Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Nov 22, 2015 - Sat. Nov 28, 2015

Thu. Nov 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day Service (Thu. Nov 26, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
220 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving Day Service at its downtown campus.


This is a wonderful opportunity for families that may only come together once a year to celebrate Thanksgiving to worship together before the food, football games and shopping begins.

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. Nov 26, 2015 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


Peoria East- Day CBS Class


"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or

Fri. Nov 27, 2015

Day After Thanksgiving Shopping at SCHEELS (Fri. Nov 27, 2015 6:00 am)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Join SCHEELS to kick off a day full of shopping with hot chocolate, live music, and the FIRST 300 people in line will receive a FREE $10 SCHEELS Gift Card.

Operation Sleighbell (Fri. Nov 27, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist, 6915 N Allen Rd.
OR WCIC, 3902 W Baring Trace
Peoria, IL

Operation Sleighbell collects donations of new toys, coats, and pajamas to help families in need at Christmas time.


You can drop off donations at the WCIC studios or Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria through December 4th.


Donations to Operation Sleighbell are tax-deductible and will help more than 450 families from Peoria and 12 surrounding counties this Christmas season.

LIVE Reindeer at SCHEELS (Fri. Nov 27, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Join SCHEELS and Morning Star Reindeer Production for a chance to meet one of Santa’s LIVE reindeer at SCHEELS. Come see one of Santa’s reindeer before they are called back to the North Pole! While you are at SCHEELS take advantage of writing a letter to Santa (located by Ginna’s Cafe).


Cost: Photos will be available for purchase! 1-8×10 or 2-5×7’s for $20.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Nov 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

The road to recovery is not meant to be traveled alone. Learn to walk with Jesus and with a church family. Experience Celebrate Recovery where you don’t have to journey alone.


Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. 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. Meetings are every Friday.

Ashley Cleveland (Fri. Nov 27, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Jesus House
724 W. Washington
Bloomington, IL. 61701

Three Time Grammy Award Winner and Dove Ward Winner, Ashley Cleveland and her husband Kenny Greenberg, along with their son Henry Greenberg and the filming crew will be with at Jesus House for the filming of a documentary of Ashley's life and her travels across the country and the world. Concert is FREE! Join us and chances are you'll be filmed for her documentary!!!

Addictions (Fri. Nov 27, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701

Got addictions?

We can help with that.


The Addictions Program at the Bloomington Baptist Church is a faith-based, Christ-centered addictions program utilizing the Reformer's Unanimous Curriculum. Every week we hear stories of victory, receive small-group counseling, and receive instruction and guidance on overcoming the challenges, temptations and addictions that we face.


This addictions program is not AA. We provide help for any addiction, not just alcohol. No one will attempt to guilt you or ask you to introduce yourself as an addict. At Reformer's Unanimous, our desire is to help you find victory and complete freedom from your addiction--to remove the addiction from your life so that it ceases to have a hold on you.


Everyone is welcome.

Sat. Nov 28, 2015

GMS Craft Show- Secret Santa Shop (Sat. Nov 28, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Georgetowne Middle School
Yates Rd.
Marquette School

this is the place for one stop shopping!


Craft & Vendors 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Breakfast with Santa 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Pictures with Santa that morning


Secret Santa Shop where kids can shop for their whole family!!!! All items $5 and under


Raffle Baskets!!!!! This is a GMS band fundraiser

Christmas at Sugar Creek Vendor Fair (Sat. Nov 28, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sugar Creek United Methodist Church
1022 New City Road
Chatham, IL 62629

Come start your holiday shopping with us.

Free admission.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.

60 vendors represented.  Lunch items, bake sale, used book/CD sale available.

One-stop shopping for all your Christmas needs.

Find the event on Facebook: "Christmas at Sugar Creek"!

AWANA Club (Sat. Nov 28, 2015 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.

Senior Jam (Sat. Nov 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2105 E Rte 30
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Open to anyone! Bring your instruments, gather 'round, and play music together. Senior Jam happens on the 4th Saturday of each month.

Christmastime GospelFest (Sat. Nov 28, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Road
Washington IL 61571

For the first time, the annual Christmastime GospelFest concert will be free to our audience thanks to the generous support of the many sponsors and donors to GospelFest Ministries. “Christmas in the Country” is the theme for the 11th annual Christmastime GospelFest Concert. This concert of traditional and southern gospel Christmas songs featuring Shawn Degenhart and the GospelFest Singers has become a holiday tradition for hundreds of families throughout central Illinois.