Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Church/Ministry'

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 am)

Contact Info:

Woodside UMC
3519 Sheffield Rd
Springfield, Il 62703
217.529.2736
woodsideumc@comcast.net
woodsideumc@comcast.net

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

Thailand Presentation - Anti-human trafficking ministry (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Church of God
2520 Maywood Ave,
Pekin, IL 61554
309.696.5437
Michelle_booker7@yahoo.com

Michelle Booker is home for a short furlough and will be sharing with us her experiences working with an anti-human trafficking organization in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the past fourteen months. There will be a brief presentation of stories and pictures with refreshments to follow. Hope to see you there!

Father Daughter Purity Ball (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pere Maquettte Marriott Hotel
501 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

The Christian Center is once again thrilled to host the Father-Daughter Purity Ball. It is our pleasure to hold high the banner of purity in the midst of a culture that destroys it.

 

We hope you will join us as we encourage young women to commit to moral purity and help them understand the beautiful and righteous life God offers them.

 

The Bible lays the responsibility of protecting daughters at the feet of their fathers. We desire to charge men to take up this mantle of responsibility!

 

God thinks the protection of a woman’s purity should be extravagant and so do we! We look forward to this formal evening and hope you will join us. The event is open to all girls, ages 12 and up.

 

Evening Program

5:00 pm • Photos & Music

6:00 pm • Invocation, Dinner, Program with guest speaker Rachel Lee Carter

10:00 pm • Closing-Last Waltz

 

You can download a registration form at the above Web site. Just click on the "Tickets" tab.

 

The cost is $60 per person. The price includes dinner, dessert, two 5x7 photos per family, a white rose, a gift from Bremer Jewelry for each daughter, and a special gift for the dads. A suit/sport coat is required.

 

Limited scholarships are available - apply by Oct. 1st. Call 685-4218 ext. 101 for a scholarship form.

 

Guest Speaker Rachel Lee Carter is an alumnus of Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY. There she studied Bible Survey and Systematic Theology with an emphasis on missions and youth ministry. After hearing God’s call on her life to return to the modeling industry as a professional, Christian model, she began using this platform to share the love of Jesus Christ within the fashion industry and at women’s and youth conferences nationwide. As a professional model for over 20 years, Rachel has traveled to over 30 countries. Her clientele includes: Cover Girl, Tommy Hilfiger, Clairol, Cabela’s, Jones New York, Teen Magazine, Wrangler, Fitness Magazine, Nicole Miller, Chico’s, DKNY, Reebok, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and many others. She is also the 2009 Mrs. North Carolina US and a former Miss Teen USA contestant. She is the author of Fashioned by Faith. She and her husband, Daryl, live in Conover, NC with their sons, Jack and Jude.

 

 

Are you in need of a gown for the evening?

Some beautiful gowns have been donated to The Christian Center to be used for the Purity Ball. You may come to The Center to try on the gowns on the following dates:

Saturday, September 27 • 10:00 A.M. – Noon

Tuesday, October 7 • 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, October 18 • 10:00 A.M. – Noon 

Saturday, October 25 • 10:00 A.M. - Noon

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Your Home
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http://40daysforlife.com/mission/

Want to end abortion? If you do, the first thing you must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.

 

Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.

 

Each day during 40 Days for Life, individuals, churches, families, and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus. These specific prayer requests will seek God’s help for:

 

  • Women who are at risk of having an abortion
  • Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
  • Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
  • Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
  • Local, regional, and national leaders
  • Revival and renewal in our churches
  • Repentance and healing throughout our nation

 

People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

 

We believe that when God’s people fast with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, our heavenly Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Orphan Sunday: Inspire and Equip (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Richwoods Christians Church
8115 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
https://www.facebook.com/events/382768811873525

Individuals and churches from around the globe will seek to raise awareness of the orphan crisis and celebrate adoption, foster care, orphan care initiatives and God’s heart for the orphaned. This Orphan Sunday event in Peoria, Illinois is geared towards inspiring and equipping people to take meaningful steps towards change. This community event will include music, short films, information on various ways to address the orphan crisis, and opportunities for involvement.

 

The event is FREE, but seats are limited. RSVP to the event.

 

Please join us as we unite with many around the world to become One Voice on One Day for One Purpose – the orphan.

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 4, 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!

Building Better Moms (Fri. Nov 7, 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)

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 3:00 am)

Contact Info:

Woodside UMC
3519 Sheffield Rd
Springfield, Il 62703
217.529.2736
woodsideumc@comcast.net
woodsideumc@comcast.net

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

MCC Haiti Missions 5K run & 1 mile walk (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Minier Christian Church
405 E. Stringtown Rd
Minier, IL
308.838.6783
fittastic1@gmail.com
http://www.lakerunclub.org/calendar/

Join us in our inaugural 5K run/1 mile walk event, to raise funds for Minier Christian Church's Haiti Missions

 

  • 5K ($20 registration by 11/7)-$25 same day registration, 
  • 1 mile walk (children & strollers welcome-children 2/under-FREE)-$10 registration by 11/7...$15 same day registration on 11/8
  • *Event T-shirt to FIRST 100 registrants for WALK OR RUN!!!!!
  • *Same day race/walk registration at MCC 8-9:30am

 

Details and online registration available at the website

 

 

Overwhelmed...by life or by God? (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary United Methodist Church
1700 N Towanda Ave, Normal, IL
Normal, IL 61761
309.452.5413
heartandsoul@connectwithcalvary.org
http://www.connectwithcalvary.org

Are you looking for an opportunity to spend the day with other women of all ages and experience God's awesome love? Heart and Soul would like to invite you to the 4th annual community wide women's retreat! This year's theme is titled "Overwhelmed...by life or by God?" and will feature key note speaker, Rev. Lori Bultemeier! We have several breakout sessions planned and you'll have the opportunity to choose a session in both the morning and afternoon.

The cost of the event is $20 and will include a continental breakfast and box lunch. Registration is requested by Nov 3rd using the link above.

You don't want to miss out on this amazing day! If you have any further questions, please email our Heart and Soul Team 

WorldCrafts (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

WorldCrafts Sale
2433 Washington Rd.
Sunnyland, IL 61571
309. 694.6495
djrink@comcast.net

The 5th Annual WorldCrafts Sale is called "Celebrations Around the World." Through your purchases of handcrafted items, you join us in the fight to end human trafficking and stop sexual exploitation. There will be items to purchase, ethnic food available, and also a special guest speaker. Please join us for this amazing event.

The Forgotten Initiative (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Christian Church
401 W. Edgewood Court
Morton, IL 61550
jaxparker81@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/335422283285735/?ref=4

If you have a heart for adoption or fostering, wish to know more about it, or wish to support adopting or fostering families, join us for an information night with Jami Kaeb of The Forgotten Initiative. Free childcare is available...to RSVP or for more information, contact Jacquie

Men's Accountability Group & Chess Competition Fellowship (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Glen Hill E Free Church
Glen Hill E Free Church, 129 Chestnut St., East Peoria, 61611
309.251.6489

Iron sharpening iron through accountability, encouragement, prayer, and fellowship in the love of Christ.

Community Praise Night (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon High School Auditorium
1335 Franklin Grove Rd
Dixon, IL 61021
815.200.6945
onevoicesaukvalley@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Praise-Night-Sauk-Valley/116938751721286

One God... together with

 

One Body....for

 

One Night of Worship!!!

 

Community Praise Night is about bringing Sauk Valley believers together under one roof to worship the Lord, using the arts as a vehicle.

 

The secondary purpose is to provide a venue for artists to use their God-given gifts...drama, art, dance, etc. Most of the evening, however, is everyone worshiping God together. 

 

This is not a concert or a performance but a night of worship. The songs will be ones that most churches know. Also, the music will be sent to area churches so they can learn the songs that they might not know so everyone is able to participate.

 

The worship team itself is made up individuals from at least 12 different churches. Including all the different specials in between, about 20 churches will be represented.

 

We're excited to see growing unity  among believers and leaders throughout the year, which is something very powerful for Kingdom work!

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 11, 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!

F.O.P. FESTIVAL OF PRAISE (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
154 East Washington Street
East Peoria
309.699.5417
blaine.dacci@gmail.com

Two hours of praise and worship and letting God move us at the throne of grace in the power of the Holy Spirit! With worship band Revive.

 

Babysitting will be provided.

 

All church families are welcome.

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 3:00 am)

Contact Info:

Woodside UMC
3519 Sheffield Rd
Springfield, Il 62703
217.529.2736
woodsideumc@comcast.net
woodsideumc@comcast.net

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
309.242.6241
margery47@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHRISTIAN-WOMENS-CONNECTION-OF-BLOOMINGTONNORMAL-IL/503179563052353

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, IL.

 

$14.00 for all

Very filling breakfast, special feature, key speaker, and wonderful fellowship!

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 18, 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!

After Five Christian Women's Club (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northfield Inn
3280 Northfield Dr
Springfield, IL
Ann, 309.306.1583

Dinner/Presentation

 

Cost:  $15.00

 

Speaker:  Connie Harris "Painted Colors of Hope"

Feature:  Kathryn Kleeman Lesniak - Junior Women's League

Music:  Judy & Aliya Davis

 

Reservations by Saturday, November 15

Call Ann to make your reservation.