Family Calendar & Concerts

Weekly View
Sun. Apr 26, 2015 - Sat. May 2, 2015

Sun. Apr 26, 2015

Creation Emphasis Weekend (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria First Assembly of God
4020 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.5291
info@peoriafirstag.org
http://peoriafirstag.org/index.html

Creation Emphasis is going to be an awesome weekend geared for students and families regarding creation and the many questions that we have about it. Society and science continues to stir the waters on our understanding of creation. Author and speaker, Bruce Malone, will be sharing in 5 different sessions throughout the weekend with amazing truths that we need to know about creation. 

 

Saturday Topics:

"Why Creation Matters" 8:30 a.m. (Men)

"Censored Science and the Bible" 6:00 p.m.

 

Sunday Topics:

"Explosive Evidence for Creation" 9:30 a.m.

"Creation and the Great Commission" 10:30 a.m.

"A Matter of Time" 6:00 p.m.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Apr 26, 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

 

Bradley Baseball (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:00 pm)

Fans who attend the Bradley Baseball game today against Evansville can receive half price admission by bringing their current church bulletin from this weekend.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Orpheus Club Spring Concert (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian Church
2400 W. Northmoor
Peoria, IL 61614
http://unitedpc.org/

The Orpheus Club of Peoria, under the direction of Aaron Ganschow, invites you to their Spring Concert. This male voice four part harmony will be singing such as, "The Prayer," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," "On a Clear Day," and many more!

 

For 113 years, the men of the Orpheus Club have been entertaining the Peoria area with their special blend of music. It's a great musical program and you won't be disappointed!

 

Admission is $5 at the door. There are no reserved seats. 

Williamson Branch Bluegrass Concert (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Salisbury Baptist Church
Byron St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217.544.3207

Williamson Branch is a family band and, like most families, they are rich in tradition, ripe with potential, and diverse in taste. This family has a love for each other and music. They make each performance special. Williamson Branch plays music that is mostly bluegrass, sometimes country, often times gospel, but always fresh and exciting. 

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Apr 26, 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. 

Mon. Apr 27, 2015

Safe Families for Children Volunteer Opportunity (Mon. Apr 27, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield
and across the United States
.
http://www.safe-families.org/join_volunteer.aspx

Safe Families for Children is a movement of families in the local church who provide hope to children and families experiencing crisis, and they are looking for volunteers!

 

Safe Families for Children has 3 primary objectives:

1. Child abuse/neglect prevention

2.  Child welfare prevention

3.  Family support and stabilization

 

Volunteers are solely motivated by compassion and practicing biblical hospitality. Join the movement and become a Host Family, Family Friend or Family Coach!

 

To begin volunteering or to find more information, visit the website above.

RHMA Small-Town Pastors' Conference (Mon. Apr 27, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson Street
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

Small Town, Big God

RHMA Conference - 7:00 p.m. Public Welcome

Small-Town Pastors' Conference

April 27, 28, and 29 at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Public is invited to join us on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Nights. These sessions are being held in conjunction with RHMA's Small-Town Pastors' Conference at Grace Church.

 

Don Sunukjian (Talbot School of Theology) will be speaking on Monday and Wednesday Evenings

and

Michael Svigel (Dallas Theological Seminary) will be speaking on Tuesday Evening

Tue. Apr 28, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Apr 28, 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. Apr 28, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Christian Center
1730 W Jefferson 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.

RHMA Small-Town Pastors' Conference (Tue. Apr 28, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson Street
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

Small Town, Big God

RHMA Conference - 7:00 p.m. Public Welcome

Small-Town Pastors' Conference

April 27, 28, and 29 at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Public is invited to join us on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Nights. These sessions are being held in conjunction with RHMA's Small-Town Pastors' Conference at Grace Church.

 

Don Sunukjian (Talbot School of Theology) will be speaking on Monday and Wednesday Evenings

and

Michael Svigel (Dallas Theological Seminary) will be speaking on Tuesday Evening

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Apr 28, 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 29, 2015

Sterling Municipal Band Spring Concert (Wed. Apr 29, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling High School- Centennial Auditorium
1608 4th Ave.
Sterling, Il 61081
815.622.1681
http://www.centennialauditorium.org/

The Sterling Municipal Band will perform its Annual Spring Concert. Admission is free!

 

Special guest tuba soloist Patrick Sheridan will also perform several selections with the band. Sheridan has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl.

 

Food will be available by Christ Lutheran School in the commons area starting at 6:00 p.m. before the concert and desserts will be offered at intermission.

 

For more information, please call the phone number above.

RHMA Small-Town Pastors' Conference (Wed. Apr 29, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson Street
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

Small Town, Big God

RHMA Conference - 7:00 p.m. Public Welcome

Small-Town Pastors' Conference

April 27, 28, and 29 at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Public is invited to join us on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Nights. These sessions are being held in conjunction with RHMA's Small-Town Pastors' Conference at Grace Church.

 

Don Sunukjian (Talbot School of Theology) will be speaking on Monday and Wednesday Evenings

and

Michael Svigel (Dallas Theological Seminary) will be speaking on Tuesday Evening

Mitch McVicker- Springfield, IL Free Concert (Wed. Apr 29, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Koke Mill Christian Church
475 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.787.0828
http://www.kokemillcc.org/

Mitch McVicker will be in concert at Koke Mill Christian Church. Come hear a fantastic musician, songwriter and Grammy award winning artist for FREE. Mitch spent many years performing with his good friend, the late Rich Mullins.

 

This is a rescheduled concert from back in February, when Mitch had to cancel due to a family illness. (An offering will be collected to help support Mitch in his travels.)

Thu. Apr 30, 2015

Missions Garage Sale (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St.
Congerville, IL 61729
309.448.2319
bodes4@netzero.com

Rock Creek Bible Church is having a HUGE indoor garage sale! 100% of proceeds will benefit the mission projects. We have treasures for everyone! 

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Apr 30, 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.

Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crosswinds Community Church
400 W Union Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.826.9859
edding@mchsi.com
http://communityprayerrooms.org/

NEED PRAYER? Come for music, praise, worship, rest, and an opportunity to receive confidential prayer.

 

The Prayer Rooms are open to the public. Attendees can come and go as needed.  Praise and Worship starts at 6:30 p.m.  At 7:00 p.m. confidential prayer begins on a first come-first served basis.

Watoto Children's Choir Concert (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Normal
211 N. School St.
Normal, IL 61761
309.452.2096
btodd@normalfirst.org
http://www.normalfirst.org

The Watoto Children's Choir traveling from Africa will present a brand new choir production entitled, "Oh What Love." The children, who were once orphans, share their journeys to redemption and demonstrate that God desires to be a loving father to all mankind.  Ugandan songwriters have crafted songs that share the stories of the orphan child and God's love through worship.

 

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website above.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

.
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 30, 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 

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Fri. May 1, 2015

Missions Garage Sale (Fri. May 1, 2015 8:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St.
Congerville, IL 61729
309.448.2319
bodes4@netzero.com

Rock Creek Bible Church is having a HUGE indoor garage sale! 100% of proceeds will benefit the mission projects. We have treasures for everyone! 

Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. May 1, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.4301
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/traveling-exhibit-100th-anniversary-of-spoon-river-anthology/

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.

 

The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories

 

The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.

 

This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!

Building Better Moms (Fri. May 1, 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)

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. May 1, 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.

Full Gospel Dinner Theatre (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Campgrounds
1433 US 51
Wapella, IL 61777
217.508.3434
lconnour72@hotmail.com
http://fgtupc.com/

Full Gospel Tabernacle of Heyworth presents "...But I Had A Pot Roast" dinner theatre. Dinner includes your choice of chicken or pork loin.

 

Tickets are $20. Call the number above for tickets for with any questions.

Cirque Italia (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keep you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember… we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Lincoln Train (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:30 pm)

Celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln in Earl Robinson’s The Lonesome Train, a musical illustration of Lincoln’s Funeral Train. Ride the rails with Honegger’s masterful depiction of a steam train in Pacific 231, Copland’s spike-driving John Henry,and George Gershwin’s beloved Suite from Porgy and Bess. An event not to be missed as part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition re-enactment commemoration!

 

Tickets can be purchased at the website above.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Fri. May 1, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Sat. May 2, 2015

Missions Garage Sale (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St.
Congerville, IL 61729
309.448.2319
bodes4@netzero.com

Rock Creek Bible Church is having a HUGE indoor garage sale! 100% of proceeds will benefit the mission projects. We have treasures for everyone! 

Second Presbyterian Church Group Sale (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Second Presbyterian Church is having their Huge Annual Sale!  There will be clothes, shoes, hardware/tools, furniture, toys, sporting goods, housewares, books, electronics, treasures, holiday items, Picture frames, and more!

 

All proceeds benefits church missions.

Highview Church of God Youth Garage Sale/Bake Sale Fundraiser (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr.
Washington. IL 61571
309.745.9247
highviewcog@gmail.com
http://highviewchurchofgod.org/

Highview Church of God 2442 Centennial Washington Youth will be hosting a garage sale/bake sale to help send the youth to Camp Warren Summer camps!

 

Please come and support the kids! 

Applebee's Pancake Breakfast with Haitian Christian Ministries (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Come and join us for a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee's! All are welcome and tickets are sold at the door for $5 each.

 

This is a fundraising event with Haitian Christian Ministries and Eastview Christian Church in Normal, IL. We are raising funds to provide medical care and supplies for our Haitian brothers and sisters. Please come and enjoy learning about what our Medical Mission Team will be doing while eating pancakes! Thank you in advance for your support.

Comfort of the Spirit (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:15 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heavens View Christian Fellowship
602W. Richmond Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
309.682.2360
kkeyster@yahoo.com
http://www.heavensviewcf.org/

This is #8 of the Restoring Broken Pieces Seminars. Our 3 speakers will bring information to the ladies that will help them through the various trials they have gone through and may be going through.  This program is FREE to all ladies in the Peoria area.  

 

We begin with a light breakfast. There will be special live entertainment with praise n worship throughout the morning.  God wants to help you and bring you comfort as only He can do.

 

Presented by Womens Ministry at Heavens View Christian Fellowship. Come see what God has prepared for You!  Please RSVP at the number above so we can prepare enough food.

Single Moms' Morning Out (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Various Locations
N/A
N/A
http://www.wcicfm.org/single-moms-morning-out

Take a break from the day to day, and get ready for a morning of pampering and relaxation! Childcare will be provided while you enjoy breakfast, get refreshed in a spa area, pick up a few gifts, and more!

 

WCIC is partnering with seven area churches to present Single Moms' Morning Out. Locations include:

Peoria: Redeemer Lutheran Church and Glen Oak Christian Church

Bloomington: Evangelical Free Church

Galesburg: Bethel Baptist Church

Princeton: The People Church

Springfield: Calvary Church

Tremont: Tremont United Methodist Church

 

The morning is FREE, but registration is required. To sign up or for more information, visit the website above. The registration deadline is the end of the day Sunday, April 26th.

Trinity Lutheran Hosts Open House during Lincoln Funeral Re-enactment weekend (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting an Open House today. Costumed greeters will welcome visitors to the church and provide detailed handouts about the symbolism and history of the church.

 

One of the handouts will focus on the Abraham Lincoln and Rev. Francis Springer connection. Lincoln & Springer were friends and neighbors, living across the street from each other at 8th and Jackson Streets.  Springer founded The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Springfield.  Springer, as chaplain at Fort Smith, Arkansas, delivered President Lincoln's eulogy.  Springer began his remarks with the well-known phrase, "such mourning as this was never known."

 

Church organists will play a variety of 1865-era music on Trinity's Cassavant organ; rarely-viewed artifacts from Trinity's archives will be on display.  A freewill offering will benefit the Cassavant Organ Repair Fund.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. May 2, 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.

Rugby for Research fundraiser for JDRF (Sat. May 2, 2015 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Jr. High
914 W Truitt Ave
Chillicothe, IL 61523
chillicotherugby@yahoo.coom
http://www.rugbyillinois.us/event/show/162437787

The Chillicothe Rugby Football Club will host its 5th annual fundraiser to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  This event raises thousands of dollars annually to support research into finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

 

Money is raised through voluntary donations at the gate, food and t-shirt sales, a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction all day, and a live auction between matches. For 2015 there will be a record eight teams playing four league matches and a JV scrimmage. Participating teams include girls teams from Chillicothe and the Fox Valley area as well as boys teams from Chillicothe, the Peoria area, Springfield, and Bloomington.

 

The Chillicothe Rugby Football Club (CRFC) was founded in 2008 and began the annual Rugby for Research fundraiser to support JDRF in 2011 in response to the tragic news that the sister of one of the Chillicothe Barbarian players had died while in a diabetic coma.  Since then it has become an annual event in which the club furthers its mission of educating youth in the sport of rugby, encouraging good sportsmanship, and promoting the overall betterment of the social, moral, and physical development of the young men and women in our community.

 

For more information on the event, please visit the website above.

Christian Motorcyclists Association Annual Fundraiser - Run for the Son (Sat. May 2, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
903 W. Jackson
Morton, IL
309.360.6421
Jim@menofaim.org
http://www.cmausa.org/run-for-the-son/

The Christian Motorcyclists Association will host its annual Run for the Son. The New Life Riders, one of the many CMA chapters chartered in the United States, will be participating in this Run. This will be a ride where riders seek sponsors to help raise money for CMA to spread the light of Jesus to every nation.

 

Since Run for the Son began, CMA has raised over 45 million dollars to help present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people around the world. Every penny promptly goes to work. Each year, 20% goes for Bibles to closed and restricted countries, 20% goes for motorcycles to native pastors around the world, 20% percent goes to help the JESUS film spread the Word of God, and 40% is used by CMA to help reach motorcyclists here at home in the United States and internationally.

 

This year our goal is $5,000,000. Anyone interested in this event can meet us at McDonalds in Bartonville, IL, on route 24, at 7:45 a.m. We will ride approximately 75 miles and end up at the Pizza Ranch in Morton for a fundraiser.

 

Pizza Ranch is donating 10% of all sales from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to Run for the Son. For further information or if you would like to sponsor someone for the Run, please call Jim at the phone number above.

Kid's Day: Mother's Day Gift Ideas (Sat. May 2, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.547.3721
info-dmm@museum.state.il.us
http://experienceemiquon.com/content/kids-day-mothers-day-gift-ideas

Dads, bring the kids by to create a special gift for Mom, such as pottery, hair pieces, and jewelry.

 

For Kid's ages 5+ with an adult.

Hines Primary School Carnival and Silent Auction (Sat. May 2, 2015 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hines Primary School
4603 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
309.672.6525
mkgavin27@hotmail.com
http://www.psd150.org/Page/4321

Hines Primary School PTO will be hosting their annual Carnival and Silent Auction. There will be games, a bouncy house, raffles, and a silent auction; not to mention family fun!

 

The cost is $10 for an unlimited play wristband.  Tickets are also available. Most tickets cost $0.25-$0.50.  The silent auction will end at 4:45 p.m.  Please join us for an afternoon of family fun! 

Cirque Italia (Sat. May 2, 2015 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keeping you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember…we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Spuds & Splits (Sat. May 2, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
2035 IL Route 26
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.4554
coslcdixon@gmail.com

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church will have a baked potato bar and banana splits with lots of yummy toppings for both! Proceeds of this event will go towards paying for a new roof for our church.

 

Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

ADDWC 8th Annual Italian Feast Fundraiser (Sat. May 2, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka Bible Church
1452 Church Road
Eureka, IL 61530
309.467.3015 ext. 103
aschaidle@mtco.com
http://www.addwc.org/

Join ADDWC for the all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner, catered by Michael's Italian Feast of Eureka. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. "Unique Twist" will also be there with balloons and face painting!

 

Tickets will be: $8 for adults, $5 for children 4-14 and students (with ID), and children 3 and under eat free. 

 

Call ahead for tickets or stop by ADDWC at 200 Moody Street. Tickets are also available at the door of the event. 

My Sister's House Pancake and Sausage Supper (Sat. May 2, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Christian Church
1012 N. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571
309.634.1983
mysistershse@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/820075521404101/

Washington Christian Church is hosting the 4th annual My Sister's House pancake and sausage supper. The supper and large bake sale is a freewill offering with all the proceeds going toward the continued funding of this ministry. This fundraiser is a significant portion of My Sister's House yearly budget.

 

My Sister's House is located in the community of Washington, Illinois. A God vision was established in the hearts of Mark & Tammy Herrmann to provide a mentorship that enables single women to provide for themselves and their children.

 

To find out more about the Pancake and Sausage supper, visit the website above. For more information on My Sister's House ministry, find them on Facebook.

Cirque Italia (Sat. May 2, 2015 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keeping you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember…we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Evening of Entertainment (Sat. May 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2105 E Rock Falls Rd.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.625.1957
https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Open-Bible-Church-RockFalls/219090742811

First Open Bible Church would like to invite you to an evening of entertainment! This event will contain comedy and music, featuring The Kinsmen, River Valley Boys, Narrow Way, The Funderberg Family, Dana Wood from Hooker Holler, MO and much more!


Admission is a love offering. More information can be found at the phone number or website listed above.

Full Gospel Dinner Theatre (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Campgrounds
1433 US 51
Wapella, IL 61777
217.508.3434
lconnour72@hotmail.com
http://fgtupc.com/

Full Gospel Tabernacle of Heyworth presents "...But I Had A Pot Roast" dinner theatre. Dinner includes your choice of chicken or pork loin.

 

Tickets are $20. Call the number above for tickets for with any questions.

Gospel Concert (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Bible Church
2405 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.346.5906
pbcpekin@omnilec.com
http://pekinbible.org/

There will be a gospel concert at the Pekin Bible Church with Carroll and Donna Roberson. They have been ministering in song and message for nearly 30 years. Carroll has recorded 25 albums and written over 100 songs and reaches out through a weekly television program on Direct TV, Dish Network and Itv-3.

 

The public is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken.

A Few of Our Favorite Things (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

ICC Performing Arts Center
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309.693.6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/calendar-of-the-current-season/

We hope you can join us as Dr. Joseph Henry and the Peoria Area Civic Chorale perform A Few of Our Favorite Things.

 

This delightful family-centered concert will feature selections from composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, John Rutter, and Moses Hogan. There will be a mixture of genres represented such as Spirituals like "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Oh, What a Beautiful City," American classics like "Home on the Range," and "America the Beautiful," and an abundance of child-friendly Disney Movie selections from Frozen, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Pocahontas, and Toy Story. Also featuring the PACC Youth Chorus and a special men's invitational choir, it will be an event you won't want to miss.

 

Tickets are $20 adults, $8 students, $18 groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, please call the phone number or visit the website listed above.

The Lincoln Train - Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:30 pm)

Celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln in Earl Robinson’s The Lonesome Train, a musical illustration of Lincoln’s Funeral Train. Ride the rails with Honegger’s masterful depiction of a steam train in Pacific 231, Copland’s spike-driving John Henry,and George Gershwin’s beloved Suite from Porgy and Bess. An event not to be missed as part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition re-enactment commemoration!

 

Tickets can be purchased online at the website above.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Cirque Italia (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keeping you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember…we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.