Family Calendar & Concerts

Tue. Nov 25, 2014

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Hope Church, 3000 Lenhart Rd., Springfield, IL
Mandi Miller, 309.725.9583

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) is in your area! Come join us the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Hope Church. Moppets are available for your kiddos, so they will be learning too! For more information about MOPS here in Springfield or nationally, visit the website above.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.


Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.


Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Optimize Your Healthcare Workshop (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mitchell Family Chiropractic
1210 Towanda Plaza Suite 17
Bloomington, IL 61701
309. 828.6200

As the holidays approach and your stress levels increase, are you taking enough time for your self and your health? Join Dr. Kasey Riesberg D.C. at Mitchell Family Chiropractic to learn simple techniques you can implement in your day to day life to get healthy and stay healthy. Attendees with this information have found they get better faster and stay better longer!


"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church, 1325 E Jefferson, Morton, IL
Krys:309.264.0787 Peggy:309.589.6430

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 


It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.


Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  


For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Christian Center
1730 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62702

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
Joleen: 217.899.9418

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.


GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.


Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  


For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Office: 217.793.2800

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.


If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.


Operation Christmas PJs (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Online/Facebook Event
807 Arcadia Drive, Suite A4
Bloomington, IL 61704

We are collecting new, warm Christmas or winter pajamas for the children of Bloomington/Peoria, IL: The Forgotten Initiative! PLEASE consider donating!


Here are the instructions:

1. Browse the photos on this page with sizes and numbers needed.

2. Comment with number of pajamas you will provide under the photo with the size you will buy.

3. Purchase new, warm pajamas in chosen size and a small Christmas gift bag for each pair of pajamas.

4. Mail your pjs and gift bags for delivery by 12/15 or drop off in person using the BLUE DROP BOX to SHM Pajama Drive
Hundreds of children will be a little warmer and happier this Christmas because of you.


God bless you! Thank you, Joanne Snyder Gordon & Smokin' Hot Mama Club