Family Calendar & Concerts

Sun. Apr 26, 2015

Creation Emphasis Weekend (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria First Assembly of God
4020 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614

Creation Emphasis is going to be an awesome weekend geared for students and families regarding creation and the many questions that we have about it. Society and science continues to stir the waters on our understanding of creation. Author and speaker, Bruce Malone, will be sharing in 5 different sessions throughout the weekend with amazing truths that we need to know about creation. 


Saturday Topics:

"Why Creation Matters" 8:30 a.m. (Men)

"Censored Science and the Bible" 6:00 p.m.


Sunday Topics:

"Explosive Evidence for Creation" 9:30 a.m.

"Creation and the Great Commission" 10:30 a.m.

"A Matter of Time" 6:00 p.m.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Love Packages
220 Union St
Butler, IL 62015

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


Bradley Baseball (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:00 pm)

Fans who attend the Bradley Baseball game today against Evansville can receive half price admission by bringing their current church bulletin from this weekend.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742

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.

Orpheus Club Spring Concert (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian Church
2400 W. Northmoor
Peoria, IL 61614

The Orpheus Club of Peoria, under the direction of Aaron Ganschow, invites you to their Spring Concert. This male voice four part harmony will be singing such as, "The Prayer," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," "On a Clear Day," and many more!


For 113 years, the men of the Orpheus Club have been entertaining the Peoria area with their special blend of music. It's a great musical program and you won't be disappointed!


Admission is $5 at the door. There are no reserved seats. 

Williamson Branch Bluegrass Concert (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Salisbury Baptist Church
Byron St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Williamson Branch is a family band and, like most families, they are rich in tradition, ripe with potential, and diverse in taste. This family has a love for each other and music. They make each performance special. Williamson Branch plays music that is mostly bluegrass, sometimes country, often times gospel, but always fresh and exciting. 

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Bethel Ministry Center
131 N. Court
Dixon, IL 61021

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.