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Sun. Mar 1, 2015 - Sat. Mar 7, 2015
March 2015

Fri. Mar 6, 2015

Building Better Moms (Fri. Mar 6, 2015 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  

 

Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

St. Mary's School Lenten Fish Fry (Fri. Mar 6, 2015 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

All you can eat fish potatoes, green beans.  Both serviced with drinks and dessert.  Come out and enjoy some great food and fellowship!  All proceeds go to support St Mary's School!

 

Advanced Adult Tickets are $7.00 (ages over 13), Children ages 6 to 13 are $5.00, ages 5 and younger are free.  Prices at the door are $8.00 for adults, children prices remain the same. Contact the phone number or e-mail address above for advanced tickets.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Mar 6, 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.

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Fri. Mar 6, 2015 9:30 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.

 

For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

Sat. Mar 7, 2015

Sausage and Pancake Breakfast (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 7:00 am - 1:00 pm)

First Christian Church invites you to a pancake breakfast! The cost is $5 per person and children under 4 eat free!

 

Sausage are available for sale for $3/lb or 2 lb/$5. Tickets will be available in the church office or at the door.

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 8:00 am)

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

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

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

Restoring Broken Pieces (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 8:15 am - 12:00 pm)

We will have our 7th seminar in the Restoring Broken Pieces series, "Weeding Your Garden." This event begins with a continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m.,  the seminar starts at 9:00 a.m., and finishes at noon. This is open to the public and free to all ladies who attend. The church is right behind Peoria High School.

 

Please call the number above to RSVP so we can have a count for the food. Come to see what God has prepared for you and enjoy our special entertainment!

SCHEELS Fish Fest (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Whether you're an experienced angler or just learning to bait a hook, there's something for the whole family at SCHEELS Fish Fest!

 

Visit with a variety of vendors including: Shimano, Seaguar, Lew's, Angler Assets, Falcon Graphite Rods, Lowrance, B 'n' M Pole Company, Southern Pro, Duckett Fishing, and more!

 

Meet & Greet with Mark Menendez, Bassmaster elite pro tournament angler.

 

A Kids Activity area will be available with games, activities, tattoos and FREE giveaways from Berkley and Plano (while supplies last).

 

IN-STORE HOT BUYS MARCH 7 ONLY! (While supplies last. Springfield, IL SCHEELS ONLY.) Register to win a $500 SCHEELS Gift Card & Other great prizes!

The Light Kids Conference (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

The Light Kids Conference is a one day event designed for children in grades 1-5. The purpose of the Light Kids Conference is to get kids excited about their faith and their walk with Jesus.

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 1:00 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.

 


For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 2:00 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.

 


For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 3:00 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.

 

For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

Father-Daughter Dance (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Living Waters Church invites you to share an elegant evening celebrating the special bond between daughters and their father, or father-figure, for the 5th anniversary of our father-daughter dance.

 

This special evening from 5:00-8:00 p.m. includes dancing, dessert refreshments, a make & take project, and a father-daughter photo (photos emailed to guest).


Cost: FREE

Please register early by sending your name and your daughter(s) name and age to the email address above.

For more information, call the phone number above.

Caring 4 Carrie (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 6:00 pm)

On December 19, 2014 Carrie was in a horrific car accident and sustained brain damage.  Carrie continues to fight and recover.  She faces a long road of rehabilitation once she is able to start.  Her husband has been by her side and taking care of their 3 children.

 

Come out and show support for this wonderful family! There will be music, baked goods, food, fun, and fellowship!

Sun. Mar 8, 2015

Raising Funds for Youth Group Summer Mission Trip (Sun. Mar 8, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The junior and senior high youth groups Prospect United Methodist Church in Dunlap are going to Quincy, IL and Michigan this summer on mission trips.

 

A fundraiser will be held at the Culvers by Gander Mountain in Peoria.

 

Just stop between 11am and 3pm, and a portion of the proceeds will go towards funding these mission trips.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class (Sun. Mar 8, 2015 12:00 pm)

Looking for employment opportunities? Get your lifeguard certification!  The American Red Cross lifeguarding course is designed to teach you all the necessary skills to be a successful lifeguard.

 

Learn the various rescue skills, Professional CPR, First Aid and how to handle life threatening emergencies.  In this class you will receive America Red Cross lifeguarding, American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and American Red Cross First Aid certifications.

 

Class runs March 8th – 29th at various times, which will be displayed at the front desk. The fee for Y members $180 and $270 for non-members.  A partial reimbursement may be available for those who become employed by the YMCA.

 

Questions may be directed to Deb Mortonson at the phone number or e-mail address listed above. 

Foodshare Canathon Sunday (Sun. Mar 8, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

"Helping Your Neighbors in Need" is the theme for the 2015 Foodshare Canathon!

 

People are encouraged to fill a bag with canned and nonperishable foods and place it on their doorstep on Sunday, March 8th. Neighborhood door-to-door collection will take place between 1 and 4 p.m.

 

Preferred items are canned fish or meat, peanut butter, soup, canned vegetables and fruits, boxed dinners, and pasta.

 

There will also be drop-off sites at area Kroger stores, Peoria area Subways, all Peoria neighborhood fire stations, and area Curves from March 2nd through March 22nd. The Peoria Journal Star will include Canathon bags with newspaper delivery on March 2nd. The people we miss during the Sunday collection may fill those bags and drop them off at any of the above sites.

 

All food donated will go to Peoria area food pantries to provide food to individuals and families facing food insecurity.

 

We will again receive a percentage of the 17th annual Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation $1 million dollar donation to anti-hunger agencies. The more we collect, the higher our percentage will be! We can report $1 for each food item collected!

 

Hundreds of volunteers from the Central Illinois area will canvas area neighborhoods for the door-to-door collection on March 8th. This will take place in neighborhoods in Peoria, Bartonville, Princeville, Creve Coeur, Pekin, Chillicothe, Lacon, East Peoria, and Morton. Volunteers will meet at University United Methodist Church (2818 N University) in Peoria to obtain name tags, bags, and maps. Other kick-off areas include Bartonville Christian Church, Creve Coeur Christian Church, and First Assembly of God Church in Chillicothe. To volunteer to help collect food, contact Pepper Bauer at the phone number or email listed above.

 

We are counting on you to help us help our neighbors in need!

YMCA Camp Benson Meet the Staff Day & Fundraiser Kick-off (Sun. Mar 8, 2015 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Get the scoop on summer camp 2015. Bring your questions, ideas, concerns, and most of all, your camper to the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA!

 

You'll have the opportunity to meet with Cory Harrison, YMCA Camp Benson's Director, along with other staff members and campers.  Learn about the ways to reduce your camp costs including the start of a NEW fundraiser. Start raising funds on March 8th or anytime afterward, just stop by the Y to get started.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (Sun. Mar 8, 2015 6:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield will be conducting a nine-week class utilizing Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University course.

 

This class begins Sunday, January 18, 2015 and meets weekly.

 

Topics to be covered include managing your money, getting out of debt, and saving for college and/or retirement.

 

Register online at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home; the fee is $93 + shipping for the complete Financial Peace University kit that includes Dave Ramsey's book "The Complete Guide to Money," a nine-CD set that reinforces each weekly lesson, a progress chart, and a workbook.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Mar 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

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


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

Mon. Mar 9, 2015

Kids Klub-Come Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday (Mon. Mar 9, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Come one, come all. A Seuss party that’s sure to be a ball. Thing One and Thing Two will roll in with fun games and crafts for y’all! All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! FREE birthday treats and favors!

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Mar 9, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

Standing Up: What Is Your Life Worth? (Mon. Mar 9, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

"Standing Up: What Is Your Life Worth?" is the first public event hosted by the Life Worth Association. In an effort to raise awareness of teenage fatality, the event will be expertly guided by dynamic speakers, powerful testimonies, and the feature of a brand new documentary, "Jenny Fandel: From behind the desk." There will also be an art exhibit featuring the work of Cassie Calhoun.

 

This is a FREE event, and the first 100 people to arrive will receive a free download of Jenny Fandel's debut song, "Meant For Me To Meet You"! The event is perfect for high schoolers, youth groups leaders and parents.

 

Tickets are limited, so reserve yours at the website listed above today!

Tue. Mar 10, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Mar 10, 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.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Mar 10, 2015 6:30 pm)

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

GriefShare Grief Recovery Program (Tue. Mar 10, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group built around three components: video seminar, a support group and a 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.

 

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

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Mar 10, 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. Mar 11, 2015

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Wed. Mar 11, 2015 8:00 am)

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

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

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

Collecting soda tabs for SCS 8th grade (Wed. Mar 11, 2015 12:00 pm)

The 8th grade class at Springfield Christian School is collecting soda tabs as a holocaust project. We want to get a better visual on just a SMALL number of the Jewish lives that were lost. Our class chose a country (Czechoslovakia) which had 277,000 Jewish deaths in it during the times of the Holocaust. So our goal is to collect 277,000 soda/ soup can tabs anytime from now until the end of April. When we are done with these tabs we will donate them to the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Illinois. The Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to live (free of charge) if they have children in the hospital for an extended period of time.

Financial Peace University (Wed. Mar 11, 2015 6:00 pm)

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!

Lenten Service (Wed. Mar 11, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield will conduct its midweek Lenten Service.

Thu. Mar 12, 2015

Point of Change- Get Warmer (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

When a church is covered in the warmth of our God's presence and favor, there is no room for cold. Since Point of Change began in 2012, we praise His name that we have enjoyed the glow and grace of His protection and power, and...we're hungry for more. So, as we continue observing our overarching principle "Nothing without Prayer", we would love to share the details of the RE-vision for our new prayer initiative.

Hearts at Home National Conference--Thursday Night Expo (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Hearts at Home is excited to host an Open House in the Exposition Hall at Bone Student Center on the campus of Illinois State University on Thursday, March 12 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. This is FREE and open to the public. It will feature shopping, giveaways, and opportunities to meet some of the speakers. It’s also a great opportunity for moms who are already registered to pick up their conference bags. Walk up registration will be open throughout the event.

Ladies Bible Study (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Bring a snack and join the ladies of Dayton Avenue Baptist Church as we learn how we can go "From Fear to Faith" by Gail Dudley.  This is an audio of one of the sessions from Iron Sharpens Iron for Women event held in Davenport, IA in October 2014.

CPR: Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

DivorceCare and DC4Kids at Grace in Morton (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

DivorceCare is a 13-week Bible based DVDs and support group series to help heal and give hope from the pain of separation and/or divorce.  Light dinner and snacks offered. Male and female facilitators. A safe place to share. No cost.  Can join at any time.

 

If you have children ages  to 12, we are offering DC4K (Divorce Care for kids). It's a great program to help them heal and understand. As a parent, you will be able to share with them as you learn too. Information is in the parent book to follow what your child is learning.

 

Join us at Grace Church in Morton. Call Linda or Grace Church with questions. If bringing children, please call ahead so we can have the materials ready! Thanks!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

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

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

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

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

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Open Volleyball (Thu. Mar 12, 2015 7:00 pm)

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

Fri. Mar 13, 2015

Hearts at Home National Conference (Fri. Mar 13, 2015 8:30 am - 6:00 pm)

More than 7,500 women are anticipated to attend "WOW MOM! Unleash your superpower!," the 2015 Hearts at Home National Conference, on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.

 

The conference features over 30 workshops, inspirational main session speakers, and a broad scope of resources, all designed to help every mother EMBRACE and UNLEASH the combination of talents and qualities the make up their own unique “superpowers.”

 

The main sessions feature key note speakers Dr. Gary Chapman and Lysa TerKeurst. Dr. Gary Chapman is an expert on improving or healing our more important relationships. His own life experience, plus over 35 years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish the Love Language series.

 

Inspiring author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and is a New York Times bestselling author. As a speaker, she encourages women to love who they are right now and live life as an adventure of faith!

 

Seriously funny guy Ken Davis is this year’s guest for Moms' Night Out, the ultimate girls’ night out! A Hearts at Home favorite, a mixture of side-splitting humor and his powerful insights on living fully alive have inspired audiences around the world.

 

Best Value Registration ends February 18th. Late registration is available (space permitting) up to the event dates. Conference pricing increases by $30 if you register late. Pricing:

  • $98 for one day or $150 for two days before February 18th
  • $15 for a Moms' Night Out ticket, with conference registration
  • $20 for a Moms' Night Out ticket, without conference registration 

 

You can register online at the above link.

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Fri. Mar 13, 2015 5:00 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.

 


For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

20th Annual Normal West Jazz Night (Fri. Mar 13, 2015 5:30 pm)

Normal West is hosting the 20th Annual Normal West Jazz Night. There will be a silent auction with almost 100 items as well as concessions. 

 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and children under 5 are free.

 

For more information or to see a list of performers, please visit the website above.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Mar 13, 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.

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Fri. Mar 13, 2015 9:30 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.

 


For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

Sat. Mar 14, 2015

WEE-CYCLE KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

You are invited to the Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale.

 

There will be kids clothing, games, toys, baby gear, maternity, and a bake sale fundraiser to support St. John’s Lutheran Preschool. Admission is $1.

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 8:00 am)

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

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

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

REVIVE! Wellness Day (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Revive!, a one-day conference to energize, empower, and ignite your life. Do you want to:

  • Find that energy you seem to have lost?
  • Find balance and take control of your own life?
  • Lose that weight and keep it off?
  • Incorporate good nutrition in every day of your life?

Join us, and you will. This event will help you find whole-person wellness and reinforce not just physical health, but Total Health!

 

What to Expect:

  • Practical tips to healthy living
  • Spiritual inspiration to feed your soul
  • Delicious healthy food
  • Fun and fellowship

 

Bonus Boot Camp at 7:00 a.m. with options for every fitness level.

 

Speakers:

- Vicki Heath - National Director and author of "Don't Quit Get Fit!"

- Helen Baratta - Blessed Big Loser, Regional Leader, & Event Director

- Becky Bergner - Networking Leader for Illinois & Missouri

- Lisa Rigoni - Networking Leader for Illinois & Missouri, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer/Specialist in Fitness Nutrition

 

Questions please contact: Becky Bergner

 

Cost: includes lunch, snacks, materials, and activities

$44.00 -- discount until midnight on 2/20/2015

$55.00 -- online registration after 2/20/2015

$66.00 -- registration day of the event

 

Group Discount $39.00 -- discount for groups over 10 registered before February 20th.

 

Please help us to plan for you by registering early.

 

Spread the word!

 

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites

2300 Chuckwagon Drive

Springfield, IL 62711

(217) 793-7670

$99.00

Ask for First Place 4 Health block of rooms

Prayer Rally 2015 (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 9:00 am - 6:45 pm)

Le Roy Christian Church welcomes international speaker, author, and Harvest Prayer Ministries President Dave Butts as featured speaker at our 2015 Prayer Rally.

 

Dave will speak about the importance of prayer in our everyday lives and in the church while addressing questions about why the church needs prayer, how we pray, and the elements of prayer.

 

The schedule is as follows:

9:00 a.m. Light breakfast

9:45 a.m. First Speaking Session

11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00-5:30 p.m. Sessions

5:30 p.m. Banquet supper

6:45 p.m. Closing program

We encourage you to come to as many sessions as you would like.

 

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended but not required at the phone number or e-mail address provided above.

Hearts at Home National Conference (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 10:30 am - 3:40 pm)

More than 7,500 women are anticipated to attend "WOW MOM! Unleash your superpower!," the 2015 Hearts at Home National Conference, on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.

 

The conference features over 30 workshops, inspirational main session speakers, and a broad scope of resources, all designed to help every mother EMBRACE and UNLEASH the combination of talents and qualities the make up their own unique “superpowers.”

 

The main sessions feature key note speakers Dr. Gary Chapman and Lysa TerKeurst. Dr. Gary Chapman is an expert on improving or healing our more important relationships. His own life experience, plus over 35 years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish the Love Language series.

 

Inspiring author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and is a New York Times bestselling author. As a speaker, she encourages women to love who they are right now and live life as an adventure of faith!

 

Seriously funny guy Ken Davis is this year’s guest for Moms' Night Out, the ultimate girls’ night out! A Hearts at Home favorite, a mixture of side-splitting humor and his powerful insights on living fully alive have inspired audiences around the world.

 

Best Value Registration ends February 18th. Late registration is available (space permitting) up to the event dates. Conference pricing increases by $30 if you register late. Pricing:

  • $98 for one day or $150 for two days before February 18th
  • $15 for a Moms' Night Out ticket, with conference registration
  • $20 for a Moms' Night Out ticket, without conference registration 

 

You can register online at the above link.

Wild Game Night (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 5:30 pm)

The 6th annual Wild Game Night is back! Ralph Duren, an Ozark story teller and hunter-outdoor enthusiast, will be presenting the program.  Ralph has been featured nationally on such programs as the Tonight Show and the Today Show. 

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:00 p.m. This free family event will also share some wonderful door prizes.

 

Donations made during the evening will go to Lake Springfield Christian Assembly, summer youth camp and year round retreat center.

Legacy Five in Concert (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Legacy Five will be in concert! Make plans to join us for this wonderful night of Christian music!

 

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Tickets can be purchased at the church office.

 

More information can be found at the website above.

Men's Accountability Group & Chess Competition Fellowship (Sat. Mar 14, 2015 6:30 pm)

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

Sun. Mar 15, 2015

Youth 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (Sun. Mar 15, 2015 9:00 am)

Grab some friends and get ready for a fun day of basketball!  This is a double elimination tournament guarantees each team at least two game.

 

Players will register as a team with a maximum of 4 players on the roster.  Teams can be co-ed or all boys or all girls.  Three divisions are available - Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 and Grades 5-6. The games will start at 9:00 a.m. and run as long as needed. 

 

Registration is $50 per team and covers games, referees, and awards. Registration ends March 7th.

 

Please contact Andy Thornton at the phone number or e-mail address above with questions.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class (Sun. Mar 15, 2015 12:00 pm)

Looking for employment opportunities? Get your lifeguard certification!  The American Red Cross lifeguarding course is designed to teach you all the necessary skills to be a successful lifeguard.

 

Learn the various rescue skills, Professional CPR, First Aid and how to handle life threatening emergencies.  In this class you will receive America Red Cross lifeguarding, American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and American Red Cross First Aid certifications.

 

Class runs March 8th – 29th at various times, which will be displayed at the front desk. The fee for Y members $180 and $270 for non-members.  A partial reimbursement may be available for those who become employed by the YMCA.

 

Questions may be directed to Deb Mortonson at the phone number or e-mail address listed above. 

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Sun. Mar 15, 2015 12:00 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.


For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (Sun. Mar 15, 2015 6:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield will be conducting a nine-week class utilizing Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University course.

 

This class begins Sunday, January 18, 2015 and meets weekly.

 

Topics to be covered include managing your money, getting out of debt, and saving for college and/or retirement.

 

Register online at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home; the fee is $93 + shipping for the complete Financial Peace University kit that includes Dave Ramsey's book "The Complete Guide to Money," a nine-CD set that reinforces each weekly lesson, a progress chart, and a workbook.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Mar 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

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


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

Rockfest Featuring Disciple, Decyfer Down, Seventh Day Slumber and Nine Lashes (Sun. Mar 15, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Calling all fans of Christian rock music! Disciple, Decyfer Down, Seventh Day Slumber and Nine Lashes will be rocking out at First Christian Church of Monmouth. These big name bands in a small venue is a recipe for an incredible time!

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. All this fun for only $10 at the door. Seating is limited so arrive early and don't miss out!

 

Please contact the church office at the phone number or e-mail address above for more information.

Tue. Mar 17, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Mar 17, 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. Mar 17, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join After Five Christian Women's Club for a dinner and presentation! Donna Fedor will be speaking on "The Power of Prayer," accompanied by Dennis Neff's Sounds of the Irish.

 

The cost is $15.00 and it is requested that reservations be made by Saturday, March 14.

 

Please call Ann at the phone number above to register or if you have questions.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Mar 17, 2015 6:30 pm)

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

GriefShare Grief Recovery Program (Tue. Mar 17, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group built around three components: video seminar, a support group and a 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.

 

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

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Mar 17, 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. Mar 18, 2015

2015 Men's Lenten Breakfast (Wed. Mar 18, 2015 6:00 am - 7:30 am)

Tickets are available for the 62nd Annual Men’s Lenten Breakfast! The goal of the event is simple:  to plan a breakfast for Christian men of the community, by Christian men of the community, encouraging attendees to take a friend, be inspired, and leave the breakfast a changed man.

 

Al Harris, Coach for SF 49ers, Pass Rush Specialist, former NFL Defensive Great, All-American at Arizona State University, and Motivational Speaker will speak on ‘The Dehydrated Warrior.’ 

 

 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Scholarships are available.  Call Jan Godbey at the phone number above or visit the website listed above for more information.

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Wed. Mar 18, 2015 8:00 am)

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

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

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

Springfield Christian Women's Connection (CWC) March Luncheon (Wed. Mar 18, 2015 11:00 am - 12:45 pm)

You are invited to the "Expressions of Love" luncheon. Roses: The Language of Love will feature Bonnie Duffy. She will demonstrate how to make cupcakes that look like roses blooming in a flowerpot. Love Makes the World Go 'Round Speaker is Karilyn Eastvold. She will talk on "Getting Off the Merry-Go-Round of Worry" and how to receive and give forgiveness.

 

The cost to attend is $15. For more information, please call Debbie at the phone number above or e-mail Kay at the e-mail address above.

Financial Peace University (Wed. Mar 18, 2015 6:00 pm)

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!

Mid-week Lenten Service (Wed. Mar 18, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield will host its mid-week Lenten Service.

Thu. Mar 19, 2015

Our Savior's Pizza with PTL and Preview Night (Thu. Mar 19, 2015 5:30 pm)

Come see us and see what Our Savior's has to offer your child. You may contact us at the phone number above. To learn more about our school, you may also view our website through the above link.

CPR: Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. Mar 19, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

DivorceCare and DC4Kids at Grace in Morton (Thu. Mar 19, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

DivorceCare is a 13-week Bible based DVDs and support group series to help heal and give hope from the pain of separation and/or divorce.  Light dinner and snacks offered. Male and female facilitators. A safe place to share. No cost.  Can join at any time.

 

If you have children ages  to 12, we are offering DC4K (Divorce Care for kids). It's a great program to help them heal and understand. As a parent, you will be able to share with them as you learn too. Information is in the parent book to follow what your child is learning.

 

Join us at Grace Church in Morton. Call Linda or Grace Church with questions. If bringing children, please call ahead so we can have the materials ready! Thanks!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Mar 19, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

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

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

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

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

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Mar 19, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Mar 20, 2015

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 5:00 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.


For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

GCS Auction & Fiesta (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Food & Kid Activities, Silent Auction, Live Auction, $50,000 Raffle Chance! We'll pick up & you pick 'til you win!

 

For a $10 raffle ticket, your name could be drawn to win: $500 Carnival Cruise Voucher, $1000 Hy-Vee Gift Card or $50,000!! Winner for the drawing must be present to win the opportunity to make prize bag selections.

 

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

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Mar 20, 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.

Springfield High School Swing into Spring (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Springfield High School’s Music Program invites the public to attend its “Swing Into Spring Music Extravaganza and Talent Show." The SHS Jazz Bands will perform, along with jazz bands from Franklin Middle School, Iles and Lincoln Magnet School. Individual talent from all schools will also be showcased.

 

Admission is $5 per person or $12 per family. A basket raffle with drawings for winners will conclude the evening. Proceeds from this event will be used to offset transportation costs to Walt Disney World this November where the SHS band was selected to march down Main Street USA and perform in Disney’s Thanksgiving Parade of Bands on Thanksgiving Day 2015.

 

Questions? Contact Tracey Wobig, SHS Band Parent Association President, at the e-mail address listed above.

Heartseekers Women's Weekend Retreat (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 6:00 pm)

The 21st annual Heartseekers Women’s Weekend Retreat will feature speaker Lisa Harper, a gifted communicator and author of 10 books.  Lisa previously served as Director of Women’s Ministries for Focus on the Family, and has been a featured speaker on the Women of Faith tours and at many multi-denominational events.  

 

Worship will be led by Christian Music Artist, Laura Cooksey.  Laura has appeared on TBN and has provided backing vocals on several award-winning albums, and to sang with numerous recording artists, including Mandisa, Natalie Grant, and Nicole C. Mullen.

 

Early Bird registration is available through March 1.  For more information, contact Heartseekers at the e-mail address above or visit us on Facebook at the website above.

    

 *Early Bird:  Weekend Retreat - $45 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert);  Friday Only - $25 (includes dessert);  Saturday Only - $30

 

Registration - After March 1, 2014  -  Weekend Retreat - $55 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert); Friday Only - $30.00 [includes dessert]; Saturday Only - $35.00

 

*Special Rates For Teens 13-18

Teens age 13-18 can attend the event for a flat rate of $20 with a paid adult registration. (Includes Friday only, Saturday only, or entire Weekend registrations.)

 

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Mar 20, 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 required.  The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs.  Therefore, we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.

Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 6:30 pm - Sun. Mar 22, 2015 4:00 pm)

Marriage Encounter is a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon weekend away for couples who want to take their marriage from good to great. It’s not a retreat; it’s not a seminar. It’s one of a kind—just like your marriage.

 

Here, in a comfortable, secluded environment, expertly trained couples guide you through carefully honed, dynamic communication techniques that open up discussions about money, family, sex, and God.

 

A nonrefundable registration fee of only $75 per couple reserves your place at a Marriage Encounter weekend. Marriage Encounter covers your meals and hotel, and that low cost helps us welcome couples from any walk of life.

 

At the end of the weekend, you’ll have an opportunity to give other couples the chance to change their lives—just like you have.

 

To register, please fill out the registration form on the website above. Questions can be directed to Ken or Lori at the phone number above.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 7:00 pm)

Rachel's Vineyard is a weekend retreat for women and men struggling with the psychological and spiritual pain of abortion.  The weekend retreat is designed to offer a completely confidential setting that fosters the opportunity for healing.

 

The retreat will take place March 20-22.

 

Please visit the website above for more information.

United Marriage Encounter (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 7:30 pm - Sun. Mar 22, 2015 7:30 pm)

United Marriage Encounter is a 48-hour experience to deepen & strengthen your marriage. 

 

Usually the registration fee is $80, but if registration is received on or before Feb 14, 2015, the fee will be $60.00.  Everyone wins when a marriage gets better!

 

See the website listed above for more details or to register.

 

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 9:30 pm)

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ BIGGEST fundraiser, raising money for the children in Sangamon County. The money raised supports our mentoring programs and current matches and helps recruit, screen, train and support new matches. As a bowler, you are helping us raise much needed funds to keep providing positive, adult mentors to children in need of a positive adult influence. To say thank you for your efforts and support, we provide you with free bowling, free food, free drinks*, entertainment and prizes. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a huge party for all our bowlers! *Must have minimum of $130 in pledges to receive drink tickets

 

What is the role of the Team Captain?

The Team Captain’s role is to distribute the pledge brochures to all members of the bowling team and inform them that this is a fundraiser to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The team captain is responsible for sending in the team roster with the names of all the bowlers and the date and time to bowl, as well as encourage everyone on the team to raise the minimum $130 per person.

 

What if I or my team members do not raise $130 in pledges?

There is not a required amount of money to bowl, but we encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $130 or a team goal of $650. Since this is a fundraiser, we want to raise as much money as possible to maximize our profits from the event. It does cost BBBS money to put on BFKS. It’s easier than you might think! If you ask 13 people to donate $10 or 7 people to donate $20, you’ve reached your goal! Once you raise $130 in pledges, you are eligible to win great prizes!

 

What if I forget my pledge sheet the day of the event?

If you and your team members have collected pledges but forget to bring the pledge sheet(s) with you the day you bowl, we will give you an envelope and ask that you mail in your pledge sheet the following week. If you or your team members have not collected any pledges, we will require that you pledge yourself and have you fill out a pledge sheet at the door. While we want as many bowlers as possible, we also want to raise as much money as possible.

 

Please do not register to bowl if you are not willing to help raise money.

 

How many people can I have on my team?

We would like for every team to have 5 or 6 people, which includes the team captain. However, we will allow a team of 4 bowlers. We try to have everyone bowl in an hour time frame, and more than 6 people can take longer to finish the game. If you have fewer than 4 people on a team, we might add people to your team if lanes are full.

 

Do I have to collect the money myself?

No. Big Brothers Big Sisters will send out invoices to everyone on your pledge sheet, so you do not have to worry about collecting money. Please make sure the person’s name and address are completely filled out and legible. If you want to or do collect any money, please bring it with you the day you bowl. All donations are tax-deductible. Checks can be made out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can also make pledges online.


For more information, or to register a team, click on the Web site link at the top.

Sat. Mar 21, 2015

Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 6:30 pm - Sun. Mar 22, 2015 4:00 pm)

Marriage Encounter is a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon weekend away for couples who want to take their marriage from good to great. It’s not a retreat; it’s not a seminar. It’s one of a kind—just like your marriage.

 

Here, in a comfortable, secluded environment, expertly trained couples guide you through carefully honed, dynamic communication techniques that open up discussions about money, family, sex, and God.

 

A nonrefundable registration fee of only $75 per couple reserves your place at a Marriage Encounter weekend. Marriage Encounter covers your meals and hotel, and that low cost helps us welcome couples from any walk of life.

 

At the end of the weekend, you’ll have an opportunity to give other couples the chance to change their lives—just like you have.

 

To register, please fill out the registration form on the website above. Questions can be directed to Ken or Lori at the phone number above.

United Marriage Encounter (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 7:30 pm - Sun. Mar 22, 2015 7:30 pm)

United Marriage Encounter is a 48-hour experience to deepen & strengthen your marriage. 

 

Usually the registration fee is $80, but if registration is received on or before Feb 14, 2015, the fee will be $60.00.  Everyone wins when a marriage gets better!

 

See the website listed above for more details or to register.

 

Springfield Iron Sharpens Iron (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 7:00 am - 4:55 pm)

Iron Sharpens Iron is a national one-day equipping conference for men ages 13-55+, hosted by Relevant Practical Ministry for Men. 

 

Keynote speakers include Jonathan Evans, former NFL fullback, and Dr. John Bryson, founder of a multicultural church and board member of Acts29.

 

Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. Visit the website above to register and see the full list of seminars offered.

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 8:00 am)

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

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

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

Indoor Farmers' Market (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 10:00 am)

The Downtown Bloomington Association Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market offering a wide array of farm products — including vegetables, fruits, cheeses, pork, beef, free-range poultry and eggs, flowers, plants, herbs, and more grown and produced by the individual selling these items!

Shop For A Cure Vendor Fair (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

What if there was a way to enjoy a day of shopping and help to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes? Well, luckily there is!

 

Jay Walker's JDRF team and the Clover Patch Kids 4-H Club invite you to help us fight Type 1 Diabetes. We've got 30 vendors, a HUGE bake sale, a raffle, and a Kid's Craft table so they can play while YOU shop!

 

Admission is free and there's something for EVERYONE! Just look at these vendors we have lined up:  AdvoCare, All'asta, Avon, Blocks by Chas, DoTerra, Keep Collective, Lollipop Guild Confectionery, Mary Kay, Norwex, Origami Owl, Paisley Lane Soaps and More, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh, Pieceful Pillowcases, Premier Designs , Pretty Papers, Purple, Qluvsyababy, Random Hand Crafts, Scentsy, Silpada, Skin So Sweet Scrubs, Sophie's Corner, Stella and Do, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Gifts, Tupperware, Usborne, Velata, and West Custom Boards

Junior League of Springfield's Kids in the Kitchen (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Junior League of Springfield invites area children and their families to attend the Kids in the Kitchen event. Various fun and educational activities are planned for children from kindergarten to 5th grade, including cooking and fitness activities. And it's FREE!!

 

Visit the website above to register online or to download the registration form.

Heartseekers Women's Weekend Retreat (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 6:00 pm - Sun. Mar 22, 2015 3:30 pm)

The 21st annual Heartseekers Women’s Weekend Retreat will feature speaker Lisa Harper, a gifted communicator and author of 10 books.  Lisa previously served as Director of Women’s Ministries for Focus on the Family, and has been a featured speaker on the Women of Faith tours and at many multi-denominational events.  

 

Worship will be led by Christian Music Artist, Laura Cooksey.  Laura has appeared on TBN and has provided backing vocals on several award-winning albums, and to sang with numerous recording artists, including Mandisa, Natalie Grant, and Nicole C. Mullen.

 

Early Bird registration is available through March 1.  For more information, contact Heartseekers at the e-mail address above or visit us on Facebook at the website above.

    

 *Early Bird:  Weekend Retreat - $45 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert);  Friday Only - $25 (includes dessert);  Saturday Only - $30

 

Registration - After March 1, 2014  -  Weekend Retreat - $55 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert); Friday Only - $30.00 [includes dessert]; Saturday Only - $35.00

 

*Special Rates For Teens 13-18

Teens age 13-18 can attend the event for a flat rate of $20 with a paid adult registration. (Includes Friday only, Saturday only, or entire Weekend registrations.)

 

I'm Not What I Did Gospel Stage Play (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 7:00 pm)

I'm Not What I Did is the heart warming story of Joseph Jackson, a man whose life has been transformed by the power of God, but has to come to grip with his past. The story causes him to come face-to-face with his three children who he left behind and refused to take responsibility for.

 

The All Star cast includes Crystal Rucker, Candy West, Amber Bullock, and Michael Lampkin along with writers Cedric Shannon Rives and Notrice Banner.

Sun. Mar 22, 2015

Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 6:30 pm - Sun. Mar 22, 2015 4:00 pm)

Marriage Encounter is a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon weekend away for couples who want to take their marriage from good to great. It’s not a retreat; it’s not a seminar. It’s one of a kind—just like your marriage.

 

Here, in a comfortable, secluded environment, expertly trained couples guide you through carefully honed, dynamic communication techniques that open up discussions about money, family, sex, and God.

 

A nonrefundable registration fee of only $75 per couple reserves your place at a Marriage Encounter weekend. Marriage Encounter covers your meals and hotel, and that low cost helps us welcome couples from any walk of life.

 

At the end of the weekend, you’ll have an opportunity to give other couples the chance to change their lives—just like you have.

 

To register, please fill out the registration form on the website above. Questions can be directed to Ken or Lori at the phone number above.

United Marriage Encounter (Fri. Mar 20, 2015 7:30 pm - Sun. Mar 22, 2015 7:30 pm)

United Marriage Encounter is a 48-hour experience to deepen & strengthen your marriage. 

 

Usually the registration fee is $80, but if registration is received on or before Feb 14, 2015, the fee will be $60.00.  Everyone wins when a marriage gets better!

 

See the website listed above for more details or to register.

 

Heartseekers Women's Weekend Retreat (Sat. Mar 21, 2015 6:00 pm - Sun. Mar 22, 2015 3:30 pm)

The 21st annual Heartseekers Women’s Weekend Retreat will feature speaker Lisa Harper, a gifted communicator and author of 10 books.  Lisa previously served as Director of Women’s Ministries for Focus on the Family, and has been a featured speaker on the Women of Faith tours and at many multi-denominational events.  

 

Worship will be led by Christian Music Artist, Laura Cooksey.  Laura has appeared on TBN and has provided backing vocals on several award-winning albums, and to sang with numerous recording artists, including Mandisa, Natalie Grant, and Nicole C. Mullen.

 

Early Bird registration is available through March 1.  For more information, contact Heartseekers at the e-mail address above or visit us on Facebook at the website above.

    

 *Early Bird:  Weekend Retreat - $45 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert);  Friday Only - $25 (includes dessert);  Saturday Only - $30

 

Registration - After March 1, 2014  -  Weekend Retreat - $55 - Fri. & Sat. (includes Fri. dessert); Friday Only - $30.00 [includes dessert]; Saturday Only - $35.00

 

*Special Rates For Teens 13-18

Teens age 13-18 can attend the event for a flat rate of $20 with a paid adult registration. (Includes Friday only, Saturday only, or entire Weekend registrations.)

 

MSBL Play It Forward Fundraiser (Sun. Mar 22, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

The MSBL (Men's Sunday Basketball League) will be hosting a day-long fundraising event. 100% of all the proceeds will be given to the Peoria High Athletic Dept. and the 1st Annual MSBL scholarship will be awarded to a Peoria High student in good academic standing who will be attending college during the fall of 2015.

 

A total of 7 competitive basketball games will be played that day with the 1st game starting at 9:00 a.m. and the last game starting at 4:30 p.m. 

 

Admission is free to the public. There will also be special guest appearances by Diamond Elite Dance Team and the Runway Assassins, both are groups of local youths who perform competitive majorette dancing and modeling respectively.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class (Sun. Mar 22, 2015 12:00 pm)

Looking for employment opportunities? Get your lifeguard certification!  The American Red Cross lifeguarding course is designed to teach you all the necessary skills to be a successful lifeguard.

 

Learn the various rescue skills, Professional CPR, First Aid and how to handle life threatening emergencies.  In this class you will receive America Red Cross lifeguarding, American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and American Red Cross First Aid certifications.

 

Class runs March 8th – 29th at various times, which will be displayed at the front desk. The fee for Y members $180 and $270 for non-members.  A partial reimbursement may be available for those who become employed by the YMCA.

 

Questions may be directed to Deb Mortonson at the phone number or e-mail address listed above. 

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Mar 22, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

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


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

Mon. Mar 23, 2015

Kids Klub-Camping, Navigation, & Survival Bracelets (Mon. Mar 23, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Join SCHEELS and BSA to learn all about camping, basic navigations and how to make a survival bracelet. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register win some GREAT PRIZES!!

Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet (Mon. Mar 23, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Please join us for our Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet! Former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Andy Benes will be presenting. 

 

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. The banquet is our primary means of raising support for our ministry.

 

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the banquet starts at 6:00 p.m.  For more information or to register, please visit the website above.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University Preview Night (Mon. Mar 23, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

The First Christian Church in Jacksonville invites you to join them for a Financial Peace University "preview night." Classes begin Monday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. and the study lasts 9 weeks. The cost for the packet is $100.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office at the phone number above.

Tue. Mar 24, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Mar 24, 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.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Mar 24, 2015 6:30 pm)

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

GriefShare Grief Recovery Program (Tue. Mar 24, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group built around three components: video seminar, a support group and a 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.

 

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

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Mar 24, 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. Mar 25, 2015

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Wed. Mar 25, 2015 8:00 am)

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

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

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

Mid-week Lenten Dinner and Service (Wed. Mar 25, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield will host its Wednesday night Lenten Service.

 

Prior to the service, Trinity Ladies Aid will host a soup and dessert dinner beginning at 5:30 until service time at 6:30 p.m.  All proceeds from the dinner will benefit mission projects supported by Ladies Aid.

Financial Peace University (Wed. Mar 25, 2015 6:00 pm)

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!

Thu. Mar 26, 2015

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Mar 26, 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.

CPR: Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

DivorceCare and DC4Kids at Grace in Morton (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

DivorceCare is a 13-week Bible based DVDs and support group series to help heal and give hope from the pain of separation and/or divorce.  Light dinner and snacks offered. Male and female facilitators. A safe place to share. No cost.  Can join at any time.

 

If you have children ages  to 12, we are offering DC4K (Divorce Care for kids). It's a great program to help them heal and understand. As a parent, you will be able to share with them as you learn too. Information is in the parent book to follow what your child is learning.

 

Join us at Grace Church in Morton. Call Linda or Grace Church with questions. If bringing children, please call ahead so we can have the materials ready! Thanks!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

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

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

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

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

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Tim Hawkins LIVE (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 7:00 pm)

Come see Tim Hawkins LIVE with special guest, John Branyan! They will perform a funny comedy and music show that caters to the entire family.

 

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Tickets can be purchased at the website above.

Fri. Mar 27, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt in the Pool (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm)

Try a new way of hunting Easter Eggs. You’ll enjoy the challenge of looking for eggs in the pool. There will be prizes for the eggs you find, so “hop” on in.

 

FREE for Y members and $5 per family for non-members.

 

Times:

5:15 p.m.  3-4 Year olds (This age category must be accompanied in the pool by an adult)

5:45 p.m.  5-6 Year olds (This age category must be accompanied in the pool by an adult)

6:15 p.m.  7-8 Year olds

6:45 p.m.   9-10 Year olds

 

For more information, please contact Deb Mortonson at the phone number or e-mail address above.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Mar 27, 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.

Weekend to Remember (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm)

FamilyLife’s “Weekend to Remember” is a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples.The Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the long-term as well. 

 

Hear the results of more than three decades of biblical research on what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. This is an incredible way to escape from your daily routine, learn to connect with your spouse more intimately, and understand God's blueprints for a wonderful marriage.

 

The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

 

Check-in on Friday starts at at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

Sat. Mar 28, 2015

Weekend to Remember (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm)

FamilyLife’s “Weekend to Remember” is a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples.The Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the long-term as well. 

 

Hear the results of more than three decades of biblical research on what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. This is an incredible way to escape from your daily routine, learn to connect with your spouse more intimately, and understand God's blueprints for a wonderful marriage.

 

The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

 

Check-in on Friday starts at at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

Peoria Mothers of Twins Clothing and Equipment Sale (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

There is 18,000 sq. ft. of infant and children's clothing (sizes preemie to 10/12), strollers, car seats, toys, books, shoes, nursery decorations, bibs, blankets, maternity clothing, diaper bags, and MUCH more!

 

This sale is open to the public--bring your friends and neighbors! We accept cash and all major credit and debit cards.

 

Admission is $1.00. Text @pmotsale to 23559 to receive a "get in free" coupon.

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am)

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

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

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

Easter Shopping EGGstravaganza craft & vendor fair (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church & School is hosting an Easter Shopping EGGstravaganza craft & vendor fair.

 

There will be over 50 handmade crafters, direct sales vendors, a silent auction, a bake sale and a book sale.  This is the perfect opportunity for your Easter shopping or early Mother's Day gift-giving.

 

For more information or a complete list of vendors, please visit the website above.

First-Time Home Buyer Workshop (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

You're invited to a First-Time Home Buyer Workshop! At this free home buyer workshop, we will help you navigate the home buying process from start to finish - from finding a lender to closing on your new home.

 

Topics will include: reviewing your financial picture, looking for a home, getting a loan, negotiating a contract, having inspections, and even the pluses and minuses of buying a foreclosure.

 

There will be time for questions and copies of The House Hunt: A Guide to Buying Your First House will be available.

 

Please register in advance at www.HomewardGroup.com or by calling the phone number above.

Redeemer Lutheran Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool and Childcare will be hosting a community wide Easter Egg Hunt.

 

Children ages 0-10 are welcome to participate! There will be drawings for prizes immediately following the older children's hunt!

SQUAWK the Show! (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

A family friendly entertainment show featuring the talents of amazing macaws, amazons, a conure, and one kooky Cockatoo!  This show has performed on "America's Got Talent", Animal Planet's "Pet Talent" and David Letterman!

 

SQUAWK the Show will appeal to all ages, especially pet lovers!  There will also be a 5:00 p.m. show.

 

Tickets are just $15 at the website listed above. A portion of ticket sales benefit IVC Band Boosters organization.  

 

SQUAWK the Show! (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

A family friendly entertainment show featuring the talents of amazing macaws, amazons, a conure, and one kooky Cockatoo!  This show has performed on "America's Got Talent", Animal Planet's "Pet Talent" and David Letterman!  

 

SQUAWK the Show will appeal to all ages, especially pet lovers!  There will also be a 3:00 p.m. show.

 

Tickets are just $15 at the website listed above. A portion of ticket sales benefit IVC Band Boosters organization.  

 

In His Hands Banquet with Mark Shultz (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 5:15 pm)

Join us for our annual Orphan Banquet in of praise what God has done through our ministry this past year, and  to learn about the exciting plans yet on the horizon. And, musical guest Mark Shultz will be there to help us celebrate! 

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website above.

Ivan Parker with Brian Free and Assurance (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Ivan Parker and Brian Free are coming to central Illinois. The two Gold City alumni will be performing a joint concert in Springfield that all music lovers will want to attend.

 

Ivan Parker, known among his peers as “The Voice”, is the premier solo vocalist in southern gospel music today. His golden voice has earned him all the top awards in his field and the love and respect of audiences wherever he performs. Brian Free and his quartet Assurance are among the top practitioners of the art of four-part harmony. Their smooth blend is the result of incredible talent and hard work and is sure to please the most discriminating ear. Ivan and Brian have been close friends since their days as part of the immensely popular Gold City Quartet. That relationship fosters some memorable moments onstage, so come expecting to be blessed and inspired and also to have a lot of fun.

 

For ticket information, call the phone number above or e-mail the contact above.

Senior Jam (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

Sun. Mar 29, 2015

Weekend to Remember (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm)

FamilyLife’s “Weekend to Remember” is a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples.The Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the long-term as well. 

 

Hear the results of more than three decades of biblical research on what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. This is an incredible way to escape from your daily routine, learn to connect with your spouse more intimately, and understand God's blueprints for a wonderful marriage.

 

The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

 

Check-in on Friday starts at at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:00 pm)

Looking for employment opportunities? Get your lifeguard certification!  The American Red Cross lifeguarding course is designed to teach you all the necessary skills to be a successful lifeguard.

 

Learn the various rescue skills, Professional CPR, First Aid and how to handle life threatening emergencies.  In this class you will receive America Red Cross lifeguarding, American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and American Red Cross First Aid certifications.

 

Class runs March 8th – 29th at various times, which will be displayed at the front desk. The fee for Y members $180 and $270 for non-members.  A partial reimbursement may be available for those who become employed by the YMCA.

 

Questions may be directed to Deb Mortonson at the phone number or e-mail address listed above. 

"Jesus Saves" Easter Cantata (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

You are invited to the "Jesus Saves" Easter Cantata! This beautiful concert will feature vocalists and instrumentalists from the Sterling/Rock Falls area. 

 

Fellowship and refreshments will take place after the concert.

Winter Jam 2015 (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Winter Jam 2015 is coming to the Peoria Civic Center!

 

Winter Jam is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music, plus worship and ministry, to encourage believers and share the good news with those who have yet to trust Christ.

 

The concert will feature Francesca Battistelli, Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, For King & Country, Newsong, and Family Force 5. 

 

$10 at the door. No tickets are required.

 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:00 p.m.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Mar 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

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


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

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


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

Tue. Mar 31, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. Mar 31, 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.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 6:30 pm)

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

GriefShare Grief Recovery Program (Tue. Mar 31, 2015 6:30 pm)

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group built around three components: video seminar, a support group and a 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.

 

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

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. Mar 31, 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