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Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017
 
This Week

Sun. Jul 23, 2017

Backpack Drive (Sun. Jul 23, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

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

Mon. Jul 24, 2017

MOPS (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish
1930 Barberry Dr
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 416-1118
cantrell1983@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CTK.Parish.Mops/

A local Springfield MOPS group is about meeting new mothers and being support for each other.

 

Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own cities, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom. This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways.

 

There is a teacher at each meeting that watches the children. We hope you'll join us!

Chair Aerobics (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL
217-636-8463
gail@athenschristian.net
http://www.athenschristian.net

 

Area senior citizens are invited each Monday and Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. for Chair Aerobics at Athens Christian Church (1411 E. Route 29 in Athens). 

 

Chair Aerobics is a safe, effective low impact workout good for all fitness levels. 

 

This is a free activity designed to help you stay fit and a little more active in the hot summer days.  

 

For more information, please contact the church office using the number listed above.   

Spag-Haiti (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of God
4020 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
309-265-6689

F.D. Hands for Haiti, a Peoria based non-profit organization, will have a spaghetti dinner to raise funds to help meet the needs of the mountain village of Detail, Haiti.  

 

100% of the funds go to support the local church and the school or to assist the community of Detail.  

 

Cost is $7.50 per person or $25.00 per family.

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Fall Youth Volleyball League (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
gsullivan@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/leagues/volleyball-youth-sports-league/

Registration has begun for Fall Youth Volleyball Leagues at Pearce Community Center and will continue until Friday, August 25.

 

Volleyball is open to children in 3rd-8th grade. All games and practices will be held indoors at Pearce in Chillicothe.

 

Practice will begin the week of August 28.

 

The six-week series of Saturday games will be played September 9-October 14. 

 

Pearce foundation members pay $33.75; members $45; non-members $60. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Pekin Grace UMC Vacation Bible School (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Grace UMC
601 N. 4th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-7131
graceumc@pekingrace.org
http://www.pekingrace.org

 

VBS is for ages 3 years (must be potty trained) to 6th grade.

 

A small meal will be served from 5-5:30 before VBS on the 24th through 27th.

 

We hope the kids can join us, as we do a Thailand Trek and learn about God's love and forgiveness.

 

There will be a block party on July 23 from 2-5 to kick off the start of VBS.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

VBS-Super Hero Training Camp (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815-626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://www.abidingwordchurch.org/vacation-bible-school/

Abiding Word Church invites children 5 years to 5th grade to join them for Super Hero Training Camp VBS!

 

Unlock your super hero skills!  Refuel with yummy snacks! Test your super powers on our crazy games!  Unlock your super human brain powers with challenging lessons!  Join forces with other Super Heroes in training! Stamp out some super hero crafts!  Dance & sing to our Super Hero theme song!  Defeat the villains with super hero generosity! 

 

July 24-28th 5:45 pm - 8 pm 

 

To register or for more information, visit the link above.

MEGA Sports Camp! (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sherman Church of the Nazarene
7085 Village Center Road
Sherman, IL 62684
217-496-3255
tonyalynndeal@comcast.net
http://www.shermannaz.com/custpage.cfm?frm=156267&sec_id=156267

THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC!

 

MEGA Sports Camp will be the BEST week of your child's summer in Sherman and the Springfield Area!

 

Children 4 years- 5th grade will get to select a sport of their choice (basketball, soccer, cheerleading) for our evening camp.

 

Kids will grow in their sports skill, build friendships, and experience the love of Jesus through fun rally times and encouraging leaders!

 

Registration is $20 and includes instruction, a shirt, and snack every night! Early bird discounts available till June 29th!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 W Farmington Rd
Peoria, IL 61604
309-674-6836
http://www.2ndbaptistpeoria.com/

Manufacturing fun every Monday for children ages 3-12.

 

Every evening your children will be experiencing:

• Sound Wave Sing and Play.  An enthusiastic beginning with exciting music.

• Bible Discovery.  Five fascinating stories from the Bible acted out.

• Game Makers.  Creative games outdoors tied to the day’s theme.

• Snack Factory.  Delicious snacks like you have never seen before.

• KidVid Cinema.  See movies of how other kids are serving God.

• Imagination Station.  Make G.U.T.S.Y bears, Whirley Gigs and have science related fun!

• Funshop Finale.  More music and Spotlight VBS Starring You!  

 

Tinker Tots Preschool (age 3 through pre-k, must be potty trained) will be in a separate location from school aged children, with their own teachers.  

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Mon. Jul 24, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt Hawley Community Church
6900 N Mt Hawley Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309-643-9832
phoyle1@comcast.net
http://www.planetreg.com/E739575239184

Bring your kids to an interactive and exciting hands-on VBS where they'll learn they are lovingly created by God and built for a purpose.

 

Join us July 24-28.  

 

Pre-register using the link above to avoid the lines on the first day. 

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Tue. Jul 25, 2017

Body & Soul Fitness Summer Classes (Tue. Jul 25, 2017 7:00 am - 8:15 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1311 W. Hovey Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-5076
dawn@gracenormal.org
http://www.bodyandsoul.org

Body & Soul Fitness classes offer exercise to strengthen the body, uplifting music to nourish the soul, and fellowship to keep you motivated. This powerful combination is why we have 35 years of Body & Soul Fitness to celebrate! We care about the health of your body - and your soul!

 

Strength & Flexibility classes meet on Tuesdays from June 27-August 29 from 7:00-7:45 a.m.

 

Cardio Strength Fitness Interval Training classes meet on Fridays from June 30-September 1 from 7:30 a.m. -8:15 a.m.

 

Visit the link above for more information and to register for classes.

Senior Potluck (Tue. Jul 25, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
cmcintyre@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com

Pearce Community Center will host the monthly senior potluck.

 

All seniors are invited to bring a side dish and their own table service and join in the fun.

 

Drinks and fried chicken will be provided.

 

Entertainment this month will be provided by the Accordion Club. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Boss Lincoln (Tue. Jul 25, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
https://alplmfoundation.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=983598

 Everybody reveres Lincoln’s talents as a great public communicator, but few recognize the genius of his behind-the-scenes organizational management.

 

During his years in Illinois politics, Lincoln developed a unique style of partisan command that proved essential to his later success as Civil War president.

 

Historian Matthew Pinsker will discuss insights from his forthcoming book.

 

This is a free event, but reservations are required.

 

Visit the link or call the number above to reserve your seat.  

Pekin Grace UMC Vacation Bible School (Tue. Jul 25, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Grace UMC
601 N. 4th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-7131
graceumc@pekingrace.org
http://www.pekingrace.org

 

VBS is for ages 3 years (must be potty trained) to 6th grade.

 

A small meal will be served from 5-5:30 before VBS on the 24th through 27th.

 

We hope the kids can join us, as we do a Thailand Trek and learn about God's love and forgiveness.

 

There will be a block party on July 23 from 2-5 to kick off the start of VBS.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

VBS-Super Hero Training Camp (Tue. Jul 25, 2017 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815-626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://www.abidingwordchurch.org/vacation-bible-school/

Abiding Word Church invites children 5 years to 5th grade to join them for Super Hero Training Camp VBS!

 

Unlock your super hero skills!  Refuel with yummy snacks! Test your super powers on our crazy games!  Unlock your super human brain powers with challenging lessons!  Join forces with other Super Heroes in training! Stamp out some super hero crafts!  Dance & sing to our Super Hero theme song!  Defeat the villains with super hero generosity! 

 

July 24-28th 5:45 pm - 8 pm 

 

To register or for more information, visit the link above.

MEGA Sports Camp! (Tue. Jul 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sherman Church of the Nazarene
7085 Village Center Road
Sherman, IL 62684
217-496-3255
tonyalynndeal@comcast.net
http://www.shermannaz.com/custpage.cfm?frm=156267&sec_id=156267

THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC!

 

MEGA Sports Camp will be the BEST week of your child's summer in Sherman and the Springfield Area!

 

Children 4 years- 5th grade will get to select a sport of their choice (basketball, soccer, cheerleading) for our evening camp.

 

Kids will grow in their sports skill, build friendships, and experience the love of Jesus through fun rally times and encouraging leaders!

 

Registration is $20 and includes instruction, a shirt, and snack every night! Early bird discounts available till June 29th!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Tue. Jul 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt Hawley Community Church
6900 N Mt Hawley Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309-643-9832
phoyle1@comcast.net
http://www.planetreg.com/E739575239184

Bring your kids to an interactive and exciting hands-on VBS where they'll learn they are lovingly created by God and built for a purpose.

 

Join us July 24-28.  

 

Pre-register using the link above to avoid the lines on the first day. 

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Celebrate Recovery (Tue. Jul 25, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly Of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-2402
1agbn@1agbn.org

Celebrate Recovery is a confidential 12-step Christian recovery program that provides a safe environment designed to address issues such as alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, and much more. It is a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hope in a Christ-centered recovery atmosphere. Celebrate Recovery is biblically based and founded on the principles of recovery from the 8 Beatitudes in the book of Matthew.

 

Food and fellowship (optional) begins at 6 PM, followed by a large group session. The session starts with worship, followed by a lesson on a recovery topic. After this will be open small groups, and gender specific share groups at 9 PM.

 

Meals are provided at a cost of $4.00, and at the Solid Rock Cafe there will be free desserts and more fellowship after the small group meetings. Come and see what Celebrate Recovery can do for you! Join the Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team every Tuesday night as we present this life changing ministry.

 

There will be FREE childcare for ages 1-12. Celebration Place (CR) is offered to kids ages 5-12. For more information, please call the church at the number listed above.

Wed. Jul 26, 2017

Backpack Drive (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

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

Chair Aerobics (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL
217-636-8463
gail@athenschristian.net
http://www.athenschristian.net

 

Area senior citizens are invited each Monday and Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. for Chair Aerobics at Athens Christian Church (1411 E. Route 29 in Athens). 

 

Chair Aerobics is a safe, effective low impact workout good for all fitness levels. 

 

This is a free activity designed to help you stay fit and a little more active in the hot summer days.  

 

For more information, please contact the church office using the number listed above.   

Fall Youth Volleyball League (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
gsullivan@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/leagues/volleyball-youth-sports-league/

Registration has begun for Fall Youth Volleyball Leagues at Pearce Community Center and will continue until Friday, August 25.

 

Volleyball is open to children in 3rd-8th grade. All games and practices will be held indoors at Pearce in Chillicothe.

 

Practice will begin the week of August 28.

 

The six-week series of Saturday games will be played September 9-October 14. 

 

Pearce foundation members pay $33.75; members $45; non-members $60. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Potluck fellowship for summer students (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka College, Burgoo, Cerf Center
300 E. College Ave
Eureka, IL 61530
309-532-9710

Join Eureka College summer students, including visiting international students, for a potluck. 

 

Families are welcome! Bring a dish to share.

 

For more information, call or text Elaine using the number listed above.

Pekin Grace UMC Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Grace UMC
601 N. 4th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-7131
graceumc@pekingrace.org
http://www.pekingrace.org

 

VBS is for ages 3 years (must be potty trained) to 6th grade.

 

A small meal will be served from 5-5:30 before VBS on the 24th through 27th.

 

We hope the kids can join us, as we do a Thailand Trek and learn about God's love and forgiveness.

 

There will be a block party on July 23 from 2-5 to kick off the start of VBS.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

VBS-Super Hero Training Camp (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815-626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://www.abidingwordchurch.org/vacation-bible-school/

Abiding Word Church invites children 5 years to 5th grade to join them for Super Hero Training Camp VBS!

 

Unlock your super hero skills!  Refuel with yummy snacks! Test your super powers on our crazy games!  Unlock your super human brain powers with challenging lessons!  Join forces with other Super Heroes in training! Stamp out some super hero crafts!  Dance & sing to our Super Hero theme song!  Defeat the villains with super hero generosity! 

 

July 24-28th 5:45 pm - 8 pm 

 

To register or for more information, visit the link above.

MEGA Sports Camp! (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sherman Church of the Nazarene
7085 Village Center Road
Sherman, IL 62684
217-496-3255
tonyalynndeal@comcast.net
http://www.shermannaz.com/custpage.cfm?frm=156267&sec_id=156267

THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC!

 

MEGA Sports Camp will be the BEST week of your child's summer in Sherman and the Springfield Area!

 

Children 4 years- 5th grade will get to select a sport of their choice (basketball, soccer, cheerleading) for our evening camp.

 

Kids will grow in their sports skill, build friendships, and experience the love of Jesus through fun rally times and encouraging leaders!

 

Registration is $20 and includes instruction, a shirt, and snack every night! Early bird discounts available till June 29th!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt Hawley Community Church
6900 N Mt Hawley Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309-643-9832
phoyle1@comcast.net
http://www.planetreg.com/E739575239184

Bring your kids to an interactive and exciting hands-on VBS where they'll learn they are lovingly created by God and built for a purpose.

 

Join us July 24-28.  

 

Pre-register using the link above to avoid the lines on the first day. 

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Thu. Jul 27, 2017

Pekin Grace UMC Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 27, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Grace UMC
601 N. 4th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-7131
graceumc@pekingrace.org
http://www.pekingrace.org

 

VBS is for ages 3 years (must be potty trained) to 6th grade.

 

A small meal will be served from 5-5:30 before VBS on the 24th through 27th.

 

We hope the kids can join us, as we do a Thailand Trek and learn about God's love and forgiveness.

 

There will be a block party on July 23 from 2-5 to kick off the start of VBS.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

VBS-Super Hero Training Camp (Thu. Jul 27, 2017 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815-626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://www.abidingwordchurch.org/vacation-bible-school/

Abiding Word Church invites children 5 years to 5th grade to join them for Super Hero Training Camp VBS!

 

Unlock your super hero skills!  Refuel with yummy snacks! Test your super powers on our crazy games!  Unlock your super human brain powers with challenging lessons!  Join forces with other Super Heroes in training! Stamp out some super hero crafts!  Dance & sing to our Super Hero theme song!  Defeat the villains with super hero generosity! 

 

July 24-28th 5:45 pm - 8 pm 

 

To register or for more information, visit the link above.

MEGA Sports Camp! (Thu. Jul 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sherman Church of the Nazarene
7085 Village Center Road
Sherman, IL 62684
217-496-3255
tonyalynndeal@comcast.net
http://www.shermannaz.com/custpage.cfm?frm=156267&sec_id=156267

THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC!

 

MEGA Sports Camp will be the BEST week of your child's summer in Sherman and the Springfield Area!

 

Children 4 years- 5th grade will get to select a sport of their choice (basketball, soccer, cheerleading) for our evening camp.

 

Kids will grow in their sports skill, build friendships, and experience the love of Jesus through fun rally times and encouraging leaders!

 

Registration is $20 and includes instruction, a shirt, and snack every night! Early bird discounts available till June 29th!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Thu. Jul 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt Hawley Community Church
6900 N Mt Hawley Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309-643-9832
phoyle1@comcast.net
http://www.planetreg.com/E739575239184

Bring your kids to an interactive and exciting hands-on VBS where they'll learn they are lovingly created by God and built for a purpose.

 

Join us July 24-28.  

 

Pre-register using the link above to avoid the lines on the first day. 

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Neighbor and Citizen: Learning to Dialogue not Debate (Thu. Jul 27, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chiara Center
4875 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
217-523-0901
info@chiaracenter.org
http://chiaracenter.org/

To be a good listener who seeks to understand others is to become a true gift.

 

Consider being part of a group of willing spirits who desire a compassionate setting with which to practice becoming good neighbors and citizens in our world.

 

Over four Thursday evenings, we will visit some of the troubling aspects of our current political times, including news/media, the language of division, the downward spiral of conflict, and the uses and abuses of anger and power. 

 

By looking at the spiritual values of paradox, listening, dialogue, and witness, we will explore making citizenship more effective, keeping balance, and finding opportunity for dialogue with neighbors. 

 

This workshop is based in part on Parker Palmer's book Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit, and will include some video sessions recorded by Mr. Palmer.  

 

You can watch a short video featuring our presenter Jan Conrady at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FBJMIYEoVE&t=3s.

 

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

Fri. Jul 28, 2017

Body & Soul Fitness Summer Classes (Fri. Jul 28, 2017 7:00 am - 8:15 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1311 W. Hovey Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-5076
dawn@gracenormal.org
http://www.bodyandsoul.org

Body & Soul Fitness classes offer exercise to strengthen the body, uplifting music to nourish the soul, and fellowship to keep you motivated. This powerful combination is why we have 35 years of Body & Soul Fitness to celebrate! We care about the health of your body - and your soul!

 

Strength & Flexibility classes meet on Tuesdays from June 27-August 29 from 7:00-7:45 a.m.

 

Cardio Strength Fitness Interval Training classes meet on Fridays from June 30-September 1 from 7:30 a.m. -8:15 a.m.

 

Visit the link above for more information and to register for classes.

Fourth Friday - Tazewell Art Loop (Fri. Jul 28, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tazewell Art Loop
415 West Jefferson St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-263-2491
lfisher@mortonillinois.org
https://www.facebook.com/TazewellArtLoop/

Local businesses and organizations in Tazewell County - such as art studios, restaurants, retail stores, service organizations and more - will be hosting local artists, musicians, or special promotions at their business on every Fourth Friday between May and November.

 

This initiative is being supported by the Chambers of Commerce in Morton and Pekin as well as by the Tremont and Delvan communities.  

 

The public is invited to visit participating locations, enjoy great local art, shop and dine local while exploring the communities on the Tazewell Art Loop!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

 

 

Fall Youth Volleyball League (Fri. Jul 28, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
gsullivan@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/leagues/volleyball-youth-sports-league/

Registration has begun for Fall Youth Volleyball Leagues at Pearce Community Center and will continue until Friday, August 25.

 

Volleyball is open to children in 3rd-8th grade. All games and practices will be held indoors at Pearce in Chillicothe.

 

Practice will begin the week of August 28.

 

The six-week series of Saturday games will be played September 9-October 14. 

 

Pearce foundation members pay $33.75; members $45; non-members $60. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

VBS-Super Hero Training Camp (Fri. Jul 28, 2017 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815-626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://www.abidingwordchurch.org/vacation-bible-school/

Abiding Word Church invites children 5 years to 5th grade to join them for Super Hero Training Camp VBS!

 

Unlock your super hero skills!  Refuel with yummy snacks! Test your super powers on our crazy games!  Unlock your super human brain powers with challenging lessons!  Join forces with other Super Heroes in training! Stamp out some super hero crafts!  Dance & sing to our Super Hero theme song!  Defeat the villains with super hero generosity! 

 

July 24-28th 5:45 pm - 8 pm 

 

To register or for more information, visit the link above.

MEGA Sports Camp! (Fri. Jul 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sherman Church of the Nazarene
7085 Village Center Road
Sherman, IL 62684
217-496-3255
tonyalynndeal@comcast.net
http://www.shermannaz.com/custpage.cfm?frm=156267&sec_id=156267

THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC!

 

MEGA Sports Camp will be the BEST week of your child's summer in Sherman and the Springfield Area!

 

Children 4 years- 5th grade will get to select a sport of their choice (basketball, soccer, cheerleading) for our evening camp.

 

Kids will grow in their sports skill, build friendships, and experience the love of Jesus through fun rally times and encouraging leaders!

 

Registration is $20 and includes instruction, a shirt, and snack every night! Early bird discounts available till June 29th!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Fri. Jul 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt Hawley Community Church
6900 N Mt Hawley Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309-643-9832
phoyle1@comcast.net
http://www.planetreg.com/E739575239184

Bring your kids to an interactive and exciting hands-on VBS where they'll learn they are lovingly created by God and built for a purpose.

 

Join us July 24-28.  

 

Pre-register using the link above to avoid the lines on the first day. 

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Garage Sale - Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Fri. Jul 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
http://oursaviors-church.nextmeta.com/content.cfm?page_content=calendar_include.cfm&event_id=1386&mm=7&dd=28&yy=2017

We invite you to join us for great deals at Our Savior’s Garage Sale!

 

Take advantage of this indoor collection of items for buyers! Whether you are 10 or 100 years old, we have something for you!  

 

Proceeds benefit the OS Youth Groups’ fellowship, events, and missions.

 

The sale will take place July 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm and July 29 from 7 am to 12 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

RU Recovery Meeting (Fri. Jul 28, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Baptist Church
20231 IL-9
Pekin, IL 61554
309-925-3630
info@experiencegrace.church
http://rurecovery.com/

RU is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

 

Sat. Jul 29, 2017

Garage Sale - Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 7:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
http://oursaviors-church.nextmeta.com/content.cfm?page_content=calendar_include.cfm&event_id=1386&mm=7&dd=28&yy=2017

We invite you to join us for great deals at Our Savior’s Garage Sale!

 

Take advantage of this indoor collection of items for buyers! Whether you are 10 or 100 years old, we have something for you!  

 

Proceeds benefit the OS Youth Groups’ fellowship, events, and missions.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
309-636-9622
http://www.ccr-cdop.org

The Catholic Diocese of Peoria will be having its 31st Annual CCR Conference! Join us in this movement to bring people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This conference will allow you to grow in your journey with the Holy Spirit.

 

Speakers will include Fr. Dave Pivonka who is an evangelist who speaks at conferences, retreats and parish missions around the U.S. and world. Sr. Linda Koontz will also be featured. She ministers to the poor in Juarez, Mexico through the outreach, The Spirit of the Lord International Mission. There will be a welcoming address given by Most Reverend Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, and praise and worship will be led by Dan Duet.

 

Early registration will be $50 and will end June 30th. After this date the price will be $55. The meal plan is $23 and includes a hot lunch, supper, desert, and drinks. Pre-registration for this will end July 12th. The CCR has also reserved a block of rooms for the conference at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center.

 

For more information, please refer to the website listed above or you can call Diane at the number also listed above.

Tianguis - Outdoor Market with a Taste of Mexico (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Casa de Arte
306 Pecan St. & SW Adams
Peoria, IL 61602
309-678-8307
info@tianguis-peoria.com
http://www.tianguis-peoria.com

Every Saturday this summer, Boost Mobile invites you to visit Tianguis, an outdoor market with a taste of Mexico.

 

There will be Mexican food, Latin Music, and diverse vendors in Peoria's Warehouse District.

 

They are currently seeking vendors of arts, crafts, direct sales marketing, and mom and pop shops.

 

For more information, visit the link above. 

Dog Days of Summer (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethany Missionary Church
2525 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-4311
http://www.bmcep.com

Come join us for a morning of fur and fun!

 

There will be puppies to pet and treats for both canines and humans alike.

 

There will also be bounce houses provided by East Side Animal Hospital.

 

UnityPoint Health Wellmobile will also be there providing free wellness checks for humans.

 

And best of all, a chance to give man's best friend a forever home!  PAWS will be on hand with dogs available for adoption.

 

For more information, visit the link above.                     

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

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

PHCC Summer Carnival & Youth Car Wash (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N Prospect
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 685-7649
churchadmin@sbcglobal.net

Peoria Heights Congregational Church invites you to attend their summer carnival.

 

Come enjoy games, refreshments, face painting, a petting zoo, and an ice cream social.

 

Also, come dunk Pastor Brian in this year's dunk tank sponsored by Women's Fellowship!

 

The youth group will be hosting a car wash from 10-12, so come get your car washed and stay for the carnival. 

 

We look forward to sharing this blessed day with all of your families, and don't forget to invite friends!

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Rock Falls
110 West 2nd Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
http://www.rockfalls61071.net/sesquicentennial/

Rock Falls presents the Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration!

 

Join us for a week of events July 29 - August 6 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rock Falls!

 

Events include the Sesquicentennial Ball, the Rotary Corn Boil, historic displays and Living in the 1800's demonstrations, a farmer's market, music on the riverfront, and more!

 

For more information and a complete list of events, visit the link above.

School Supply Give-A-Way (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Fellowship Church
3rd and Washington
Hopedale, IL 61747
309-392-2400
michael.neisler@olympia.org

New Life Fellowship will be hosting the 9th annual school supply give-a-way.

 

We will be giving away every kind of school supply and if we don't have it, we will get it.  

 

We will definitely have enough for 50 students.

 

The doors open at 1 pm and the supplies go fast. 

 

We hope to see you there!

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Community Block Party at First Baptist Church Washington (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church Washington
1113 Peoria Street
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-4559
secretary@fbcwashington.org
http://fbcwashington.org/connect/block-party

Come one! Come all to the Community Block Party hosted by First Baptist Church Washington!

 

There will be several inflatables from bounce houses to obstacles courses for both younger children and teens, as well as a giant inflatable slide.

 

We will have hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cone, popcorn, cookies, and lemonade!

 

Besides all the free food, every year they have door prizes where they give away gift cards, toys, and more prizes.

 

The best part is: it is ALL FREE!!! 

 

Children can also be registered for our VBS (Galactic Starveyors) which will run from July 30 to August 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. Pre-registration is available at www.fbcwashington.org.

 

For more information about the block party, visit the link above.

Back to School Bash (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lane Christian Church
4794 Lane Street
Lane, IL 61750
217-935-2557
lanechristianchurch@yahoo.com
http://www.lanechurch.org

Lane Christian Church is pleased to announce its 2nd annual “Back to School Bash.” 

 

Come out and join us for a time of fun and games as we kick off the new school year.

 

This years festivities will include a carnival, prizes, food, raffle, and bounce houses.      

 

This is a free event, and our highlight this year is that we will be giving away free backpacks and school supplies.

 

This is an event for kids of all ages. Come and join in the fun and festivities!      

 

For more information, call the number above.

Night of Prayer & Worship (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

CrossPoint Church
400 S. Pleasant Hill Rd.
East Peoria, IL 61611
309- 699-6768
office@visitcrosspoint.com

Come join us as we lift our hands and our voices to our King!

 

With contemporary music from our worship band and a good word from Pastor Josh Gutteridge, we invite you too shake off the stress of your work week, clear your mind of all negative things, and open your heart to intentional time with the Lord.

 

We hope to see you there!  

 

For more information, call the number above.