Family Calendar & Concerts

Tue. Jul 22, 2014

Summer Quest (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Christian School, 1501 Howard Ct., Pekin, IL

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 


Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.


Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

SPYcamp (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cedar Hills Baptist Church
Cedar Hills Baptist Church, 12716 N Allen Rd, Dunlap, IL 61525

Summer Program for Youth

Offering a variety of exciting classes, SPYcamp is the place to be for summer fun!  Students can register for one or more classes and enjoy digging into exciting subjects that will enrich curiosity and knowledge.


Two week-long sessions are offered. The first is June 23-27th.  The second is July 21-25th.  Classes run from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with before and after care available (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.).  SPYcamp is for ages PreK - 12th grade.

VBS International Spy Academy! (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Do you know a kid who is ready to become a special agent of the one true God?


Join us for Vacation Bible School at Pekin Bible Church from July 21st - July 25th, 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Invitation is for kids going into grades 1st - 7th this coming fall.


Special agents will learn to know, love and live for the one true God as they enjoy songs, crafts, snacks and games!

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Hope Church, 3000 Lenhart Rd., Springfield, IL
Mandi Miller, 309.725.9583

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.

Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, IL 61081
Teresa Gierhart, 815.625.2634

This year, Vacation Bible School is from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20th through Thursday, July 24th at St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Online registration for students ages preschool through fifth grade is now open, as well as online volunteer sign-up. To register, visit the web link above, or contact the church for a hard-copy registration form.


This year, the following congregations are participating: St. Paul, St. John’s, First Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal, First Christian and Bethel Reformed Churches, all in Sterling.


We will also gather for a commUNITY worship service on Sunday, July 27th at Grandon Civic Center!

Mt. Hawley Community Church VBS (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawley Community Church, 6900 N. Mt. Hawley Rd. Peoria, IL 61614

Grab your shades!  Set your watches!  Practice your stealth moves!  It's time for VBS at Agency D3!   We're recruiting special agents for the week of July 21st-25th to join us as we discover, decide and defend the truth about who Jesus really is.   

VBS Downs United Methodist Church (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Downs United Methodist Church, 102 S. Seminary St. Downs, IL 61736

Come join us for Downs United Methodist Church's VBS "Weird Animals--Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind!"

VBS will be five evenings of fun and learning about Jesus on Sunday, July 20 through Thursday, July 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • This is offered to Pre-K to Jr. High.
  • $3 suggested registration fee.  
  • First 100 to register receive a take-home science kit

Questions?  Call the church or send email us an email!

International Spy Academy (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dayton Avenue Baptist Church
3707 N. Dayton Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

At International Spy Academy, July 21-25, kids will crack codes, collect clues, and discover how to be agents for the one true God!


Transportation is available, but you must call the church office to make arrangements in advance.

Chambersburg Christian Church VBS (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chambersburg Christian Church, 102 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, IL 62323

Weird Animals:  Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind

It's okay to be different because God created us each unique and special! He has a plan for all of us. 


PreK-8th grade students can join us Sunday, July 20-Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 


Then, we will share this wonderful message with our family and friends at a Closing Program and BBQ, starting at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 27.

One-of-a-Kind VBS (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1822 E. Lincoln St. Bloomington, IL 61701

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School for children 3 years old - 6th grade.


Sunday, July 20th - Thursday, July 24th

6:00- 8:30 p.m.


Register by July 1st to guarantee a Weird Animals shirt to wear each night of VBS.  

Register on our website!

GriefShare (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church - 515 S. MacArthur, Springfield, IL 62704

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.

Weird Animal VBS (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

United Methodist Church, 401 E Broadway Street Virginia IL, 62691

At Weird Animals kids will learn the Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind. They will enter a weird wacky world full of bible adventures, music & dance, fun experiments, and learn that you are special to Jesus.


Any children Preschool-6th grade welcome to join!


We will be there July 20-24th 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on the 25th we will be meeting at the Virginia pool for free swimming and food!

the Hearts (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

ICC Performing Arts Center, 1 College Dr East Peoria, IL 61635


Ladies come sing with us for the summer.  Learn some new songs, a few vocal techniques and sing a cappella with us.


Tuesday Evenings 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.


There will be performance opportunities throughout the summer.


12 Step Recovery (Tue. Jul 22, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Stephanie: 217.793.2800

12 Step Recovery is a Christ-centered support group for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behavior.

12 Step meets every Tuesday.


Contact Stephanie Dugan at for more information or meeting location.

Your information is kept anonymous.