Bloomington Area

Christian Music Festival, Food Pantry and Warm Clothing Drive (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Zubeck Field
Chenoa City Park
Chenoa, IL

It is 5-1/2 hours of praising God and Jesus in the City Park in Chenoa, IL!

 

Cost: no admission, just bring items for the food pantry and/or winter clothes you wish to donate if you are able

 

Come and listen to some amazing Christian music from area artists from local churches. Some of the area talent includes: New Life Christian Church praise band, Mont and Lorene Vanover, Linda and Richard Hatfield, Nathan Joerndt and Annie Householder, River of Life praise band, Jack Gooding, 1st United Methodist Church of Pontiac praise team signing to music by Madi Zimmerman, Kulture Church, Burton Gestner, Chenoa Baptist Church signing to music by Madi Zimmerman, and other gifted Christian performers.

 

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. A concession stand will be available. Come early and stay late!!!

 

Don't miss this opportunity to join in fellowship through great Christian music while helping those in need.

Harambee for COPE (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

McLean Christian Church
110 E. Morgan
McLean, IL 61754
309.287.3268
childrenofpokot@gmail.com
http://www.childrenofpokot.org

You are invited to a Harambee (Kenyan fundraiser) to benefit COPE - Children of Pokot Education Fund.  A free pork chop dinner will be provided by McLean Christian Church.  Registration begins at 4:30 and dinner at 5:00.  Jewelry and crafts made by Pokot women and men will be for sale.  Barb O'Donohue, executive director of COPE, has just returned from Pokot, Kenya.  She will share the news of how God is working in Pokot; give updates of famine relief, the Water Missions Project,  Celebration of Christian Womanhood and Manhood; the growth of Tapadany Christian School, etc.  Donations will go to the continued ministry work of COPE in Tapadany, Pokot, Kenya. 

 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the email above or call Josh at the phone number above.

 

For more information about COPE, visit us at the website above, or search for "COPE Ministry" on Facebook.

 

Vaccination Decision Webinar (Tue. Sep 9, 2014 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Your Home
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309.828.6200
drm@mitchellfamilychiro.com
http://www.thevoiceforchoice.com

Join us from the convenience of your own home! Have you been fully informed when it comes to vaccinations? What else the CDC is hiding? Due to recent news developments, it's apparent that we should not blindly trust that these vaccinations aren't affecting the health of our children! Dr. Susan Mitchell, D.C. has been studying vaccinations for over 12 years. You do have a choice, so please join her to learn more and empower your family by making an educated decision.

 

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6890249404694463234

A separate email with instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent after your registration.

Pray for the Cure (Thu. Sep 11, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church
1617 E Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
268-3504

The Bloomington-Normal annual Pray for the Cure will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 1617 E Emerson St. in Bloomington.

 

Prayer leaders for the event are breast cancer survivors, medical professionals, and breast cancer awareness advocates.

 

The concert of prayer will be surrounded by inspirational music performed by the Bloomington Area Choir for Homeschoolers, a barbershop quartet, Ronnie Jones, and St. John's Community of Joy music team.

 

Be inspired by viewing the traveling Wall of Hope.

 

Breast Cancer survivors, health care providers, and advocates would like for you to join them for an evening of hope, love, and courage.

Link Union in Concert (Thu. Sep 11, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S Minier Ave
Minier, IL 61759
309.392.2658
nwhite@minierag.org
http://www.minierag.org/

Gospel Concert from Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

Roots of American music with old time musical instruments and stunning vocals!

 

Free admission, love offering taken.

 

CMA- Christian Motorcyclists Association- Illinois State Rally (Fri. Sep 12, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Camp
14137 U.S.Highway 51
Wapella, Illinois 61777
630.878.2801
dougj56@gmail.com
http://cmancr3.org/IL/events.aspx?region=3&state=IL

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) of Illinois will be hosting their annual State Rally at the Illinois District Camp in Wapella, Illinois September 12-14, 2014.
 
The weekend is filled with powerful, Spirit-filled messages, Spirit-led Praise and Worship music as well as fun and excitement for the whole family! Adult activities as well as activities for youth and the kids. You need not ride a motorcycle or be a member of CMA to attend the rally. Come learn more about the ministry of CMA in the motorcycling community.
  
This year on Friday night CMA is hosting Real Encounter -(as seen recently on TV's America's Got Talent) - an outreach ministry of professional action sport athletes who take danger to a whole new level. The Real Encounter team is comprised of amazing motorcycle and BMX stunt athletes who love the Lord. This is a perfect event to bring your youth group to. Come see this ministry of men inspire with their high-octane stunts and hear founder Brad Bennett, former professional Motocross racer, share his love for Christ and present the Gospel clearly in an energizing way. 
 
 
This Friday night event is free to the public.
 
Go to our website for more information and details of the rally weekend.

Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast--Minier, IL (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 9:30 am - 4:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Christian Church
405 E Stringtown Rd
Minier, IL 61759
309.392.2290
ssyoung03@gmail.com
http://www.miniercc.org/#!special-events/c1ubj

Beth Moore's Living Proof Live is coming to Minier Christian Church as a host location!

 
If you've ever enjoyed studying the Word through Beth's Bible studies, you'll love experiencing her teaching via simulcast. Beth's mission is to guide women everywhere into a richer, more fulfilling relationship with the Father. Why? Because the Word of God is real, it's alive, and it works every day.
 
Living Proof Ministries with Beth Moore will be sharing their Beth Moore Living Proof Live from Fort Wayne, IN at Minier Christian Church as a host location. Explore the Bible and how it relates to our lives, and join us in worship with Travis Cottrell.
 

Cost is $20 or $35 after August 24th.  This includes a box lunch.  

 

Download a registration form through the website link above, promote within your church, or put together a group of ladies to come!


Contact Sheri Young for promotional materials and any other information.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/336859199813382/

Second Annual Conference of Grace (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
http://www.sermonaudio.com/event_details.asp?eventID=bl11214162456

Pastor Mark Robinson of Jewish Awareness Ministries will be speaking at the Second Annual Conference of Grace on September 13th and 14th.

 

On Saturday, September 13th, sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

On Sunday, September 14th, sessions will be held at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Special music will be provided at all services by soloist Stephanie Scialabba of Dayspring Bible College.

 

The Conference is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit our website or visit us on Facebook.  

CMA- Christian Motorcyclists Association- Illinois State Rally (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Camp
14137 U.S.Highway 51
Wapella, Illinois 61777
630.878.2801
dougj56@gmail.com
http://cmancr3.org/IL/events.aspx?region=3&state=IL

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) of Illinois will be hosting their annual State Rally at the Illinois District Camp in Wapella, Illinois September 12-14, 2014.
 
The weekend is filled with powerful, Spirit-filled messages, Spirit-led Praise and Worship music as well as fun and excitement for the whole family! Adult activities as well as activities for youth and the kids. You need not ride a motorcycle or be a member of CMA to attend the rally. Come learn more about the ministry of CMA in the motorcycling community.
  
This year on Friday night CMA is hosting Real Encounter -(as seen recently on TV's America's Got Talent) - an outreach ministry of professional action sport athletes who take danger to a whole new level. The Real Encounter team is comprised of amazing motorcycle and BMX stunt athletes who love the Lord. This is a perfect event to bring your youth group to. Come see this ministry of men inspire with their high-octane stunts and hear founder Brad Bennett, former professional Motocross racer, share his love for Christ and present the Gospel clearly in an energizing way. 
 
 
This Friday night event is free to the public.
 
Go to our website for more information and details of the rally weekend.

Second Annual Conference of Grace (Sun. Sep 14, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
http://www.sermonaudio.com/event_details.asp?eventID=bl11214162456

Pastor Mark Robinson of Jewish Awareness Ministries will be speaking at the Second Annual Conference of Grace on September 13th and 14th.

 

On Sunday, September 14th, sessions will be held at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Special music will be provided at all services by soloist Stephanie Scialabba of Dayspring Bible College.

 

The Conference is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit our website or visit us on Facebook.  

CMA- Christian Motorcyclists Association- Illinois State Rally (Sun. Sep 14, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Camp
14137 U.S.Highway 51
Wapella, Illinois 61777
630.878.2801
dougj56@gmail.com
http://cmancr3.org/IL/events.aspx?region=3&state=IL

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) of Illinois will be hosting their annual State Rally at the Illinois District Camp in Wapella, Illinois September 12-14, 2014.
 
The weekend is filled with powerful, Spirit-filled messages, Spirit-led Praise and Worship music as well as fun and excitement for the whole family! Adult activities as well as activities for youth and the kids. You need not ride a motorcycle or be a member of CMA to attend the rally. Come learn more about the ministry of CMA in the motorcycling community.
  
This year on Friday night CMA is hosting Real Encounter -(as seen recently on TV's America's Got Talent) - an outreach ministry of professional action sport athletes who take danger to a whole new level. The Real Encounter team is comprised of amazing motorcycle and BMX stunt athletes who love the Lord. This is a perfect event to bring your youth group to. Come see this ministry of men inspire with their high-octane stunts and hear founder Brad Bennett, former professional Motocross racer, share his love for Christ and present the Gospel clearly in an energizing way. 
 
 
This Friday night event is free to the public.
 
Go to our website for more information and details of the rally weekend.

EVERFOUND-----FREE CONCERT (Sun. Sep 14, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
802 E. Douglas St.
St. Joseph, IL 61873
217.778.4193

"Everfound" (2014 Dove Award Nominee) will be in concert at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. This is a FREE concert with special guest, "About A Mile". This is an outdoor concert (moved inside if weather doesn't cooperate), so bring lawn chairs. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry if you can (not required). 2 great young Christian bands for FREE...Don't miss it !!

Living Alternatives pregnancy Resource center Bloomington Banquet (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Doubletree, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL
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309.454.5433
http://hopeforafuture.com/event/bloomington-banquet/

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center is committed to saving the lives of unborn children by promoting life-affirming options and providing practical assistance.

 

Rick Santorum will be the guest speaker for this event. Rick is a native of Pennsylvania and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. He has written and championed legislation that outlawed the heinous procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion as well as several other pieces of legislation.  He believes each and every individual has value and the most vulnerable in our society need to be protected.  

 

The banquet is free to attend; please call to reserve a seat.

Illinois State Barbershop Chorus Competition (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 11:30 am - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.846.4613
greg.grey64@gmail.com
http://www.illinoisdistrict.org/event/2014-fall-convention/

See the top barbershop choruses in the Land of Lincoln compete for the right to call themselves the best barbershop chorus in the state along with the right to represent the state in the International Barbershop Competition next July!

 

September 19-20th

 

Cost:

$35 through Aug. 29th

$40 Aug. 30th and later

$20 for single events

Illinois State Barbershop Chorus Competition (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.846.4613
greg.grey64@gmail.com
http://www.illinoisdistrict.org/event/2014-fall-convention/

See the top barbershop choruses in the Land of Lincoln compete for the right to call themselves the best barbershop chorus in the state along with the right to represent the state in the International Barbershop Competition next July!

 

September 19-20th

 

Cost:

$35 through Aug. 29th

$40 Aug. 30th and later

$20 for single events

17TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK-AND-ROLL-A-THON (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Constitution Trail, Tipton Park North Shelter
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL
309.452.9937
http://www.firstgiving.com/ISBA

Sponsored by the Central Illinois group of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, the annual Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon is held to benefit those with spina bifida and to raise awareness about spina bifida.  

 

In addition, the Central Illinois event is designated the Memorial Walk, to honor Kaylin Rood, Shannon Kolodzieski, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Whitted of the local area who have died, as well as to celebrate and support the roughly 166,000 Americans who are living with spina bifida.

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon event will help the organization continue to serve, strengthen, and enrich the lives of those in Central Illinois - and those who love them - through prevention, education, and advocacy.

 

 

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon will feature a 5K (3 mile walk), followed by a picnic lunch at the Tipton Park North Shelter. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to participate, but there is no minimum. 

 

Go online or call to register or become an event sponsor!

Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run and 5K Walk followed by the Piglet Prance FREE Kids Race! (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Weldon Springs State Recreation Area
4734 Weldon Springs Rd
Clinton, IL 61727
217.935.9541
Margie.Gehres@DJWHospital.org
http://www.Facebook.com/SwiftySwine2014

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

 

Clinton's Dr. John Warner Hospital has teamed up with the Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation and Dewitt County Museum in addition to several local sponsors and volunteers to bring you the first ever Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run and 5K Walk! A "kiddie race" dubbed the "Piglet Prance" will follow the 5K awards ceremony.

 

The "swine and piglet" theme was formed due to the fact that Saturday, September 27th is DAY ONE OF Clinton's TWO day annual event - the 46th ANNUAL APPLE AND PORK FESTIVAL held in Clinton, Illinois on Sept 27th & 28th!

 

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

God's Not Dead Movie Event (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Fellowship Church
9754 East 1400 North Road
Bloomington, IL, 61705
309.829.7777
detra.cotton@newlifefellowship.cc
www.newlifefellowship.cc

A FREE family movie event at New Life Fellowship Church in Bloomington, IL.  New Life will be presenting the highly anticipated film God's Not Dead with the community.

There is NO charge! Free popcorn and refreshments will be served. 

 

Infant and Toddler nursery care will be available. 

Network Christian Church re-launch (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Network Christian Church
3703 Ireland Grove Rd.
Bloomington, IL
Mark Terven, 309.831.6487
tervensministry@gmail.com
http://networkchurch.org/

The re-launch is October 5th, and we will be giving away a 7" tablet, a Financial Peace Membership Kit, and a set of his/her workbooks for Marriage 101: Back to the Basics to three people (one prize to each) that are not already members or steady attenders of the church. You must pre-register on the website above and/or show up and fill out a communication card at the church that day to be in the drawing. You must be present at the church on Sunday, October 5th to win.

 

Our new address is 3703 Ireland Grove Rd. in Bloomington.

 

If you have any questions, please call Mark Terven.

Time To Rise Worship Conference 2014 (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Victory Christian Center
18180 US HWY 150
Bloomington, IL 61705
309-663-7233 ext 13
info@vctorypeople.org
http://www.TimeToRiseConference.com

The Time to Rise Worship Conference starts October 16th with a free pre-conference dinner for pastors, church leaders, and worship leaders. October 17-18 is the main portion of the conference.

 

Featuring: Darrell Evans, Olen Griffing, Kerry Kirkwood, Keith Banks, Jarrod & Elizabeth Herald, VictoryWorship, Andrew Ironside, Tommy & Kendall Miles, Austin Marshall, and 15+ other teachers, mentors and speakers

 

Price: $25 for TTR Alumni; Early Bird rate of $30 for new attendees; $35 at-the-door

 

Purpose: To provide a refreshing conference where leaders can bring their teams for renewed vision, reequipping sessions for multiple topics and skills, networking, and much more!

 

What To Expect: Mentoring, networking, classes on various topics ranging from worship to vision development, from bass guitar to drum classes, and much more.

 

This conference is open to everyone of all ages and church backgrounds!

Youth in Harmony Fall Chorus Festival (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

BCPA
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.846.4613
greg.grey64@gmail.com
http://www.soundofillinois.com

Over 300 students from 13 different high schools spend the day practicing songs that will be performed that evening.  This show will also include the 2012 International Barbershop Quartet champions - RingMasters from Sweden.

Pilgrimage To Israel, The Holy Land (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
309.261.4292
http://www.amitravel.com/Trips/First%20Christian%20Church,%20Bloomington,%20IL

AMI Travel of Chicago and First Christian Church of Bloomington Illinois are making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land!

November 7th through Novemebr 16th, 2014

Would you like to come with us on this ecumenical pilgrimage?

Women of Faith Simulcast (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.662.6202
colehartman@hotmail.com
http://www.cpcog.org/

SAVE THE DATES! Nov. 7 & 8 at Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington!

 

Women of Faith Tour: From Survival to Revival 2014

Live Simulcast Event

Revive Your Faith | Awaken Your Spirit | Transform Your Life

 

Friday night begins with music, laughter, and grace as walls come down and women awaken to what God has in store. Doors open at 5 p.m.

 

On Saturday, Bible teaching and personal stories speak to heart-felt needs, transforming lives and sparking change that spreads to communities, churches, families, and friends. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be available.

 

Featuring:

  • Patsy Clairmont
  • Sheila Walsh
  • Lisa Harper
  • Christine Caine
  • Anita Renfroe
  • Lysa Terkeurst

 

Cost $25

Registration begins Sept. 2nd on the church's website (see link above).

Space is limited.

Women of Faith Simulcast (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.662.6202
colehartman@hotmail.com
http://www.cpcog.org/

SAVE THE DATES! Nov. 7 & 8 at Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington!

 

Women of Faith Tour: From Survival to Revival 2014

Live Simulcast Event

Revive Your Faith | Awaken Your Spirit | Transform Your Life

 

Friday night begins with music, laughter, and grace as walls come down and women awaken to what God has in store. Doors open at 5 p.m.

 

On Saturday, Bible teaching and personal stories speak to heart-felt needs, transforming lives and sparking change that spreads to communities, churches, families, and friends. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be available.

 

Featuring:

  • Patsy Clairmont
  • Sheila Walsh
  • Lisa Harper
  • Christine Caine
  • Anita Renfroe
  • Lysa Terkeurst

 

Cost $25

Registration begins Sept. 2nd on the church's website (see link above).

Space is limited.

TobyMac, Matt Maher, and Ryan Stevenson in Concert (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University
100 N. University St.
Normal, IL 61761
Braden Auditorium Box Office: 309-438-5444
http://www.ticketmaster.com/tobymac-normal-illinois-12-11-2014/event/07004CFFAF81156A?artistid=867069&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50&tm_link=venue_msg-0_07004CFFAF81156A

TobyMac's "Worship, Stories, & Songs" tour with Matt Maher and special guest Ryan Stevenson is coming to Braden Auditorium at ISU in Normal.

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com.