Family Calendar & Concerts
Nature Art Show & Sale (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 9:00 am)
Mon-Sat: 9 am – 5 pm. Sundays: 1-5 pm. This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. It is a great way to support local artists and find original nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry, and more. Enjoy the wood-burning stove; hot drinks, and the rustic charm of the Nature Center.
YMCA Open House Weekend (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 12:00 pm)
Kick off the holiday season with our Community Open House weekend! Stop by the Y December 6-8th and join the fun. We’ll be hosting tons of fitness classes in the gym, holiday activities, and programs for all ages beginning at noon on Friday, December 6th. Childcare provided during all programs. Community members are welcome to try the Y at no cost all weekend– and we’ll waive your activation fee when you join by Sunday, December 8th!
Nativity Festival (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
A display of more than 100 international Nativity Sets and tour of St. Francis of Assisi Church. The event is free and open to the public for children and adults on Friday, Dec. 6 from 2-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon-4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon-4 p.m.
TAKING BACK THE CITY CRUSADE (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Taking Back The City Crusade at Firehouse of God Ministries Church. Potluck dinner Saturday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass. Special musical guest Mike Phillips from Muscatine, Iowa. Featured speaker Johnnie Johnson from Gary, Indiana. Main speaker prophetess Sharon Fletcher from Illinois.
Holiday Shop and Stroll (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Fridays, December 6th, 13th, 20th, and Saturday, December 14th.
This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling, hot wassail and homemade goodies; view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale; and shop for eco-friendly, organic, and Fair Trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store. Plan time to catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit! Perfect for all ages.
Candlelight Walks (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 6:00 pm)
Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one. Visit our Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live performances of holiday music. As our gift to you, Conservatory admission will be waived during the holidays, although we will accept donations.
CrossFire Youth Service (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
CrossFire is a community youth service that is held every Friday night. Food, Fun. Fellowship, Praise and Worship, and a message geared towards the Youth.
Fan the Flame Christian Christmas concert with MIKESCHAIR (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm)
Fan the Flame is excited to announce our next Christian concert: the “It’s Christmas” tour featuring MIKESCHAIR, Finding Favour and City Harbor. MIKESCHAIR will be performing such Christmas classics as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” & “O Come All Ye Faithful,” as well as the title track of their latest single, “All I Can Do." Finding Favour has just released a track of Silent Night, and City Harbor is set to release a Christmas tune this fall.
Tickets are available at First Christian Church with prices from $5-$15.
Proceeds will benefit Midwest Food Bank, Food for the Hungry, and Holiday Food Baskets of DeWitt County.
Friends in Harmony Christmas Extravaganza (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
'Friends In Harmony' will present their 7th annual Christmas Extravaganza..."A Hometown Christmas."
WHEN: Friday, December, 6th @ 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December, 7th @ 3:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $10.00 or $8.00 for groups of 15+
We are a non-profit area vocal group. Over the past 8 seasons F.I.H. has donated $22,000.00+ to local charities in the area.
This is a wonderful way to usher in the holiday season. We promise to put a smile on your face & a song in your heart...
Christmas in the Chapel (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm)
2013 Lincoln Christian University Christmas in the Chapel
When: Thursday, December 5, 7pm Friday, December 6, 7pm Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am ; 2.30 pm 7:00 pm Sunday, December 8, 2:30 pm
Ticket Prices: Tickets are $12 per adult and $6 per child (grades K-12). Tickets are not required for preschool children. Unused tickets are non-refundable. Requests are processed on a first-come, first served basis in the order received. Tickets are at the door when available. Tickets cannot be reserved by phone. Call, email or visit online for more information
Women of Faith Family Christmas Simulcast (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm)
An Evening of Hope & Joy for the entire family featuring Max Lucado, Shelia Walsh, Lisa Harper, and Rick Warren. Plus musical guest Francesca Battistelli!
Come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! You can order tickets online or via phone.
A Grace Family Christmas: O Holy Night! (Fri. Dec 6, 2013 7:00 pm)
A Joyous Musical Celebration of the Birth of Christ, our Savior! Please join us for our Christmas concert! Enjoy the music of the Children's Choirs, Teen Choir, Grace Singers, Undivided, Christmas Choir and Orchestra. Additionally, Pastor Bryan Chapell shares a devotion and offers the opportunity for people to come to Christ and change their lives forever. The lights, sound, and choir and orchestra are absolutely beautiful, but the message of Christ is life-changing! Performances are in the Church Sanctuary.
The concert is recorded and will be broadcast on WEEK-TV, channel 25 in Peoria at 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and noon Christmas Day. Tickets are reserved seating at $12.50 each Ticket sales will be on sale in the church office beginning October 21, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and on Sunday mornings after each service beginning on October 27. Contact via email or by calling the ticket office. Concert dates and times for 2013: Friday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m.