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Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am - 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

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from the Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each. This is the last chance to stop by The Christian Center to see their selection!

Pro Life Pastor's Dinner (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Corpus Christi Parish Center
273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Il 61401
309.343.2852

Guest Speaker will be Kristan Hawkins, the Executive Director of Students for Life of America.

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Oct 26, 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.

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Oct 28, 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!

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 30, 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.

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 through Oct. 6th. After Oct. 6th, the cost is $70 per person. The price includes dinner, dessert, two 5x7 photos per family, a white rose, and a special gift for each daughter. 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.

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

.
Grace Church, 1325 E Jefferson, Morton, IL
.
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)

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 

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.

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

.
Grace Church, 1325 E Jefferson, Morton, IL
.
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!

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:

.
Grace Church, 1325 E Jefferson, Morton, IL
.
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 21, 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)

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

.
Grace Church, 1325 E Jefferson, Morton, IL
.
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. Dec 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)

Men's Accountability Group & Chess Competition Fellowship (Sat. Dec 13, 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.

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Dec 16, 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

Building Better Moms (Fri. Dec 19, 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)