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Sun. 19 Aug, 2018 - Sat. 25 Aug, 2018
This Week

Sun. Aug 19, 2018

Powerlight Christian Music Festival (Sun. Aug 19, 2018 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois State Fair- Lincoln Stage
801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 782-6661

All day fest at the Lincoln stage at the Illinois State Fair!


2018 Grammy and Dove winner Zach Williams (Chain Breaker & Old Church Choir) headlines the show also featuring Chicago area favorites Citizen Way (Bulletproof) and Multi Dove winner (16 Dove nominations) hip hop star KJ-52.


Line-up also includes pop/R&B singer V-Rose, Illinois favorite Slingshot 57 with a one time reunion show, and the awesome Fantastic Jones Family. 


Praise & Worship led by Chosen Generation.


All concerts are free ($5 State Fair admission).


Speed painter, Matt Lovell, and several aspiring local artists will be featured!


Go to website linked above for more details and the schedule!

Mon. Aug 20, 2018

Bus Drivers Needed: Tazewell Woodford Head Start (Mon. Aug 20, 2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tazewell Woodford Head Start
233 Leadley Ave.
East Peoria, IL 61611

Tazewell Woodford Head Start is looking for regular and substitute school bus drivers for the 2018-2019 school year.


Applications are available at 233 Leadley Avenue in East Peoria Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


Call the number above for more information.

Free Film - The Second Chance (Mon. Aug 20, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Town Theatre
1029 N 2nd St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 253-6947

Chillicothe Christian Films (a partnership of Men of AIM / HOI Christian Movie Central and 9 area churches) rents the historic Chillicothe Town Theatre for free Christian films.


Join us for The Second Chance. Doors open 6pm. The 2nd room, if necessary, will start about 6:45pm.


Starring Michael W. Smith, the film is about two pastors, one from a wealthy parish in a predominantly white suburb, the other, the head of an inner-city church, must learn to bridge the gap between their different philosophies and their individual prejudices. Together they look for common ground through faith and fight to save one's struggling urban church and the people it serves.


Please RSVP to our Facebook event page, so we can plan ahead to determine if we believe the second theater will be necessary (we hope it is!) 

Faith on Fire Renewal Night (Mon. Aug 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Holy Trinity Church
711 North Main St
Bloomington IL 61701

Batter’s Up!


Join Holy Trinity & Historic St. Patrick‘s Church  as Fr. Adam Cesarek shares about getting more from your faith and experiencing joyful divine intimacy with God in prayer and through a personal relationship with Jesus.


This free event includes a reception afterward.

Tue. Aug 21, 2018

Abe and Mary: Quite Contrary Walking Tour (Tue. Aug 21, 2018 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th street
Springfield, IL 62701

Discover the people and places of historic, downtown Springfield that helped Abraham and Mary’s relationship blossom, and on occasion, aspired to wedge them apart.


Tours are at 10:00 and 1:30.


Cost: Free


Registration is required at our website linked above.

Celebrate Recovery - Bloomington/Normal (Tue. Aug 21, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly Of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God 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, food addiction, depression, anger/resentment, relationship addiction, controlling behavior, spending, anxiety, insecurity, guilt/shame, pornography. 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. Join the Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team every Tuesday night as we present this life-changing ministry to Bloomington/Normal and surrounding communities. Come and see what Celebrate Recovery can do for you!


Free childcare is provided for kids ages 1-12.  Celebration Place (CR for Kids) is offered to kids ages 5-12.


OPTIONAL FOOD & FELLOWSHIP TIME – 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Meals are provided at the cost of $4/person.

LARGE GROUP SESSION – 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Begins with worship, followed by a lesson about a recovery topic or a testimony of someone who has found recovery through CR.

OPEN SHARE SMALL GROUP SESSIONS – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

These are gender-specific sessions, with offerings such as Men's and Women's Chemical Dependency, Men's and Women's General Issues, Men's Sexual Integrity, Women's Co-Dependency, and Women's Food Issues.

OPTIONAL SOLID ROCK CAFÉ TIME – 9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy free desserts and continued fellowship after the small group meetings.


For more information about CR events, please call the church, at the number listed above.



After Five Christian Women's Dinner (Tue. Aug 21, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northfield Inn Suites
3280 Northfield Dr.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 971-1642

Join us for a Dinner/Presentation! The cost per person is $15.00.


Our special speaker is Cathy Harvey, who will be talking about "From Depression to a Life of Purpose" She will demonstrate how to make a wreath out of birdseed!


Bree Barnett will be performing music.


Reservations must be made by Saturday, August 18, 2018, and cancellations must be made by Sunday, August 19, 2018


For questions, Call Linda at the number above. 

Wed. Aug 22, 2018

Springfield Christian Women's Connection (CWC) Luncheon (Wed. Aug 22, 2018 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northfield Conference Center
3280 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 303-9768

Our Luncheon this year will feature speaker Cathey Harvey, a stationary artist, talking on "Repurposing Boxes"/  "From Depression to a life of Purpose."


The luncheon will cost $15.00, inclusive. 


Awana Clubs (Wed. Aug 22, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 745-8291

Awana clubs will be starting up again at Highview Christian Church in Washington! Awana is held every Wednesday and will go through April.


Ages 2yrs - 12th grade; Adult Bible Studies are available during Awana Club time.


The registration cost is $35 per child. For more information, please visit the link above!

Thu. Aug 23, 2018

Pause (Thu. Aug 23, 2018 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
154 E Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 340-5668

The "Pause" service will be led by John Haeffele.


John is an author, speaker and founder of The Prodigal One ministry.


"Pause" is a 30 minute contemporary, Christ Centered service geared to fit into your busy life-style.


Come as you are. 


All are welcomed.

Fri. Aug 24, 2018

Ask & Ye Shall Receive - Community Outreach Prayer (Fri. Aug 24, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Ask & Ye Shall Receive Thrift Store
701 McKinley Ave.
Bartonville, IL 61607

All Christians are welcome to visit the Ask & Ye Shall Receive Thrift Store for community outreach prayer, every Friday evening from 6pm-8pm.  It's a great way to get connected with the community and be a blessing to others!  Hope to see you there!


For more information, please contact Pastor John Miller at the number provided above.

Sat. Aug 25, 2018

Ignite the Sleeping Giant (Sat. Aug 25, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

IGNITE the Sleeping Giant!!!


Focal Point Ministries is hosting our next step which is a half-day training again. 


This event will be most effective for your men’s discipleship and church if you come with your team. Don’t have a team? This is a great event to start building your team. Simply invite a few men along with who you feel might be ready to be a part of a men’s discipleship team.

Why give up a Saturday morning to be a part of this? Simply put there is "No Move of God, Without Men of God!" Our desire is for your church to develop a deep network of healthy, strong, and aligned men, who support the mission and vision of your church.


If that is your vision as well then you will want to continue or start that process through this half-day training!


Arrive around 8:15 to sign in and enjoy some coffee & refreshments before the training begins.




Individual Rate (1-3 men) $39.00 each  


Group Rate (4 or more men registering together) $29.00 ea.


Register at the link above.

Mega Vendor/Crafter/Health Fair with Cruise-in Benefiting the Alzheimer's Association (Sat. Aug 25, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Avanti's Dome
3401 Griffin Ave.
Pekin, IL 61554

Free admission and free parking to this family-friendly mega vendor, crafter and health fair. Over 80 vendors are signed up to participate.


Lots of activities for children including Magic by Ryan, face painting, and a Pekin fire truck (noon-1:00PM).


There will be a silent auction (more than 60 items), a 50/50 raffle, and a Deals 'N Steals (like a yard sale--only inside).


The Central Illinois Cruisers will be outside the Dome. Nearby will be a DJ spinning 50's tunes.


Kona Ice (offering flavored shaved ice) will also be outside from noon-2:00PM. Avanti's will provide food concessions.


All proceeds from the event will go to the Alzheimer's Association. For more information and a list of vendors, check the link above.


Please come for a day of fun activities while supporting a worthy cause!

Dunlap Days at Prospect United Methodist Church (Sat. Aug 25, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dunlap Prospect United Methodist Church
300 E Ash Street
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-7300

Join us in the PUMC Parking lot for a morning of free fun!


Blessing of the Animals from 10:00 am to Noon, with a Fire Truck, Activities, an Inflatable Obstacle Course, Bicycle decorating, and Rodeo! At 11:00 am there will be a Bicycle Parade in Dunlap led by the Fire Truck!