Family Calendar & Concerts
Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. Jan 19, 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.
Seminary for Seniors - “Mental exercise classes for the inquisitive, brave, and curious” (Thu. Jan 19, 2017 10:30 am)
Seminary for Seniors is for people who want to keep learning and growing and pondering the meanings of life.
Dr. Rodney Kennedy, interim pastor at FBC Peoria, will be the moderator for the first class offered.
The class - "Faith and Doubt in Southern Literature" - will have its first session on Thursday, January 19 & 26 and February 2 & 9, 2017. The class will read short stories by Southern authors and have conversations about the religious themes in those stories. The textbook is The Christ-Haunted Landscape, edited by Susan Ketchins. The book is available on Amazon and can be purchased for less than $3.00. The cost of the class is $10.00 per person. Join us for stimulating, provocative conversation.
To enroll, call the number listed above or email the address listed above.
Food and toiletries distribution (Thu. Jan 19, 2017 4:00 pm)
Mt. Sinai Seventh Day Adventist Church
2821 W. Latrobe St
Peoria, IL 61605
Mt. Sinai SDA Church needs volunteers to unload a truck and repackage food for distribution on every second Thursday of the month.
Distribution is every third Thursday of the month. We need volunteers for this day also.
Please call a week ahead for times and to sign up to volunteer.
Sanctity of Human Life Rally (Thu. Jan 19, 2017 6:30 pm)
Pro-life supporters will mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide by gathering for a prayer march and rally at Riverside Church.
The prayer march will start in the Riverside parking lot and progress around the Federal Courthouse at 6:30 p.m. The rally at 7 p.m. will feature music, pro-life updates, prayer, and a talk by Tom Brechja, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, which defended David Daleidan.
Refreshments will follow.
Community Bible Study Class (Thu. Jan 19, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!
This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture.
Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.
CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.
DINNER & MOVIE: Resurrection of Gavin Stone (Fri. Jan 20, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm)
The next film from director Dallas Jenkins (who as a youth detasseled corn in the Peoria area!), is the first effort from Vertical Church Films (Harvest Bible Chapel).
Gavin Stone is a burnt out former child star whose latest party earns him 200 hours of community service at a local church. His mop is traded in for the lead role in the Passion play as he learns about church, second chances, and forgiveness in the biggest role of his career. It's probably the first Christian "romantic comedy" that I enjoyed for both the romantic and the comedy.
TV and entertainment fans will recognize actors from Agents of SHIELD, The Middle... and perhaps most surprising, professional wrestling (The WWE actually owns the film!).
Dinner is buffet or whatever your choose to order from the menu. The buffet with a drink costs $13.01.
We'll be eating dinner until 6:30 or so, but this last Friday there was no line at 5pm, and a line out the door by 5:40. During/after dinner we hope to share trailers and discussion of other upcoming Christian films - we need 20-25 or so to have a private room to do this. At 6:30-6:45 we'll head to theaters to watch the film.
In Peoria it is playing at both Grand Prairie 18 and Landmark, times have not yet been announced.
***NOTE: If you can't make it to dinner or even the film on January 20, this is a regular full run of the film, with multiple showtimes daily until at least the next Thursday.
Concordia Blood Drive & Hot Chocolate Bar (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 10:00 am - 1:30 pm)
Central Illinois Blood Center will be here in our gym.
Also, stay a little while and enjoy donuts and make your favorite hot chocolate at our hot chocolate bar!
Feast and FaSoLa (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Annual all-day Sacred Harp singing
Sacred Harp, a form of shape note singing, is early American, a capella religious music. Singers sit according to vocal parts, facing each other to form a hollow square. It is passionate, spirited music, not for performance but sung by people who like to meet together to sing.
Come for a few songs or stay all day. Loaner books available.
The traditional "dinner on the grounds" will be shared at noon. If you can't bring a dish, come anyway- we've never run low on food!
For more info, the Web site listed above gives background, links, and details of singings throughout the US. Search YouTube for clips of singings.
Contact Mark at the number above with questions.
It is Sacred Harp custom to welcome new singers warmly. It's a great time to give this old tradition a try.
"Art Parade" Kid Workshop (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Learn to make life-size puppets out of a variety of new and recycled materials!
Kid Workshops are offered on select Saturday afternoons to give children ages 8-14 opportunities to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively.
Register by calling the phone number above.Cost is $5.00 per member child, $10.00 per non member.
Chili dinner fundraiser (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Fairview Baptist Church
2001 N. 21st St.
Springfield, IL 62702
The menu includes chili, chips, desert, tea or coffee. We will also be serving sides with the chili.
Jason Gray in Concert (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 7:00 pm)
Christian artist Jason Gray's music brings hope, light, and joy to the everydayness of life. This intimate concert setting of Jason, his guitar, and his witness are not to be missed!
- $15 for adults
- $5 for children/students
Zobrist Double Play (Sat. Jan 21, 2017 7:00 pm)
Join the Peoria Rivermen for Faith and Family Night as they take on the Columbus Cottonmouths!
Chicago Cubs World Series Champion Ben Zobrist is the game's guest of honor. There will be Cubs-related giveaways throughout the game.
After the game, stick around for a concert with Julianna Zobrist!
Tickets are $12 and will be in the upper bowl. You can purchase tickets by visiting the website linked above.