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Sun. Oct 19, 2014 - Sat. Oct 25, 2014

Mon. Oct 20, 2014

Apostolic Christian Skylines Benefit Auction (Mon. Oct 20, 2014 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall
7405 W. Route 150
Edwards, IL 61528
pamgraham81@gmail.com

Apostolic Christian Skylines is having its 5th Annual Benefit Auction to raise money for remodeling the Assisted Living Area @ Skylines. The dinner is served 4:30-6:00 pm with a silent & live auction to follow.

The Vaccination Decision Webinar (Mon. Oct 20, 2014 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Your Home
Your Home
Your Home
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/405223172693271298

Did you know the average child now receives 81 vaccines by age 6? It has been said that for the first time in history the children of today are not expected to outlive their parents. How is this possible? Join Dr. Susan Mitchell DC on a powerful webinar to learn how vaccines are affecting our children's health and healing and their role in America's current health epidemic.

Attend from the convenience and privacy of your own home. Register through the above link. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Tue. Oct 21, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL
Jeanie, 309.635.8201

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
309.242.6241
margery47@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHRISTIAN-WOMENS-CONNECTION-OF-BLOOMINGTONNORMAL-IL/503179563052353

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, IL.

 

$14.00 for all

Very filling breakfast, special feature, key speaker, and wonderful fellowship!

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

DivorceCare (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Stephanie: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/arena/default.aspx?page=3987

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

After Five Christian Women's Club (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northfield Inn
3280 Northfield Dr.
Springfield, IL 62702

Dinner/Presentation 

Cost:  $15.00

 

Speaker:  Glenda Smith "Looking for Love"

Feature:  Silent Auction Fundraiser

Music:  Don Hunt and Bonnie Gaul

 

Reservations by Saturday, October 18

Call Ann for more information

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Grace Church, 1325 E Jefferson, Morton, IL
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Krys:309.264.0787 Peggy:309.589.6430
pslavens@gracepres.org
http://www.perspectives.org

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Financial Peace University (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Grace United Methodist Church, 601 N. 4th Street Pekin, IL 61554
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Sally: 309.346.3034
sfmfreetwn@yahoo.com
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/50477/class/256085

Pekin Grace United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that teaches common sense about money in a supportive environment.

 

Financial Peace University classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning September 2nd and be held weekly for 9 weeks ending October 28th.

To register use the link!

 

For more information contact Sally Morris!

 

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/divorcecare-for-teens/

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 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/divorce/

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/divorcecare-for-kids-dc4k/

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 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.

Ear Infection Workshop (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm)

Most of us have been lead to believe that the reason children with chronic ear infections need tubes is to prevent long term hearing loss.   Is that really true though?  According to a Dutch study it's actually the exact opposite.  According to their research, tubes themselves lead to permanent hearing loss and the more times tubes are inserted, the higher the loss. Click on the link above to be connected to the study and learn more.


So if not tubes, then what?  Join Dr. Kasey Riesberg D.C. to learn about the causes of an ear infection and natural, safe, effective ways to treat them without the risky side effect of hearing loss later in life!

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
Joleen: 217.899.9418
j.oest@att.net
http://www.griefshare.org/groups/41679

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is 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 would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

Broken Promise Ministry (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Stephanie: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=3960&promotionId=1960

Broken Promise is a support and recovery group for children, kindergarten to 8th grade and their parents as they deal with the effects of divorce.

 

Broken Promise meets Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-4.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

Community Impact event for Medical Cannabis (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Landmark Banquet Hall
3225 N. Dries Ln
Peoria, Il 61604
630.254.0693
benr@trinitymmj.com
https://www.facebook.com/trinitymmj

We understand that Medical Cannabis represents a fundamental shift in American Medicine and culture. Please come out to learn about what this will mean for our community, and our families.

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Office: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=3987

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Oct 22, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 22, 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!

Family Fall Festival (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria
309.691.632.2107
allisonr@northminster.us
http://www.northminster.us/kids

Super Heroes of the Bible - Faith was their Secret Weapon!

 

Come for a fun family evening!

 

6:15p - Meet the Bible Hereos (Jesus, Moses, Esther, David, and Shadrach) in the Sanctuary.

 

6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. 

  • Go through Moses' Miracle Maze
  • Sing and Dance at David's Music Center
  • Create a Mask at Esther's Place
  • Learn more about Jesus with a Pumpkin Prayer
  • Have fun at the Bonfire with Shadrach!

Opportunities to get a family photo as well as a goodie bag with candy, Bible Hero Cards, and more!

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Morton United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tennessee Ave, Morton, Il 61550
309.266.7174
info@MortonUMC.org
http://www.mortonumc.org/?page_id=312717

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Oct 22, 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. Oct 22, 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.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N. State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309.645.5205
jeff.mcnutt@rlicorp.com
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/41258/class/258115/atid/l_mi

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Thu. Oct 23, 2014

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/griefshare-2/

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Youth in Harmony Fall Chorus Festival (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

BCPA
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.846.4613
greg.grey64@gmail.com
http://www.soundofillinois.com

Over 300 students from 13 different high schools spend the day practicing songs that will be performed that evening.  This show will also include the 2012 International Barbershop Quartet champions - RingMasters from Sweden.

Peoria Rescue Ministries' Annual Banquet (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center Ballroom
201 Southwest Jefferson Street
Peoria, IL 61602
309.676.6416
prm@peoriarescue.org
http://www.peoriarescue.org/Events.html

Peoria Rescue Ministries'

59th Annual Stewardship Celebration

 

6:30 p.m., Doors open 6 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Anderson, author and speaker

Join us to celebrate what God has done over the past year at Peoria Rescue Ministries!  The evening's events include: dinner and program, special music, keynote speaker, and client testimonies.

Tickets: $30/person, $225/table of 8

To purchase tickets, call or visit the website

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/?month=2014-10-01&webtag_id=82

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Brandon Heath and City Harbor's Acoustic Tour (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill
Springfield, IL
217.753.3939
http://www.itickets.com/events/328197.html

Please join Contact Ministries as they present Brandon Heath and City Harbor’s Acoustic Tour.

 

Brandon Heath songs: "Love Does," "Give Me Your Eyes," "I'm Not Who I Was," and "Your Love."

City Harbor songs: "Come However You Are."

 

Concert begins at 6:30 p.m., doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at iTickets.com, Family Christian Bookstore, Contact Ministries, and several local churches. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Group rates of 10+, $10.00 each, sponsorship opportunities available.

 

For more information, please call the phone number listed above or visit www.contactministries.com.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 23, 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.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 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. Oct 24, 2014

Trinity Lutheran Church Garage Sale (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph
Peoria IL 61606
309.676.4609

A GIANT Garage Sale!

Our gym is full of great items.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the National Youth Gathering trip. We have clothes, sporting goods, toys, electronics, you name it we have it!!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 24, 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.

Saint Mark School Harvest Festival (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Saint Mark School
711 N Underhill St.
Peoria, IL 61604

Join us for an evening of indoor fall fun in the Saint Mark School Gym. There will be games, food, and bouncy houses.

Admission is $5 per person with a limit of $30 per family.  Hope to see you there!

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of Normal
800 E. Vernon Ave
Normal, IL 61832
309.454.2402
info@1agbn.org
http://www.1agbn.org/events/

The 4th annual Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat is a time of refreshment, renewal and extended time with God.  Our guest speaker is Kolinda Duer.  She will be sharing about God's desire to bring healing in new and beautiful ways.  Kolinda has written a book entitiled, 'No More Hippos,' a memoir of hope for wives whose husbands struggle with pornography or sexual addiction. 

 

Our schedule includes times of worship, food, prayer, fellowship, and breakfast on Saturday morning. 

Watchmen on The Wall (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bradley Epworth Church
1316 W Columbia Terrace
Peoria, IL 61606

The Watchmen on the Wall seminar is a one-and-a-half-day training program designed to fit into your schedule. The seminar is a powerful opportunity to become educated and activated on behalf of Israel and is taught in correlation with our highly acclaimed training manual and curriculum.

 

Guest speaker Michael Onifer studied at the Hebrew University's Rothberg International School in Jerusalem and today is Director of the Israel Experience program and serves as the Associate Director of Eagles' Wings Israel Department. Michael has traveled to Israel more than 20 times, and he leads groups and leadership delegations on a regular basis. Michael is cultivating educated, relevant, and Kingdom-minded support for Israel and Palestinian Christians.

 

The Friday night session will begin with an extended time of worship and is open to the public.

 

Schedule
Friday, October 24
6:30PM - Registration Opens
7:30PM - Session 1

Saturday, October 25
8:30AM - Doors Open for Sign-up & Enrollment
9:00AM - Worship Begins
9:15AM - Session 2
10:45AM - Session 3
LUNCH BREAK
12:45PM - Session 4
2:15PM - Session 5
3:45PM - Session 6

 

Online registration ends on October 23rd, and there will be an additional $5 charge for on-site registration.

-Adult Deluxe registration ($64.99) includes the full Watchmen on the Wall Commissioning Packet with the Training Manual, CD sets Volumes I & II, and the Third Jihad DVD- a $69 value! Adult Basic registration ($24.99) includes the Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual, a $17 value!

-Returning Adult registration ($9.99) is for people who have attended a seminar in the past and does not include any resources.

-Young Adult registration ($24.99, ages 18-30) includes the Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual and The Christians Biblical Guide to Understanding Israel- a $27 value!

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 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.

United Marriage Encounter (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawthorn Inn & Suites
1 Lyon Ct
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.446.3200
genecher@frontier.com
http://www.unitedmarriage.org

Put more smiles in your marriage.  A UME weekend can change your lives and your marriage! 

The Weekend is based on the Christian faith.  We encourage Christ-centered marriages. 

To register:  visit the website

 

 

Sat. Oct 25, 2014

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger
Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean St., Lincoln, IL
Lincoln, IL 62656
217.732.7618

31st Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger.

If you are looking for a family oriented event ~ with wonderful homemade cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls and tasty homemade veggie soup cooked in large black kettles and tasty homemade pies ~ we have it all! 

 

Hundreds of handmade creations ~ perfect for birthday and holiday gifts.  Silent auctions throughout the morning.  Activities for kids and snacks outside (scones, brisket sandwiches, deep fried potatoes, hot cider, etc.)  Offering 50 lb (and 20 lb) bags of fresh S. Dakota potatoes for sale.  AND THE VERY BEST PART ~ every penny raised will be channeled through International Disaster Emergency Service to feed hungry and hurting people worldwide. Treat your family to a special day ~ and know that you are helping to feed hungry kids as well.

 

 - Come early for the best selections!

Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church Parish Life Center
2477 W. Washington
Springfield
217.793.3934
cpeters@preschool-stjohns.org
http://storage.cloversites.com/stjohnslutheranchurch2/documents/October_Calendar_2014.pdf

You will find a large selection of gently used items for babies-big kids at AWESOME prices!! Get your kids ready for cooler weather without paying retail!! Come shop for most anything baby/kid related: Fall/winter clothing/shoes, winter coats/boots, Holiday outfits, toys, baby equip, books, games, and MORE!!

Trinity Lutheran Church Garage Sale (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph
Peoria IL 61606
309.676.4609

A GIANT Garage Sale!

Our gym is full of great items.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the National Youth Gathering trip. We have clothes, sporting goods, toys, electronics, you name it we have it!!

Holiday Happenings (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church Hall
303 Campanile Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
309.396.4896

St. Monica's Ladies Guild is sponsoring Holiday Happenings, a Craft and Bake Sale. Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning and lunch will be served in the afternoon. Crafters will be displaying, crocheted items, handmade paper crafts, cards, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Miche purses with removable liners, quilts, shirts, scented soaps, soy wax melts, and many Christmas items. Lots of baked goods, apple pies, and breads. 

For more information call Pat at the above number.

Vendor/craft fair (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
1201 W. Jackson
Auburn, IL 62615
217.438.6820
trinitycec@nwcable.net

Third Annual Craft and Vendor Fair with bake sale & kids games. Many vendors and crafters on hand with cash and carry items on site! Proceeds will benefit High School youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July 2016. For additional information contact Trinity Lutheran Church.

1st Annual "Fall-In" with New Life Craft Show (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 West Lynn Boulevard
Sterling, IL 61081
815.626.4373
azinanni1@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/672605386169068/permalink/698581756904764/

Craft show, Bake Sale, Door Prizes

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am - 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

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from the Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each. This is the last chance to stop by The Christian Center to see their selection!

Fall Harvest Festival at Dixon Assembly of God (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Assembly of God
933 Mekeel Rd.
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3090
http://www.dixonag.org/

Come join in on the fun!

Fall Harvest Festival is a free event and open to the public!

 

What to expect: Games for kids, prizes for the games, bounce houses, food, hayrack ride, face painting, and fun for the entire family.

SCHEELS Treadmill Marathon (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-treadmill-marathon-3/

Come cheer for your favorite team! Opening Ceremonies, including presentation from Medals for Mettle. Don't miss this amazing, powerful moment. This is a marathon length competition (26.2 miles) in which 5 relay teams will compete to beat solo marathon runner Justin Gillette. Justin has won 77 marathons with a personal best of 2:25:44!! Currently ranked 6th in the WORLD for career marathon wins.

 

Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in Springfield.

 

Donations can be made at the event to Medals4Mettle or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Springfield.

 

Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Triathlon and Half Marathon medals are accepted for donation.

 

DaxFest 2014 (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Park
815 Lincoln Street
Washington, IL 61571
765.744.9844
julielocke@daxlocke.org
http://www.daxlocke.org/news-and-events/48

DaxFest 2014 is a family friendly trick or treating community supported event! This event will be located in the Washington, IL Park across from Lincoln Grade School. Kids will be able to walk with their parents along the bike trail to trick or treat while also enjoying activities that include a hay rack ride, corn maze, costume contest, chili cook off, face painting and more!

 

Dax returned back to Washington, IL in late October to enjoy his final weeks in his hometown. When they told us Dax wouldnt live till Chirstmas we hung up Christmas light before Halloween. Christmas light will light the trick or treating trail in honor of Dax and all the children who battle childhood cancer.

 

Come join us for a fun and safe trick or treating experience! Children are $10 and adults are free.

3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner for Threads, Hope & Love (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main
Washington, Il 61571
309.444.9546
londn46@comcast.net

Spaghetti dinner provided by Michaels in Washington to help Threads, Hope & Love, a free clothing ministry in Washington.  Threads is trying to pay off their mortgage for their new building.

Bake Sale included.  donations only

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711
217.793.9760
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.springfieldfirst.org/#/connect/calendar

This fun alternative to the the Halloween experience is designed for kids in 4th grade or younger. Families, have your kids wear their favorite costume and trick or treat along the rows of trunks decorated by our own FUMC members. After trunk or treating, please stay for free food and games. We also invite you to bring toothbrushes and toothpaste for our Operation Christmas Child collection.

Mom's Night Out (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Christian Church
405 E Stringtown Rd
Minier, IL 61759
309.369.4702
ssyoung03@gmail.com
http://www.miniercc.org

A FREE event for mom's of ALL ages.  The event includes supper, fun actvities and the great movie "Mom's Night Out". Childcare will be available.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Stir Up the Healing Waters (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Waterford Union Church
10564 N Starling Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.357.1450
CHHMinistries@hotmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/waterfordunionchurch?rf=133354913374488

Pastor Mike Floyd will be Teaching and Preaching about what God's Word says about healing.  There will be prayer for the sick.

 

 

Pro Life Pastor's Dinner (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Corpus Christi Parish Center
273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Il 61401
309.343.2852

Guest Speaker will be Kristan Hawkins, the Executive Director of Students for Life of America.