Family Calendar & Concerts
Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:15 am)
Business Men in Christ and First Baptist Church of Springfield host a weekly Bible Study. All men interested in growing in Christ and strong fellowship with other men are encouraged to attend.
Trinity Lutheran School, Bloomington Open House (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Trinity Lutheran School will open its doors to prospective families to stop by during the school day to visit the school. Dates are Monday-Thursday March 10-13 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. No appointment needed. Trinity Lutheran School offers Christian education for grades PS-8.
MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)
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.
Morton Celebrate Recovery (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 5:45 pm)
Morton's Celebrate Recovery meets on Teusday evenings with dinner at 5:45 and the meeting starting at 6:30. We meet at New Life Christian Church.
Spring Break Bible School (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm)
Spring Break Bible School runs March 9th-13th from 6:15-8:45 p.m., and Family Night is on March 14th.
Our VBS is for individuals Kindergarten thru 6th grade, and an adult class with child care being provided.
SHE (Seeking Him Earnestly) Bible Studies - Evening Edition (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm)
Hope Church's SHE (Seeking Him Earnestly) ministry for women is launching several Bible studies this January. For more information, or to register, visit the website link above.
Evening Edition - Tuesday evenings beginning January 21st
Option 1 - Priscilla Shirer's "Gideon" study
A seven-session women's Bible study by Priscilla Shirer. When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or the fleece he laid out under the evening sky. But Gideon's story is so much bigger than any one man and his mark on Israel's history. Like everything else in the Bible, this is a story about God and His people--His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of their weakness, even through their weakness. In what ways do you feel insufficient? Those places create the greatest opportunity to experience the sufficiency of God. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, see them as the gifts that they are, given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God's strength.
They will be following the Gideon study with Lisa Harper's "Malachi" study.
Option 2 - Dan Allender's "To Be Told"
God's guidance is near at hand. He is not only your Authority, he is also your Author. As God writes the stories of your life, he uses your past to open up your future. It is your privilege to listen to your own story so you can live boldly for the sake of the Greatest Story, the good news of Jesus Christ. God reveals himself to you--and to others--through the story he has written in your life.
To join any of the studies, register online or contact Beth Funk so that she can make sure that there are enough materials for everyone. Payment for books will need to be cash or check. Childcare is available for all studies.
Financial Peace University (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm)
Why not make financial fitness a goal for 2014? Join us at Network Christian Church for a nine week course that has been proven to move people toward financial peace. Topics include saving, relating with money, cash flow planning, dumping debt, and more.
The only cost for the course is your materials ($95) which will give you everything you need, plus online resources. For more information or to register, go to the above website link, email email@example.com or call Pastor Dan.
DivorceCare (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. This weekly support group is conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. You’ll learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.
Free childcare for children birth to age six.
$25 cost, workbook included.
GriefShare (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Grief touches our deepest places with pain and sometimes confusion. Though it can make you feel like you are all alone in your pain, there is good news - you don't have to journey through grief by yourself. Through GriefShare you will experience hope and learn coping skills. Tuesdays, January 14 - April 8
Cost: $15 (resources)
Where: First United Methodist Church, conference room C (first floor of new addition)
Register: Visit website or call
GriefShare (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will begin a 13-week winter session of the GriefShare grief recovery support group starting Tuesday, January 7th at the Parish Hall at Trinity Lutheran School. Each weekly session lasts approximately two hours. Preregistration and a small workbook fee is requested.
GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group to help people as they grieve the death of a family member or friend. GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, support group, and the workbook portion. The video seminar, presented through GriefShare videos, provides important teachings on topics related to death and grief. The support group segment allows participants to talk though their feelings relating to their own experiences, and the workbook provides a tool to guide participants in sorting through their emotions and learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics. All three components are essential to promote healing.
For more information or to pre-register, please email, call, or visit the GriefShare website.
David: Seeking a Heart Like His (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm)
The 11-week study will meet on Tuesdays starting March 11, at Knoxville United Methodist Church 303 S. Broad St. Knoxville, IL. The AM study will meet from 10:00 AM to 12 noon. The PM study will meet from 6:30-8:30PM.
Bible Study Fellowship - Men's Class (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm)
The men's class of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is studying the book of Matthew this year. Men and school age children (grades 1 through 8) from all walks of life are encouraged to join us on Tuesday evenings. New men are encouraged to attend our next welcome class to be held January 7th. or any Tuesday class night.
Make a Wish Training (Tue. Mar 11, 2014 8:00 pm)
Have you ever thought about the impact you could make in the life of a child with a life-threatening medical condition? More than 11,000 children across Illinois have experienced the magic of a wish coming true, thanks to the hundreds of community supporters of Make-A-Wish Illinois. Volunteers in your community are needed to help grant wishes for local children. Volunteers bilingual in English and Spanish are especially needed.
Wish-Granting volunteers will work in teams of two to help grant the wishes of children in their community. Volunteers plan and carry out wishes from start to finish with support from the Make-A-Wish staff. Wish Granters are asked to give 10-12 hours per month to grant at least three wishes per year.
RSVP is required by March 1. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Illinois grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 11,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish with special children across the state with help from dedicated volunteers and generous community members.