Peoria Area

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Enrollment Is Open! (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org
http://www.faithchristianofpekin.org

Faith Baptist Christian School is NOW ENROLLING for the 2017-18 school year! We are a pre-k (3-year old) through 12th grade Christian school with more than 40 years of ministry in the Pekin area. FBCS is dedicated "to partnering with families to provide a Bible-based education focused on academic excellence and spiritual growth."

 

For more information or an application visit our website using the link listed above, or give our office a call at the number also listed above. Appointments for a tour, or an interview with the administrator are available after hours, but please call during regular business hours to arrange them.

The African Children's Choir (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309 693 3641
presto.ls@gmail.com
http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

 

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, and relief and development programs.

The African Children's Choir (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309 693 3641
presto.ls@gmail.com
http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

 

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, and relief and development programs.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gospelfest Ministries Concert (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Delavan United Methodist Church
417 S. Locust Street
Delavan, IL 61734
309-244-8800
delavanumc@sbcglobal.net
http://www.delavanumc.org

Come out to hear Shawn Degenhart and the Gospelfest singers in concert, presented by Gospelfest Ministries. Enjoy inspirational southern gospel music and a hymn song. Refreshments will follow the concert in the church fellowship hall.

 

A free will love offering will also be taken. Hope to see you there! 

Support Brain Tumor Research (Mon. May 1, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
903 W. Jackson St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-222-5065
amanda@marklinderwalkforthemind.org
http://www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org/events-2/fundraisers/

Help support brain tumor research in central IL! Mark Linder Walk for the Mind receives 10% of all food purchased, including the buffet. The Walk for the Mind committee and researchers will be there to serve you! May 1st starts Brain Tumor Awareness Month, so what better way to kick it off.

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Cancer Companions (Mon. May 1, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St John's Sand Prairie Lutheran Church
13443 Townline Rd
Green Valley
309-264-4978
PastorKevin@SandPrairieLutheran.org
http://www.SandPrairieLutheran.org

Do you, or someone you are caring for, have cancer? You are invited to Cancer Companions on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month.

 

For more information, you can call Christie Martis at the phone number above after 5 p.m.

Peaceful Preparation - A discussion on end-of-life issues (Tue. May 2, 2017 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

East Peoria Mennonite Church
125 N Norwood Pl
East Peoria, IL 61611
(217) 202-8386
brian.veeder@everence.com
http://www.everence.com/showitem.aspx?id=12616

April 25 - The Benefits of Planning Well
May 2 - Tame & Wild Dying
May 9 - Advance Care Plan For A Peaceful Departure
May 16 - What To Do With My Body
May 23 - Necessary Family Conversations
May 30 - Making Your Wishes Known

Alpha-Explore the questions of LIFE (Wed. May 3, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-3155
http://www.fumcpekin.org

Do you have unanswered questions about life? Have you “walked across the room” but are not sure what to offer next? Alpha is an 11 week course that introduces Christianity and explores the questions of life.

 

We will begin with a meal, followed by a video and discussion in small groups. For more information, please call the number listed above.

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. May 4, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N State Rte. 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309-243-5025
bcal98@gmail.com
http://peoria.cbsclass.org

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Spring Bazaar (Thu. May 4, 2017 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Unity House of Prayer
815 NE Perry
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 276-9867
unityhouseofprayer@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1284704198265318/

We are welcoming all vendors! There is a $25 set up fee plus a donated item. Tables are $5 and the space available is 10x10. Payment is due by April 30th; after this the fee is $35. Concessions will also be available!

 

For more information, please contact Amy at the number listed above.   

Alpha-Explore the questions of LIFE (Thu. May 4, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-3155
http://www.fumcpekin.org

Do you have unanswered questions about life? Have you “walked across the room” but are not sure what to offer next? Alpha is an 11 week course that introduces Christianity and explores the questions of life.

 

We will begin with a meal, followed by a video and discussion in small groups. For more information, please call the number listed above.

Spring Bazaar (Fri. May 5, 2017 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Unity House of Prayer
815 NE Perry
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 276-9867
unityhouseofprayer@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1284704198265318/

We are welcoming all vendors! There is a $25 set up fee plus a donated item. Tables are $5 and the space available is 10x10. Payment is due by April 30th; after this the fee is $35. Concessions will also be available!

 

For more information, please contact Amy at the number listed above.   

Celebrate Recovery - Imago Dei Church (Fri. May 5, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Imago Dei Church
2221 N. Gale Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
309-863-5127
info@imagodeichurch.org
http://www.imagodeichurch.org/Celebrate-Recovery

This is a 12-step program embracing Jesus Christ as our Higher Power! Learn to overcome life's hurts, hang-ups and habits through the hope of Jesus Christ. The program will begin with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a program of worship and a message with support groups beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

We invite you to join us as we learn to become healthier and happier!

My Soul Among Lions - Free Concert (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church
401 S. Carol Ave.
Morton, IL 61550
309-573-7173
deolexrex@gmail.com

Come out to see My Soul Among Lions perform a free concert! An offering will be taken for the band.

 

Hope to see you there!

Celebrating 35 Years of Music! (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
309-693-6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/concert-dates-and-tickets/

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will conclude its 35th anniversary season with a program that celebrates the power of music and singing, humor, perseverance, and the magnificent American landscape.

 

Songs will include a sing-along medley of popular songs from the early 1900s including Meet Me in St. Louis, Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Carly Simon’s Let the River Run, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, and many others.

 

The Chorale will collaborate with featured soloist Thomas Studebaker on an inspirational setting of The Lord’s Prayer. Tom, a native of Eureka, IL, has established himself as a powerful Heldentenor, having appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London and New York Philharmonics, and opera companies since 1995.

 

The Chorale will also collaborate with the impressive young singers of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus on John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth.

 

Friday night will feature a festival choir of 3rd and 4th grade singers from eight local schools, and Saturday night will feature a post-concert 35th anniversary cake reception sponsored by Lexus of Peoria.

 

You won’t want to miss a moment of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s season finale celebrating 35 years of sharing beautiful and inspirational music with Central Illinois!

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students through college, and $18 for groups of 10+. Tickets are available at the above phone and Web site or at the door.

Takin' Jesus to the Street (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Dunkin' Donuts
1600 N Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-202-6888
g2gpodcast@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/G2GLORY/

Glory to Glory Podcast presents: Takin' Jesus to the Streets! It will start with coffee, fellowship and prayer, and then we will "hit the streets" and share the love of Jesus, and His gospel.

 

Come and join us!

Global 6K for Water (Sat. May 6, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Ignite Church
415 NE St. Mark Ct
Peoria, IL 61603
309-265-6010
baileywilmot@yahoo.com
http://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=7358

Ignite Church will be volunteering with World Vision to bring the Global 6K for Water to Peoria, IL.

 

6K is the average distance children are forced to walk for dirty water each day in Africa. Lack of access to clean water is the #1 preventable cause of death, killing more children than AIDS and malaria combined. Let's walk it (or run if you want to) so they don't have to!

 

Hope to see you there!

Enrollment Is Open! (Sat. May 6, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org
http://www.faithchristianofpekin.org

Faith Baptist Christian School is NOW ENROLLING for the 2017-18 school year! We are a pre-k (3-year old) through 12th grade Christian school with more than 40 years of ministry in the Pekin area. FBCS is dedicated "to partnering with families to provide a Bible-based education focused on academic excellence and spiritual growth."

 

For more information or an application visit our website using the link listed above, or give our office a call at the number also listed above. Appointments for a tour, or an interview with the administrator are available after hours, but please call during regular business hours to arrange them.

Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2017 (Sat. May 6, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lowe's
20 Riverside Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611
5001 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 676-6729 ext. 3
volunteercoordinator@habitatpeoria.org
http://habitatpeoria.org/womenbuild/

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Peoria is hosting another Women Build for 2017!

 

There is another shift from 12 PM until 2 PM as well. There will be food provided for volunteers, and women are welcome to sign up and join Habitat on May 6th!

 

We hope to see you there!