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March 2017
March 2017

Wed. 29 Mar, 2017

Movies For Lent (Wed. 29 Mar, 2017 6:00 pm)

Grace and Peace Lutheran Church will host its third annual Movies for Lent event.


Movies include God's Not Dead 2, War Room, Grace Card, Polycarp, and Risen. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy, fruit, and lemonade will also be served.


Doors will open at 5:30 and movies start at 6 PM. There is no charge for admission or for the theater food. Families are welcome and encouraged.

Griefshare (Wed. 29 Mar, 2017 6:30 pm)

A Griefshare Recovery Program will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm beginning January 11.


This is a 14-week program built around video seminars, a support group and a workbook.


To register, call Steve (217-414-0126) or visit

Thu. 30 Mar, 2017

That Man is You! (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 6:15 am)

That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men's program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership.


Over the course of three years, That Man is You! successively concerns men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children. That Man is You! is successful at attracting large numbers of men- including younger men still actively parenting- and then transforming their spiritual lives.


Indeed, independent research from the Faith Adviser to the Gallup Poll reveals That Man is You! to be one of the most life transforming programs ever studied. No matter where you are at in your spiritual journey, Jesus Christ wants to meet you there and take you further.  

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.


They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.


For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.


Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Single and Parenting Class (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a 13-week winter session of Single and Parenting beginning Thursday, February 16.


Single and Parenting is a support group for single parents to meet and discuss issues unique to their situation. Whether you're a single parent by choice, divorced or widowed, this group meets to discuss such topics as conflict resolution; tired and overwhelmed; parenting tools and projects; money and career; emotions and stability; and suffering and adversity. Each session is comprised of a video on a specific topic, group discussion and personal Bible study about relationships and parenting.


There is no fee to participate. A light meal and childcare will also be provided at no cost.


For more information, you can call the phone number or email the address listed above.

Community Bible Study Class (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!


This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture. 


Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.


CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.

Fri. 31 Mar, 2017

APACHE Homeschool Convention (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 8:30 am - Sat. 1 Apr, 2017 4:00 pm)

Join us for our 28th annual APACHE Homeschool Convention!


APACHE's vision is to connect homeschooling families with resources that equip, support, and encourage them in their efforts.


At the convention, you'll hear from Dr. Kathy Koch, Kendra Fletcher, Jonathon Lewis, and many more. There are also many workshops to choose from.


A special pre-convention will take place on March 30 from 6:30-9 PM. 


For more information or to register, please refer to the website and email listed above.

The Vine Conference (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 4:00 pm)

The Vine Conference is a weekend retreat to engage and challenge high school students (grades 9-12) to own their faith and to draw deeper into the Word.


Join us as we explore God’s Word through engaging sessions, dynamic worship, interactive breakouts, and much more!


Students can expect to leave on Saturday feeling challenged, encouraged, and spurred on in their faith.


The Vine Conference is also a great opportunity to get a taste of college life. Conference attendees will stay in the dorms, interact with current LCU students, and spend time with the LCU professors who will be teaching breakout sessions.


The Vine Conference 2017 is scheduled for March 31-April 1 on the campus of Lincoln Christian University (LCU). It’s open to all students grades 9-12 who want to learn about the Gospel message and have a blast doing it.


LCU welcomes youth group and individual registries at the above Web site.

Girls On the Go (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Join the YMCA Girls on the Go team(grades 6-8) while they travel to run local trails, visit community businesses, and hear from community leaders.


This is a 7 week session and will end with the Make a Wish 5K in Dixon.


Come join us for an informational meeting to learn more.


For even more information, refer to the number and website listed above.

Chicken Dinner and Family Fun Event (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Senior Class of Faith Baptist Christian School will be hosting this event. Dinner will be served at 5 with the dining room remaining open until 8:00 PM.


A silent auction, children's games and entertainment will also be part of this great family friendly event. Funds raised will be going to the Senior Class Missionary and Educational Trip to New York City and Washington DC in April.


Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. They are available from any FBCS Senior as well as the school office.


Hope to see you there!

Soul'd Out Quartet (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 5:30 pm)

Come see the Soul'd Out Quartet in concert! This event is free and a love offering will be taken.


For more details please call the number listed above.

GCS Spring Auction (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 7:00 pm)

This years GCS Spring Auction will feature sit down dining, and Becky Ellison's delicious food, so purchase your tickets soon!


The GCS annual auction provides a great opportunity for you to advertise in our auction program book, our Facebook page, and on-line auction website.


We are also looking for new items, services or certificates to be placed in the auction.


If you have questions, please contact the number listed above and ask for Mandy.



Lutheran Marriage Encounter (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. 2 Apr, 2017 12:00 pm)

Marriage Encounter helps good marriages become refreshed, renewed, and revitalized. Discover how to include God in your marriage. You can turn this weekend of discovery into a lifetime of love.


The deadline for registration is March 1st. However, late reservations will be taken if space is available.


For further information, contact Norm & Deb Lopez at the email listed above, or check out the website above.         

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Fri. 31 Mar, 2017 7:30 pm)

Take a musical promenade down the Champs Élysées. From Chabrier’s delightful Habanera and Faure’s elegant Pavane, to Ravel’s light-hearted Le Tombeau de Couperin and Debussy’s sentimental Clair de lune; this is April in Paris.


Mozart’s thrilling Paris Symphony concludes this springtime stroll!


General admission is $20, and student tickets are $5. There are also senior rates available.


Experience it for yourself by calling the number above or visiting the website listed above.