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Tue. Dec 6, 2016

Bureau County MOPS Meeting (Tue. Dec 6, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical Covenant Church
24 N Main St
Princeton, IL 61356
bureaucountymops@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/bureaucountymops

Join MOPS and MOMSNEXT for a night of fun!

 

We are a group for mothers of pregnancy through school aged kids. There will be food, games, a craft, a lesson and discussion time. Child care will be provided.

 

Your first meeting is free and we encourage you to bring a friend! This is a great opportunity to make new mom friends too!

 

We hope to see you there!

2016 GOYA: Give Hope Banquet (Tue. Dec 6, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
aubrey@goyaministries.org
http://www.goyaministries.org

GOYA Ministries invites you to come learn how you can make a difference in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya at the Give Hope Banquet. You will hear how GOYA volunteers are spreading the word of Jesus Christ throughout the slums of Kenya and educating children at schools in the Kibera and South B Slums, including at a new 32,000 sq. ft. high school that opened earlier this year.

 

In 2017, GOYA plans to start construction on a new church and orphanage in the South B Slum.  Because the elementary school in South B has grown tremendously, families there are begging for a church. Plus, there are twice as many children living in the orphanage there compared to just two years ago.

 

Come to the Give Hope Banquet to hear how you can help make sure the church and orphanage are built!

 

Tickets are $25 for individuals or $175 for tables of eight; they can be purchased at http://GOYAGiveHope2016.eventbrite.com.

Thu. Dec 8, 2016

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. Dec 8, 2016 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.

Heartis Village of Peoria Grand Opening (Thu. Dec 8, 2016 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heartis Village of Peoria
8201 N IL 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309-693-3960
jtroyer@heartispeoria.com
http://www.heartispeoria.com

Please join us as we take a whirlwind journey across seven continents while exploring the 7 dimensions of wellness!

 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served including a signature drink and dessert!

 

Please RSVP by calling the phone number above.

Community Bible Study Class (Thu. Dec 8, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-357-0202
smore1325@outlook.com
http://www.communitybiblestudy.org

Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!

 

This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture. 

 

Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

 

CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.

In the Ease of His Glory Healing Services (Thu. Dec 8, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Warriors for Christ Church
819 Wilson Avenue
People Heights, IL 61616
(309) 635-4583
sandy@warriorsforchrist.info

Pastor Jeff Johns of White Horse Christian Center and Joanna Coe Herndon, healing evangelist, will be speaking at Warriors for Christ Church.

 

Praying for the sick and personal ministry will take place at each service.

Fri. Dec 9, 2016

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Fri. Dec 9, 2016 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Shoppes at Grand Prairie
5201 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
309-363-3737
info@ivfullercenter.org
http://www.ivfullercenter.org

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 9 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 10 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 11 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 16 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 17 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 18 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A Night in Bethlehem (Fri. Dec 9, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Christian Church
510 W. Frances St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-4419
office@chillicothechristian.net
http://chillicothechristian.net

Experience the sights and sounds of the first Christmas! Imagine entering the ancient city of Bethlehem - being counted in the census, exploring an unforgettable marketplace, tasting authentic foods, making crafts, and visiting with Joseph & Mary as they hold their newborn baby! 

 

Enjoy this unique experience during our open house with your family and friends!  

 

Fun for all ages and it is FREE! Please bring canned goods to donate to our local food pantry.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Fri. Dec 9, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309-686-3360
kshoemaker@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

On December 2, 9, 10, & 16 come stroll and shop at Forest Park Nature Center!

 

This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling; hot wassail and goodies; view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale; and shop for eco-friendly, organic and Fair Trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store.

 

Catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit!

Our Savior's LIVE NATIVITY (Fri. Dec 9, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
info@oursaviors-church.org
http://www.oursaviors-church.org

Enjoy a realistic recreation of the amazing story that surrounds the night of our Savior’s birth when you visit Our Savior’s Church & School’s unique drive through live Nativity.

 

This free event features holiday lights, choirs of angels, beautiful displays, and period dressed actors.

 

We invite you to join others in the community who have made Our Savior’s Live Nativity an annual tradition for their families!

In the Ease of His Glory Healing Services (Fri. Dec 9, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Warriors for Christ Church
819 Wilson Avenue
People Heights, IL 61616
(309) 635-4583
sandy@warriorsforchrist.info

Pastor Jeff Johns of White Horse Christian Center and Joanna Coe Herndon, healing evangelist, will be speaking at Warriors for Christ Church.

 

Praying for the sick and personal ministry will take place at each service.

Sat. Dec 10, 2016

Annual Cookie/Goody Walk (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First English Lutheran Church
725 E. Forrest Hill Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 258-7749
kneptun4@gmail.com

The women of First English Lutheran Church will once again be holding their annual Cookie/Goody Walk.

 

You will be able to choose from Christmas cookies, cupcakes, cakes, coffee cake, rolls, and candy items. You can relax and enjoy your Holiday season by picking up a few dozen cookies and enjoy the compliments on your festive holiday treats.

Cookie Walk (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

First United Presbyterian Church
1717 Highwood Ave
Pekin, IL 61554
309-346-1848
http://pekinfpc.org

The public is invited to the annual Cookie Walk, featuring springerle, baked goods, cookies, candy and gift baskets.

Heart of Christ Free Health Clinic (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwest United Methodist Church
3800 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 472-4472
lsealine@yahoo.com
http://nwunitedmethodist.org

This is a free health clinic held the second Saturday of the month at Northwest United Methodist Church.

 

There are no requirements that need to be met for a person to receive care and there will be no charge. No insurance will be filed it is a truly free medical service that anyone may use.

 

The clinic is organized by Dr. Ted and Lisa Rodgers. Examples of services provided at the clinic include blood pressure checks, the evaluation of medical symptoms, and the treatment of respiratory infections and rashes. Please feel free to come by yourselves, to invite family members, of notify friends that you know of that may need care.

Crossroads UMC Annual Cookie Walk (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-2381
ashaw@mtco.com

No time to bake for the holidays? We can help!

 

We will have a variety of cookies, candy, and other baked goods to choose from.

 

This event is sponsored by the Crossroads United Methodist Women and all proceeds go toward mission work locally and around the world. All items are homemade and donated by church members.

Pekin Area Together Homeschoolig Co-op Christmas Bazaar (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Nazarene
3514 East Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554

The PATH Co-op is having our first annual Christmas Bazaar.

 

There will be 30 vendors, two food trucks from 11-2pm (Nacho Mamas and Meat and Place), mini classes from 1:30-2:45 which include an Oils for Children class and a Meal in a Jar class, and a Santa Secret Workshop going on all day. Children can make keepsake gifts for their loved ones for Christmas.

 

So much is happening during this event - you don't want to miss it!

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Shoppes at Grand Prairie
5201 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
309-363-3737
info@ivfullercenter.org
http://www.ivfullercenter.org

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 10 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 11 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 16 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 17 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 18 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FBC Marquette Heights Ladies' Christmas Tea (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

FBC Marquette Heights
410 LaSalle Blvd.
Marquette Heights, IL 61554
fbcmarquetteheightsevents@gmail.com

Join us for a time of fellowship with light snacks and teas served by the men of the church. All ladies are welcome to join us as we celebrate the season.

 

$2.00 per person.

 

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact us at the email listed above.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309-686-3360
kshoemaker@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

On December 2, 9, 10, & 16 come stroll and shop at Forest Park Nature Center!

 

This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling; hot wassail and goodies; view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale; and shop for eco-friendly, organic and Fair Trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store.

 

Catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit!

The Power of the King (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene
3514 Broadway Road
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-3053
gnash@pekinfirstnaz.org

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene's KIDZONE Children's Choir is presenting "The Power of the King"!

 

What an awesome opportunity to incorporate a live production into your holiday festivities.

 

The performance is absolutely free of charge. We will be happy to reserve seating to accommodate any group size.

 

After the performance, the audience is invited to a complimentary Christmas Cookie Social in the Family Life Center.

 

For more information or to make reservations, you can contact the church at the phone number and email address listed above.

Our Savior's LIVE NATIVITY (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
info@oursaviors-church.org
http://www.oursaviors-church.org

Enjoy a realistic recreation of the amazing story that surrounds the night of our Savior’s birth when you visit Our Savior’s Church & School’s unique drive through Live Nativity.

 

This free event features holiday lights, choirs of angels, beautiful displays, and period dressed actors.

 

We invite you to join others in the community who have made Our Savior’s Live Nativity an annual tradition for their families!  

In the Ease of His Glory Healing Services (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Warriors for Christ Church
819 Wilson Avenue
People Heights, IL 61616
(309) 635-4583
sandy@warriorsforchrist.info

Pastor Jeff Johns of White Horse Christian Center and Joanna Coe Herndon, healing evangelist, will be speaking at Warriors for Christ Church.

 

Praying for the sick and personal ministry will take place at each service.

Handel's Messiah (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
815 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217-787-4868 or 217-971-2701
springfieldchoralsociety@gmail.com
http://www.springfieldchoralsociety.org

The Springfield Choral Society will perform Handel's Messiah, with orchestra, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception!

 

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or by calling the phone numbers above.