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Sun. Aug 24, 2014 - Sat. Aug 30, 2014

Thu. Aug 28, 2014

Free Saeed postcards (Thu. Aug 28, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria and surrounding areas
Everywhere, USA

We, as Christians, will be bombarding the White House with "Free Saeed" postcards to raise awareness and to let President Obama know that we have not forgotten our brother in chains and we don’t want him to either.


We want individuals, churches, ministries, youth groups, non-profit organizations, etc. to join with us. Beginning September 22, 2014, the week of the 2-year anniversary of Saeed’s incarceration, we will begin to send postcards en mass to the White House.


We have one approved postcard style, approved by Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, that we will be using. The back of the card shows a quotes by President Obama and Naghmeh Abedini and a specific message to President Obama himself. Postcards should be ordered as soon as possible in order to begin sending them on time. But the blitz can and hopefully will go on after the anniversary date.


Postcards can be ordered through Trinity Worldwide Reprographics by emailing or calling them. Pricing and quantities available are below.

New order requests would need to specify: 
- Quantity
- First and Last Name
- Organization Name
- Address
- City, St and Zip Code
- Shipping Address, if different 

Pricing and Quantities are as follows (does not include taxes and shipping):

100 $25.60
250 $36.00
500 $41.60
1000 $47.20
2500 $92.80
5000 $137.60
7500 $206.40
10000 $238.40
15000 $356.80
20000 $476.00

The mailing address for the postcards is:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Postcards currently cost $0.28 to send in the mail.

Let’s see how many churches and ministries across our country will ban together and raise our voices for our brother in chains for his faith in Jesus Christ.


Find out more on the Facebook page.

Discover Bethany (Thu. Aug 28, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Art Association
700 N 4th St.
Springfield, IL

Bethany Christian Services invites you to “Discover Bethany.”  See just how affordable and rewarding adoption can be.  Discover all types of adoption options including domestic infant, international, and older child adoption programs. No matter which program or country you choose, Bethany adoption experts will be there every step of the way to help you bring your child home. You will also learn how to help local children and families who are in crisis. 


Take that next step of faith and “Discover Bethany." Call to register for this free event or visit our website for more information.


Bethany Christian Services. Called to Care. Committed to Children.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Aug 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014


For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Aug 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sabella Street Station 335 Sabella Pekin IL 61554

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Fri. Aug 29, 2014

Moms in Prayer: Back to School Prayer Rally (Fri. Aug 29, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 West Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL
Tammy: 815.590.6404

The Power of Prayer:  Fighting for Our Kids and Schools


Mom, do you worry about sending your child off to school? 


Experience the joy of replacing your anxiety and fear with peace and hope by praying with other moms. 


Join the worldwide prayer movement Moms in Prayer International, bringing mothers together to change the lives of children and schools through prayer. 


Christ will gather us, His army, to sound a battle cry against the spiritual warfare our children face as they go back to school.  Come, praise, worship, and turn your worries over to the God of Angel Armies. Our victory is in Christ Jesus!


R.S.V.P. to the phone or email listed above.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Sat. Aug 30, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.


Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Fundraiser for Mark Swartz (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Interstate Center East Building
2301 West Market Street
Bloomington, IL 61704

Mark was a healthy 20 year old young man when his wisdom teeth extractions revealed his body was fighting leukemia.

Since December 16, 2013, Mark has received chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, and numerous treatments to combat this disease.  He is currently at home in between appointments at the University of Chicago hospital.  Mark is the son of Mike & Lisa Swartz of Normal, IL.  To show our love & support for Mark we're raising funds to help cover growing financial expenses for the Swartz Family.  

We hope you'll attend.


Questions about volunteering at the benefit or donating to the silent auction- please contact Mary Beth Wallace by email.  Thank you! 

Josh Wilson in Concert (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615

Northwoods Community Church in Peoria will be hosting Josh Wilson in concert in place of the Peoria weekend services on August 30th and 31st!


Josh’s music is all over Christian radio; most recognizable are his songs “I Refuse” and “Pushing Back the Dark.” He has numerous chart-topping hits, has won an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and is generating critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”! You won’t want to miss Josh’s powerful testimony and an incredible weekend of worship!

Hog Roast & Concert (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knights of Columbus on the Lake
141 North Lakewood Drive
Chatham, IL

Knights of Columbus on the Lake

Second Annual Hog Roast


Live music by The Wooden Nickel Society

Pulled pork sandwich dinners, pork sliders, hot dogs, and funnel cakes for the kids.


A hog roast pre-party will be held on Friday, August 29th starting at 6:00 p.m. We will be serving burgers, brats, fries, and hot dogs for the kids.


Bags and Bocci tournaments both nights.