Family Calendar & Concerts

Sun. May 3, 2015

Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Christian Church Annual Garage Sale (Sun. May 3, 2015 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Christian Church
3300 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62711
217.787.7089
http://springfieldfirst22.adventistchurchconnect.org/

The Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Christian Church is having their annual garage sale! This year we promise a HUGE event with items to please everyone! You will find furniture, household items, toys, clothes, tools and more. Bring yourself and your friends!

Jesus Is Real Conference (Sun. May 3, 2015 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pekin Bible Church
2405 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.346.5906
pbcpekin@omnilec.com
http://www.pekinbible.org/

The 'Jesus Is Real' Conference is designed to provide hope in a hopeless world and answers to tough questions that we all face.

 

Carroll Roberson will be leading the conference. He has been preaching the gospel for nearly 30 years and will present real answers in Jesus. He will also be singing at each meeting. Carroll has written over 100 songs and recorded 25 albums. He has a weekly television program on cable networks. He and his wife, Donna, frequently lead tours to Israel.

 

The public is invited and encouraged to bring those who need to know the Lord. The gospel will be shared at each meeting. A love offering will be taken.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. May 3, 2015 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Love Packages
220 Union St
Butler, IL 62015
217.532.6701
info@lovepackages.org
http://lovepackages.org/

Love Packages is a ministry that receives donated Christian materials to send to nations throughout the world that cannot afford them or cannot obtain them. In Butler, IL 20 foot ocean-going containers are fully packed and sent by truck and then barge to such places as India, South Africa, Liberia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

 

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Bible Reference books, Christian books, Christian magazines and Tracts, Christian CD's and DVD's are all packed by catagory and sent to 3rd world countries. Bibles in any condition, Protestant or Catholic are the most requested resource. For this reason we are especially asking for donations of Bibles.

 

Containers are sent out weekly and the cost to send these containers is $3,500 to $6,000 per load. Donations toward this cost is appreciated.

 

With only 3 employees, this ministry depends heavily on volunteers. You may bring a group of any age, for any length of time, to help sort and repackage materials. Two dorms and a kitchen are available at no charge.

 

Below are listed the many places that have provided space to collect donated materials. Please participate as you can.

 

Love Packages: 220 Union, Butler, IL 62015- Open 9-4 M-F, Sat. by appt.- 217.532.6701

 

WPEO Peoria:  Accepts in Aug. and Sept.- 800.728.1020

 

Eastview Baptist Church: 2277 E Black(at Wolfe), Springfield- 8:30-12:30 M-F  217.522.6631

 

Family Christian Bookstore: 3435 Freedom Dr, Springfield- During business hours- 217.793.2085

 

Springfield Chiropractic Clinic: 1045 S 2nd (at Allen)- During business hours- 217.544.5213

 

KMDY: in Carthage at 52 Main St.- During business hours- 888.357.5639

 

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sun. May 3, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Cirque Italia (Sun. May 3, 2015 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keeping you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember…we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

A Few of Our Favorite Things (Sun. May 3, 2015 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

ICC Performing Arts Center
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309.693.6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/calendar-of-the-current-season/

We hope you can join us as Dr. Joseph Henry and the Peoria Area Civic Chorale perform A Few of Our Favorite Things.

 

This delightful family-centered concert will feature selections from composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, John Rutter, and Moses Hogan. There will be a mixture of genres represented such as Spirituals like "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Oh, What a Beautiful City," American classics like "Home on the Range," and "America the Beautiful," and an abundance of child-friendly Disney Movie selections from Frozen, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Pocahontas, and Toy Story. Also featuring the PACC Youth Chorus and a special men's invitational choir, it will be an event you won't want to miss.

 

Tickets are $20 adults, $8 students, $18 groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, please call the phone number or visit the website listed above.

Bells in Motion handbell concert (Sun. May 3, 2015 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church
1617 E Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
http://www.bellsinmotion.org

Bells in Motion will present a concert at St. John‘s Lutheran Church. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10/adult and $5/children (12 and under) and can be purchased at the door.

 

Bells in Motion is a progressive handbell ensemble based in Springfield, IL. Formed in 1997, the 19 members of this auditioned group are from central IL, Missouri and Wisconsin. Since their inception, they have performed at many notable venues and festivals in the US, Canada and Europe. The ensemble combines 7 octaves of bronze and aluminum handbells and chimes, and uses additional instruments such as string bass, percussion and piano to enhance the music. They perform music ranging from jazz to classical, big band to blues, Broadway to rock and sacred to original compositions.

 

The group also has 2 CDs for sale - "Sleigh Bells" and "Bronze Images" which can be purchased at the concert or are available by visiting the group's website.

Kiwanis Spring Chicken Fest (Sun. May 3, 2015 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Geneseo Moose Lodge
1025 S State St
Geneseo, IL 61254
309.441.6181
kerberdm@mchsi.com

You are invited to the Kiwanis Spring Chicken Fest, organized by Kiwanis Club of Geneseo, Illinois. This fest features fried chicken and all the trimmings with music by Geneseo’s High School Chamber Winds!

 

$10 Adult and $5 Child (10 and under) Carry-out meals available! Proceeds go to Kiwanis International’s ELIMINATE Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Project

Full Gospel Dinner Theatre (Sun. May 3, 2015 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Campgrounds
1433 US 51
Wapella, IL 61777
217.508.3434
lconnour72@hotmail.com
http://fgtupc.com/

Full Gospel Tabernacle of Heyworth presents "...But I Had A Pot Roast" dinner theatre. Dinner includes your choice of chicken or pork loin.

 

Tickets are $20. Call the number above for tickets for with any questions.

Cirque Italia (Sun. May 3, 2015 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keeping you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember…we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Jesus Is Real Conference (Sun. May 3, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Bible Church
2405 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.346.5906
pbcpekin@omnilec.com
http://www.pekinbible.org/

The 'Jesus Is Real' Conference is designed to provide hope in a hopeless world and answers to tough questions that we all face.

 

Carroll Roberson will be leading the conference. He has been preaching the gospel for nearly 30 years and will present real answers in Jesus. He will also be singing at each meeting. Carroll has written over 100 songs and recorded 25 albums. He has a weekly television program on cable networks. He and his wife, Donna, frequently lead tours to Israel.

 

The public is invited and encouraged to bring those who need to know the Lord. The gospel will be shared at each meeting. A love offering will be taken.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. May 3, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Bethel Ministry Center
131 N. Court
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3849
dixonbethel@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/746222898769257/753503381374542

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children.