Family Calendar & Concerts

Fri. Apr 25, 2014

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Apr 25, 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.

Youth Gospel Fest (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come see the first Youth Gospel Fest with motivational speaker Annette Williams and guest speaker Minister Aaron Bailey.


Plus performances by Emeric Martin, AJ Gordon, Joshua Copper, and many more!


Admission is $3 for ages 12 and under; $5 for ages 13 and up.

"Jesus, I Trust in You" (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Catholic Charismatic spring Retreat, "Jesus, I trust in You" Retreat Master is Fr. Terry Cassidy. Join us in this two day retreat to ponder and explore our ability and our willingness to pray, "Jesus, I trust in You," with true surrender and hope in our hearts. Preregistration is required. Contact Norma at the contact information provided.  Please send registration checks to Nazareth House of Retreat - P.O. Box 165, Henry, IL 61537.

Biblical Imagination Conference and Concert with Michael Card (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Singer/songwriter, Bible teacher, and author Michael Card will bring the Biblical Imagination Conference, "Matthew: The Gospel of Identity," to Christ Church (PCA) in Normal, Illinois April 25-26, 2014. The Sunday night concert will be held at East White Oak Bible Church, so that we can accommodate more people (as the 2012 concert filled our sanctuary).


You can purchase conference tickets (which includes the concert) or concert-only tickets at the website link listed above. Conference (includes the concert) tickets are now $48; after February 25, $58. Tickets for the concert only are now $13; after February 25, $18.


If you are coming from out of town, we are excited to offer special conference hotel rates at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel. Just mention the Biblical Imagination Conference, and you will get a $79 rate on a standard room, which includes their breakfast buffet. Reservations need to be made by April 18 to receive this rate.


More information about the Biblical Imagination Conference can be found at the conference site link above. Additional Biblical Imagination Conference and Michael Card resources can be found at:


We hope you can join us for the conference and/or concert. Please pass this information along to others you feel may have an interest. If you have any questions at all, please contact Bill Pence by email or phone.

Apache Homeschool Convention (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 8:00 pm)

The 25th APACHE (Association of Peoria Area Home Educators) Convention will take place at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Registration is now open and the cost is $35 for members and $60 for non-members.


Speakers include Dr. Rob Rienow of Visionary Family, Jeannie Fulbright of Apologia, and Dr. Tommy Mitchell of Answers in Genesis (among others)!


Please go to for more info and to register!