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Mon. Apr 24, 2017

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

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E Jefferson
Morton, IL 61550
866-263-2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

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.

Tue. Apr 25, 2017

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

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E Jefferson
Morton, IL 61550
866-263-2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

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.

Wed. Apr 26, 2017

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

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E Jefferson
Morton, IL 61550
866-263-2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

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. Apr 26, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St
Congerville, IL 61729
309-448-2319
secretary@rockcreekbible.org

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.

Priests Pedaling for Prayers (Wed. Apr 26, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Diocese of Peoria
419 N.E. Madison Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
309-585-1702
frmichael@stpatrickmerna.org
http://comeandfollowme.org/vocations-ride/

Three Priests of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria will be riding across the Diocese to raise awareness for priestly vocations. These three priests are asking people to be united with them in prayer and sacrifice as they ride across the Diocese. For more information see our website listed above, or like us on Facebook.

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

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-3155
http://www.fumcpekin.org

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. Apr 27, 2017

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

Contact Info:

Holy Family Parish School
2329 West Reservoir Blvd
Peoria, IL 61615
309-682-6531
jjm_martin@yahoo.com
http://www.paradisusdei.org/index.php/tmiy/location_detail/88732

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. Apr 27, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St
Congerville, IL 61729
309-448-2319
secretary@rockcreekbible.org

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.

Priests Pedaling for Prayers (Thu. Apr 27, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Diocese of Peoria
419 N.E. Madison Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
309-585-1702
frmichael@stpatrickmerna.org
http://comeandfollowme.org/vocations-ride/

Three Priests of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria will be riding across the Diocese to raise awareness for priestly vocations. These three priests are asking people to be united with them in prayer and sacrifice as they ride across the Diocese. For more information see our website listed above, or like us on Facebook.

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

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N State Rte. 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309-243-5025
bcal98@gmail.com
http://peoria.cbsclass.org

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. Apr 27, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-3155
http://www.fumcpekin.org

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. Apr 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.685.8099
singleandparenting@gmail.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

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.

Family Fun Night and Open House (Thu. Apr 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Lutheran Church
311 N. Hershey
Normal, IL 61761
309-452-5609

Shining Lights Preschool is hosting its first annual open house for the upcoming 2017/2018 school year. As part of the open house, there will also be a Family Fun Night! Games, popcorn, and a face painter will all be a part of the celebration, as well as a raffle.

 

Please come for an enjoyable evening with your family, friends, and neighbors!

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

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 N. Jackson
Clinton, IL 61727
217-620-6097
amhd60@yahoo.com

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. Apr 27, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bradley University
Student Center Room 6
Peoria, IL 61625
daniel@iapologia.com
https://ratiochristi.org/bradley

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. Apr 28, 2017

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

Contact Info:

Living Waters Church
7229 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
708-288-1027
jshep.lwc@gmail.com

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!

Priests Pedaling for Prayers (Fri. Apr 28, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Diocese of Peoria
419 N.E. Madison Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
309-585-1702
frmichael@stpatrickmerna.org
http://comeandfollowme.org/vocations-ride/

Three Priests of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria will be riding across the Diocese to raise awareness for priestly vocations. These three priests are asking people to be united with them in prayer and sacrifice as they ride across the Diocese. For more information see our website listed above, or like us on Facebook.

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

Contact Info:

East Bay Camp
24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy
Hudson, IL 61748
309-212-1442
laurie@hopeforafuture.com
http://GoDeeperStill.org

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. Apr 28, 2017 5:00 pm - Sat. Apr 29, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, IL 62629
217-529-2625
lsca@lscacamp.org
http://www.lscacamp.org

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!

Celebrate Recovery - Imago Dei Church (Fri. Apr 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Imago Dei Church
2221 N. Gale Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
309-863-5127
info@imagodeichurch.org
http://www.imagodeichurch.org/Celebrate-Recovery

This is a 12-step program embracing Jesus Christ as our Higher Power! Learn to overcome life's hurts, hang-ups and habits through the hope of Jesus Christ. The program will begin with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a program of worship and a message with support groups beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

We invite you to join us as we learn to become healthier and happier!

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

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1311 W. Hovey Ave
Normal, IL 61761
309-452-5076
http://gracenormal.org/event/2017-04-28-2017-marriage-conference/

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. Apr 28, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615

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. Apr 29, 2017

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

Contact Info:

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, IL 62629
217-529-2625
lsca@lscacamp.org
http://www.lscacamp.org

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!

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

Contact Info:

Interstate Center
1106 Interstate Dr.
Bloomington,IL 61705

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. Apr 29, 2017 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Hope Church of the Nazarene
30 N 6th Street
Princeton, IL 61356
https://goo.gl/forms/AlfxTPLjzlZpLmsg2

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. Apr 29, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org
http://www.faithchristianofpekin.org

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. Apr 29, 2017 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Esther House
6847 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309-688-0202
wpc@peoriarescue.org
http://www.peoriarescue.org/walk

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. Apr 29, 2017 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1311 W. Hovey Ave
Normal, IL 61761
309-452-5076
http://gracenormal.org/event/2017-04-28-2017-marriage-conference/

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. Apr 29, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602
309.662.2273
theresal@obgyncare.com
http://www.thebabyexpopeoria.com

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. Apr 29, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

RiverPlex, Peoria, IL
The Chateau Hotel & Conference Center
Bloomington, IL
(815) 220-5807
jhenrichs@marchofdimes.org
https://walk.marchofdimes.org/march/bannerclick/ts2017m.asp

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. Apr 29, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Donovan Park
5805 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
(800) 336-7535
ciinfo@us.ci.org
http://www.walkwithcompassion.com/peoria

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. Apr 29, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Proctor Recreation Center
309 S. DuSable St.
Peoria, IL 61605

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. Apr 29, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S Macarthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62712
217-726-6330
nmmonari@scheels.com
http://experience.scheels.com/event/scheels-safe-family-saturday/

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. Apr 29, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Lutheran Church
2206 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571
309-745-9306
faithlth@shareourfaith.org
http://www.shareourfaith.org/

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. Apr 29, 2017 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

PAG Grounds
1001 8th St
Pawnee, IL 62558
580-326-8345
http://kellymillercircus.com/event/pawnee-village-il/?instance_id=757

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. Apr 29, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

PAG Grounds
1001 8th St
Pawnee, IL 62558
580-326-8345
http://kellymillercircus.com/event/pawnee-village-il/?instance_id=757

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. Apr 29, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington-Normal Marriott
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
309.661.7000
kfox@blmcchs.org
http://www.blmcchs.org

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.

Chamber Music Concert (Sat. Apr 29, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Historic Grace Lutheran Church
714 E. Capitol Ave.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-753-8000
svys.svco@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1933355030235174/

Join the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony String Trio for a evening of chamber music! This event is free to attend and will also feature the Sangamon Brass Quintet.

 

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