Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Oct 26, 2014 - Sat. Nov 1, 2014
November 2014

Sat. Nov 1, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 am)

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available.

All instructors are IL Department of Financial & Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at EVERY CCW class instructed.

 

 

For more information please visit www.ethostactical.com or call.

Craft / vendor fundriser and canned food drive (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 10:00 am)

This fundriser/canned food drive is to help the food pantry. There will be a bake sale and a raffle, so please come out and help a good food pantry. They serve 120-140 families every other week.

Lifetime's 7th Annual Walk for a Lifetime (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Walk for a Lifetime is about raising funds and awareness to advance a culture of life in our community and beyond. Lifetime solely relies upon individual, business and church partnerships to continue offering our life-saving services. With the addition of ultrasound services this year, we are especially thankful for our generous partners who help us answer our girls' #1 question: "Am I really pregnant?"

 

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and encouragement as we celebrate LIFE together!

 

Open House is at Lifetime and includes tours, viewing of LIVE ultrasound, and free chili dinner. Everyone welcome!

Thailand Presentation - Anti-human trafficking ministry (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 1:00 pm)

Michelle Booker is home for a short furlough and will be sharing with us her experiences working with an anti-human trafficking organization in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the past fourteen months. There will be a brief presentation of stories and pictures with refreshments to follow. Hope to see you there!

Family Fun Fest (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Kids' activities!

30 Carnival Games

Hundreds of Prizes!

Silent Auction

Food, fun, friends!

Free Admission

Carnival Tickets: 25 cents

6:30 p.m. Free Movie & Popcorn

 

  • Candy Shop
  • Cake Walk
  • Carnival Games
  • Sand Art
  • Bounce House
  • Art Pavilion

 

Sponsored by Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry

Family Fun Fest (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm)

The Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry is sponsoring the 16th annual Family Fun Fest, Dinner and Benefit Auction.

The Fun Fest activities include carnival games, face painting, bounce house, silent auction and much, much more.  All-you-can-eat BBQ Pork dinner starts at 5:00 P.M.  Benefit auction for the senior high mission trip starts at 6:00 P.M.  Free movie and popcorn for the kids starts at 6:30 P.m.

Pasta for Patriots (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Come out for an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at Goodfellas in Pekin.

 

This is the beginning of our "Joining Hands to Thank Veterans" 11-day event.

 

We will have a DJ and magician as well as silent auction items, door prizes, and a special gourmet cupcake bar. We will also unveil our display honoring veterans.

 

All proceeds will be used to do home repairs for veterans. We provide basic home repairs, yard clean ups, and weatherization to Veterans FREE of charge. We are an all-volunteer organization and do not accept government money. We have completed 70 yard cleanups and 18 home repairs since becoming an affiliate of the International Fuller Center for Housing in June of 2013.

 

Tickets are only $7 for adults, $5 for veterans, and $5 for children 12 and under.

Dunlap Prospect UMC Turkey Dinner (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Dunlap Prospect United Methodist Church

 

Annual TURKEY DINNER For Tickets call church office

 

Adults: $12 in advance, $13 at door Children: (ages 5 - 12 yrs) $6 in advance, $7 at door

 

Dinner, served family style, includes: Turkey and Dressing Mashed Potatoes and gravy Vegetable and Cranberries Homemade desserts Carryout service available

St. Paul's Soup & Sandwich Supper (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church's annual Soup & Sandwich Supper. Three kinds of soup to choose from. Prices are, $8 for adults, $6 for kids 12 & under, and free for kids under 5.

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Come enjoy a safe, Family Friendly Trick or Treating. Kids in costumes can collect candy from decorated cars. 

Also enjoy hot beverages. 

 

Father Daughter Purity Ball (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Christian Center is once again thrilled to host the Father-Daughter Purity Ball. It is our pleasure to hold high the banner of purity in the midst of a culture that destroys it.

 

We hope you will join us as we encourage young women to commit to moral purity and help them understand the beautiful and righteous life God offers them.

 

The Bible lays the responsibility of protecting daughters at the feet of their fathers. We desire to charge men to take up this mantle of responsibility!

 

God thinks the protection of a woman’s purity should be extravagant and so do we! We look forward to this formal evening and hope you will join us. The event is open to all girls, ages 12 and up.

 

Evening Program

5:00 pm • Photos & Music

6:00 pm • Invocation, Dinner, Program with guest speaker Rachel Lee Carter

10:00 pm • Closing-Last Waltz

 

You can download a registration form at the above Web site. Just click on the "Tickets" tab.

 

The cost is $60 per person. The price includes dinner, dessert, two 5x7 photos per family, a white rose, a gift from Bremer Jewelry for each daughter, and a special gift for the dads. A suit/sport coat is required.

 

Limited scholarships are available - apply by Oct. 1st. Call 685-4218 ext. 101 for a scholarship form.

 

Guest Speaker Rachel Lee Carter is an alumnus of Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY. There she studied Bible Survey and Systematic Theology with an emphasis on missions and youth ministry. After hearing God’s call on her life to return to the modeling industry as a professional, Christian model, she began using this platform to share the love of Jesus Christ within the fashion industry and at women’s and youth conferences nationwide. As a professional model for over 20 years, Rachel has traveled to over 30 countries. Her clientele includes: Cover Girl, Tommy Hilfiger, Clairol, Cabela’s, Jones New York, Teen Magazine, Wrangler, Fitness Magazine, Nicole Miller, Chico’s, DKNY, Reebok, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and many others. She is also the 2009 Mrs. North Carolina US and a former Miss Teen USA contestant. She is the author of Fashioned by Faith. She and her husband, Daryl, live in Conover, NC with their sons, Jack and Jude.

 

 

Are you in need of a gown for the evening?

Some beautiful gowns have been donated to The Christian Center to be used for the Purity Ball. You may come to The Center to try on the gowns on the following dates:

Saturday, September 27 • 10:00 A.M. – Noon

Tuesday, October 7 • 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, October 18 • 10:00 A.M. – Noon 

Saturday, October 25 • 10:00 A.M. - Noon

16th Annual Mission Benefit Supper and Auction (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:00 pm)

Starting at 5:00 p.m.--All you can eat

Bar-B-Q pork loin, baked beans, goulash, corn, dinner rolls, variety of homemade pies/desserts

 

Benefit auction starts at 6:00 p.m.

Hand-made items, needlework, crafts, gift baskets, tools, furniture, certificates from local merchants, baked goods, pies, and lots more!

 

All types of donations welcome!

 

Sponsored by Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

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.

SVYS 5th Annual Trivia Night! (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites you to its fifth annual, fun-filled Trivia Night! Renowned Trivia Expert and Emcee Russ Friedewald will host the event.

 

Since Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day, this year’s theme is “Sinners & Saints”! Costumes are highly encouraged (but not required). Get ready to show us your knowledge and compete for a cash prize! (We'll even let you buy a mulligan to use on those questions that stump you.) Looking for more ways to win? Then take a chance at our 50/50 drawing!

 

The cost to participate in this exciting event is only $10 per person, which can be paid at the door or in advance by calling the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Office at the above number. Have a group of know-it-alls? Tables of 10 may be reserved in advance by calling our office. Drinks will also be available for purchase throughout the evening at our cash bar. Sponsorships or other contributions are welcome. All proceeds will go to support the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra. We hope you can make it!

 

Fall Revival at TriValley Baptist Church (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Revival will begin with a music concert on Saturday Evening. Music Evangelists will be Denny Mallory of Bloomington/Normal and John Somes of Sterling, IL. Both men will be sharing music with Denny Mallory doing the Evangelistic Preaching. The service on Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Potluck Dinner at 12:00 noon In Fellowship Hall.

 

C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:30 pm)

Peoria Christian High School Theater is proud to present, C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

Award-winning playwright, Joseph Robinette, faithfully recreates the amazing world of Narnia in this entertaining, dramatic adventure for the whole family. This enchanting stage adaption captures the spirit of the original story with cleverness and charm and includes many of the characters so many have grown to love. This story of faith, love, forgiveness and courage unfolds as the four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy enter the magical world of Narnia through a seemingly normal wardrobe. Stepping through the wardrobe they find a winter wonderland, but soon they realize all is not right in the enchanted land. The White Witch has taken over Narnia and has forced good out of the world. All too soon the children are engulfed in a battle of good versus evil. They find refuge in the camp of Aslan, the valiant Lion and learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice. This allegorical tale of spiritual warfare, love and forgiveness is a message for all ages. Come and join the Pevensie children as they enter the world of Narnia!

 

Presented with special arrangements with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

P.I.C.K. Drumline concert (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:30 pm)

The P.I.C.K. Drumline will be performing!  Admission is free but a freewill donation to support the group will be taken. The concert will be followed by a dessert reception.

Eureka Reagan Fest's Trail of Terror (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

A scary, dark walk in the Lower Eureka Lake Park for some chills, thrills & laughs with your family and/or friends!  This is a family event but not for little ones:) One time Access Pass is $5 per person or buy an All Nighter Access Pass for just $10 per person (access until we close!)  Concessions available.

Sun. Nov 2, 2014

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available.

All instructors are IL Department of Financial & Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at EVERY CCW class instructed.

 

 

For more information please visit www.ethostactical.com or call.

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 10:45 am)

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.

Town and Country Baptist Church (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 11:00 am)

We will be hosting Steve Hess and Southern Salvation. If you like Southern Gospel Music, you don't want to miss this special appearance. The Church will be celebrating their 6 year anniversary that day, with a potluck after the morning service. Good Gospel music, good food, and good fellowship will be just a little taste of Heaven. Come and enjoy! All are welcome. No admission, a free will offering will be taken.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 12:00 pm)

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. Nov 2, 2014 12:00 pm)

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.

Orphan Sunday: Inspire and Equip (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 3:00 pm)

Individuals and churches from around the globe will seek to raise awareness of the orphan crisis and celebrate adoption, foster care, orphan care initiatives and God’s heart for the orphaned. This Orphan Sunday event in Peoria, Illinois is geared towards inspiring and equipping people to take meaningful steps towards change. This community event will include music, short films, information on various ways to address the orphan crisis, and opportunities for involvement.

 

The event is FREE, but seats are limited. RSVP to the event.

 

Please join us as we unite with many around the world to become One Voice on One Day for One Purpose – the orphan.

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 5:00 pm)

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.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

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.

Remedy Drive concert (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

A full concert for all ages, the band is seeking to raise awareness on slavery and to empower rescue. Their new album, "Commodity," shines a light on freedom.

 

 

All tickets are $5, General Admission seating.

 

 

Ticket sales will benefit As Our Own, a Chicago-based charity that rescues vulnerable children in India from certain enslavement and exploitation.

 

 

Tickets are available now at iTickets.com or by calling 800-965-9324. Tickets are available locally at First Christian Church in Clinton (217-935-3139).

Jamie Grace concert (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

Enjoy an evening with Jamie Grace, Christian music singer/songwriter. Her songs include, "Hold Me," "You Lead," "Holding On," "Beautiful Day," and "Do Life Big."

 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $12.

Follow the link above to buy tickets.

 

Presented by WCIC!

Fall Revival at TriValley Baptist Church (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

Revival will begin with a music concert on Saturday Evening. Music Evangelists will be Denny Mallory of Bloomington/Normal and John Somes of Sterling, IL. Both men will be sharing music with Denny Mallory doing the Evangelistic Preaching. The service on Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Potluck Dinner at 12:00 noon In Fellowship Hall.

 

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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. 

Mon. Nov 3, 2014

LCU Red Lions Dat (Mon. Nov 3, 2014 8:00 am)

LCU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National College Athletic Association( NCCAA) in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's baseball.

Tue. Nov 4, 2014

LCU Red Lions Dat (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 8:00 am)

LCU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National College Athletic Association( NCCAA) in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's baseball.

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

MOPS/MOMSnext (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 9:30 am)

We are a dual-chartered group including both MOPS and MOMSnext moms. A typical meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations and videos. We also include the occasional craft to spark our creative side. Plus, there's usually food... food you can enjoy and not have to share bites with anyone else! But more important, you'll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood. 

 

Childcare (Moppets) provided in a preschool-style environment. All volunteers are background checked to DCFS standards.

 

DivorceCare (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Nov 5, 2014

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

San Jose United Methodist Turkey Supper (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 4:00 pm)

Roast turkey dinner with mashed potatoes/gravy, dressing, vegetable, salad, dessert and drink.

Dine In or Carry Out

Adults - $10.00

Children - $4.00

Baked goods and candies also.

Proceeds benefit missions supported by the United Methodist Women.

 

Fundraising event for Susan G. Komen (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 5:30 pm)

This event will feature new and gently used handbags, totes, wallets, coin purses, etc. that will be available by live and silent auction during the evening.  We have donations of Coach, Vera Bradley, TLC Kanvas, Kate Spade, and more! 

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. - live auction begins at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, pink lemonade, and iced tea, along with TCRC wine and coffee tasting.  Cash bar available. 

 

$20.00 per person.  Tickets available at Morton Tourism Office, 204 S. First Street, Morton or by calling Susan or Sharyl.

 

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 6:00 pm)

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.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Thu. Nov 6, 2014

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Thu. Nov 6, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Nov 6, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Nov 6, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Nov 6, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Nov 7, 2014

2014 St. Joseph's Home Raffle (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 9:00 am)

The 2014 SJH Annual Raffle Grand Prize drawing. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Early Bird drawings will be held October 24th and October 31st, both at 10am in the Holy Family Center family room.

Tickets will be on sale Sept. 1st and will remain on sale in the Development office until 4pm on Friday, November 6th. Call to secure your chance at up to $10,000*.

Grand Prize– $10,000*

2nd Prize- $1,000

3rd Prize- $500

*$10,000 grand prize guaranteed after 1,000 tickets sold (otherwise Grand Prize reverts to 50/50 of net proceeds). Proceeds will go towards new draperies for resident rooms and throughout the home. Need not be present to win. Raffle open to individuals 18 years or older. Void where prohibited by law. 

Building Better Moms (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  

 

Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

Pilgrimage To Israel, The Holy Land (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 12:00 pm)

AMI Travel of Chicago and First Christian Church of Bloomington Illinois are making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land!

November 7th through Novemebr 16th, 2014

Would you like to come with us on this ecumenical pilgrimage?

Meet the Artists (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Meet the Artists at Studio, featuring copper & wire crocheted jewelry, garden & wall can flowers, and melted glass bottles & items. Live music, wine, refreshments, door prizes every half hour.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Women of Faith Simulcast (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

SAVE THE DATES! Nov. 7 & 8 at Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington!

 

Women of Faith Tour: From Survival to Revival 2014

Live Simulcast Event

Revive Your Faith | Awaken Your Spirit | Transform Your Life

 

Friday night begins with music, laughter, and grace as walls come down and women awaken to what God has in store. Doors open at 5 p.m.

 

On Saturday, Bible teaching and personal stories speak to heart-felt needs, transforming lives and sparking change that spreads to communities, churches, families, and friends. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be available.

 

Featuring:

  • Patsy Clairmont
  • Sheila Walsh
  • Lisa Harper
  • Christine Caine
  • Anita Renfroe
  • Lysa Terkeurst

 

Cost $25

Registration begins Sept. 2nd on the church's website (see link above).

Space is limited.

Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join us for an evening of fun for women of all ages - come see vendors selling homemade crafts, jewelry, purses, and other home businesses. Enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and sweets. Door prizes and a special gift to all who stop by!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Central Illinois Prophecy Conference (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Cost is FREE but registration is encouraged

 

This is an event you don't want to miss, so register now! 

 

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Mark Bailey, President, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Steve Herzig, North American Ministries Director Friends of Israel
  • Dr. Micahel Svigal, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

 

Addictions Program (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

Sat. Nov 8, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 3:00 am)

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

MCC Haiti Missions 5K run & 1 mile walk (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am)

Join us in our inaugural 5K run/1 mile walk event, to raise funds for Minier Christian Church's Haiti Missions

 

  • 5K ($20 registration by 11/7)-$25 same day registration, 
  • 1 mile walk (children & strollers welcome-children 2/under-FREE)-$10 registration by 11/7...$15 same day registration on 11/8
  • *Event T-shirt to FIRST 100 registrants for WALK OR RUN!!!!!
  • *Same day race/walk registration at MCC 8-9:30am

 

Details and online registration available at the website

 

 

80th Annual Bazaar (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Coffee and rolls available at 7:30

Luncheon from 10:30 to 1 with carry-out

Bake sale, Crafts, Thanksgiving and Christmas Items, Attic treasures

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Wesley United Methodist Church Heritage Bazaar (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Bazaar - Booths offering homemade foods, frozen mini ham loaves, handmade decorations and crafts, candy, rugs, holiday items, trinkets & treasures and a silent auction.  Coffee Hour - 8-10:30 with homemade rolls and coffee cakes.  Lunch - 11-1 with chicken & noodles, chili, vegetable soup, salads and desserts.

 

Women of Faith Simulcast (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

SAVE THE DATES! Nov. 7 & 8 at Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington!

 

Women of Faith Tour: From Survival to Revival 2014

Live Simulcast Event

Revive Your Faith | Awaken Your Spirit | Transform Your Life

 

Friday night begins with music, laughter, and grace as walls come down and women awaken to what God has in store. Doors open at 5 p.m.

 

On Saturday, Bible teaching and personal stories speak to heart-felt needs, transforming lives and sparking change that spreads to communities, churches, families, and friends. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be available.

 

Featuring:

  • Patsy Clairmont
  • Sheila Walsh
  • Lisa Harper
  • Christine Caine
  • Anita Renfroe
  • Lysa Terkeurst

 

Cost $25

Registration begins Sept. 2nd on the church's website (see link above).

Space is limited.

Overwhelmed...by life or by God? (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Are you looking for an opportunity to spend the day with other women of all ages and experience God's awesome love? Heart and Soul would like to invite you to the 4th annual community wide women's retreat! This year's theme is titled "Overwhelmed...by life or by God?" and will feature key note speaker, Rev. Lori Bultemeier! We have several breakout sessions planned and you'll have the opportunity to choose a session in both the morning and afternoon.

The cost of the event is $20 and will include a continental breakfast and box lunch. Registration is requested by Nov 3rd using the link above.

You don't want to miss out on this amazing day! If you have any further questions, please email our Heart and Soul Team 

Ladies Time Out! (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Shopping (several vendors lined up) and indoor yard sale.

 

We still have room more a few more vendors.

Central Illinois Prophecy Conference (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Cost is FREE but registration is encouraged

 

This is an event you don't want to miss, so register now! 

 

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Mark Bailey, President, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Steve Herzig, North American Ministries Director Friends of Israel
  • Dr. Micahel Svigal, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

 

WorldCrafts (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am)

The 5th Annual WorldCrafts Sale is called "Celebrations Around the World." Through your purchases of handcrafted items, you join us in the fight to end human trafficking and stop sexual exploitation. There will be items to purchase, ethnic food available, and also a special guest speaker. Please join us for this amazing event.

Prairie School Fall Open House (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am)

Multiple vendors, crafts, bake sale and a lunch stand serving smoked pork.  Carry outs and kids meals are available.

Holiday Bazaar (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Several local small business owners will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar at the Morton Freedom Hall. 

SCHEELS Home Decor Seminar Series (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 10:30 am)

From trees to mantels, to table ,and shelving, learn about the latest decor trends at this FREE seminar.

 

Enjoy tips, treats, and register to win great prizes. There will be one seminar in the morning and one in the afternoon.

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Downtown Shop Hop & Free Artisan Walk (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Downtown Shop Hop and Free Artisan Walk featuring a tour of downtown art galleries/shoppes. Free snacks along the way. Reservations appreciated, but not required

World Championship of Performing Arts - Team USA Audition (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 5:00 pm)

Audition to be a part of Team USA for the World Championship of Performing Arts held in California.  We are audition all, singers, actors, models, dancers, and instrumentalists. Come be a part of this international event ( the Olympics of the Performing Arts)!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

The Forgotten Initiative (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

If you have a heart for adoption or fostering, wish to know more about it, or wish to support adopting or fostering families, join us for an information night with Jami Kaeb of The Forgotten Initiative. Free childcare is available...to RSVP or for more information, contact Jacquie

Men's Accountability Group & Chess Competition Fellowship (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 6:30 pm)

Iron sharpening iron through accountability, encouragement, prayer, and fellowship in the love of Christ.

Faith and Family Fun Night (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 7:00 pm)

Come out for the Bradley soccer "Faith and Family Fun Night" at Shea Stadium! The Braves will take on Drake, and there will be live music entertainment at half-time by GreenHouseEFX, plus bounce houses for the kids!

Finding the Heart of Leadership - "Lead... for God's Sake", Todd Gongwer (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 7:00 pm)

Basketball Coach, Speaker, and Author of "Lead... for God's Sake", Todd Gongwer will speak on finding the heart of leadership in athletics as well as business environments.  Come listen to this national speaker and confidant to some of the most successful coaches and business leaders in the U.S. and the heart of his message to move us from knowledge to action.  Admission is FREE!!

Sun. Nov 9, 2014

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Holiday Help (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 2:00 pm)

Second Presbyterian Church is opening its doors to the community this holiday season to offer a very special gift called Holiday Help.   Holiday Help was developed by Sherry Williams from Hopeful Transitions, a national grief consulting and resource organization.  She will be presenting information that will normalize the grief process and provide practical suggestions for coping.  We realize that for many people this could be the first holiday season without a close family member or loved one and their rituals and traditions may seem empty.  This program will include creative ways to create memorials, rituals, and traditions that incorporate the memory of the person who has died. This program is free and open to the public with no reservations required so please join us and bring along your family members and friends.

Veteran's Day Service (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 2:00 pm)

Special guests The Chosen Ones plus Dan Wilson and Andy Fife will provide patriotic music. Ken Wise will be the Emcee. Military displays and mementos will be shown.

 

The public is invited to the dinner and concert.

 

Veterans, please wear your uniforms or caps if you can.

 

Dinner is at 12:00 p.m. and program at 2:00 p.m.

 

The Chosen Ones will also be singing at the morning service at 11:00 A.M.

 

A love offering will be taken for both services.

 

For more information, call Jim Peek, Ed Sathoff, or Daniel Yielding.

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 5:00 pm)

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.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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. 

Community Praise Night (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 6:30 pm)

One God... together with

 

One Body....for

 

One Night of Worship!!!

 

Community Praise Night is about bringing Sauk Valley believers together under one roof to worship the Lord, using the arts as a vehicle.

 

The secondary purpose is to provide a venue for artists to use their God-given gifts...drama, art, dance, etc. Most of the evening, however, is everyone worshiping God together. 

 

This is not a concert or a performance but a night of worship. The songs will be ones that most churches know. Also, the music will be sent to area churches so they can learn the songs that they might not know so everyone is able to participate.

 

The worship team itself is made up individuals from at least 12 different churches. Including all the different specials in between, about 20 churches will be represented.

 

We're excited to see growing unity  among believers and leaders throughout the year, which is something very powerful for Kingdom work!

Mon. Nov 10, 2014

Scrapbook 101: A Crash Course to Scrapbooking (Mon. Nov 10, 2014 5:30 pm)

Have you wanted to learn how to scrapbook or start memory keeping but don't know where to start? Gather up some photos and we will turn them into a beautiful layout. Learn the basics of the supplies, tools, and design principles needed to get you on the road to documenting your life stories. We will also make a layout using concepts learned. Page kit will be provided. Class is $15

This is a great class for anyone!

Registration is necessary. Email to register or for more details.

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Nov 10, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month starting September 8th at Chillicothe Bible Church. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome--no waiting list! Registration for the year is $25, each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting.

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

Tue. Nov 11, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

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

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.

Soup and Soul for the Center (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 5:00 pm)

GREAT SOUP |  GREAT MUSIC  |  GREAT CAUSE

Soup and Soul for the Center is one of Peoria's most amazing events.  Enjoy incredible local jazz, classical, and americana folk music while trying soups and deserts from 20+ of Peoria's best restaurants.  

Additionally, you get to see and hear about the work that goes on at Dream Center Peoria where we are restoring dignity and providing opportunities for a meaningful future to human beings in our community.

100% of the proceeds stay local and go to support the 26+ programs and events at Dream Center Peoria.

Follow the link to get your tickets today!

DivorceCare (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

Does What You Wear Matter? (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Free Follow-up Bible Study to the Purity Ball

 

Rachel Lee Carter has written a book/bible study for girls called "Fashioned by Faith." An International Model uncovers the truth about modesty and style. Rachel Lee Carter shares her story of being modest in an often immodest industry. She uncovers what guys really think when girls follow those revealing trends. More importantly she examines what God thinks.

 

Her book will be available for purchase the night of the Purity Ball for $14.00.

 

Age requirement: All Girls 12 and Up

 

Download registration form online.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Nov 12, 2014

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Wed. Nov 12, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Nov 12, 2014 6:00 pm)

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.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Nov 12, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Nov 12, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Thu. Nov 13, 2014

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Thu. Nov 13, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Nov 13, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Nov 13, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Nov 13, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Nov 14, 2014

Volunteers Needed: Bell Ringing with the Salvation Army (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 8:00 am)

The sound of The Salvation Army bells will soon fill the air outside stores throughout the tri-county, reminding us that Christmas isn't far off. Each year The Salvation Army collects money in its kettles to help those in need in our community. When you take a shift ringing bells, it helps The Salvation Army help those in need. Please sign up today.

 

Bell ringing begins on November 14 and runs through Christmas Eve. There are volunteer opportunities on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Illinois. Check out the website for opportunities in your area.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Family Driven Faith Conference (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm)

This conference offers sound, biblical, gospel-centered help and hope for those desiring to lead their families to walk in truth. Attendees are challenged, encouraged, equipped and renewed as they walk through the problem on day one and the solution on day two.

 

Come join us for a weekend with Voddie Baucham, author of Family Driven Faith and get ready to be equipped and encouraged with powerful truths that will transform your family! Seating is limited to the first 600 people, so please register now so that we can reserve your seat! Also, be sure to invite your friends to this weekend! Please note that children are very welcome, but childcare will not be provided. We can't wait to see you there!

 

 

Addictions Program (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

F.O.P. FESTIVAL OF PRAISE (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 7:00 pm)

Two hours of praise and worship and letting God move us at the throne of grace in the power of the Holy Spirit! With worship band Revive.

 

Babysitting will be provided.

 

All church families are welcome.

Sat. Nov 15, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 3:00 am)

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

4th Annual Craft and Vendor Show (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

4th Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Show Proceeds to benefit North Mac Mom’s Group Several craft and vendor booths! Gift baskets available for purchase! Bake Sale! S.W.A.T.’s famous Potato Soup lunch available for purchase. 

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Volunteers Needed: Bell Ringing with the Salvation Army (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am)

The sound of The Salvation Army bells will soon fill the air outside stores throughout the tri-county, reminding us that Christmas isn't far off. Each year The Salvation Army collects money in its kettles to help those in need in our community. When you take a shift ringing bells, it helps The Salvation Army help those in need. Please sign up today.

 

Bell ringing begins on November 14 and runs through Christmas Eve. There are volunteer opportunities on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Illinois. Check out the website for opportunities in your area.

2nd Annual Hustle for Hydrops (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am)

Benefit to raise money and awareness for hydrops!

 

My husband and I lost our baby at 27 weeks in November 2012 to hydrops. We are raising awareness to this and giving money to OSF in our daughter's name. The money is being used to fund Izzie's Inspirations and support parents going through pregnancies with a poor prognosis.

 

5K, 12K, and 1 mile fun run

Starts and Ends at Five Points in Washington, IL

Craft Fair during race from 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Family Driven Faith Conference (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:30 am - 11:30 am)

This conference offers sound, biblical, gospel-centered help and hope for those desiring to lead their families to walk in truth. Attendees are challenged, encouraged, equipped and renewed as they walk through the problem on day one and the solution on day two.

 

Come join us for a weekend with Voddie Baucham, author of Family Driven Faith and get ready to be equipped and encouraged with powerful truths that will transform your family! Seating is limited to the first 600 people, so please register now so that we can reserve your seat! Also, be sure to invite your friends to this weekend! Please note that children are very welcome, but childcare will not be provided. We can't wait to see you there!

 

 

South Fork Holiday Fiesta (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

This is our fourth year of the holiday fiesta.  We will have over 40 vendors to shop from, a holiday shop just for the kids to shop from (priced for the kids) photos with Santa, chorus performance, cake walk, bake sale, lunch provided by Lady's night out relay for life, Raffle baskets, sand art, other crafts for the kids as well and so much more!

Stop & Shop Christmas Open House (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

STOP & SHOP CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

 

Holiday shopping at its finest and easiest!

 

Join Mary Kay, Scentsy, PartyLite Candles, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Gifts, Usborne Books, Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Gourmet Cupboard, Jockey Person-to-Person, Origami Owl, Velata Fun Fondue, Norwex, Paparazzi, Wildtree, The Crafty Fox, Elizabeth Elaine, Discovery Toys, many craft items, & so much more for a

 

STOP & SHOP CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 

 

Avoid the crowds – order your gifts with assured delivery in time for Christmas gift giving!

 

 

Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Come join us for our Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar! It is the perfect time to start your Holiday shopping, pick up those few items you need for co-workers, or just get stocking stuffers for your family. Items will include: hand-made jewelry, wood working, cards, florals, candy, wreaths, candles, and much, much more!!! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please call Judy McEvoy, Director of Lay Ministries, at the above number, Monday-Thursday. Proceeds from the sale of table space (to vendors) will go to benefit Africa University Foundation.

Taste of Grace UMW Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Crafts

Rada Stainless Kitchen Products

Springerle Cookies

Fresh Georgia Pecans

Candy - Cookies - Breads

Jumer Cinnamon Rolls

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am)

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays is a warm, encouraging and helpful event featuring video instruction and group discussion. This group will help you deal with the intense pain of seperation and divorce during the holiday season.

Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am)

Hear from others who are also going through the loss of a loved one:

What emotions to expect during the coming days

How to prepare for the holidays

How to manage relationships and holiday socials

How the holidays can help you heal

Creekwood craft bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Creekwood Apartments in Morton, Illinois is having a craft bazaar. Some of the items up for sale are crocheted afghans and 18-in. American Girl doll items, sun catchers and door hangers, Barbie dolls and Precious Moment items, specialty pillows, jewelry, one of a kind wreaths, fall handcrafted items, plastic canvas items, wood crafts, and hand tooled leather items.

Chili for Chile (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 4:00 pm)

Actually, they don't eat Chili in Chile, but the Senior Class of Faith Baptist Christian School is hosting a Chili Supper to help them raise money for their class missionary trip to Santiago, Chile. 

 

Advance Tickets are $7 each and ALL proceeds go to the Senior Class Trip. Tickets will be $8 at the door.

 

Contact Shawn Haynie at Faith Baptist Christian School or stop by our school office at, to buy your tickets.

 

Because of the missionary nature of this trip, you may also make a tax deductible donation to the senior class through Faith Baptist Christian School. Contact Shawn Haynie for details.

YMCA 125th Anniversary Celebration (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Cheer on local celebrities as they wear classic basketball uniforms and play by the original 13 rules of "Peach Basket Ball." Featuring: Rock Falls/Sterling/Newman High School Scrimmage!

 

The Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA (1889-2014) is honoring the past and inspiring the future with a 125th anniversary celebration. The evening will celebrate the game of basketball (which was invented at a YMCA in Massachusetts just two years after the Sterling-Rock Falls Y was founded) with a scrimmage with Newman, Rock Falls, and Sterling high school teams. The main event will be a “Throwback” basketball game played by local celebrities using the original 13 rules of the Peach Basket Ball. The event will take place at Sauk Valley Community College. The fee is a free-will donation for admission.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Sun. Nov 16, 2014

2nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Marketplace (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

The “Spirit of Christmas Marketplace” will give holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase items from a list of necessities and goods provided by participating missions that directly benefit those locally and around the world. Sample “Gifts” may range from $5 towards plywood for home remodeling for Seniors or $10 for bag of cement for building churches in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula area to $40 for a week of care in an afterschool program. With a variety of offerings to choose from, the Fair provides something for everyone on a giving list. For each cash or check donation, shoppers receive a holiday card with a description of the organization and the “gift”.

 

“We encourage people to purchase gifts in the name of a loved one, such as school uniforms to South Side Mission or a handbag woven by women at a mission in Africa”, said Pam Garner from the Northminster Mission Ministry. “It’s also a great time to learn about these missions and what they do for others.”

 

Over $10,000 was raised last year, benefitting five local and global mission projects. This year, at least 15 Missions have signed up to date:

 

Alzheimer’s Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Hearts Outdoors, Blue Ridge Community Farm, Common Place Compassion, International Crittenton Center, Friendship House, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Juvenile Justice Ministries, Neighborhood House, Peoria Rescue Ministries, South Side Mission, Westminster Peninsula Ministry, Yucatan Peninsula Ministry

 

“We invite everyone to come, even after they attend church on Sunday morning”, said Garner. The “Spirit of Christmas Marketplace” will be held on Sunday, A light lunch will also be available for purchase.

 

Revive Pekin Conference (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Phil has been a pastor, leads one of the monthly bible studies in the Until He Returns study and is founder of the Kingdom Purposes Investment Planning in Morton. He has a strong passion and knowledge of Bible Prophesy. 

 

Come here him as he helps us understand why our world is spiraling out of control. Terrorism, financial upheaval, moral decline and uncertainty about the future leads us to ask, "What is ahead for us and how can I be prepared to face the future?"  This conference is designed to provide answers to these questions and hope for our lives and families.  The time for action is now. 

 

Come and let God work in your heart to prepare you for whatever lies ahead.  Bring your family and friends to this unique conference and BE REVIVED?

 

Conference sessions:

Session 1: Sunday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session 2: Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 3: Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 4: Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 5: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Child care provided for pre-school children.

 

For more information please call the church office.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 5:00 pm)

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.

The Central Illinois Jazz Society: Illinois Central Jazz Train (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 6:00 pm)

The Central Illinois Jazz Society, serving Central Illinois since 1978, presents the Illinois Central Jazz Train at 6:00 p.m. and also at 7:15 p.m.

 

For more information, please call or visit the websites: www.cijs.org or www.peoriajazz.com. For more information about our location, visit landmarkrec.com. Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.

 

Admission:

$5.00 Members

$7.00 Non-Members

Students are free

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who enjoys jazz. You do not have to be a musician to be a member or to attend our programs. Please consider joining the Central Illinois Jazz Society and supporting live jazz.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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. 

Revive Pekin Conference (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Phil has been a pastor, leads one of the monthly bible studies in the Until He Returns study and is founder of the Kingdom Purposes Investment Planning in Morton. He has a strong passion and knowledge of Bible Prophesy. 

 

Come here him as he helps us understand why our world is spiraling out of control. Terrorism, financial upheaval, moral decline and uncertainty about the future leads us to ask, "What is ahead for us and how can I be prepared to face the future?"  This conference is designed to provide answers to these questions and hope for our lives and families.  The time for action is now. 

 

Come and let God work in your heart to prepare you for whatever lies ahead.  Bring your family and friends to this unique conference and BE REVIVED?

 

Conference sessions:

Session 1: Sunday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session 2: Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 3: Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 4: Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 5: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Child care provided for pre-school children.

 

For more information please call the church office.

Mon. Nov 17, 2014

Kids Klub- How is SCHEELS fudge made? (Mon. Nov 17, 2014 6:00 pm)

Come and learn how Gramma Gina makes her homemade fudge! All participating kids ages 4-12 years old will be making a take home treat too!!

Washington 11/17 Memory Walk (Mon. Nov 17, 2014 6:00 pm)

Join us in prayer as we remember November 17 in Washington.  We will gather at Torry Gym (High School) at 6 pm and be bused to three starting points for the walk.  We will end at the gym in time for a 7 pm Community Service.  For more information go to Facebook and search 11/17 Memory Walk.

SCHEELS How Fudge is Made Kids Klub (Mon. Nov 17, 2014 6:00 pm)

Come learn how Gramma Gina’s fudge is made by a SCHEELS Fudge Expert. All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).

Revive Pekin Conference (Mon. Nov 17, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Phil has been a pastor, leads one of the monthly bible studies in the Until He Returns study and is founder of the Kingdom Purposes Investment Planning in Morton. He has a strong passion and knowledge of Bible Prophesy. 

 

Come here him as he helps us understand why our world is spiraling out of control. Terrorism, financial upheaval, moral decline and uncertainty about the future leads us to ask, "What is ahead for us and how can I be prepared to face the future?"  This conference is designed to provide answers to these questions and hope for our lives and families.  The time for action is now. 

 

Come and let God work in your heart to prepare you for whatever lies ahead.  Bring your family and friends to this unique conference and BE REVIVED?

 

Conference sessions:

Session 1: Sunday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session 2: Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 3: Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 4: Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 5: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Child care provided for pre-school children.

 

For more information please call the church office.

Tue. Nov 18, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, IL.

 

$14.00 for all

Very filling breakfast, special feature, key speaker, and wonderful fellowship!

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

DivorceCare (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

After Five Christian Women's Club (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm)

Dinner/Presentation

 

Cost:  $15.00

 

Speaker:  Connie Harris "Painted Colors of Hope"

Feature:  Kathryn Kleeman Lesniak - Junior Women's League

Music:  Judy & Aliya Davis

 

Reservations by Saturday, November 15

Call Ann to make your reservation. 

Revive Pekin Conference (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Phil has been a pastor, leads one of the monthly bible studies in the Until He Returns study and is founder of the Kingdom Purposes Investment Planning in Morton. He has a strong passion and knowledge of Bible Prophesy. 

 

Come here him as he helps us understand why our world is spiraling out of control. Terrorism, financial upheaval, moral decline and uncertainty about the future leads us to ask, "What is ahead for us and how can I be prepared to face the future?"  This conference is designed to provide answers to these questions and hope for our lives and families.  The time for action is now. 

 

Come and let God work in your heart to prepare you for whatever lies ahead.  Bring your family and friends to this unique conference and BE REVIVED?

 

Conference sessions:

Session 1: Sunday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session 2: Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 3: Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 4: Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 5: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Child care provided for pre-school children.

 

For more information please call the church office.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Nov 19, 2014

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Wed. Nov 19, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Nov 19, 2014 6:00 pm)

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.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Nov 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Nov 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Revive Pekin Conference (Wed. Nov 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Phil has been a pastor, leads one of the monthly bible studies in the Until He Returns study and is founder of the Kingdom Purposes Investment Planning in Morton. He has a strong passion and knowledge of Bible Prophesy. 

 

Come here him as he helps us understand why our world is spiraling out of control. Terrorism, financial upheaval, moral decline and uncertainty about the future leads us to ask, "What is ahead for us and how can I be prepared to face the future?"  This conference is designed to provide answers to these questions and hope for our lives and families.  The time for action is now. 

 

Come and let God work in your heart to prepare you for whatever lies ahead.  Bring your family and friends to this unique conference and BE REVIVED?

 

Conference sessions:

Session 1: Sunday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session 2: Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 3: Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 4: Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 5: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Child care provided for pre-school children.

 

For more information please call the church office.

Thu. Nov 20, 2014

SCHEELS Blaze Days (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 5:00 pm)

Make SCHEELS your last stop before the deer opener! We will offer one-time deals on essential gear as you head out on your hunt! GIVEAWAYS will include hats, fudge, and hand warmers for the FIRST 300 customers! Register to win one of two prizes: Tikka T3 and Vortex 10x42 Viper pair of binoculars. Hunting licenses available in store!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Nov 21, 2014

Volunteers Needed: Bell Ringing with the Salvation Army (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 8:00 am)

The sound of The Salvation Army bells will soon fill the air outside stores throughout the tri-county, reminding us that Christmas isn't far off. Each year The Salvation Army collects money in its kettles to help those in need in our community. When you take a shift ringing bells, it helps The Salvation Army help those in need. Please sign up today.

 

Bell ringing begins on November 14 and runs through Christmas Eve. There are volunteer opportunities on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Illinois. Check out the website for opportunities in your area.

Building Better Moms (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  

 

Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 6:30 pm)

Come out to our Monthly Jam Session on the 3rd Friday of every month.  People come from all around to listen to steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet, and a ventriloquist.  All are welcome to attend.  Snacks are provided after the service.

 

A free-will offering will be taken for Missions.  Giving is not required.  The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs.  Therefore, we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.

The Highwaymen Live @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 7:00 pm)

A musical lookalike & sound a like tribute to Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. Direct from Las Vegas & Branson. This is a fantastic show.

You will know all the songs they will be singing!

 

Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. Its located 92 miles south (2 hours) from Chicago. Concert is open to all ages. Doors open 5:30 p.m. for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the theatre box office, charge by phone or online.

Citizen Way concert (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 7:00 pm)

Citizen Way will be performing at Embassy Suites in East Peoria. They play the songs "Should've Been Me," "Nothing Ever (Could Separate Us)," and "How Sweet the Sound." Tickets are $10 each. Buy tickets through the link above!

Addictions Program (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

Sat. Nov 22, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 3:00 am)

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Volunteers Needed: Bell Ringing with the Salvation Army (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 8:00 am)

The sound of The Salvation Army bells will soon fill the air outside stores throughout the tri-county, reminding us that Christmas isn't far off. Each year The Salvation Army collects money in its kettles to help those in need in our community. When you take a shift ringing bells, it helps The Salvation Army help those in need. Please sign up today.

 

Bell ringing begins on November 14 and runs through Christmas Eve. There are volunteer opportunities on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Illinois. Check out the website for opportunities in your area.

2nd Annual Craft Show & Bake Sale (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

We are focused on outreach to our community and we see a great opportunity in helping our community through our children’s ministries. This past year we have been able to provide many special events such as trunk-or-treat and our Easter egg hunt, an exciting vacation Bible school program, provide school supplies and backpacks to those in need, and send youth to summer camps. We are thankful that God has blessed us in being able to do these things and we are excited to do more in the upcoming year! This craft sale is an opportunity for us to work together as a church family to raise funds to help our community even more and we appreciate all those who would like to help us make a positive effect on this community as well.

Holiday Bazaar 2014 (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

74th Annual Holiday Bazaar!

 

Time for yummy ham loaf luncheon, cookies, beautiful handcrafted decorations, needlework items, candy, baked goods and many more things. Our 74th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on the lower floor.

 

  • Delicious Cookies
  • Candy Store
  • Christmas Items
  • Baked Goodies
  • White Elephant Sale
  • Stitchery & Crafts
  • Gormet Nuts
  • Coffee Shop

 

Individual Ham Loaf & Salad Buffet Luncheon served at 11:00 a.m. & Noon. $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for 10 yr. olds & under. Tickets may be purchased at the Church office or at the door.

 

Handicapped accessible off Peoria Avenue.

3R5K Fun Run/Walk (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 9:00 am)

Faith Baptist Christian School of Pekin announces it first ever 5K Fun Run/Walk. This event is complete with many good sponsorships, automated timing, and prizes in several different categories. Proceeds help Faith Baptist Christian School to further its mission of "partnering with families in educating children through a Bible-based curriculum." We're looking for runners, walkers, volunteers, and more sponsors.

 

Click on the link above for more information.

Old Time Christmas Homecoming (Gaither Style) (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

The Public is invited to attend!

A love offering will be taken to go to Grace Center Food Pantry.

 

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the pantry as well.

 

Pastor Daniel Yeilding will tell jokes and stories, and Ken Wise will be your emcee for the afternoon.

 

Featuring:

  • Anticipation
  • Gospel Strings
  • Solid Rock
  • Ron Senters
  • Pam& Mark Fisher
  • Gary Eby
  • Ed Sinclair
  • Saved By Grace
  • The Messengers
  • Keith Jones
  • Wayne Marquis
  • Randy Burnett
  • Dan Wilson, Hearts 4 One
  • Paddy Lilies
  • Rod Nikelson
  • Living Proof
  • Sonshiners
  • Joybells
  • Stan Lowe
  • Tom Jones
  • Marlene Wiker

Santas on the Run (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 1:00 pm)

People dressed in Santa suits will take to the streets of Sterling and Rock Falls for the Santas On The Run, a benefit for the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA scholarship fund.

 

Kick off this year’s holiday season with a new family tradition. People of all ages will be dressed in full Santa regalia for the 2-mile run/walk leading the Twin Cities Holiday Parade.

 

This is a great family event for people of all ages and levels of fitness. The event is a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit with friends, family, or work colleagues while raising funds for a great cause.

 

The race will start in the YWCA parking lot in downtown Sterling, head over the 1st Ave. bridge to Rock Falls, turn right on 3rd St., and head back to the start.

 

Participants can run it, walk it, skip it, hop it, finish it however they like, as long as they do it in the official four-piece suit that is included with the registration fee. You must register ahead of time! No race-day registrations accepted.

 

Register at the Y, by mail, or online.

 

More information:

http://srfymca.org/posts/santas-on-the-run/

 

To register:

https://ops1.operations.daxko.com/Online/3122/Programs/search.mvc/sessions?program_id=42846

Hometown Holidays: Twin Cities Holiday Parade (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 1:01 pm)

NEW PARADE ROUTE! Starts at 1st Ave. & 6th St. in Sterling, crosses the bridge, turns right on 3rd St., Rock Falls, & left of 5th Ave. to Merrill School.

 

"Santas on the Run" 5K will lead the parade!

 

Children's Party with Santa at Merril School at 2:00 p.m. following the parade! FREE treats & activities for kids. Visit with Santa & LIVE reindeer!

 

For a complete listing of Hometown Holidays events (November 20th-23rd), visit the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce's website and/or Facebook page!

Hometown Holidays: Children's Party with Santa (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 2:00 pm)

Children's Party with Santa at Merrill School at 2:00 p.m. following the parade! FREE treats & activities for kids. Visit with Santa & LIVE reindeer!

 

For a complete listing of Hometown Holidays events (November 20th-23rd), visit the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce's website and/or Facebook page!

Reverse Raffle (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 5:30 pm)

The Reverse Raffle is a fundraiser that supports the Replex financial assistance program and mission based programming to families and individuals that are experiencing financial hardship.  This fundraiser allows families and individuals the ability to participate in youth basketball, Ranger day camp, swim lessons, swim team, fitness programs and many other programs.

 

$100 per ticket

Tickets are good for dinner for two and a 1:8 chance to win cash.  You do not need to be present to win but will miss out on an fun evening and socialization with the best little ccommunity around!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

THE BALL BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 7:00 pm)

Gospel Quartet singers, The Ball Brothers, will be presenting a Christmas Concert at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Family Life Center.

 

The Ball Brothers are a distinctively different Southern Gospel Group, whose style appeals to fans of all ages. 

 

This younger quartet's close, smooth harmony and traditional gospel songs catch the attention of the older generation, while their contemporary upbeat music attracts the younger.

 

The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for those who would like a front row seat.  A free will offering will be accepted. 

Sun. Nov 23, 2014

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 5:00 pm)

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.

Tim Timmons Worship Concert (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Come out for a night of worship with Tim Timmons!

 

Doors open at 5pm.

 

The evening is free, but a ticket is required.

 

Get your ticket at iTickets.com or the Calvary Temple Christian Center office.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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. 

Mon. Nov 24, 2014

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Nov 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month starting September 8th at Chillicothe Bible Church. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome--no waiting list! Registration for the year is $25, each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting.

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

Tue. Nov 25, 2014

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

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.

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Nov 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Nov 26, 2014

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Wed. Nov 26, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Nov 26, 2014 6:00 pm)

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.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Nov 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Nov 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Thu. Nov 27, 2014

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner (Thu. Nov 27, 2014 12:00 pm)

A free full Thanksgiving dinner will be served to all. Also each family attending will recieve a free family photo. Open to the entire Rock River Valley. Meals can be delivered to shut ins at no cost also.

 

please contact the church by 11.24.14 to let us know how many will be attending! 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Thu. Nov 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Nov 27, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Nov 27, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Nov 28, 2014

Day AFTER Thanksgiving at SCHEELS (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 6:00 am)

Register to win a $250 SCHEELS gift card from November 1st-26th. Winner will be drawn at 2:30 PM on Friday, November 28. 2014. must be present to win. Free hot chocolate from 5:00AM-6:00AM. Store opens at 6:00 a.m. Live Reindeer from Morning Star Productions from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Don’t miss all of the awesome hot buys!!!! The first 250 customers in line the day after Thanksgiving will receive a $10 gift card to be used that day!

Volunteers Needed: Bell Ringing with the Salvation Army (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 8:00 am)

The sound of The Salvation Army bells will soon fill the air outside stores throughout the tri-county, reminding us that Christmas isn't far off. Each year The Salvation Army collects money in its kettles to help those in need in our community. When you take a shift ringing bells, it helps The Salvation Army help those in need. Please sign up today.

 

Bell ringing begins on November 14 and runs through Christmas Eve. There are volunteer opportunities on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Illinois. Check out the website for opportunities in your area.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

The Canton Evangelical Free Church will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving meal at no cost.  There will also be carry out at the church and home delivery available in the Canton area for those that can't get out. For delivery, contact the church office no later than November 22nd.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Addictions Program (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

Sat. Nov 29, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 29, 2014 3:00 am)

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Sat. Nov 29, 2014 8:00 am)

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Volunteers Needed: Bell Ringing with the Salvation Army (Sat. Nov 29, 2014 8:00 am)

The sound of The Salvation Army bells will soon fill the air outside stores throughout the tri-county, reminding us that Christmas isn't far off. Each year The Salvation Army collects money in its kettles to help those in need in our community. When you take a shift ringing bells, it helps The Salvation Army help those in need. Please sign up today.

 

Bell ringing begins on November 14 and runs through Christmas Eve. There are volunteer opportunities on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Illinois. Check out the website for opportunities in your area.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sat. Nov 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Christmastime Gospelfest (Sat. Nov 29, 2014 7:00 pm)

The 10th Annual “Christmastime Gospelfest” will be a fantastic way to kick off your Christmas celebration with traditional music that celebrates the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Shawn Degenhart and the Gospelfest Singers will be presenting the “best of the best” Christmas songs from their concerts through these past 10 years.This annual Christmas concert has become a holiday tradition for hundreds of families throughout central Illinois.

 

Tickets are $15 for adults but students high school and under are free.Group tickets for groups of 10 to 24 are $12 each and groups of 25 or more are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk at Five Points Washington or by calling the above number or visiting the website.

Sun. Nov 30, 2014

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sun. Nov 30, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Nov 30, 2014 5:00 pm)

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.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Nov 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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.