Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Dec 21, 2014 - Sat. Dec 27, 2014
December 2014

Mon. Dec 22, 2014

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Mon. Dec 22, 2014 2:00 pm)

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Dec 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

Tue. Dec 23, 2014

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Dec 23, 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.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Tue. Dec 23, 2014 2:00 pm)

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Dec 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

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

Wed. Dec 24, 2014

Salvation Army Bell Ringing - Pekin/Morton (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 8:00 am)

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

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

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

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 2:00 pm)

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Christmas Eve at the Cathedral (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 4:00 pm)

Christmas Eve events at St. Mary's Cathedral include:

 

  •  Family Mass at 4:00 p.m.
  •  Spanish Mass at 6:00 p.m.
  •  Christmas Concert at 8:00 p.m.
  •  Solemn Mass at 9:00 p.m.

 

 

Come the celebrate the Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord.

Christmas Eve Services (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold two Christmas Eve Services on Dec. 24th.

 

The 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service will feature a special children's choir consisting of Trinity School students in the 3rd-8th Grades performing during the service.

 

The 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service will feature the Trinity Adult Choir performing special Christmas music during the service.

Christmas Eve Services (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 11:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold two Christmas Eve Services on Dec. 24th.

 

The 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service will feature a special children's choir consisting of Trinity School students in the 3rd-8th Grades performing during the service.

 

The 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service will feature the Trinity Adult Choir performing special Christmas music during the service.

Thu. Dec 25, 2014

Christmas Day Service (Thu. Dec 25, 2014 10:00 am)

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Day service at 10:00 a.m.  Andy Wiesenhofer will perform special Christmas music during the service.

26th Annual Community Christmas Dinner (Thu. Dec 25, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Free to anyone who would like a delicious meal and fellowship.

 

Noone should be alone on Christmas

 

We will deliver a meal to your home or provide a ride if you live in Sterling or Rock Falls, just call.

 

Also looking for a way to give back to the community? Call Tom to volunteer/ and or make a donation.

 

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Thu. Dec 25, 2014 2:00 pm)

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

CPR: Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. Dec 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come for praise and worship with opportunities for soaking time with the Lord, joining with others in corporate intercession for the city, and receive confidential prayer.

 

Come and go as needed between 6:00p to 8:30p every Thursday evening, unless it is a holiday.

 

For more information, see Facebook: search "cpr:communityprayerrooms".

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Dec 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

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

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

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

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

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Dec 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Dec 26, 2014

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Fri. Dec 26, 2014 2:00 pm)

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Addictions Program (Fri. Dec 26, 2014 7:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Sat. Dec 27, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Dec 27, 2014 3:00 am)

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

Tenth Avenue North (Sat. Dec 27, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Coming to Northwoods Community Church for a free concert!

Tenth Avenue North (Sat. Dec 27, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Coming to Northwoods Community Church for a free concert!

Sun. Dec 28, 2014

Tenth Avenue North (Sun. Dec 28, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Coming to Northwoods Community Church for a free concert!

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Dec 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Mon. Dec 29, 2014

Youth Encounter (Mon. Dec 29, 2014 1:00 pm - Tue. Dec 30, 2014 3:00 pm)

For 6th-12th graders to hear the gospel in an atmosphere geared toward youth.

 

This year's event features music by Flame, V-Rose, and NeverClaim, comedy by Team Wordplay, illusionist Bryan Drake, and evangelist Rick Gage.

 

We will also have breakout sessions on several different subjects for youth and youth workers such as GO Mission Trips, Sharing Christ, Human Trafficking, Technology in Ministry, Apologetics, and several others.

Tue. Dec 30, 2014

Youth Encounter (Mon. Dec 29, 2014 1:00 pm - Tue. Dec 30, 2014 3:00 pm)

For 6th-12th graders to hear the gospel in an atmosphere geared toward youth.

 

This year's event features music by Flame, V-Rose, and NeverClaim, comedy by Team Wordplay, illusionist Bryan Drake, and evangelist Rick Gage.

 

We will also have breakout sessions on several different subjects for youth and youth workers such as GO Mission Trips, Sharing Christ, Human Trafficking, Technology in Ministry, Apologetics, and several others.

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

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

Wed. Dec 31, 2014

New Year's Eve Service (Wed. Dec 31, 2014 6:30 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a New Year's Eve service at 6:30 p.m. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated.