Family Calendar & Concerts

Sun. Aug 30, 2015

SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunt Expo (Sun. Aug 30, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Bring the family to SCHEELS for all the must see outdoor vendors and new equipment to get you ready for this year's hunting season! Kids activities, entertainment, and fun for the WHOLE family to enjoy! Featuring Dock Dogs Dog Jumping, Daisy Inflatable BB Gun Range. Prizes and giveaways!


Sponsored by: Scheels, Federal Ammunition, Garmin, Plano, Under Armour, Benelli, Nikon, Mud River, Artic Shield, & Zippo.


Saturday, August 29, 2015 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)


Sunday, August 30, 2015 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

DockDogs Dog Jumping Competition (Sun. Aug 30, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Bring the whole family and your dogs to watch or participate in the DockDogs Dog Jumping competition during the SCHEELS Hunting Expo. The event format will be Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve and Iron Dog Rankings. For more information, please visit the website above. To register for the event, contact the email above. Discount for pre-registration.


Friday, August 28, 2015 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)


Saturday, August 29, 2015 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)


Sunday, August 30, 2015 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Central Illinois FOOD 4 ALL food drive (Sun. Aug 30, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

All Kroger locations
12 area stores
Peoria, IL

Join us the last weekend of August at EVERY Kroger location in the Peoria area.  That's 12 locations - from Canton to Washington to Chillicothe and everywhere in between - collecting food to benefit local food pantries through distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank.  

Bradford Area Gospel Revival (Sun. Aug 30, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Behind Casey's General Store
210 W Main St
Bradford, IL

Renew, Revitalize, and Revive with us behind Casey's!



Revival Events (start at 10:00 a.m.):

- Dynamic Speakers:

  • Pastor Joe Hamilton (Wyoming Baptist)
  • Pastor Pat Koga (Bradford Baptist)
  • Leroy Davis (Word of Faith Christian Center)
  • Pastor Steve Scott (Bradford Baptist)
  • Others to be announced

- Riveting Testimonies!

- Music by:

  • The Hamilton Family Band
  • Word of Faith Choir
  • Bunker Hill Worship Band
  • others


Events All Day for the kiddies:

  • Petting Zoo
  • Puppet Show
  • Crafts



You are invited to join us on Sunday under the tent for Church followed by lunch!



Note: Food will be served all afternoon at no cost to you.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Aug 30, 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


Shoe Drive to Help Provide Safe Water (Sun. Aug 30, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Iona Group/Float
620 West Jackson Street
Morton, IL 61550

Nearly 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water, according to a 2014 study released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. That's more than 1 out of every 10 people who inhabit this earth. "Of these, almost a quarter (173 million) rely on untreated surface water," the study says, "and over 90% live in rural areas."


That's why, for the fourth consecutive year, St. Ann's WATCH program, in partnership with The Iona Group and Float, are co-sponsoring a shoe drive from August 1-31 throughout central Illinois to help provide clean drinking water for those in need.


All shoes collected - flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, clogs, dress shoes, garden shoes, etc. - will be donated to WaterStep, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help many of the world's problems by providing access to clean water. WaterStep then sells the shoes to an exporter, and the funds raised from the sale of shoes go to WaterStep's work of providing safe water solutions to people in third-world communities and disaster-hit areas. They do this by providing their own water treatment systems, offering health and hygiene education, and training people who go into areas with unclean water about how to do water projects.


The exporter then sells the shoes to entrepreneurs from developing countries to provide a sustainable living for their families. Additionally, shoes improve residents' overall health by protecting them from abrasions, parasites and mites. Here at home, closets are cleaned out and landfill waste is reduced.


Donating new or used shoes to WaterStep helps provide a sustainable supply of safe drinking water for one person, one family, and one community at a time. Just a few minutes spent collecting old shoes from closets, basements or garages can make a real difference - a difference that ultimately saves lives.


This year, we have an aggressive goal of 30,000 pairs of shoes to support WaterStep's mission. Since 2012, with the support of the local community, nearly 50,000 pairs of shoes have been donated to this worthwhile endeavor.


For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit the website above.


For more information, call Denise Henderson at the number above.

Josh Wilson in concert at Sterling High School (Sun. Aug 30, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Centennial Auditorium, Sterling High School
1608 4th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081

88.7 WCIC presents Josh Wilson in concert at Centennial Auditorium/Sterling High School! An affordable evening wraps up WCIC's "Summer of Hope." Come for this big celebration concert!


Tickets $12 (reserved seating)

Tickets are on sale now!

There is a $1.50 per ticket service charge for online orders.

You can buy tickets in person at the box office starting August 17th. The box office is open Mon-Fri, 3:00-6:00 p.m.


Doors open at 5:00 p.m.


Josh is known for his amazing guitar skills and the songs, "I Refuse," "Pushing Back the Dark," "Carry Me," "Before the Morning," and "That was Then, This is Now."

Open Mike Gospel Sing (Sun. Aug 30, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodson Baptist Church
109 West St.
Woodson, IL
Doug Bell, 217.741.6323

Featuring Saved by Grace, Solid Rock, The Peeks, and other local gospel groups.

Public is invited!

The Gospel in Song (Sun. Aug 30, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical United Methodist Church
401 Walnut st
Washington, Il 61571
Don Moushon, 309.444.7515 / Jennita Wright, 309.444.8346

The Hoppers will be presenting a Gospel concert at the Evangelical United Methodist Church.


Tickets are $5.00 at the door plus a free offering during the concert.  This is a rare opportunity to share an evening with the Hoppers, one of the leading singing groups in America, for such an affordable cost.