Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Jan 25, 2015 - Sat. Jan 31, 2015

Sun. Jan 25, 2015

Concordia Lutheran School Open House (Sun. Jan 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Concordia Lutheran School
2000 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
309-691-8921
http://www.concordiapeoria.com

Concordia provides a Christ-centered, academically challenging education, equipping students for lifelong discipleship.

 

Meet the staff, ask questions, and tour the school.  

 

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (Sun. Jan 25, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
217/787-2323
school@trinity-lutheran.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield will be conducting a nine-week class utilizing Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University course.

 

This class begins Sunday, January 18, 2015 and meets weekly.

 

Topics to be covered include managing your money, getting out of debt, and saving for college and/or retirement.

 

Register online at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home; the fee is $93 + shipping for the complete Financial Peace University kit that includes Dave Ramsey's book "The Complete Guide to Money," a nine-CD set that reinforces each weekly lesson, a progress chart, and a workbook.

An Evening with Mark Lowry & The Martins (Sun. Jan 25, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N. State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309.693.3641
http://www.trinitycommunications.org/content/mark-lowry-martins-peoria

"An Evening with Mark Lowry & The Martins" with special guests: The Martins & pianist Stan Whitmire

 

General Seating

$17.00 Groups (10+)

$23.00 Advance ($25 Day of)

$29.00 Artist Circle (Reserved Section--closest to stage)

Children 5 & under free--except in Artist Circle--No ticket required.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at the website above, or at Grace Presbyterian Church during office hours (Mon-Fri 9:00-4:30), cash or check only.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Jan 25, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Bethel Ministry Center
131 N. Court
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3849
dixonbethel@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/746222898769257/753503381374542

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. 

Dave Ramsey Legacy Journey Class (Sun. Jan 25, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Christian Church
1500 Airport Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
309-664-2600
peter.falstad@gmail.com
http://www.daveramsey.com

Eastview Christian Church will again host the Legacy Journey class with Dave Ramsey, January 18th through March 1st.  The class is on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  We will be discussing topics like how much is enough, what the Bible says about wealth, and is wealth really evil?

 

There is a kit required for the class available at DaveRamsey.com or Harvest Bookstore at Eastview Church.

 

 

Mon. Jan 26, 2015

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Jan 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Bible Church
434 West Moffitt Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Chris, 309.274.6449
chris.heffron@gmail.com
http://www.chillibible.org

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month starting September 8th at Chillicothe Bible Church. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome--no waiting list! Registration for the year is $25, each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting.

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

GriefShare (Mon. Jan 26, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL
309.266.9281
grace.church@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org/resources/divorcecare-griefshare/

A 13-week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed to give hope and encouragement to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. The DVDs feature clips from pastors, counselors, and others who give practical suggestions and reassurance.

Tue. Jan 27, 2015

Free ACA Help at Peoria Library (Tue. Jan 27, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Branch Peoria Public Library
1312 W. Lincoln Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
Brittney, 309.680.7632
CAC@heartlandchc.org
http://www.peoriapubliclibrary.org/untitled-1418666438-0.26623300

Everyone deserves to be taken care of when they're sick. The Affordable Care Act has helped millions get health insurance at a rate they can afford.

 

A household of one can earn between $0-$46,680 a year and qualify for financial assistance.

 

If you have questions or would like to enroll, join us at the Peoria Public Libraries now thru February 15th and meet with a trained, certified Navigator.

 

1st and 3rd Tuesday at MAIN BRANCH LIBRARY 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Tues., January 20th
  • Tues., February 3rd

 

2nd and 4th Tuesday at LINCOLN BRANCH LIBRARY 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Tues., January 13th
  • Tues., January 27th
  • Tues., February 10th

 

Select Saturdays at MAIN BRANCH LIBRARY 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Sat., February 7th
  • Sat., February 14th

 

For additional details or questions, please contact Brittney.

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Jan 27, 2015 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Christian Church
401 West Edgewood Court
Morton, IL
309.266.9050
scaggscarolyn@yahoo.com
http://www.facebook.com/celebraterecoverymorton

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

Our Savior's Preschool Open House and Gym Night (Tue. Jan 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.546.4531
Jennifer.day@oslms.org
http://www.oursaviors-school.org

Come see us and see what Our Savior's has to offer your child. You may contact us at the phone number above. To learn more about our school, you may also view our website through the above link.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Jan 27, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Christian Center
1730 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62702
217.546.9700
lkolanowski@calvaryspringfield.org

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. Jan 27, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
217.899.9418
j.oest@att.net
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

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. Jan 27, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of God
800 E Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
309.454.2402
1agbn@1agbn.org
http://1agbn.org/ministries/celebrate-recovery/

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

Wed. Jan 28, 2015

Culver's Night for Southside Mission Teen Center (Wed. Jan 28, 2015 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Culver's Grand Prarie
5019 W Holiday Dr
Peoria,IL 61615
309.693.2366
http://www.southsidemission.org/

We are going on a mission trip and are trying to raise funds to help support our teens.

 

Show your support by coming to Culver's! A portion of the proceeds goes towards the mission trip.

Eastview SHM Kenya Mission Team Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch (Wed. Jan 28, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
1211 Holiday Drive
Bloomington, IL

Pizza Craving? Join us from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Pizza Ranch to raise money to send a team of high school students from Eastview Christian Church to Kenya to work with kids from the Mitumba Slum. 10% of dine in, carry out and delivery sales will go to the team! Please join us!

Financial Peace University (Wed. Jan 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.3155
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/53223/class/267901

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Thu. Jan 29, 2015

Our Savior's Kindergarten Round Up (Thu. Jan 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.546.4531
Jennifer.day@oslms.org
http://www.oursaviors-school.org

Come see us and see what Our Savior's has to offer your child. You may contact us at the phone number above. To learn more about our school, you may also view our website through the above link.

CPR: Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. Jan 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crosswind Community Church Building
400 W. Union St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.826.9859
edding@mchsi.com
http://www.communityprayerrooms.org

Come for praise and worship with opportunities for soaking time with the Lord, joining with others in corporate intercession for the city, and receive confidential prayer.

 

Come and go as needed between 6:00p to 8:30p every Thursday evening, unless it is a holiday.

 

For more information, see Facebook: search "cpr:communityprayerrooms".

DivorceCare and DC4Kids at Grace in Morton (Thu. Jan 29, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson
Morton, IL. 61550
Linda, 309.369.9290 / Church office, 309.266.9281
Grace.church@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org/resources/divorcecare-griefshare/

DivorceCare is a 13-week Bible based DVDs and support group series to help heal and give hope from the pain of separation and/or divorce.  Light dinner and snacks offered. Male and female facilitators. A safe place to share. No cost.  Can join at any time.

 

If you have children ages  to 12, we are offering DC4K (Divorce Care for kids). It's a great program to help them heal and understand. As a parent, you will be able to share with them as you learn too. Information is in the parent book to follow what your child is learning.

 

Join us at Grace Church in Morton. Call Linda or Grace Church with questions. If bringing children, please call ahead so we can have the materials ready! Thanks!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Jan 29, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Sabella Street Station 335 Sabella Pekin IL 61554
309.509.1181
bobbiejobarnes@att.net

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.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Jan 29, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309.691.3209 / 309.573.6606
mtiemeier@sbcglobal.net
http://www.cbsclass.org/Classes/peoriaeve/home.aspx

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Jan 30, 2015

BUSINESS MEN IN CHRIST ANNUAL MEN'S RETREAT (Fri. Jan 30, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly Camp
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, Il. 62629
217.414.2435
blutchman2@comcast.net
http://www.businessmeninchrist.com

The Annual Business Men in Christ Springfield/Decatur Men's Retreat is on Friday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 31st from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

 

The theme of this year's Retreat is SPIRIT AND TRUTH (from John 4:23). There will be 7 teaching sessions led by regional pastor/teachers to lead the men of Central Illinois to a more intentional walk with Christ.

 

A suggested donation of only $20 includes full dinner, a hot breakfast, and materials. Scholarships are available. Attendees may stay overnight at one of the dorms, for minimal cost. Reservation suggested.

Addictions Program (Fri. Jan 30, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
addictionsprogram@bloomingtonbaptistchurch.net
http://www.addictionsprogram.com

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

Women of God - Grow in Grace (Fri. Jan 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Redeemer Lutheran Church
6801 N Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614
Lisa: 309.243.5859
lisadmack@comcast.net

With Julie and Katie Black
Women of Redeemer Winter Conference

 

Cost: (includes conference, materials, coffee and breakfast pastries, and lunch)

Friday night only $10, Saturday only $30, Both Friday and Saturday $35

($5 late fee for Saturday if registered after Jan 23, 2015

 

Childcare is available, but please indicate the need on your registration form so we can plan accordingly. Childcare does not have a charge, but a donation is greatly appreciated.

 

Reservation: required by January 23, 2015 with checks payable to “Women of Redeemer” and mailed to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6801 N. Allen Rd., Peoria, IL 61614. You can also register online at www.redeemerlutheran.com. Click on the “online giving” link.

 

Sign Language interpreters will be provided by student interns from the Interpreters Preparation Program at Illinois Central College.

 

Julie and Katie Black, founders of Contemporary Christian Women’s Academy (CCWA), will be our keynote speakers. Being the wife and daughter of a pastor, this dynamically entertaining mom and daughter team are on a mission: to connect Christian women to the power in God’s word and the freedom it brings to live life beyond their limits and imagination. Attendees will learn how to partner with God and ignite His Holy Spirit so they can start living their vision!!

Sat. Jan 31, 2015

BUSINESS MEN IN CHRIST ANNUAL MEN'S RETREAT (Sat. Jan 31, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly Camp
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, Il. 62629
217.414.2435
blutchman2@comcast.net
http://www.businessmeninchrist.com

The Annual Business Men in Christ Springfield/Decatur Men's Retreat is on Friday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 31st from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

 

The theme of this year's Retreat is SPIRIT AND TRUTH (from John 4:23). There will be 7 teaching sessions led by regional pastor/teachers to lead the men of Central Illinois to a more intentional walk with Christ.

 

A suggested donation of only $20 includes full dinner, a hot breakfast, and materials. Scholarships are available. Attendees may stay overnight at one of the dorms, for minimal cost. Reservation suggested.

Women of God- Grow in Grace (Sat. Jan 31, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Redeemer Lutheran Church
6801 N Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614
Lisa: 309.243.5859
lisadmack@comcast.net

With Julie and Katie Black
Women of Redeemer Winter Conference

 

Cost: (includes conference, materials, coffee and breakfast pastries, and lunch)

Friday night only $10, Saturday only $30, Both Friday and Saturday $35

($5 late fee for Saturday if registered after Jan 23, 2015

 

Childcare is available, but please indicate the need on your registration form so we can plan accordingly. Childcare does not have a charge, but a donation is greatly appreciated.

 

Reservation: required by January 23, 2015 with checks payable to “Women of Redeemer” and mailed to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6801 N. Allen Rd., Peoria, IL 61614. You can also register online at www.redeemerlutheran.com. Click on the “online giving” link.

 

Sign Language interpreters will be provided by student interns from the Interpreters Preparation Program at Illinois Central College.

 

Julie and Katie Black, founders of Contemporary Christian Women’s Academy (CCWA), will be our keynote speakers. Being the wife and daughter of a pastor, this dynamically entertaining mom and daughter team are on a mission: to connect Christian women to the power in God’s word and the freedom it brings to live life beyond their limits and imagination. Attendees will learn how to partner with God and ignite His Holy Spirit so they can start living their vision!!

Children's Ministry Training Day (Sat. Jan 31, 2015 10:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Pawnee Assembly of God
1001 N. 8th St.
Pawnee, IL 62558
217.625.2111
plantedkids@gmail.com
http://www.pawneeassembly.org/site/eventregdisp.asp?sec_id=180005417&event_id=180003261

A TRAINING FOR ALL THOSE THAT SERVE IN CHILDREN’S MINISTRY.

 

Trisha Peach, author of the recent book "Your Children's Ministry From Scratch", has been a staff children’s pastor for 16 years and has traveled to 26 states and overseas as a children’s evangelist doing camps, Kidzshows, and conferences. She is an ordained minister and an author of several kid’s church curriculums and musicals.  Reverend Peach will cover children’s ministry topics such as safety and security, creative teaching, recruiting help, and special needs.  Lunch and refreshments are included in registration.

 

Register online through the link above.

REGISTRATION FEE- $20.00

Payment can be made day of event or online.  For questions, call the number listed above.