Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Conferences/Seminars'

Adoption Informational Meeting (Thu. Jul 28, 2016 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Gateway Woods Family Services Illinois
923 Detroit Court, Ste 3
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 266-0767

Gateway Woods Family Services Illinois, a private, Hague accredited adoption agency, would like to invite anyone interested in adoption to an informational meeting at their office to learn about domestic, international, and embryo adoption.


The meeting will cover the basics of different types of private adoption, the home study process, training requirements, fees, and placement process.

Questions and discussion are welcome.


An RSVP is kindly requested, although not required. RSVP by email or by calling the number above. 

Charismatic Revival Conference (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 8:00 am - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Embassy Suites
100 Conference Center Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 636-9622


The Catholic Diocese of Peoria presents the 30th Annual Charismatic Conference featuring Walter Matthews, Barabara Lanzdorf Heil, and Dan Duet.


Visit the website above for a full schedule, to reserve a hotel room, or for more information!

"TrainScapes" Family Workshop (Sat. Aug 6, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603

Do you have a cool train set with tracks and cars but no trees or buildings? At "TrainScapes," bring your train set and build some fun terrain to surround it.


Family Workshops are for children ages 4-10 and grown-ups of any age. 


Cost is $10/member pair or $20/non-member pair.


Register at or 309-323-6900. 

Leadership Summit (Thu. Aug 11, 2016 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Multiple Locations
Peoria, Normal,
Sterling, & Springfield
(800) 570-9812

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. You are invited to join an expected 305,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2016. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place at an additional 675+ sites in 125 countries and 59 languages.


Attendance at the Willow Creek campus provides the energy of an expected 7,000 attendees experiencing programming and most speakers in person. Premier Host Sites are preferred by some attendees for convenience, afford-ability, and connectivity to the church in their region.


Satellite locations include:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling


For more information, visit the website above, call or email.


"Kinetic Creations" Kid Workshop (Sat. Aug 20, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603

At "Kinetic Creations," discover the work of some fantastic artists who create sculpture in motion, and make your own art with moving parts.


Kid Workshops are for kids aged 8-12 years old.


Register by either calling the number above or visiting the Peoria Playhouse website. Admission is $10/member pair or $20/non-member pair.

In Her Cherished Heart Conference (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish Center
1930 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
(309) 339-7918

Join women's speaker Lisa Hendey as she presents themes from her book, "The Grace of YES: 8 Virtues for Generous Living".


Lisa is a mom, author, blogger, and nationally-known speaker. She will share her personal experiences and practical tips to living out a generous YES to God's beautiful plan for each and every woman's life.


Lunch will be provided, along with goody bags and giveaways!


Mother's Room is available for children under 1 year of age. 


Visit the link above for more information or to register!

Set the Captives Free Conference 2016 (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Crowne Plaza
3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703

A conference of people whose lives have been transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. They are given a platform to share their testimonies. We will hear from people with a history of drugs, alcohol, sex slaves industry, abortion, religion, marriage and many many more topics. They have overcome the enemy by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.


We have a Praise and Worship team, ministers to pray while the event is taking place, and Bibles to pass out.


Come join us at the Crown Plaza on Dirksen. 

Fight Night (Sat. Sep 17, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church
501 Hazel Dell Rd.
Springfield, IL 62712

WCIC presents Fight Night, led by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.


Fight Night is a fun date night filled with humor, fresh insight, and practical strategies for turning conflict into a means for deeper intimacy. It’s for couples of any stage - newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged - anyone wanting to strengthen communication and improve their relationship.


Tickets are $20 per person and go on sale Thursday, August 4th at 9 a.m. at Seating will be General Admission.


 WCIC will be giving away a pair of tickets the week of August 15th during He Said/She Said!


Peoria Mayor's Prayer Breakfast (Thu. Oct 20, 2016 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
501 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602

Michael Franzese, former mob boss of the Colombo Crime Family in New York, will be the guest speaker.


Tickets are $35 or a table of ten for $350.