Family Calendar & Concerts

Weekly View
Sun. Oct 4, 2015 - Sat. Oct 10, 2015

Wed. Oct 7, 2015

AWANA Club (Wed. Oct 7, 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.

Financial Peace University (Wed. Oct 7, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton United Methodist Church
420 N. Tennessee Ave.

“What is Financial Peace University


We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!


FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.”

MOPS@nite (Wed. Oct 7, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 Illinois 91
Peoria, Illinois 61615

MOPS connects women with children of all ages. Whether you have infants, preschoolers, or school age children, we believe all of us have the same desire--to be the best moms we can be! This weekly group will have lots of fun fellowship, snacks, door prizes, and occassional creative activities. Large and Small group discussions will follow either a guest speaker or video session.


MOPS fee is $75/yr. Scholarships are available.


Grace Presbyterian Church offers a full range of programming for children infant-high school on Wednesday evenings. Registration and fees may be required for Tree Climbers, Boys' Brigade, and Pioneer Girls.

Vigil of Repentance in Remembrance of the Victims of Abortion (Wed. Oct 7, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
2035 IL Route 26

Why pray? Why take time to remember? Because our Lord has promised us that He hears and answers prayers! We will pray for the protection of these little children, for God to send comfort and peace to mothers whose choice to abort their children haunts them, and tell Him of our desire to care for moms and babies. When we speak for life, God hears and does not let our prayers go unanswered.

Thu. Oct 8, 2015

Quarter Auction (Thu. Oct 8, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Good News
26010 Liberty Lane
Washington, IL 61571

A quarter auction fundraiser will be held. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for paddle sales, and the auction will start at 6:30 p.m.! Paddles will cost $2 each. There will be over 15 vendors present.


This will be a fun event and a great way to support Camp Good News!! Be sure to bring lots of quarters.


Attendees can be of all ages, but only those 18 years and older can win!


Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. Oct 8, 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. Oct 9, 2015

Christian Center Basketball (Fri. Oct 9, 2015 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614

The Christian Center Basketball programs for Boys & Girls (COED) ages 5-18 from the Beginner level to High School level.


The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality Athletic Programs.


Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!


The season runs November through February.


Registration begins September 12th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center.

Discounted fee if registered by October 13th.

Don't wait to register; space is limited!


Interested in coaching? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!


For more information call The Christian Center or visit our website (listed above) for more information about registration.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 9, 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.

Renewal Weekend (Fri. Oct 9, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Farmer City United Methodist Church
101 S. William Street
Farmer City, IL 61842

A renewal weekend led by Aldersgate Ministries and hosted by the Farmer City United Methodist Church.

Friday begins with dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday begins with breakfast at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday concludes with worship service at 10:45 a.m.

No cost. Please contact the church office for more information.

Riverton Christian Church Ole' Time Gospel Night (Fri. Oct 9, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverton Christian Church
1245 N. 7th Street
Riverton, IL 62561

An evening of music & fellowship.

We welcome all and the event is free.

Women on the Frontline Nominations (Fri. Oct 9, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Women on the Frontline in Ministry
14940 Old Colonial Road
Bloomington, IL 61705

Desetra Taylor, First Lady of Center for Hope Ministries, invites you to participate in the Women on the Frontline in Ministry special tribute for senior pastor wives. This is an excellent opportunity to nominate your pastor’s wife for the exceptional and selfless work she does in your local church and community.


This honor recognizes pastor’s wives, who selflessly serve along side her husband in ministry. She is a woman who has demonstrated sustained love, service, and faithfulness through ministry and community related involvement.


Please nominate your pastor's wife!

Voices of Zambia, an African Worship Experience (Fri. Oct 9, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Groveland Missionary Church
5043 E Queenwood Rd
Groveland, IL 61535

Students from the International Bible College of Zambia will lead in a time of worship. 

Addictions (Fri. Oct 9, 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. Oct 10, 2015

CRAFT BAZAAR (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

UAW Senior Bazaar
444 S Parkway Dr
Pekin, IL 61568

The senior citizens at the UAW high rise will be hosting a Bazaar. They will be selling crafts, jewelry, ceramics, books, and baked goods.

Contentment in Jesus Seminar (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 8:15 am - 12:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Heavens View Christian Fellowship
602 W. Richmond Ave.
Peoria, Il. 61606

Heavens View Christian Fellowship presents it's 9th Restoring Broken Pieces Seminar "Contentment With Jesus! This healing seminar is the 9th in our series. We invite all women to come and join us in listening to our two speakers as they share with us great information on gaining trust and contentment in Jesus. This and all seminars are free of charge. We begin with a lovely breakfast, starting at 8:15 a.m., with the seminar beginning at 9 a.m.. After the speeches we have very inspiring healing prayer for all who wish to join us. You will be finished by noon, to enjoy the rest of your day. Please join us and heal with Jesus.

Christ Lutheran School Fall Fun 5k Run/Walk (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Christ Lutheran School
2000 18th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Join us for a 5K run/walk through north Sterling, IL to raise funds for Christ Lutheran School!


The race begins and ends at the school. It's a flat, fast course with water stations.


An awards ceremony in the gym will follow.


You can register now at the above link.

#ProtestPP (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood's Peoria affiliate
705 NE Jefferson St.
Peoria, IL

Protest against Planned Parenthood's Peoria affiliate.


The event will protest PP's policy of harvesting and selling aborted baby parts. 

#ProtestPP in Pekin (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood's Pekin affiliate
328 S. Fourth St.
Pekin, IL 61554

Protest of Planned Parenthood's practice of selling aborted baby parts will be outside the Pekin Planned Parenthood affiliate.

Moving Forward 5k/10k Run/Walk (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Edward Madigan State Park
1366 1010th Ave.
Lincoln, IL 62656

Please join Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation for a beautiful, scenic run/walk through Edward Madigan State Park in Lincoln, IL. The chip-timed race leads you through the park on a certified course. Register online through the link above.


Register by September 16th to ensure a long-sleeve tech shirt on race day.


Onsite, same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Free 200-yard kids' dash at 8:30 a.m.

American Diabetes Association Walk (Springfield) (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Washington Park
1501 South Grand Ave West
Springfield, IL 62704
217.875.9011 x6642

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. • Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.


Walking to Stop Diabetes. It’s our tradition! Leave a lasting footprint in 2015!


The American Diabetes Association will host its annual Capital City Step Out Walk. The walk is focused on raising awareness to those individuals living with or family members affected by diabetes. Step Out is the American Diabetes Association's national walk that has been taking place for more than 20 years and raised more than $200,000,000 nationally to stop Diabetes. Today, there are an estimated 30 million people living with diabetes in the United States. The Capital City Step Out Walk to stop Diabetes is scheduled for October 10th in Washington Park, Springfield. The event will help raise awareness and financial support to be used directly in central Illinois.


The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.


For more information, please contact Vanessa Wiseman at the email or number above.


You can also register at the website provided above.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
403 W. 2nd St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be open for tours each Saturday from May 2 through the end of October.  Bring the family or a friend and tour the museum!


Displayed are antique local fire engines, historic pictures, antiques, and firefighting tools and memorabilia.  Kids young and old will enjoy the history!


Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, please visit the website or call the number above.

Inspire Me Candles Grand Launch Event (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
501 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602

Help support small business by coming to Inspire Me Candles Grand Launch! Inspire Me Candles is a gourmet soy candle company, Inspired by a 7 year old little girl, brought to life by a single mom and runs as a small business all started right here in Peoria, IL. Inspire Me Candles will launch their entire fall candle line collection. This event is open to the public and free admission.



Alongside the opportunity to smell, browse and buy our highly scented, affordable, gourmet soy candles, wax melts and body butters, there will also be light refreshments and beverages, Inspire Me Candles gift certificate winnings, prizes, music and a grand giveaway of an authentic Dooney & Burke handbag filled with four of our most popular candle! If you love soy candles, supporting small business and snagging a great deal, this event is for you! We'll see you there!

AWANA Club (Sat. Oct 10, 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.

Steve Green Concert (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N Rte 91
Peoria, IL 61615

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois is presenting Steve Green in Concert!



Ticket prices are $15 for adults. Children 18 and under are free!



Doors open at 5:15 p.m.



A special offering will be taken to support the ministries of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois.



Go to the website above or call 309.688.9699 to purchase tickets!

Prophesy of God's Land (Sat. Oct 10, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Twin Church
14237 Twin Grove Road
Bloomington, IL 61705

Greg Savitt, a Messianic Jew, is speaking on prophesy of God's Land at West Twin Church.