Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Aug 30, 2015 - Sat. Sep 5, 2015
September 2015

Wed. Sep 2, 2015

Missions at the Airport (Wed. Sep 2, 2015 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Missions at the Airport is a specifically designed educational and informative event showcasing the work and technology of Wycliffe Bible Translators and JAARS.

 

Bible translators working around the world, some located in very remote places, depend on modern technologies to accomplish certain aspects of their work. For more than 50 years, JAARS has served Wycliffe Bible Translators in the task of Bible translation by providing people, training, and technological services. Wycliffe’s goal is to help provide Scripture in the heart language for all the world’s peoples.

 

This intriguing program for the whole family will show how aviation, computing, modern media methods, and other technologies speed the work of Bible translation.

 

The public is invited to ride in a JAARS airplane or helicopter for a small fee and to watch a short take-off and landing Helio Courier airplane demonstration. The “Helio” can fly as slow as 30 mph, safely bringing up to six passengers to short jungle airstrips. In addition, visitors can see how computers are used in Bible translation, explore other technology at working displays, talk with Wycliffe missionaries, and browse colorful literature. Refreshments will be available.

 

Wycliffe estimates that almost 2,000 language groups need translations and do not yet have a Bible translation program begun in their language. Currently, Wycliffe translators work in more than 1,400 languages, representing 93 countries. Wycliffe’s primary focus within the U.S. is to work in cooperation with local churches in providing people, prayer, and financial resources for Bible translation.

 

Log on to www.jaars.org and www.wycliffe.org for an informative and interesting look at these two related organizations.

AWANA Club (Wed. Sep 2, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Thu. Sep 3, 2015

Lewistown Junk in the Trunk (Thu. Sep 3, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Do you have a lot of junk? Load it up in your trunk and join us in the parking lot of the Lewistown County Market every Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. through the end of September. Set-up begins at 4:30 p.m. It is free to be a vendor.

 

And if you like shopping at yard sales, come see the JUNK IN OUR TRUNKS! No entrance fees for this event.

Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Edge by Chef Dustin (Thu. Sep 3, 2015 5:00 pm)

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

 

 

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Sep 3, 2015 5:45 pm)

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

 

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

 

Visit the website above for more information.

Fri. Sep 4, 2015

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

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major League is 11-12 years old. (8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016.)

 

The season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only).

 

The fee for fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

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

Soccer registration is currently underway for ages 5–18 - coed.

 

The season runs August 24 – October 3. (This league meets 2 times per week - once during the week and once on Saturday.)

 

The fee is $60 per participant, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Sep 4, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain.

 

Free dinner and childcare provided. Meetings are every Friday.

New Mercies International: Evangelist special services (Fri. Sep 4, 2015 7:00 pm)

Come worship with us! New Mercies International (Rev. Gary and Sandra Bryan) is hosting special services featuring the evangelist speakers, Ronnie and Becky Trammel.

 

Friday 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

God Loves Marriage (Fri. Sep 4, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Sat. Sep 5, 2015

Creation Evidence Expo (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 9:00 am)

Creation Evidence Expo Ministries of Indianapolis, IN will be coming to Faith Baptist Church of Pekin, IL on September 5th and 6th for a Bible Conference.

 

The title for the conference is "In Search of the Truth" will be led by three speakers from that ministry.

 

The public is invited. No admission charge. We will be taking a free will offering for the speakers.

1st Annual Northern Illinois Autumn Fest (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

This is going to be a day filled with fun! This event is for all ages, as there will be activities for kids and gospel music and vendors for the adults. Food will also be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs! We hope everyone comes and enjoys a day out!

Vendors, bounce houses, gospel singing, crafts, concessions, face painting.

Vendors:
Avon, Mary Kay, Perfectly Posh, Jamberry Nails, Paparazzi, Pink Zebra, Make-Up Eraser, Jewelry In Candles, Scentsy, and more!

 

Gospel singing:
Stony & Crystal, Jerry Dittmar, Saved by Grace, Funderberg Family, Randy Planthaber, Jerry Echebarria, Gone Fishin', Joyful Noyz, Francie Bond, Altered Lives, Acceptable, Mark and Pam Fisher

 

In case of rain, event will move indoors.

 

Any questions, just give the church office a call, or you can email Wanda Peterson.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

Hot Rods for Heart House (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 1:00 pm)

This will be the 1st annual Car Show for Heartline and Heart house. There will be awards for best of show, mayor's choice, Heart House choice, firemans choice, and young blood for under 25. Also a 50/50 raffle, pork chop dinner, and kids bike show. Registration will be at the link above.

AWANA Club (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

New Mercies International: Evangelist special services (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 7:00 pm)

Come worship with us! New Mercies International (Rev. Gary and Sandra Bryan) is hosting special services featuring the evangelist speakers, Ronnie and Becky Trammel.

 

Friday 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

God Loves Marriage (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Sun. Sep 6, 2015

Creation Evidence Expo (Sun. Sep 6, 2015 9:00 am)

Creation Evidence Expo Ministries of Indianapolis, IN will be coming to Faith Baptist Church of Pekin, IL on September 5th and 6th for a Bible Conference.

 

The title for the conference is "In Search of the Truth" will be led by three speakers from that ministry.

 

The public is invited. No admission charge. We will be taking a free will offering for the speakers.

New Mercies International: Evangelist special services (Sun. Sep 6, 2015 10:30 am)

Come worship with us! New Mercies International (Rev. Gary and Sandra Bryan) is hosting special services featuring the evangelist speakers, Ronnie and Becky Trammel.

 

Friday 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

The Joylanders In Concert (Sun. Sep 6, 2015 10:30 am)

The Joylanders, a southern gospel group from Trenton, Tennessee will be in concert.

 

Their anointed singing and playing will bless you. A free-will offering will be taken. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service so come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Sep 6, 2015 12:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

New Mercies International: Evangelist special services (Sun. Sep 6, 2015 6:30 pm)

Come worship with us! New Mercies International (Rev. Gary and Sandra Bryan) is hosting special services featuring the evangelist speakers, Ronnie and Becky Trammel.

 

Friday 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

David Dunn Fireside Performance (Sun. Sep 6, 2015 7:00 pm)

Popular contemporary Christian artist (and previous The Voice contestant), David Dunn, is being hosted by the WSCC Fireside Cafe! This is an incredible opportunity for you to see for yourself just what a gifted artist he is. From his own website: "Gravitating toward big beats with piano or synths surrounding them, Dunn’s music is vibrant, dynamic and instantly memorable. To wit, just when someone thinks he/she may have his formula all figured out, David is quick to throw a curve ball with unorthodox production and musicianship that’s still chock full of catchy pop hooks." Trust me, he isn't kidding. VERY catchy indeed. You can find his music on YouTube if you'd like a preview. ;)

Mon. Sep 7, 2015

Judson University Preview Day (Mon. Sep 7, 2015 8:00 am)

Visit us and experience the Judson family! Come on your own or bring along a few friends and family and find out if Judson is right for you. Enjoy a campus tour, attend a meeting about your desired major, interact with current staff, faculty and students as well as attend chapel, dine in the cafeteria and much more!

 

You may also experience our Overnight Preview Day, which includes all of the above plus an overnight stay to truly experience Judson dorm life and life on campus.

 

Register for the Preview Day at the website above.

Bloomington Labor Day Parade (Mon. Sep 7, 2015 10:00 am)

Come wave to the WCIC station van in the parade!

 

The theme for the 2015 Bloomington Labor Day Parade is "For more than ourselves," emphasizing community service and involvement.

 

The Parade marches on Monday, September 7 at 10 a.m., line up at 9 a.m. on Front Street in Downtown Bloomington. The parade will then proceed west on Front Street to Lee Street, south on Lee Street to Wood Street, and then west on Wood Street to Miller Park.

 

The parade features union marching units, high school bands, construction equipment, community organizations, antique cars and elected officials and aspirants for political office.

 

To register for the parade, complete the attached form and return to the Trades & Labor Assembly by going to the website provided above and downloading the registration form PDF. There is no registration fee required.

Fire Museum Family Fun Day (Mon. Sep 7, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

You are invited to an open house and family fun day at Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum. Fire truck rides, kids activities, tour the museum, and free lunch!

 

Come in and see the history displayed from the Sterling and Rock Falls area. Antique fire engines, historic pictures, firefighting tools, and more!

God Loves Marriage (Mon. Sep 7, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Tue. Sep 8, 2015

MOPS@gracepres Meet & Greet (Tue. Sep 8, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Meet & Greet

 

Come out to the park and help us kick off our MOPS year! Bring your kids and get ready to make some new mom friends.

 

We will meet at Detweiller Park near the Dogwood and Pine Shelters and the Spiderweb playground.

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Sep 8, 2015 5:45 pm)

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

Griefshare (Tue. Sep 8, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

A 13 week Christ-centered Grief Support group for anyone that has experienced a loss. We will meet weekly on Tuesdays.

GriefShare (Tue. Sep 8, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way through the grieving process.

 

GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time as participants work through their stages of grief.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone. It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked or wounded by it. Grief is the manner or process in which we work through this loss. Grief recovery is not simply feeling better. It is the ability to find joy in life again. It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group. GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, support group and workbook. This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics. All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

There is a new group session starting at Trinity this fall. The sessions will held on Tuesday nights, starting 9/1/15, at 6:30pm at the Parish Hall at the school for 13 weeks. For more information or to preregister please contact Joleen Hoff at the number or email above.

 

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Sep 8, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

Every Tuesday:

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

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

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

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

Wed. Sep 9, 2015

All New 79th Edition Carson & Barnes Circus (Wed. Sep 9, 2015 4:30 pm)

The Carson & Barnes Circus is the World's Biggest Big Top Show with two hours of fun, excitement, and pageantry for children of all ages! See elephants, horses, ponies, and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring.  Be amazed and thrilled by our extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain you with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry!

 

This is the circus you remember from your childhood. Every seat is just feet from the action! Come early! The Midway opens one hour before show time with a FREE petting zoo, plus elephant and camel rides.

 

Show times are 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Complete tour and ticketing information is available online through the link above.

AWANA Club (Wed. Sep 9, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

MOPS@nite (Wed. Sep 9, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS connects women with children of all ages. Whether you have infants, preschoolers, or school age children, we believe all of us have the same desire--to be the best moms we can be! This weekly group will have lots of fun fellowship, snacks, door prizes, and occassional creative activities. Large and Small group discussions will follow either a guest speaker or video session.

 

MOPS fee is $75/yr. Scholarships are available.

 

Grace Presbyterian Church offers a full range of programming for children infant-high school on Wednesday evenings. Registration and fees may be required for Tree Climbers, Boys' Brigade, and Pioneer Girls.

All New 79th Edition Carson & Barnes Circus (Wed. Sep 9, 2015 7:30 pm)

The Carson & Barnes Circus is the World's Biggest Big Top Show with two hours of fun, excitement, and pageantry for children of all ages! See elephants, horses, ponies, and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring.  Be amazed and thrilled by our extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain you with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry!

 

This is the circus you remember from your childhood. Every seat is just feet from the action! Come early! The Midway opens one hour before show time with a FREE petting zoo, plus elephant and camel rides.

 

Show times are 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Complete tour and ticketing information is available online through the link above.

Thu. Sep 10, 2015

Walk to the Wharf (Thu. Sep 10, 2015 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Residents, downtown workers, families and tourists are encouraged to join Great Rivers Greenway and “Walk to the Wharf” every Thursday this summer, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for a chance to listen to live music, participate in a variety of activities and eat lunch on the mighty Mississippi. Stroll past the Old Cathedral, through the Arch Grounds and to the newly reopened Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard for fresh air, tunes and food from a variety of local food trucks. The event will feature different live music and food trucks every week. On Thursday, Sept. 10, Bootigrabbers Delight will be performing. For more information about the event and the food and entertainment lineup each week, visit the link above.

Lewistown Junk in the Trunk (Thu. Sep 10, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Do you have a lot of junk? Load it up in your trunk and join us in the parking lot of the Lewistown County Market every Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. through the end of September. Set-up begins at 4:30 p.m. It is free to be a vendor.

 

And if you like shopping at yard sales, come see the JUNK IN OUR TRUNKS! No entrance fees for this event.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Sep 10, 2015 5:45 pm)

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

 

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

 

Visit the website above for more information.

2015 Pray for the Cure Bloomington (Thu. Sep 10, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

A special prayer and music service dedicated to breast cancer survivors, their families, friends, and healthcare providers.

 

Healing. Hope. Love. Courage. This is the focus for the Bloomington-Normal 5th annual "Pray for the Cure."

 

Guest Author and Speaker, Jill Savage, founder of "Hearts at Home" & International Speaker and Breast Cancer Survivor.

 

She will reflect on her experience with breast cancer as she presents on "It is not well with my circumstances, but it is well with my soul".

 

This prayer will also feature "Women of Vision, and "The Bloomington area concert choir for homeschoolers."

 

This service offers prayers, readings, and music that encourages the soul during and after the challenges of breast cancer.

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. Sep 10, 2015 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 bcal98@gmail.com.

 

Peoria East- Day CBS Class

 

"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or karenjeanp@yahoo.com.

Fri. Sep 11, 2015

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

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major League is 11-12 years old. (8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016.)

 

The season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only).

 

The fee for fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

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

Soccer registration is currently underway for ages 5–18 - coed.

 

The season runs August 24 – October 3. (This league meets 2 times per week - once during the week and once on Saturday.)

 

The fee is $60 per participant, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Sep 11, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain.

 

Free dinner and childcare provided. Meetings are every Friday.

God Loves Marriage (Fri. Sep 11, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Sat. Sep 12, 2015

Family Archery Day @ LSCA camp (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

We are holding our 3rd annual archery day at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly camp just outside of Springfield, IL. It will be a great time of target practice and shooting instruction, as well as some breakout sessions on various archery, and hunting topics. There will be a 3D target tournament and cookout in the late afternoon. Free time after lunch for swimming, fishing, canoeing, or just relaxing at the camp. See the camp website above for more information and to register.

Women of Redeemer Fall Conference: You Are Treasured (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

What could be more precious than diamonds? YOU! The LORD has chosen you to be a people for His treasured possession. (Deuteronomy 14:2) We are the precious, treasured possession of our Heavenly Father, who sought us and claimed us as His own in Christ! From coal to diamonds, we are continually being transformed in Christ, reflecting His glory and light to a dark world.

 

Speaker Deb Burma

Deb Burma has a passion for sharing Christ’s love. Deb has directed several women’s ministries, as well as family and children’s ministries, in multiple churches across the Midwest. She enjoys traveling around the country as a guest speaker. Deb is also the author of Bible studies, retreat kits, devotionals and, most recently, the books “Stepping Out: To a Life on the Edge”, “Living a Chocolate Life”, and “Raising Godly Girls”, all published by Concordia Publishing House.

 

 

CHILDCARE is available, but please indicate the need on your registration form so we can plan accordingly. We do not charge for childcare, but a donation is greatly appreciated. A sack lunch for children is required.

 

REGISTRATION (deadline September 3rd)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE $35.00 (Must be received before August 27th to qualify) Includes pastries, lunch & beverages! - Make checks payable to “Women of Redeemer” and mail to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Attn: Women of Redeemer, 6801 N. Allen Rd., Peoria, IL 61614.

REGISTRATION FEE $40.00 (received after August 27th) You can also register online.

 

QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa Mack for more information about this illuminating event!

 

Mark your calendars now, invite your friends, and register!

Bridge the Community (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

Racing for the Riverfront!

 

Bridge the Community is the only event in the Sauk Valley Area which features a 5K and 10K option, with courses that take you along the beautiful Rock River in both Sterling and Rock Falls, Illinois – crossing the river twice!

 

The event kicks off with a Kids’ Bridge Dash at 8:30 a.m. with a fun run across the 1st Avenue Bridge.

 

The 5 & 10K takes off at 9:00 a.m. beginning on E. 2nd Street along the Rock Falls riverfront.

 

Come enjoy a morning run and then stick around for the Twin Cities annual Fiesta Days Parade that steps off at Noon. This 60+ year old tradition in the Sauk Valley crosses the bridge through both communities with a day full of festivities, food and family!

 

Make it a day to Bridge the Community!

Operation Christmas Child Float - Pekin Parade (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 9:00 am)

Operation Christmas Child Central Illinois will have a wonderful float in the Pekin Marigold Parade on Sept 12. We need float helpers! Adults and teens and middleschoolers can walk alongside the float, helping to spread the word about blessing hurting children around the world with a simple shoebox gift.

 

Sign Up through the link above and receive more info.

Back to School Prayer Rally (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 9:30 am)

Moms in Prayer International is holding a "Back to School Prayer Rally". Marta Gemelli, Regional Director of Moms in Prayer International will be speaking. We will enjoy some reflection on scripture and pray for all returning students and schools.

 

Will you be the one to stand in the gap?

 

"I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it, but I found no one." Ezekiel 22:30

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

100th Anniversary of Shore Acres Clubhouse (Peoria Automobile Club) (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Chillicothe Park District to celebrate 100th anniversary of historic clubhouse

 

The Chillicothe Park District will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its historic clubhouse with open house festivities at Shore Acres Park in Chillicothe.

 

The clubhouse was constructed on the bank of the Illinois River in 1915 as the home of the Peoria Automobile Club.

 

A 10:00 a.m. opening ceremony will kick off a day of activities highlighting the clubhouse and park history. They include an antique auto cruise-in, music by the Central Illinois Banjo Club, the Pride of Peoria Barbershop Quartets, and Illinois Valley Central (IVC) School District students. Food vendors, building tours, people in period dress, children activities, and historical displays also will be part of the celebration.

 

“This is a great way to celebrate this historic building and the park,” said Kevin Yates, executive director of the Chillicothe Park District. “There’s a rich history with this facility – with the Peoria Auto Club, then as the North Shore Country Club, as a private club and for the past several decades, as headquarters and grounds of the Chillicothe Park District. The clubhouse is one of the few buildings in the area on the National Register of Historic Places.”

 

Shore Acres Park and the clubhouse offer a scenic view of the Illinois River. The park has been a destination point over the years for steamboats carrying people for day-long picnics, for high-school proms, family reunions, athletic events, weddings, and countless club and family gatherings.

 

In addition to the distinctive clubhouse, Shore Acres Park today includes a water park, basketball courts, ball diamond, river walk, tennis courts, picnic pavilions, and Frisbee golf course.

Pekin Marigold Festival Parade (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 10:00 am)

Come wave to the WCIC station van in the parade!

 

The parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and the line-up begins on Broadway (between 14th and Parkway) at 9:00am. All entries are encouraged to be in place by 9:30 am.

 

THE 2015 PARADE FEATURES:

 

• 2015 Marigold Festival Grand Marshals

 

• Celebrity Guest: Frank Fritz (Co-star of HISTORY Channel’s American Pickers)

 

• High School & Middle School Bands

 

• Antique & Classic Cars, Trucks & Tractors

 

• Floats created by Local Businesses and Civic Organizations

 

• Government Officials

 

• Local Radio & TV Personalities

 

Sponsored by Busey Bank

Day of Remembrance for the Unborn (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 10:00 am)

Memorial Service for the Unborn —The local observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will be in WEST PEORIA. The service, sponsored by Central Illinois Right to Life, will be at the cemetery’s Memorial Site for the Unborn erected by Knights of Columbus Spalding Council No. 427. The service will honor the memory of more than 50 million unborn victims of abortion.  For more information, contact Dan Bohan at the number above.

Edelstein Community Church Rededication: Family Fun Day (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The Edelstein Community Church recently renovated their sanctuary for the first time in over 120 years! They are planning a 2 day re-dedication celebration.

 

Please join them on Saturday, September 12th from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for bounce houses, face painting, games, bake sale, raffles, Hoopers, cake walk, food, etc.

 

Then on Sunday, September 13th will be a special rededication service beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a lunch at 11:00.

Fiesta Days Parade (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 12:00 pm)

FIESTA DAYS: Taste of Fiesta and Fiesta Parade, an annual community celebration of Latin culture and heritage, every September in Sterling-Rock Falls, IL.

 

Join us for the 63rd Annual Fiesta Days Parade!

 

The Parade will begin in Rock Falls. The parade will travel north on First Avenue in Rock Falls, cross the First Avenue bridge to Sterling. At the base of the bridge the parade will travel north on Locust Street to 4th and end at Grandon Civic Center in Sterling. Parade float winners will be announced at Grandon thirty minutes following the parade.

 

For more information, call the SVACC at the number above or visit the website above.

Youthzest (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 2:00 pm)

Our youth group at Peoria Heights Congregational Church is putting on the event. We are welcoming Scarlet Raven, an alternative Christian rock band from Ft Wayne, Indiana to play and Carl Cannon, director of the Elite program here in Peoria to come and speak. The event will begin on our front lawn at the church and is free. Refreshments will be sold & our hope is that this will be a yearly event from here on out that will reach out to all of Peoria and beyond.

 

If any questions, please contact Youth Director, Brian Michael at the number above.

Annual Hog Roast (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

21st annual Sugar Creek UMC Chicken Dinner (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Come on out to Sugar Creek UMC for our annual chicken dinner!

Fried chicken and all the fixins!

Adults- $9

Children under 12- $5

AWANA Club (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Bluegrass Benefit for Alzheimers (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 6:30 pm)

Bluegrass concert to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter. Music will be provided by Timber Creek Strings, Illinois Rail, and Deer Fry International. Located at Becker Auditorium at the Eureka College Cerf Center.

Red Letter Road Concert (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Sunnyland Christian Church is hosting a Red Letter Road Concert. Red Letter Road is a Contemporty Christian group from the Washington, Il area. The concert is open to the public. There is no charge for admission. However, a free will offering will be taken to support Washington Weekend Snackpac, a newly formed group of Washington churches who have joined forces to provide a free sack of food items to children who may not have access to an adequate amount of food on the weekends.

 

Come and enjoy the concert and come to support school children in need.

SILAS MARTIN MEMORIAL CONCERT (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 6:30 pm)

The Great Romance (Matt Vollmar) in memory of Silas Martin (Decatur youth - well known for speaking about his faith as he faced death from brain tumors - passed 12/23/14). At Decatur Civic Center - downtown Decatur, Illinois. A portion of ticket sales goes to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise funds to find a cure for pediatric cancer - Silas chose this organization before he died.

 

Tickets go on sale 8/1/15 at Civic Center - Concessions by Donnies Homespun Pizza, Decatur.

The Marshall Tucker Band @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 7:00 pm)

Back by popular demand! 4th time at Watseka Theatre. Classic Southern Rock Million selling hit songs including "Can't You See", "Heard It In A Love Song" & "Fire On A Mountain". Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 Art Deco 375 seat theatre. Its located 92 miles (2 hours) South of Chicago. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. All Ages. Doors Open 5:30 p.m for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815.993.6585 or link above.

God Loves Marriage (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Sun. Sep 13, 2015

Edelstein Community Church Rededication (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 9:00 am)

The Edelstein Community Church recently renovated their sanctuary for the first time in over 120 years! They are planning a 2 day re-dedication celebration.

 

Please join them on Saturday, September 12th from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for bounce houses, face painting, games, bake sale, raffles, Hoopers, cake walk, food, etc.

 

Then on Sunday, September 13th will be a special rededication service beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a lunch at 11:00.

Pastor Vic Comstock (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 11:00 am)

Pastor Vic Comstock from Fellowship Family Church in Moberly, MO will be delivering a special message on the Love Connection.

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 12:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Annual Hog Roast (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

Free showing of God's not dead (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 6:00 pm)

Free showing of the movie "God's Not Dead" at Taylorville Evangelical Free Church. 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and movie starts at 6:30.

All are welcome to come and see this inspiring movie.

Gospelaires in Concert (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 6:00 pm)

The Gospelaires would like to invite you to come out and enjoy the wonderful sounds of Southern Gospel music. Members of the group are Daryl Birkey, Kevin Litwiller, Deb Stalter, and KaEllen Schrag. They will be sharing many favorite ole time gospel songs and you are invited to sing along, clap your hands, and tap your toes. The Gospelaires are very excited to bring a time of worship, fellowship and the love of Southern Gospel music to Hopedale once again.

 

Come out and enjoy the evening with the Gospelaires. A free will offering will be lifted for a local charity.

The Legacy Journey (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is offering The Legacy Journey, Dave Ramsey's follow-up class to Financial Peace University. Topics in this course include the pros and cons of investment types, real estate investments, basic estate planning in the context of what does God say about money and wealth.

 

This seven-session class will begin September 13 and run through October 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The class will be held at Trinity Lutheran School.

 

Carol Radtke, CPA and retired Vice-President at Security Bank, and Sharon Riechers, CPA and a director in the Finance Department at BUNN, will serve as facilitators for this class.

 

Trinity is the only church in the Springfield area to currently offer this class.

 

Registration and more information is available online.

 

Visit Trinity on Facebook.

Mon. Sep 14, 2015

Annual Hog Roast (Mon. Sep 14, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

SCHEELS Kids Klub - Explore the Aquarium (Mon. Sep 14, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Come and learn about the fish that live in the SCHEELS Saltwater Aquarium and watch as our diver gets inside the aquarium to feed them. Register to win great prizes. All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel.

The Gospel Institute (Mon. Sep 14, 2015 6:00 pm)

The Gospel Institute is a ministry of the Bethany Fellowship of Churches in Central Illinois, which offers training to help individuals grow in their personal lives and ministry. These classes run on 12-week semesters and the cost is $60 per semester with scholarship options available.

 

Systematic Theology I

 

Teacher: Dr. Ritch Boerckel

 

This course examines what the Bible teaches regarding four areas of doctrine: 1) The Bible. Special focus is given to the Bible’s authority, inspiration, canonicity, inerrancy, and sufficiency. 2) God. Special focus is given to the personality of God, the attributes of God, and the decrees of God. 3) Man. Special focus is given to the nature of man and the sinfulness of man. 4) Salvation. Special focus is given to the atonement of Jesus and to conversion. The students will learn the value of a systematic study of God’s Word to discern how to live, think, serve, and worship God. A Christ-like life is the main objective of all study of theology.

 

*Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem is also required.

Biblical Counseling Training Class (Mon. Sep 14, 2015 6:00 pm)

The Gospel Institute is a ministry of the Bethany Fellowship of Churches in Central Illinois, which offers training to help individuals grow in their personal lives and ministry. These classes run on 12-week semesters, and the cost is $60 per semester with scholarship options available.

 

Biblical Counseling: Soul Care I

Overseer: Kent Kloter

griefshare (Mon. Sep 14, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

13-week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed to give hope and encouragement to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This a support group provides a safe and caring place to meet with others on this journey of grief and who understand the heartaches and questions of loss. The DVDs feature clips of counselors, pastors, and others who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

Bible Study Fellowship: Revelation (Mon. Sep 14, 2015 6:45 pm)

BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) is introducing the brand new study of Revelation, every Monday evening from September 2015 to April 2016.

 

Women attend at Woodland Baptist Church and men at Living Waters Lutheran Church. Both classes have school-aged children's programs.

 

This will be a life-changing study to draw you nearer to Christ!

God Loves Marriage (Mon. Sep 14, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Tue. Sep 15, 2015

MOPS@gracepres (Tue. Sep 15, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 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.

Annual Hog Roast (Tue. Sep 15, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Sep 15, 2015 5:45 pm)

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

After Five Christian Women's Club (Tue. Sep 15, 2015 6:30 pm)

Dinner/Presentation

 

Cost:  $15.00

 

Speaker:  Mary Boling "Joy Through the Journey"

Feature:  Fall Fashion Show "Dressbarn"

 

Reservations by Saturday, September 12

Call Ann.

Griefshare (Tue. Sep 15, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

A 13 week Christ-centered Grief Support group for anyone that has experienced a loss. We will meet weekly on Tuesdays.

GriefShare (Tue. Sep 15, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way through the grieving process.

 

GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time as participants work through their stages of grief.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone. It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked or wounded by it. Grief is the manner or process in which we work through this loss. Grief recovery is not simply feeling better. It is the ability to find joy in life again. It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group. GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, support group and workbook. This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics. All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

There is a new group session starting at Trinity this fall. The sessions will held on Tuesday nights, starting 9/1/15, at 6:30pm at the Parish Hall at the school for 13 weeks. For more information or to preregister please contact Joleen Hoff at the number or email above.

 

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Sep 15, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

Every Tuesday:

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

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

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

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

Wed. Sep 16, 2015

Missions Garage Sale (Wed. Sep 16, 2015 8:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Huge indoor sale with lots of great finds.

 

All proceeds go to missions projects.

Springfield Christian Women's Connection Luncheon (Wed. Sep 16, 2015 11:00 am)

"WINDOW DRESSING"

 

Special Feature: Susan Day, owner of Exciting Windows.

 

"THE WINDOWS OF MY MIND"

 

Speaker: Mary Boling of Avon, IN, speaks on Joy Thru the Journey.

 

Call Debbie at the number above or E-mail Kay at the email above.

Annual Hog Roast (Wed. Sep 16, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

AWANA Club (Wed. Sep 16, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

MOPS@nite (Wed. Sep 16, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS connects women with children of all ages. Whether you have infants, preschoolers, or school age children, we believe all of us have the same desire--to be the best moms we can be! This weekly group will have lots of fun fellowship, snacks, door prizes, and occassional creative activities. Large and Small group discussions will follow either a guest speaker or video session.

 

MOPS fee is $75/yr. Scholarships are available.

 

Grace Presbyterian Church offers a full range of programming for children infant-high school on Wednesday evenings. Registration and fees may be required for Tree Climbers, Boys' Brigade, and Pioneer Girls.

Thu. Sep 17, 2015

Missions Garage Sale (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 8:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Huge indoor sale with lots of great finds.

 

All proceeds go to missions projects.

Annual Hog Roast (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

Lewistown Junk in the Trunk (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Do you have a lot of junk? Load it up in your trunk and join us in the parking lot of the Lewistown County Market every Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. through the end of September. Set-up begins at 4:30 p.m. It is free to be a vendor.

 

And if you like shopping at yard sales, come see the JUNK IN OUR TRUNKS! No entrance fees for this event.

Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Noir (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 5:00 pm)

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

 

 

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 5:45 pm)

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

 

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

 

Visit the website above for more information.

sidewalk prophets @ canton friendship festival (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

We will have community unity presenting a free concert at the Canton Friendship Festival with "About A Mile" and "Sidewalk Prophets". There will be food, rides, games and amazing music. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating is limited. 

Free Outdoor Concert with Sidewalk Prophets and About a Mile (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

As part of the Canton Friendship Festival, Community Unity presents Sidewalk Prophets and About a Mile in a free outdoor concert! Bring a lawn chair or blanket. It's also bracelet night at the festival.

Sidewalk Prophets at Canton Friendship Festival (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 6:00 pm)

In Canton, WCIC welcomes the Sidewalk Prophets and About a Mile concert!

 

A tradition for more that 50 years, Canton's annual Friendship Festival is four days packed with family fun, including a parade, carnival rides, contests, and, of course, great food and music from September 16-19.

 

- Free outdoor concert

 

- Bring lawn chairs/blankets to sit on

Living Alternatives Banquet - Bloomington (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Please join us in an evening of celebration as we share together the victory of hearts touched and lives transformed through Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center.

 

This year's guest speaker is Cal Thomas, a 36-year veteran of broadcast and print journalism. He provides weekly commentary for Fox News and USA Today.

 

For more information please visit the website provided above.

 

To reserve a spot, please contact Ellen Orns at the number or email provided above.

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 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 bcal98@gmail.com.

 

Peoria East- Day CBS Class

 

"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or karenjeanp@yahoo.com.

Fri. Sep 18, 2015

CGH Health Foundation Vendor/Craft and Bake Sale (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 7:00 am)

The very popular fundraiser for the CGH Health Foundation returns! Stop by the CGH Ryberg Auditorium and Classrooms 1 & 2 to shop from local vendors, crafters, and/or to pick up a delicious baked good. There are also over 30 baskets to bid on to benefit the CGH Health Foundation. Come early for the best selections!

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

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major League is 11-12 years old. (8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016.)

 

The season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only).

 

The fee for fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

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

Soccer registration is currently underway for ages 5–18 - coed.

 

The season runs August 24 – October 3. (This league meets 2 times per week - once during the week and once on Saturday.)

 

The fee is $60 per participant, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

Annual Hog Roast (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain.

 

Free dinner and childcare provided. Meetings are every Friday.

Recalibrate: The Marriage Experience (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 6:00 pm - Sat. Sep 19, 2015 2:00 pm)

"Recalibrate: The Marriage Experience" is a weekend designed to fine-tune your marriage through 3 marriage coaching sessions, an evening of laughter, and many significant moments.

 

Special Guest Marriage Coaches: John & Debbie Palmer, President of Emerge Counseling Services

Special Guest Comedian: Ron McGehee (Funnyron.com)

 

Cost is $45.00 per couple

Register online at the First Assembly of God website through the link above.

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 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 a requirement. The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs, so we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.

Celebrate America Family Style (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 7:00 pm)

Celebrate America Family Style!

Concert featuring The Lesters and The Chosen Ones.

$10 per person

To order tickets, please call the phone number listed above.

God Loves Marriage (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Chinquapin Folk Arts Music Festival (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 8:00 pm)

September 18-20:

 

Enjoy the annual Ghost Stories Concert, children's activity area, live music, storytelling, food and art vendors, a barn dance, and more!

 

Admission to the festival is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. Weekend family passes are available for $45.

 

Schools and homeschoolers are invited to participate in a day of programs featuring storytellers and folk musicians on September 18th. Please register in advance. $4 per student.

 

For more information, please contact Camp Wokanda at the number above.

Sat. Sep 19, 2015

Recalibrate: The Marriage Experience (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 6:00 pm - Sat. Sep 19, 2015 2:00 pm)

"Recalibrate: The Marriage Experience" is a weekend designed to fine-tune your marriage through 3 marriage coaching sessions, an evening of laughter, and many significant moments.

 

Special Guest Marriage Coaches: John & Debbie Palmer, President of Emerge Counseling Services

Special Guest Comedian: Ron McGehee (Funnyron.com)

 

Cost is $45.00 per couple

Register online at the First Assembly of God website through the link above.

Operation Christmas Child Float - Morton Parade (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 9:00 am)

Operation Christmas Child Central Illinois will have a wonderful float in the Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade on Sept 19. We need float helpers! Adults and teens and middleschoolers can walk alongside the float, helping to spread the word about blessing hurting children around the world with a simple shoebox gift.

 

Sign Up through the link above and receive more info.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 10:30 am)

Come wave to the WCIC station van in the parade!

 

One of the premier events at the Morton Pumpkin Festival is the Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade. The parade boasts over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, antique vehicles, and popular children's characters.

 

The parade begins at the corner of Nebraska and Jefferson and travels west toward the Morton Post Office on Jefferson Street. Children and grandchildren will particularly enjoy this family-oriented event.

 

Don’t forget to bring a bag to collect candy and toys distributed by the various parade entries. And please wear orange if you can! All festival goers are encouraged to wear orange during the parade to show their pumpkin spirit! An official “Orange Out” t-shirt will be available at the Chamber’s Pumpkin Store.

Fiesta Days Taste of Fiesta (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The 4th annual Sterling-Rock Falls "Taste of Fiesta" is happening!

 

Taste of Fiesta 2015: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day! Taste food, enjoy music, art, dance and culture, Kermes fun fair, businesses and resource booths. Folkloric dancers, local musicians, artists, kids' crafts and activities! Brought to you by the Taste of Fiesta Committee, The Community That Cares Project, social service providers and many local Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses.

 

Free admission, everyone is welcome!

Greenhaven's Bark for Life (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Sit, Stay, Walk and Bark for Life! Fetch your furry friend and join us for some fun in the sun as we go the distance for healthy pets. Greenhaven Animal Clinic will be hosting “Bark for Life”; an event in which pets and their owners will strut around the track in order to raise money for lovable, adoptable pets in need of forever homes.

 

Inside the track will feature many attractions including: Adoptable pets, Photo booth, Kid’s corner, and informative booths by our amazing Certified Vet Techs & Hill’s Prescription Diet. Food and refreshments will be provided. Participants will also receive a Bark for Life t-shirt & participant pack.

 

Register before Friday, August 28th to participate (minimum $25 donation)

 

Call the number above to register now!

 

Donations benefit: Tazewell Animal Protective Society, Humane Society of Logan County, and Mason County Pets without Parents

Toys for Tots Kids Event Fundraiser (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Fundraiser to benefit Tazewell County Toys for Tots. Pumpkin decorating, bouncy house, big slide, face painting, hayrack rides, clown, hot dogs. Special performance at 2 p.m. by Pulse of Peoria Drumline. Kids events 1-4 p.m. Adult auctions 4-8 p.m.

 

Cost: $ donation or new, unwrapped toy/per family.

Annual Hog Roast (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

JesusFest 5 (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

JesusFest 5, the annual free Christian music Fall extravaganza presented by Business Men In Christ returns to the Band shell and concert area of Rock and Roll Hardees. Bring your lawn chairs and spend an evening listening to powerful Christian rap, contemporary gospel, much and more from Zach Ayappa- the MB, new iTunes artist PJae, Chosen Generation, and more! For more information, visit the website or call the phone number listed above.

Community Cook Out (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join us for a relaxed, family friendly, fun evening.  

There will be food, games for all ages, and a movie for the kids.  

Activities include volleyball, bounce house, ga ga ball, kick ball, and more!

 

 

Calvin Taylor Concert (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 5:30 pm)

Gospel music recording artist, Calvin Taylor, will be presenting a "Free" piano concert.

AWANA Club (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

A Night Of Praise (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 6:30 pm)

A special night for all the YOUNG people. Well, you older people can attend too. But we are offering “A Night Of Praise” Concert featuring music from our own Markethio Sangster, Jamar Scott, and FORWARD! Joining them with be Josiah Williams and some Spoken Word from Liz Warneck. You really don’t want to miss this event!

God Loves Marriage (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Chinquapin Folk Arts Music Festival (Sat. Sep 19, 2015 8:00 pm)

September 18-20:

 

Enjoy the annual Ghost Stories Concert, children's activity area, live music, storytelling, food and art vendors, a barn dance, and more!

 

Admission to the festival is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. Weekend family passes are available for $45.

 

Schools and homeschoolers are invited to participate in a day of programs featuring storytellers and folk musicians on September 18th. Please register in advance. $4 per student.

 

For more information, please contact Camp Wokanda at the number above.

Sun. Sep 20, 2015

Joel Penton and the Ryan Holiday Praise Band (Sun. Sep 20, 2015 10:00 am)

It's MEGA WEEK at the First Christian Church of Petersburg with 3 special events.

 

EVENT # 1 - Former Ohio State football player Joel Penton will be speaking and the Ryan Holiday Praise Band will lead worship. Joel and Ryan present school assemblies across the U.S. For more info call the number above or check out the website above.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Sep 20, 2015 10:45 am - 12:15 pm)

“What is Financial Peace University

 

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

 

FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.”

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Sep 20, 2015 12:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Calling Glory in Concert (Sun. Sep 20, 2015 2:00 pm)

Calling Glory's latest radio single, I Am With You, recently reached 44 on Billboard Christian Chart.

 

Donations accepted.

 

Sponsored by the Virginia United Methodist Church Yaple Fund.

 

More information on the link above.

Back To Church Sunday (Sun. Sep 20, 2015 3:00 pm)

We will be having free food, free face painting for kids, and indoor and outdoor activities for adults. 

Annual Hog Roast (Sun. Sep 20, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Rain or Shine  (Carry Outs available)

Menu: Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Applesauce, Roll, Beverage, and Pie or Cake with Ice Cream.

 

Adults:  $7.00 donation

Children under 12:  $3.00 donation

 

Tickets may be obtained at the Mission, or from Board and Staff members, or at the door on the day of the event. This hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

The Legacy Journey (Sun. Sep 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is offering The Legacy Journey, Dave Ramsey's follow-up class to Financial Peace University. Topics in this course include the pros and cons of investment types, real estate investments, basic estate planning in the context of what does God say about money and wealth.

 

This seven-session class will begin September 13 and run through October 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The class will be held at Trinity Lutheran School.

 

Carol Radtke, CPA and retired Vice-President at Security Bank, and Sharon Riechers, CPA and a director in the Finance Department at BUNN, will serve as facilitators for this class.

 

Trinity is the only church in the Springfield area to currently offer this class.

 

Registration and more information is available online.

 

Visit Trinity on Facebook.

Chinquapin Folk Arts Music Festival (Sun. Sep 20, 2015 8:00 pm)

September 18-20:

 

Enjoy the annual Ghost Stories Concert, children's activity area, live music, storytelling, food and art vendors, a barn dance, and more!

 

Admission to the festival is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. Weekend family passes are available for $45.

 

Schools and homeschoolers are invited to participate in a day of programs featuring storytellers and folk musicians on September 18th. Please register in advance. $4 per student.

 

For more information, please contact Camp Wokanda at the number above.

Mon. Sep 21, 2015

The Gospel Institute (Mon. Sep 21, 2015 6:00 pm)

The Gospel Institute is a ministry of the Bethany Fellowship of Churches in Central Illinois, which offers training to help individuals grow in their personal lives and ministry. These classes run on 12-week semesters and the cost is $60 per semester with scholarship options available.

 

Systematic Theology I

 

Teacher: Dr. Ritch Boerckel

 

This course examines what the Bible teaches regarding four areas of doctrine: 1) The Bible. Special focus is given to the Bible’s authority, inspiration, canonicity, inerrancy, and sufficiency. 2) God. Special focus is given to the personality of God, the attributes of God, and the decrees of God. 3) Man. Special focus is given to the nature of man and the sinfulness of man. 4) Salvation. Special focus is given to the atonement of Jesus and to conversion. The students will learn the value of a systematic study of God’s Word to discern how to live, think, serve, and worship God. A Christ-like life is the main objective of all study of theology.

 

*Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem is also required.

Biblical Counseling Training Class (Mon. Sep 21, 2015 6:00 pm)

The Gospel Institute is a ministry of the Bethany Fellowship of Churches in Central Illinois, which offers training to help individuals grow in their personal lives and ministry. These classes run on 12-week semesters, and the cost is $60 per semester with scholarship options available.

 

Biblical Counseling: Soul Care I

Overseer: Kent Kloter

griefshare (Mon. Sep 21, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

13-week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed to give hope and encouragement to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This a support group provides a safe and caring place to meet with others on this journey of grief and who understand the heartaches and questions of loss. The DVDs feature clips of counselors, pastors, and others who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

Bible Study Fellowship: Revelation (Mon. Sep 21, 2015 6:45 pm)

BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) is introducing the brand new study of Revelation, every Monday evening from September 2015 to April 2016.

 

Women attend at Woodland Baptist Church and men at Living Waters Lutheran Church. Both classes have school-aged children's programs.

 

This will be a life-changing study to draw you nearer to Christ!

God Loves Marriage (Mon. Sep 21, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Tue. Sep 22, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Sep 22, 2015 5:45 pm)

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

Griefshare (Tue. Sep 22, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

A 13 week Christ-centered Grief Support group for anyone that has experienced a loss. We will meet weekly on Tuesdays.

GriefShare (Tue. Sep 22, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way through the grieving process.

 

GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time as participants work through their stages of grief.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone. It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked or wounded by it. Grief is the manner or process in which we work through this loss. Grief recovery is not simply feeling better. It is the ability to find joy in life again. It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group. GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, support group and workbook. This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics. All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

There is a new group session starting at Trinity this fall. The sessions will held on Tuesday nights, starting 9/1/15, at 6:30pm at the Parish Hall at the school for 13 weeks. For more information or to preregister please contact Joleen Hoff at the number or email above.

 

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Sep 22, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

Every Tuesday:

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

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

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

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

Wed. Sep 23, 2015

AWANA Club (Wed. Sep 23, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Financial Peace University (Wed. Sep 23, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

“What is Financial Peace University

 

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

 

FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.”

Laughter Is Like Medicine To The Soul (Wed. Sep 23, 2015 6:30 pm)

Back by popular demand is the “Laughter Is Like Medicine To The Soul” clean Christian Comedy Night. The host Mike Pittman is bringing some very funny guest again this year!

MOPS@nite (Wed. Sep 23, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS connects women with children of all ages. Whether you have infants, preschoolers, or school age children, we believe all of us have the same desire--to be the best moms we can be! This weekly group will have lots of fun fellowship, snacks, door prizes, and occassional creative activities. Large and Small group discussions will follow either a guest speaker or video session.

 

MOPS fee is $75/yr. Scholarships are available.

 

Grace Presbyterian Church offers a full range of programming for children infant-high school on Wednesday evenings. Registration and fees may be required for Tree Climbers, Boys' Brigade, and Pioneer Girls.

Brian Free and Assurance (Wed. Sep 23, 2015 7:00 pm)

It's MEGA WEEK at the First Christian Church of Petersburg with 3 special events.

 

EVENT #2- Dove Award Winning Quartet Brian Free and Assurance in concert. There is no admission fee. A free will offering will be received.

 

For more info call the number above or check out the website above.

Thu. Sep 24, 2015

Peoria Mayor's Prayer Breakfast (Thu. Sep 24, 2015 6:30 am)

Save the date and join us for breakfast!

 

The 41st Annual Mayor’s Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held and we invite you to join us! Tickets are available at the website and number above.

 

Pat Day, Hall of Fame Jockey will be our guest speaker!

Lewistown Junk in the Trunk (Thu. Sep 24, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Do you have a lot of junk? Load it up in your trunk and join us in the parking lot of the Lewistown County Market every Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. through the end of September. Set-up begins at 4:30 p.m. It is free to be a vendor.

 

And if you like shopping at yard sales, come see the JUNK IN OUR TRUNKS! No entrance fees for this event.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Sep 24, 2015 5:45 pm)

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

 

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

 

Visit the website above for more information.

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. Sep 24, 2015 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 bcal98@gmail.com.

 

Peoria East- Day CBS Class

 

"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or karenjeanp@yahoo.com.

Fri. Sep 25, 2015

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

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major League is 11-12 years old. (8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016.)

 

The season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only).

 

The fee for fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

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

Soccer registration is currently underway for ages 5–18 - coed.

 

The season runs August 24 – October 3. (This league meets 2 times per week - once during the week and once on Saturday.)

 

The fee is $60 per participant, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Call the number above with any questions.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Sep 25, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain.

 

Free dinner and childcare provided. Meetings are every Friday.

The Art of Marriage (Fri. Sep 25, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hosting "The Art of Marriage" weekend to help couples, regardless of how long they've been married, to strengthen their marriages.

 

This all-new, video-based marriage event was created to help couples fully experience God's plan for marriage.

 

The weekend begins on Friday, September 25 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Saturday morning, September 26, will begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. with the day's events beginning at 8:30 and concluding by 3:00 p.m.

 

The $40 fee includes meals and snacks as well as The Art of Marriage workbook and other supplies. 

 

Registration is available online through the link above. The registration deadline is Sept. 20th.

God Loves Marriage (Fri. Sep 25, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Sat. Sep 26, 2015

The Art of Marriage (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hosting "The Art of Marriage" weekend to help couples, regardless of how long they've been married, to strengthen their marriages.

 

This all-new, video-based marriage event was created to help couples fully experience God's plan for marriage.

 

The weekend begins on Friday, September 25 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Saturday morning, September 26, will begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. with the day's events beginning at 8:30 and concluding by 3:00 p.m.

 

The $40 fee includes meals and snacks as well as The Art of Marriage workbook and other supplies. 

 

Registration is available online through the link above. The registration deadline is Sept. 20th.

2015 Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run and FREE Piglet Prace for Children 10 and under (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 8:00 am)

It's a family fun day! Come with your family or by yourself... our hope is that any and all ages experience a great day!

 

Clinton's Dr. John Warner Hospital has teamed up with the DJWH Foundation and DeWitt County Museum, in addition to severalt local sponsors and volunteers, to bring you the 2nd annual Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run and Walk! A free kiddie race, dubbed the "Piglet Prance," will follow the 5K awards ceremony.

 

The "swine" and "piglet" theme was formed due to the fact that Saturday, September 26th is day one of Clinton's weekend annual event - the 47th Annual Apple and Pork Festival held in Clinton, IL.

 

Run or walk the trail, enjoying beautiful scenic Weldon Springs State Park. Then make a day of it by checking out the vendors of crafts, foods and amazing goodies that the festival provides!

Small Wonders Miracle Walk (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The 9th annual Small Wonders Miracle Walk and Silent Auction benefiting the Children's Hospital of Illinois Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU), will be held at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria! Join us as we gather to celebrate, reconnect and remember all of the families who've received care at the Children's Hospital of Illinois NCCU. Last year's walk, organized by patient families, raised more than $71,000 for family programming, educational classes, activities and medical equipment!

 

 

Event Registration:

Participant fees for 2015 include food and fun activities, along with a T-shirt:

  • Adults $25
  • Children $15
  • NCCU Graduate - FREE... any age
  • NCCU Staff - $5 T-Shirt
  • NCCU Staff - Graduates - FREE

Register online through the link above.

 

 

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 9:00 am)

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Supporters in nearly 60 communities nationwide will join together in this family friendly walk/run to raise funds and awareness for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

Registration for the event is $10 for adults and children ages 6 and up.

 

To make a donation, volunteer or register, visit the website through the link above.

Reasons for Faith Teaching Seminar (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 9:00 am)

Four Sessions:

1 Cities of the Plain - Sodom and Gomorrah burnt remains to this day.

2. Dinasaurs and man - Dr.Carl Baugh video says they did co-exist.

3. The Sinai Inscriptions - Red Sea crossing as told by the Israelites in rock inscriptions.

4. The Waters Cleaved - Dr. Grady McMurtry the foundations of the earth were broken during Noah's Flood

13th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 9:30 am)

The 13th Annual 2015 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind will be held along the Peoria riverfront at the RiverPlex. Mark Linder Walk for the Mind is a one mile walk to raise awareness of brain tumors and their impact on patients, family members and friends, and to raise funds for brain tumor research. The first Walk for the Mind in 2003 attracted over 150 walkers and raised more than $12,000 for research programs. While Mark Linder died in 2005 at age 31 from brain cancer, the Walk for the Mind continues and to date has raised nearly $430,000 for research.

 

We are pleased to announce Eric “Hoovey” Elliott is our Honorary Chairman for 2015 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind. Eric Hoovey Elliott was a young boy with a very promising basketball career until a potentially fatal illness threatened to take it all. Wanting to inspire others, Jeff (Eric’s father) wrote a book about his son’s amazing comeback called “Rebounding From Death’s Door”. Eric’s story and his miraculous comeback has now been made into a movie called “Hoovey.” Eric is from Central Illinois (Olympia High School, Carl Sandburg College, Illinois State University) and now lives in Bloomington, Illinois.

 

Registration is available the day of the Walk or can be done online.

 

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Brain Tumor Survivors are free. Walkers $20, children under 10 $10.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

Prayer Vigil For Pastor Saeed Abedini (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 3:00 pm)

September 26th marks three years since Pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in the notorious Evin and Rajaei Shahr prison inside Iran because of his Christian Faith.

 

Please come, and gather with us as we join together with local churches and believers across the world to pray for the release of Pastor Saeed.

AWANA Club (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Senior Jam (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

God Loves Marriage (Sat. Sep 26, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Sun. Sep 27, 2015

Lexi Elisha in concert (Sun. Sep 27, 2015 10:00 am)

It's Mega Week at the First Christian Church of Petersburg with 3 special events.

 

EVENT #3- Recording Artist Lexi Elisha will be in concert. There is no admission fee. A free offering may be received. For more info call the number above or visit the website above.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Sep 27, 2015 10:45 am - 12:15 pm)

“What is Financial Peace University

 

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

 

FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.”

Bibles for Love Packages (Sun. Sep 27, 2015 12:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Illinois Spina Bifida Association 18th annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-thon (Sun. Sep 27, 2015 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Event will be held at Tipton Park north shelter on Constitution trail in Bloomington. The 3 mile walk is to raise awareness and money for the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, which provides support, educational events, scholarships, resources for individuals with spina bifida. The day will include registration at noon, followed by the walk, lunch and games for kids. Registered participants will receive an event t-shirt. For more information or to register go to the link above, or call Lynn at the number above, for additional information. Participants are asked to raise funds for the event but there is no registration fee.

The Legacy Journey (Sun. Sep 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is offering The Legacy Journey, Dave Ramsey's follow-up class to Financial Peace University. Topics in this course include the pros and cons of investment types, real estate investments, basic estate planning in the context of what does God say about money and wealth.

 

This seven-session class will begin September 13 and run through October 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The class will be held at Trinity Lutheran School.

 

Carol Radtke, CPA and retired Vice-President at Security Bank, and Sharon Riechers, CPA and a director in the Finance Department at BUNN, will serve as facilitators for this class.

 

Trinity is the only church in the Springfield area to currently offer this class.

 

Registration and more information is available online.

 

Visit Trinity on Facebook.

Restored Covenant Community's Week Of Tabernacles (Sun. Sep 27, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles! September 27th - October 5th. For more info please visit the link above, or call Art at the number above. We hope you'll come join us!

Mon. Sep 28, 2015

SCHEELS Kids Klub - Paintball Mania (Mon. Sep 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join SCHEELS to learn all about paintball safety, how to shoot a marker, and play an AWESOME paintball themed game. Register to win a great prize. Part of this event will be outside. Please dress appropriately for the event and the weather.

The Gospel Institute (Mon. Sep 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

The Gospel Institute is a ministry of the Bethany Fellowship of Churches in Central Illinois, which offers training to help individuals grow in their personal lives and ministry. These classes run on 12-week semesters and the cost is $60 per semester with scholarship options available.

 

Systematic Theology I

 

Teacher: Dr. Ritch Boerckel

 

This course examines what the Bible teaches regarding four areas of doctrine: 1) The Bible. Special focus is given to the Bible’s authority, inspiration, canonicity, inerrancy, and sufficiency. 2) God. Special focus is given to the personality of God, the attributes of God, and the decrees of God. 3) Man. Special focus is given to the nature of man and the sinfulness of man. 4) Salvation. Special focus is given to the atonement of Jesus and to conversion. The students will learn the value of a systematic study of God’s Word to discern how to live, think, serve, and worship God. A Christ-like life is the main objective of all study of theology.

 

*Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem is also required.

Restored Covenant Community's Week Of Tabernacles (Mon. Sep 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles! September 27th - October 5th. For more info please visit the link above, or call Art at the number above. We hope you'll come join us!

Biblical Counseling Training Class (Mon. Sep 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

The Gospel Institute is a ministry of the Bethany Fellowship of Churches in Central Illinois, which offers training to help individuals grow in their personal lives and ministry. These classes run on 12-week semesters, and the cost is $60 per semester with scholarship options available.

 

Biblical Counseling: Soul Care I

Overseer: Kent Kloter

griefshare (Mon. Sep 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

13-week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed to give hope and encouragement to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This a support group provides a safe and caring place to meet with others on this journey of grief and who understand the heartaches and questions of loss. The DVDs feature clips of counselors, pastors, and others who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

Bible Study Fellowship: Revelation (Mon. Sep 28, 2015 6:45 pm)

BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) is introducing the brand new study of Revelation, every Monday evening from September 2015 to April 2016.

 

Women attend at Woodland Baptist Church and men at Living Waters Lutheran Church. Both classes have school-aged children's programs.

 

This will be a life-changing study to draw you nearer to Christ!

God Loves Marriage (Mon. Sep 28, 2015 8:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?

 

You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.

 

Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.

 

Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.

 

A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.

Tue. Sep 29, 2015

Free Financial Education Workshop for Mitsubishi Employees/Vendors (Tue. Sep 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

The Foundation for Financial Education, 501 (c)3, a non-profit organization located in Bloomington, IL, is offering a free educational and informational workshop entitled, "Financial Planning in Uncertain Times" for all Mitsubishi employees, their families, and affiliated vendors. Attendees will come away from this workshop empowered with tools to assist them in making the best financial decisions as they move forward.

 

Space is limited. For information, please call the phone number listed above to reserve your space today.

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Sep 29, 2015 5:45 pm)

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

Teen Challenge Fall Fundraising Banquet (Tue. Sep 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

At Teen Challenge, we strive to evangelize and disciple men who have life-controlling problems.

 

The theme of this year's fundraising banquet is "The Power of Change."

 

The guest speaker is Indianapolis Colts Chaplin Rev. Ken Johnson.

 

The Pops Swing Band will perform, along with soloist, Teen Challenge graduate, and recording artist, Rodney Morss.

 

Tickets are $35 each, and a table of ten is $350.

 

To purchase tickets, click the link above or call the number above.

Restored Covenant Community's Week Of Tabernacles (Tue. Sep 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles! September 27th - October 5th. For more info please visit the link above, or call Art at the number above. We hope you'll come join us!

Griefshare (Tue. Sep 29, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

A 13 week Christ-centered Grief Support group for anyone that has experienced a loss. We will meet weekly on Tuesdays.

GriefShare (Tue. Sep 29, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way through the grieving process.

 

GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time as participants work through their stages of grief.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone. It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked or wounded by it. Grief is the manner or process in which we work through this loss. Grief recovery is not simply feeling better. It is the ability to find joy in life again. It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group. GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, support group and workbook. This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics. All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

There is a new group session starting at Trinity this fall. The sessions will held on Tuesday nights, starting 9/1/15, at 6:30pm at the Parish Hall at the school for 13 weeks. For more information or to preregister please contact Joleen Hoff at the number or email above.

 

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Sep 29, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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

 

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

 

Every Tuesday:

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

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

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

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

Wed. Sep 30, 2015

AWANA Club (Wed. Sep 30, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.

 

There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Restored Covenant Community's Week Of Tabernacles (Wed. Sep 30, 2015 6:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles! September 27th - October 5th. For more info please visit the link above, or call Art at the number above. We hope you'll come join us!

Financial Peace University (Wed. Sep 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

“What is Financial Peace University

 

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

 

FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks.”

MOPS@nite (Wed. Sep 30, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS connects women with children of all ages. Whether you have infants, preschoolers, or school age children, we believe all of us have the same desire--to be the best moms we can be! This weekly group will have lots of fun fellowship, snacks, door prizes, and occassional creative activities. Large and Small group discussions will follow either a guest speaker or video session.

 

MOPS fee is $75/yr. Scholarships are available.

 

Grace Presbyterian Church offers a full range of programming for children infant-high school on Wednesday evenings. Registration and fees may be required for Tree Climbers, Boys' Brigade, and Pioneer Girls.