and all major credit and debit cards.

 

Admission is $1.00. Text @pmotsale to 23559 to receive a "get in free" coupon.

Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser for BGMC (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Jacksonville Assembly of God (JAG) is hosting a Boys & Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC) flapjack fundraiser at the Applebee's Bar & Grill in Jacksonville, IL. Tickets are just $5 per person and will be available at the door on the day of event. Pancakes, bacon, orange juice and coffee will be served by the children of JAG Wired Kids Ministry and BGMC. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and will remain open until 10:00 a.m. All proceeds will be donated to support the Assemblies of God Boys & Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC) program. We look forward to seeing you on the morning of March 28th. We thank you for your support!

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am)

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

Easter Shopping EGGstravaganza craft & vendor fair (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church & School is hosting an Easter Shopping EGGstravaganza craft & vendor fair.

 

There will be over 50 handmade crafters, direct sales vendors, a silent auction, a bake sale and a book sale.  This is the perfect opportunity for your Easter shopping or early Mother's Day gift-giving.

 

For more information or a complete list of vendors, please visit the website above.

Crossroads UMC Easter Party (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 9:00 am)

Come see puppets, do a craft, have a photo op with the Easter Bunny, and collect your share of THOUSANDS of eggs! Bring a basket for your eggs! We can't wait to meet you!

 

 

Usborne Book Fair (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 9:00 am)

We will be having a book fair featuring Usborne Books. The sales will help each child that partcipates in our ROC Kids ministry at the Pekin Housing! The children have made a wish list that you can purchase for them or the proceeds from the sales will be used to purchase them. During this time the United Methodist Women will be having a cookie walk where you can purchase freshly baked cookies!

First-Time Home Buyer Workshop (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

You're invited to a First-Time Home Buyer Workshop! At this free home buyer workshop, we will help you navigate the home buying process from start to finish - from finding a lender to closing on your new home.

 

Topics will include: reviewing your financial picture, looking for a home, getting a loan, negotiating a contract, having inspections, and even the pluses and minuses of buying a foreclosure.

 

There will be time for questions and copies of The House Hunt: A Guide to Buying Your First House will be available.

 

Please register in advance at www.HomewardGroup.com or by calling the phone number above.

Redeemer Lutheran Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool and Childcare will be hosting a community wide Easter Egg Hunt.

 

Children ages 0-10 are welcome to participate! There will be drawings for prizes immediately following the older children's hunt!

Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 1:00 pm)

Easter egg hunt for children up to age of 9. Raindate of April 4.

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 2:00 pm)

Make plans to come see Shrek The Musical Jr., presented by St. Philomena School!

 

Performances will be at Peoria Players Theatre March 27 at 7:00 p.m., March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the St. Philomena parish office at 3300 N. Twelve Oaks Drive, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

SQUAWK the Show! (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

A family friendly entertainment show featuring the talents of amazing macaws, amazons, a conure, and one kooky Cockatoo!  This show has performed on "America's Got Talent", Animal Planet's "Pet Talent" and David Letterman!

 

SQUAWK the Show will appeal to all ages, especially pet lovers!  There will also be a 5:00 p.m. show.

 

Tickets are just $15 at the website listed above. A portion of ticket sales benefit IVC Band Boosters organization.  

 

SQUAWK the Show! (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

A family friendly entertainment show featuring the talents of amazing macaws, amazons, a conure, and one kooky Cockatoo!  This show has performed on "America's Got Talent", Animal Planet's "Pet Talent" and David Letterman!  

 

SQUAWK the Show will appeal to all ages, especially pet lovers!  There will also be a 3:00 p.m. show.

 

Tickets are just $15 at the website listed above. A portion of ticket sales benefit IVC Band Boosters organization.  

 

In His Hands Banquet with Mark Schultz (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join us for our annual Orphan Banquet in of praise what God has done through our ministry this past year and to learn about the exciting plans yet on the horizon. And, musical guest Mark Schultz will be there to help us celebrate! 


Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the banquet begins at 6:00 p.m.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website above.

Ivan Parker with Brian Free and Assurance (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Ivan Parker and Brian Free are coming to central Illinois. The two Gold City alumni will be performing a joint concert in Springfield that all music lovers will want to attend.

 

Ivan Parker, known among his peers as “The Voice”, is the premier solo vocalist in southern gospel music today. His golden voice has earned him all the top awards in his field and the love and respect of audiences wherever he performs. Brian Free and his quartet Assurance are among the top practitioners of the art of four-part harmony. Their smooth blend is the result of incredible talent and hard work and is sure to please the most discriminating ear. Ivan and Brian have been close friends since their days as part of the immensely popular Gold City Quartet. That relationship fosters some memorable moments onstage, so come expecting to be blessed and inspired and also to have a lot of fun.

 

For ticket information, call the phone number above or e-mail the contact above.

Senior Jam (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Open to anyone! Bring your instruments, gather 'round, and play music together. Senior Jam happens on the 4th Saturday of each month.

STIR UP THE HEALING WATERS (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Are you called to the healing ministry, but do not know how to start? Would you like to know more about what God's Word says about healing? Do you need healing in your body? Then come to Stir up the Healing Waters.

 

There will be worship, teaching, and preaching on God's Healing Power in addition to ministry to the sick.

Chris Himmel Southern Gospel/Contemporary Christian Concert at Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Church (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 7:00 pm)

The Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Christian Church welcomes the public to an exciting, free concert.  Chris Himmel will bless you with his Southern Gospel, as well as his Contemporary Christian selections. Please plan to bring your family and friends to this exciting event! We will be serving light refreshments following the concert.

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 7:00 pm)

Make plans to come see Shrek The Musical Jr., presented by St. Philomena School!

 

Performances will be at Peoria Players Theatre March 27 at 7:00 p.m., March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the St. Philomena parish office at 3300 N. Twelve Oaks Drive, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

Sun. Mar 29, 2015

Weekend to Remember (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm)

FamilyLife’s “Weekend to Remember” is a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples.The Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the long-term as well. 

 

Hear the results of more than three decades of biblical research on what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. This is an incredible way to escape from your daily routine, learn to connect with your spouse more intimately, and understand God's blueprints for a wonderful marriage.

 

The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

 

Check-in on Friday starts at at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

Palm Sunday Worship (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 8:15 am)

Join us at Northminster Church for our Palm Sunday Worship. We will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with a procession of palms.

 

We have blended services at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and a contemporary service at 11:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday Worship (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 9:45 am)

Join us at Northminster Church for our Palm Sunday Worship. We will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with a procession of palms.

 

We have blended services at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and a contemporary service at 11:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday Worship (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 11:00 am)

Join us at Northminster Church for our Palm Sunday Worship. We will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with a procession of palms.

 

We have blended services at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and a contemporary service at 11:00 a.m.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:00 pm)

Love Packages is a ministry that receives donated Christian materials to send to nations throughout the world that cannot afford them or cannot obtain them. In Butler, IL 20 foot ocean-going containers are fully packed and sent by truck and then barge to such places as India, South Africa, Liberia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

 

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Bible Reference books, Christian books, Christian magazines and Tracts, Christian CD's and DVD's are all packed by catagory and sent to 3rd world countries. Bibles in any condition, Protestant or Catholic are the most requested resource. For this reason we are especially asking for donations of Bibles.

 

Containers are sent out weekly and the cost to send these containers is $3,500 to $6,000 per load. Donations toward this cost is appreciated.

 

With only 3 employees, this ministry depends heavily on volunteers. You may bring a group of any age, for any length of time, to help sort and repackage materials. Two dorms and a kitchen are available at no charge.

 

Below are listed the many places that have provided space to collect donated materials. Please participate as you can.

 

Love Packages: 220 Union, Butler, IL 62015- Open 9-4 M-F, Sat. by appt.- 217.532.6701

 

WPEO Peoria:  Accepts in Aug. and Sept.- 800.728.1020

 

Eastview Baptist Church: 2277 E Black(at Wolfe), Springfield- 8:30-12:30 M-F  217.522.6631

 

Family Christian Bookstore: 3435 Freedom Dr, Springfield- During business hours- 217.793.2085

 

Springfield Chiropractic Clinic: 1045 S 2nd (at Allen)- During business hours- 217.544.5213

 

KMDY: in Carthage at 52 Main St.- During business hours- 888.357.5639

 

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 2:00 pm)

Make plans to come see Shrek The Musical Jr., presented by St. Philomena School!

 

Performances will be at Peoria Players Theatre March 27 at 7:00 p.m., March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the St. Philomena parish office at 3300 N. Twelve Oaks Drive, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

"Jesus Saves" Easter Cantata (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

You are invited to the "Jesus Saves" Easter Cantata! This beautiful concert will feature vocalists and instrumentalists from the Sterling/Rock Falls area. 

 

Fellowship and refreshments will take place after the concert.

Winter Jam 2015 (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Winter Jam 2015 is coming to the Peoria Civic Center!

 

Winter Jam is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music, plus worship and ministry, to encourage believers and share the good news with those who have yet to trust Christ.

 

The concert will feature Francesca Battistelli, Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, For King & Country, Newsong, and Family Force 5. 

 

$10 at the door. No tickets are required.

 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:00 p.m.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Tue. Mar 31, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 5:45 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This is the Morton, Illinois chapter.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Grief Recovery Program (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group built around three components: video seminar, a support group and a workbook. This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics. All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone. It is inevitable that during such a loss we wouldbe deeply impacted, shocked or wounded by it. Grief is the maner in which we work through this loss. Grief recovery is not just simply feeling better but the ability to find joy in life again. It is to treasure thememory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christian Recovery Program that provides a safe environment designed to address such issues as Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Anger, Resentment, Depression, Co-Dependency, Sexual Addiction, Food Addicition, Relationship Addiction, Controlling Behavior, Insecurity Guilt/Shame, and Pornography.

 

These words are about more than just 'issues'. They are about people who are struggling with problems that sermons and Bible studies alone won't solve. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond thier wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery!

 

Every Tuesday:

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Dinner for $3

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Large Group

8:00-9:00 p.m. - Small Groups

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Free desserts/coffee