Family Calendar & Concerts

Sun. Oct 26, 2014

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 10:45 am)

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Morton United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tennessee Ave, Morton, Il 61550

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.


Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.


The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.


Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

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Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.


"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.


The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.


The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

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Your Home

Want to end abortion? If you do, the first thing you must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.


Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.


Each day during 40 Days for Life, individuals, churches, families, and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus. These specific prayer requests will seek God’s help for:


  • Women who are at risk of having an abortion
  • Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
  • Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
  • Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
  • Local, regional, and national leaders
  • Revival and renewal in our churches
  • Repentance and healing throughout our nation


People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.


We believe that when God’s people fast with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, our heavenly Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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Sommer Park, 6329 Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528

$2.25/Person, ages 4 & up


5/25: Heirloom Gardening

6/29: Animal Husbandry

7/27: Old Fashion Carnival

8/31: Weaving-Wool Dying

9/28: Barn Dance

10/26 Harvest-Butter Churning


Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County.

Trunk or Treating (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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Princeton First United Methodist Church
316 S Church St
Princeton, IL 61356

  • Games
  • Barrels of fun!
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Cookies and Punch
  • Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Costume and Car Judging

Trunk or Treat (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

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Trunk or Treat at Crossroads (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:30 pm)

Everyone is invited! Come dressed in costume (not too scary, please.)

Decorate your trunk (optional).

Pack a family picnic - bonfire available. 

4:30-5:30 - Tailgating

5:00-5:30 - Games and Activities

5:45 - Trunk or Treating begins (Kids will parade to the trunks collecting treats.)

Everyone is welcome! Please bring lots of treats to share!



Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm)

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Great Oaks Community Church
515 State Route 116
Germantown Hills, IL 61548

Help for healing from Divorce for adults, children, and teens. This is a 13 week program designed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of families impacted by divorce.

Harvest Party at First Baptist Church, Washington (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

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First Baptist Church, Washington
1113 Peoria Street

We will be hosting a Trunk or Treat and Harvest Party!

There will be fun for the entire family.  The fun begins in the church parking lot with our Trunk or Treat. This will be an opportunity for the children to get all kinds of free candy.  Inside of the church we will have games set up for the kids to play and receive even more candy as well as chili and hot dogs.  We will also have a costume contest at 6 p.m. and prizes will be given away for the best costumes.  The costume division are as follows, 0-4 years, K-3 grades, 4-6 grades, 7-12 grades.  Please no scary costumes.  This event is totally free and a way for us to serve our community. All are welcome. If you have questions please contact our church office or visit our church website!

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:00 pm)

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Tremont Baptist Church
105 E. Walnut
Tremont, IL 61568

This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more!


Sunday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.

September 7th - November 2nd


Cost: $93

Child Care Provided

Contact us by phone or email for more information.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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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. 

Festival of Life (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

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Bethel Baptist Church
1196 N. Academy St.
Galesburg, Il 61401

Featured speaker is Kristan Hawkins.

Kristan and the students for Life of America Team have launched several successful investigations into Planned Parenthood with Kristan, herself, going undercover on several occasions. SFLA has even released startling information proving that the abortion Goliath targets college-aged youth.

Join us for this event!