Family Calendar & Concerts
Journey To The Cross (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 9:00 am - 9:00 pm)
Leading up to Easter this year we are excited to be presenting our Journey to the Cross worship experience as a way to point people to Jesus and His work on our behalf. Lakeside's worship arts ministry will be transforming the entire building into meditative rooms that each portray an event leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
One room will be set up as the garden where Jesus prayed. Another will depict the scene of His betrayal. The final room will represent Jesus’ burial tomb. Each room will have things to taste, touch, hear and smell as well as powerful prayers and other elements to help to meditate on what Christ experienced and went through out of love for us. What a wonderful way to tell the story of God's love in a way that is unforgettable.
Family Good Friday Service (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 10:00 am)
First United Methodist Church Peoria invites all to come with their children to our annual Good Friday Family service. Good Friday can be a difficult day for children to understand. Using songs and symbols, the service is done in a way to help children experience Good Friday in a way suitable to their age.
Good Friday Blood Drive (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Ignite Church in downtown Peoria is kicking off their Easter celebration in an unconventional way: by hosting a Good Friday Blood Drive. On Good Friday millions of Americans will remember the blood that Jesus shed in order to save humanity. We can think of no better way to remember and celebrate His sacrifice, than by giving our blood to save others.
So on Good Friday from 1:00-5:00 p.m., Ignite Church will partner with the American Red Cross to host a Good Friday Blood Drive for the community at the Peoria Civic Center in room 220 (park and enter at Monroe St. entrance). All eligible donors age 16 (with parental consent) and older are invited to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome! For more information or to pre-register you can email the church or call the phone number provided above.
Donating blood can save up to THREE lives! It only takes about 15 minutes and free snacks are provided for all participants. Come celebrate Christ's sacrifice and participate in this life saving event.
Trinity Lutheran Celebrates Easter (Church Services) (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 1:10 pm - 7:30 pm)
Good Friday Services at 1:10 pm (Communion) and 6:30 pm (Tennebrae).
Second Presbyterian Hosts Fifth Annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” Art Exhibit (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Join local and regional artists in an expressive journey as they present their reflections on Good Friday as well as other elements of Christian faith. All art will be displayed in the atrium of Second Presbyterian Church.
The public is invited to the fifth annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” show. Light refreshments will be served during the evening reception.
David Barton, Pastor at Second Pres, describes, "The theme of this exhibit is centered on why Jesus Christ's crucifixion and death were good. Jesus was born to die and then to live again." Luke 24:46-47 says, “and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.”
The art exhibit will close with a Good Friday worship service at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at Second Pres. The Good Friday story is told through scripture with light diminishing and a variety of music and art until the sanctuary is completely dark and quiet.
All are welcome to attend. This art show began five years ago when Good Friday coincided with First Friday, a monthly art event in downtown Bloomington. This art exhibit has grown significantly over the years, reaching more than a thousand viewers in 2013. The Good Friday art exhibit features members of Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal, members of Second Presbyterian Church, local and regional artists, and students from Calvary Christian Academy.
Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.
"The Story" An Easter Musical (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 6:30 pm)
Based on the book by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee...
"The Story tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves His children, who established for them a way of salvation, and provided a route to eternity; and this same God is alive and active today--still listening, still acting, still pouring out His grace on us. Listen for God's call on your life, as He helps you write your own story!"
This musical will be presented by the HTBC Worship ministry on Friday, April 18th at 6:30 p.m. and then again on Saturday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information or check us out on the web.
Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 6:30 pm)
Come out to the Monthly Jam Session on the 3rd Friday of every month. People come from all around to listen to steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet, accordion and a ventriloquist. All are welcome to attend. Snacks are provided after the service.
Living Rock Assembly Church
1208 E. Duryea Avenue
A free-will offering will be taken for Missions. Giving is not required. The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs. Therefore, we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.
Good Friday Tenebrae Worship Service (Fri. Apr 18, 2014 7:00 pm)
The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness." In this dramatic service on Good Friday, all of the lights and candles on the altar are gradually extinguished until the room is in complete darkness. At the moment of darkness, a loud noise occurs symbolizing the death of Jesus. We invite all to join us as we follow Jesus to the Cross.