Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Jul 27, 2014 - Sat. Aug 2, 2014
August 2014

Fri. Aug 1, 2014

Summer Quest (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Community Carnival (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Calvary Assembly is celebrating 90 years with a community carnival.

There will be rides, games, food, vendors, and much more!

 

DATES & TIMES
Friday, August 1st: 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2nd: 12:00-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3rd: 12:00-5:00 p.m.

 

For more information, head to our website!

 

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

FREE Concert - Hello Industry (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

MidAmerica National Bank, Monical’s Pizza Restaurant and Crawford’s Home Furnishings are sponsors of an upcoming FREE concert at Jones Park in Canton as part of the Music in the Park Summer Concert Series presented by the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. The band Hello Industry from the Peoria area will be performing on August 1st.

 

Their mission is “to put meaningful music in the hands of struggling people,” and each song is an invitation to a conversation about things which really matter.

 

Please join us for an evening of meaningful music at this FREE concert!

Inspired Arts Academy Hollywood "DROP" Fundraiser (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

DROP your children off at Inspired Arts Academy, Friday, August 1st for an evening in Hollywood!! 

 

Kids will enjoy activities on our stage under the lights, walking the red carpet, making star frames, dancing, and singing karaoke! 

 

Children aged 3 (potty trained) up to 12 are welcome! 

Cost is $15 for 1, $25 for 2, $30 for 3. 

RSVP on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/InspiredArtsAcademy?fref=ts

 

Proceeds from event go towards building the Morton Downtown Plaza.

Broken Chains Church VBS & Block Party (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

August 1st - 3rd Broken Chains Church will have their VBS!

Starting Friday night Aug 1st 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Special Children's Minister Aly Croy will be Guest Speaker for the event.  

 

Sat Aug 2nd will be a Block Party from 12:00-5:00 p.m!

Activities include:  Mighty Crush Power Team, Live Bands & Christian Rappers, Broken Chains Church's Drama Team, bounce house, free food & slushies, carnival games, face painting, pie eating contest and many more activities!  

VBS to follow block party from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  

 

Sunday Aug 3rd at 10:30 a.m. we will close out VBS in our Sunday morning service!

International Spy Academy VBS (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

Sat. Aug 2, 2014

2014 Run for Life (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:30 am)

5K Run & 5K non-competitive Walk

Race starts at 7:30 a.m. (check-in 6:30-7:10 a.m.) Race day registration and packet pickup will take place beside the pavilion near the tennis courts.

 

Children (12 and under): $12, $15 after July 31

Adults (13 and over): $15, $20 after June 30, $25 after July 31

Registration before July 27 will result in a short-sleeve t-shirt.

Participants may elect to obtain sponsors in lieu of paying entry fee.  Those who do will receive incentive awards by way of Run for Life short-sleeve t-shirt for $20 collected pledges or $10 gift certificates for every $50 in collected pledges.

 

Age groups will be split by male & female: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+

 

Registration can be completed online or by mailing forms to:

Run For Life c/o WPEO, PO Box 1 Peoria, IL 61650

 

Overall male and female winners will receive $50 gift certificate to Running Central. Top 3 finishers in all age categories will each receive an award.  

 

Questions? Give WPEO Christian Talk Radio AM1020 a call at the number listed above!

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

POWERLIGHT ABE LINCOLN CAR SHOW SPECTACULAR (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am)

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show is a huge outreach to the community!

 

Along with the car show, several special features include an air evac helicopter fly over and landing, hot air balloon demo, NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier #51 Brandts show car, LRS Nitro car, monster trucks, replica movie and TV show cars including The Horse "Glory" which Daniel Day Lewis rode in the academy award winning movie, "Lincoln" (subject to schedule change if Horse is needed for filming), Illinois top squad car contest, Christian Bikers Club, Sangamon County K-9 demo, and more!

 

All makes and models are welcome! Car show entry is $15 (display only is $10). Entry time is 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, judging from 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m., trophies at 4:00 p.m.

 

Also, this is rain or shine!

 

Benefits support the Powerlight Christian music fest at the Illinois State Fair on August 17th.

Tornado Relief Dumpser Day (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Affected residents of Washington, Roanoke, East Peoria, and Pekin are invited to bring electronic waste, tires, general waste, and vegetative waste to fill 7 different dumpsters on site on Bethany Community Church's property.

 

No reservation required. Please bring proof of address.

Community Baby Shower Brunch (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 10:30 am)

Knox Country Right to Life is holding its 11th Annual Community Baby Shower Brunch!

This shower is being held for Galesburg's Women's Pregnancy Center and The Women's Choice Center of Bettendorf, Iowa.  

 

We will be honoring the centers' volunteers!

Come and enjoy a brunch with us!

 

All baby and maternity items are needed. Gently used items are welcome.  Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated.  If you are unable to attend and wish to attend and wish to donate or have any questions call Pat Regnier.

Martial Arts for St. Jude (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 9:00 am)

This Kung Fu exhibition is a fundraiser for St. Jude, hosted by USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductees Sifu Dexter Parker and Sifu Ed Parker, featuring several Peoria-area Kung Fu schools, including Master Kim Aldus, Grand Master Steve Aldus, and Master Vera Harrison.

 

Admission is $7 at the door, and all money raised goes directly to St. Jude.

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

Community Carnival (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Calvary Assembly is celebrating 90 years with a community carnival.

There will be rides, games, food, vendors, and much more!

 

DATES & TIMES
Friday, August 1st: 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2nd: 12:00-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3rd: 12:00-5:00 p.m.

 

For more information, head to our website!

 

Miner Corn Daze 2014 (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 1:00 pm)

The weekend will be filled with activities for the whole family. At 1 p.m, on Saturday, the Antique Tractor Pull begins.

 

Sunday is a fun-filled day starting at 7:30 a.m. with the Olympia Kiwanis 5 K Run. Same day registration for the Run begins at 7 a.m. at VeteransPark on Main St.

At 10 a.m. local churches will hold a community worship service at the school park.

At noon, the Mini Rod Pull starts.  

Running all day Sunday are the craft and  home business  show, Cruise In, free sweet corn, antique engine show, and food vendors.

For the kids, there will be a Magician, face painter, and balloon artist.

 

From noon until 5 p.m., the park will be filled with music provided by Linda Thomas, country singer; Old TimeWay, blue grass band; and Lilly Lites, gospel choir.

 

Of course, there will be lots of food! Enjoy your favorites – corn dogs, elephant ears, lemon shake ups, grilled sandwiches, ice cream and sweet treats galore!

 

 

Trams will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday for visitors’ convenience. Don’t miss this opportunity to share in the fun and festivities of CORN DAZE 2014! Be a part of this community event.

 

International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School Kickoff Party (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Vacation Bible School - Answers In Genesis' - International Spy Academy!

Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School this summer! First Baptist will be taking the children on an International Spy Mission with our goal being to instill in your children an understanding of the one true God of the Bible they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and share with those around them.

 

Dates:
  • Saturday August 2nd – 2:30–5:30 p.m. Kickoff Registration Party. Food, Fun, Games, picnic and many other activities for enjoyment!
  • Sunday August 3rd – August 6th – 6:15–8:45 p.m.

 

For More information call the Church or Brenna.
 
Register online! 

St. Jude Telethon (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm)

37th Annual St. Jude Telethon!

  • Avanti's dinner 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Silent Auction (last year we had a signed Blackhawks hockey stick).
  • Dinner prices: Adults $7, kids 3-10 $3 and kids 0-2 free.

 

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital was founded by the late Danny Thomas in Memphis in 1962. No family is charged for life-saving treatment. It takes over $1.9 million dollars daily to run St. Jude's. Won't you be a Hero?

Broken Chains Church VBS & Block Party (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

August 1st - 3rd Broken Chains Church will have their VBS!

Starting Friday night Aug 1st 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Special Children's Minister Aly Croy will be Guest Speaker for the event.  

 

Sat Aug 2nd will be a Block Party from 12:00-5:00 p.m!

Activities include:  Mighty Crush Power Team, Live Bands & Christian Rappers, Broken Chains Church's Drama Team, bounce house, free food & slushies, carnival games, face painting, pie eating contest and many more activities!  

VBS to follow block party from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  

 

Sunday Aug 3rd at 10:30 a.m. we will close out VBS in our Sunday morning service!

Royal Tailor in Concert at Decatur Celebration (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 7:30 pm)

The Decatur Celebration will be happening Friday-Sunday, August 1st-3rd.  Saturday night Royal Taylor will be in concert 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.  

All concerts are free of charge and many other bands are playing.

 

For more details, please go online. 

Sun. Aug 3, 2014

Miner Corn Daze 2014 (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 7:00 am)

Sunday is a fun-filled day starting at 7:30 a.m. with the Olympia Kiwanis 5 K Run. Same day registration for the Run begins at 7 a.m. at Veterans Park on Main St.

At 10 a.m. local churches will hold a community worship service at the school park.

At noon, the Mini Rod Pull starts.  

Running all day Sunday are the craft and  home business  show, Cruise In, free sweet corn, antique engine show, and food vendors.

For the kids, there will be a Magician, face painter, and balloon artist.

 

From noon until 5 p.m., the park will be filled with music provided by Linda Thomas, country singer; Old TimeWay, blue grass band; and Lilly Lites, gospel choir.

 

Of course, there will be lots of food! Enjoy your favorites – corn dogs, elephant ears, lemon shake ups, grilled sandwiches, ice cream and sweet treats galore!

 

 

Trams will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday for visitors’ convenience. Don’t miss this opportunity to share in the fun and festivities of CORN DAZE 2014!

Be a part of this community event.

 

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Community Carnival (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Calvary Assembly is celebrating 90 years with a community carnival.

There will be rides, games, food, vendors, and much more!

 

DATES & TIMES
Friday, August 1st: 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2nd: 12:00-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3rd: 12:00-5:00 p.m.

 

For more information, head to our website!

 

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 5:00 pm)

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Jamie Grace in Concert at Decatur Celebration (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 5:30 pm)

The Decatur Celebration will be happening Friday-Sunday, August 1st-3rd. Sunday night Jamie Grace will be in concert 5:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

All concerts are free of charge and many other bands are playing.

 

For more details, please go online. 

Kids of the Kingdom (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

8-week summer program for children ages 4-2nd grade

 

Sundays

June 15 through August 3

6:00-7:30 p.m.

 

For information and a registration form, visit the Resurrection Lutheran Church website.  

 

Registration closes June 11.

Broken Chains Church VBS & Block Party (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 6:00 pm)

August 1st - 3rd Broken Chains Church will have their VBS!

Starting Friday night Aug 1st 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Special Children's Minister Aly Croy will be Guest Speaker for the event.  

 

Sat Aug 2nd will be a Block Party from 12:00-5:00 p.m!

Activities include:  Mighty Crush Power Team, Live Bands & Christian Rappers, Broken Chains Church's Drama Team, bounce house, free food & slushies, carnival games, face painting, pie eating contest and many more activities!  

VBS to follow block party from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  

 

Sunday Aug 3rd at 10:30 a.m. we will close out VBS in our Sunday morning service!

International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm)

Vacation Bible School - Answers In Genesis' - International Spy Academy!

Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School this summer! First Baptist will be taking the children on an International Spy Mission with our goal being to instill in your children an understanding of the one true God of the Bible they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and share with those around them.

 

Dates:
  • Saturday August 2nd – 2:30–5:30 p.m. Kickoff Registration Party. Food, Fun, Games, picnic and many other activities for enjoyment!
  • Sunday August 3rd – August 6th – 6:15–8:45 p.m.

 

For More information call the Church or Brenna.
 
Register online! 

Peoria Municipal Band Concerts (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 7:00 pm)

Sunday evenings beginning June 1 through August 10, at 7:00 p.m. Listen to great music presented by Peoria’s own Municipal Band, under the direction of Conductor David Vroman. Performances are FREE.

The 163rd Tabernacle Meetings (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 7:00 pm)

The 163rd Annual Tabernacle Meeting  August 3rd - 7th, 2014

 

Nightly at 7:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Tim Coverstone

Special Music Every Night

Bible Study Daily at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study Leader: Rev Ralph Bauer

Mon. Aug 4, 2014

Summer Quest (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

  • For boys and girls ages 5-18 yrs. with the coed program ranging from beginner to high school level.
  • The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.
  • Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
  • The season runs August 25 to October 4, with all games & practices held at Bethany Baptist Church.

Registration is now open!


Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Fall Baseball Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

For boys ages 9-12. 8-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will move up to play Boys Minor League the summer of 2015.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.

 

Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season runs Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 with all games scheduled on Saturdays.

 

All games will be played at The Christian Center.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Journey Autism Group Family Support Group (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 6:00 pm)

On the first Monday of each month, First Baptist Church is host to an autism parent/family support group. This is a great place for parents, guardians, grandparents and other family members to share with and learn from each other. The children who attend look forward to the play time each month. Light refreshments and childcare are provided. The event is free. All families with a child on the autism spectrum are invited to attend. An RSVP is not mandatory but, it does help us plan for childcare if you are bringing your kids. Siblings are welcome to come. For more information or to RSVP for childcare please contact Kristin Garrett via phone or email.

Ducking Your Dynasty VBS Gillespie Assembly (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 6:00 pm)

Gillespie Assembly invites all kids August 4th-8th at 6:00 p.m. to join us for adventure of "Ducking Your Dynasty" all kids ending 5th grade are invited we look forward to having you be part of the adventure.

Arrow Island VBS (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Step off the Arrow adventure plane and be ready for a bright jungle of friendly faces and fun animals.  Learn how to choose God's way as you trek through Stories in the Bible.

 

Ages 4years-5th grade.  Snacks, songs, games, crafts, and more!  

 

Check out our website to register and find out more information!

 

SCHEELS Back to School Bash Kids Klub (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 6:00 pm)

Join SCHEELS, genHkids, Springfield Police Department for the best Back To School celebration.

The first 25 kids will receive a free Kids Klub t-shirt!

 

All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a FREE ride on the Ferris Wheel. (Height restrictions apply.)

  

All participating kids ages 4-12 are eligible to register to win great prizes including backpacks from The NorthFace, shoes from Keen, Under Armor prizes, and other great give-a-ways!

International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm)

Vacation Bible School - Answers In Genesis' - International Spy Academy!

Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School this summer! First Baptist will be taking the children on an International Spy Mission with our goal being to instill in your children an understanding of the one true God of the Bible they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and share with those around them.

 

Dates:
  • Saturday August 2nd – 2:30–5:30 p.m. Kickoff Registration Party. Food, Fun, Games, picnic and many other activities for enjoyment!
  • Sunday August 3rd – August 6th – 6:15–8:45 p.m.

 

For More information call the Church or Brenna.
 
Register online! 

The 163rd Tabernacle Meetings (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 7:00 pm)

The 163rd Annual Tabernacle Meeting  August 3rd - 7th, 2014

 

Nightly at 7:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Tim Coverstone

Special Music Every Night

Bible Study Daily at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study Leader: Rev Ralph Bauer

Tue. Aug 5, 2014

Summer Quest (Tue. Aug 5, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Ducking Your Dynasty VBS Gillespie Assembly (Tue. Aug 5, 2014 6:00 pm)

Gillespie Assembly invites all kids August 4th-8th at 6:00 p.m. to join us for adventure of "Ducking Your Dynasty" all kids ending 5th grade are invited we look forward to having you be part of the adventure.

Arrow Island VBS (Tue. Aug 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Step off the Arrow adventure plane and be ready for a bright jungle of friendly faces and fun animals.  Learn how to choose God's way as you trek through Stories in the Bible.

 

Ages 4years-5th grade.  Snacks, songs, games, crafts, and more!  

 

Check out our website to register and find out more information!

 

International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School (Tue. Aug 5, 2014 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm)

Vacation Bible School - Answers In Genesis' - International Spy Academy!

Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School this summer! First Baptist will be taking the children on an International Spy Mission with our goal being to instill in your children an understanding of the one true God of the Bible they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and share with those around them.

 

Dates:
  • Saturday August 2nd – 2:30–5:30 p.m. Kickoff Registration Party. Food, Fun, Games, picnic and many other activities for enjoyment!
  • Sunday August 3rd – August 6th – 6:15–8:45 p.m.

 

For More information call the Church or Brenna.
 
Register online! 

the Hearts (Tue. Aug 5, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

 

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

 

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

 

There will be performance opportunities throughout the summer.

 

Opening the School Year in Prayer service (Tue. Aug 5, 2014 7:00 pm)

This is a prayer meeting that originated in 1999 after the tragic shootings at the school in Littleton, Colorado.

 

It is open to the public.

 

We pray for safety in our schools, for the students, teachers, administrators and all school employees. 

The 163rd Tabernacle Meetings (Tue. Aug 5, 2014 7:00 pm)

The 163rd Annual Tabernacle Meeting  August 3rd - 7th, 2014

 

Nightly at 7:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Tim Coverstone

Special Music Every Night

Bible Study Daily at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study Leader: Rev Ralph Bauer

Wed. Aug 6, 2014

Summer Quest (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

VBS- WILDERNESS ESCAPE (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

We invite children, grades K-5, to journey with Moses, Wednesday, August 6, through Friday, August 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

Awards ceremony, Sunday, August 10,2014 at 10:45 with cookout to follow.

Local Flavors Lunch @ One World Cafe (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 11:00 am)

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2014!  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.

 

Peoria’s schedule is as follows:

Lunches

Aug 6: One World Cafe

Sept 2: New Amsterdam Bar & Restaurant

Oct 7: TBA

 

Dinners

Aug 14: Maxine’s on Main

Sept 18:  Edge by Dustin Allen

Oct 16: Rizzi’s on State

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Red Cross Blood Drive (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

There will be a blood drive at Bethany Baptist Church!

For more information or to sign up, contact the church office.

Berean Summer Day Camp (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 3:00 pm)

We are now enrolling kids who are 3-9 years old for Summer Daycamp 2014.

 

We provide a fun, safe environment for school-age kids during the summer months. Our affordable daily program is very active with trips, swimming, bowling, arts & crafts, park days, etc.

Ducking Your Dynasty VBS Gillespie Assembly (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 6:00 pm)

Gillespie Assembly invites all kids August 4th-8th at 6:00 p.m. to join us for adventure of "Ducking Your Dynasty" all kids ending 5th grade are invited we look forward to having you be part of the adventure.

Arrow Island VBS (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Step off the Arrow adventure plane and be ready for a bright jungle of friendly faces and fun animals.  Learn how to choose God's way as you trek through Stories in the Bible.

 

Ages 4years-5th grade.  Snacks, songs, games, crafts, and more!  

 

Check out our website to register and find out more information!

 

International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm)

Vacation Bible School - Answers In Genesis' - International Spy Academy!

Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School this summer! First Baptist will be taking the children on an International Spy Mission with our goal being to instill in your children an understanding of the one true God of the Bible they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and share with those around them.

 

Dates:
  • Saturday August 2nd – 2:30–5:30 p.m. Kickoff Registration Party. Food, Fun, Games, picnic and many other activities for enjoyment!
  • Sunday August 3rd – August 6th – 6:15–8:45 p.m.

 

For More information call the Church or Brenna.
 
Register online! 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

The 163rd Tabernacle Meetings (Wed. Aug 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

The 163rd Annual Tabernacle Meeting  August 3rd - 7th, 2014

 

Nightly at 7:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Tim Coverstone

Special Music Every Night

Bible Study Daily at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study Leader: Rev Ralph Bauer

Thu. Aug 7, 2014

Summer Quest (Thu. Aug 7, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

VBS- WILDERNESS ESCAPE (Thu. Aug 7, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

We invite children, grades K-5, to journey with Moses, Wednesday, August 6, through Friday, August 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

Awards ceremony, Sunday, August 10,2014 at 10:45 with cookout to follow.

Ducking Your Dynasty VBS Gillespie Assembly (Thu. Aug 7, 2014 6:00 pm)

Gillespie Assembly invites all kids August 4th-8th at 6:00 p.m. to join us for adventure of "Ducking Your Dynasty" all kids ending 5th grade are invited we look forward to having you be part of the adventure.

Arrow Island VBS (Thu. Aug 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Step off the Arrow adventure plane and be ready for a bright jungle of friendly faces and fun animals.  Learn how to choose God's way as you trek through Stories in the Bible.

 

Ages 4years-5th grade.  Snacks, songs, games, crafts, and more!  

 

Check out our website to register and find out more information!

 

Parenting Together (Thu. Aug 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

"Parenting Together" provides parents with an open and safe place to gather and discuss issues that plague parents and their children. Our group discussions will be based off Biblical principles; examples will be used to provide solutions to help families succeed in life. Jessica Nesby, a licensed social worker, will be facilitating the forum. Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

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

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

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

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

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

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

CEFCU Jazz Series (Thu. Aug 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Come out Thursday evenings to the CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing for a FREE Summer Jazz series featuring local jazz artists. The 2014 Schedule includes:

 

June 19: Illinois Central Jazz Train

 

June 26: JC and the Redemption

 

July 10: Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe

 

July 17: Billy Cook Quartet

 

July 31: Brian Choban Jazz Quintet

 

August 14: David Hoffman and Friends

 

Event sponsored by CEFCU, the Peoria Park District, and the Central Illinois Jazz Society.

Jason Gray in Concert (Thu. Aug 7, 2014 7:00 pm)

Bring the whole family to enjoy Jason Gray!

Best known for the hit songs “Every Act of Love,” “Remind Me Who I Am,” and “Good to Be Alive.”

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Seating is general admission.

Tickets in advance: $10 or $8 for groups of six or more

Tickets the day-of: $12 or $10 for groups of six or more

 

Tickets are on sale now and available at wcicfm.org.

 

Presented by WCIC.

The 163rd Tabernacle Meetings (Thu. Aug 7, 2014 7:00 pm)

The 163rd Annual Tabernacle Meeting  August 3rd - 7th, 2014

 

Nightly at 7:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Tim Coverstone

Special Music Every Night

Bible Study Daily at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study Leader: Rev Ralph Bauer

Fri. Aug 8, 2014

Summer Quest (Fri. Aug 8, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

VBS- WILDERNESS ESCAPE (Fri. Aug 8, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

We invite children, grades K-5, to journey with Moses, Wednesday, August 6, through Friday, August 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

Awards ceremony, Sunday, August 10,2014 at 10:45 with cookout to follow.

Liberty United Love Ministries Helping Hand Resource Center 2014 Fundraiser (Fri. Aug 8, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Liberty United Love Ministries Helping Hand Resource Center will be having its first ever fundraiser. Liberty will be opening a resource center here in the heart of Peoria's 61605 zip code. We will provide services to the entire tri-county area. Helping low income families by providing educational and job placement programs.

 

Liberty will also provide youth programs, as well as, social programs. In the 61605 zip code, the average earned income for a family of four is $16,469.00, This is over $8,000.00 under the nations poverty level. Three out of ten homes in 61605 are abandoned.

 

We need your help. We are funded only through the community we receive no federal or state grant money. We depend solely on you. Come help us kick off our first ever fundraiser. Dinner/Silent Auction. Music and speakers. Tickets $30.00 or mail donations to Liberty United Love Ministries.

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

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

Ducking Your Dynasty VBS Gillespie Assembly (Fri. Aug 8, 2014 6:00 pm)

Gillespie Assembly invites all kids August 4th-8th at 6:00 p.m. to join us for adventure of "Ducking Your Dynasty" all kids ending 5th grade are invited we look forward to having you be part of the adventure.

Arrow Island VBS (Fri. Aug 8, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Step off the Arrow adventure plane and be ready for a bright jungle of friendly faces and fun animals.  Learn how to choose God's way as you trek through Stories in the Bible.

 

Ages 4years-5th grade.  Snacks, songs, games, crafts, and more!  

 

Check out our website to register and find out more information!

 

Sat. Aug 9, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Trinity Lutheran Hosts Clothing Giveaway (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Trinity will once again be hosting a Clothing Giveaway in the Parish Hall. This ministry event is meant to help serve the people in our Trinity Family as well as our local community by providing clothing for free. Yes, FREE! 

This clothing giveaway is just in time for the 'back-to-school' shopping season.  

In addition to children's clothing, there will be men's and women's clothing for all ages, shoes, purses, belts, and coats.  

Camp Braveheart (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 10:00 am)

This summer, Camp Warren is offering a weekend camp for teenagers that live with epilepsy.

 

Through Camp Braveheart, we want to minister to the needs of teens, and help equip them to face their unique challenges as a conqueror. There will be uplifting speakers, team building activities, and lots of opportunities to have fun.

 

Camp Warren offers many opportunities for fun under the sun including a pool, a Frisbee golf course, a paintball field, and so much more! Come experience Camp Braveheart this summer.

 

Date: August 9th - 11th
Ages: 12-17
Registration: $135

For more information please visit our website!

Bike Rodeo (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Bring your bike, trikes, and wheels to learn about bike safety in a fun and safe environment.

Bike-a-palooza ride for more advanced bicyclists and adult must accompany all participants.

This event is free to the public. Free bicycle helmets will be given out while supplies last, games, and much more.

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

Block Party at First Baptist Church Washington (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

First Baptist Church invite all to a block party!   This is a wonderful opportunity to have great family fun before the schools start. 

 

Giant inflatables, bounce houses, games, face painting, food, etc.  And it’s all FREE!!!

There will also be prizes to win!  So, bring the family, the neighbors, coworkers and anybody you see on the street and come to this fun event at First Baptist Church.  

 

For more information, please contact the church office or visit the website.

Men's Accountability Group & Chess Competition Fellowship (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 6:30 pm)

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

Sun. Aug 10, 2014

Blessing Day Free Garage Sale (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Blessing Day is a garage sale, but everything is free! 

This is Days of Grace Fellowship's thirteenth year blessing people in the area with items that are used but in good clean working condition.  Items include clothes for adults and children, books, knick-knacks, pictures, kitchen items and possibly some appliances and furniture.

Camp Braveheart (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 10:00 am)

This summer, Camp Warren is offering a weekend camp for teenagers that live with epilepsy.

 

Through Camp Braveheart, we want to minister to the needs of teens, and help equip them to face their unique challenges as a conqueror. There will be uplifting speakers, team building activities, and lots of opportunities to have fun.

 

Camp Warren offers many opportunities for fun under the sun including a pool, a Frisbee golf course, a paintball field, and so much more! Come experience Camp Braveheart this summer.

 

Date: August 9th - 11th
Ages: 12-17
Registration: $135

For more information please visit our website!

Back 2 School bash (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 10:30 am)

Free school supplies to be given away. Games, Food, Bounce houses, and Fun for the entire Family.

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

The 85th Annual Summer Festa Picnic (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Summer Festa Picnic is a long-standing family event held by the Society every year since its founding in 1929.

The picnic brings a small piece of Italy and its traditions to central Illinois each summer. What began as a social event for Italian immigrants has evolved into the Society's major fundraiser for its three scholarship programs.

Indeed, the picnic has become a major, family-centered, community event attended by hundreds of people.

 

Join us at the Festa for food, fun, and family. We are extremely pleased to announce that The Vince Chiarelli Band will be back for the 2014 Festa.

Authentic Italian recipies prepared by Barrack's Cater Inn: Lasagna, adult and children's spaghetti meals; meatball, sausage and Italian beef sandwiches. There will also be a variety of homemade Italian desserts including cannoli, Italian Ice (granita) and pizzelles.

Italian and domestic beer, wines, soda and water.

 

A large variety of Italian t-shirts, hats, pins and other items of Italian regalia including the Society's own cook book will be available.

 

The park is open to guests of all ages. Admission is $3 per adult at the gate. Children under 12 years old are free. Tickets will not be sold in advance.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 5:00 pm)

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Peoria Municipal Band Concerts (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 7:00 pm)

Sunday evenings beginning June 1 through August 10, at 7:00 p.m. Listen to great music presented by Peoria’s own Municipal Band, under the direction of Conductor David Vroman. Performances are FREE.

Mon. Aug 11, 2014

Summer Quest (Mon. Aug 11, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 11, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

  • For boys and girls ages 5-18 yrs. with the coed program ranging from beginner to high school level.
  • The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.
  • Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
  • The season runs August 25 to October 4, with all games & practices held at Bethany Baptist Church.

Registration is now open!


Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Fall Baseball Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 11, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

For boys ages 9-12. 8-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will move up to play Boys Minor League the summer of 2015.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.

 

Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season runs Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 with all games scheduled on Saturdays.

 

All games will be played at The Christian Center.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Camp Braveheart (Mon. Aug 11, 2014 10:00 am)

This summer, Camp Warren is offering a weekend camp for teenagers that live with epilepsy.

 

Through Camp Braveheart, we want to minister to the needs of teens, and help equip them to face their unique challenges as a conqueror. There will be uplifting speakers, team building activities, and lots of opportunities to have fun.

 

Camp Warren offers many opportunities for fun under the sun including a pool, a Frisbee golf course, a paintball field, and so much more! Come experience Camp Braveheart this summer.

 

Date: August 9th - 11th
Ages: 12-17
Registration: $135

For more information please visit our website!

Tue. Aug 12, 2014

Summer Quest (Tue. Aug 12, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Aug 12, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) is in your area! Come join us the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Hope Church. Moppets are available for your kiddos, so they will be learning too! For more information about MOPS here in Springfield or nationally, visit the website above.

the Hearts (Tue. Aug 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

 

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

 

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

 

There will be performance opportunities throughout the summer.

 

Wed. Aug 13, 2014

Summer Quest (Wed. Aug 13, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Aug 13, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Step Study for Women (Wed. Aug 13, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

Step Study for Men (Wed. Aug 13, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

Thu. Aug 14, 2014

Summer Quest (Thu. Aug 14, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

The Global Leadership Summit (Thu. Aug 14, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event that is telecast LIVE from Willow Creek Association's campus near Chicago every August to more than 300 locations in North America. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place in an additional 350+ cities, 105 countries—translated into 50 languages.

 

We're convinced that leadership is critical to church vitality. A church's effectiveness in pursuing its God-given mission is largely dependent on the character, devotion and skill of its leadership core—which can be formal or informal, staff or volunteer, clergy or laity.

 

The influence and impact of the church is felt most fully when Christ-centered leaders are at the forefront of establishing and growing well-led local churches and organizations…key reasons why The Global Leadership Summit exists.

 

The church is at its best, as God's love and care inevitably spills out into our neighborhoods, towns and cities through acts of love, justice, mercy, service and restoration.

 

You can experience The Global Leadership Summit via live telecast at Northwoods Community Church in Peoria.

 

Register online. For groups of 15+, call to register.

Local Flavors Dinner @ Maxine's on Main (Thu. Aug 14, 2014 5:00 pm)

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2014!  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.

 

Peoria’s schedule is as follows:

Lunches

Sept 2: New Amsterdam Bar & Restaurant

Oct 7: TBA

 

Dinners

Aug 14: Maxine’s on Main

Sept 18:  Edge by Dustin Allen

Oct 16: Rizzi’s on State

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Aug 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

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

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

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

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

CEFCU Jazz Series (Thu. Aug 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Come out Thursday evenings to the CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing for a FREE Summer Jazz series featuring local jazz artists. The 2014 Schedule includes:

 

June 19: Illinois Central Jazz Train

 

June 26: JC and the Redemption

 

July 10: Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe

 

July 17: Billy Cook Quartet

 

July 31: Brian Choban Jazz Quintet

 

August 14: David Hoffman and Friends

 

Event sponsored by CEFCU, the Peoria Park District, and the Central Illinois Jazz Society.

Fri. Aug 15, 2014

Summer Quest (Fri. Aug 15, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

The Global Leadership Summit (Fri. Aug 15, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event that is telecast LIVE from Willow Creek Association's campus near Chicago every August to more than 300 locations in North America. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place in an additional 350+ cities, 105 countries—translated into 50 languages.

 

We're convinced that leadership is critical to church vitality. A church's effectiveness in pursuing its God-given mission is largely dependent on the character, devotion and skill of its leadership core—which can be formal or informal, staff or volunteer, clergy or laity.

 

The influence and impact of the church is felt most fully when Christ-centered leaders are at the forefront of establishing and growing well-led local churches and organizations…key reasons why The Global Leadership Summit exists.

 

The church is at its best, as God's love and care inevitably spills out into our neighborhoods, towns and cities through acts of love, justice, mercy, service and restoration.

 

You can experience The Global Leadership Summit via live telecast at Northwoods Community Church in Peoria.

 

Register online. For groups of 15+, call to register.

Back to School Bash at Inspired Arts Academy! (Fri. Aug 15, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Join us as we celebrate Back to School with your kids!

On Friday, August 15th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. we will have fun with art, music, dance, theater, and tech projects going on in each room! 

 

Parents and students will have a chance to see all the different programs we offer (i.e. After School STEAM, Prek, Dance, Visual Art, Graphic Art-video/photo, Music -piano, guitar, voice, and Musical Theater) as well as meet the teachers. 

 

Check us out! Fall Classes start August 18th so join in on the fun and get back into the groove of school and learning! 

 

Dream- Believe- Become at IAA

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 15, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Aug 15, 2014 6:30 pm)

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

 

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

Sat. Aug 16, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

DVI Hike for Hunger (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Join us for a beautiful Saturday hike at Forest Park Nature Center, and get this, too:

  • A chance to win an iPad Mini
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bouncies from Fun on the Run
  • A FABULOUS Silent Auction
  • A custom DVI Hike for Hunger T-shirt and Backpack
  • The great feeling of helping the poor!

Entry into the iPad Mini drawing will be available to attendees of the DVI Hike for Hunger at no additional charge. Must be present to win. Many will enter, only one will win.
 
Register for the hike online!
 
The South Side Mission would like to thank Samaritan Ministries for the generous donation of the use of their lawn for the DVI Hike for Hunger.
 
For more information, contact Meg at South Side Mission.  

Back To School Family Carnival (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

 

Looking for one last event to finish off your summer? Look no further!
 
Hudson Christian Church will be hosting its first ever Back to School Carnival!
This will be a chance for your family to relax and enjoy the last days of summer together with music, games, and more! And don’t worry, there will be activities for all ages! Just be sure to wear clothes that can get a little messy! Most importantly, we would like to take this opportunity to share a little bit of who we are as a community of Christ followers.
 
 
The best part? It’s an absolutely free event! So bring your family out and spend some time relaxing and having fun with our family! Food will be provided, so come out and have a good time!

 

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

Special Touch Quarter Auction (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Bring your friends and your quarters for a fun-filled evening!

There are great items available for auction such as a custom made t-shirt quilt, an autographed book by Max Lucado, hunting knives and merchandise from Mary Kay, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, 31 etc.

 

Bidding paddles are $2 or 3 for $5.

Special Touch Ministry is a non-denominational ministry serving the concerns of people with disabilities. And Illinois Get Away is our local camp experience which serves individuals from all around Illinois.

 

There are still some vendor spots available and donations are still being accepted. For more information contact Shelley Hutchison.

 

For more information about this ministry visit our national website.

Big Daddy Weave concert (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 7:00 pm)

Fan the Flame is happy to announce our 4th Christian Concert featuring Big Daddy Weave!

 

Truly compelling music makes the personal universal. Few artists have done that more consistently or more movingly than Big Daddy Weave. Through more than a decade of hits like “In Christ,” “Audience of One,” “You’re Worthy Of My Praise,” “Every Time I Breathe,” What Life Would Be Like,” and “You Found Me,” they have shared the journey in a way that has won the ongoing respect of fans, press and industry alike.

 

Full concert with ticket proceeds benefiting Immanuel Health Center in Bloomington, Together for Lincoln, and Lincoln Christian University missions.

Tickets can be purchased by phone or on iTickets.com. 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with concert beginning at 7:00 p.m.

 

Find out more on Fan The Flame's website!

Come and enjoy Big Daddy Weave live!

 

Welcomed by WCIC!

Sun. Aug 17, 2014

PRAISE & PICNIC (Sun. Aug 17, 2014 10:00 am)

Living Waters Church will be PRAISING the Lord in worship Sunday morning at Endres Park.  Join us for Bluegrass Gospel music and a message about being EXCITED for the Gospel!

 

We will follow our worship with an old fashioned potluck picnic and lawn games. 

Bring the family, friends and neighbors and join us for worship, fellowship and family fun!

POWERLIGHT FEST 2014 (Sun. Aug 17, 2014 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

An all-day, free Christian music festival featuring the 40th anniversary reunion tour with Petra, the Peter Furler Band (former lead singer of the Newsboys), Shonlock, and Abandon.

 

The event takes place on the Lincoln Stage on Family Day, the final day of the Illinois State Fair. The general admission price is lowered to $3 per person to encourage more families to enjoy the last day of the fair. The concerts are free to attend after paying admission to the fair!

 

Line-up:

10:00 a.m. Power Light

12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. Praise & Worship with Spirit and Truth

1:20-1:50 p.m. DJ Mayday, MB, & Identity

2:00-3:00 p.m. Lookup

3:30-4:30 p.m. Abandon

5:00-6:00 p.m. Shonlock

6:30-7:30 p.m. Petra

8:00-9:00 p.m. Peter Furler Band

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Aug 17, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 17, 2014 5:00 pm)

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Central Illinois Jazz Society with Speakeasy featuring Judy Page (Sun. Aug 17, 2014 6:00 pm)

The Central Illinois Jazz Society, serving Central Illinois since 1978, presents CIJS House Band at 6:00 p.m. and Speakeasy, featuring Judy Page at 7:15 p.m.

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band features outstatnding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles. For more information, please call or visit the website listed above. For more information about our location, visit www.landmarkrec.com. Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.

 

Admission:

$5.00 Members

$7.00 Non-Members

Students are free

 

Parking is available in Landmark lot across Dries Lane.

 

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

CIJS House Band and Judy Page & Company (Sun. Aug 17, 2014 6:00 pm)

Judy Page & Company features Judy Page on vocals. Judy was recently featured, along with fourteen other Central Illinois artists, in the PBS “Illinois: Art in the Works” series. The WTVP web page includes links to the featured artists. ArtsPartners of Central Illinois assisted WTVP with coordinating these artists. Judy is joined by a group of very skilled musicians. Gary Adkisson on bass, Tevin Keeton on drums, Eric Jackson on sax, Steve Degenford on guitar, and Dorsey Doss on keyboards, round out this talented group. She has performed with Gary, Steve and Eric since 1977.

They will play a variety of music styles, ranging from jazz to Rhythm & Blues. This will be a fun night.

 

Judy Page will appear at the Rhythm in the Rainforest, at the Luthy Botanical Gardens, with Preston Jackson and Friends on Saturday, August 16. She will sing at Preston Jackson’s Art Show in the Contemporary Art Center on Saturday, September 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Judy will also perform with Preston Jackson and Friends at the Al Sears Jazz Festival in Macomb on Saturday, September 20. 


The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles. For more information, call or visit the website.

 

Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program. 

 

Admission: $5.00 Members $7.00 Non-Members Students are free 

Mon. Aug 18, 2014

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 18, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

  • For boys and girls ages 5-18 yrs. with the coed program ranging from beginner to high school level.
  • The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.
  • Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
  • The season runs August 25 to October 4, with all games & practices held at Bethany Baptist Church.

Registration is now open!


Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Fall Baseball Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 18, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

For boys ages 9-12. 8-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will move up to play Boys Minor League the summer of 2015.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.

 

Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season runs Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 with all games scheduled on Saturdays.

 

All games will be played at The Christian Center.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

SCHEELS Explore the Aquarium Kids Klub (Mon. Aug 18, 2014 6:00 pm)

Come watch and learn all about what our aquarium expert diver does! Learn about the fish that live in the aquarium and get answers to all the questions you have about this awesome attraction!

Plus, the first 50 kids will receive a tackle box from Plano! All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the Ferris Wheel!

Tue. Aug 19, 2014

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Aug 19, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

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

 

$14.00 for all

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

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

Help the Homeless Golf Outing (Tue. Aug 19, 2014 11:15 am)

Join Peoria Rescue Ministries for the annual Help the Homeless Golf Outing!  Entry fee of $125 includes lunch & dessert, 18 holes of golf, cart, awards and prizes.

 

Registration begins at 11:15 a.m.

 

All of the funds from the golf outing go directly towards caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of hurting people in our community.  You can make a difference!

 

For more information or to register, call Sheila  or visit our website.

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Aug 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

After Five Christian Women's Club (Tue. Aug 19, 2014 6:30 pm)

Dinner/Presentation

Cost:  $15.00

 Speaker:  Brenda Copeland - "How to be a Princess without Wearing a Crown All Day"

Feature:  Kim Rapps - China Town Ceramics

Music:  Brenda Copeland - Singer/Performer

 

Reservations by Saturday, August 16

Call Ann for reservations and more information.

the Hearts (Tue. Aug 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

 

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

 

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

 

There will be performance opportunities throughout the summer.

 

Wed. Aug 20, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Aug 20, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Step Study for Women (Wed. Aug 20, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

Step Study for Men (Wed. Aug 20, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

Thu. Aug 21, 2014

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Aug 21, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

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

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

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

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

Fri. Aug 22, 2014

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

Sat. Aug 23, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Peoria Cursillo Day of Renewal (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

The Peoria Area Cursillo is sponsoring a Day of Renewal.

This day of reflection will be held at the Pastoral Center. The cost is $12 per person and includes lunch. The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. and will end by 3:00 p.m. The day is open to anyone who has made a Cursillo in the past.

 

For reservations, call Jackie Skender at the Peoria Cursillo Center Office

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

OUTDOOR Adventure Fest (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

FUN. EDUCATION. ADVENTURE

Join us for FREE outdoor family activities at the Y.

The goal of the event is to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Families will get to experience traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities, all free of charge.

 

Fishing derby in the pool. Yes, live fish IN the pool!

FREE hot dog meal for all. Two separate climbing walls, one for kids and one for adults.

Archery, bouncies and countless other activities!

 

Admission, activities, and a meal will be available to all, at no charge. Join the fun and connect your family to the great outdoors.

 

Presented by Riverside Community Bank

Unspoken - Free Outdoor Concert (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm)

Come enjoy a free outdoor concert with the band Unspoken!

Unspoken sings the songs; "Lift My Life Up", "Who You Are", and "Start a Fire".

 

Come out to the park and enjoy the evening! Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks for the whole family!

A free will offering will be taken, and concessions will be available.  

 

Welcomed by WCIC!

God's Not Dead Free Movie Night (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:30 pm)

Special free showing of God's Not Dead.
Surprise movie hit of the year!
Movie and munchies!
  • Snacks at 5:30 p.m.
  • Movie at 6:15 p.m.
Free to the public...And there will be giveaways!
 
For more information about the movie, head to the movie website!

Back To School Concert with Jason Gray (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Jason Gray will be performing at a "Back to School Concert" on Saturday night. This event is sponsored by Calvary Christian Academy.

 

This will be a FREE, acoustic concert.

No tickets required, but seating is limited so come early.

 

Jason will also be joining our worship team on Sunday morning, August 24th where we will be honoring local teachers by praying over them in the service.

Sun. Aug 24, 2014

Where Does God Fit In Millions Of Years? (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 9:00 am)

Have you ever wondered how God fits into evolution?  Did God use evolution to create everything?  Was there a real Adam and Eve?  Did some guy named Noah really build an ark to escape a flood?   How could all of those animals fit into the ark, anyway?  Doesn't that prove the story to be nothing but a myth?

 

Brian Lauer will provide all of the answers to these, and many others!

This is a special, one-day-only event.   Join us at 9:00 a.m. for our Sunday School time, and then at 10:00 a.m. for our morning service.  Brian will be speaking during both services. 

 

For more information, you can call us--or visit our website. 

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 5:00 pm)

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Tue. Aug 26, 2014

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) is in your area! Come join us the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Hope Church. Moppets are available for your kiddos, so they will be learning too! For more information about MOPS here in Springfield or nationally, visit the website above.

DivorceCare (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

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

 

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

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

Growing Through Grief (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Growing Through Grief is a support and recovery group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

 

Growing Through Griefs meets Tuesday evenings  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for children ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan .

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Faith in Fertility Ministry (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Faith in Fertility is a support and recovery group for couples who are dealing with issues of infertility and/or miscarriage.

Faith in Fertility meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting August 26 for 8 weeks.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

For more information contact Stephanie Dugan.

 

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

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

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

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

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

Broken Promise Ministry (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Broken Promise is a support and recovery group for children, kindergarten to 8th grade and their parents as they deal with the effects of divorce.

 

Broken Promise meets Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-4.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

the Hearts (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

 

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

 

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

 

There will be performance opportunities throughout the summer.

 

Wed. Aug 27, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Aug 27, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Step Study for Women (Wed. Aug 27, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

Step Study for Men (Wed. Aug 27, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

Matt Vollmer & the Great Romance (Wed. Aug 27, 2014 7:00 pm)

Matt Vollmer & the Great Romance in concert.

Open to the public.

A freewill love offering will be received.

 

Contact the church by phone or for more information go to our website!

Thu. Aug 28, 2014

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Aug 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Aug 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

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

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

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

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

Fri. Aug 29, 2014

Back to School Prayer Rally (Fri. Aug 29, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

The Power of Prayer:  Fighting for Our Kids and Schools

 

Mom, do you worry about sending your child off to school? 

Experience the joy of replacing your anxiety and fear with peace and hope by praying with other moms. 

Join the worldwide prayer movement Moms in Prayer International, bringing mothers together to change the lives of children and schools through prayer. 

 

Christ will gather us, His army, to sound a battle cry against the spiritual warfare our children face as they go back to school.  Come, praise, worship, and turn your worries over to the God of Angel Armies. Our victory is in Christ Jesus!

 

R.S.V.P.  by August 24th to the phone or email listed above.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

Sat. Aug 30, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Fundraiser for Mark Swartz (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Mark was a healthy 20 year old young man when his wisdom teeth extractions revealed his body was fighting leukemia.

Since December 16, 2013, Mark has received chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, and numerous treatments to combat this disease.  He is currently at home in between appointments at the University of Chicago hospital.  Mark is the son of Mike & Lisa Swartz of Normal, IL.  To show our love & support for Mark we're raising funds to help cover growing financial expenses for the Swartz Family.  

We hope you'll attend.

 

Questions about volunteering at the benefit or donating to the silent auction- please contact Mary Beth Wallace by email.  Thank you! 

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

Sun. Aug 31, 2014

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

$2.25/Person, ages 4 & up

 

5/25: Heirloom Gardening

6/29: Animal Husbandry

7/27: Old Fashion Carnival

8/31: Weaving-Wool Dying

9/28: Barn Dance

10/26 Harvest-Butter Churning

 

Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 5:00 pm)

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.