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Sun. Mar 29, 2015 - Sat. Apr 4, 2015

Sun. Mar 29, 2015

Palm Sunday Worship (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 8:15 am)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
309.691.6322
office@northminster.us
http://www.northminster.us/worship/worship-schedules

Join us at Northminster Church for our Palm Sunday Worship. We will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with a procession of palms.

 

We have blended services at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and a contemporary service at 11:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday Worship (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 9:45 am)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
309.691.6322
office@northminster.us
http://www.northminster.us/worship/worship-schedules

Join us at Northminster Church for our Palm Sunday Worship. We will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with a procession of palms.

 

We have blended services at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and a contemporary service at 11:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday Worship (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
309.691.6322
office@northminster.us
http://www.northminster.us/worship/worship-schedules

Join us at Northminster Church for our Palm Sunday Worship. We will celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with a procession of palms.

 

We have blended services at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and a contemporary service at 11:00 a.m.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Love Packages
220 Union St
Butler, IL 62015
217.532.6701
info@lovepackages.org
http://lovepackages.org/

Love Packages is a ministry that receives donated Christian materials to send to nations throughout the world that cannot afford them or cannot obtain them. In Butler, IL 20 foot ocean-going containers are fully packed and sent by truck and then barge to such places as India, South Africa, Liberia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

 

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Bible Reference books, Christian books, Christian magazines and Tracts, Christian CD's and DVD's are all packed by catagory and sent to 3rd world countries. Bibles in any condition, Protestant or Catholic are the most requested resource. For this reason we are especially asking for donations of Bibles.

 

Containers are sent out weekly and the cost to send these containers is $3,500 to $6,000 per load. Donations toward this cost is appreciated.

 

With only 3 employees, this ministry depends heavily on volunteers. You may bring a group of any age, for any length of time, to help sort and repackage materials. Two dorms and a kitchen are available at no charge.

 

Below are listed the many places that have provided space to collect donated materials. Please participate as you can.

 

Love Packages: 220 Union, Butler, IL 62015- Open 9-4 M-F, Sat. by appt.- 217.532.6701

 

WPEO Peoria:  Accepts in Aug. and Sept.- 800.728.1020

 

Eastview Baptist Church: 2277 E Black(at Wolfe), Springfield- 8:30-12:30 M-F  217.522.6631

 

Family Christian Bookstore: 3435 Freedom Dr, Springfield- During business hours- 217.793.2085

 

Springfield Chiropractic Clinic: 1045 S 2nd (at Allen)- During business hours- 217.544.5213

 

KMDY: in Carthage at 52 Main St.- During business hours- 888.357.5639

 

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Players
4300 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
309.688.4473
http://www.stphils.com/school/student_life/musical.cfm

Make plans to come see Shrek The Musical Jr., presented by St. Philomena School!

 

Performances will be at Peoria Players Theatre March 27 at 7:00 p.m., March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the St. Philomena parish office at 3300 N. Twelve Oaks Drive, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

"Jesus Saves" Easter Cantata (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
601 N Jackson St.
Morrison, IL 61270
815.772.3386
stpetersmorrison@gmail.com
http://www.stpetersmorrison.com/

You are invited to the "Jesus Saves" Easter Cantata! This beautiful concert will feature vocalists and instrumentalists from the Sterling/Rock Falls area. 

 

Fellowship and refreshments will take place after the concert.

Winter Jam 2015 (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
309.672.8900
http://2015.jamtour.com/shows/peoria-il/

Winter Jam 2015 is coming to the Peoria Civic Center!

 

Winter Jam is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music, plus worship and ministry, to encourage believers and share the good news with those who have yet to trust Christ.

 

The concert will feature Francesca Battistelli, Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, For King & Country, Newsong, and Family Force 5. 

 

$10 at the door. No tickets are required.

 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:00 p.m.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Bethel Ministry Center
131 N. Court
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3849
dixonbethel@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/746222898769257/753503381374542

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Tue. Mar 31, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Christian Church
401 West Edgewood Court
Morton, IL
309.266.9050
scaggscarolyn@yahoo.com
http://www.facebook.com/celebraterecoverymorton

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This is the Morton, Illinois chapter.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 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.

GriefShare Grief Recovery Program (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
217.899.9418
j.oest@att.net
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

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

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of God
800 E Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
309.454.2402
1agbn@1agbn.org
http://1agbn.org/ministries/celebrate-recovery/

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christian Recovery Program that provides a safe environment designed to address such issues as Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Anger, Resentment, Depression, Co-Dependency, Sexual Addiction, Food Addicition, Relationship Addiction, Controlling Behavior, Insecurity Guilt/Shame, and Pornography.

 

These words are about more than just 'issues'. They are about people who are struggling with problems that sermons and Bible studies alone won't solve. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond thier wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery!

 

Every Tuesday:

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Dinner for $3

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Large Group

8:00-9:00 p.m. - Small Groups

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Free desserts/coffee

Wed. Apr 1, 2015

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Wed. Apr 1, 2015 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball 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 consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. 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.

Resurrection Bible School (Wed. Apr 1, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Gethsemane Church
1601 Frederick Dr.
Pekin, IL 61554
thegethsemanechurch@gmail.com
http://shoutout.wix.com/so/cKn6zaHs#/main

Come learn about the crucifixion, resurrection, and post-resurrection appearances of Jesus.

 

For ages 6-18.

 

For more information or to arrange transportation, please call Pastor Frank Noyes at 309-346-7791 or Jamie at 309-241-2113.

Final Destination, Where Is Yours? (Wed. Apr 1, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abundant Faith Christian Center
2525 Taylor Avenue
Springfield, IL 62703
217.585.4000
rrhone@abundantfaith.org
http://www.abundantfaith.org

When your life on earth is over, will you be at peace or turmoil? It's YOUR decision! Come spend your Wednesday with us as we present to you a special Easter dramatization on the later life of Jesus while here on earth.

The Living Last Supper (Wed. Apr 1, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John Lutheran Church
6614 W. Old Smithville Rd.
Bartonville, IL 61607
309.697.1440
sjohnbville@gmail.com
http://www.stjohnbville.com/

You are invited to the Living Last Supper.See the world-famous painting depicted in real life. Learn about the men who are at this Holy supper. Experience the emotion and tension of this fateful night. Hear special music to set the mood. Experience the Lord's Supper in Holy Communion (open to all baptized believers). Prepare your heart and mind for the joy of Easter.

Thu. Apr 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday Drama (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church- Parish Life Center
1617 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.827.6121
christine@stjohnsbloomington.org
http://www.stjohnsbloomington.org/2015/03/01/holy-week-schedule/

What went through the minds of the disciples at the moment in the upper room when Jesus tells them someone will betray him. In a special Maundy Thursday drama "Am I the One?" 13 men take on the roles of Jesus and the disciples, fully and authentically costumed giving powerful portrayals. You will hear the disciples reveal their inspiring stories and wrangle with who will betray Jesus, asking "Is it I?"

 

The drama will occur at both 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-run-walk-bike-skate-club/

All levels of riders, walkers, runners and skaters welcome! This club meets every Thursday, starting March 26 and ending on October 5.

 

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS Club Member! Reminder that all skaters and bikers are required to wear helmets.

 

Visit the website above for more information.

Resurrection Bible School (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Gethsemane Church
1601 Frederick Dr.
Pekin, IL 61554
thegethsemanechurch@gmail.com
http://shoutout.wix.com/so/cKn6zaHs#/main

Come learn about the crucifixion, resurrection, and post-resurrection appearances of Jesus.

 

For ages 6-18.

 

For more information or to arrange transportation, please call Pastor Frank Noyes at 309-346-7791 or Jamie at 309-241-2113.

Maundy Thursday Service (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
220 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217.522.8151
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will have Maundy Thursday service. Senior Pastor Paul C. Hemenway will deliver the sermon.  The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated. 

DivorceCare and DC4Kids at Grace in Morton (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson
Morton, IL. 61550
Linda, 309.369.9290 / Church office, 309.266.9281
Grace.church@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org/resources/divorcecare-griefshare/

DivorceCare is a 13-week Bible based DVDs and support group series to help heal and give hope from the pain of separation and/or divorce.  Light dinner and snacks offered. Male and female facilitators. A safe place to share. No cost.  Can join at any time.

 

If you have children ages  to 12, we are offering DC4K (Divorce Care for kids). It's a great program to help them heal and understand. As a parent, you will be able to share with them as you learn too. Information is in the parent book to follow what your child is learning.

 

Join us at Grace Church in Morton. Call Linda or Grace Church with questions. If bringing children, please call ahead so we can have the materials ready! Thanks!

Coleta United Methodist Maundy Thursday Service (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Coleta United Methodist Church
112 N Main
Coleta, IL 61081
815.336.2226
http://www.coletaumc.org/index.html

Coleta United Methodist will be having a Maundy Thursday service. All are invited!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 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. Apr 2, 2015 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 

Maundy Thursday Drama (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church- Parish Life Center
1617 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.827.6121
christine@stjohnsbloomington.org
http://www.stjohnsbloomington.org/2015/03/01/holy-week-schedule/

What went through the minds of the disciples at the moment in the upper room when Jesus tells them someone will betray him. In a special Maundy Thursday drama "Am I the One?" 13 men take on the roles of Jesus and the disciples, fully and authentically costumed giving powerful portrayals. You will hear the disciples reveal their inspiring stories and wrangle with who will betray Jesus, asking "Is it I?"

 

The drama will occur at both 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.

Fri. Apr 3, 2015

Building Better Moms (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St
Washington, IL 61571
309.444.2381
bbmcrossroads@mtco.com

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  

 

Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

Coleta United Methodist Easter Egg Hunt (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Coleta United Methodist Church
112 N Main
Coleta, IL 61081
815.336.2226
http://www.coletaumc.org/index.html

Coleta United Methodist will be having an Easter egg hunt on Good Friday.

 

All ages are invited! The event will take place at Coleta Park.

Easter Service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 10:45 am)

Contact Info:

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene
411 13th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
http://www.sterlingnaz.com/

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene will celebrate Easter with services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Fellowship time will occur between services.  All are invited to attend!

"What's So Good About Good Friday?" Art Show (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 11:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Presbyterian Church- Church Atrium
404 N. Prairie Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Art Circle: 309-310-2093. Second Pres Church: (309) 828-6297
artcirclebn@gmail.com
https://secondpres.ccbchurch.com/w_calendar.php?group_id=&ax=&display_mode=month&search_flag=1&srch%5Bmonth%5D=04&srch%5Byear%5D=2015&srch%5Bcampus%5D=all

The sixth annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” art show focuses on area artists’ reflections on Good Friday and their Christian faith. The exhibit coincides with Downtown Bloomington’s First Friday events and the show is organized by Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal in conjunction with Second Presbyterian Church.

 

The artists will be at a reception with refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m. The art will be on display through Monday, April 6. Second Presbyterian’s solemn Good Friday worship service at 7:30 p.m. follows the artists’ reception. The compelling Good Friday service features scripture reading with diminishing light, art and music until the sanctuary is dark and quiet.

 

“Artists often create works specifically for this show because it is a special opportunity to express their Christian faith through art,” Angel Ambrose, one of the leaders of Art Circle, said. “People who come to the exhibit find it a spiritually uplifting experience.”

 

The “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” show began six years ago when Downtown Bloomington’s First Friday art activities also coincided with Good Friday. Since then, the Good Friday exhibit at Second Presbyterian has grown with more artists. Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the show. The Good Friday exhibit features art by Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal members, Second Presbyterian Church members, local artists from many Christian churches, and students from several schools including Calvary Christian Academy in Normal.

Good Friday afternoon service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 1:10 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
220 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217.522.8151
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a Good Friday afternoon service at 1:10 p.m. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated.  Associate Pastor Aaron D. Schnelle will deliver the Good Friday message.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 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/

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.

Resurrection Bible School (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Gethsemane Church
1601 Frederick Dr.
Pekin, IL 61554
thegethsemanechurch@gmail.com
http://shoutout.wix.com/so/cKn6zaHs#/main

Come learn about the crucifixion, resurrection, and post-resurrection appearances of Jesus.

 

For ages 6-18.

 

For more information or to arrange transportation, please call Pastor Frank Noyes at 309-346-7791 or Jamie at 309-241-2113.

Good Friday evening service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
220 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217.522.8151
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will have a Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 6:30 p.m. Associate Pastor Aaron D. Schnelle will deliver the sermon for this service of shadows and darkness.

Coleta United Methodist Good Friday Service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Coleta United Methodist Church
112 N Main
Coleta, IL 61081
815.336.2226
http://www.coletaumc.org/index.html

Coleta United Methodist will be having a Good Friday service. All are invited!

 

Good Friday Service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene
411 13th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
http://www.sterlingnaz.com/events/

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene will hold their Good Friday service. All are invited to attend.

Sat. Apr 4, 2015

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball 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 consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. 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.

14th Annual High School Research Symposium (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Redbird Arena
Campus Box 2660
Normal, IL 61790
http://www.igniteyourcuriosity.com

Join us for a day that celebrates students' accomplishments in research. For over a decade, Illinois State University has invited Illinois high school students to showcase their research projects at our annual symposium.

 

The event is free and open to the public. This event is part of the Illinois Spark! Festival, a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) as rich dimensions of everyday life and culture in central Illinois.

 

For more information, visit the website above.

Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

New Hope Baptist Church
902 W 12th St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.625.6696
http://newhoperockfalls.com/

New Hope Baptist Church will be having an Easter egg hunt for all children ages 4 to 5th grade. 

 

Please use the contact information above if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Free Clothing Giveaway and Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Spirit and Truth Ministries
3519 Sheffield Rd
Springfield, IL 62703
217.717.8170
http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/calendar.aspx?list_by=calendar_month&begin_date=4/1/2015%2012:00:00%20AM&ci=G1L6I3I3F0N8O9L6I3&igd=

Spirit and Truth Ministries is having their annual Easter Egg hunt along with a FREE clothing drive. There will be FREE pony rides, a FREE inflatable slide, FREE games and prizes, concessions, and 21 different area vendors selling their items. A fun-filled, family event. 

 

The Easter egg hunt times are:

Ages 1-3 at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 4-6  at 10:45 a.m.

Ages 7-12 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Also, please join us for Easter morning service, Sunday, April 5th at 11:30 a.m.!

Community Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Mossville United Methodist Church
1015 E Mossville Road
Peoria, IL 61615
309.579.2147
mumc@mossvilleumc.org
http://www.mossvilleumc.org/

Please join us for a free community Easter Egg Hunt at Mossville United Methodist Church for 6th graders and under.  There will be prize eggs and light snacks and refreshments afterwards.  Grab your basket and come on out!

Easter Eggstravaganza (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene
411 13th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
http://www.sterlingnaz.com/events/

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene invites you to their Easter Eggstravaganza!

 

There will be two showtimes, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. This FREE show will have music, games, and activities. An egg hunt follows each show.

 

Questions? Please visit the website or contact above.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt/Carnival (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt. Hawley Community Church
6900 N. Mt. Hawley Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614
309.643.9832
mail@mthawley.org
http://www.mhcchurch.org/

Come enjoy an afternoon of FUN, FUN, FUN!!  Easter Egg Hunt starts at 1:00 for ages 1-12 years old.  Then, have some fun in bouncy houses, facepainting, photo booth, games, prizes, popcorn and cookies!

Community Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
411 W Lake Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
309.682.5491
http://fbcpeoria.org/

Children from preschool to 12 years old are invited to take part in an Easter egg hunt, games, and a visit from the Easter bunny at First Baptist Church in Peoria. Cookies and punch will be available.

 

For more information, call the phone number above or visit the website above.

Easter Eggstravaganza (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene
411 13th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
http://www.sterlingnaz.com/events/

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene invites you to their Easter Eggstravaganza!

 

There will be two showtimes, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. This FREE show will have music, games, and activities. An egg hunt follows each show.

 

Questions? Please visit the website or contact above.

Living Last Supper (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Church of the Nazarene
13192 N US 24 Hwy
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.547.2023
office@lewistownnaz.com

Church of the Lewistown presents a live re-enactment of Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper, in which Jesus tells his disciples, “One of you will betray me.” The drama unfolds as each disciple asks, “Is it I?”

 

For more information, please call the phone number above.

Matthew West: The Live Forever Tour (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Decatur Civic Center Arena
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza
Decatur, IL 62523
217.422.6161
info@spldecatur.org
http://tickets.ticketforce.com/performancelisting.asp?NoMobile=true&venue=934&venuename=Decatur+Civic+Center

The Live Forever Tour with Matthew West, including special guests Colton Dixon and Mr. Talkbox, will be at the Decatur Civic Center Arena.

Matthew West's "Live Forever" album features his latest single, "Day One." He is also known for his songs, "Motions," "Forgiveness," "Hello, My Name Is," and "Do Something."

 

Tickets are $40 for Premium Reserved Seating, $22 for Reserved Floor Seating and $17 for General Admission (Bleacher) Seating. Tickets are available through the Civic Center Box Office.

 

Tickets are available through the Decatur Civic Center box office at the phone number or website listed above.

Community Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Christian (at Prayer and Justice Center)
3703 Ireland Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.287.3242
danj@networkchristian.org
http://networkchristian.org/events/community-easter-egg-hunt/

Join Network Christian Church for their annual after dark Easter Egg hunt.  Face painting, popcorn, egg games, short Easter message, egg hunt and prizes.  Don't miss out! 

 

WEATHER PERMITTING, bring your flashlight and bag and come join the fun.