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Maundy Thursday Drama (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church- Parish Life Center
1617 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.827.6121
christine@stjohnsbloomington.org
http://www.stjohnsbloomington.org/2015/03/01/holy-week-schedule/

What went through the minds of the disciples at the moment in the upper room when Jesus tells them someone will betray him. In a special Maundy Thursday drama "Am I the One?" 13 men take on the roles of Jesus and the disciples, fully and authentically costumed giving powerful portrayals. You will hear the disciples reveal their inspiring stories and wrangle with who will betray Jesus, asking "Is it I?"

 

The drama will occur at both 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.

Northminster Maundy Thursday Worship (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
309.691.6322
office@northminster.us
http://www.northminster.us/home

No week in the church’s calendar is filled with more power and emotion than Holy Week––the week leading up to the resurrection of Jesus.

 

Come and join us for the Maundy Thursday service where we hope you will have a moving encounter with the cross, the events that led up to it, and the people who were broken by it.

 

This service will include open Communion. We invite you and your whole family to come.

Coleta United Methodist Maundy Thursday Service (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Coleta United Methodist Church
112 N Main
Coleta, IL 61081
815.336.2226
http://www.coletaumc.org/index.html

Coleta United Methodist will be having a Maundy Thursday service. All are invited!

Maundy Thursday Drama (Thu. Apr 2, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church- Parish Life Center
1617 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.827.6121
christine@stjohnsbloomington.org
http://www.stjohnsbloomington.org/2015/03/01/holy-week-schedule/

What went through the minds of the disciples at the moment in the upper room when Jesus tells them someone will betray him. In a special Maundy Thursday drama "Am I the One?" 13 men take on the roles of Jesus and the disciples, fully and authentically costumed giving powerful portrayals. You will hear the disciples reveal their inspiring stories and wrangle with who will betray Jesus, asking "Is it I?"

 

The drama will occur at both 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.

Coleta United Methodist Easter Egg Hunt (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Coleta United Methodist Church
112 N Main
Coleta, IL 61081
815.336.2226
http://www.coletaumc.org/index.html

Coleta United Methodist will be having an Easter egg hunt on Good Friday.

 

All ages are invited! The event will take place at Coleta Park.

Easter Service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 10:45 am)

Contact Info:

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene
411 13th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
http://www.sterlingnaz.com/

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene will celebrate Easter with services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Fellowship time will occur between services.  All are invited to attend!

"What's So Good About Good Friday?" Art Show (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 11:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Presbyterian Church- Church Atrium
404 N. Prairie Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Art Circle: 309-310-2093. Second Pres Church: (309) 828-6297
artcirclebn@gmail.com
https://secondpres.ccbchurch.com/w_calendar.php?group_id=&ax=&display_mode=month&search_flag=1&srch%5Bmonth%5D=04&srch%5Byear%5D=2015&srch%5Bcampus%5D=all

The sixth annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” art show focuses on area artists’ reflections on Good Friday and their Christian faith. The exhibit coincides with Downtown Bloomington’s First Friday events and the show is organized by Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal in conjunction with Second Presbyterian Church.

 

The artists will be at a reception with refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m. The art will be on display through Monday, April 6. Second Presbyterian’s solemn Good Friday worship service at 7:30 p.m. follows the artists’ reception. The compelling Good Friday service features scripture reading with diminishing light, art and music until the sanctuary is dark and quiet.

 

“Artists often create works specifically for this show because it is a special opportunity to express their Christian faith through art,” Angel Ambrose, one of the leaders of Art Circle, said. “People who come to the exhibit find it a spiritually uplifting experience.”

 

The “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” show began six years ago when Downtown Bloomington’s First Friday art activities also coincided with Good Friday. Since then, the Good Friday exhibit at Second Presbyterian has grown with more artists. Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the show. The Good Friday exhibit features art by Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal members, Second Presbyterian Church members, local artists from many Christian churches, and students from several schools including Calvary Christian Academy in Normal.

Good Friday Worship Service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
309.691.6322
office@northminster.us
http://www.northminster.us/calendar

A time of remembering and focusing on the last words of Jesus on the cross. This service will be led by the youth of Northminster.

Coleta United Methodist Good Friday Service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Coleta United Methodist Church
112 N Main
Coleta, IL 61081
815.336.2226
http://www.coletaumc.org/index.html

Coleta United Methodist will be having a Good Friday service. All are invited!

 

Good Friday Service (Fri. Apr 3, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene
411 13th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
http://www.sterlingnaz.com/events/

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene will hold their Good Friday service. All are invited to attend.

Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

New Hope Baptist Church
902 W 12th St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.625.6696
http://newhoperockfalls.com/

New Hope Baptist Church will be having an Easter egg hunt for all children ages 4 to 5th grade. 

 

Please use the contact information above if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Free Clothing Giveaway and Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Spirit and Truth Ministries
3519 Sheffield Rd
Springfield, IL 62703
217.717.8170
http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/calendar.aspx?list_by=calendar_month&begin_date=4/1/2015%2012:00:00%20AM&ci=G1L6I3I3F0N8O9L6I3&igd=

Spirit and Truth Ministries is having their annual Easter Egg hunt along with a FREE clothing drive. There will be FREE pony rides, a FREE inflatable slide, FREE games and prizes, concessions, and 21 different area vendors selling their items. A fun-filled, family event. 

 

The Easter egg hunt times are:

Ages 1-3 at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 4-6  at 10:45 a.m.

Ages 7-12 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Also, please join us for Easter morning service, Sunday, April 5th at 11:30 a.m.!

Community Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Mossville United Methodist Church
1015 E Mossville Road
Peoria, IL 61615
309.579.2147
mumc@mossvilleumc.org
http://www.mossvilleumc.org/

Please join us for a free community Easter Egg Hunt at Mossville United Methodist Church for 6th graders and under.  There will be prize eggs and light snacks and refreshments afterwards.  Grab your basket and come on out!

Easter Eggstravaganza (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene
411 13th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
http://www.sterlingnaz.com/events/

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene invites you to their Easter Eggstravaganza!

 

There will be two showtimes, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. This FREE show will have music, games, and activities. An egg hunt follows each show.

 

Questions? Please visit the website or contact above.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt/Carnival (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt. Hawley Community Church
6900 N. Mt. Hawley Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614
309.643.9832
mail@mthawley.org
http://www.mhcchurch.org/

Come enjoy an afternoon of FUN, FUN, FUN!!  Easter Egg Hunt starts at 1:00 for ages 1-12 years old.  Then, have some fun in bouncy houses, facepainting, photo booth, games, prizes, popcorn and cookies!

Community Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
411 W Lake Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
309.682.5491
http://fbcpeoria.org/

Children from preschool to 12 years old are invited to take part in an Easter egg hunt, games, and a visit from the Easter bunny at First Baptist Church in Peoria. Cookies and punch will be available.

 

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

Easter Eggstravaganza (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene
411 13th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
http://www.sterlingnaz.com/events/

Sterling First Church of the Nazarene invites you to their Easter Eggstravaganza!

 

There will be two showtimes, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. This FREE show will have music, games, and activities. An egg hunt follows each show.

 

Questions? Please visit the website or contact above.

Living Last Supper (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Church of the Nazarene
13192 N US 24 Hwy
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.547.2023
office@lewistownnaz.com

Church of the Lewistown presents a live re-enactment of Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper, in which Jesus tells his disciples, “One of you will betray me.” The drama unfolds as each disciple asks, “Is it I?”

 

For more information, please call the phone number above.

Community Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Apr 4, 2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Christian (at Prayer and Justice Center)
3703 Ireland Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.287.3242
danj@networkchristian.org
http://networkchristian.org/events/community-easter-egg-hunt/

Join Network Christian Church for their annual after dark Easter Egg hunt.  Face painting, popcorn, egg games, short Easter message, egg hunt and prizes.  Don't miss out! 

 

WEATHER PERMITTING, bring your flashlight and bag and come join the fun.

Easter Bonanza / Egg Hunt (Sun. Apr 5, 2015 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
pastorgrant@blmbc.net
http://www.blmbc.net

It’s an Easter Bonanza at the Bloomington Baptist Church! Services will begin Easter Sunday at 8:00 A.M. with a special Easter message. A pitch-in breakfast and “Search the Church” Easter Egg Hunt will follow. This event is free and no registration is required.

 

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