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Sun. Aug 17, 2014 - Sat. Aug 23, 2014

Wed. Aug 20, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Aug 20, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N. Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Bureau County Fair (Wed. Aug 20, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 West Peru Street
Princeton, IL 61356
815.875.2905
bcfair@frontier.com
http://www.bureaucountyfair.com/

Come soak up the last little bit of summer at the Bureau County Fair!

 

This year's fair includes many great events!

Each night's main events include:

  • Wednesday, Aug 20th - Antique Tractor Pull
  • Thursday, Aug 21st - Beach Boys in Concert
  • Friday, Aug 22nd - PBR Bull Riding
  • Saturday, Aug 23rd - Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, Aug 24th - Demolition Derby

 

Many other events will be going on throughout the fair, more concerts, livestock events, contests, and much more! 

 

Check out the fair's website to find out details for all fairground festivities for all ages!

Step Study for Women (Wed. Aug 20, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/celebrate-recovery-step-study-for-women/

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Aug 20, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/celebrate-recovery-step-study-for-men/

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Masters Club (Kids Club) (Wed. Aug 20, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Gethsemane Church
1601 Frederick Dr.
Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.7791
thegethsemanechurch@gmail.com
http://www.thegethsemanechurch.com/#!pekin-il-61554-classes-youth--/ctaq

 

Our Master Clubs ministry meets every Wednesday. For Children ages 5-12 and the Teens meet every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

 

This program teaches our children God’s Word with fun activities and games and outings to allow our children to sharpen their skills as they prepare to serve the Lord.

 

The Purpose of Master Clubs is: To evangelize children, discipling them toward spiritual growth, teaching and training them to serve Jesus Christ, and providing multiple opportunities to do so through the local church.

 

Thu. Aug 21, 2014

Free Saeed postcards (Thu. Aug 21, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria and surrounding areas
Everywhere, USA
00000
562.567.2050
freesaeed@trinity3in1.net
http://beheardproject.com/saeed

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.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1508334066050137/

Bureau County Fair (Thu. Aug 21, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 West Peru Street
Princeton, IL 61356
815.875.2905
bcfair@frontier.com
http://www.bureaucountyfair.com/

Come soak up the last little bit of summer at the Bureau County Fair!

 

This year's fair includes many great events!

Each night's main events include:

  • Wednesday, Aug 20th - Antique Tractor Pull
  • Thursday, Aug 21st - Beach Boys in Concert
  • Friday, Aug 22nd - PBR Bull Riding
  • Saturday, Aug 23rd - Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, Aug 24th - Demolition Derby

 

Many other events will be going on throughout the fair, more concerts, livestock events, contests, and much more! 

 

Check out the fair's website to find out details for all fairground festivities for all ages!

COME TO THE RIVER FOR RENEWAL (Thu. Aug 21, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Riverfront Park
121 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554

Old-fashioned REVIVAL at the Pekin Riverfront. A time of worship led by praise music and guest evangelists.

 

Bring your lawn chairs or just throw a blanket on the ground.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Aug 21, 2014 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.

Fri. Aug 22, 2014

Garage Sale and Donations for World Race Mission (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

RockChurch
1081 Upper Spring Bay Rd
East Peoria, Il 61611
http://nikkiarends.theworldrace.org/

On top of Krispy Kremes, t-shirts, and the passing of the toilet, I am hosting a garage sale at Rock Church on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23. 

I am searching for donations to put in the garage sale; I will take anything you are trying to get rid of, or forgot you even had because you haven't seen it in so long.  Check out my blog for more information and let me know if you have any questions!

 

I leave in January for The World Race, but my first deadline is the last week in September. I need to raise a total of 20,000 and this would be one of my fundraisers.

Bureau County Fair (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 West Peru Street
Princeton, IL 61356
815.875.2905
bcfair@frontier.com
http://www.bureaucountyfair.com/

Come soak up the last little bit of summer at the Bureau County Fair!

 

This year's fair includes many great events!

Each night's main events include:

  • Wednesday, Aug 20th - Antique Tractor Pull
  • Thursday, Aug 21st - Beach Boys in Concert
  • Friday, Aug 22nd - PBR Bull Riding
  • Saturday, Aug 23rd - Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, Aug 24th - Demolition Derby

 

Many other events will be going on throughout the fair, more concerts, livestock events, contests, and much more! 

 

Check out the fair's website to find out details for all fairground festivities for all ages!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/content/connect/life-help/recovery/

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.

COME TO THE RIVER FOR RENEWAL (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Riverfront Park
121 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554

Old-fashioned REVIVAL at the Pekin Riverfront. A time of worship led by praise music and guest evangelists.

 

Bring your lawn chairs or just throw a blanket on the ground.

'Tribute Quartet' Southern Gospel concert (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical United Methodist Church
401 Walnut Street
Washington, IL 61571
Don:309.444.4342 Jennita:309.444.8346
http://www.tributequartet.com

Tribute Quartet from Nashville, Tennessee, will present a Southern Gospel concert!

 

Tribute Quartet was formed in 2006. The group was voted 'The 2008 Horizon Group of the Year' at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, just a few months after it was named Singing News magazine's '2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year'.

 

For more information on the group visit their website.

 

Tickets are $5.00.  A freewill offering will also be taken.  Tickets are available at the church office Monday-Thursday mornings or at the concert.  

With any questions, call Don or Jennita.

Sat. Aug 23, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL
309.642.5761
tim@manupgodsway.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/747839675261733/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

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!

Garage Sale and Donations for World Race Mission (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

RockChurch
1081 Upper Spring Bay Rd
East Peoria, Il 61611
http://nikkiarends.theworldrace.org/

On top of Krispy Kremes, t-shirts, and the passing of the toilet, I am hosting a garage sale at Rock Church on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23. 

I am searching for donations to put in the garage sale; I will take anything you are trying to get rid of, or forgot you even had because you haven't seen it in so long.  Check out my blog for more information and let me know if you have any questions!

 

I leave in January for The World Race, but my first deadline is the last week in September. I need to raise a total of 20,000 and this would be one of my fundraisers.

Peoria Cursillo Day of Renewal (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pastoral Center
417 NE Madison
Peoria, IL 61603
309.0676.5587
geri_kegley@yahoo.com
http://peoriacursillo.org/index.cfm?load=event&event=136

The Peoria Area Cursillo is sponsoring a Day of Renewal.

This day of reflection will be held at the Pastoral Center. The cost is $12 per person and includes lunch. The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. and will end by 3:00 p.m. The day is open to anyone who has made a Cursillo in the past.

 

For reservations, call Jackie Skender at the Peoria Cursillo Center Office

Washington is Overcoming! (Washington Art Festival) (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Park
Off Lincoln St
Washington, IL 61571
309.692.9242
promotions@wcicfm.org
http://www.wcicfm.org/washington-is-overcoming

The WCIC community is coming together to stand with Washington at its annual art festival. Let's celebrate the progress that's been made in rebuilding the area after the tornado struck last year. Who's invited? You and anyone else who wants to come, even if you weren't directly impacted by the storm. 

 

Come and enjoy FREE family activities - bounce houses for all ages, Uncle Bob's famous ice cream (while supplies last), and face painting by the Zoo Lady! And that's not all - we want to hear your stories of overcoming and your hopes for what remains to be overcome.

 

Other activities include a parade (10:00 a.m.) and Art Festival with more than 40 vendors!

 

WCIC will be there collecting stories so please come and share if you can!

 

Sponsored by: Space Walk of East Peoria, Uncle Bob's Ice Cream, New Image Laser and Massage at Illini Family Medicine

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Lexington Hills Apts. Peoria, IL
Nikki, 309.221.4881
nikki.giosta@gmail.com

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

OUTDOOR Adventure Fest (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA
2505 YMCA Way
Sterling, IL 61081
815.535.9622
kolson@srfymca.org
http://srfymca.org/posts/outdoor-adventure-fest/

FUN. EDUCATION. ADVENTURE

Join us for FREE outdoor family activities at the Y.

The goal of the event is to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Families will get to experience traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities, all free of charge.

 

Fishing derby in the pool. Yes, live fish IN the pool!

FREE hot dog meal for all.

Two separate climbing walls, one for kids and one for adults.

Archery, bouncies and countless other activities!

 

Admission, activities, and a meal will be available to all, at no charge. Join the fun and connect your family to the great outdoors.

 

Presented by Riverside Community Bank

Bureau County Fair (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 West Peru Street
Princeton, IL 61356
815.875.2905
bcfair@frontier.com
http://www.bureaucountyfair.com/

Come soak up the last little bit of summer at the Bureau County Fair!

 

This year's fair includes many great events!

Each night's main events include:

  • Wednesday, Aug 20th - Antique Tractor Pull
  • Thursday, Aug 21st - Beach Boys in Concert
  • Friday, Aug 22nd - PBR Bull Riding
  • Saturday, Aug 23rd - Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, Aug 24th - Demolition Derby

 

Many other events will be going on throughout the fair, more concerts, livestock events, contests, and much more! 

 

Check out the fair's website to find out details for all fairground festivities for all ages!

Community Festivus/ Believer's Motorcycle Ride (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL 61554
309.613.8217
rreed@midwestfoodbank.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/834688719882516/?

Real Life Church is hosting a community festival.

 

Come join us for a time of live music by the Real Life church youth worship team, Audience of One, Cole Hollow, and others and free food to boot.

Motorcycle enthusiasts, come be a part of the Believers Ride. Join Christian Motorcycle Association and Armor Bearers M/C International riders as they take to the highways and byways in a fun filled ride in central Illinois.

 

The event is donation driven and open to all!

Unspoken - Free Outdoor Concert (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Tower Park
Corner of Prespect and Glen
Peoria Heights, IL
309.685.7649
http://www.peoriaheightscc.org

Come enjoy a free outdoor concert with the band Unspoken!

Unspoken sings the songs; "Lift My Life Up", "Who You Are", and "Start a Fire".

 

Come out to the park and enjoy the evening! Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks for the whole family!

A free will offering will be taken, and concessions will be available.

 

Opening for Unspoken will be the Peoria Heights Congregational Church band.

 

Presented by Peoria Heights Congregational Church!

Welcomed by WCIC!

Great Oaks Community Bash (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Great Oaks Community Church
515 St. Rt. 116
Germantown Hills, IL 61548
309.383.4330
info@greatoakscc.org
http://www.greatoakscc.org/communitybash2014/

Great Oaks 3rd Annual Community Bash! 

It begins with the 5K Run+Walk & Pancake Breakfast and then ends in the evening with Inflatables, Life Flight Helicopter, Germantown Hills Fire Department Demonstration, State Police K-9 Unit Demonstration, Games, Food, Hay-Rack Ride and to end the evening, a Professional Fireworks Display.

 

To sign up for any of the events or if you have any questions visit us online!

 

Hope to see you there!

God's Not Dead Free Movie Night (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Springfield First Baptist Church, 323 South Grant West, Springfield, IL
Bernie Lutchman 217.414.2435
http://www.godsnotdeadthemovie.com/

Special free showing of God's Not Dead.
Surprise movie hit of the year!
Movie and munchies!
  • Snacks at 5:30 p.m.
  • Movie at 6:15 p.m.
Free to the public...And there will be giveaways!
 
For more information about the movie, head to the movie website!

God's Not Dead in Galesburg (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Galesburg First Church of the Nazarene
1501 Webster Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
309.337.6002
Julieacone@gmail.com

Movie showing in the sanctuary at Galesburg First Church of the Nazarene. Doors open at 5:30 with the movie beginning at 6:30. This is a free event with a dessert reception immediately following the movie.

Back To School Concert with Jason Gray (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Calvary Baptist Church, 1017 N. School St. Normal, IL 61761
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309.452.4479
http://cbcnormal.org/event/611183-2014-08-23-back-to-school-weekend-concert/

Jason Gray will be performing at a "Back to School Concert" on Saturday night. This event is sponsored by Calvary Christian Academy.

 

This will be a FREE, acoustic concert.

No tickets required, but seating is limited so come early.

 

Jason will also be joining our worship team on Sunday morning, August 24th where we will be honoring local teachers by praying over them in the service.

 

Find out more here: http://cbcnormal.org/event/611183-2014-08-23-back-to-school-weekend-concert/

COME TO THE RIVER FOR RENEWAL (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Riverfront Park
121 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554

Old-fashioned REVIVAL at the Pekin Riverfront. A time of worship led by praise music and guest evangelists.

 

Bring your lawn chairs or just throw a blanket on the ground.

STIR UP THE HEALING WATERS (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Waterford Union Church
10564 N Starling Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.357.1450
CHHMinistries@hotmail.com

Worship, preaching, and teaching about healing in God's word, and ministry to the sick.  Brother Mike Floyd ministering.