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Kindergarten Round Up (Thu. Jan 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217 546-4531
oslschool@gmail.com
http://www.oursaviors-school.org/

Experience your child’s potential to soar with an “Education on Eagle’s Wings!”

 

Join us for our Kindergarten Open House to see for yourself what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. We are an excellent, Christ-centered Preschool through 8th grade school.

 

All are welcome! No reservations needed.

Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age Viewing (Sat. Jan 28, 2017 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1209 Kingsbury Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-4030
http://www.screenagersmovie.com/our-savior-lutheran-church-washington-il

Physician and Filmmaker Delaney Ruston decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. Ruston felt guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially around mobile phones, social media, gaming, and how to monitor online homework. Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time.

 

Director Ruston turned the camera on her own family and others—revealing stories that depict messy struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction.  Examples of stories include Hannah’s, an 14-year-old victim of social media bullying that stemmed from her trying to hide her use of social media from her mom. Issues are different for boys and girls, and the film also follows Andrew’s story, a straight-A student whose love of video games spins out of control when he goes off to college and lands in an internet rehab center. Interwoven into these stories are cutting-edge science and insights from thought leaders such as Peggy Orenstein, Sherry Turkle, and Simon Sinek, as well as leading brain scientists who present evidence on real changes happening in the brain.

 

SCREENAGERS goes far beyond exposing the risks of screen time but reveals multiple approaches on how parents and educators can work with kids to help them achieve a healthy amount of screen time.

 

SCREENAGERS is blazing a new model of distribution, known as a community viewing model, in hopes that parents and educators can start a conversation nationwide about how screen time impacts our lives.  As part of the community viewing model, parents, educators, PTAs, and workplace groups can book at screenagersmovie.com.  Screenings can be booked on an event-by-event basis, and parents are encouraged to bring their kids to the movie.

Catholic & Lutheran Dialogue (Sun. Jan 29, 2017 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chiara Center
4875 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
217.523.0901
dfrachey@chiaracenter.org
http://www.chiaracenter.org/

With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation coming this October, there will be an event including prayer, singing, dialogue, and discussion following a presentation by Rev. Kevin Laughery, Ecumenical & Interreligious Officer for the Diocese of Springfield and Rev. Chris Repp, Ecumenical Officer for the Central-Southern Illinois Synod – ELCA on Luther’s relationship with Christ and the Roman Church.

 

This event is the kick-off for a series of "table conversation" ongoing dialogue opportunities that will also involve a service component to allow Christians to work together.

 

We hope to have a large gathering of Christians for an event in October to demonstrate a growing sense of unity and understanding all through the person of Jesus Christ and by virtue of our common baptism.

 

Project 501 is a group of local Catholic and Lutheran clergy and laity dedicated to furthering the work done by the Lutheran World Federation and Pope Francis. Its hope is to move beyond commemoration to ongoing dialogue and continuing action.

 

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated.

Preschool Open House & Gym Night (Thu. Feb 2, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217 546-4531
oslschool@gmail.com
http://www.oursaviors-school.org/

Experience your child’s potential to soar with an “Education on Eagle’s Wings!”

 

Join us for our Preschool Open House & Gym Night to see for yourself what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. We are an excellent, Christ-centered Preschool through 8th grade school.

 

All are welcome! No reservations needed.

Kindergarten Preview Night (Tue. Feb 7, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Christian School
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 698-1933 ext. 3450
http://www.springfieldchristianschool.org

Springfield Christian School (SCS) is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night for the 2017-18 school year!

 

A tour of the school and visit to the classrooms will follow the 30-minute presentation. Parents and in-coming kindergarteners interested in the school are encouraged to attend.

 

Refreshments will be provided. 

 

Questions? Call the school office or visit the school website by using the phone number and website listed above.

 

Springfield Christian School, an award-winning K-8 educational system located in Springfield, Illinois, offers low class sizes, instruction tailored to individual needs, and the latest educational technology to facilitate student engagement and excellence. SCS’s experienced and professional staff utilizes a rigorous Christ-centered curriculum and differentiated instruction methods to encourage students to reach their full potential. SCS challenges students to aspire to lives of character, service and leadership. SCS is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.  

Food and toiletries distribution (Thu. Feb 16, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt. Sinai Seventh Day Adventist Church
2821 W. Latrobe St
Peoria, IL 61605
309-673-2604

Mt. Sinai SDA Church needs volunteers to unload a truck and repackage food for distribution on every second Thursday of the month.

 

Distribution is every third Thursday of the month. We need volunteers for this day also.

 

Please call a week ahead for times and to sign up to volunteer.

Preschool & Kindergarten Open House (Thu. Feb 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217 546-4531
oslschool@gmail.com
http://www.oursaviors-school.org/

Experience your child’s potential to soar with an “Education on Eagle’s Wings!”

 

Join us for our Preschool & Kindergarten Open House to see for yourself what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. We are an excellent, Christ-centered Preschool through 8th grade school.

 

All are welcome! No reservations needed.

Preschool – 8th Grade Open House (Thu. Mar 2, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217 546-4531
oslschool@gmail.com
http://www.oursaviors-school.org/

Experience your child’s potential to soar with an “Education on Eagle’s Wings!”

 

Join us for our Preschool – 8th Grade Open House to see for yourself what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. We are an excellent, Christ-centered Preschool through 8th grade school.

 

All are welcome! No reservations needed.

The Vine Conference (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
https://lincolnchristian.edu/news-events/annual-events/thevine/

The Vine Conference is a weekend retreat to engage and challenge high school students (grades 9-12) to own their faith and to draw deeper into the Word.

 

Join us as we explore God’s Word through engaging sessions, dynamic worship, interactive breakouts, and much more!

 

Students can expect to leave on Saturday feeling challenged, encouraged, and spurred on in their faith.

 

The Vine Conference is also a great opportunity to get a taste of college life. Conference attendees will stay in the dorms, interact with current LCU students, and spend time with the LCU professors who will be teaching breakout sessions.

 

The Vine Conference 2017 is scheduled for March 31-April 1 on the campus of Lincoln Christian University (LCU). It’s open to all students grades 9-12 who want to learn about the Gospel message and have a blast doing it.

 

LCU welcomes youth group and individual registries at the above Web site.