Family Calendar & Concerts
Free Tax Services for Teachers, Coaches & School Administrators (Thu. Feb 26, 2015 9:00 am - 9:00 pm)
Liberty Tax Services
238 W. Camp St
East Peoria, IL 61611
Customer appreciation week! Liberty Tax Services is offering free tax income services for all teachers, coaches & school administrators this week. Call to make an appointment for your FREE tax services!
Call the phone number above for your appointment TODAY!!
Women's Pregnancy Center Volunteer Training (Thu. Feb 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Women's Pregnancy Center
1825 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
Volunteer training for the Women's Pregnancy Center. For more information, call the phone number above.
CPR: Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. Feb 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Come for praise and worship with opportunities for soaking time with the Lord, joining with others in corporate intercession for the city, and receive confidential prayer.
Come and go as needed between 6:00p to 8:30p every Thursday evening, unless it is a holiday.
For more information, see Facebook: search "cpr:communityprayerrooms".
DivorceCare and DC4Kids at Grace in Morton (Thu. Feb 26, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)
1325 E. Jefferson
Morton, IL. 61550
Linda, 309.369.9290 / Church office, 309.266.9281
DivorceCare is a 13-week Bible based DVDs and support group series to help heal and give hope from the pain of separation and/or divorce. Light dinner and snacks offered. Male and female facilitators. A safe place to share. No cost. Can join at any time.
If you have children ages to 12, we are offering DC4K (Divorce Care for kids). It's a great program to help them heal and understand. As a parent, you will be able to share with them as you learn too. Information is in the parent book to follow what your child is learning.
Join us at Grace Church in Morton. Call Linda or Grace Church with questions. If bringing children, please call ahead so we can have the materials ready! Thanks!
Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Feb 26, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Sabella Street Station 335 Sabella Pekin IL 61554
Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe
Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes
Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art
No Cover Charge
Food & Coffee
All Ages Welcome
Christian Based or Clean Music & Words
*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.
If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.
Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Feb 26, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309.691.3209 / 309.573.6606
Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!
Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge. It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.
This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.
Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015.
Registration fee: $25 per person
An Evening with Casting Crowns (Thu. Feb 26, 2015 7:00 pm)
U.S. Cellular Coliseum
101 S Madison St
It’s hard NOT to feel peace wash over you as you sing those words from the title track of Casting Crowns’ new album Thrive, said the band’s front-man Mark Hall. “Life can be so challenging and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. What a gift to be reminded we were made to thrive!”
This award-winning group is coming to U.S. Cellular Coliseum on Thursday, February 26 for An Evening with Casting Crowns. Tickets go on sale December 19th. Prices start at $21* for groups of 10 or more, and groups receive 1 FREE ticket. Advance tickets are only $27*, plus fees. For all the details, go to www.premierproductions.com.
*Prices do not include a $3 facility fee and additional fees may apply.
“The idea of ‘Thrive’ came out of our student ministry,” Hall said. “I’ve been a youth pastor for almost 22 years and it’s still what I want to be when I grow up. The songs always really start out with what we’re teaching, and for years I’ve been using Psalm 1 in showing them what a believer looks like.”
The passage says, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season.”
Casting Crowns’ has consistently delivered songs that spur listeners to evaluate their relationship with God and with each other. “The basic idea is let God define himself through you and if you’ll do that, you’re going to thrive,” Hall said.
Working again with producer Mark Miller, who signed the band to his label more than a decade ago, Casting Crowns has crafted another collection of songs that are entertaining and innovative, yet lyrically substantive. Thrive is a rich aural feast that leaves everyone with plenty of food for thought. In writing songs for Thrive, Hall enlisted some of his favorite collaborators, among them Matthew West, Matt Maher and Bernie Herms.
It’s been more than 10 years since the members of Casting Crowns heard their first single on the radio in July 2003, the same day Hall and his wife Melanie welcomed their daughter Zoe. Since then so much has happened in the lives of each member and along the way God has taught them so much. “He’s opened our eyes to our suspicion that He was way bigger than we thought He was,” Hall says with a smile. “He didn’t need Casting Crowns to come along to help His word get out. God is winning. He’s changing the world. It may look at times like things are getting darker and darker, but they are not. Everywhere you go you can see light and light wins.”