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Concerts

Jordan Feliz in Concert (Mon. Jan 23, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Thrive Ministries Bethel Campus
1208 3rd Ave.
Fulton, IL 61252
(815) 441-5453 or (815) 589-2501
http://www.bandsintown.com/event/13443995?artist=Jordan+Feliz&affil_code=js_jordanfeliz.com

Compassion International presents The Beloved Tour!

 

The tour features Dove Awards New Artist of the Year Jordan Feliz, Dan Bremnes, and Grayson/Reed. You don't want to miss it!

 

Tickets are $15 and are general admission.

 

The concert will be held at Thrive Ministries Bethel Campus in Fulton, IL.

 

To purchase tickets, call either of the two phone numbers listed above.

Poverty Cure Movie (Fri. Jan 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Family Resources Center
415 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 966-0385
smeismer@ccdop.org

Catholic Charities will be hosting the showing of Poverty Cure in three parts. It will be shown on Fridays January 27, February 3 and February 10.

 

You can send your RSVPs and questions to Suzie Meismer by calling the number or emailing the address listed above.

 

We are the hands and feet of Jesus to the world. Come join the conversation!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Jan 29, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Carrollton in concert (Sun. Jan 29, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 N Jackson
Clinton, IL 61727
217-935-3139
https://www.itickets.com/events/368606

Come out and see Carrollton live! This will be a great show for all ages!

 

Tickets are available by calling the church, Monday through Thursday, at the phone number listed above. You can also purchase tickets online at the website listed above.

 

Rows 1-7 are $15.00 and all other seating is $10.00 per ticket. A group discount is available for groups of 10 or more - that makes each ticket $8.00.

 

The concert benefits the charity Mission Pre-born.

Poverty Cure Movie (Fri. Feb 3, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Family Resources Center
415 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 966-0385
smeismer@ccdop.org

Catholic Charities will be hosting the showing of Poverty Cure in three parts. It will be shown on Fridays January 27, February 3 and February 10.

 

You can send your RSVPs and questions to Suzie Meismer by calling the number or emailing the address listed above.

 

We are the hands and feet of Jesus to the world. Come join the conversation!

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Feb 5, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"Sons of Anarchy" Featured Topic at Christ in the Culture (Wed. Feb 8, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.787.2323 / 217.522.8151
christintheculture@trinity-lutheran.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church's popular discussion series "Christ in the Culture" returns on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm.

 

The featured topic for tonight's discussion is the TV show "Sons of Anarchy." Often described as "Hamlet on Harleys," is Sons of Anarchy more than just a 21st century update of Shakespeare's tragic play? What religious themes (grace, sacrifice, obedience and rebelliousness, redemption, faith, and peace) were depicted in this seven-season TV show? Or was there any religion at all in the series?

 

You can get more information, or email any questions to be discussed on Feb. 8, via the email and phone numbers listed above.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

Poverty Cure Movie (Fri. Feb 10, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Family Resources Center
415 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 966-0385
smeismer@ccdop.org

Catholic Charities will be hosting the showing of Poverty Cure in three parts. It will be shown on Fridays January 27, February 3 and February 10.

 

You can send your RSVPs and questions to Suzie Meismer by calling the number or emailing the address listed above.

 

We are the hands and feet of Jesus to the world. Come join the conversation!

Barry Cloyd and Friends (Sat. Feb 11, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr.
Peoria, IL 61616
309-686-3360
mmiller@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

The woods ring with music at Forest Park Nature Center's monthly concert series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters and folk musicians.

 

In February, Barry Cloyd and Friends will perform. Barry has been performing across America for years, but his roots run deep here in Peoria. An accomplished songwriter and exceptional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and historian, Barry always pulls in an exceptional line-up of musicians for this annual show to the hometown crowd.

 

$10/adult, $9/ages 12 and under, $8/CORE members

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Feb 12, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Winter Jam (Sun. Feb 12, 2017 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602
http://2017.jamtour.com/shows/peoria-il

Winter Jam 2017 is coming to the Peoria Civic Center!

 

Doors open and the Pre-Jam Party begin at 5 p.m. The main show will start at 6.

 

This year's lineup of artists includes Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Andy Mineo, Sadie Robertson, Colton Dixon, and more! You can find more information at the website listed above.

 

Jam Nation members receive free and early admission! Members can enter at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Sidewalk Prophets Concert (Thu. Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

*Please note this show uses haze and includes strobing lights/video. It is not recommended for those prone to seizures.

 

Join Sidewalk Prophets for an inspiring, creative, and one-of-a-kind event. During the night, you'll hear the hit songs you have come to love weaved seamlessly with Wander Creative's short film debut "The Prodigal." The end result is something truly powerful.

 

The band has gone to great lengths to make the show affordable for everyone.

 

Ticket Options
-$10 General Admission - This ticket will get you in the door for one of the best concerts around. Get yours today before they sellout!

-$25 Early Entry / FastPass (LIMITED!) - Early entry to the show. Gets you a chance at the best seats in the house. Doors open 30 minutes prior to general admission doors (approx 90 minutes prior to show start). Join the band as they get to the heart of the show during their nightly pre-show devotionals. Receive a limited-edition FastPass tour lanyard.

-$100 VIP After Party Experience (VERY LIMITED!) - Early entry to the show (get the best seats!). Gets you in the doors 30 minutes prior to general admission doors (approx 90 minutes prior to show start). Join the band as they get to the heart of the show during their nightly pre-show devotionals. Skip to the front of the line to meet the band after the show. Receive a limited-edition VIP FastPass tour lanyard and a limited-edition, autographed Prodigal Tour poster. Get access to the Prodigal Tour Exclusive VIP After Party. The after party includes snacks and private hang time with the band after the show is over. Ask the band the questions you've always wanted to know, take photos, and take part in a private acoustic performance from the band.

 

Bring your family, invite a friend, or invite a stranger - don't miss it! You can buy tickets at the above Web site.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Sat. Feb 18, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970
815-993-6585
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Valentines Weekend Concert!

 

Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-­platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin'InTheDark" and "Mr.Bojangles," multiple Grammy, IBMA, and CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr.Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014, "Fishin' In the Dark" was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA.

 

Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-­stop touring in their 50th year together. Recent tour stops included Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and many more. The plans for their 50th Anniversary will be extensive! On September 14th, 2015 they played to a sold-out crowd at The Historic Ryman Auditorium with some close friends to film a 50th Anniversary Special which airs on PBS.

 

Watseka Theatre is a 1931, Art Deco, 375-seat theatre located in Central Illinois, 92 miles from Chicago.

 

All Ages. Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner & bar. Showtime is 7:00pm.

 

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, or via the phone or Web site listed above.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Feb 19, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

FIREPROOF - Free Chillicothe Christian Film (Mon. Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Town Theatre
1029 N 2nd St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-253-6947
Rich@MenofAIM.org
http://www.menofaim.org/movies/chilli

This is the fifth free film hosted by Men of AIM/HOI Christian Movie Central in partnership with SEVEN area churches.

 

Doors open at 6, and the film starts at 6:30 in the main theater. If necessary - please help us make it necessary - another showing will begin at 6:45 in the second theater. We have repeatedly been asked "when FIREPROOF," so the answer is February.

 

ABOUT THE FILM: In the wake of his daring rescue of a complete stranger, decorated firefighter Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) realizes the extent to which he has failed as a husband. In a desperate attempt to save his relationship with his wife, Catherine (Erin Bethea), Holt turns to "The Love Dare," a Christian self-help book. At the prompting of his devout father, John (Harris Malcom) -- and guided by the book itself -- Holt embarks on a 40-day mission to rescue his marriage from the looming specter of divorce.

 

Donations will be accepted (by a box to the side - NO 'passing the hat') towards future films nights. Each event has the cost of the theater rental and film license.

 

Please invite others to the Facebook event page.

Sportmans Dinner (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical Free Church
1300 E Chestnut
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-4278
office@cantonefree.com
http://cantonefc.com

Our 2nd Annual Sportsmans Dinner - The evening will include a catered dinner, door prizes ranging from hunting gear to gift cards, and a presentation from Jeremy Harrill, a North Carolina Wildlife Officer/Game Warden.

 

Jeremy is the founder of a Sportsman's Ministry called "Heart of a Sportsman," who have helped produce 3 hunting DVD's. Those DVD's have shared the Gospel with over 100,000 sportsmen around the world.

Head East (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 993-6585
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work, and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “THERE’S NEVER BEEN ANY REASON (Save My Life)" has long-been considered by many radio stations across the country as "The Rock & Roll National Anthem." For more than four decades, the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!”

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar.

 

Watseka Theatre is a 1931 art deco 375-seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago.

 

Tickets $35 and are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815-993-6585, or watsekatheatre.com

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Feb 26, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Mar 5, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Mar 12, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.