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WorshipVoice: Vocal Skills Workshop (Fri. Feb 27, 2015 7:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Christian Church
1500 N Airport Road
Normal, IL 61761
309.451.5023
ablackwell@eastviewcc.org
http://www.worshipvoice.com

All singers are invited to join us for WorshipVoice, a vocal skills workshop designed to teach and improve vocal technique and development for all levels.  

 

Scott and Vonda Dyer, long time music staff at Willow Creek Community Church, will host WorshipVoice: Master Skills & Worship Values Workshop on February 27 & 28.

 

Friday's session will last from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday's sessions will last from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Cost for non-ECC members is $75/person OR $300/group (unlimited number). So bring your whole team or choir for a great weekend of teaching, fellowship, and musical worship!

 

To register or learn more, please visit the website above.

Steeling the Mind Bible Conference (Sat. Feb 28, 2015 9:00 am - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Groveland Missionary Church
5043 E Queenwood Rd
Groveland, IL 61554
309.387.6311
STAFF@COMPASS.ORG
http://compass.org/conferences/peoria-illinois-2015/

Steeling the Mind comes to the Midwest!  For twenty years Steeling the Mind Conferences have been held all over the country in major cities like Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix and more.  Now Steeling is coming to Peoria!

 

This one-day conference features renowned Bible scholars (Mike Gendron, Dr. J. B. Hixson, Dr. Andy Woods, Shahram Hadian, Russ Miller) on a variety of biblical topics such as Last Days Evangelism, False Prophets in the Last Days, The Rapture, The Rise of Islam, Money Matters, and Apologetics: Proving the Bible Is Accurate.

 

Join hundreds of other like-minded believers to learn how to make wise decisions to better be used by the Lord with our families, friends and coworkers. Check out the speakers and topics designed to steel your mind in these last days!

 

So grab your Bible, get excited, and come join us for a day jam-packed with encouragement, information, and TRUTH! It's time to STEEL YOUR MIND with God's awesome truth!

 

Visit the website above for more information and registration details.

First-Time Home Buyer Workshop (Sat. Feb 28, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First State Bank of Illinois
9000 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
309.687.4877
assistant@homewardgroup.com
https://www.firststateil.com/about/central-community-involvement

You're invited to a First-Time Home Buyer Workshop! At this free home buyer workshop, we will help you navigate the home buying process from start to finish - from finding a lender to closing on your new home.

 

Topics will include: reviewing your financial picture, looking for a home, getting a loan, negotiating a contract, having inspections, and even the pluses and minuses of buying a foreclosure.

 

There will be time for questions and copies of The House Hunt: A Guide to Buying Your First House will be available. Presenters are local professionals: Tim Johnson (ReMax Unlimited, Peoria) and Stacy Byrd (First State Bank of IL, Peoria)

 

Please register in advance at www.HomewardGroup.com or by calling the phone number above.

Dave Ramsey Legacy Journey Class (Sun. Mar 1, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Christian Church
1500 Airport Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
309-664-2600
peter.falstad@gmail.com
http://www.daveramsey.com

Eastview Christian Church will again host the Legacy Journey class with Dave Ramsey, January 18th through March 1st.  The class is on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  We will be discussing topics like how much is enough, what the Bible says about wealth, and is wealth really evil?

 

There is a kit required for the class available at DaveRamsey.com or Harvest Bookstore at Eastview Church.

 

 

Financial Peace University (Wed. Mar 4, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.3155
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/53223/class/267901

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Restoring Broken Pieces (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 8:15 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heavensview Christian Fellowship
602 W. Richmond Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606
309.682.2360
heavensview.cfc@gmail.com
http://www.heavensviewcf.org/

We will have our 7th seminar in the Restoring Broken Pieces series, "Weeding Your Garden." This event begins with a continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m.,  the seminar starts at 9:00 a.m., and finishes at noon. This is open to the public and free to all ladies who attend. The church is right behind Peoria High School.

 

Please call the number above to RSVP so we can have a count for the food. Come to see what God has prepared for you and enjoy our special entertainment!

SCHEELS Fish Fest (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-fish-fest-9/

Whether you're an experienced angler or just learning to bait a hook, there's something for the whole family at SCHEELS Fish Fest!

 

Visit with a variety of vendors including: Shimano, Seaguar, Lew's, Angler Assets, Falcon Graphite Rods, Lowrance, B 'n' M Pole Company, Southern Pro, Duckett Fishing, and more!

 

Meet & Greet with Mark Menendez, Bassmaster elite pro tournament angler.

 

A Kids Activity area will be available with games, activities, tattoos and FREE giveaways from Berkley and Plano (while supplies last).

 

IN-STORE HOT BUYS MARCH 7 ONLY! (While supplies last. Springfield, IL SCHEELS ONLY.) Register to win a $500 SCHEELS Gift Card & Other great prizes!

The Light Kids Conference (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St
Washington, Il 61571
309.444.7182
info@kidsconference.org
http://www.kidsconference.org/

The Light Kids Conference is a one day event designed for children in grades 1-5. The purpose of the Light Kids Conference is to get kids excited about their faith and their walk with Jesus.

Kids Klub-Come Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday (Mon. Mar 9, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/kids-klub-celebrate-dr-seusss-birthday-party/

Come one, come all. A Seuss party that’s sure to be a ball. Thing One and Thing Two will roll in with fun games and crafts for y’all! All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! FREE birthday treats and favors!

Financial Peace University (Wed. Mar 11, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.3155
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/53223/class/267901

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Hearts at Home National Conference--Thursday Night Expo (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois State University
100 N University St.
Normal, IL 61761
http://www.heartsathome.org/index.php/events/national-2015

Hearts at Home is excited to host an Open House in the Exposition Hall at Bone Student Center on the campus of Illinois State University on Thursday, March 12 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. This is FREE and open to the public. It will feature shopping, giveaways, and opportunities to meet some of the speakers. It’s also a great opportunity for moms who are already registered to pick up their conference bags. Walk up registration will be open throughout the event.

Hearts at Home National Conference (Fri. Mar 13, 2015 8:30 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois State University
100 N University St.
Normal, IL 61761
http://www.heartsathome.org/index.php/events/national-2015

More than 7,500 women are anticipated to attend "WOW MOM! Unleash your superpower!," the 2015 Hearts at Home National Conference, on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.

 

The conference features over 30 workshops, inspirational main session speakers, and a broad scope of resources, all designed to help every mother EMBRACE and UNLEASH the combination of talents and qualities the make up their own unique “superpowers.”

 

The main sessions feature key note speakers Dr. Gary Chapman and Lysa TerKeurst. Dr. Gary Chapman is an expert on improving or healing our more important relationships. His own life experience, plus over 35 years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish the Love Language series.

 

Inspiring author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and is a New York Times bestselling author. As a speaker, she encourages women to love who they are right now and live life as an adventure of faith!

 

Seriously funny guy Ken Davis is this year’s guest for Moms' Night Out, the ultimate girls’ night out! A Hearts at Home favorite, a mixture of side-splitting humor and his powerful insights on living fully alive have inspired audiences around the world.

 

Best Value Registration ends February 18th. Late registration is available (space permitting) up to the event dates. Conference pricing increases by $30 if you register late. Pricing:

  • $98 for one day or $150 for two days before February 18th
  • $15 for a Moms' Night Out ticket, with conference registration
  • $20 for a Moms' Night Out ticket, without conference registration 

 

You can register online at the above link.

Hearts at Home National Conference (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 10:30 am - 3:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois State University
100 N University St.
Normal, IL 61761
http://www.heartsathome.org/index.php/events/national-2015

More than 7,500 women are anticipated to attend "WOW MOM! Unleash your superpower!," the 2015 Hearts at Home National Conference, on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.

 

The conference features over 30 workshops, inspirational main session speakers, and a broad scope of resources, all designed to help every mother EMBRACE and UNLEASH the combination of talents and qualities the make up their own unique “superpowers.”

 

The main sessions feature key note speakers Dr. Gary Chapman and Lysa TerKeurst. Dr. Gary Chapman is an expert on improving or healing our more important relationships. His own life experience, plus over 35 years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish the Love Language series.

 

Inspiring author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and is a New York Times bestselling author. As a speaker, she encourages women to love who they are right now and live life as an adventure of faith!

 

Seriously funny guy Ken Davis is this year’s guest for Moms' Night Out, the ultimate girls’ night out! A Hearts at Home favorite, a mixture of side-splitting humor and his powerful insights on living fully alive have inspired audiences around the world.

 

Best Value Registration ends February 18th. Late registration is available (space permitting) up to the event dates. Conference pricing increases by $30 if you register late. Pricing:

  • $98 for one day or $150 for two days before February 18th
  • $15 for a Moms' Night Out ticket, with conference registration
  • $20 for a Moms' Night Out ticket, without conference registration 

 

You can register online at the above link.

Financial Peace University (Wed. Mar 18, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.3155
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/53223/class/267901

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Heartseekers Women's Weekend Retreat (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethel Baptist Church
1196 N. Academy St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
3093515353
heartseekers.inc@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/heartseekersgalesburg

The 21st annual Heartseekers Women’s Weekend Retreat will feature speaker Lisa Harper, a gifted communicator and author of 10 books.  Lisa previously served as Director of Women’s Ministries for Focus on the Family, and has been a featured speaker on the Women of Faith tours and at many multi-denominational events.  

 

Worship will be led by Christian Music Artist, Laura Cooksey.  Laura has appeared on TBN and has provided backing vocals on several award-winning albums, and to sang with numerous recording artists, including Mandisa, Natalie Grant, and Nicole C. Mullen.

 

Early Bird registration is available through March 1.  For more information, contact Heartseekers at the e-mail address above or visit us on Facebook at the website above.

    

 *Early Bird:  Weekend Retreat - $45 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert);  Friday Only - $25 (includes dessert);  Saturday Only - $30

 

Registration - After March 1, 2014  -  Weekend Retreat - $55 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert); Friday Only - $30.00 [includes dessert]; Saturday Only - $35.00

 

*Special Rates For Teens 13-18

Teens age 13-18 can attend the event for a flat rate of $20 with a paid adult registration. (Includes Friday only, Saturday only, or entire Weekend registrations.)

 

Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 6:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria
101 Holiday St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
815.252.8048
rockford@agme.org
http://www.agme.org/weekends/peoria-illinois/

Marriage Encounter is a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon weekend away for couples who want to take their marriage from good to great. It’s not a retreat; it’s not a seminar. It’s one of a kind—just like your marriage.

 

Here, in a comfortable, secluded environment, expertly trained couples guide you through carefully honed, dynamic communication techniques that open up discussions about money, family, sex, and God.

 

A nonrefundable registration fee of only $75 per couple reserves your place at a Marriage Encounter weekend. Marriage Encounter covers your meals and hotel, and that low cost helps us welcome couples from any walk of life.

 

At the end of the weekend, you’ll have an opportunity to give other couples the chance to change their lives—just like you have.

 

To register, please fill out the registration form on the website above. Questions can be directed to Ken or Lori at the phone number above.

United Marriage Encounter (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawthorn Suites
1 Lyon Ct
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.446.3200
genecher@frontier.com
https://secure-q.net/EventQ/Event/Info?OrgID=UnitedME&EventID=973

United Marriage Encounter is a 48-hour experience to deepen & strengthen your marriage. 

 

Usually the registration fee is $80, but if registration is received on or before Feb 14, 2015, the fee will be $60.00.  Everyone wins when a marriage gets better!

 

See the website listed above for more details or to register.

 

Springfield Iron Sharpens Iron (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 7:00 am - 4:55 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
866.824.8555
http://rpmfm.org/springfield-2/

Iron Sharpens Iron is a national one-day equipping conference for men ages 13-55+, hosted by Relevant Practical Ministry for Men. 

 

Keynote speakers include Jonathan Evans, former NFL fullback, and Dr. John Bryson, founder of a multicultural church and board member of Acts29.

 

Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Visit the website above to register and see the full list of seminars offered.

Heartseekers Women's Weekend Retreat (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 6:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethel Baptist Church
1196 N. Academy St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
3093515353
heartseekers.inc@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/heartseekersgalesburg

The 21st annual Heartseekers Women’s Weekend Retreat will feature speaker Lisa Harper, a gifted communicator and author of 10 books.  Lisa previously served as Director of Women’s Ministries for Focus on the Family, and has been a featured speaker on the Women of Faith tours and at many multi-denominational events.  

 

Worship will be led by Christian Music Artist, Laura Cooksey.  Laura has appeared on TBN and has provided backing vocals on several award-winning albums, and to sang with numerous recording artists, including Mandisa, Natalie Grant, and Nicole C. Mullen.

 

Early Bird registration is available through March 1.  For more information, contact Heartseekers at the e-mail address above or visit us on Facebook at the website above.

    

 *Early Bird:  Weekend Retreat - $45 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert);  Friday Only - $25 (includes dessert);  Saturday Only - $30

 

Registration - After March 1, 2014  -  Weekend Retreat - $55 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert); Friday Only - $30.00 [includes dessert]; Saturday Only - $35.00

 

*Special Rates For Teens 13-18

Teens age 13-18 can attend the event for a flat rate of $20 with a paid adult registration. (Includes Friday only, Saturday only, or entire Weekend registrations.)

 

Kids Klub-Camping, Navigation, & Survival Bracelets (Mon. Mar 23, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/kids-klub-camping-navigation-survival-bracelets/

Join SCHEELS and BSA to learn all about camping, basic navigations and how to make a survival bracelet. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register win some GREAT PRIZES!!