Family Calendar & Concerts

Weekly View
Sun. Aug 31, 2014 - Sat. Sep 6, 2014

Sun. Aug 31, 2014

Josh Wilson in Concert (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-243-1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/josh-wilson-concert/

Northwoods Community Church in Peoria will be hosting Josh Wilson in concert in place of the Peoria weekend services on August 30th and 31st!

 

Josh’s music is all over Christian radio; most recognizable are his songs “I Refuse” and “Pushing Back the Dark.” He has numerous chart-topping hits, has won an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and is generating critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”! You won’t want to miss Josh’s powerful testimony and an incredible weekend of worship!


The Joylanders In Concert (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Living Rock Assembly Church
1208 E. Duryea Avenue
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
692-3485 or 370-7894
Dorothy6161@Comcast.net

 

The Joylanders, a southern gospel group from Trenton, Tennessee will be in concert on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services.

Their anointed singing and playing will bless you as will the ministering of the word by Bro. Jason in both services.  A free-will offering will be taken.  Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service so come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

 

Josh Wilson in Concert (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-243-1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/josh-wilson-concert/

Northwoods Community Church in Peoria will be hosting Josh Wilson in concert in place of the Peoria weekend services on August 30th and 31st!

 

Josh’s music is all over Christian radio; most recognizable are his songs “I Refuse” and “Pushing Back the Dark.” He has numerous chart-topping hits, has won an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and is generating critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”! You won’t want to miss Josh’s powerful testimony and an incredible weekend of worship!


Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
Timberline Rd
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
http://barn2.com

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

$2.25/Person, ages 4 & up

 

5/25: Heirloom Gardening

6/29: Animal Husbandry

7/27: Old Fashion Carnival

8/31: Weaving-Wool Dying

9/28: Barn Dance

10/26 Harvest-Butter Churning

 

Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.3053
office@pekinfirst.org

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

The Joylanders In Concert (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Rock Assembly Church
1208 E. Duryea Avenue
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.692.3485 or 309.370.894
Dorothy6161@Comcast.net

 The Joylanders, a southern gospel group from Trenton, Tennessee will be in concert at the 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services.

 

Their anointed singing and playing will bless you as will the ministering of the word by Brother Jason in both services.  A free-will offering will be taken.  Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service, so come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

Fifth Sunday Sing (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock River Christian Center
1800 Prophet Rd.
Rock Falls, IL
815.625.4371
http://www.rrccag.org/

Multiple churches from Rock Falls and surrounding communities come together to share their musical talent! As usual, the pastors of the participating churches will perform together a few songs. The cost is free, but a freewill offering will be taken to benefit a local charitable organziation in need.

 

Please join us for an evening of musical worship!

Mon. Sep 1, 2014

Family Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 7:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lakeview Lodge of Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, IL 62629
217.529.2625
lsca@lscacamp.org
http://www.lscacamp.org/Retreats/LSCAHostedRetreats/FamilyFishingTournamentFishFry.aspx

Family Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry hosted by Lake Springfield Christian Assembly.  Bring your family out to fish a little and have some fun. 

 

Fish Fry Lunch at Noon

$5 per entry—includes lunch 

(children under 6 free)

 

Please call the office or go to the website  to reserve your spots.

 

The morning will be fairly relaxed. Participants are encouraged to bring all of their own favorite equipment and bait as the camp has limited equipment available. Bait will NOT be provided. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish and the smallest fish caught - determined and proven via digital photograph (provided by participants). Participants will be permitted to fish in the pond (catch and release) or the lake. To fish in the lake, a fishing license is required for 14 years and older - this is not provided by LSCA. Feel free to bring a watercraft and put it the lake at our ramp by the Lakeview Lodge. The whole event will take place from Lakeview Lodge on the north end of LSCA's property.

 

Check in will begin at 7:00 a.m.  The tournament begins as soon as you check in and start fishing. We will continue to check people in until 10:30 a.m.  At 11:30 a.m. we will begin to tally results. At Noon we will award trophies and feast on fried fish (purchased, not caught) and yummy side dishes. We look forward to seeing you there!

2014 Bloomington Labor Day Parade (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Labor Day Parade
Downtown to Miller Park
Bloomington, IL 61701
http://www.bntrades.org/news.php?id=370

With a theme of "Follow In Their Footsteps - Register & Vote," the 2014 Bloomington Labor Day Parade will march from downtown Bloomington to Miller Park. The parade features union marching units, local marching bands, community organizations, elected officials and politicians, plus heavy construction equipment. 



"Too often we forget how hard the battle was to win the right to vote," said Ron Morehead, Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly (AFL-CIO) President. "50 years ago this summer young people risked their lives during the Freedom Summer to register voters. 150 years ago a Civil War was fought over keeping other human beings as property. Brave people like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez fought to expand voting rights. We need to honor their legacy and maintain our democracy by registering and then voting." 



The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Front Street in downtown Bloomington and then proceed south on Lee Street to Wood Street and conclude at Miller Park. 

 

WCIC staff and Street Team volunteers will be joining the station van in the Bloomington Labor Day parade again this year!

Family Fun and Fire Safety Day (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 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://www.firehouseofgodministries.com/outreach-and-events

Firehouse Ministries would like to invite you to an open house at the Fire Museum on Labor Day including fire truck rides, free lunch (barbeque chicken sandwiches, corn, beans, chips, and drink), fire safety/firefighting fun for kids with the smoke house, museum tours, and inflatables. Fun for young and old at Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum!

 

Lunch is sponsored by Modern Woodmen-they will be giving a donation for every person who comes for lunch that day-so invite your friends and family! Proceeds will go towards repairs of the Fire Museum building.

 

The event admission is free!

 

Visit our website at www.firehouseofgodministries.com or call 815-622-9490 for more information.

Journey Autism Group Family Support Group (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church - 700 S. Capitol St. Pekin, IL
Kristin Garrett - 309.857.1317
journeyautismgroup@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/journeyautismgroup

On the first Monday of each month, First Baptist Church is host to an autism parent/family support group. This is a great place for parents, guardians, grandparents and other family members to share with and learn from each other. The children who attend look forward to the play time each month. Light refreshments and childcare are provided. The event is free. All families with a child on the autism spectrum are invited to attend. An RSVP is not mandatory but, it does help us plan for childcare if you are bringing your kids. Siblings are welcome to come. For more information or to RSVP for childcare please contact Kristin Garrett via phone or email.

Divorce Support Group (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Riversedge United Methodist Church
500 Chicago St.
Spring Bay, IL 61611
Pastor Kristi, 309.573.3061
khopp@igrc.org
https://www.facebook.com/riversedgeumc.org#!/events/741592259232778/

Pastor Kristi Hopp will be offering a weekly divorce support group for any persons who are in the midst of divorce, or who are living life after divorce. This group will help you begin a journey of healing! If you are interested in becoming part of this small group ministry, please contact Pastor Kristi via cell or email (both listed above). The group will meet at Riversedge United Methodist Church, about a ten minute drive from Peoria. You do not need to be a member of the church to attend!

Tue. Sep 2, 2014

Local Flavors Lunch @ New Amsterdam Bar& Restaurant (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

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New Amsterdam Bar & Restaurant 120 SW Water St Peoria, IL

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2014!  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.

 

Peoria’s schedule is as follows:

Lunches

Sept 2: New Amsterdam Bar & Restaurant

Oct 7: TBA

 

Dinners

Sept 18:  Edge by Dustin Allen

Oct 16: Rizzi’s on State

DivorceCare (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Stephanie: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/arena/default.aspx?page=3987

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Grace Church, 1325 E Jefferson, Morton, IL
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Krys:309.264.0787 Peggy:309.589.6430
pslavens@gracepres.org
http://www.perspectives.org

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Financial Peace University (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Grace United Methodist Church, 601 N. 4th Street Pekin, IL 61554
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Sally: 309.346.3034
sfmfreetwn@yahoo.com
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/50477/class/256085

Pekin Grace United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that teaches common sense about money in a supportive environment.

 

Financial Peace University classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning September 2nd and be held weekly for 9 weeks ending October 28th.

To register use the link!

 

For more information contact Sally Morris!

 

Faith in Fertility Ministry (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Stephanie: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=3960&promotionId=1959

Faith in Fertility is a support and recovery group for couples who are dealing with issues of infertility and/or miscarriage.

Faith in Fertility meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting August 26 for 8 weeks.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

For more information contact Stephanie Dugan.

 

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/divorcecare-for-teens/

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/divorcecare-for-kids-dc4k/

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 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/divorce/

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

Growing Through Grief (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Stephanie: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/arena/default.aspx?page=3987

Growing Through Grief is a support and recovery group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

 

Growing Through Griefs meets Tuesday evenings  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for children ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan .

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheral School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
Joleen: 217.899.9418
j.oest@att.net
http://www.griefshare.org/groups/41679

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is 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 would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  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.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

Broken Promise Ministry (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Stephanie: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=3960&promotionId=1960

Broken Promise is a support and recovery group for children, kindergarten to 8th grade and their parents as they deal with the effects of divorce.

 

Broken Promise meets Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-4.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Office: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=3987

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Sep 3, 2014

Step Study for Women (Wed. Sep 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/celebrate-recovery-step-study-for-women/

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Sep 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/celebrate-recovery-step-study-for-men/

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Sep 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N. State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309.645.5205
jeff.mcnutt@rlicorp.com
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/41258/class/258115/atid/l_mi

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Thu. Sep 4, 2014

Free Saeed postcards (Thu. Sep 4, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria and surrounding areas
Everywhere, USA
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562.567.2050
freesaeed@trinity3in1.net
http://beheardproject.com/saeed

We, as Christians, will be bombarding the White House with "Free Saeed" postcards to raise awareness and to let President Obama know that we have not forgotten our brother in chains and we don’t want him to either.

 

We want individuals, churches, ministries, youth groups, non-profit organizations, etc. to join with us. Beginning September 22, 2014, the week of the 2-year anniversary of Saeed’s incarceration, we will begin to send postcards en mass to the White House.

 

We have one approved postcard style, approved by Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, that we will be using. The back of the card shows a quotes by President Obama and Naghmeh Abedini and a specific message to President Obama himself. Postcards should be ordered as soon as possible in order to begin sending them on time. But the blitz can and hopefully will go on after the anniversary date.

 

Postcards can be ordered through Trinity Worldwide Reprographics by emailing or calling them. Pricing and quantities available are below.


New order requests would need to specify: 
- Quantity
- First and Last Name
- Organization Name
- Address
- City, St and Zip Code
- Shipping Address, if different 

Pricing and Quantities are as follows (does not include taxes and shipping):

100 $25.60
250 $36.00
500 $41.60
1000 $47.20
2500 $92.80
5000 $137.60
7500 $206.40
10000 $238.40
15000 $356.80
20000 $476.00

The mailing address for the postcards is:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Postcards currently cost $0.28 to send in the mail.



Let’s see how many churches and ministries across our country will ban together and raise our voices for our brother in chains for his faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Find out more on the Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1508334066050137/

Parenting Together (Thu. Sep 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Hub 502 S. Morris Bloomington, IL
309.242.0310
KatHeldJCLord@gmail.com
http://www.Yom6.net

"Parenting Together" provides parents with an open and safe place to gather and discuss issues that plague parents and their children. Our group discussions will be based off Biblical principles; examples will be used to provide solutions to help families succeed in life. Jessica Nesby, a licensed social worker, will be facilitating the forum. Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Sep 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/griefshare-2/

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Sep 4, 2014 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. Sep 4, 2014 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 

Fri. Sep 5, 2014

CGH Health Foundation Fall Vendor/Craft/Bake Sale (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 7:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Ryberg Auditorium and Classrooms 1 & 2 at CGH Medical Center
100 E. LeFevre Road
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0400 ext. 5672
joan.hermes@cghmc.com
http://www.cghmc.com/calendar/details.cfm?pageID=13&calendar_ID=527

Start your Christmas shopping early at the CGH Health Foundation Vendor/Craft Show at CGH Medical Center in the Ryberg Auditorium and Classrooms 1 and 2. This is open to the public! This is a new fundraiser for the CGH Health Foundation Annual Appeal, and we are excited to provide you a quality vendor show to benefit the CGH Health Foundation. There are 34 vendors who are a mix of both crafters and local consultants, most of whom will have cash and carry items on hand for purchase. You don’t want to miss this beautiful display of crafts, jewelry, food, nail art, scents, and other unique items! Each vendor has donated an item valued at $25 or more that will be raffled off. There is also a gold ticket basket, with a value of over $100, that will be available to win. Running simultaneously to the Craft and Vendor Show is a Bake Sale in the CGH lobby alcove. Many bakers will be sharing their culinary delights. Make plans to arrive early for the best selections.

Building Better Moms (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 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)

SCHEELS Super Retriever Dog Jumping Competition (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-super-retriever-series-dog-jumping-competition/

Don’t miss this AWESOME FAMILY FUN event! Bring your dog for our fun jump to give it a try! A GREAT event for the ENTIRE family! Local Talent Welcome!

 

Competition categories include Pro, Elite, and Amateur Super Fly, Mini-Fly, and Junior Fly as well as Super V and Super V Elite. Top 3 of each category are invited to the SRS Crown Championship in Huntsville, Alabama November 2014.

FCA Golf Scramble (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Metamora Fields Golf Club
801 W Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548
http://www.peoriafca.org/2014-golf-scramble

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' 2014 Golf Scramble starts at noon with lunch, registration & range. The shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. with dinner, program, and awards following play.

 

Format: 4-person scramble

 

Entry Fees: $250 per person

 

Materials provided upon request for those raising pledges. This is a fundraising event for Peoria Area FCA. Donations are tax-deductible.

 

Each golfer will receive: 18 holes of golf w/ cart, Range Balls, Box Lunch & Dinner, and an FCA gift

 

To find out more or to register, visit: http://www.peoriafca.org/2014-golf-scramble

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Sep 5, 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.

Encounters with JESUS (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship
125 N. N. Norwood Place
East Peoria, IL 61611
815.566.9079
jmedina@illinoisadaventist.org
http://eastpeoria22.adventistchurchconnect.org

A Bible based seminar that will strengthen your personal relationship with JESUS.

 

The meetings will start Friday, September 5 and continue until Saturday, September 13, 2014. (There will not be a meeting on Wednesday of that week.)

Sat. Sep 6, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL
309.642.5761
tim@manupgodsway.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/589421387844915/

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Man Up Gods Way men's conference/ women's luncheon (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL
Tim: 309.642.5761
tim@manupgodsway.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/649515288447837/

The War Room men's group invite you to be a part of a weekend of growing closer to God.

The weekend starts off on Friday evening with open worship from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Revive Worship will provide at time of praise and worship!



The men's conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a donation driven breakfast followed by the conference with Jody Burkeen, pastor, author, and founder of Man Up Gods Way Ministry. Jody will challenge you to become the man God has intended you to be. The conference cost is $25 per person and includes the book "Man Up! Becoming a Godly Man in an Ungodly World" and lunch.



From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Christ Centered Women will host a luncheon with Nan Burkeen as the guest speaker. The luncheon will cost $20 per person.

Seating will be limited.



For ticket information contact Tim Sorrells by phone or email!

SCHEELS 3D Archery Shoot at the Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-federal-ammunition-hunting-expo-8/

There will be a FREE 10 target 3D Archery shoot, Sponsored by the Panther Creek Bowhunters Club. This event takes place at the SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo.

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
Scheels: 217.726.6330 Info:309.340.4266
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/ethos-tactical-il-ccw-3/

8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available.

All instructors are IL Department of Financial & Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at EVERY CCW class instructed.

 

For more information please visit www.ethostactical.com or call.

SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-federal-ammunition-hunting-expo-8/

Bring the family to SCHEELS for all the must see outdoor vendors and new equipment to get you ready for this year’s hunting season! Come try out the Red Ryder Daisy Inflatable BB Gun Range.

The Sangamon County Animal Control Dog Adoptions will be taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday only!

 

Don’t miss the father/daughter duo Mike and Wendy Rhodes with live chainsaw carving demos from Bear Tracks on Saturday and Sunday! Entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Register to win great prizes.Watch the Super Retriever Series Dog Jumping Competition all weekend!

SET THE CAPTIVES FREE CONFERENCE (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Capitol Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, Il 62701
217.303.6128
reginoldsmith@yahoo.com

The public is invited to come to this free conference at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center and listen to several speakers--men and women--share how JESUS CHRIST set them free from the pain of bitterness, anger, addiction, depression and more!

 

Many free workshops available as well as several prayer and counseling rooms.

 

Free will offering opportunity available. 

RISE Youth Conference (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Rock River Christian Center, 1800 Prophet Rd. Rock Falls, IL 61071
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Delon: 815.499.7015
rrccpastor@att.net
http://www.riseyouthconference.com

RISE Youth Conference is about empowering youth with the tools they need for today's world. RISE is a part of Amped Productions of Rock Falls, IL.

 

RISE will feature the band Willett for music and worship, with Jeremy Willett as the featured speaker. 

 

Youth groups and individuals can register with a $10 advance student registration due by August 15th, or $12 per student after August 15th and at the door.

 

For more details, call Delon or visit our website!

SCHEELS Super Retriever Dog Jumping Competition (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-super-retriever-series-dog-jumping-competition/

Don’t miss this AWESOME FAMILY FUN event! Bring your dog for our fun jump to give it a try! A GREAT event for the ENTIRE family! Local Talent Welcome!

 

Competition categories include Pro, Elite, and Amateur Super Fly, Mini-Fly, and Junior Fly as well as Super V and Super V Elite. Top 3 of each category are invited to the SRS Crown Championship in Huntsville, Alabama November 2014.

Pekin Marigold Festival Parade (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Parade Route:
Broadway to Court St., then a left on Capitol
Pekin, IL 61554
http://www.pekinchamber.com/marigoldparade.html

Join us for the Pekin Marigold Festival Parade!

 

The parade kicks off at 10:00am.

 

The line-up begins on Broadway (between 14th and Parkway) and the route continues onto Court St. and then makes a right onto Capitol.

 

The parade will feature the 2014 Grand Marshal, Celebrity Guest: Mountain Man (Co-star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty), High School & Middle School Bands, Antique & Classic Cars, Trucks & Tractors, Floats created by Local Businesses and Civic Organizations, Government Officials, and Local Radio & TV Personalities.

Peoria Heights Congregational Church Dog Show & Blessing of the Pets (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Church, 309.685.7645 / Kim, 309.690.7109
http://www.peoriaheightscc.org

Peoria Heights Congregational Church (across from Tower Park) is hosting our first annual Dog Show! There will be three main rounds of competition - obedience, obstacle course, and costume. Enter your dog for just 10.00 (includes a doggie goodie bag) for a chance to win 1st Place $100.00, 2nd Place $50.00, and 3rd Place $25.00! 

 

Throughout the event, Pastor Karl will be available to bless your beloved pet- what a great way to show you love them!

 

Hotdogs & drinks will be available for purchase.

 

Save A Pet info from several local shelters will be available for those interested in "adopting".

 

Entry forms are available at the church Tues-Thurs 9am-4pm, Fri 8am-12pm, or call Kim for more info.

Taste of Fiesta Community Celebration (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Central Memorial Park/Grandon Civic Center
downtown
Sterling, IL
815.625.0013 ext. 119
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiesta-Days-in-Sterling-Rock-Falls-IL/158176604375738

FIESTA DAYS: Taste of Fiesta and Fiesta Parade, an annual community celebration of Latin culture and heritage, every September in Sterling-Rock Falls, IL

 

Saturday, September 6th

The TASTE OF FIESTA highlights include food, art, music, folkloric dance, lowriders, Kermes Fun Fair: business and resource booths, children's activities/games, bouncy houses, face painting, dunk tank, and more! Food and entertainment goes from 12:00 Noon-8:00 p.m. Kids' activities run from 12:00 Noon-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey at the WCIC booth! Come say 'hi'!

 

Saturday, September 13th

The annual FIESTA PARADE features decorated floats and food on route through Sterling and Rock Falls. This year's theme is, "Hispanic Culture is Alive."

 

Everyone is welcome!

Playground FUNdraiser (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Central Baptist Church/Children’s House
501 South Fourth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217.523.0122
rita@cbcchurchfamily.org

Live Music; Food/Beverages; Fabulous Silent Auction Items 

 

The playground is showing significant wear and more importantly, no longer meets playground safety codes and requirements set forth by the Department of Child and Family Services, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Disabilities Act.

 

In addition to complying with these logistical improvements, making it a safer area for our children, it is also our goal to expand the learning opportunities available by providing several age-appropriate spaces and stimulating physical, cognitive, and cultural activities. 

 

This event is intended to continue the fundraising efforts for this expansive project. The first annual Playground FUNdraiser raised more than $30,000, but we have more than $100,000 left to go to meet our goal and to make the full scope of the project a reality. Though this goal is significant, we believe that with help from a variety of sources, including our generous community, we will achieve success and soon take pleasure in the smiles on the faces of our children as they enjoy this new space! 

 

Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Seniors (60+) and Students (13-18); Children 12/under FREE

Tickets available in the church or daycare offices or by calling.

Corn Boil/Picnic (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton Christian Church
1001 S 4th Street
Morton, IL
309.266.7410
mariefreeman@mcc.com
http://www.mortoncc.com

Come out for our first annual corn boil and cook out!

Open to the public!

We hope to see you there!!!

Yard games for adults and games for the kids too! 

Food provided!

Come as you are!

Bill Wiese speaking in Fulton, IL (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Gateway Faith Fellowship
701 11th Ave.
Fulton, IL 61252
815.589.4283
gatewayfaithfellowship@frontiernet.net
http://gatewayfaithfellowship.com

Bill Wiese, author of such books as "23 Minutes In Hell" and "What Happens When I Die," will be speaking at Gateway Faith Fellowship on Saturday, Sept. 6th at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7th at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and hear of Bill's life-changing experience. A love offering for his ministry will be received. More information at the website listed above.

Encounters with JESUS (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship
125 N. N. Norwood Place
East Peoria, IL 61611
815.566.9079
jmedina@illinoisadaventist.org
http://eastpeoria22.adventistchurchconnect.org

A Bible based seminar that will strengthen your personal relationship with JESUS.

 

The meetings will start Friday, September 5 and continue until Saturday, September 13, 2014. (There will not be a meeting on Wednesday of that week.)