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April 2017
 
April 2017

Mon. 24 Apr, 2017

Small-Town Pastors' Conference (Mon. 24 Apr, 2017 3:00 pm - Wed. 26 Apr, 2017 5:00 pm)

Join us for our annual 3-day conference tailored to pastors and wives from small town settings. This conference is conducted by the Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA).  

 

Each day is filled with seminars and plenary sessions. Some featured speakers include Bryan Chapell, Jason McConnell, Phil Tuttle and Erwin Lutzer, plus numerous seminar leaders.

 

Pre-registration is highly suggested. For costs and more information, contact RHMA or please visit the website listed above.

CarePacks (Mon. 24 Apr, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

CarePacks is raising money to purchase backpacks and quality school supplies for children in need for the 2017-18 school year. Come out and enjoy some great food while supporting this important ministry.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

No Joke Documentary Screening (Mon. 24 Apr, 2017 6:00 pm)

All are invited to a showing of "No Joke," a film about the Peace for Peoria movement and how to be in a relationship with differences. This film features interviews and conversations with local people, as well as religious and civic leaders. We will have a short time for a panel discussion halfway through the film, and at the end we will feature leaders of the three Abrahamic faiths.

 

We hope you will join us!

Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. 24 Apr, 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. 25 Apr, 2017

Small-Town Pastors' Conference (Mon. 24 Apr, 2017 3:00 pm - Wed. 26 Apr, 2017 5:00 pm)

Join us for our annual 3-day conference tailored to pastors and wives from small town settings. This conference is conducted by the Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA).  

 

Each day is filled with seminars and plenary sessions. Some featured speakers include Bryan Chapell, Jason McConnell, Phil Tuttle and Erwin Lutzer, plus numerous seminar leaders.

 

Pre-registration is highly suggested. For costs and more information, contact RHMA or please visit the website listed above.

Peaceful Preparation - A discussion on end-of-life issues (Tue. 25 Apr, 2017 9:30 am)

April 25 - The Benefits of Planning Well
May 2 - Tame & Wild Dying
May 9 - Advance Care Plan For A Peaceful Departure
May 16 - What To Do With My Body
May 23 - Necessary Family Conversations
May 30 - Making Your Wishes Known

Faith Christian School of Grand Detour Open House (Tue. 25 Apr, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Faith Christian School is currently accepting new students for the 2017-2018 school year. This school offers quality education with a Christian worldview from preschool through high school. Our open house will be held in the elementary building as well as the main building.

 

Please visit us at the website listed above for more information. Hope to see you there!

RHMA's Celebration Banquet (Tue. 25 Apr, 2017 6:00 pm)

All are invited to attend RHMA's 75th Anniversary Celebration Banquet. Dr. Erwin Lutzer will be the featured speaker, and there will be a special portrayal of CJ Rediger, RHMA's founder, by Reg Grant.

 

Tickets are $20 per person. They can be purchased by phone or online with a credit card. The reservation deadline is April 19 and is first come, first serve.

 

This is a celebration banquet and no offering will be taken.

 

Dress comfortably (business casual is fine). There is also free parking.

 

Hope to see you there!   

Celebrate Recovery (Tue. 25 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a confidential 12-step Christian recovery program that provides a safe environment designed to address issues such as alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, and much more. It is a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hope in a Christ-centered recovery atmosphere. Celebrate Recovery is biblically based and founded on the principles of recovery from the 8 Beatitudes in the book of Matthew.

 

Food and fellowship (optional) begins at 6 PM, followed by a large group session. The session starts with worship, followed by a lesson on a recovery topic. After this will be open small groups, and gender specific share groups at 9 PM.

 

Meals are provided at a cost of $4.00, and at the Solid Rock Cafe there will be free desserts and more fellowship after the small group meetings. Come and see what Celebrate Recovery can do for you! Join the Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team every Tuesday night as we present this life changing ministry.

 

There will be FREE childcare for ages 1-12. Celebration Place (CR) is offered to kids ages 5-12. For more information, please call the church at the number listed above.

Open House - Chesterton Academy High School (Tue. 25 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

Please join us for an Open House to learn about the integrated, classical high school curriculum at Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart, opening this Fall in Peoria. You will get a chance to meet our Headmaster, Dr. Joshua Russell, as well as other Academy students and parents. Light refreshments will be served.

 

To RSVP and receive the location information, please contact us at the email listed above. Additional information about Chesterton Academy is available at the website listed above or like us on Facebook! 

Beginner Ballroom Dance Class (Tue. 25 Apr, 2017 7:30 pm)

Cost: $25 for single or $35 for couples!

 

Dates: Tuesday, April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

 

In this four dance course, we will be teaching the basic movement of the following Ballroom Dance styles: The Waltz, Foxtrot, and East Coast Swing.

 

This is great for people getting married in the fall or just wanting to have a fun activity to do on a Tuesday night. Also great for students with the upcoming High School dances in the fall.

 

To enroll in the class, please contact Jon Young at the email or number above (text is available). We need four couples or eight individuals to have this class.

Wed. 26 Apr, 2017

Small-Town Pastors' Conference (Mon. 24 Apr, 2017 3:00 pm - Wed. 26 Apr, 2017 5:00 pm)

Join us for our annual 3-day conference tailored to pastors and wives from small town settings. This conference is conducted by the Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA).  

 

Each day is filled with seminars and plenary sessions. Some featured speakers include Bryan Chapell, Jason McConnell, Phil Tuttle and Erwin Lutzer, plus numerous seminar leaders.

 

Pre-registration is highly suggested. For costs and more information, contact RHMA or please visit the website listed above.

MIssions Garage Sale (Wed. 26 Apr, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Join us for this large indoor garage sale!

 

There will be a lot of great stuff, so come take a look!

 

All proceeds will benefit area missions projects.

Alpha-Explore the questions of LIFE (Wed. 26 Apr, 2017 5:30 pm)

Do you have unanswered questions about life? Have you “walked across the room” but are not sure what to offer next? Alpha is an 11 week course that introduces Christianity and explores the questions of life.

 

We will begin with a meal, followed by a video and discussion in small groups. For more information, please call the number listed above.

Thu. 27 Apr, 2017

That Man is You! (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 6:15 am)

That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men's program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership.

 

Over the course of three years, That Man is You! successively concerns men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children. That Man is You! is successful at attracting large numbers of men- including younger men still actively parenting- and then transforming their spiritual lives.

 

Indeed, independent research from the Faith Adviser to the Gallup Poll reveals That Man is You! to be one of the most life transforming programs ever studied. No matter where you are at in your spiritual journey, Jesus Christ wants to meet you there and take you further.  

MIssions Garage Sale (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Join us for this large indoor garage sale!

 

There will be a lot of great stuff, so come take a look!

 

All proceeds will benefit area missions projects.

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Alpha-Explore the questions of LIFE (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 5:30 pm)

Do you have unanswered questions about life? Have you “walked across the room” but are not sure what to offer next? Alpha is an 11 week course that introduces Christianity and explores the questions of life.

 

We will begin with a meal, followed by a video and discussion in small groups. For more information, please call the number listed above.

Single and Parenting Class (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a 13-week winter session of Single and Parenting beginning Thursday, February 16.

 

Single and Parenting is a support group for single parents to meet and discuss issues unique to their situation. Whether you're a single parent by choice, divorced or widowed, this group meets to discuss such topics as conflict resolution; tired and overwhelmed; parenting tools and projects; money and career; emotions and stability; and suffering and adversity. Each session is comprised of a video on a specific topic, group discussion and personal Bible study about relationships and parenting.

 

There is no fee to participate. A light meal and childcare will also be provided at no cost.

 

For more information, you can call the phone number or email the address listed above.

Ladies Night Out (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

Join us for a ladies night out salad potluck! Speaker Leslie Kent will be talking about "The Journey."

 

Bring a salad to share. Hope to see you there!

Nature Points To God (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

Join Bradley University's Ratio Christi as they invite biologist Daniel Currier to talk about why the designs in nature point to God as our Creator.

 

Hope to see you there!

Fri. 28 Apr, 2017

Mega Mission Market (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 8:00 am)

Join us for this community event in an attempt to raise funds for our youth Peoria mission trips including Southside Mission, Midwest Food Bank, and Helping Hands. There will be a plant and rummage sale! Items include furniture, arts and crafts supplies, couches, end tables, lamps, toys, kitchenware and decorations. Finally, we have our fabric sale that will benefit the mission trip this summer to Guatemala.

 

Come and see all of the great things we have to help support a great cause!

Deeper Still post-abortion healing retreat (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 3:00 pm)

Deeper Still is a Biblically based healing retreat for post-abortive women and men.

 

Deeper Still exists to bring lasting healing, hope, freedom, and restoration to women and men who have been wounded by a past abortion decision.

 

Testimony from a Deeper Still participant: "There are no words to describe the overall experience. I am still experiencing so much freedom, so much joy. I've been set free by the grace of God. Thank you for helping me to find this freedom."

 

Weekend retreats are confidential and free of charge. For registration information, visit hopeforafuture.com/deeperstill Or contact Laurie at the email or phone listed above. 

High School Girls Retreat (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 5:00 pm - Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 4:00 pm)

Join us for this workshop driven event, designed for these young women to draw closer to God, build healthy friendships, and pick up a few practical skills along the way.

 

We hope to see you there!

"The Most" Marriage Conference Featuring Phil Tuttle (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Phil Tuttle, president and CEO of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries is bringing a new marriage conference to Bloomington/Normal!

 

You could be married a few months or many decades, but regardless, your relationship will thrive or stagnate based upon the level of communication you have with one another. Come experience "The Most," where you will be provided with the perfect environment to have authentic conversations that often don't happen in our lives.

 

The cost is $30 per couple, and childcare will be provided. Jr & Sr High Youth will have a seminar on Saturday.

 

You can contact the office for details and to register. Hope to see you there!

Climate Change & The Christian (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

Join us in listening to Dr. Beisner, founder and national spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. This is a network of about 60 Christian theologians, natural scientists, economists, and other scholars educating for Biblical earth stewardship, economic development for the poor, and the proclamation and defense of the good news of salvation by God’s grace, received through faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.

 

Learn about what's true, what's false, and what our responsibility is regarding the topic of climate change. Hope to see you there!

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017

High School Girls Retreat (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 5:00 pm - Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 4:00 pm)

Join us for this workshop driven event, designed for these young women to draw closer to God, build healthy friendships, and pick up a few practical skills along the way.

 

We hope to see you there!

Peoria Rescue Walk (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 8:00 am)

Join Peoria Rescue Ministries for a two-mile walk to raise support for the Women's Pregnancy Center and Esther House. With four locations to choose from, this walk is convenient, easy, and all for a great cause. 

 

If you raise at least $200 in sponsorships, you will receive a free t-shirt! All you need to do to get started is use the contact information listed above to request a WALK brochure.

 

Hope to see you there!

Rummage Sale (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Join Wesley United Methodist Church for a rummage sale at the West Expo Building!

 

There will be a $2 bag sale, and no admission charge.

 

Hope to see you there!

HOPE for your future (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

This conference is for anyone struggling with mental health issues, as well as for friends and/or family who would like to better understand what their loved one's are going through. You can choose to attend three breakout sessions (from a list of 10) on PTSD, healthy boundaries, anger, abuse, depression, and much more.

 

Space is limited, so please pre-register for these sessions (refer to the website listed above)!

 

Registration, breakfast and lunch are all FREE! 

Enrollment Is Open! (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 8:00 am)

Faith Baptist Christian School is NOW ENROLLING for the 2017-18 school year! We are a pre-k (3-year old) through 12th grade Christian school with more than 40 years of ministry in the Pekin area. FBCS is dedicated "to partnering with families to provide a Bible-based education focused on academic excellence and spiritual growth."

 

For more information or an application visit our website using the link listed above, or give our office a call at the number also listed above. Appointments for a tour, or an interview with the administrator are available after hours, but please call during regular business hours to arrange them.

Peoria Rescue Ministries' "The Walk" (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 8:30 am)

Join us for Peoria Rescue Ministries' "The Walk" and help save a life!

 

The Walk is a simple, two-mile walk to help raise support for the Women's Pregnancy Center and Esther House (divisions of Peoria Rescue Ministries). Ask sponsors to support you, and we do all the billing, collecting, and receipting. It's not competitive - walk at your own pace.

 

Registration begins at 8 AM.

 

The locations include:
Peoria: Esther House, 6847 N Allen Rd
Pekin: Mineral Springs Park
Morton: Idlewood Park
Washington: Washington Park, Grange Shelter

 

For more information or to register, please call the number listed above or visit the website also listed above.

"The Most" Marriage Conference Featuring Phil Tuttle (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Phil Tuttle, president and CEO of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries is bringing a new marriage conference to Bloomington/Normal!

 

You could be married a few months or many decades, but regardless, your relationship will thrive or stagnate based upon the level of communication you have with one another. Come experience "The Most," where you will be provided with the perfect environment to have authentic conversations that often don't happen in our lives.

 

The cost is $30 per couple, and childcare will be provided. Jr & Sr High Youth will have a seminar on Saturday.

 

You can contact the office for details and to register. Hope to see you there!

The Baby Expo (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Join us for The Baby Expo at the Peoria Civic Center.

 

Don’t miss this unique event designed to connect local families with the best baby, toddler, and parent products, businesses, and services in central Illinois.

March for Babies (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 9:00 am)

Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community! It promises to be a fun day with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies.

 

There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. You can choose to walk at either our Peoria or Bloomington location.

 

Hope to see you there!

Walk with Compassion (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join us at Donovan Park in Peoria in the walk to end child poverty.

 

Children around the world face unimaginable challenges — disease, hunger, abandonment, abuse — and we are going to make sure someone is there for them in their hour of need.

 

Sign up now using the link listed above.

Healthy Kids Day (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am)

Kids and their families will get the chance to play and learn together through both inside and outside activities. Activities include a bounce house, crafts, games, face painting, and so much more!

 

Hope to see you there!

SCHEELS Safe Family Saturday (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am)

Join SCHEELS along with HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital, Farmers Insurance - Practice of Jacob Hainsfurther, and Capitol Radio Group for Safe Family Saturday! There will be free bike helmets for the first 500 kids, and a free lunch for the first 750 people sponsored by Hy-Vee and Subway.

 

Enjoy lots of games, free balloon art by Hot Air Creations, a meet & greet with MOWA sprint car driver Justin Standridge, Mr. Subman and the Subway race car, and much more. You can also register to win a $500 SCHEELS gift card and his/her Strider Bikes. There will be a safe, secure Strider Adventure Zone for the little ones as well.

 

Hope to see you there!

Faith Lutheran Yard Sale (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Come check out the large variety of items for sale! There will be household and kitchen items, home decor, books, toys and clothes. Bags will be provided for $1. Funds raised will benefit the youth attending the ELCA National Gathering in 2018.

 

Hope to see you there!

Kelly Miller Circus (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 2:00 pm)

You are invited to come and be a part of the magic of "Circus Day" as it has been experienced for over 200 years! You won't want to miss out on this colorful, exciting experience! There will also be another performance at 5 PM. This event is sponsored by Pawnee Assembly of God Church.

 

Advance tickets for children ages 2-11 are $6, and adult tickets are $12. You can purchase your tickets using the website listed above.


Tickets at the box office are $8 for children and $16 for adults.

Kelly Miller Circus (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 5:00 pm)

You are invited to come and be a part of the magic of "Circus Day" as it has been experienced for over 200 years! You won't want to miss out on this colorful, exciting experience! This event is sponsored by Pawnee Assembly of God Church.

 

Advance tickets for children ages 2-11 are $6, and adult tickets are $12. You can purchase your tickets using the website listed above.


Tickets at the box office are $8 for children and $16 for adults.

Saints Alive Gala & Auction (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 5:30 pm)

Join us for a gala and auction with a "Bowties & Bling" theme. Tickets are just $75 per person, or $125 per couple.

 

Please join us in support of a Christ-centered education offered to students and families at Bloomington Central Catholic High School.

 

For more information, please refer to the contact information above.

Sun. 30 Apr, 2017

Enrollment Is Open! (Sun. 30 Apr, 2017 8:00 am)

Faith Baptist Christian School is NOW ENROLLING for the 2017-18 school year! We are a pre-k (3-year old) through 12th grade Christian school with more than 40 years of ministry in the Pekin area. FBCS is dedicated "to partnering with families to provide a Bible-based education focused on academic excellence and spiritual growth."

 

For more information or an application visit our website using the link listed above, or give our office a call at the number also listed above. Appointments for a tour, or an interview with the administrator are available after hours, but please call during regular business hours to arrange them.

The African Children's Choir (Sun. 30 Apr, 2017 8:30 am)

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

 

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, and relief and development programs.

Free Family Celebration (Sun. 30 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Celebrate Week of the Young Child (WOYC) with our 2nd annual Free Family Celebration! Enjoy children activities, face painting, connect with local resources, and much more! At noon, a meal for $1.00 from Hy-Vee will be provided.

 

At 1 PM there will be an exotic animal show, followed by a color run/walk at 3 PM.

 

For more information, please visit the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

The African Children's Choir (Sun. 30 Apr, 2017 11:00 am)

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

 

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, and relief and development programs.

Handbell Concert (Sun. 30 Apr, 2017 3:00 pm)

This concert will feature the Handbell choirs from St. Matthews Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church. Music will include a wide variety of pieces including folk songs, hymns and classical music. Enjoy a special treat with a performance by Kids Bells. The final number will be a mass ring with both choirs playing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.

 

Admission is a can of food for the Bureau County Food Pantry. There will also be a free will offering.

 

Hope to see you there!  

Jazz Vespers (Sun. 30 Apr, 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. 30 Apr, 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.