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Sun. Jun 28, 2015 - Sat. Jul 4, 2015
July 2015

Wed. Jul 1, 2015

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Tue. Jun 30, 2015 6:00 pm - Sat. Jul 4, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Wed. Jul 1, 2015 6:00 pm - Sun. Jul 5, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Thu. Jul 2, 2015

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Tue. Jun 30, 2015 6:00 pm - Sat. Jul 4, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Wed. Jul 1, 2015 6:00 pm - Sun. Jul 5, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Thu. Jul 2, 2015 6:00 pm - Mon. Jul 6, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Fri. Jul 3, 2015

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Tue. Jun 30, 2015 6:00 pm - Sat. Jul 4, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Wed. Jul 1, 2015 6:00 pm - Sun. Jul 5, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Thu. Jul 2, 2015 6:00 pm - Mon. Jul 6, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Sat. Jul 4, 2015

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Tue. Jun 30, 2015 6:00 pm - Sat. Jul 4, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Wed. Jul 1, 2015 6:00 pm - Sun. Jul 5, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Thu. Jul 2, 2015 6:00 pm - Mon. Jul 6, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Christian Center Baseball (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major is 11-12 years old.

 

(8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016). Season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only). Fee for Fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family. Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Christian Center Soccer (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5 – 18; Coed. Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday). The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now! Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Trinity Hosts "Open Church" Tours (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Trinity Lutheran Church will host an "Open Church" event.  Visitors are invited to enter the church from the Monroe Street entrance where greeters will have handouts available that explains the history, artwork and architecture of historic Trinity Lutheran Church.

 

June 6th is the first in a series of five monthly "Open Church" events to be held the first Saturday of the month, June through October, during the run of DSI's Old Capitol Farmers Market.  Other dates will be July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, and October 3rd.

 

Trinity Lutheran Church is located in downtown Springfield, across the street from the Illinois State Library and the State Capitol. The back of the church faces Broadway, which is near Downtown Spingfield, Inc.'s (DSI) Old Capitol Farmers Market.

 

Trinity recently hosted "Open Church" tours during the 150th Lincoln Funeral Re-enactment on May 2nd and DSI's Upper Story Tour on May 7th. Organizers for this church event decided to provide additional opportunities for Springfield residents and visitors to the area to view the church.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be open for tours each Saturday from May 2 through the end of October.  Bring the family or a friend and tour the museum!

 

Displayed are antique local fire engines, historic pictures, antiques, and firefighting tools and memorabilia.  Kids young and old will enjoy the history!

 

Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, please visit the website or call the number above.

West Peoria 4th of July Parade (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The parade starts at Rohmann and Sterling, travels down Sterling to Moss, across to Waverly, up to Rohmann, continuing onto Sterling again and concludes at the Franciscan Recreation Complex at the intersection of Sterling and Heading.

 

At the end of the parade, West Peoria gathers for the Flag Raising Ceremony at the community flagpole located at the park. 

 

WCIC will be a part of the parade, playing music and handing out candy and window stickers!

Geneseo Kiwanis Club's Pork in the Park (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 11:00 am)

25th Annual Pork Grill featuring Pork Chops, Pork Patties and all the trimmings! $9 Adult - Pork Chop Meal

 

With a patriotic concert by Geneseo’s Maple City Band at 1:00 PM!

 

Have dessert at Maple City Band’s Ice Cream Social 11:00-2:00 p.m. Proceeds go to Geneseo Kiwanis Club's Service Fund and Maple City Band.

Amazing Grace 4th of July Event (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Rain or Shine!

 

Join us for 3 water slides, a rock wall, Euro-Bungy, cannon blasters and much, much more!!

 

EVERYTHING is FREE except food, for a small cost.

 

Kids under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

Come celebrate the 4th of July with us this year!!

Sun. Jul 5, 2015

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Wed. Jul 1, 2015 6:00 pm - Sun. Jul 5, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Thu. Jul 2, 2015 6:00 pm - Mon. Jul 6, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Bliss of Being by Cathie Crawford (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 8:30 am)

The Foster Gallery for Christianity & the Fine Arts, located in the mezzanine of First United Methodist Church Peoria, is exhibiting the works of printmaker, Cathie Crawford until July 5, 2015.  The exhibit is open to the public.

 

The mission of The Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts is to nurture understanding and appreciation of the connection between art and faith, and to develop and strengthen between artists, the community, and the church.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 12:00 pm)

Love Packages is a ministry that receives donated Christian materials to send to nations throughout the world that cannot afford them or cannot obtain them. In Butler, IL 20 foot ocean-going containers are fully packed and sent by truck and then barge to such places as India, South Africa, Liberia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

 

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Bible Reference books, Christian books, Christian magazines and Tracts, Christian CD's and DVD's are all packed by catagory and sent to 3rd world countries. Bibles in any condition, Protestant or Catholic are the most requested resource. For this reason we are especially asking for donations of Bibles.

 

Containers are sent out weekly and the cost to send these containers is $3,500 to $6,000 per load. Donations toward this cost is appreciated.

 

With only 3 employees, this ministry depends heavily on volunteers. You may bring a group of any age, for any length of time, to help sort and repackage materials. Two dorms and a kitchen are available at no charge.

 

Below are listed the many places that have provided space to collect donated materials. Please participate as you can.

 

Love Packages: 220 Union, Butler, IL 62015- Open 9-4 M-F, Sat. by appt.- 217.532.6701

 

WPEO Peoria:  Accepts in Aug. and Sept.- 800.728.1020

 

Eastview Baptist Church: 2277 E Black(at Wolfe), Springfield- 8:30-12:30 M-F  217.522.6631

 

Family Christian Bookstore: 3435 Freedom Dr, Springfield- During business hours- 217.793.2085

 

Springfield Chiropractic Clinic: 1045 S 2nd (at Allen)- During business hours- 217.544.5213

 

KMDY: in Carthage at 52 Main St.- During business hours- 888.357.5639

 

Dixon Petunia Festival Parade (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 1:00 pm)

Wave to the WCIC station van in the Dixon Petunia Festival parade! Station staff and Street Team volunteers accompanying the van will have window stickers available and will be tossing candy!

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Junior High Camp (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for junior high students July 5 -11.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

Mon. Jul 6, 2015

Everest VBS "Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power" (Thu. Jul 2, 2015 6:00 pm - Mon. Jul 6, 2015 7:00 pm)

Join us for engaging Bible lessons, outdoor games, cool crafts, rockin' music, and of course, tasty snacks! 6-8:30pm. Ages 3yrs - entering 5th grade are welcome to register for this free event at the link below.

 

"God did not give us a spirit of fear...but Power, Love, and Self-Discipline" 2nd Timothy 1:7

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Junior High Camp (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for junior high students July 5 -11.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Open Registration St. Mark's Child Care and Preschool (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 7:00 am)

St. Mark's Childcare and Preschool is accepting registration for 3 and 4 year old preschool. Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot! Childcare openings are also available in our 2 and 3 year old daycare classrooms. Contact our Director today! 

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Christian Center Soccer (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5 – 18; Coed. Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday). The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now! Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Anniversary/Fundraiser (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 9:00 am)

Words of Wisdom Christian Books & Gifts of Fulton, Illinois is giving back to the community in appreciation for your support over the last 20 years by giving a portion of our sales to the following organizations during their week.

 

July 6-11 Victory Center Rescue Mission.

 

July 13-18 Pregnancy Center.

 

July 20-25 Anti-Trafficking Committee.

 

July 24-Aug 1 Friends for Charity.

 

We invite the community to participate by bringing in a canned food, baby item or monetary donation and getting 5%-30% off your purchase. Also free gifts and weekly drawing for great prizes. Begins July 6 and ends August 1.

Faith Baptist Christian School Registration for 2015-16 is Open! (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 9:00 am)

Faith Baptist Christian School has ministered to the Pekin community and surrounding areas for 39 years. We are a Pre-school (3 year old) through 12th grade school in association with both the Illinois Association of Christian Schools and the American Association of Christian Schools.

 

 

Our mission is to “partner with families in educating students through a Bible-centered curriculum to foster academic excellence and spiritual growth in preparation for ongoing ministry and education.”

 

 

FBCS offers a traditional education using curriculum provided by quality Christian publishers who are not aligned in any way with the Common Core. Our students average over two years above Mean Grade Equivalent according to annual achievement testing.

 

 

We offer a safe environment in small classrooms with experienced teachers. Fine arts are a part of every grade level, and several interscholastic sports are offered for 4th grade on up.

 

 

Applications are now being accepted for all grade levels. Please contact our school office by phone or email to receive an application packet, or arrange a meeting and tour with our administrator. Please no calls on weekends or holidays.

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 9:30 am)

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 1:00 pm)

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

FREE FOOTBALL CAMP (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Rising Stars Football Camps is a free faith based football camp open to anyone that wants to attend ages 5 - 18 yrs of age. This camp is 100% free with games, prizes, awards, shirts, drinks, & instruction all included for nothing. If interested, please register at the link provided above.

Tue. Jul 7, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Junior High Camp (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for junior high students July 5 -11.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Tue. Jul 7, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Tue. Jul 7, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Jul 7, 2015 5:45 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This is the Morton, Illinois chapter.

Fundraiser for Easter Seals (Tue. Jul 7, 2015 6:00 pm)

Music from local artists, raffles and auction! All money raised goes to Easter Seals for children's therapies!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Jul 7, 2015 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.

Darrell Evans (Tue. Jul 7, 2015 7:00 pm)

Free Gospel concert with artist Darrell Evans

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Jul 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christian Recovery Program that provides a safe environment designed to address such issues as Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Anger, Resentment, Depression, Co-Dependency, Sexual Addiction, Food Addicition, Relationship Addiction, Controlling Behavior, Insecurity Guilt/Shame, and Pornography.

 

These words are about more than just 'issues'. They are about people who are struggling with problems that sermons and Bible studies alone won't solve. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond thier wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery!

 

Every Tuesday:

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Dinner for $3

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Large Group

8:00-9:00 p.m. - Small Groups

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Free desserts/coffee

Wed. Jul 8, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Junior High Camp (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for junior high students July 5 -11.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Thu. Jul 9, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Junior High Camp (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for junior high students July 5 -11.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Thu. Jul 9, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Thu. Jul 9, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Hidden Hills Heavenly Horse Bible Camp (Thu. Jul 9, 2015 9:00 am)

Horse camp held every Thursday throughout the summer for all ages. Activities include bible study, horseback riding, creek stomping, woods walking, arts/crafts, games, and much more!!

 

Experience life on the farm in a wholesome atmosphere 4 miles north of Carlock, Il. Please contact Robin Krutke at the number and email provided above. Also see Robin Krutke on Facebook.

 

June 11,18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Jul 9, 2015 5:45 pm)

All levels of riders, walkers, runners and skaters welcome! This club meets every Thursday, starting March 26 and ending on October 5.

 

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS Club Member! Reminder that all skaters and bikers are required to wear helmets.

 

Visit the website above for more information.

Open Volleyball (Thu. Jul 9, 2015 7:00 pm)

Open Volleyball in the multi-purpose room at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin the second Thursday of every month (every Thursday if there is the interest). 18 and older.

Fri. Jul 10, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Junior High Camp (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for junior high students July 5 -11.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The road to recovery is not meant to be traveled alone. Learn to walk with Jesus and with a church family. Experience Celebrate Recovery where you don’t have to journey alone.

 

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. 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. Meetings are every Friday.

Cowden Campmeeting (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Sat. Jul 11, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Junior High Camp (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for junior high students July 5 -11.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

Christian Center Baseball (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major is 11-12 years old.

 

(8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016). Season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only). Fee for Fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family. Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Christian Center Soccer (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5 – 18; Coed. Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday). The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now! Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

"Finding a Way Together" seminar (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 8:45 am - 1:00 pm)

Develop your personal resilience! Learn relational skills for home and work!

 

Seminar "Finding a Way Together: Using the Resources of Our Faith to Foster Healthy Relationships" Featuring Dr. Phil Foster, Carrie Bussmann, and Rebecca Mentzer

 

$15 registration includes lunch, keynote, and 3 workshops. Contact Pastor Larry Gaylord 309.452.4459 or lgaylord@firstpresnormal.org to register.

Finding A Way Together: Using the Resources of Our Faith to Foster Healthy Relationships (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 8:45 am - 1:00 pm)

Keynote address, "What in the World Is God Doing? And How Do I Get on Board?" by Phillip Foster, PhD, Director of Institute of Christian Psychology and equip2lead.com.

 

Workshop A: "Faithful Individual Choices: Strengthening Ourselves for Times of Stress and Conflict" with Rebecca Mentzer, LCPC, Professional Development Trainer

 

Workshop B: "Choosing Relationship Over Being Right: Facing Conflict with Courage and Grace" with Carrie Bussmann, LCPC, Director, Truth in Love Counseling

 

Workshop C "Chaotic Leadership or Kairotic Leadership?" with Phillip Foster, PhD

 

$15 registration fee (lunch included). Some scholarships available. Contact Pastor Larry Gaylord at the number or email above to register. Indicate your choice of two workshops.

Anniversary/Fundraiser (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 9:00 am)

Words of Wisdom Christian Books & Gifts of Fulton, Illinois is giving back to the community in appreciation for your support over the last 20 years by giving a portion of our sales to the following organizations during their week.

 

July 6-11 Victory Center Rescue Mission.

 

July 13-18 Pregnancy Center.

 

July 20-25 Anti-Trafficking Committee.

 

July 24-Aug 1 Friends for Charity.

 

We invite the community to participate by bringing in a canned food, baby item or monetary donation and getting 5%-30% off your purchase. Also free gifts and weekly drawing for great prizes. Begins July 6 and ends August 1.

Nature Trek: Experience a Voyageur Canoe (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Join us and bring your friends because we’ll need a lot of people to paddle a 28 and 34 foot voyageur canoe! Learn about history, geology, and biology as you paddle on Thompson Lake.

 

Registration is required and you will be provided with the information to obtain a free, necessary permit/waiver form. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. Seating is limited. Call the museum to register. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

FREE Clothing Shop (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 9:00 am)

Cedar Hills Baptist Church is hosting their 4th annual FREE Clothing Shop. The community is invited to shop for back-to-school clothing, school supplies, baby items and more, as well as enjoy food and drinks, all free of charge.

 

If anyone would like to donate children's clothing, large baby items, or school supplies ahead of time, they may drop off items at the church or call for a pick up.

Exploring God's Wonders (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Sunnyland Christian Church announces Exploring God's Wonders, a Super Saturday Event for all children kindergarten through sixth grade. Activities will include Bible stories, crafts and games. Lunch will be served following activities. So come and enjoy the fun as we explore the works of the Lord.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be open for tours each Saturday from May 2 through the end of October.  Bring the family or a friend and tour the museum!

 

Displayed are antique local fire engines, historic pictures, antiques, and firefighting tools and memorabilia.  Kids young and old will enjoy the history!

 

Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, please visit the website or call the number above.

Open Gospel Sing (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 6:00 pm)

Town and Country Baptist Church will host an Gospel sing, open mic style. If you sing or have a group who sings Gospel music, come and sing. Or if you just love to listen, come and enjoy.

 

Second Saturday of the month through August.

Moriah Peters Concert (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 7:00 pm)

I've Decided Because I Can is bringing Moriah Peters to Second Chance Church to perform in concert!

 

Peters' music is described as "a powerful collection of anthemic and melodic pop songs that challenge us to boldly live our our faith as Christians. At 21, she delivers a cutting edge, energetic sound that confidently carries a message that resonates with both the young and young at heart."

 

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the website above. 15% of proceeds will go to South Side Mission.

Cowden Campmeeting (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Sun. Jul 12, 2015

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 12:00 pm)

Love Packages is a ministry that receives donated Christian materials to send to nations throughout the world that cannot afford them or cannot obtain them. In Butler, IL 20 foot ocean-going containers are fully packed and sent by truck and then barge to such places as India, South Africa, Liberia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

 

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Bible Reference books, Christian books, Christian magazines and Tracts, Christian CD's and DVD's are all packed by catagory and sent to 3rd world countries. Bibles in any condition, Protestant or Catholic are the most requested resource. For this reason we are especially asking for donations of Bibles.

 

Containers are sent out weekly and the cost to send these containers is $3,500 to $6,000 per load. Donations toward this cost is appreciated.

 

With only 3 employees, this ministry depends heavily on volunteers. You may bring a group of any age, for any length of time, to help sort and repackage materials. Two dorms and a kitchen are available at no charge.

 

Below are listed the many places that have provided space to collect donated materials. Please participate as you can.

 

Love Packages: 220 Union, Butler, IL 62015- Open 9-4 M-F, Sat. by appt.- 217.532.6701

 

WPEO Peoria:  Accepts in Aug. and Sept.- 800.728.1020

 

Eastview Baptist Church: 2277 E Black(at Wolfe), Springfield- 8:30-12:30 M-F  217.522.6631

 

Family Christian Bookstore: 3435 Freedom Dr, Springfield- During business hours- 217.793.2085

 

Springfield Chiropractic Clinic: 1045 S 2nd (at Allen)- During business hours- 217.544.5213

 

KMDY: in Carthage at 52 Main St.- During business hours- 888.357.5639

 

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Senior High Camp (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 18, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for senior high students July 12-18.  the camp theme is "the Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

New Castle Bible Church VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm)

Join us on our adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro & through the book of Proverbs! Students of all ages will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! Trekkers won't want to miss one minute of the week as they participate in lesson time, crafts, music, snacks, and games! Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Answers in Genesis' Camp Kilimanjaro! Camp K Carnival Friday, July 17 at 6pm.

 

Classes available for children ages 3-those entering 8th grade, as well as a class for adults.

 

FREE for everyone! Please register online at the link above.

Williamsville Christian Church VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Everest Vacation Bible school is for kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Come celebrate!

Cowden Campmeeting (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:00 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Cowden Campmeeting (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Illinois Chamber Music Festival (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 7:30 pm)

For the past thirteen years, the Illinois Chamber Music Festival has been offering a superior chamber music experience to high school and college students, coupled with world-class performances by faculty and guest artists. Join us this year as we continue to grow and present the highest quality of chamber music to Central Illinois.

 

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival for strings, piano, woodwinds, brass, and harp will be held July 12 - August 1, in Bloomington, IL at Illinois Wesleyan University. Over 14 performances by faculty, guest artists, and students will be offered in historic Presser Hall on IWU's campus. All concerts are FREE OF CHARGE! The Illinois Chamber Music Festival is a non-profit organization whose  primary missions are the promotion of a top-quality classical music experience and the development of young musicians through intensive chamber music training.

 

Please visit our website for more information about our concert series.

Mon. Jul 13, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Senior High Camp (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 18, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for senior high students July 12-18.  the camp theme is "the Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Open Registration St. Mark's Child Care and Preschool (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 7:00 am)

St. Mark's Childcare and Preschool is accepting registration for 3 and 4 year old preschool. Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot! Childcare openings are also available in our 2 and 3 year old daycare classrooms. Contact our Director today! 

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Christian Center Soccer (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5 – 18; Coed. Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday). The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now! Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

SPY Camp (Summer Program for Youth) (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

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

 

Classes are offered for 4 years - 9th grade. Weeks of SPY Camp are June 22-26 and July 13-17.  Go to the website above for more information.

Vacation Bible School (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All kids age 3 through 6th grade are invited to explore uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected! So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God's direction on this journey that is unknown to us, but known to Him. This exciting week is based off of Isaiah 30:21 and includes crafts, activities, games, stories, music and much more for your child in a safe and fun environment.

 

The event is free and runs July 13-July 17. You can register your child at the link provided above.

 

For any questions or more information contact Calvary Church at the number above.

Vacation Bible School at Crossroads United Methodist Church (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:00 am)

Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, IL will hold Vacation Bible School July 13-17.  

 

Explore God's plan for you through science principles and experiments.  Join us as we learn God's truths for us, others and how we came to be!  Caution: a few science explosions...ooops we mean fun experiments may happen at any time.

 

See you there!!!

Vacation Bible School – Journey Off The Map! (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

The children enjoy a week of fun, engaging activities including music, Bible stories, skits, crafts, and games. This year’s theme of Journey Off The Map takes your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

No cost – free. It is for kids entering Kindergarten through kids entering 6th grade. July 13-17.

Faith Baptist Christian School Registration for 2015-16 is Open! (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:00 am)

Faith Baptist Christian School has ministered to the Pekin community and surrounding areas for 39 years. We are a Pre-school (3 year old) through 12th grade school in association with both the Illinois Association of Christian Schools and the American Association of Christian Schools.

 

 

Our mission is to “partner with families in educating students through a Bible-centered curriculum to foster academic excellence and spiritual growth in preparation for ongoing ministry and education.”

 

 

FBCS offers a traditional education using curriculum provided by quality Christian publishers who are not aligned in any way with the Common Core. Our students average over two years above Mean Grade Equivalent according to annual achievement testing.

 

 

We offer a safe environment in small classrooms with experienced teachers. Fine arts are a part of every grade level, and several interscholastic sports are offered for 4th grade on up.

 

 

Applications are now being accepted for all grade levels. Please contact our school office by phone or email to receive an application packet, or arrange a meeting and tour with our administrator. Please no calls on weekends or holidays.

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:30 am)

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Central Illinois FCA Sports Camp (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 12:00 pm - Thu. Jul 16, 2015 12:00 pm)

FCA Camp is a time of "inspiration and perspiration" for athletes and coaches to reach their potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training.

 

Boys' Sports:  Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track & Field, Wrestling

 

Girls' Sports:  Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 1:00 pm)

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

FREE FOOTBALL CAMP (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Rising Stars Football Camps is a free faith based football camp open to anyone that wants to attend ages 5 - 18 yrs of age. This camp is 100% free with games, prizes, awards, shirts, drinks, & instruction all included for nothing. If interested, please register at the link provided above.

Cowden Campmeeting (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:00 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

New Castle Bible Church VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm)

Join us on our adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro & through the book of Proverbs! Students of all ages will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! Trekkers won't want to miss one minute of the week as they participate in lesson time, crafts, music, snacks, and games! Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Answers in Genesis' Camp Kilimanjaro! Camp K Carnival Friday, July 17 at 6pm.

 

Classes available for children ages 3-those entering 8th grade, as well as a class for adults.

 

FREE for everyone! Please register online at the link above.

Williamsville Christian Church VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Everest Vacation Bible school is for kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Come celebrate!

Delta Church SPARK Backyard Bible Club (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

We are excited for you to join us for our Backyard Bible Clubs this summer. This year our kids will learn about the Great Inventor and His plan for our lives by studying the life of the prophet Daniel.

 

We will do this by using the acronym S. P. A. R. K. God Speaks to us, and he reveals his Plans – his schematic for kingdom life. The Father has come to our Aid by sending Jesus to Redeem us from our sins. And the Holy Spirit Keeps us until the end.

 

We will meet at 3 different locations around Springfield the week of July 13-17 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. You can register your children and find the specific site addresses online at the link above.

Cowden Campmeeting (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Tue. Jul 14, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Senior High Camp (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 18, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for senior high students July 12-18.  the camp theme is "the Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

Central Illinois FCA Sports Camp (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 12:00 pm - Thu. Jul 16, 2015 12:00 pm)

FCA Camp is a time of "inspiration and perspiration" for athletes and coaches to reach their potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training.

 

Boys' Sports:  Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track & Field, Wrestling

 

Girls' Sports:  Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

SPY Camp (Summer Program for Youth) (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

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

 

Classes are offered for 4 years - 9th grade. Weeks of SPY Camp are June 22-26 and July 13-17.  Go to the website above for more information.

Vacation Bible School (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All kids age 3 through 6th grade are invited to explore uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected! So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God's direction on this journey that is unknown to us, but known to Him. This exciting week is based off of Isaiah 30:21 and includes crafts, activities, games, stories, music and much more for your child in a safe and fun environment.

 

The event is free and runs July 13-July 17. You can register your child at the link provided above.

 

For any questions or more information contact Calvary Church at the number above.

Vacation Bible School at Crossroads United Methodist Church (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 9:00 am)

Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, IL will hold Vacation Bible School July 13-17.  

 

Explore God's plan for you through science principles and experiments.  Join us as we learn God's truths for us, others and how we came to be!  Caution: a few science explosions...ooops we mean fun experiments may happen at any time.

 

See you there!!!

Vacation Bible School – Journey Off The Map! (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

The children enjoy a week of fun, engaging activities including music, Bible stories, skits, crafts, and games. This year’s theme of Journey Off The Map takes your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

No cost – free. It is for kids entering Kindergarten through kids entering 6th grade. July 13-17.

Christ Lutheran School Registration (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Registration is now open for students preschool through 8th grade.

 

New this year: Christ Lutheran School offers separate classes for 3-year-old preschool and 4-year-old preschool. 

 

Registration Dates:

Tuesday, July 14th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 16th from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday, July 20th from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Harvest For Hunger (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Harvest For Hunger is a food pantry located at the address above.

 

We want to welcome all who are in need to stop by and allow us to help you.

 

We will be operating every: 2nd. and 4th. Tuesday's From: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

If for any reason you cannot make it on these days, please feel free to call us and we will be here at anytime you need.

 

Church 309.634.0210 Pastor Todd Shaw

 

309.256.9269 Rebecca Shaw

 

309.256.0072 Robin Schadt

 

Looking forward to meeting you and God Bless You.

 

Robin Schadt

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 5:45 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This is the Morton, Illinois chapter.

Cowden Campmeeting (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:00 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

New Castle Bible Church VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm)

Join us on our adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro & through the book of Proverbs! Students of all ages will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! Trekkers won't want to miss one minute of the week as they participate in lesson time, crafts, music, snacks, and games! Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Answers in Genesis' Camp Kilimanjaro! Camp K Carnival Friday, July 17 at 6pm.

 

Classes available for children ages 3-those entering 8th grade, as well as a class for adults.

 

FREE for everyone! Please register online at the link above.

Williamsville Christian Church VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Everest Vacation Bible school is for kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Come celebrate!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 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.

Delta Church SPARK Backyard Bible Club (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

We are excited for you to join us for our Backyard Bible Clubs this summer. This year our kids will learn about the Great Inventor and His plan for our lives by studying the life of the prophet Daniel.

 

We will do this by using the acronym S. P. A. R. K. God Speaks to us, and he reveals his Plans – his schematic for kingdom life. The Father has come to our Aid by sending Jesus to Redeem us from our sins. And the Holy Spirit Keeps us until the end.

 

We will meet at 3 different locations around Springfield the week of July 13-17 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. You can register your children and find the specific site addresses online at the link above.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christian Recovery Program that provides a safe environment designed to address such issues as Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Anger, Resentment, Depression, Co-Dependency, Sexual Addiction, Food Addicition, Relationship Addiction, Controlling Behavior, Insecurity Guilt/Shame, and Pornography.

 

These words are about more than just 'issues'. They are about people who are struggling with problems that sermons and Bible studies alone won't solve. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond thier wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery!

 

Every Tuesday:

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Dinner for $3

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Large Group

8:00-9:00 p.m. - Small Groups

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Free desserts/coffee

Cowden Campmeeting (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Wed. Jul 15, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Senior High Camp (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 18, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for senior high students July 12-18.  the camp theme is "the Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

Central Illinois FCA Sports Camp (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 12:00 pm - Thu. Jul 16, 2015 12:00 pm)

FCA Camp is a time of "inspiration and perspiration" for athletes and coaches to reach their potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training.

 

Boys' Sports:  Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track & Field, Wrestling

 

Girls' Sports:  Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

SPY Camp (Summer Program for Youth) (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

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

 

Classes are offered for 4 years - 9th grade. Weeks of SPY Camp are June 22-26 and July 13-17.  Go to the website above for more information.

Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All kids age 3 through 6th grade are invited to explore uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected! So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God's direction on this journey that is unknown to us, but known to Him. This exciting week is based off of Isaiah 30:21 and includes crafts, activities, games, stories, music and much more for your child in a safe and fun environment.

 

The event is free and runs July 13-July 17. You can register your child at the link provided above.

 

For any questions or more information contact Calvary Church at the number above.

Vacation Bible School at Crossroads United Methodist Church (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 9:00 am)

Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, IL will hold Vacation Bible School July 13-17.  

 

Explore God's plan for you through science principles and experiments.  Join us as we learn God's truths for us, others and how we came to be!  Caution: a few science explosions...ooops we mean fun experiments may happen at any time.

 

See you there!!!

Vacation Bible School – Journey Off The Map! (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

The children enjoy a week of fun, engaging activities including music, Bible stories, skits, crafts, and games. This year’s theme of Journey Off The Map takes your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

No cost – free. It is for kids entering Kindergarten through kids entering 6th grade. July 13-17.

Try the Greenways: River des Peres Greenway (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Join Trailnet for a weekly, easy-paced, guided ride on a paved trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s River Ring network. The rides are free and will give both new and experienced bikers the chance to explore a different greenway location in St. Louis City, St. Louis County or St. Charles County each month.

 

During the month of July, attendees can participate in a 4.8-mile trip along the River des Peres Greenway, from Carondelet Park to Fultz Field and back again. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in Carondelet Park, at the intersection of South Grand Blvd. and Holly Hills Ave. (near the YMCA), with rides departing at 6 p.m. There will be a brief “fix-a-flat” lesson offered between 5:30 and 6 p.m. to show people how to fix a flat bike tire and discuss what spare equipment is necessary to carry for spur-of-the-moment bike repairs.

 

For more information, call 314.436.1324, email meredith@trailnet.org or visit www.greatriversgreenway.org.

Cowden Campmeeting (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

New Castle Bible Church VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm)

Join us on our adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro & through the book of Proverbs! Students of all ages will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! Trekkers won't want to miss one minute of the week as they participate in lesson time, crafts, music, snacks, and games! Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Answers in Genesis' Camp Kilimanjaro! Camp K Carnival Friday, July 17 at 6pm.

 

Classes available for children ages 3-those entering 8th grade, as well as a class for adults.

 

FREE for everyone! Please register online at the link above.

Williamsville Christian Church VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Everest Vacation Bible school is for kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Come celebrate!

Delta Church SPARK Backyard Bible Club (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

We are excited for you to join us for our Backyard Bible Clubs this summer. This year our kids will learn about the Great Inventor and His plan for our lives by studying the life of the prophet Daniel.

 

We will do this by using the acronym S. P. A. R. K. God Speaks to us, and he reveals his Plans – his schematic for kingdom life. The Father has come to our Aid by sending Jesus to Redeem us from our sins. And the Holy Spirit Keeps us until the end.

 

We will meet at 3 different locations around Springfield the week of July 13-17 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. You can register your children and find the specific site addresses online at the link above.

Cowden Campmeeting (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Thu. Jul 16, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Senior High Camp (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 18, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for senior high students July 12-18.  the camp theme is "the Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

Central Illinois FCA Sports Camp (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 12:00 pm - Thu. Jul 16, 2015 12:00 pm)

FCA Camp is a time of "inspiration and perspiration" for athletes and coaches to reach their potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training.

 

Boys' Sports:  Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track & Field, Wrestling

 

Girls' Sports:  Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

SPY Camp (Summer Program for Youth) (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

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

 

Classes are offered for 4 years - 9th grade. Weeks of SPY Camp are June 22-26 and July 13-17.  Go to the website above for more information.

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All kids age 3 through 6th grade are invited to explore uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected! So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God's direction on this journey that is unknown to us, but known to Him. This exciting week is based off of Isaiah 30:21 and includes crafts, activities, games, stories, music and much more for your child in a safe and fun environment.

 

The event is free and runs July 13-July 17. You can register your child at the link provided above.

 

For any questions or more information contact Calvary Church at the number above.

Hidden Hills Heavenly Horse Bible Camp (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 9:00 am)

Horse camp held every Thursday throughout the summer for all ages. Activities include bible study, horseback riding, creek stomping, woods walking, arts/crafts, games, and much more!!

 

Experience life on the farm in a wholesome atmosphere 4 miles north of Carlock, Il. Please contact Robin Krutke at the number and email provided above. Also see Robin Krutke on Facebook.

 

June 11,18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30

Vacation Bible School at Crossroads United Methodist Church (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 9:00 am)

Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, IL will hold Vacation Bible School July 13-17.  

 

Explore God's plan for you through science principles and experiments.  Join us as we learn God's truths for us, others and how we came to be!  Caution: a few science explosions...ooops we mean fun experiments may happen at any time.

 

See you there!!!

Vacation Bible School – Journey Off The Map! (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

The children enjoy a week of fun, engaging activities including music, Bible stories, skits, crafts, and games. This year’s theme of Journey Off The Map takes your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

No cost – free. It is for kids entering Kindergarten through kids entering 6th grade. July 13-17.

Local Flavors 2015 Lunch at Apple's Bakery (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 11:00 am)

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2015! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Peoria and the surrounding area. Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment.

Christ Lutheran School Registration (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Registration is now open for students preschool through 8th grade.

 

New this year: Christ Lutheran School offers separate classes for 3-year-old preschool and 4-year-old preschool. 

 

Registration Dates:

Tuesday, July 14th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 16th from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday, July 20th from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 5:45 pm)

All levels of riders, walkers, runners and skaters welcome! This club meets every Thursday, starting March 26 and ending on October 5.

 

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS Club Member! Reminder that all skaters and bikers are required to wear helmets.

 

Visit the website above for more information.

Cowden Campmeeting (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 6:00 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

New Castle Bible Church VBS (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm)

Join us on our adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro & through the book of Proverbs! Students of all ages will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! Trekkers won't want to miss one minute of the week as they participate in lesson time, crafts, music, snacks, and games! Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Answers in Genesis' Camp Kilimanjaro! Camp K Carnival Friday, July 17 at 6pm.

 

Classes available for children ages 3-those entering 8th grade, as well as a class for adults.

 

FREE for everyone! Please register online at the link above.

Williamsville Christian Church VBS (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Everest Vacation Bible school is for kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Come celebrate!

Delta Church SPARK Backyard Bible Club (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

We are excited for you to join us for our Backyard Bible Clubs this summer. This year our kids will learn about the Great Inventor and His plan for our lives by studying the life of the prophet Daniel.

 

We will do this by using the acronym S. P. A. R. K. God Speaks to us, and he reveals his Plans – his schematic for kingdom life. The Father has come to our Aid by sending Jesus to Redeem us from our sins. And the Holy Spirit Keeps us until the end.

 

We will meet at 3 different locations around Springfield the week of July 13-17 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. You can register your children and find the specific site addresses online at the link above.

Cowden Campmeeting (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Fri. Jul 17, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Senior High Camp (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 18, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for senior high students July 12-18.  the camp theme is "the Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

SPY Camp (Summer Program for Youth) (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

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

 

Classes are offered for 4 years - 9th grade. Weeks of SPY Camp are June 22-26 and July 13-17.  Go to the website above for more information.

Vacation Bible School – Journey Off The Map! (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

The children enjoy a week of fun, engaging activities including music, Bible stories, skits, crafts, and games. This year’s theme of Journey Off The Map takes your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

No cost – free. It is for kids entering Kindergarten through kids entering 6th grade. July 13-17.

Vacation Bible School (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

All kids age 3 through 6th grade are invited to explore uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected! So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God's direction on this journey that is unknown to us, but known to Him. This exciting week is based off of Isaiah 30:21 and includes crafts, activities, games, stories, music and much more for your child in a safe and fun environment.

 

The event is free and runs July 13-July 17. You can register your child at the link provided above.

 

For any questions or more information contact Calvary Church at the number above.

Vacation Bible School at Crossroads United Methodist Church (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 9:00 am)

Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, IL will hold Vacation Bible School July 13-17.  

 

Explore God's plan for you through science principles and experiments.  Join us as we learn God's truths for us, others and how we came to be!  Caution: a few science explosions...ooops we mean fun experiments may happen at any time.

 

See you there!!!

Family Fun Day (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

The Apostolic Christian Nursing Home in Eureka is hosting a free event for families.

 

Join us for games, prizes, face painting, petting zoo, inflatable slide, hot dogs, hamburger sliders, chips, ice cream and lemonade.

Cowden Campmeeting (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 6:00 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

New Castle Bible Church VBS (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm)

Join us on our adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro & through the book of Proverbs! Students of all ages will learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! Trekkers won't want to miss one minute of the week as they participate in lesson time, crafts, music, snacks, and games! Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Answers in Genesis' Camp Kilimanjaro! Camp K Carnival Friday, July 17 at 6pm.

 

Classes available for children ages 3-those entering 8th grade, as well as a class for adults.

 

FREE for everyone! Please register online at the link above.

Williamsville Christian Church VBS (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Everest Vacation Bible school is for kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade. Come celebrate!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The road to recovery is not meant to be traveled alone. Learn to walk with Jesus and with a church family. Experience Celebrate Recovery where you don’t have to journey alone.

 

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. 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. Meetings are every Friday.

Delta Church SPARK Backyard Bible Club (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

We are excited for you to join us for our Backyard Bible Clubs this summer. This year our kids will learn about the Great Inventor and His plan for our lives by studying the life of the prophet Daniel.

 

We will do this by using the acronym S. P. A. R. K. God Speaks to us, and he reveals his Plans – his schematic for kingdom life. The Father has come to our Aid by sending Jesus to Redeem us from our sins. And the Holy Spirit Keeps us until the end.

 

We will meet at 3 different locations around Springfield the week of July 13-17 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. You can register your children and find the specific site addresses online at the link above.

Cowden Campmeeting (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Sat. Jul 18, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp - Senior High Camp (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 18, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for senior high students July 12-18.  the camp theme is "the Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $260.  Find more information or register online.

Christian Center Baseball (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major is 11-12 years old.

 

(8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016). Season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only). Fee for Fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family. Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Christian Center Soccer (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5 – 18; Coed. Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday). The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now! Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

EVEREST VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Vacation Bible School for K - 6th. Kids! Join a crew on our climbing expedition of Everest at Vacation Bible School! We will be learning how to conquer challenges with God’s mighty power while having fun with your friends!

 

Pre-K will be on Saturday, July 18th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

K – 6th will be on Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Anniversary/Fundraiser (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 9:00 am)

Words of Wisdom Christian Books & Gifts of Fulton, Illinois is giving back to the community in appreciation for your support over the last 20 years by giving a portion of our sales to the following organizations during their week.

 

July 6-11 Victory Center Rescue Mission.

 

July 13-18 Pregnancy Center.

 

July 20-25 Anti-Trafficking Committee.

 

July 24-Aug 1 Friends for Charity.

 

We invite the community to participate by bringing in a canned food, baby item or monetary donation and getting 5%-30% off your purchase. Also free gifts and weekly drawing for great prizes. Begins July 6 and ends August 1.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be open for tours each Saturday from May 2 through the end of October.  Bring the family or a friend and tour the museum!

 

Displayed are antique local fire engines, historic pictures, antiques, and firefighting tools and memorabilia.  Kids young and old will enjoy the history!

 

Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, please visit the website or call the number above.

Toys for Tots Fish Fry Fundraiser (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 11:00 am)

Fundraiser to benefit Tazewell County Toys for Tots.

 

Meal: Fish and side dishes- hot dogs for kids. Desserts available at Bake Sale.

 

Adults: $8 Kids(5-10) $4

Springfield Gospel Fest and Back to School Bash (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

12th Annual Springfield Gospel Fest 

 

There will be:

  • music from several talented groups in the community
  • fun games and activities for kids
  • 500 book bags filled with school supplies will be given away for FREE (Children must be present)
  • delicious food available for purchase

 

For more information on how to participate or become a vendor, please contact Darrin Sortor.

St. Jude Fundraiser - Chicken for Children (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Preorder Chick-fil-A box meals for $8.00. Pickup food at Junction City, on July 18, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To purchase tickets, please visit the link above.

Cowden Campmeeting (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 6:00 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Kristian Bush of Sugarland @ Watseka Theatre (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 7:00 pm)

Kristian Bush of Sugarland will be performing at the Watseka Theatre.

 

For a decade, Kristian Bush built his reputation as one half of the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning country duo Sugarland. He steered the ship in many ways: playing multiple instruments, singing harmonies, co-producing the group’s platinum-selling albums, and co-writing an award-winning catalog of songs (including five No. 1 singles and nearly a dozen Top 10 hits) about life and love in the American South.

 

On Southern Gravity, his first release as a solo artist -- due April 7, 2015 on Streamsound Records -- Bush occupies the spotlight himself, juggling the roles of vocalist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. The new album draws on the 300+ songs that Bush wrote during the past two years, after Sugarland embarked on an open-ended hiatus. Included in the mix is Southern Gravity's lead single, "Trailer Hitch," written with Tim Owens and Bush's brother, Brandon. Bush's success with Sugarland, sold more than 22 million albums during the ten years that followed. Along the way, launched five No. 1 singles, earned a well-deserved induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and took home trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards.

 

All ages are welcome. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner & a full bar. Tickets are $30 and are sold at the theater, charged by phone at the number above, or online at the website above.

Cowden Campmeeting (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 7:30 pm)

COWDEN CAMPMEETING

 

EVANGELIST: DARIUS SALTER

 

SONG EVANGELIST: WestWend, Johnathan and Wendy Manse.

 

Services nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday 6:00 p.m.

 

July 10-18.

Sun. Jul 19, 2015

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 12:00 pm)

Love Packages is a ministry that receives donated Christian materials to send to nations throughout the world that cannot afford them or cannot obtain them. In Butler, IL 20 foot ocean-going containers are fully packed and sent by truck and then barge to such places as India, South Africa, Liberia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

 

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Bible Reference books, Christian books, Christian magazines and Tracts, Christian CD's and DVD's are all packed by catagory and sent to 3rd world countries. Bibles in any condition, Protestant or Catholic are the most requested resource. For this reason we are especially asking for donations of Bibles.

 

Containers are sent out weekly and the cost to send these containers is $3,500 to $6,000 per load. Donations toward this cost is appreciated.

 

With only 3 employees, this ministry depends heavily on volunteers. You may bring a group of any age, for any length of time, to help sort and repackage materials. Two dorms and a kitchen are available at no charge.

 

Below are listed the many places that have provided space to collect donated materials. Please participate as you can.

 

Love Packages: 220 Union, Butler, IL 62015- Open 9-4 M-F, Sat. by appt.- 217.532.6701

 

WPEO Peoria:  Accepts in Aug. and Sept.- 800.728.1020

 

Eastview Baptist Church: 2277 E Black(at Wolfe), Springfield- 8:30-12:30 M-F  217.522.6631

 

Family Christian Bookstore: 3435 Freedom Dr, Springfield- During business hours- 217.793.2085

 

Springfield Chiropractic Clinic: 1045 S 2nd (at Allen)- During business hours- 217.544.5213

 

KMDY: in Carthage at 52 Main St.- During business hours- 888.357.5639

 

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp 1st-4th graders (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 4:00 pm - Wed. Jul 22, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for 1st-4th graders July 19-22.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  the cost is $130.  Find more information or register online.

Journey off the Map, Unknown to us, Known to Him (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Rochester First Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, July 19-24 for children from the age of 4 to completed 6th grade. Register at the link above or call the number above.

EVEREST VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Vacation Bible School for K - 6th. Kids! Join a crew on our climbing expedition of Everest at Vacation Bible School! We will be learning how to conquer challenges with God’s mighty power while having fun with your friends!

 

Pre-K will be on Saturday, July 18th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

K – 6th will be on Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Illinois Chamber Music Festival (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 7:30 pm)

For the past thirteen years, the Illinois Chamber Music Festival has been offering a superior chamber music experience to high school and college students, coupled with world-class performances by faculty and guest artists. Join us this year as we continue to grow and present the highest quality of chamber music to Central Illinois.

 

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival for strings, piano, woodwinds, brass, and harp will be held July 12 - August 1, in Bloomington, IL at Illinois Wesleyan University. Over 14 performances by faculty, guest artists, and students will be offered in historic Presser Hall on IWU's campus. All concerts are FREE OF CHARGE! The Illinois Chamber Music Festival is a non-profit organization whose  primary missions are the promotion of a top-quality classical music experience and the development of young musicians through intensive chamber music training.

 

Please visit our website for more information about our concert series.

Mon. Jul 20, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp 1st-4th graders (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 4:00 pm - Wed. Jul 22, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for 1st-4th graders July 19-22.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  the cost is $130.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Open Registration St. Mark's Child Care and Preschool (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 7:00 am)

St. Mark's Childcare and Preschool is accepting registration for 3 and 4 year old preschool. Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot! Childcare openings are also available in our 2 and 3 year old daycare classrooms. Contact our Director today! 

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Christian Center Soccer (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5 – 18; Coed. Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday). The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now! Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Faith Baptist Christian School Registration for 2015-16 is Open! (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 9:00 am)

Faith Baptist Christian School has ministered to the Pekin community and surrounding areas for 39 years. We are a Pre-school (3 year old) through 12th grade school in association with both the Illinois Association of Christian Schools and the American Association of Christian Schools.

 

 

Our mission is to “partner with families in educating students through a Bible-centered curriculum to foster academic excellence and spiritual growth in preparation for ongoing ministry and education.”

 

 

FBCS offers a traditional education using curriculum provided by quality Christian publishers who are not aligned in any way with the Common Core. Our students average over two years above Mean Grade Equivalent according to annual achievement testing.

 

 

We offer a safe environment in small classrooms with experienced teachers. Fine arts are a part of every grade level, and several interscholastic sports are offered for 4th grade on up.

 

 

Applications are now being accepted for all grade levels. Please contact our school office by phone or email to receive an application packet, or arrange a meeting and tour with our administrator. Please no calls on weekends or holidays.

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 9:30 am)

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 1:00 pm)

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

FREE FOOTBALL CAMP (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Rising Stars Football Camps is a free faith based football camp open to anyone that wants to attend ages 5 - 18 yrs of age. This camp is 100% free with games, prizes, awards, shirts, drinks, & instruction all included for nothing. If interested, please register at the link provided above.

Journey off the Map, Unknown to us, Known to Him (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Rochester First Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, July 19-24 for children from the age of 4 to completed 6th grade. Register at the link above or call the number above.

Christ Lutheran School Registration (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Registration is now open for students preschool through 8th grade.

 

New this year: Christ Lutheran School offers separate classes for 3-year-old preschool and 4-year-old preschool. 

 

Registration Dates:

Tuesday, July 14th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 16th from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday, July 20th from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

EVEREST VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Vacation Bible School for K - 6th. Kids! Join a crew on our climbing expedition of Everest at Vacation Bible School! We will be learning how to conquer challenges with God’s mighty power while having fun with your friends!

 

Pre-K will be on Saturday, July 18th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

K – 6th will be on Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tue. Jul 21, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp 1st-4th graders (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 4:00 pm - Wed. Jul 22, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for 1st-4th graders July 19-22.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  the cost is $130.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Harvest For Hunger (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Harvest For Hunger is a food pantry located at the address above.

 

We want to welcome all who are in need to stop by and allow us to help you.

 

We will be operating every: 2nd. and 4th. Tuesday's From: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

If for any reason you cannot make it on these days, please feel free to call us and we will be here at anytime you need.

 

Church 309.634.0210 Pastor Todd Shaw

 

309.256.9269 Rebecca Shaw

 

309.256.0072 Robin Schadt

 

Looking forward to meeting you and God Bless You.

 

Robin Schadt

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 5:45 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This is the Morton, Illinois chapter.

Journey off the Map, Unknown to us, Known to Him (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Rochester First Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, July 19-24 for children from the age of 4 to completed 6th grade. Register at the link above or call the number above.

EVEREST VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Vacation Bible School for K - 6th. Kids! Join a crew on our climbing expedition of Everest at Vacation Bible School! We will be learning how to conquer challenges with God’s mighty power while having fun with your friends!

 

Pre-K will be on Saturday, July 18th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

K – 6th will be on Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 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.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christian Recovery Program that provides a safe environment designed to address such issues as Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Anger, Resentment, Depression, Co-Dependency, Sexual Addiction, Food Addicition, Relationship Addiction, Controlling Behavior, Insecurity Guilt/Shame, and Pornography.

 

These words are about more than just 'issues'. They are about people who are struggling with problems that sermons and Bible studies alone won't solve. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond thier wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery!

 

Every Tuesday:

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Dinner for $3

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Large Group

8:00-9:00 p.m. - Small Groups

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Free desserts/coffee

Wed. Jul 22, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp 1st-4th graders (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 4:00 pm - Wed. Jul 22, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for 1st-4th graders July 19-22.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  the cost is $130.  Find more information or register online.

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Try the Greenways: River des Peres Greenway (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 5:30 pm)

Join Trailnet for a weekly, easy-paced, guided ride on a paved trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s River Ring network. The rides are free and will give both new and experienced bikers the chance to explore a different greenway location in St. Louis City, St. Louis County or St. Charles County each month.

 

During the month of July, attendees can participate in a 4.8-mile trip along the River des Peres Greenway, from Carondelet Park to Fultz Field and back again. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in Carondelet Park, at the intersection of South Grand Blvd. and Holly Hills Ave. (near the YMCA), with rides departing at 6 p.m. There will be a brief “fix-a-flat” lesson offered between 5:30 and 6 p.m. to show people how to fix a flat bike tire and discuss what spare equipment is necessary to carry for spur-of-the-moment bike repairs.

 

For more information, call 314.436.1324, email meredith@trailnet.org or visit www.greatriversgreenway.org.

Journey off the Map, Unknown to us, Known to Him (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Rochester First Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, July 19-24 for children from the age of 4 to completed 6th grade. Register at the link above or call the number above.

EVEREST VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Vacation Bible School for K - 6th. Kids! Join a crew on our climbing expedition of Everest at Vacation Bible School! We will be learning how to conquer challenges with God’s mighty power while having fun with your friends!

 

Pre-K will be on Saturday, July 18th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

K – 6th will be on Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thu. Jul 23, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Hidden Hills Heavenly Horse Bible Camp (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 9:00 am)

Horse camp held every Thursday throughout the summer for all ages. Activities include bible study, horseback riding, creek stomping, woods walking, arts/crafts, games, and much more!!

 

Experience life on the farm in a wholesome atmosphere 4 miles north of Carlock, Il. Please contact Robin Krutke at the number and email provided above. Also see Robin Krutke on Facebook.

 

June 11,18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp K-4th Grade Day Camp (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 9:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding a summer camp for Kindergarten - 4th graders on Thursday, July 23.  The camp theme is "The Gift: God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $30.  Find more information or register online.

 

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 5:45 pm)

All levels of riders, walkers, runners and skaters welcome! This club meets every Thursday, starting March 26 and ending on October 5.

 

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS Club Member! Reminder that all skaters and bikers are required to wear helmets.

 

Visit the website above for more information.

Journey off the Map, Unknown to us, Known to Him (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Rochester First Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, July 19-24 for children from the age of 4 to completed 6th grade. Register at the link above or call the number above.

EVEREST VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Vacation Bible School for K - 6th. Kids! Join a crew on our climbing expedition of Everest at Vacation Bible School! We will be learning how to conquer challenges with God’s mighty power while having fun with your friends!

 

Pre-K will be on Saturday, July 18th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

K – 6th will be on Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fri. Jul 24, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Crossroads Chapel Blessed To Be A Blessing (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 4:00 pm)

FREE.  Gospel puppets, free food, games, prices, and a good time.

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp K-5th Grade (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 25, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding an overnight camp for kindergarten to 5th graders on July 24-25.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $50.  Find more information or register online.

Journey off the Map, Unknown to us, Known to Him (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Rochester First Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, July 19-24 for children from the age of 4 to completed 6th grade. Register at the link above or call the number above.

Afflicted Conference (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Afflicted Conference is put on by Lifesong for Orphans in order to raise awareness for how to care for both the orphan and the trafficked/enslaved individual. 

 

The conference will have various organizations speaking about what God is doing in some of the darkest places of the world and the hope that we have in the gospel. There will also be a booth fair to learn more about what God is doing and how you can be a part of it by making purchases that benefit the orphan and the oppressed.

 

The theme for this conference is, "Even in the darkness, there is hope," in relation to John 1:5: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it."

 

There is no fee to attend. Registration is not necessary. Visit the website above for more information on Lifesong for Orphans.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The road to recovery is not meant to be traveled alone. Learn to walk with Jesus and with a church family. Experience Celebrate Recovery where you don’t have to journey alone.

 

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. 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. Meetings are every Friday.

Giving Hope Gala (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 6:30 pm)

Benefiting international orphan care through the work of All God's Children International

 

Enjoy a delightful evening with a silent auction, special music by local artist Beth Bonk, an Asian buffet dinner and western style desserts, and a presentation by China Program Director Tiffany Williams on how to get involved in orphan care globally.

 

Tickets: $20/person

Adults only, please. Ticket sales close on July 10th. Purchase tickets through the link above.

Sat. Jul 25, 2015

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp K-5th Grade (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 4:00 pm - Sat. Jul 25, 2015 10:00 am)

Lake Springfield Baptist Camp is holding an overnight camp for kindergarten to 5th graders on July 24-25.  The camp theme is "The Gift:  God's Amazing Gift of Salvation."  The cost is $50.  Find more information or register online.

Christian Center Baseball (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major is 11-12 years old.

 

(8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016). Season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only). Fee for Fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family. Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Christian Center Soccer (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5 – 18; Coed. Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday). The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now! Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Kohl's Gotta Dance Intensive (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 8:30 am)

Join us for a Free all day Dance Intensive (camp) and learn to dance to the beat of Hip Hop, Modern Dance and Irish Tap.

 

This Intensive is open for any student who will be in the fourth - eighth grades in the Fall 2015 academic year.

 

This Intensive is sponsored by Kohl's Cares and HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital.

Paint-a-thon to benefit St. Judes (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 9:00 am)

inspired! Painting Parties, out of Clinton IA, is sponsoring a Paint-A-Thon event. There are four paintings available, each in it's own time slot. The benefit also offers a painting of kids to do as well. The cost for adults is $40.00 and that includes one light meal. Kids cost is $20.00 per child. Go to the link above for more information or call Laura at the number above.

Anniversary/Fundraiser (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 9:00 am)

Words of Wisdom Christian Books & Gifts of Fulton, Illinois is giving back to the community in appreciation for your support over the last 20 years by giving a portion of our sales to the following organizations during their week.

 

July 6-11 Victory Center Rescue Mission.

 

July 13-18 Pregnancy Center.

 

July 20-25 Anti-Trafficking Committee.

 

July 24-Aug 1 Friends for Charity.

 

We invite the community to participate by bringing in a canned food, baby item or monetary donation and getting 5%-30% off your purchase. Also free gifts and weekly drawing for great prizes. Begins July 6 and ends August 1.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be open for tours each Saturday from May 2 through the end of October.  Bring the family or a friend and tour the museum!

 

Displayed are antique local fire engines, historic pictures, antiques, and firefighting tools and memorabilia.  Kids young and old will enjoy the history!

 

Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, please visit the website or call the number above.

Free Block Party (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

We will have inflatable bounce houses, an obstacle course, Giant Slides, small inflatable for kids, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, food, games and more. Come out and join us for a good time. If you have questions feel free to call the church office at the number above.

Senior Jam (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Open to anyone! Bring your instruments, gather 'round, and play music together. Senior Jam happens on the 4th Saturday of each month.

Sun. Jul 26, 2015

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 12:00 pm)

Love Packages is a ministry that receives donated Christian materials to send to nations throughout the world that cannot afford them or cannot obtain them. In Butler, IL 20 foot ocean-going containers are fully packed and sent by truck and then barge to such places as India, South Africa, Liberia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 

 

Bibles, Sunday School materials, Bible Reference books, Christian books, Christian magazines and Tracts, Christian CD's and DVD's are all packed by catagory and sent to 3rd world countries. Bibles in any condition, Protestant or Catholic are the most requested resource. For this reason we are especially asking for donations of Bibles.

 

Containers are sent out weekly and the cost to send these containers is $3,500 to $6,000 per load. Donations toward this cost is appreciated.

 

With only 3 employees, this ministry depends heavily on volunteers. You may bring a group of any age, for any length of time, to help sort and repackage materials. Two dorms and a kitchen are available at no charge.

 

Below are listed the many places that have provided space to collect donated materials. Please participate as you can.

 

Love Packages: 220 Union, Butler, IL 62015- Open 9-4 M-F, Sat. by appt.- 217.532.6701

 

WPEO Peoria:  Accepts in Aug. and Sept.- 800.728.1020

 

Eastview Baptist Church: 2277 E Black(at Wolfe), Springfield- 8:30-12:30 M-F  217.522.6631

 

Family Christian Bookstore: 3435 Freedom Dr, Springfield- During business hours- 217.793.2085

 

Springfield Chiropractic Clinic: 1045 S 2nd (at Allen)- During business hours- 217.544.5213

 

KMDY: in Carthage at 52 Main St.- During business hours- 888.357.5639

 

Gospel Messengers Concert (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 6:00 pm)

The Gospel Messengers consisting of father and sons, Bart, Dennis, & Daniel Southerd, will perform traditional southern gospel music at the First Baptist Church. The boys have opened for several nationally known Southern Gospel groups and singers including Dixie Echoees, The Perrys, The Kingsmen, Legacy Five, Palmetto State Quartet, Allison Durham Speer, Boothe Brotehrs, Ivan Parker and Southern Sound Quartet.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Illinois Chamber Music Festival (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 7:30 pm)

For the past thirteen years, the Illinois Chamber Music Festival has been offering a superior chamber music experience to high school and college students, coupled with world-class performances by faculty and guest artists. Join us this year as we continue to grow and present the highest quality of chamber music to Central Illinois.

 

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival for strings, piano, woodwinds, brass, and harp will be held July 12 - August 1, in Bloomington, IL at Illinois Wesleyan University. Over 14 performances by faculty, guest artists, and students will be offered in historic Presser Hall on IWU's campus. All concerts are FREE OF CHARGE! The Illinois Chamber Music Festival is a non-profit organization whose  primary missions are the promotion of a top-quality classical music experience and the development of young musicians through intensive chamber music training.

 

Please visit our website for more information about our concert series.

Mon. Jul 27, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Open Registration St. Mark's Child Care and Preschool (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 7:00 am)

St. Mark's Childcare and Preschool is accepting registration for 3 and 4 year old preschool. Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot! Childcare openings are also available in our 2 and 3 year old daycare classrooms. Contact our Director today! 

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Christian Center Soccer (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5 – 18; Coed. Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday). The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now! Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Faith Baptist Christian School Registration for 2015-16 is Open! (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 9:00 am)

Faith Baptist Christian School has ministered to the Pekin community and surrounding areas for 39 years. We are a Pre-school (3 year old) through 12th grade school in association with both the Illinois Association of Christian Schools and the American Association of Christian Schools.

 

 

Our mission is to “partner with families in educating students through a Bible-centered curriculum to foster academic excellence and spiritual growth in preparation for ongoing ministry and education.”

 

 

FBCS offers a traditional education using curriculum provided by quality Christian publishers who are not aligned in any way with the Common Core. Our students average over two years above Mean Grade Equivalent according to annual achievement testing.

 

 

We offer a safe environment in small classrooms with experienced teachers. Fine arts are a part of every grade level, and several interscholastic sports are offered for 4th grade on up.

 

 

Applications are now being accepted for all grade levels. Please contact our school office by phone or email to receive an application packet, or arrange a meeting and tour with our administrator. Please no calls on weekends or holidays.

Amazing Grace VBS - Everest (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Pastor Loren Schlomer would like invite all Kids from 4 years-old up to 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School at Amazing Grace Church.

 

Dates are July 27-July 31.

 

If you have any questions please call the number above for details.

Vacation Bible School (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Children 4 to 12 years are invited to join us for Colossal Coaster VBS. We will be learning to face fears and trust God while having a lot of fun. Email or call the church to pre-register your child.

 

July 27-31, 6-8:30 p.m.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Tazewell County 4-H and Jr. Fair (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:00 pm)

Family friendly events happening at the Tazewell County 4-H and Jr. Fair from July 27-29, 2015! Events include a craft and vendor show, livestock shows, Royalty contest, kiddie tractor pulls, dog show, and various kids activities and games.

 

Admission is free. For more information visit the website.

Summer XP (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:00 pm)

First Assembly of God in Normal is hosting a week-long Summer Experience for 4 yr olds - 5th grade the evenings of July 27 - 30.  This is a VBS event.  Register your children online.

Vacation Bible School "Journey with Jesus" (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join us for a week of VBS – “Journey with Jesus”.

 

Your child’s evenings will be filled with fascinating Bible stories, high-energy games, fresh music, creative art activities and meaningful worship time. Kids discover Jesus went and what Jesus taught and how it is relevant today.

 

It’s FREE, but parents must register their preK-5th grades child(ren). Visit us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and pick up a registration form or you can download one from our website.

Vacation Bible School (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

All Kids Welcome

Ages 3-12

July 27-30

Tue. Jul 28, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Amazing Grace VBS - Everest (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Pastor Loren Schlomer would like invite all Kids from 4 years-old up to 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School at Amazing Grace Church.

 

Dates are July 27-July 31.

 

If you have any questions please call the number above for details.

Harvest For Hunger (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Harvest For Hunger is a food pantry located at the address above.

 

We want to welcome all who are in need to stop by and allow us to help you.

 

We will be operating every: 2nd. and 4th. Tuesday's From: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

If for any reason you cannot make it on these days, please feel free to call us and we will be here at anytime you need.

 

Church 309.634.0210 Pastor Todd Shaw

 

309.256.9269 Rebecca Shaw

 

309.256.0072 Robin Schadt

 

Looking forward to meeting you and God Bless You.

 

Robin Schadt

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 5:45 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This is the Morton, Illinois chapter.

Vacation Bible School (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Children 4 to 12 years are invited to join us for Colossal Coaster VBS. We will be learning to face fears and trust God while having a lot of fun. Email or call the church to pre-register your child.

 

July 27-31, 6-8:30 p.m.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Tazewell County 4-H and Jr. Fair (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Family friendly events happening at the Tazewell County 4-H and Jr. Fair from July 27-29, 2015! Events include a craft and vendor show, livestock shows, Royalty contest, kiddie tractor pulls, dog show, and various kids activities and games.

 

Admission is free. For more information visit the website.

Summer XP (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

First Assembly of God in Normal is hosting a week-long Summer Experience for 4 yr olds - 5th grade the evenings of July 27 - 30.  This is a VBS event.  Register your children online.

Vacation Bible School "Journey with Jesus" (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join us for a week of VBS – “Journey with Jesus”.

 

Your child’s evenings will be filled with fascinating Bible stories, high-energy games, fresh music, creative art activities and meaningful worship time. Kids discover Jesus went and what Jesus taught and how it is relevant today.

 

It’s FREE, but parents must register their preK-5th grades child(ren). Visit us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and pick up a registration form or you can download one from our website.

Vacation Bible School (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

All Kids Welcome

Ages 3-12

July 27-30

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 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.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christian Recovery Program that provides a safe environment designed to address such issues as Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Anger, Resentment, Depression, Co-Dependency, Sexual Addiction, Food Addicition, Relationship Addiction, Controlling Behavior, Insecurity Guilt/Shame, and Pornography.

 

These words are about more than just 'issues'. They are about people who are struggling with problems that sermons and Bible studies alone won't solve. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond thier wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery!

 

Every Tuesday:

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Dinner for $3

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Large Group

8:00-9:00 p.m. - Small Groups

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Free desserts/coffee

Wed. Jul 29, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Amazing Grace VBS - Everest (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Pastor Loren Schlomer would like invite all Kids from 4 years-old up to 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School at Amazing Grace Church.

 

Dates are July 27-July 31.

 

If you have any questions please call the number above for details.

Try the Greenways: River des Peres Greenway (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 5:30 pm)

Join Trailnet for a weekly, easy-paced, guided ride on a paved trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s River Ring network. The rides are free and will give both new and experienced bikers the chance to explore a different greenway location in St. Louis City, St. Louis County or St. Charles County each month.

 

During the month of July, attendees can participate in a 4.8-mile trip along the River des Peres Greenway, from Carondelet Park to Fultz Field and back again. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in Carondelet Park, at the intersection of South Grand Blvd. and Holly Hills Ave. (near the YMCA), with rides departing at 6 p.m. There will be a brief “fix-a-flat” lesson offered between 5:30 and 6 p.m. to show people how to fix a flat bike tire and discuss what spare equipment is necessary to carry for spur-of-the-moment bike repairs. For more information, call 314.436.1324, email meredith@trailnet.org or visit the website above.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Children 4 to 12 years are invited to join us for Colossal Coaster VBS. We will be learning to face fears and trust God while having a lot of fun. Email or call the church to pre-register your child.

 

July 27-31, 6-8:30 p.m.

Tazewell County 4-H and Jr. Fair (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Family friendly events happening at the Tazewell County 4-H and Jr. Fair from July 27-29, 2015! Events include a craft and vendor show, livestock shows, Royalty contest, kiddie tractor pulls, dog show, and various kids activities and games.

 

Admission is free. For more information visit the website.

Vacation Bible School "Journey with Jesus" (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join us for a week of VBS – “Journey with Jesus”.

 

Your child’s evenings will be filled with fascinating Bible stories, high-energy games, fresh music, creative art activities and meaningful worship time. Kids discover Jesus went and what Jesus taught and how it is relevant today.

 

It’s FREE, but parents must register their preK-5th grades child(ren). Visit us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and pick up a registration form or you can download one from our website.

Summer XP (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

First Assembly of God in Normal is hosting a week-long Summer Experience for 4 yr olds - 5th grade the evenings of July 27 - 30.  This is a VBS event.  Register your children online.

Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

All Kids Welcome

Ages 3-12

July 27-30

Thu. Jul 30, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Hidden Hills Heavenly Horse Bible Camp (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 9:00 am)

Horse camp held every Thursday throughout the summer for all ages. Activities include bible study, horseback riding, creek stomping, woods walking, arts/crafts, games, and much more!!

 

Experience life on the farm in a wholesome atmosphere 4 miles north of Carlock, Il. Please contact Robin Krutke at the number and email provided above. Also see Robin Krutke on Facebook.

 

June 11,18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30

Amazing Grace VBS - Everest (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Pastor Loren Schlomer would like invite all Kids from 4 years-old up to 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School at Amazing Grace Church.

 

Dates are July 27-July 31.

 

If you have any questions please call the number above for details.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 5:45 pm)

All levels of riders, walkers, runners and skaters welcome! This club meets every Thursday, starting March 26 and ending on October 5.

 

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS Club Member! Reminder that all skaters and bikers are required to wear helmets.

 

Visit the website above for more information.

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Children 4 to 12 years are invited to join us for Colossal Coaster VBS. We will be learning to face fears and trust God while having a lot of fun. Email or call the church to pre-register your child.

 

July 27-31, 6-8:30 p.m.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Summer XP (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm)

First Assembly of God in Normal is hosting a week-long Summer Experience for 4 yr olds - 5th grade the evenings of July 27 - 30.  This is a VBS event.  Register your children online.

Vacation Bible School "Journey with Jesus" (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join us for a week of VBS – “Journey with Jesus”.

 

Your child’s evenings will be filled with fascinating Bible stories, high-energy games, fresh music, creative art activities and meaningful worship time. Kids discover Jesus went and what Jesus taught and how it is relevant today.

 

It’s FREE, but parents must register their preK-5th grades child(ren). Visit us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and pick up a registration form or you can download one from our website.

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

All Kids Welcome

Ages 3-12

July 27-30

Fri. Jul 31, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Warrior Golf Classic RESCHEDULED (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 8:00 am)

A four-man, best ball, shotgun start tournament followed by a Prime Rib Luncheon and Silent Auction. Proceeds provide funds for Tuition Assistance Scholarships.

 

Registration is $100/person which includes all activities and a chance for prizes. There is also a Luncheon and Silent Auction Only option for $35.

 

Tee time is 8:00 AM. Luncheon starts at 1:00 PM

 

Call school office at the number above for details.

 

This is rescheduled. Our original date was rained out! But this gives us the possibility of MORE registrations!

Amazing Grace VBS - Everest (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Pastor Loren Schlomer would like invite all Kids from 4 years-old up to 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School at Amazing Grace Church.

 

Dates are July 27-July 31.

 

If you have any questions please call the number above for details.

Vacation Bible School (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Children 4 to 12 years are invited to join us for Colossal Coaster VBS. We will be learning to face fears and trust God while having a lot of fun. Email or call the church to pre-register your child.

 

July 27-31, 6-8:30 p.m.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The road to recovery is not meant to be traveled alone. Learn to walk with Jesus and with a church family. Experience Celebrate Recovery where you don’t have to journey alone.

 

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. 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. Meetings are every Friday.

Vacation Bible School "Journey with Jesus" (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join us for a week of VBS – “Journey with Jesus”.

 

Your child’s evenings will be filled with fascinating Bible stories, high-energy games, fresh music, creative art activities and meaningful worship time. Kids discover Jesus went and what Jesus taught and how it is relevant today.

 

It’s FREE, but parents must register their preK-5th grades child(ren). Visit us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and pick up a registration form or you can download one from our website.

VBS at Broken Chains Church (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come join us at Broken Chains Church (BCC) for Vacation Bible School (VBS) for "Mission Impossible." It's July 31-August 2, 2015. Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Come join the fun!