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Sun. Aug 30, 2015 - Sat. Sep 5, 2015

Mon. Aug 31, 2015

Shoe Drive to Help Provide Safe Water (Mon. Aug 31, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Iona Group/Float
620 West Jackson Street
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.4662
shoes@ionagroup.com
http://www.ionagroup.com/shoes

Nearly 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water, according to a 2014 study released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. That's more than 1 out of every 10 people who inhabit this earth. "Of these, almost a quarter (173 million) rely on untreated surface water," the study says, "and over 90% live in rural areas."

 

That's why, for the fourth consecutive year, St. Ann's WATCH program, in partnership with The Iona Group and Float, are co-sponsoring a shoe drive from August 1-31 throughout central Illinois to help provide clean drinking water for those in need.

 

All shoes collected - flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, clogs, dress shoes, garden shoes, etc. - will be donated to WaterStep, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help many of the world's problems by providing access to clean water. WaterStep then sells the shoes to an exporter, and the funds raised from the sale of shoes go to WaterStep's work of providing safe water solutions to people in third-world communities and disaster-hit areas. They do this by providing their own water treatment systems, offering health and hygiene education, and training people who go into areas with unclean water about how to do water projects.

 

The exporter then sells the shoes to entrepreneurs from developing countries to provide a sustainable living for their families. Additionally, shoes improve residents' overall health by protecting them from abrasions, parasites and mites. Here at home, closets are cleaned out and landfill waste is reduced.

 

Donating new or used shoes to WaterStep helps provide a sustainable supply of safe drinking water for one person, one family, and one community at a time. Just a few minutes spent collecting old shoes from closets, basements or garages can make a real difference - a difference that ultimately saves lives.

 

This year, we have an aggressive goal of 30,000 pairs of shoes to support WaterStep's mission. Since 2012, with the support of the local community, nearly 50,000 pairs of shoes have been donated to this worthwhile endeavor.

 

For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit the website above.

 

For more information, call Denise Henderson at the number above.

God Loves Marriage (Mon. Aug 31, 2015 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn & Suites
4112 Brandywine Drive
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
815.796.2248
ndlopez@frontiernet.net
http://godlovesmarriage.org/event/marriage-encounter-peoria-il-2/

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Tue. Sep 1, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Sep 1, 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.

Griefshare (Tue. Sep 1, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Harvest Family Worship Centre
716 W Locust St
Bloomington Il 61701
309.827.7389
Mrshop2@aol.com
http://www.harvest-family.org

A 13 week Christ-centered Grief Support group for anyone that has experienced a loss. We will meet weekly on Tuesdays.

GriefShare (Tue. Sep 1, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

GriefShare is a grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way through the grieving process.

 

GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time as participants work through their stages of grief.

 

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 or process in which we work through this loss. Grief recovery is not simply feeling better. It is the ability to find joy in life again. 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.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group. GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, support group and 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.

 

There is a new group session starting at Trinity this fall. The sessions will held on Tuesday nights, starting 9/1/15, at 6:30pm at the Parish Hall at the school for 13 weeks. For more information or to preregister please contact Joleen Hoff at the number or email above.

 

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Sep 1, 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. Sep 2, 2015

Missions at the Airport (Wed. Sep 2, 2015 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Central Illinois Regional Airport - CIRA Commons (old terminal)
3201 Cira Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Missions at the Airport is a specifically designed educational and informative event showcasing the work and technology of Wycliffe Bible Translators and JAARS.

 

Bible translators working around the world, some located in very remote places, depend on modern technologies to accomplish certain aspects of their work. For more than 50 years, JAARS has served Wycliffe Bible Translators in the task of Bible translation by providing people, training, and technological services. Wycliffe’s goal is to help provide Scripture in the heart language for all the world’s peoples.

 

This intriguing program for the whole family will show how aviation, computing, modern media methods, and other technologies speed the work of Bible translation.

 

The public is invited to ride in a JAARS airplane or helicopter for a small fee and to watch a short take-off and landing Helio Courier airplane demonstration. The “Helio” can fly as slow as 30 mph, safely bringing up to six passengers to short jungle airstrips. In addition, visitors can see how computers are used in Bible translation, explore other technology at working displays, talk with Wycliffe missionaries, and browse colorful literature. Refreshments will be available.

 

Wycliffe estimates that almost 2,000 language groups need translations and do not yet have a Bible translation program begun in their language. Currently, Wycliffe translators work in more than 1,400 languages, representing 93 countries. Wycliffe’s primary focus within the U.S. is to work in cooperation with local churches in providing people, prayer, and financial resources for Bible translation.

 

Log on to www.jaars.org and www.wycliffe.org for an informative and interesting look at these two related organizations.

AWANA Club (Wed. Sep 2, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, Il 61571
309.745.8291
jenny.I.sellers@gmail.com
http://awana.highviewchristian.org/

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.

Thu. Sep 3, 2015

Lewistown Junk in the Trunk (Thu. Sep 3, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Parking lot, County Market
518 S. Main St.
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.338.3452

Do you have a lot of junk? Load it up in your trunk and join us in the parking lot of the Lewistown County Market every Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. through the end of September. Set-up begins at 4:30 p.m. It is free to be a vendor.

 

And if you like shopping at yard sales, come see the JUNK IN OUR TRUNKS! No entrance fees for this event.

Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Edge by Chef Dustin (Thu. Sep 3, 2015 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Edge by Chef Dustin Allen, Junction City Shopping Center
5832 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
217.528.1563
molly@ilstewards.org
http://www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2015! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Peoria and the surrounding area. Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment. For more information, visit the website above or contact Molly Gleason at the number or email above.

 

 

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Sep 3, 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.

Fri. Sep 4, 2015

Christian Center Baseball (Fri. Sep 4, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major League is 11-12 years old. (8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016.)

 

The season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only).

 

The fee for fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

Christian Center Soccer (Fri. Sep 4, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

Soccer registration is currently underway for ages 5–18 - coed.

 

The season runs August 24 – October 3. (This league meets 2 times per week - once during the week and once on Saturday.)

 

The fee is $60 per participant, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Sep 4, 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.

God Loves Marriage (Fri. Sep 4, 2015 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn & Suites
4112 Brandywine Drive
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
815.796.2248
ndlopez@frontiernet.net
http://godlovesmarriage.org/event/marriage-encounter-peoria-il-2/

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Sat. Sep 5, 2015

Creation Evidence Expo (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church
1501 Howard Ct.
Pekin IL 61554
309.347.6178
church.secretary@faithbaptistofpekin.org
http://www.faithbaptistofpekin.org

Creation Evidence Expo Ministries of Indianapolis, IN will be coming to Faith Baptist Church of Pekin, IL on September 5th and 6th for a Bible Conference.

 

The title for the conference is "In Search of the Truth" will be led by three speakers from that ministry.

 

The public is invited. No admission charge. We will be taking a free will offering for the speakers.

1st Annual Northern Illinois Autumn Fest (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2105 E Rte 30
Rock Falls, IL
815.625.1957
wandalee2004@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Open-Bible-Church-RockFalls/219090742811?fref=ts

This is going to be a day filled with fun! This event is for all ages, as there will be activities for kids and gospel music and vendors for the adults. Food will also be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs! We hope everyone comes and enjoys a day out!

Vendors, bounce houses, gospel singing, crafts, concessions, face painting.

Vendors:
Avon, Mary Kay, Perfectly Posh, Jamberry Nails, Paparazzi, Pink Zebra, Make-Up Eraser, Jewelry In Candles, Scentsy, and more!

 

Gospel singing:
Stony & Crystal, Jerry Dittmar, Saved by Grace, Funderberg Family, Randy Planthaber, Jerry Echebarria, Gone Fishin', Joyful Noyz, Francie Bond, Altered Lives, Acceptable, Mark and Pam Fisher

 

In case of rain, event will move indoors.

 

Any questions, just give the church office a call, or you can email Wanda Peterson.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
403 W. 2nd St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.622.9490
firemuseum@comcast.net
http://firehouseofgodministries.com/firemuseum.htm

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.

Hot Rods for Heart House (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Car Show
Main St
Roanoke, Il 61516
309.467.6101
blaine@heartlineandhearthouse.org
https://heartlineandhearthouseorg.squarespace.com/events-1/

This will be the 1st annual Car Show for Heartline and Heart house. There will be awards for best of show, mayor's choice, Heart House choice, firemans choice, and young blood for under 25. Also a 50/50 raffle, pork chop dinner, and kids bike show. Registration will be at the link above.

AWANA Club (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, Il 61571
309.745.8291
jenny.I.sellers@gmail.com
http://awana.highviewchristian.org/

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.

God Loves Marriage (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn & Suites
4112 Brandywine Drive
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
815.796.2248
ndlopez@frontiernet.net
http://godlovesmarriage.org/event/marriage-encounter-peoria-il-2/

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.