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Sun. Sep 28, 2014 - Sat. Oct 4, 2014

Tue. Sep 30, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Sep 30, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL
Jeanie, 309.635.8201

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

MOPS and MOMSnext at Grace Presbyterian Church (Tue. Sep 30, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309.256.3580
Hilbert6@comcast.net
http://www.gracepres.org/calendar/details.asp?ID=86584&title=MOPS%2FMoms+Next

MOPS and MOMSnext is a Christ centered program designed to nurture mothers from infancy through school age. The women are of all ages and backgrounds, but  share the same desire-to be the best mothers they can be.

 

While the moms meet children are cared for in the MOPPETS program where they enjoy crafts, musics, snacks and will learn about the Bible. An art class is available for home school children kindergarten through sixth grade.

 

Register online!

DivorceCare (Tue. Sep 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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.  

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Sep 30, 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!

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Sep 30, 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!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Sep 30, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Christian Center
1730 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62702
217.546.9700
lkolanowski@calvaryspringfield.org

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

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

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran 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 30, 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 30, 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. Oct 1, 2014

Camp Butler National Cemetery's Unaccompanied Veterans Honors Ceremony (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Camp Butler National Cemetery
5063 Camp Butler Rd
Springfield IL 62707
217.492.4070
toni.durflinger@va.gov

Every quarter Camp Butler National Cemetery honors Veterans that were interred without being afforded military honors.  There are numerous reasons the Veterans may not have received honors, family situations, geographic difficulties, weather, etc.  We honor those Veterans and provide the honors they deserve.

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N. Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Morton United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tennessee Ave, Morton, Il 61550
309.266.7174
info@MortonUMC.org
http://www.mortonumc.org/?page_id=312717

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Oct 1, 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. Oct 1, 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. Oct 1, 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. Oct 2, 2014

Concordia Moms Bowling League (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt. Hawley Bowl
8200 N. Hale Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-692-7555 or 309-693-7624 (Barb)

This is our 41st year of fun and fellowship while raising money for staff requests at Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria. Through your weekly bowling fee, you would be helping classroom teachers acquire teaching aids and fulfill other needs at the school. We meet Wednesday mornings from 9 - 11 am. We have an excellent, mature, on-site babysitter for a minimum charge. ALL bowling averages are welcome as we are a non-competitive league which is conducted in a Christian atmosphere. If you haven't played for a while or want to give it a try, this is the league for you! Please consider joining us soon!  Call Barb Kane at 693-7624 for more information.

Dyslexia-Struggles with Reading and Spelling (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Academy
1730 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62702 Room 226
217.899.1492
linda.otoole@setfreereading.org.
http://www.setfreereading.org

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is now included in the Illinois Education Code. Most reading and spelling difficulties are due to dyslexia, yet many people are unaware of the scientific research and the solutions that are possible.

 

If you know a struggling reader or speller, or if you would like to volunteer with a nonprofit organization that is changing lives, come to one of our free informational meetings. We are making a difference. Reservations are appreciated.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 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/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.

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/?month=2014-10-01&webtag_id=82

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 2, 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. Oct 2, 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. Oct 3, 2014

Building Better Moms (Fri. Oct 3, 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)

Knights of Columbus Central Illinois Right to Life Benefit Fish Fry (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Knights of Columbus Spalding Council #427, 7403 N Radnor Road, Peoria, IL
309.645.8000
cirtl@cirtl.org

Come out and support the right to life, Friday, October 3rd!

 

Menu: whole catfish, filet catfish, fried chicken, baked chicken, baked cod, fried shrimp. Choice of fries, baked potato, or potato salad. Rye bread, coleslaw, tea, and coffee.

 

The Central Illinois Right to Life will be conducting a baked goods sale at this event.  

 

Cost: $10 per person, $5 child for 1-piece filet

Food will be served between 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Meet the Artists (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Studio on 6th
215 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL, 62701
217.522.8006
studioon6thart@gmail.com
http://www.studioon6thart.com

Meet the Artists at Studio, featuring copper & wire crocheted jewelry, garden & wall can flowers, and melted glass bottles & items. Live music, wine, refreshments, door prizes every half hour.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 3, 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.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL
309.266.9281
grace.church@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org/resources/divorcecare-griefshare/

13 week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

A safe and caring place to meet with others who are on this journey of grief.

The DVD's feature clips from pastors Christian counselors and others who offer practical suggestions, hope and reassurance.

MOPS at First Covenant Church (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Covenant Church
3616 N Bigelow St
Peoria, IL 61604
309.648.0254
office@firstcovenant.net

MOPS is coming to First Covenant Church in Peoria. We are located on the corner of War Memorial and Knoxville.  MOPS is for any mother of a preschooler 6 or younger.  Babysitting is provided. 

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
addictionsprogram@bloomingtonbaptistchurch.net
http://www.addictionsprogram.com

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

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

God Loves Marriage - Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - Sun. Oct 5, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn & Suites
4112 Brandywine Drive
Peoria, IL 61614
Norm & Deb:309.796.2248
ndlopez@frontiernet.net
http://godlovesmarriage.org/event/peoria-il-3/#sthash.vH26TcIC.dpbs

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.  

 

Call Norm & Deb Lopez to register for the October 3-5 weekend in Peoria, IL or check out the website.  Registration deadline is September 4th, however, late registrations will be taken is space is available.  

 

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

Sat. Oct 4, 2014

God Loves Marriage - Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - Sun. Oct 5, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn & Suites
4112 Brandywine Drive
Peoria, IL 61614
Norm & Deb:309.796.2248
ndlopez@frontiernet.net
http://godlovesmarriage.org/event/peoria-il-3/#sthash.vH26TcIC.dpbs

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.  

 

Call Norm & Deb Lopez to register for the October 3-5 weekend in Peoria, IL or check out the website.  Registration deadline is September 4th, however, late registrations will be taken is space is available.  

 

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

Be Well to Serve Well (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
2645 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704
217.546.4532
http://oursaviors-church.nextmeta.com/content.cfm?id=102

Women's retreat with keynote speaker, Renee Gibbs, a mentor to seminary wives. Music provided by Sisters of the Son. Designed to help you, the servant, optimize your health and be ready to serve, this one day woman's retreat will inspire, renew, educate, and equip you to "give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord" 1 Cor. 15:58. Cost $25 includes lunch and all materials. Deadline to register is September 24.

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sat. Oct 4, 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-5/

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.

Walk for Brynlee (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Keller Park
North Elm Street
Lexington, IL 61753
309.365.3681
secretary@lexcc.org
http://www.lexcc.org

Join Lexington Community Church as we share Christ's love with the Gerber family from LeRoy.

 

Andrew & Carlee Gerber have 2 children, Brynlee (4) & Boston (2). Six months ago, Brynlee was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL) & was rushed off to St. Jude's to begin treatment. This precious family is in the middle of a 2 1/2 - 3 year treatment schedule, traveling to St. Jude's in Memphis & Children's Hospital in Peoria. As they have seen their lives turned upside down, they continue to share God's love & faithfulness with those God places in their path. We are coming alongside them to support & love on them.

 

The Walk for Brynlee is an event designed to raise funds & encourage the Gerber's. It will include the walk, a raffle for the walkers, children's activities, & lunch!

Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Cystic Fibrosis Walk
1203 Kingman Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.265.7655
teamlilliansfight4cure@gmail.com
http://www.fightcf.cff.org

Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk

Peoria Heights Water Tower Park

3 mile walk

Registration begins at 9am

Walk begins at 10am

Light lunch following walk, family friendly activities, beautiful walk down Grandview Drive and ends back at the park.

Donations go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a portion will stay local to help support the local care center efforts.

All walkers will recieve a free t shirt.

10th Annual Walk for Remembrance & Hope (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria RiverPlex
600 NE Water St
Peoria, IL 61603
309.370.4801
ashleyflanagan3@gmail.com
http://www.peoriasharewalk.com

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October, the 10th Annual Share “Walk for Remembrance & Hope” is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th, 2014.  This event will kick off at the Peoria RiverPlex along the beautiful Peoria Riverfront.  A memorial service and a one-mile walk are scheduled to allow parents, friends and families the opportunity to honor, love and remember their babies

Check-in and registration will be outside the Peoria RiverPlex from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. along the riverfront walk.  A memorial service honoring our babies will begin at 10:45 a.m.  Babies’ names will be read aloud and a balloon release will follow to honor these babies. There will be musical performances. The walk will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m. along the riverfront walk. Refreshments will be provided.   Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12 years old and $5 age 5 and under.  Walk registration brochures can be downloaded from www.peoriasharewalk.com or you can call 309-370-4801.

1 out of 4 babies will die due to pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death.  This means that your friends, neighbors and loved ones may have experienced the tragic death of a baby.  The heartache and grief is indescribable, but together we can continue to provide support, awareness and collaborative research. 

The mission of Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those who are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.  The primary purpose is to provide support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of or following the death of a baby.  This support encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual and social healing as well as an effort to help sustain the family unit.  The funds raised will help provide gowns for the babies, stuffed animals to the bereaved families, as well as help fund the local Share support group.

A Walk to Remember (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Washington Park Botanical Garden playground picnic shelter
1740 West Fayette Avenue
Springfield, IL
Elise LoBue, 217.726.7924
elobue@gmail.com
http://springfieldangelofhope.org/walk.asp

A Walk to Remember honors babies who have died due to pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death.

 

This year’s A Walk to Remember will be held at the Washington Park playground picnic shelter. The Springfield Walk takes place in October, which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, and commemorates the lives of babies lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. Proceeds from the Walk benefit Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Inc. (started in Springfield, Illinois) and the Springfield Angel of Hope, NFP.

 

Parents, families, and friends are invited to walk in memory of their child or children. A memorial ceremony precedes the approximate two-mile walk, during which parents may place a pinwheel lawn ornament in a memorial “garden” when their baby’s name(s) is read. A balloon release ends the ceremony. The ceremony is designed to remember each life, no matter how long or short.

 

By gathering together to walk for babies gone but not forgotten, A Walk to Remember keeps their memories alive and offers support to grieving parents, families, and friends. Whether marking a recent loss, or one that occurred several years ago, parents, families, and friends are encouraged to come walk for the steps their babies will never take.

 

Participants may register the day of the Walk, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost to participate in the Walk is $10, which includes a pinwheel lawn ornament and a program. T-shirts with the commemorated babies’ names listed on the back may be purchased for an additional $10 each.

 

The first Springfield A Walk to Remember was held at the Washington Park picnic shelter in October 2001. Since then, the Walk has continued to provide support for grieving families as it recognizes the babies they hold so dear to their hearts.

 

For more information on the Springfield A Walk to Remember, or to download a registration form, visit the website link above.

Share the Blessings Dinner & Auction (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our Annual Share the Blessings Dinner & Auction will be held in the Morton Division warehouse this year!

 

We are eagerly planning the 5th annual benefit dinner and auction. This year we are pleased to have the Morton Division host the event in their facility! We hope you will save the date to come see Morton's new facility as well as enjoy a fine dinner and an entertaining auction - all to help support MFB serving those in need.

 

If you can support the auction with a quality item(s) or funds to purchase items it would be a blessing.

 

More Information/Donate Auction Item:

Contact: Dennis Stoller

email: dbstoller@grics.net

309.346.2096.

 

Tickets:

$50 per person/$400 per table

Contact: Marcia Kaiser 309.645.2443

- or - Reserve tickets online

 

Pictures and details of auction items online - Coming Soon!

Jeremy Bollinger with Point5 (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Free Will Baptist Church
2709 N 27th St
Decatur
217.358.6249
YOCevents@yahoo.com

Jeremy Bollinger is Christian contemporary singer/songwriter and Point5 is a hip-hop artist from the St. Louis area.

 

This is an outdoor event and food concessions will be provided.

 

Tickets are $10.00 at the door to benefit youth missions

Springfield Prayer Summit (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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1045 Outer Park Drive
Springfield, IL
Pastor Donald N. Mayes, 217.848.5828
familyisfamily@yahoo.com
http://familyisfamily.org/

The Prayer Summit is for Pastors, Elders, Overseers, Bishops, Priests, Sisters & Ministers to pray for Springfield and the surrounding areas, including our Nation.

 

The prayer Scripture passage is John Chapter 17.

God's Not Dead Movie Event (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Fellowship Church
9754 East 1400 North Road
Bloomington, IL, 61705
309.829.7777
detra.cotton@newlifefellowship.cc
http://www.newlifefellowship.cc

A FREE family movie event at New Life Fellowship Church in Bloomington, IL.  New Life will be presenting the popular film "God's Not Dead" to the community.

 

There is NO charge! Free popcorn and refreshments will be served. 

 

Childcare for birth through 5th grade will be available. 

 

New Life is located 3 miles west of Interstate 55 on IL Route 9 - Market Street.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.