Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Apr 20, 2014 - Sat. Apr 26, 2014

Fri. Apr 25, 2014

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Apr 25, 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.

Youth Gospel Fest (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dream Center - 714 Hamilton Blvd, Peoria, IL 61603
309.676.3000 ext. 304

Come see the first Youth Gospel Fest with motivational speaker Annette Williams and guest speaker Minister Aaron Bailey.

 

Plus performances by Emeric Martin, AJ Gordon, Joshua Copper, and many more!

 

Admission is $3 for ages 12 and under; $5 for ages 13 and up.

"Jesus, I Trust in You" (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Nazareth House of Retreat - 8508 N 100th Co Hwy Magnolia, IL 61336
309.285.8112
nssplayer@gmail.com
http://www.nazarethretreathouse.org/

Catholic Charismatic spring Retreat, "Jesus, I trust in You" Retreat Master is Fr. Terry Cassidy. Join us in this two day retreat to ponder and explore our ability and our willingness to pray, "Jesus, I trust in You," with true surrender and hope in our hearts. Preregistration is required. Contact Norma at the contact information provided.  Please send registration checks to Nazareth House of Retreat - P.O. Box 165, Henry, IL 61537.

Biblical Imagination Conference and Concert with Michael Card (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Church, 1301 Linden, Normal, IL
Bill Pence, 309.452.5438
bntpence@msn.com
http://biblicalimagination.com/#/conferences/normal-il-425-27

Singer/songwriter, Bible teacher, and author Michael Card will bring the Biblical Imagination Conference, "Matthew: The Gospel of Identity," to Christ Church (PCA) in Normal, Illinois April 25-26, 2014. The Sunday night concert will be held at East White Oak Bible Church, so that we can accommodate more people (as the 2012 concert filled our sanctuary).

 

You can purchase conference tickets (which includes the concert) or concert-only tickets at the website link listed above. Conference (includes the concert) tickets are now $48; after February 25, $58. Tickets for the concert only are now $13; after February 25, $18.

 

If you are coming from out of town, we are excited to offer special conference hotel rates at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel. Just mention the Biblical Imagination Conference, and you will get a $79 rate on a standard room, which includes their breakfast buffet. Reservations need to be made by April 18 to receive this rate.

 

More information about the Biblical Imagination Conference can be found at the conference site link above. Additional Biblical Imagination Conference and Michael Card resources can be found at: http://coramdeotheblog.com/biblical-imagination-conference-on-matthew/

 

We hope you can join us for the conference and/or concert. Please pass this information along to others you feel may have an interest. If you have any questions at all, please contact Bill Pence by email or phone.

Apache Homeschool Convention (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 Illinois 91, Peoria, IL 61615
http://www.apachecentralillinois.org/Resources/Documents/globe2final.pdf

The 25th APACHE (Association of Peoria Area Home Educators) Convention will take place at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Registration is now open and the cost is $35 for members and $60 for non-members.

 

Speakers include Dr. Rob Rienow of Visionary Family, Jeannie Fulbright of Apologia, and Dr. Tommy Mitchell of Answers in Genesis (among others)!

 

Please go to http://www.apachecentralillinois.org/ for more info and to register!

Sat. Apr 26, 2014

Christian Center Baseball/Softball Signup (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Dr Peoria 61614
309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc/display.php?page=baseball

For boys between the ages of 5 and 18 and girls between the ages of 5 and 15, from beginner to high school. The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program is not only taught solid fundamentals but is also exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin in April, with games beginning May 10th and running through mid July.  Registration begins February 15th and continues until leagues fill up, but there is a discount if you register by April 1st! 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 at the above number.

Biblical Imagination Conference and Concert with Michael Card (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Church, 1301 Linden, Normal, IL
Bill Pence, 309.452.5438
bntpence@msn.com
http://biblicalimagination.com/#/conferences/normal-il-425-27

Singer/songwriter, Bible teacher, and author Michael Card will bring the Biblical Imagination Conference, "Matthew: The Gospel of Identity," to Christ Church (PCA) in Normal, Illinois April 25-26, 2014. The Sunday night concert will be held at East White Oak Bible Church, so that we can accommodate more people (as the 2012 concert filled our sanctuary).

 

You can purchase conference tickets (which includes the concert) or concert-only tickets at the website link listed above. Conference (includes the concert) tickets are now $48; after February 25, $58. Tickets for the concert only are now $13; after February 25, $18.

 

If you are coming from out of town, we are excited to offer special conference hotel rates at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel. Just mention the Biblical Imagination Conference, and you will get a $79 rate on a standard room, which includes their breakfast buffet. Reservations need to be made by April 18 to receive this rate.

 

More information about the Biblical Imagination Conference can be found at the conference site link above. Additional Biblical Imagination Conference and Michael Card resources can be found at: http://coramdeotheblog.com/biblical-imagination-conference-on-matthew/

 

We hope you can join us for the conference and/or concert. Please pass this information along to others you feel may have an interest. If you have any questions at all, please contact Bill Pence by email or phone.

Mommy Moments Consignment Sale (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

700 Main Street, Peoria, Il 61602
309.868.2563
msepplin827@hotmail.com
http://www.fumcpeoria.org/

Kids clothes, shoes, coats, toys, books, beds, play sets, and anything else you can think of at the annual Mommy Moments Consignment Sale! 

The Walk (for the lives of women and children) (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria, Pekin, Morton, and Washington
309.688.0202
wpc@peoriarescue.org
http://www.peoriarescue.org/walk

Join Peoria Rescue Ministries for The Walk (for the lives of women and children) and help save a life!  The Walk is a simple two-mile walk.  Four locations to choose from:  Peoria, Pekin, Morton, and Washington.  All support raised will benefit the Women's Pregnancy Center and Esther House (divisions of Peoria Rescue Ministries).

A Mile in My Shoes (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral - 3601 N North St Peoria 61604
309.339.6625

A mile in my shoes epilepsy awareness walk in Peoria. Starting point is at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.  Registration that day is $15 per individual and $25 per family. There will be T Shirts available for purchase that day at an additional cost of $10 per shirt. There will be free family photos, face painting, education and epilepsy resources at the gatherings spot that day.

Strong Kids Saturday (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Christian Church/1012 N Main St., Washington, IL 61571
309.444.2550
jesspittman83@gmail.com
http://www.washingtonchristian.net/tornado-relief-4/strong-kids-program

Please join us for a morning of FREE activities and childcare for families who have been affected by the tornado as well as families who would like to help with tornado relief efforts.  Open to kids from birth - 5th grade.  A mid-morning snack and a meal at 12:30 will be served.

Sommer Park 50 Year Anniversary Hikes (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park, 6329 N. Koerner Rd., Edwards, IL 61528
309.691.8423
http://www.peoriaparks.org/event/50-year-anniversary-hikes/2014-02-22/

Saturdays: 2/22, 3/29, and 4/26

 

Enjoy this new “off season” program while exploring natural features, wild-life, and history found on the diverse trails of our park.

 

For information and/or to reserve your spot, please call Sommer Park. Donations accepted.

Healthy Kids Day (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

7000 N. Fleming Lane Peoria, IL 61614
309-692-7631
membership@peoriaymca.org
http://www.peoriaymca.org

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day®, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

 

Health Fair, Color Dash, Zumba Kids, Basketball Shootout, Mamogram Mobile, Wellmobile, Bookmobile, Firehouse, Camp Registration, Swim Team Registration

Great Cloth Diaper Change (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall, 2501 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL 62704
217.622.0353
judy@faithfulbaby.com
http://www.greatclothdiaperchange.com

We look forward to the many new faces we will see this coming year and welcoming back our loyal cloth diaper advocates.

 

Congratulations and thanks to all 2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change participants and supporters!! Guinness World Records verified that we broke the record… the new world record is 8,301 cloth diapers changed at one time at 182 qualifying locations in 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, United States!

 

Another 4 countries held nonqualifying (but cloth-diaper-awareness-increasing!) events: Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Philippines 84 cities hosted events that didn’t qualify for the Guinness World Record BUT DID ACCOMPLISH our goal of increasing awareness about reusable cloth diapers.

 

Unofficial babies changed: 10,029 (including sites that didn’t qualify per stringent Guinness regulations, but did in fact hold events increasing awareness about reusable cloth diapers in their communities.)

 

5 continents held GCDC events. www.greatclothdiaperchange.com Swag Bags for first 50 registerd participants, Door Prize, and Raffles benefiting the www.realdiaperassociation.com to promote cloth diapers and resources for parents.

 

Also enjoy Family Fun, Area Vendors, Mini Sessions, Family Entertainment, Face Painting, and Shopping.

 

Please bring a diaper changing mat, clean cloth diaper, and baby under 39".

Sommer Park 50 Year Anniversary Hikes (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park, 6329 N. Koerner Rd., Edwards, IL 61528
309.691.8423
http://www.peoriaparks.org

Enjoy this new “off season” program while exploring natural features, wildlife and history found on the diverse trails of our park.  For information and/or to reserve your spot, please call Sommer Park.  Donations accepted.

Galesburg Christian School 2014 Auction (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Venue: Calvary Assembly of God, 432 N Linwood Rd, Galesburg, IL 61401
Contact Information: Galesburg Christian School, 309.343.8008
cmoberg@galesburgchristian.org
http://www.GalesburgChristian.org

At Galesburg Christian School, spring means it’s time to enjoy one of our major annual fundraisers. This is a great way to support Christian education, discover great bargains, and enjoy a fun-filled family day with lots of good food! See a list of auction items at the provided website.

Silent Auction 11:00

Service Auction 3:15

Live Auction 4:00

Chops & Dogs & More 11 – 3:00

KidZone $5 ages 3-10 11 – 6:00

Spring for Tea (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Church, 204 North McLean St., Lincoln, IL
Gayla Wood, 217-732-7618 / Marcia Bidwell (Chairperson), 217-732-7772 / church office, 217.732.7618

Sale of tickets will begin February 3rd for the 11th Annual Spring for Tea sponsored by the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger.

 

Spring for Tea will be held in the Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian Church. Doors open at 10:45 a.m with tea being served at 11:30 a.m.

 

The tea features a number of colorful and uniquely appointed tables complete with china, silver, crystal, and offering a variety of themes and decor. Women of all ages from the community will serve as table hostesses, both decorating the tables and serving graciously to the needs of their guests at the tea.

 

Traditional tea foods, ranging from dainty sandwiches to cookies, fruit, and other delicacies will be served along with the traditional Spring for Tea blend of tea. Background music will provide the proper ambiance for the occasion.

 

Men in Black will again be on hand to greet the tea guests and escort them to their appointed tables. Guests will be invited to participate in a promenade of the beautifully decorated tables as they await the serving of tea.

 

Following tasty food, flavorful hot tea, and lively conversation, a special program will be presented. Through tth etea, a number of lovely door prizes, provided by local businesses and individuals, will be presented to those in attendance.

 

Tickets are sold in advance, beginning February 3rd. There is limited seating available for the event, and tickets sell out quickly. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the church office or calling Gayla Wood.

 

Anyone interested in hosting a table for Spring for Tea or providing other assistance to the event may contact Marcia Bidwell.

 

The April tea will be the first 2014 event of the Harvest of Talents ministry, which this year will be celebrating its 31st anniversary. The Harvest of Talents for World Hunger is a unique ministry of the Lincoln church. Partnering with International Disaster Emergency Service, the Lincoln Harvest has raised $1,819,213.38 through the 30th Harvest, every penny of which has gone to feeding programs, orphanages, and missions throughout the sorld, providing physical and spiritual food to those in need. A number of Harvests across the United States have been birthed by the founding Harvest in Lincoln and have raised over $2,000,000.00 to meet hunger needs. The 31st Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger will be held on the 4th Saturday in October 2014 in the Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian Church. Anyone desiring information about the Harvest ministry may call the church office.

3rd Annual Williamsville Jazz Dinner/Dance (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Williamsville Jr. High School, 500 S. Walnut St., Williamsville, IL
Chris and Sandy Walden, 217.544.3234
williamsvillejazzdinner@gmail.com
http://www.williamsvillejazzdinner.eventbrite.com

Doors open at 5:00 pm

Ticket price $20 each which includes dinner provide by Hickory River Smokehouse. Reserve a table by purchasing a table of ten. To purchase tickets, visit our website at contact Chris and Sandy Walden by phone or at the provided e-mail address. The evening will also include a silent auction.

Youth Gospel Fest (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dream Center - 714 Hamilton Blvd, Peoria, IL 61603
309.676.3000 ext. 304

Come see the first Youth Gospel Fest with motivational speaker Annette Williams and guest speaker Minister Aaron Bailey.

 

Plus performances by Emeric Martin, AJ Gordon, Joshua Copper, and many more!

 

Admission is $3 for ages 12 and under; $5 for ages 13 and up.

Stir Up the Healing Waters (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Worship, Preaching, and Teaching on healing, and then prayer for those who desire prayer for sickness, etc.

Rockin' the House Family Dance Party (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church - 10720 N. Knoxville, Peoria, IL
309.621.1501
RockintheHouse@yahoo.com
http://RockintheHouseFamilyDance.weebly.com

A family event for all ages.  Salsa lessons and dance music provided by DJ Ed and Beverly Caballero.  Dance performances by local dance groups from a variety of dance styles.  Desserts and soft drinks included in the price of admission.  Raffle tickets available the night of the event for a 2014 American Girl Doll of the Year, Chiefs tickets, Bradley sport team tickets, artwork from local artisans, beauty products, home decor, restaurant gift certificates and much more.  

 

All proceeds will be donated to Neighborhood House Associations new program to provide healthy meals during the summer months for children in downtown Peoria who receive meal assistance during the school year. 

 

This is the 3rd annual Rockin' the House Family Dance Party organized by a 6th grade ball room dancer who wants to use his talents to help others.  Last year's dance party hosted more than 300 people.  Come out for this fun family event and help fight childhood hunger in downtown Peoria. 

Christian Comedian Greg Strange (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Covenant Community Church, 2075 N. Main St., Canton, IL
http://www.gregstrange.com

Christian comedian Greg Strange will perform funny songs and sing-a-longs in concert as part of his Hitchin' a Ride Tour. Fun for all ages!

 

Admission: freewill offering.

 

CDs are available at the concert or online.

 

Greg Strange Ministries is a non-profit outreach.

Apache Homeschool Convention (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 Illinois 91, Peoria, IL 61615
http://www.apachecentralillinois.org/Resources/Documents/globe2final.pdf

The 25th APACHE (Association of Peoria Area Home Educators) Convention will take place at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Registration is now open and the cost is $35 for members and $60 for non-members.

 

Speakers include Dr. Rob Rienow of Visionary Family, Jeannie Fulbright of Apologia, and Dr. Tommy Mitchell of Answers in Genesis (among others)!

 

Please go to http://www.apachecentralillinois.org/ for more info and to register!