Family Calendar & Concerts

Sun. Oct 4, 2015

United Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Oct 2, 2015 7:30 pm - Sun. Oct 4, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawthorn Suites
1 Lyon Court
Bloomington, IL 61704

You are invited to a United Marriage Encounter Weekend! Our weekends give couples an entire 48 hours to focus on each other- they learn how to improve communication, and reconsider God's plan for their marriage rather than what the World teaches. The concepts learned on a Marriage Encounter Weekend can become ongoing tools to keep a marriage relationship strong and lasting.


The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and go until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.


For more information or to register, please visit the website above.

God Loves Marriage (Fri. Oct 2, 2015 8:00 pm - Sun. Oct 4, 2015 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn & Suites
4112 Brandywine Drive
Peoria, IL 61614 United States

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?


You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.


Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the weekend, or check out our website above for more detailed information.


Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.


A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Nick Flagg Memorial Pancake & Sausage Benefit (Sun. Oct 4, 2015 7:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Sportsman Club
21228 N Yankee Ln
Chillicothe, IL 61623

The 6th Annual Nick Flagg Memorial Benefit Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be hosted at the Chillicothe Sportsman Club, just north of Chillicothe on Route 29 east of Yankee Lane. There will be signs to follow along Route 29 and at the entrance to the Sportsman's Club. 


Advance tickets are $7 and are $8 at the Door. You can also call Chuck Flagg at 309.274.2475 to arrange to get tickets.


This fundraiser is used to provide stipends for boys to help with the cost of Boy Scout summer camps. Some scouts may not be able to attend a summer camp otherwise. Camperships have also been provided to help through the council. In the past 5 years we have helped over 250 scouts attend a Boy Scout camp or a High Adventure camp.

Adopt-a-Senior Volunteer Opportunities (Sun. Oct 4, 2015 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria area

Adopt-a-Senior, a program of Neighbor Love that organizes holiday parties for nursing home residents in Metro Peoria, is in need of more volunteers.


Many of these residents NEVER have any visitors throughout the year except when our parties happen. We believe we are commanded by the Golden Rule to hold these parties.


We are trying to increase our volunteer base with overall organization volunteers and event leadership volunteers.


Please visit the Web site above to find out all the details about all of the opportunities available. For more information, call the number listed above.

Creation Conference with Russ Miller of Creation Ministries (Sun. Oct 4, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Groveland Missionary Church
5043 E Queenwood Rd
Groveland, 61535

"Public Education Menticide" October, 4th 9:30 a.m.

"Science & the Bible" October, 4th 10:30 a.m. 

"Science vs Darwinism & Global Flood" October, 4th 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

"If the Foundations Be Destroyed" & "Pinch of Leaven" October, 5th at 7:00 p.m -9:00 p.m.

Freedom for Ministry (Sun. Oct 4, 2015 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Christ has set us free from the bonds of sin, death and the devil. This frees us to love and serve our neighbor in response to God's amazing grace. Join us as we use our time, our talents, and our treasures here on earth in service to Jesus. Services Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.



Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 4, 2015 10:45 am - 12:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton United Methodist Church
420 N. Tennessee Ave.

“What is Financial Peace University


We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!


FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.”

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Oct 4, 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


Hispanic Heritage Family Festival (Sun. Oct 4, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA
4550 W. Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL 62711

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic heritage Month by celebrating the histories and cultures of Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America; as well as the contributions Latino Americans have made in the culture and society of our community.

The Legacy Journey (Sun. Oct 4, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is offering The Legacy Journey, Dave Ramsey's follow-up class to Financial Peace University. Topics in this course include the pros and cons of investment types, real estate investments, basic estate planning in the context of what does God say about money and wealth.


This seven-session class will begin September 13 and run through October 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The class will be held at Trinity Lutheran School.


Carol Radtke, CPA and retired Vice-President at Security Bank, and Sharon Riechers, CPA and a director in the Finance Department at BUNN, will serve as facilitators for this class.


Trinity is the only church in the Springfield area to currently offer this class.


Registration and more information is available online.


Visit Trinity on Facebook.

Restored Covenant Community's Week Of Tabernacles (Sun. Oct 4, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground
Zion Oaks Road
Pekin, IL 61554

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles! September 27th - October 5th. For more info please visit the link above, or call Art at the number above. We hope you'll come join us!