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Sun. 7 Feb, 2016 - Sat. 13 Feb, 2016
Week 7

Sun. Feb 7, 2016

Christ. Community. Coffee. (Sun. Feb 7, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield First
2941 S Koke Mill Rd
Springfield, IL 62629

A unique new flavor of worship on the Springfield First Campus. Grow, Engage and make a difference in your life and others by coming out to this service

Dr. Kenneth Hughes ministering (Sun. Feb 7, 2016 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

New Mercies International
2901 N Prospect
Peoria, IL 61603

Dr. Kenneth Hughes will be ministering at New Mercies International in Peoria. Services will be at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm. Kenneth and his wife, Marlene, have evangelized in many parts of the world, including currently in South America and the United States. They have an annointed prophetic ministry. Come and be blessed

First United Methodist Church Choir Fundraiser (Sun. Feb 7, 2016 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

5019 W. Holiday Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615

The Sanctuary Choir at First United Methodist Church of Peoria is having a Fundraiser at Culvers by Grand Pairie.  

The Choir is singing SUNRISE MASS in New York City at Carnegie Hall along with Choirs from across the United States and around the world in March.  This will help defray the costs of the trip.  We feel blessed to be representing the Peoria area and our church in New York City.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Feb 7, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace United Methodist Church
601 N 4th St
Pekin, IL 61554

Did you spend too much on Christmas gifts again this year? Are credit card bills going to hit you hard in January? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired about your financial situation? If you answered “YES” to any of the questions above, I have a strong suggestion for you… Financial Peace University is a class that you don’t want to miss! Make it your New Year’s Resolution for 2016 and you will never wonder where your money went again! It is a fun way to follow the common sense about money that the Bible teaches. It will be a video program led by Dave Ramsey followed by small discussion groups. The course starts Sunday, January 10th, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m. All you have to do is register to attend. The cost of the materials is $93, and they may be purchased at the first class.


The lessons we will cover:

  • Super Savings (January 10)
  • Relating With Money (January 17)
  • Cash Flow Planning (January 24)
  • Dumping Debt (January 31)
  • Buyer Beware (February 7)
  • The Role of Insurance (February 14)
  • Retirement and College Planning (February 21)
  • Real Estate and Mortgages (February 28)
  • The Great Misunderstanding (March 6)

Mon. Feb 8, 2016

OPEN HOUSE for Preschool & Grade School (Mon. Feb 8, 2016 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Concordia Lutheran Church-School-Preschool
2300 Wilshire Rd.
Springfield, IL 62703

Anyone who is interested in learning more about our church, our (K-8) school or our (3-5 year old) preschool, is invited to come and check us out. For a Christ Centered Family Oriented Education for ages 3 years through 8th grade (in small classroom settings) we use ABeka Christian Curriculum with emphasis on the basics and cursive writing—we are NOT Common Core based.        

Cancer Companions (Mon. Feb 8, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704

A ministry to current or former cancer patients, their loved ones, friends, and co-workers. This unique Christian group is open to the public and to all denominations and examines many of the tough issues Christians dealing with cancer face.

Grief Share (Mon. Feb 8, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Christian Church
405 E. Stringtown Road
Minier IL, 61721

Bible based grief support group.  Series of 13 DVD sessions with discussion and workbook to help work through issues that come with grief.

GriefShare (Mon. Feb 8, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL. 61550

GriefShare is a 13-week Bible-based DVD and discussion series for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This is a support group that will provide a safe and caring place to meet with others on the difficult journey of grief. They understand the heartaches and questions of loss. The DVD's feature clips from counselors, pastors, and others who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

Dave Ramsey's Legacy Journey (Mon. Feb 8, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Christian Church
1500 Airport Road
Normal, IL 61761

Please join us in attending Dave Ramsey's Legacy Journey! Explore what the Bible has to say about building wealthand leaving a legacy... Mondays from February 8 - March 21, 2016 at 6:30-8:30p. Coordinated by: Peter Falstad Associates Financial Services 1410 Woodbine Rd. Suite 4 Bloomington, IL 61704

Bible Study Fellowship: Revelation (Mon. Feb 8, 2016 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Women- Woodland Baptist Church, 6915 N. Allen Rd., Peoria, IL 61614
Men- Living Waters Lutheran Church, 7229 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614

BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) is introducing the brand new study of Revelation, every Monday evening from September 2015 to April 2016.


Women attend at Woodland Baptist Church and men at Living Waters Lutheran Church. Both classes have school-aged children's programs.


This will be a life-changing study to draw you nearer to Christ!

Tue. Feb 9, 2016

Auction Fundraiser for Threads, Hope & Love NFP (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 5:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St.
Washington, IL 61571

Threads, Hope & Love NFP Fundraiser Quarter Auction Threads, Hope & Love NFP will be hosting a large Quarter Auction.  Doors open at 5:15. Dough See Dough of Eureka is serving supper, so you can eat while you bid. They are hoping for everyone to come out to relax, eat, make some new friends, bid and get some great bargains. The bidding begins at 6 P.M. Vendors include Flower Childs (order roses for Valentine’s Day), Dove Chocolates, Magnibilities, Jamberry,  doTERRA, Thirty One, Origami Owl, The Vintage Rose, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Scentsy, Younique, Usborn Books, Norwex, Dough See Dough, Longaberger, Iris Hummingbird, Avon, Wreaths by Mary Ellen, Pink Zebra,  and many more. Threads is accepting donations of door prizes too for the auction.

Quarter Auction (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads Community Methodist Church
1420 N. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571

A fundraiser for Threads, Hope and Love, a free clothing mission in Washington.  We are a non for profit company and need funds to pay for utilities, water, insurance, etc.

Kindergarten Preview Night (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Christian School
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
217.698.1933 ext. 3450

SCS hosts Kindergarten Preview Night


Springfield Christian School (SCS) at 2850 Cider Mill Ln. is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night, for the 2016-2017 school year. A tour of the school and visit to the classrooms will follow the 30-minute presentation. Parents and in-coming kindergarteners interested in the school are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Call the school office at the number aboveor visit the website above Springfield Christian School, an award-winning K-8 educational system located in Springfield, Illinois, offers low class sizes, instruction tailored to individual needs, and the latest educational technology to facilitate student engagement and excellence. SCS’s experienced and professional staff utilizes a rigorous Christ-centered curriculum and differentiated instruction methods to encourage students to reach their full potential. SCS challenges students to aspire to lives of character, service and leadership. SCS is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church - Crossings Room
1311 W Hovey Av

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 16-week course which will teach us about God's heart for the nations. It is a catalyst for mobilizing believers- through the Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic Perspectives- to better understand their role in obeying God's Great, Awesome Commission. Watch out, you may be ruined for the ordinary! Early Bird discount if you register by Dec. 1! FIRST NIGHT FREE! Come check it out. 15 AMAZING instructors from missions agencies and churches from near and far.


See website for class schedule, costs, etc.

GriefShare at Trinity Springfield Winter Session (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Now that you've made it through the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the sound of Christmas carols have faded, you're left, once again, with the loneliness of daily life without your loved one.


Trinity Lutheran Church and School will begin a Winter Session of GriefShare on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. This 13-week session will take place at Trinity Lutheran School in Springfield.


GriefShare is not about simply feeling better but having the ability to find joy in life again. It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time you spent with them.


GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, support group and workbook. You'll learn ways to sort through your thoughts and emotions and learn what the Bible says about grief-related topics.

Wed. Feb 10, 2016

AWANA Club (Wed. Feb 10, 2016 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, Il 61571

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.


There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Thu. Feb 11, 2016

Safe Families for Children volunteer training (Thu. Feb 11, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Kumler United Methodist Church
600 N 5th St.
Springfield, Il 62702

Safe Families for Children is an international movement of volunteers and churches, motivated by compassion and biblical hospitality, that help families experiencing a crisis and have no support. Host Families temporarily provide a home and care for a child while the parent is able to get back on their feet. Parents also receive relational and spiritual support from other volunteers. Safe Families for Children seeks to prevent child abuse, prevent children from having to enter child welfare and helps to strengthen and preserve families. Join the movement and become a Safe Families volunteer!

The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour (Thu. Feb 11, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 Northeast Monroe Street
Peoria, IL 61602

It's normal for a girl to be boy-crazy and be obsessed with fashion and beauty, but those crowd-pleasing choices have risks. The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour helps moms cultivate God-crazy daughters who embrace inner beauty, biblical modesty, and vibrant purity. The new show features include: The "Sew-Crazy" Fashion Show, Fun Bible Teaching, Crazy Hair Games, and Mom & Daughter time.


Girls ages 8-12 are welcome. General Admission tickets are available until Feb 11 at $14 a piece. Group tickets (10+ people) are $10. The VIP package (including access to VIP seating, an exclusive tour and a Q&A session with the SKG cast) is $25.   

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. Feb 11, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Community Bible Study, Peoria Evening Class 2015-2016, invites you to study the book of Isaiah!


The mission of Community Bible Study is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all men and women of every denomination and entry level of understanding.


This 30-week bible study will take place at the location listed above. (Thursday evenings, September 10-May 19).


Annual registration fee: $35


Suggested WEEKLY Lesson Donations: $2 ($60 per year) (Tax Deductible)


Scholarships are available.


This study of Isaiah highlights God's power, sovereignty, holiness, trustworthiness, and salvation. It answers questions about life, human nature, and God. A historical account illuminating what was happening in Isaiah's time and speaking to the situations of our day and even beyond. We will study that the judgment of God is best understood in the context of His righteousness and justice. It is truth for the past, today, and tomorrow. Don't miss the blessings of studying God's Word in fellowship with others. ".. He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.." Luke 24:45


Class members will rejoice in the exciting prophecies concerning the Messiah and find comfort in Isaiah's words of encouragement about a glorious future. (Study references the English Standard Version of God's Word.)


7:00-7:10 p.m. Opening & Announcements


7:15-8:00 p.m. Core Group Discussions


8:05-8:30 p.m. Lecture Time


Participants grow in knowledge and their relationship with the Living God through. . .


Individual Study: Answering questions and reading commentary on selected Bible passages


Small Group Discussions: Weekly sharing of answers and insights in small groups led by a trained leader


Effective teaching: On the Bible passage presented by the Teaching Director, a trained lay leader


Fellowship: Scheduled monthly starting at 6:45 p.m.




All leaders in Community Bible Study are volunteers. The small registration fee and weekly free-will offerings cover the cost of producing materials and annual gifts to host churches.


For inquires or more information, please contact Martha Tiemeier at the number or email above.




Other Area Community Bible Study Classes:


Peoria-Day CBS Class


"Christian Leadership, Christian Living and James." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Beth Lowe at 309.243.5025, 309.453.3646, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Peoria East- Day CBS Class


"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. Feb 12, 2016

K of C Fish Fry (Fri. Feb 12, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St Jude Church Social Hall
10811 North Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

Lenten Fish Fry All U Can Eat Hand-Breaded Fish

Baked Tilapia - $10

Add Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp -3/$2

Kid’s Meal - $5 (Mac & Cheese or fish)

***NEW THIS YEAR Fried seafood platter (clams, shrimp, fish) - $14


All meals include french fries, salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, bread, and drinks.  

Serving Time 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Carryout Available 5-7



Sponsored by K of C       

St. Clement Council #12407

Sat. Feb 13, 2016

The Art of Marriage DVD Conference Event (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
2201 E. Washington St
East Peoria, IL 61611

The Art of Marriage DVD Conference Event (by FamilyLife) will be hosted by Glad Tidings Assembly of God's Marriage Matters Sunday School class. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray the challenges and the beauty of God's design for marriage. Six engaging video sessions are interspersed with projects for couples to complete in our Saturday schedule. The cost will be $50 per couple. This must be paid in advance. Registration will include your conference books/material, snacks, and lunch (catered by Chick-fil-A. Gluten free option may be requested at the time of registration). Please plan ahead for your own babysitters. NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE. To Register online (or to find more information), please visit our website listed above. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 7, 2016

Why Not You Today Women's Conference with Sonya Jones (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church
501 West Hazel Dell Rd
Springfield, IL 62711

A one-day Women's Conference with Sonya Jones, Season 16 Finalist on NBC's "The Biggest Loser", that will motivate, inspire and encourage you to be the best version of you that you can be! $25 - Lunch Included. Tickets available at  More info at: 

AWANA Club (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, Il 61571

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.


There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Single and Parenting (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 South MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Single and Parenting is a 13 week help seminar and weekly group for single parents. Each week participants will watch a video, have group discussions, and complete take home Hopework exercises. Single & Parenting features nationally recognized experts on topics important to single parents. Seminar sessions include "Your Children & Your Fears," "Tired & Overwhelmed" and "Conflict & Resolution." There is a $20 registration fee which includes the required workbook, however, scholarships are available. Child care and snacks will be provided.

Mel Tillis @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

Country Music Icon, MEL TILLIS headlines Valentines Day Weekend at Watseka Theatre Watseka IL.


His milestones include being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry & Country Music Hall Of Fame. In 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music. He also has won the CMA Awards' most coveted award, "Entertainer of the Year". Sixty hit records including the multi million selling classics; "Ruby Don't Take Your Guns To Town" (which he wrote for Kenny Rogers), "I Ain't Never", "Crazy Wild Desire", "Steppin Out", "These Lonely Hands of Mine", "She'll Be Hanging Around Somewhere" , "Heart Over Mind," "Heaven Everyday", "Commercial Affection", "Arms of a Fool" , "Take My Hand","Brand New Mister Me" "Neon Rose,""Sawmill," "Midnight, Me and the Blues" "Stomp Them Grapes", "Memory Maker" , "Woman in the Back of My Mind" , "Mental Revenge" "Good Woman Blues" , "Heart Healer","I Believe In You" and "Coca-Cola Cowboy".


No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. All Ages. Doors open 5:30 p.m. for dinner. Showtime 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone or the website above.

Larry Olson in concert (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614

Larry Olson is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who co-founded Dakota Road Music, a publishing and performance company that specializes in original music. Larry has recorded numerous CDs, and written and published hundreds of songs that come alive with stories of his rural roots, ponderings of parenthood, stirrings from our global family and journeys of faith.

Valentines Ball (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm)

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Knights of Columbus Hall
217 Limit St.
Lincoln, IL 62656

The churches of Jefferson Street Christian Church and Lincoln Christian Church are holding a Valentines Ball with a Live Swing Band to help raise funds for short term mission trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  Desserts, Dancing, Photo Booth and Raffles.   Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting our website. Doors open at 6:30; Dance 7 -10 pm