Family Calendar & Concerts
Memorial Day Celebration (Sun. May 24, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)
Come remember our fallen Heros and join Jericho Brass, Rodney Morss and others as we honor our veterans. There will be a flag presented to one of our veterans and a picnic lunch following the service with hamburgers for Alexander's Steak House.
Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. May 24, 2015 12:00 pm)
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 24, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)
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.
AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. May 24, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
Dixon Bethel Ministry Center
131 N. Court
Dixon, IL 61021
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.
STIR UP THE HEALING WATERS (Sun. May 24, 2015 6:30 pm)
Waterford Union Church
10564 N Starling Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
Preaching and teaching on God's Word about healing. Prayer for the sick.