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Mon. 2 May, 2016

Mega Rummage Sale - 2 Days (Mon. 2 May, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

The youth of West Side Church of the Nazarene will host a community-wide rummage sale to help fund their trip to a regional Nazarene youth event.  The teen's will charge $5 for all you can pack into a 13-gallon-bag.  Anyone interested in holding their own private sale on the church property is invited to reserve a FREE spot. The church is in a highly visible location on US 36 at the west edge of Decatur. Tables are available to rent for $5 per table, while supplies last.  To reserve a spot for your sale, call or text Rachel @ 217/720-0648, or leave a message at the church @ 217/428-9400. Sale to be held rain or shine April 29 and 30. 

Foster Parent Classes (Mon. 2 May, 2016 6:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on March 28 and runs for 9 consecutive Mondays in a row. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Financial Peace University Class with Dave Ramsey (Mon. 2 May, 2016 6:30 pm)

A 9 week scripture based group class led by Dave Ramsey via video presentations of Financial Peace University teaching the 7 Baby Steps to manage God's money.  The class is based on over 800 Bible scriptures. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days!  Imagine how this could continue to change your families life and allow you to live Debt Free...allowing you to give and invest in your child's college fund and your retirement fund. We understand as Coordinators what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck or to be without one spouses income.  There's no judgment here.   This class has something for everyone. It's not too late to plan for retirement.  If you do nothing, you will have nothing.  Let's start now.  Dave will be our Coach; we will learn how to budget, be accountable and how to dream again.  Not all is lost.   Please join us.  Laugh and cry with us.  Money is Not the Root of all evil; it is the Love of Money, find out more.  First class is FREE.

Celebrate Recovery (Mon. 2 May, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery -Small Group for Men- at Hope Evangelical Free Church. Working to free ourselves of Hurts, Hangups, and Issues.

Tue. 3 May, 2016

MOPS / MOMSnext @ Glad Tidings East Peoria (Tue. 3 May, 2016 9:30 am)

MOPS • Mothers Of Preschoolers…birth-Kindergarten (incl. expecting moms)

 

MOMSnext • Moms in the “next phase”…those with school-age children

 

We are a group of moms who gather together to support and encourage each other through the joys and challenges of motherhood. Being a mom is beautiful and hard. We get that sometimes you just need a safe space to breathe. We meet each 1st & 3rd Tuesday Sept-May, plus informal activities during the summer…and several Moms Night Outs throughout the year. Free childcare is available for children ages 6 years & under. All volunteers have been screened and have current background checks.  The fee to join GT MOPS/MOMSnext is $75/yr. This includes MOPS International registration & local dues. (Fees are pro-rated if you join after the new session begins.)  

MOPS@gracepres (Tue. 3 May, 2016 9:30 am)

MOPS connects women with children of all ages. Whether you have infants, preschoolers, or school age children, we believe all of us share the same desire--to be the best moms we can be! Our program is designed so that moms will experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope together.   MOPS' fee is $75.00/yr. Scholarships are available. Free childcare is provided in our Moppets program. We also have a Homeschool Program for students K-6th grade. Homeschool Program is $25.00/semester fee per student.

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. 3 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm)

Come find healing for your hurts, habits, and hangups.    

Dinner is at 5:45 P.M.

Large group meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Small groups at 7:30 P.M.

Solid Rock Cafe at 8:15 P.M.

Foster Parent Classes (Tue. 3 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Tuesday, April 26, and runs for 9 consecutive Tuesdays from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Families With Children With Disabilities (Tue. 3 May, 2016 6:30 pm)

Parents of children with various disabilities and developmental disorders in the Petersburg and Springfield areas are eligible to participate in a pilot program offered through Bright Star Family Services, called the “Family Circle”.  It will provide helpful resources and tools for the whole family as part of a wider scope of services in the future. The upcoming pilot program has limited space, and consists of three sessions conducted by the Bright Star Family Services team:

 

Session 1:  Understanding the Culture of Autism and Other Developmental Delays

Session 2:  Introduction to Parent and Caregiver Support Groups

Session 3:  Tackling Tough Behaviors Each of these introductory sessions will be approximately 1 hour long, and pre-paid registration fee of $60 per person is a combined price for all three sessions, and payable to Bright Star Family Services.* Participants will be able to enroll in the regular Family Circle Program at the end of Session 3.

 

Sessions will be held the first three Tuesdays in May at 6:30 PM. Attendees will receive beneficial information and methods at each session to put to use right away.  Attendees will receive beneficial information and methods they can put to use right away! To register or find out more information about fees and meeting location, please call Trisha using the number listed above.

Thu. 5 May, 2016

National Day of Prayer Breakfast (Thu. 5 May, 2016 6:30 am)

Wake Up America! Let's come together to celebrate the 65th annual National Day of Prayer.   We will gather together for breakfast and prayer on May 5th. For at this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. Join us as we stand together in prayer for our churches, our towns, our state, and our nation.    Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Isaiah 58:1. 

National Day of Prayer Service (Thu. 5 May, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The ladies of the Atlanta Community Bible Study are sponsoring a National Day of Prayer Service.  Please join us on the lawn of the Atlanta Public Library to pray for our nation and community.  In case of rain we will be praying upstairs in the Library Museum.  

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER SPRINGFIELD IL PRAYER SERVICE (Thu. 5 May, 2016 12:00 pm)

This is the 11th Annual National Day of Prayer Illinois State Capitol City Event. It will be held again in the Auditorium of the Howlett Building, corner of 2nd and Edwards Streets in Springfield, Illinois. Prayer leaders include Pastors Kevin Lingenfelter of the Billy Graham My Hope area team, Scott Andrews of Decatur among others. Worship music will be led by Terri Lynn Gaddis, Country Gospel recording artist and worship leader from Oakford, Illinois.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. 5 May, 2016 5:45 pm)

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS club member! 5:45PM departure from SE side of the front entrance. All levels of riders, walkers, runners, and skaters welcome!

Sponsored by: SCHEELS and UPS  

Every Thursday >> Dates: Mar. 31     Apr. 7,14,21,28     May 5,12,19,26     Jun. 2,9,16,23,30     Jul. 7,14,21,28     Aug. 4,11,18,25    Sept. 1,8,15,22,29     Oct. 6

Ultimate Frisbee (Thu. 5 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

We are a semi-competitive group looking for some more players to come out and have a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee. We would love to have you come join us.

Zorb Sports League (Thu. 5 May, 2016 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm)

WHAT: Playing different sports inside a giant wearable beachball! After each game, there will be a devotional about living out the kind of Faith God desires

WHO: Guys and Girls ages 11-15

WHEN: Tues & Thurs nights May 5-19 6:15-7:30 P.M.

COST: $10 per night

REGISTER: by using our website listed above

13th Annual Pray for the Cure (Thu. 5 May, 2016 6:30 pm)

Breast cancer survivors have felt the power of faith, family and friends in their recovery, and they want to encourage others to utilize the same in fighting this disease.

 

Survivors, medical professionals and breast cancer awareness advocates will all be present. The event will also include inspirational music and dance ministry.

 

 

 

 

National Day of Prayer Community Service (Thu. 5 May, 2016 6:30 pm)

We cordially invite you and yours to the 2016 National Day of Prayer Community Service hosted at the Le Roy Christian Church.  We will recognize and celebrate the official National Day of Prayer as celebrated annually on the first Thursday in May with scripture, song, and prayer as we pray for our nation and its leaders. 

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. 5 May, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Community Bible Study, Peoria Evening Class 2015-2016, invites you to study the book of Isaiah!

 

The mission of Community Bible Study is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all men and women of every denomination and entry level of understanding.

 

This 30-week bible study will take place at the location listed above. (Thursday evenings, September 10-May 19).

 

Annual registration fee: $35

 

Suggested WEEKLY Lesson Donations: $2 ($60 per year) (Tax Deductible)

 

Scholarships are available.

 

This study of Isaiah highlights God's power, sovereignty, holiness, trustworthiness, and salvation. It answers questions about life, human nature, and God. A historical account illuminating what was happening in Isaiah's time and speaking to the situations of our day and even beyond. We will study that the judgment of God is best understood in the context of His righteousness and justice. It is truth for the past, today, and tomorrow. Don't miss the blessings of studying God's Word in fellowship with others. ".. He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.." Luke 24:45

 

Class members will rejoice in the exciting prophecies concerning the Messiah and find comfort in Isaiah's words of encouragement about a glorious future. (Study references the English Standard Version of God's Word.)

 

7:00-7:10 p.m. Opening & Announcements

 

7:15-8:00 p.m. Core Group Discussions

 

8:05-8:30 p.m. Lecture Time

 

Participants grow in knowledge and their relationship with the Living God through. . .

 

Individual Study: Answering questions and reading commentary on selected Bible passages

 

Small Group Discussions: Weekly sharing of answers and insights in small groups led by a trained leader

 

Effective teaching: On the Bible passage presented by the Teaching Director, a trained lay leader

 

Fellowship: Scheduled monthly starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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All leaders in Community Bible Study are volunteers. The small registration fee and weekly free-will offerings cover the cost of producing materials and annual gifts to host churches.

 

For inquires or more information, please contact Martha Tiemeier at the number or email above.

 

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Other Area Community Bible Study Classes:

 

Peoria-Day CBS Class

 

"Christian Leadership, Christian Living and James." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Beth Lowe at 309.243.5025, 309.453.3646, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Peoria East- Day CBS Class

 

"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. 6 May, 2016

Annual Church Garage Sale (Fri. 6 May, 2016 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Selling furniture, appliances, household items, toys, clothing, jewelry, etc. to support mission projects.

 

 

Friday, May 6th 8:00-2:00 P.M.

Saturday, May 7th 8:00-Noon. half price and Noon-2:00 P.M. bag sale

DCP Leadercast (Fri. 6 May, 2016 8:00 am)

Sign up for Leadercast 2016! Be a Leader Worth Following. The Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year's theme - Architects of Tomorrow - leadership is casting a compelling vision and mobilizing those around you to help you fulfill that vision. Experience Leadercast live on May 6th, 2016 with Dream Center Peoria.

 

This year's speaker lineup includes: Andy Stanley, Dr. Henry Cloud, Nick Saban, Steve Wozniak, Kat Cole, James Brown, CMDR Rorke Denver, Chris Barez-Brown, and Tripp Crosby.

 

What is really really cool about this event is that you gain some leadership insights AND 100% of the proceeds go back into the programs at Dream Center Peoria . Win Win!

 

REGISTRATION STARTS AT 7am. EVENT STARTS AT 8am. Cost is $65. Tickets can be purchased through the above link.

Mother/Daughter "His Princess" Retreat (Fri. 6 May, 2016 4:30 pm)

Dear Mom,

I’d like to invite you to consider attending the “His Princess” weekend seminar with your daughter [daughters] at Camp Good News. The retreat provides a unique opportunity to put what you’ve learned in the sessions into immediate practice with your daughter. While you are in the sessions, your daughter will enjoy some of the camp’s challenge activities like archery and the awesome zip line, along with Bible challenges of their own. On Saturday afternoon you and your daughter will participate together in the rappelling challenge using our 25 foot rappelling platform. In addition, you and your daughter will have some unusual opportunities to be alone in the woods as you work on some of the “homework” from the teaching sessions, or search for a hidden treasure with a compass! The weekend includes four delicious camp meals and a late night snack on Friday. You’ll spend the night in one of our gorgeous cabins and enjoy an inspirational campfire on Saturday night.

 

WHO: Mothers and their daughers (ages 7-13)

WHEN: Mothers Day Weekend (May 6-7) from 4:30 P.M. on the 6th to 9 P.M. on the 7th

COST: $75 per Mother/Daughter (each additional daughter $15)

REGISTER: using the web link provided above

 

Northwest United Methodist Women's Retreat (Fri. 6 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Come join us as we dig into six common issues with Angela Thomas’ study of Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask.

 

Books can be purchased at Lifeway, Barnes and Noble or Amazon in paperback or electronic or place your order with the church no later than May 1st, 2016.

 

Guest Speaker Brenda Lewis of Child Restoration International will join us too!

 

Event Times and Dates

May 6th, 2016 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

May 7th, 2016 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

 

Registration Deadline: May 1st, 2016

Email or call us using the information provided above.

 

This is a free event, but registration is required to attend. Invite a friend and enjoy a fun time!

Swing Into Spring! (Fri. 6 May, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

It’s “Big Band” meets “Big Chorale” as the fabulous voices of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale and the exciting sounds of the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra combine to perform some of the greatest all-time swing era songs such as I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Blue Moon, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Moonlight Serenade, Satin Doll and many others. Walk down memory lane with the music that had everyone doing the Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop and the Shim Sham.

 

Bring the entire family to the Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 7:30 PM or on Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 PM and experience two hours of “happy music” performed by two of Central Illinois’ premier ensembles. Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students and $18 for groups of 10+ and may be purchased by visiting our the website or using the phone number listed above.

Cirque Italia (Fri. 6 May, 2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other.

 

We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the US! Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid which lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing water to fall like rain from above as fountains dazzle below! This incredible show takes place under our majestic white and blue big top tent which came all the way from Italy. Inside we have such a theatrical and intimate setup, you just might forget you are under a circus tent!  

 

So what can you expect to see at this remarkably unique show? How about a CONTORTIONIST who is able to bend her body in ways you would never imagine…. How high can he go? You’ll be asking yourself as our Italian singer stacks chair upon chair and then balances on top of them on his hands…...Our crazy clown, Alex, PLUNGES off the diving board during his acrobatic trampoline excursion! Want to get splashed? Who knows what can happen during our astounding JETSKI act……Breathtaking Twins will fly high in the sky like beautifully colored birds of paradise……. Our Laserman will be causing all kinds of explosions with his laser guns……maybe to scare away the large DINOSAUR that has invaded the show!! All this, plus thrilling highwire feats, juggling maniacs, elegant chiffons, and more!! Don’t forget you also have the once in a lifetime opportunity to take a picture with a MERMAID/

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website: www.cirqueitalia.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Interact with us! Keep up to date with the latest news!   Or shoot us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be happy to answer all of your questions/

 

You can purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text message.

Sat. 7 May, 2016

Annual Church Garage Sale (Sat. 7 May, 2016 8:00 am)

Selling furniture, appliances, household items, toys, clothing, jewelry, etc. to support mission projects.

 

 

Friday, May 6th 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Saturday, May 7th 8:00 A.M.-12 P.M. half price and 12 P.M.-2:00 P.M. bag sale

Northwest United Methodist Women's Retreat (Sat. 7 May, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Come join us as we dig into six common issues with Angela Thomas’ study of Brave: Honest Questions Women Ask.

 

Books can be purchased at Lifeway, Barnes and Noble or Amazon in paperback or electronic or place your order with the church no later than May 1st, 2016.

 

Guest Speaker Brenda Lewis of Child Restoration International will join us too!

 

Event Times and Dates

May 6th, 2016 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

May 7th, 2016 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

 

Registration Deadline: May 1st, 2016

Email or call us using the information provided above.

 

This is a free event, but registration is required to attend. Invite a friend and enjoy a fun time!

Foster Parent Classes (Sat. 7 May, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Saturday, May 7 and runs for 4 1/2 consecutive Saturdays from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. with the last one being from 9 A.M. to 12 noon. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

"Fight the Fight Against Addiction" (Sat. 7 May, 2016 9:00 am)

This is a vendor fair for our overdose and addiction awareness group, Fight the Fight.

 

We are currently raising funds to go toward resources such as: an insurance policy to protect against any injuries that may occur during our 1st annual awareness walk (being held on August 7th, 2016 in Pekin), pre-ordering of T-shirts, car decals, bracelets, etc to spread the word and raise awareness against the deadly epidemic that we are currently fighting. 

 

There are currently 20 vendors including Scenty, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Posh, Advocare, Tastefully Simple, Lauren Yoder's Books and Photography and many more.

Becoming the Beautiful You (Sat. 7 May, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

The 3rd Annual YouNite an Evening for the Ladies has expanded and is now “Becoming the Beautiful You."

 

Becoming the Beautiful You is a day of healthy pampering for ladies. We are inviting our favorite local businesses to bring to you all of the good-for-you indulgences in the area! There will be treatments to help you relax, pampering, presentations, prizes, and much more! Each attendee will receive a Becoming the Beautiful You bag. By attending exhibitor booths, attendees will be entered into our raffle to win one of many exciting prizes!

 

Tickets for this event are $10 at the door or free if picked up prior to the event at Kabir Center For Health, 2412 E Washington St. Suite 9, Bloomington, IL.

 

This event is designed to inspire beauty, empower women, and provide healthy tools to become the beautiful you that you were created to be.

 

If you have questions, contact Amy Gibson by using the phone number or email listed above.

Italian Feast Fundraiser (Sat. 7 May, 2016 4:00 pm)

The Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County is holding its 9th Annual Italian Feast Fundraiser sponsored by Michael's Italian Restaurant. Eat in and carry out is available. The event will include silent auction and raffle items from businesses in the Peoria surrounding areas. Check out ADDWC on Facebook to see the large list of items available at this event. All proceeds will go towards the renovation of a group home in Eureka.

Christ Our Savior Spuds & Splits (Sat. 7 May, 2016 4:00 pm)

Get a baked potato with the works and a banana split.  

 

Tickets cost:

$7.00 for adults

$4.00 for children under 10

($9.00 and $5.00 at the door).  

 

Purchase tickets by calling the number listed above or from any church member.

Rockin' the House Family Dance Party (Sat. 7 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

A family friendly event for all ages.  Join us for dancing to live music, dance performances by local dance groups, complimentary desserts and soft drinks with the price of admission and great raffle prizes.

 

Tickets are $5 if reserved in advance by email or $7 at the door.

Movie night (Sat. 7 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Calvary baptist of Pekin is host a movie night. We will be showing Gods not Dead. Free popcorn and water!  

Game Night (Sat. 7 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Adult game night and fellowship.

Swing Into Spring! (Sat. 7 May, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

It’s “Big Band” meets “Big Chorale” as the fabulous voices of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale and the exciting sounds of the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra combine to perform some of the greatest all-time swing era songs such as I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Blue Moon, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Moonlight Serenade, Satin Doll and many others. Walk down memory lane with the music that had everyone doing the Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop and the Shim Sham.

 

Bring the entire family to the Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 7:30 PM or on Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 PM and experience two hours of “happy music” performed by two of Central Illinois’ premier ensembles. Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students and $18 for groups of 10+ and may be purchased by visiting our the website or using the phone number listed above.

Sun. 8 May, 2016

Christ. Community. Coffee. (Sun. 8 May, 2016 9:00 am)

A unique new flavor of worship on the Springfield First Campus. Grow, Engage and make a difference in your life and others by coming out to this service

Ruth Graham at Northwoods Church (Sun. 8 May, 2016 11:00 am)

Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy Graham, at Northwoods Church for Mother's Day Weekend! Ruth Graham gets real about heartache. As daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, one might imagine an idyllic life of joy. But Ruth’s story is woven through with dark threads: infidelity, divorces, teen pregnancies, eating disorders, drug addiction, loneliness, depression, anger. Ruth is a living testimony of the hope God provides, even through the darkest storms!

 

“The world is tired of plastic Christians,” Ruth said. “I was tired of being a plastic Christian. I told everybody I had it all together, and I was falling apart. And I was scared to death to tell somebody.”

 

She now ministers worldwide, helping people who are hurting to know they’re not alone and that struggle is part of the human condition, that no one is exempt. But through the the power of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we have hope for change, transformation, healing, and joy! Ruth shares a Biblical perspective on her journey of faith. Warm and articulate, Ruth connects with her audiences by speaking openly about her own pilgrimage. She is the author of Fear Not Tomorrow: God Is Already There and In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart.

 

Links to learn more about Ruth Graham..

Ruth Graham Hopes Tale of Brokenness Will Help Others

Ruth Graham fights church silence on depression

Ruth Graham opens up about her faith and her family in candid interview with Glenn Beck  

Swing Into Spring! (Sun. 8 May, 2016 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

It’s “Big Band” meets “Big Chorale” as the fabulous voices of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale and the exciting sounds of the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra combine to perform some of the greatest all-time swing era songs such as I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Blue Moon, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Moonlight Serenade, Satin Doll and many others. Walk down memory lane with the music that had everyone doing the Jitterbug, the Lindy Hop and the Shim Sham.

 

Bring the entire family to the Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 7:30 PM or on Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 PM and experience two hours of “happy music” performed by two of Central Illinois’ premier ensembles. Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students and $18 for groups of 10+ and may be purchased by visiting our the website or using the phone number listed above.

Financial Peace University (Sun. 8 May, 2016 4:00 pm)

This life-changing 9 week class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video at Northwest United Methodist Church in Peoria, IL will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. There will be no class on Easter.

Non denominational bible study (Sun. 8 May, 2016 5:00 pm)

Desire to know God better and desire more fellowship with him? Please join us for a year round bible study...no registration needed. 

Mon. 9 May, 2016

Foster Parent Classes (Mon. 9 May, 2016 6:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on March 28 and runs for 9 consecutive Mondays in a row. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Financial Peace University Class with Dave Ramsey (Mon. 9 May, 2016 6:30 pm)

A 9 week scripture based group class led by Dave Ramsey via video presentations of Financial Peace University teaching the 7 Baby Steps to manage God's money.  The class is based on over 800 Bible scriptures. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days!  Imagine how this could continue to change your families life and allow you to live Debt Free...allowing you to give and invest in your child's college fund and your retirement fund. We understand as Coordinators what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck or to be without one spouses income.  There's no judgment here.   This class has something for everyone. It's not too late to plan for retirement.  If you do nothing, you will have nothing.  Let's start now.  Dave will be our Coach; we will learn how to budget, be accountable and how to dream again.  Not all is lost.   Please join us.  Laugh and cry with us.  Money is Not the Root of all evil; it is the Love of Money, find out more.  First class is FREE.

Celebrate Recovery (Mon. 9 May, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery -Small Group for Men- at Hope Evangelical Free Church. Working to free ourselves of Hurts, Hangups, and Issues.

Tue. 10 May, 2016

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. 10 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm)

Come find healing for your hurts, habits, and hangups.    

Dinner is at 5:45 P.M.

Large group meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Small groups at 7:30 P.M.

Solid Rock Cafe at 8:15 P.M.

Foster Parent Classes (Tue. 10 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Tuesday, April 26, and runs for 9 consecutive Tuesdays from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Zorb Sports League (Tue. 10 May, 2016 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm)

WHAT: Playing different sports inside a giant wearable beachball! After each game, there will be a devotional about living out the kind of Faith God desires

WHO: Guys and Girls ages 11-15

WHEN: Tues & Thurs nights May 5-19 6:15-7:30 P.M.

COST: $10 per night

REGISTER: by using our website listed above

Wed. 11 May, 2016

Judson University Prayer Breakfast (Wed. 11 May, 2016 7:30 am - 8:30 am)

This spring, hundreds of community service and business leaders will gather for Judson University’s Community Prayer Breakfast. This year’s theme, “See: Hope,” will be used throughout the morning to remember the importance of seeing hope as we pray for our families, our communities, our nation and our world. This networking and community event will offer you the opportunity to be seen as a community leader and supporter of higher education. 

Thu. 12 May, 2016

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. 12 May, 2016 5:45 pm)

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS club member! 5:45PM departure from SE side of the front entrance. All levels of riders, walkers, runners, and skaters welcome!

Sponsored by: SCHEELS and UPS  

Every Thursday >> Dates: Mar. 31     Apr. 7,14,21,28     May 5,12,19,26     Jun. 2,9,16,23,30     Jul. 7,14,21,28     Aug. 4,11,18,25    Sept. 1,8,15,22,29     Oct. 6

Ultimate Frisbee (Thu. 12 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

We are a semi-competitive group looking for some more players to come out and have a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee. We would love to have you come join us.

Zorb Sports League (Thu. 12 May, 2016 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm)

WHAT: Playing different sports inside a giant wearable beachball! After each game, there will be a devotional about living out the kind of Faith God desires

WHO: Guys and Girls ages 11-15

WHEN: Tues & Thurs nights May 5-19 6:15-7:30 P.M.

COST: $10 per night

REGISTER: by using our website listed above

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. 12 May, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Community Bible Study, Peoria Evening Class 2015-2016, invites you to study the book of Isaiah!

 

The mission of Community Bible Study is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all men and women of every denomination and entry level of understanding.

 

This 30-week bible study will take place at the location listed above. (Thursday evenings, September 10-May 19).

 

Annual registration fee: $35

 

Suggested WEEKLY Lesson Donations: $2 ($60 per year) (Tax Deductible)

 

Scholarships are available.

 

This study of Isaiah highlights God's power, sovereignty, holiness, trustworthiness, and salvation. It answers questions about life, human nature, and God. A historical account illuminating what was happening in Isaiah's time and speaking to the situations of our day and even beyond. We will study that the judgment of God is best understood in the context of His righteousness and justice. It is truth for the past, today, and tomorrow. Don't miss the blessings of studying God's Word in fellowship with others. ".. He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.." Luke 24:45

 

Class members will rejoice in the exciting prophecies concerning the Messiah and find comfort in Isaiah's words of encouragement about a glorious future. (Study references the English Standard Version of God's Word.)

 

7:00-7:10 p.m. Opening & Announcements

 

7:15-8:00 p.m. Core Group Discussions

 

8:05-8:30 p.m. Lecture Time

 

Participants grow in knowledge and their relationship with the Living God through. . .

 

Individual Study: Answering questions and reading commentary on selected Bible passages

 

Small Group Discussions: Weekly sharing of answers and insights in small groups led by a trained leader

 

Effective teaching: On the Bible passage presented by the Teaching Director, a trained lay leader

 

Fellowship: Scheduled monthly starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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All leaders in Community Bible Study are volunteers. The small registration fee and weekly free-will offerings cover the cost of producing materials and annual gifts to host churches.

 

For inquires or more information, please contact Martha Tiemeier at the number or email above.

 

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Other Area Community Bible Study Classes:

 

Peoria-Day CBS Class

 

"Christian Leadership, Christian Living and James." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Beth Lowe at 309.243.5025, 309.453.3646, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Peoria East- Day CBS Class

 

"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. 13 May, 2016

Pink Impact 2016- Women Conference (All day)

Living Water Church will simulcast Pink Impact, a women's conference Live from Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. The conference is Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th.

 

Conference speakers include Pastor Debbie Morris, Pastor Robert Morris, Priscilla Shirer, Christine Caine, and Charlotte Cambill, and worship will be led by Kari Jobe and Gateway's Worship team.

 

For more information or to register, please contact the church at the phone number listed above.

 

The cost of the registration is $40, which will include luncheon on Friday. Please register for the luncheon by May 1st.

Eastview Marriage Retreat (Fri. 13 May, 2016 6:00 pm - Sun. 15 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

Title: "Yes, We Did, Yes, We Still Do, and Yes, We Will"

What: A time for renewal and for continuing to invest in your marriage

When: Friday and Saturday, May 13-15

Why: The love of your life is worth fighting for.

 

Details: $150 for each couple; includes hotel, breakfast, lunch, a nice dinner, and materials. Registration closes April 29th.

 

Topics include sessions like Decision Making, God's Purpose for Marriage, Who Does the Dishes, Finances, Love is an All-Day Affair, and a time of re-commitment with John Lewis as banquet speaker.

Illusionist David Laflin (Fri. 13 May, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Christian illusionist, David Laflin will be performing at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Friday, May 13th. 

 

Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.       

Sat. 14 May, 2016

Eastview Marriage Retreat (Fri. 13 May, 2016 6:00 pm - Sun. 15 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

Title: "Yes, We Did, Yes, We Still Do, and Yes, We Will"

What: A time for renewal and for continuing to invest in your marriage

When: Friday and Saturday, May 13-15

Why: The love of your life is worth fighting for.

 

Details: $150 for each couple; includes hotel, breakfast, lunch, a nice dinner, and materials. Registration closes April 29th.

 

Topics include sessions like Decision Making, God's Purpose for Marriage, Who Does the Dishes, Finances, Love is an All-Day Affair, and a time of re-commitment with John Lewis as banquet speaker.

Open House/ Cabin Tours (All day)

The Giant Goose Ranch is opening its gates for an Open House! Anyone who is interested in exploring the ranch can come for a tour of the property and even take a tour of some of the private cabins. This is also an opportunity for our members to invite their family and friends out with no guest fees and show off the place. Not to mention take a peek inside some of their neighbor's cabins!

 

We are partnering with some local businesses in Canton and the surrounding areas for this event as well. There will be booths set up by the new beach with vendors offering goods and services pertaining to life out at The Giant Goose Ranch. We will also have food booths set up, served to you by the Herman family and friends. Drawings for great prizing will also be present.

 

For this event we will also be offering a referral bonus. Any member who gets a non-member to join us for membership between May 14-21 will receive a $100 credit towards their next lease/deposit. The new member will receive this as well. 

 

Please join us May 14th...We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Clean & Green (Sat. 14 May, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Join us on Saturday morning as we work to clean up the downtown! The downtown belongs to all of us so lend a hand and help us keep it looking great.

 

Plastic gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Volunteer t-shirts will be given out to all who participate and a thank you cook out will be held at Noon that day (location and details to come). Sign up by April 29th to guarantee a shirt!

 

Sign up by contacting Sterling Main Street or Sauk Valley Chamber by using the numbers listed above.

Comfort Givers Spa & Seminar (Sat. 14 May, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Attention caregivers! How about a few hours of pampering, food and information?

 

We start with a lovely breakfast, then you choose your favorite activity between nails, scents, or light massage. Then a speech to help you and a packet of information. We wrap it up with healing prayer for you and your loved one.

 

You work hard and we want to give you comfort.

 

Call Heavens View to reserve your spot - (309) 682-2360

 

All ladies are welcome to this free seminar.     

Foster Parent Classes (Sat. 14 May, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Saturday, May 7 and runs for 4 1/2 consecutive Saturdays from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. with the last one being from 9 A.M. to 12 noon. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Pink Impact 2016- Women Conference (All day)

Living Water Church will simulcast Pink Impact, a women's conference Live from Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. The conference is Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th.

 

Conference speakers include Pastor Debbie Morris, Pastor Robert Morris, Priscilla Shirer, Christine Caine, and Charlotte Cambill, and worship will be led by Kari Jobe and Gateway's Worship team.

 

For more information or to register, please contact the church at the phone number listed above.

 

The cost of the registration is $40, which will include luncheon on Friday. Please register for the luncheon by May 1st.

 

Single Moms' Morning Out (Sat. 14 May, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

It’s a morning full of pampering for single moms. The day will include car care, a spa area, and a “blessings” room where the moms can pick up a few gifts. Breakfast and a take-home lunch will be provided. Childcare will also be available.

 

The morning is FREE, but registration is required. Online registration starts Saturday, April 16th and ends at the end of the day Sunday, May 8th (or sooner if locations reach capacity).

 

To access the links to each of the locations’ registration page please visit wcicfm.org.

Run for Life (Sat. 14 May, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

The Run for Life is a fundraiser for the Women's Care Center. It is either a 5k run or a 1 mile walk.

 

A tshirt will be provided. The cost is $20.00 per person. All proceeds will go directly to the Women's Care Center.

 

Registration is on our website, and online payment is required.

 

This event is coordinated through Shazam Racing and hosted by Peoria Notre Dame Teens for Life. It was founded by two Peoria Notre Dame seniors. This is such an important cause, because abortion is a serious issue in today's society, and the Women's Care Center does many things to help pregnant women considering abortion. They provide free ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, counseling, and everything the baby needs. They receive no profit from this, so they are in need of donations to keep them going!

 

Please come out and support the Women's Care Center!

Jacksonville Main Street Downtown Celebration (Sat. 14 May, 2016 11:00 am - 10:00 pm)

Jacksonville Main Street invites you to join us as we celebrate the City of Jacksonville and our beautiful downtown.

 

This one day celebration has many great events planned featuring food and craft vendors, free children’s play land, petting zoo, and inflatable games for all ages, including a hungry-hungry-hippo game. The day features historic trolley tours of Jacksonville, a community flag project, hamburger cook-off, beer and wine, all day musical entertainment plus our main stage evening entertainment Two Way Crossing, a fitness competition, our new Jackpot raffle, a family outdoor movie showing The Good Dinosaur, and fireworks to finish off the excitement!

Family Furenzy (Sat. 14 May, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

TLC Fosters, a non-profit rescue, is holding its 2nd annual Family Furenzy.

 

Stop by and put the fun back into fundraising and enjoy everything we will be offering... Games, food, music, vendors, auctions, face painting, adoptions and even characters for the kids (Batman and Star Wars)! Hope to see you there.

 

Admission is free.

 

 

Sun. 15 May, 2016

Eastview Marriage Retreat (Fri. 13 May, 2016 6:00 pm - Sun. 15 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

Title: "Yes, We Did, Yes, We Still Do, and Yes, We Will"

What: A time for renewal and for continuing to invest in your marriage

When: Friday and Saturday, May 13-15

Why: The love of your life is worth fighting for.

 

Details: $150 for each couple; includes hotel, breakfast, lunch, a nice dinner, and materials. Registration closes April 29th.

 

Topics include sessions like Decision Making, God's Purpose for Marriage, Who Does the Dishes, Finances, Love is an All-Day Affair, and a time of re-commitment with John Lewis as banquet speaker.

Christ. Community. Coffee. (Sun. 15 May, 2016 9:00 am)

A unique new flavor of worship on the Springfield First Campus. Grow, Engage and make a difference in your life and others by coming out to this service

Grandson of the Duke (John Wayne), John T. Wayne sermon (Sun. 15 May, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

We have a special guest coming...The grandson of the known actor, John Wayne, will be our pastor for the day!!! He will also be autographing books.

 

Public is invited. For more information call Dan Wilson 217.638.1648 or Jim Peek 217.787.7312

Financial Peace University (Sun. 15 May, 2016 4:00 pm)

This life-changing 9 week class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video at Northwest United Methodist Church in Peoria, IL will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. There will be no class on Easter.

Non denominational bible study (Sun. 15 May, 2016 5:00 pm)

Desire to know God better and desire more fellowship with him? Please join us for a year round bible study...no registration needed. 

Speaker: Margaret Stringer - Missionary to the Cannibals (Sun. 15 May, 2016 6:00 pm)

Margaret Stringer was a missionary to the cannibals in Irian jawa of West Papua for over 40 years. She is the author of Cannabilism to Christianity and Jesus Led Me All the Way. Come hear her tell about her amazing journey. Find more information by visiting our website listed above.

Mon. 16 May, 2016

Foster Parent Classes (Mon. 16 May, 2016 6:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on March 28 and runs for 9 consecutive Mondays in a row. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

South Side Mission Banquet (Mon. 16 May, 2016 6:00 pm)

Held in May of each year, the South Side Mission annual banquet is a celebration of Jesus Christ and the role He plays in our lives. Seen in the eyes of those we serve and initiated by the volunteers, financial supporters, and staff.

 

Dr. Tony Evans is back by popular demand as the guest speaker.

 

For more information, please visit our website by using the link provided above.

Financial Peace University Class with Dave Ramsey (Mon. 16 May, 2016 6:30 pm)

A 9 week scripture based group class led by Dave Ramsey via video presentations of Financial Peace University teaching the 7 Baby Steps to manage God's money.  The class is based on over 800 Bible scriptures. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days!  Imagine how this could continue to change your families life and allow you to live Debt Free...allowing you to give and invest in your child's college fund and your retirement fund. We understand as Coordinators what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck or to be without one spouses income.  There's no judgment here.   This class has something for everyone. It's not too late to plan for retirement.  If you do nothing, you will have nothing.  Let's start now.  Dave will be our Coach; we will learn how to budget, be accountable and how to dream again.  Not all is lost.   Please join us.  Laugh and cry with us.  Money is Not the Root of all evil; it is the Love of Money, find out more.  First class is FREE.

Celebrate Recovery (Mon. 16 May, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery -Small Group for Men- at Hope Evangelical Free Church. Working to free ourselves of Hurts, Hangups, and Issues.

Tue. 17 May, 2016

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. 17 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm)

Come find healing for your hurts, habits, and hangups.    

Dinner is at 5:45 P.M.

Large group meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Small groups at 7:30 P.M.

Solid Rock Cafe at 8:15 P.M.

Foster Parent Classes (Tue. 17 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Tuesday, April 26, and runs for 9 consecutive Tuesdays from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Zorb Sports League (Tue. 17 May, 2016 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm)

WHAT: Playing different sports inside a giant wearable beachball! After each game, there will be a devotional about living out the kind of Faith God desires

WHO: Guys and Girls ages 11-15

WHEN: Tues & Thurs nights May 5-19 6:15-7:30 P.M.

COST: $10 per night

REGISTER: by using our website listed above

After Five Christian Women's Club (Tue. 17 May, 2016 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Please join us for a dinner/presentation.

 

Speaker: Karen Blankenship, "Life Management 101: Finding Balance in Everyday Life"

 

Feature: Dawn Morris (Elizabeth Ann Seton Program)

 

St. John's Mentoring: Young Women During Crisis Pregnancy

 

Cost : $15

 

Reservations by Saturday, May 14th. Call Ann at (217) 816-1197.

Wed. 18 May, 2016

Springfield Christian Women's Connection Luncheon (Wed. 18 May, 2016 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

"LIFE MATTERS" Luncheon

 

$15.00 inclusive at "NEW LIFE TO OLD DOLLS" Special feature: Kristin Tipps, owner of Dolls Unlimited.

 

"MANAGING YOUR LIFE" Speaker: Karen Blankenship, Belton, MO

Thu. 19 May, 2016

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. 19 May, 2016 5:45 pm)

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS club member! 5:45PM departure from SE side of the front entrance. All levels of riders, walkers, runners, and skaters welcome!

Sponsored by: SCHEELS and UPS  

Every Thursday >> Dates: Mar. 31     Apr. 7,14,21,28     May 5,12,19,26     Jun. 2,9,16,23,30     Jul. 7,14,21,28     Aug. 4,11,18,25    Sept. 1,8,15,22,29     Oct. 6

Ultimate Frisbee (Thu. 19 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

We are a semi-competitive group looking for some more players to come out and have a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee. We would love to have you come join us.

Zorb Sports League (Thu. 19 May, 2016 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm)

WHAT: Playing different sports inside a giant wearable beachball! After each game, there will be a devotional about living out the kind of Faith God desires

WHO: Guys and Girls ages 11-15

WHEN: Tues & Thurs nights May 5-19 6:15-7:30 P.M.

COST: $10 per night

REGISTER: by using our website listed above

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. 19 May, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Community Bible Study, Peoria Evening Class 2015-2016, invites you to study the book of Isaiah!

 

The mission of Community Bible Study is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all men and women of every denomination and entry level of understanding.

 

This 30-week bible study will take place at the location listed above. (Thursday evenings, September 10-May 19).

 

Annual registration fee: $35

 

Suggested WEEKLY Lesson Donations: $2 ($60 per year) (Tax Deductible)

 

Scholarships are available.

 

This study of Isaiah highlights God's power, sovereignty, holiness, trustworthiness, and salvation. It answers questions about life, human nature, and God. A historical account illuminating what was happening in Isaiah's time and speaking to the situations of our day and even beyond. We will study that the judgment of God is best understood in the context of His righteousness and justice. It is truth for the past, today, and tomorrow. Don't miss the blessings of studying God's Word in fellowship with others. ".. He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.." Luke 24:45

 

Class members will rejoice in the exciting prophecies concerning the Messiah and find comfort in Isaiah's words of encouragement about a glorious future. (Study references the English Standard Version of God's Word.)

 

7:00-7:10 p.m. Opening & Announcements

 

7:15-8:00 p.m. Core Group Discussions

 

8:05-8:30 p.m. Lecture Time

 

Participants grow in knowledge and their relationship with the Living God through. . .

 

Individual Study: Answering questions and reading commentary on selected Bible passages

 

Small Group Discussions: Weekly sharing of answers and insights in small groups led by a trained leader

 

Effective teaching: On the Bible passage presented by the Teaching Director, a trained lay leader

 

Fellowship: Scheduled monthly starting at 6:45 p.m.

 

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All leaders in Community Bible Study are volunteers. The small registration fee and weekly free-will offerings cover the cost of producing materials and annual gifts to host churches.

 

For inquires or more information, please contact Martha Tiemeier at the number or email above.

 

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Other Area Community Bible Study Classes:

 

Peoria-Day CBS Class

 

"Christian Leadership, Christian Living and James." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Beth Lowe at 309.243.5025, 309.453.3646, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Peoria East- Day CBS Class

 

"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. 20 May, 2016

Father/Son "Raising a Modern Day Knight" Retreat (Fri. 20 May, 2016 4:30 pm - Sat. 21 May, 2016 9:00 pm)

Dear Dad,

I’d like to invite you to consider attending the “Raising A Modern Day Knight” weekend seminar with your son [sons] at Camp Good News. The seminar covers all six sessions of the “Raising A Modern Day Knight” curriculum written by Robert Lewis and provides a unique opportunity to put what you’ve learned in the sessions into immediate practice with your son. While you are in the sessions, your son will enjoy some of the camp’s challenge activities like archery and the awesome zip-line, along with Bible challenges of their own. On Saturday afternoon you and your son will participate together in the rappelling challenge using our 25 foot rappelling platform. In addition, you and your son will have some unusual opportunities to be alone in the woods as you work on some of the “homework? from the teaching sessions, or search for hidden treasure with a compass! The weekend includes four delicious camp meals and a late night snack on Friday. You’ll spend the night in one of our elevated tree house cabins and enjoy an inspirational campfire on Saturday night. 

WHO: Fathers and Sons (ages 7-13)

WHAT: Weekend of Awesomeness

WHEN: 4:30pm May 20th to 9pm May 21st

COST: $75 per father/son. (Each additional son $15)

REGISTER: www.iheartcamp.org/rmdk 

Sat. 21 May, 2016

Father/Son "Raising a Modern Day Knight" Retreat (Fri. 20 May, 2016 4:30 pm - Sat. 21 May, 2016 9:00 pm)

Dear Dad,

I’d like to invite you to consider attending the “Raising A Modern Day Knight” weekend seminar with your son [sons] at Camp Good News. The seminar covers all six sessions of the “Raising A Modern Day Knight” curriculum written by Robert Lewis and provides a unique opportunity to put what you’ve learned in the sessions into immediate practice with your son. While you are in the sessions, your son will enjoy some of the camp’s challenge activities like archery and the awesome zip-line, along with Bible challenges of their own. On Saturday afternoon you and your son will participate together in the rappelling challenge using our 25 foot rappelling platform. In addition, you and your son will have some unusual opportunities to be alone in the woods as you work on some of the “homework? from the teaching sessions, or search for hidden treasure with a compass! The weekend includes four delicious camp meals and a late night snack on Friday. You’ll spend the night in one of our elevated tree house cabins and enjoy an inspirational campfire on Saturday night. 

WHO: Fathers and Sons (ages 7-13)

WHAT: Weekend of Awesomeness

WHEN: 4:30pm May 20th to 9pm May 21st

COST: $75 per father/son. (Each additional son $15)

REGISTER: www.iheartcamp.org/rmdk 

Alaska Missions Team Family Fun Run/Walk 5K (Sat. 21 May, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

The Alaska Missions Team will be hosting a Family Fun Run/Walk at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, IL., Picnic Area #3.

 

The registration fee is $20.00 per person over 5 years of age. All registration forms must be submitted by April 22nd to be guaranteed a T-Shirt.

 

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the best Family theme costumes. Proceeds go towards the Alaska Missions Team from First Baptist Church of Litchfield. Flyers can also be picked up at First Baptist Church of Litchfield or for more information you reach us by phone using the number listed above.

5K to Raise 5K (Sat. 21 May, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Clinton’s First Christian Church’s 5th Annual 5k to Raise 5k will be held on May 21, 2016.

 

The cost is $20 for participants 12 & under and $25 (after May 1st) for all others. Medals are awarded to top three in the seven male and female categories, as well as overall Male and Female 1st Place finishers. T-shirts guaranteed for the first 125 registrants.

 

Participants can register in the First Christian Church office or online at Active.com (keywords “5k to raise 5k 2016”). There will be Race Day registration. Walkers are welcomed, and a special prize for the participant with the best Lincoln costume! 

 

The 5k course is new this year with small hills and combines road, trail and grass surfaces. The course follows the majority of Clinton’s Looking for Lincoln Story Trail and ends in historic downtown Clinton on Mr. Lincoln’s Square. Walkers and casual runners can read the historical markers along the course and make rubbings of the markers’ unique medallions. Participants will pass through Woodlawn Cemetery’s Civil War plots and memorial, see a barn quilt at the 4H fairgrounds, cross the covered bridge and pass by the DeWitt County Museum.

 

The goal is to provide an enriching wellness event embracing Clinton’s Lincoln era history as well as raising funds for the annual youth mission trips sponsored by First Christian Church. High school students will journey to New England and junior high students will support efforts in Wisconsin.

 

Interested participants and volunteers can learn more by visiting the 5k Facebook page @FCC5k.

Champions for Children Walk (Sat. 21 May, 2016 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Now is your chance! Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center is activating the “bat signal” for all superheroes to join us in our fight against child abuse!

 

Countless caped crusaders, tall and small, will gather at Lowell Park in Dixon for the 8th annual Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center Champions for Children Walk and we would like YOU to be a part of it!

 

I hope that you will consider joining our league of Superheroes by participating in this important event. Register online by visiting our website listed above.

 

The cost per participant is $20 for adults 18 and over (before April 22nd)and $10 for youth 17 and under. After April 22nd, registration for adults is $25 and $10 for youth.

 

This is a fun event that includes a free lunch, face painting, pictures with a superhero, and a costume contest. Check-in on the day of the walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. Early check-in will be available at Shining Star CAC on May 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

So, dig out your costume, dust off your cape, and join us on May 21st!

 

Shelly K. Brantley Executive Director

Shining Star Children's Advocacy Center

215 E. 1st St., Suite 110 Dixon, IL 61021

Phone 815.284.1891 Fax 888.901.3617

www.shiningstarcac.org 

Foster Parent Classes (Sat. 21 May, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Saturday, May 7 and runs for 4 1/2 consecutive Saturdays from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. with the last one being from 9 A.M. to 12 noon. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Prisicilla Shirer Videocast (Sat. 21 May, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Priscilla Shirer, star of the movie War Room, will be teaching and ministering at Highview Church of God.

 

Registration fee is $20 (includes lunch)

 

Registration forms must be submitted by May 9th.  You can call us or visit our website to register today.

 

 

Ladies, please come to experience a wonderful day of worship and renewal.

Outdoor Adventure Fest (Sat. 21 May, 2016 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. Outdoor Adventure Fest will offer a mix of information centers and activities where guests, and especially kids, can learn to fish in the Y pool, try out archery, play on giant inflatables, or race their parents to the top of a climbing wall. Over 30 activities will be available. In addition to the activities, learning centers will offer critter talks featuring native and zoo animal presentations that run throughout the event.

 

Admission, activities and a meal will be available to all, at no charge. Join the fun and connect your family to the great outdoors. Learn more by visiting the website or contacting the number listed above.

Sun. 22 May, 2016

Christ. Community. Coffee. (Sun. 22 May, 2016 9:00 am)

A unique new flavor of worship on the Springfield First Campus. Grow, Engage and make a difference in your life and others by coming out to this service

Karen Peck and New River in Free Concert (Sun. 22 May, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Grammy Award Nominated and Dove Award Winning Gospel Group, 'Karen Peck and New River' will be in a free concert Sunday, May 22 at 10:00a.m. at the First Christian Church in Petersburg IL.  

 

In addition to numerous awards, Karen Peck also had a role in the hit movie "Joyful Noise" starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. 

 

There is no admission fee and no tickets needed.  A free will offering will be received.

Family Fun Free Day (Sun. 22 May, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Come and check out all that Rock River Christian Camp has to offer for FREE. Spend the day riding the zip line, lounging in the pool, playing disk golf, hiking, playing paintball, enjoy a meal, and so much more!

Non denominational bible study (Sun. 22 May, 2016 5:00 pm)

Desire to know God better and desire more fellowship with him? Please join us for a year round bible study...no registration needed. 

The" Farm Hands" Bluegrass Concert (Sun. 22 May, 2016 6:00 pm)

Come hear the Bluegrass Gospel Greats!!!...The Farm Hands from Nashville, TN. They were honored as Gospel band of the year.

 

No admission fee (free). A love offering will be taken.

Mon. 23 May, 2016

Foster Parent Classes (Mon. 23 May, 2016 6:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on March 28 and runs for 9 consecutive Mondays in a row. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Financial Peace University Class with Dave Ramsey (Mon. 23 May, 2016 6:30 pm)

A 9 week scripture based group class led by Dave Ramsey via video presentations of Financial Peace University teaching the 7 Baby Steps to manage God's money.  The class is based on over 800 Bible scriptures. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 90 days!  Imagine how this could continue to change your families life and allow you to live Debt Free...allowing you to give and invest in your child's college fund and your retirement fund. We understand as Coordinators what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck or to be without one spouses income.  There's no judgment here.   This class has something for everyone. It's not too late to plan for retirement.  If you do nothing, you will have nothing.  Let's start now.  Dave will be our Coach; we will learn how to budget, be accountable and how to dream again.  Not all is lost.   Please join us.  Laugh and cry with us.  Money is Not the Root of all evil; it is the Love of Money, find out more.  First class is FREE.

Celebrate Recovery (Mon. 23 May, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Celebrate Recovery -Small Group for Men- at Hope Evangelical Free Church. Working to free ourselves of Hurts, Hangups, and Issues.

Tue. 24 May, 2016

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. 24 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm)

Come find healing for your hurts, habits, and hangups.    

Dinner is at 5:45 P.M.

Large group meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Small groups at 7:30 P.M.

Solid Rock Cafe at 8:15 P.M.

Foster Parent Classes (Tue. 24 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Tuesday, April 26, and runs for 9 consecutive Tuesdays from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Informal Meet & Greet (Tue. 24 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois is hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 23 from 6-7pm at St. Luke's Hall. The event will cover information for parents/guardians interested in enrolling their children.

 

It will also discuss volunteer opportunities for high school students & adults. Snacks are provided.

 

If you have ever had an interest in volunteering, or enrolling your child, please join us! Give 1 hour a week to impact a life forever!

Thu. 26 May, 2016

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. 26 May, 2016 5:45 pm)

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS club member! 5:45PM departure from SE side of the front entrance. All levels of riders, walkers, runners, and skaters welcome!

Sponsored by: SCHEELS and UPS  

Every Thursday >> Dates: Mar. 31     Apr. 7,14,21,28     May 5,12,19,26     Jun. 2,9,16,23,30     Jul. 7,14,21,28     Aug. 4,11,18,25    Sept. 1,8,15,22,29     Oct. 6

Ultimate Frisbee (Thu. 26 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

We are a semi-competitive group looking for some more players to come out and have a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee. We would love to have you come join us.

Sat. 28 May, 2016

Foster Parent Classes (Sat. 28 May, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Saturday, May 7 and runs for 4 1/2 consecutive Saturdays from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. with the last one being from 9 A.M. to 12 noon. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.

Sun. 29 May, 2016

Non denominational bible study (Sun. 29 May, 2016 5:00 pm)

Desire to know God better and desire more fellowship with him? Please join us for a year round bible study...no registration needed. 

Mon. 30 May, 2016

Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk (Mon. 30 May, 2016 8:00 am)

The Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing 2nd Annual Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk will be held this Memorial Day. The run will start in lower Glen Oak Park and go through Springdale Cemetery. $100.00 cash prize will be given to the MOST PATRIOTIC COSTUME and awards for age groups. Patriotic sunglasses will be given to the first 100 registered.   Proceeds from the run/walk will be used for Veterans home repairs in the Tri-County area. To register or for more information, use the website and phone number listed above.

Tue. 31 May, 2016

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. 31 May, 2016 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm)

Come find healing for your hurts, habits, and hangups.    

Dinner is at 5:45 P.M.

Large group meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Small groups at 7:30 P.M.

Solid Rock Cafe at 8:15 P.M.

Foster Parent Classes (Tue. 31 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

PRIDE foster parent classes prepare people who are interested in becoming foster parents to care for foster children. If you are interested in orphan care as a family ministry, please consider this as a way to serve together as a family without needing to even leave Central Illinois. This class begins on Tuesday, April 26, and runs for 9 consecutive Tuesdays from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. For more information or to register for the class, please call Marti on Mondays or Thursdays by using the number listed above or feel free to send an email her way.