Family Calendar & Concerts

Sun. Apr 19, 2015

Westfair Christian Academy Italian Buffet and Auction (Sun. Apr 19, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westfair Christian Academy-Gymnasium
14 Clarke Dr.
Jacksonville, Il 62650

This is the Academy's 13th Annual Italian Buffet and Auction.  It is the schools largest fundraising event.  We serve an all you can eat HOMEMADE Italian Buffet, which includes Lasagna, Mostaccioli, Italian beef, salad and garlic bread.


This event gets larger each year and we anticipate feeding over 1,000 people this year There is also a silent auction and live auction component that will have 150+ packages/baskets/items.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Apr 19, 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


Habitat Love Thy Neighbor Choir Concert (Sun. Apr 19, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church
1617 East Emerson St
Bloomington, IL 61701

A benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity of McLean County featuring a Community Choir and the Sounds of Illinois Chorus! This event is family friendly, so please bring everyone to enjoy the beautiful music!


In honor of Habitat’s 30th Anniversary in McLean County, the concert will be free to the community this year!*


*Though we kindly ask you to consider a good will donation to Habitat to support the mission of building homes and hope for hard working families

Central Illinois Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Team Banquet (Sun. Apr 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

Central Illinois' Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is having its annual Home Team Banquet. This year, they are pleased to welcome former St. Louis Cardinals' Pitcher Andy Benes.


The banquet will be an inspirational evening that is targeted toward adults and will include a financial appeal. The entire cost of the banquet is underwritten by sponsors. The goal of the banquet is to present participants with the opportunity to become FCA Home Team members, which are families or individuals contributing $25 or more per month ($300 or more annually). The banquet will also present the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.


Tables will be filled by FCA supporters and their guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in hosting a table who have not done so in the past can call the FCA office at the phone number above to be placed on a waiting list. If the tables are filled, there will be an option for people to purchase tickets to attend the program portion of the evening.  


For more information, please call the number above.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Apr 19, 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. 

Lost & Found Concert (Sun. Apr 19, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606

A Lost & Found concert is interactive, driven by the audience. Each show is different, always spontaneous, improvisational and musical, often poignant, and occasionally funny.


As Michael Bridges & George Baum play, you find that you feel welcome, that strangers become friends at the concert, and that the music of faith is fun. More information about Lost & Found can be found at


Tickets are $5. For more information, please contact the phone number above.