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September 2017

Wed. Sep 20, 2017

Christain Women's Club Brunch and Style Show (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Mt. Hawley Country Club
7724 N. Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 688-7477
peoriawc@gmail.com

Seventh Street Boutique in Wyoming, IL will provide a fabulous fall fashion show!

 

Our speaker, Bobbie Furr from Coal Valley, IL will speak about "Love Starved - Love Satisfied"

Women's Bible Study - 1 Thessalonians (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 9:45 am)

Contact Info:

New Castle Bible Church
17931 Dee Mac Rd
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-447-6486
info@myncbc.org
http://MyNCBC.org

September 5 - November 15

 

2 Sessions available: Tuesday evening 6:45 - 8:15 pm OR Wednesday mornings 9:00-10:30 am (Childcare available for the Wednesday morning sessions)

 

Join us this fall as we begin the study of 1 Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians will follow this spring).

 

We look forward to learning with you as we study Paul's letters to the Thessalonians. These letters are full of encouragement:

 

- To love well

 

-To build up and encourage one another.

 

- With reminders of the steadfast love of Christ that anchors it all

 

All women are welcome!

 

Sign up today by visiting the link above.

Challenge for Change (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/challenge-for-change/

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health. 

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge for Change will be held on September 5  and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Springfield Christian Women's Connection Luncheon (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 11:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Contact Info:

The Northfield Conference Center
3280 Northfield Dr.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 523-7900
jluttrellfirst@gmail.com

Join Christian women for their monthly Springfield Christian Women's Connection Luncheon!

 

This month's luncheon theme is "What is....?"

 

Sandi Woodard, regional representative, will give the special feature presentation, titled "What is Stonecroft?"

 

Wanda Hansen of Peoria is the special speaker. Her talk is titled "From Riches to Rags to Peace and Prosperity."

 

Registration for the luncheon is $15.

 

To register or for more information, please call or email Judy at the phone number and email address listed above.

Pianist needed (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 Farmington Road
Peoria, IL 61604

Second Baptist Church, a small congregation on Farmington Road, is in need of a pianist for their Sunday morning services.

 

If you have a heart for Music Ministry, please send a letter or resume to Second Baptist Church, c/o Deacon Board, 6417 Farmington Road, Peoria, IL 61604.

 

Thank you!

FEWL Females Embracing Weight Lifting (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/fewl-females-embracing-weight-lifting/

Females Embracing Weight Lifting is a new fitness class specifically designed to teach women the essential foundation of strength training and proper lifting technique.

 

FEWL instructor Audrina Kingen gears the class to help women overcome fears often associated with free weights.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Kids Fitness Program (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Community Center will offer four different fitness classes for kids as part of their 6-week Kids Fitness Program. 

 

The classes are designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and will be held on the stage from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Maximum enrollment per class is 15.

 

Kids Zumba with James will begin on Monday, September 11. The class features kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography.

 

Tumbling with Priscilla begins on Tuesday, September 12 and includes cartwheels, head and hand stands, bridges, round offs, and front and back walk overs.

 

On Wednesday, September 13, Kids Strong with Rob will begin. This class allows kids to safely participate in cross training.

 

Finally, Yoga with Ruth will meet on Thursdays beginning September 14. This class includes flexibility and balance, essential to overall health and wellness.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay only $18.75 per session; members pay $25; and non-members pay $31.25. Take advantage of special pricing.

 

Buy the first session at full price and then receive 20% off the second class, 30% off the third class, and 40% off the fourth class.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Trumpets at Tower Park (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tower Park Peoria Heights
1222 E Kingman Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
http://www.facebook.com/FeastsOfTheLordPeoria

Feasts of the Lord Peoria presents... “Trumpets at Tower Park Peoria Heights".

 

Join us this fall for Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles!

 

The Feast of Trumpets is a rehearsal for the Return of our King. We will look up and blow the trumpets. We’ll read Scripture, pray, worship with the Brett James and Praise Band and dance with Kinisi 424.         

 

We know Wednesday nights are Bible Study and youth group - we will study Scripture and gather young and old! 

 

Let's be the body of Jesus in Peoria. Bring the Scriptures, shofars and tallits. Let’s worship Jesus on His Feasts!  

 

For more information, visit the link above.

REBOOT Recovery Course (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
https://rebootrecovery.com/join/

 

Combat trauma is a serious concern in our country today. 

 

It not only affects the veterans, it can have a negative impact on families and communities. 

 

Combat trauma can manifest itself through issues like anger, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and most tragically, suicide. About 22 veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY in the United States. Symptoms are often linked to deep-rooted “soul wounds” related to unresolved grief, distrust of God/self/others, survivor’s guilt, unforgiveness, bitterness, and loss of identity.  

 

REBOOT Combat Recovery is a nonprofit organization that helps combat veterans and their families heal from the moral and spiritual wounds of war.  We accomplish this by facilitating a faith-based 12-week healing course in local communities. 

 

The course, which is not a support group, provides practical tools for service members and families dealing with the after-effects of combat. Participants learn skills that aid in their healing while helping to build community.  

 

We also encourage and welcome spouses and other affected family members to attend, since trauma impacts the entire family. 

 

The REBOOT course is veteran-led and is FREE to participants. 

 

Meetings are held weekly in a safe and private environment. 

 

A hot meal and childcare are provided, all with the purpose of removing barriers to families seeking help.  

 

The course starts with a shared meal from 6:00-6:30 pm, and the meeting is from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

 

To register, visit the link above.

 

For more information, call the number above or email John Swinford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Awana Clubs (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, IL 61571
jenny.i.sellers@gmail.com
http://vbspro.events/p/awanaclubs

For ages 2 years -12th grade.

 

Starts Wednesday Aug 16, 2017  and will go until April 25th 2018.

 

 

You can pre-register using the link above.

 

Contact Jenny Sellers using the email above for more info.

Griefshare Grief Recovery (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Athens Christian Church is hosting a GriefShare grief recovery program on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm each week from August 16 through November 15, 2017.  

 

GriefShare is a 14-week, Christ-centered, biblically based support group seminar. A grieving person can join at any time during the 14 weeks. Each session shows a video presentation followed by small group discussion about the video. The GriefShare videos present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing grief and recovery subjects helpful to people in grief. Real people share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a family member or friend through death. GriefShare is for people who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend through death.

 

For more information or to register, call Steve (414-0126), the church office (217-636-8463), or visit griefshare.org.

Financial Peace U at Athens Christian Church (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

This nine-week Dave Ramsey class will be offered on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 6 as part of the church’s Wednesday Night Connection program.

 

The first week will be an orientation. 

 

Dave Ramsey is the author of many books about finances, including Total Money Makeover, and the host of The Dave Ramsey Show. 

 

Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

 

Cost of the class is $102.30, which includes helpful books and materials. It’s an investment that will change your family’s financial life forever! 

 

You may register for the class at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes. 

 

For more information or help registering, please call the church office at the number above or visit the link.  Everyone is welcome and urged to attend!    

Kids’ Club at Bloomington Bible Church (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Bible Church
1008 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-4565
BloomingtonBibleKidsClub@gmail.com
http://BloomingtonBibleChurch.org/

At Kids’ Club, we learn about God’s Word. 

 

We serve children age 4 - grade 6.  

 

We sing, learn Bible verses, pray, learn Bible stories, make crafts, play games, have snacks, learn about missions, earn rewards, and even have an annual Christmas nativity play.  

 

Please join us!  

 

For more information, including a full schedule, visit the link above.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (Wed. Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S. Minier Ave.
Minier, IL 61759
(309) 392-2658
https://fpu.com/1045966

What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3-6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family's future? Sound impossibe? It's not!

 

With Dave Ramsey's class, Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money.

 

We're offering this 9 week class at Minier Assembly of God just for you starting on August 30th. Click the link above to sign up.

 

For questions, contact us at the phone number listed above.

Thu. Sep 21, 2017

Peoria Mayor's Prayer Breakfast (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602
jeff@dviinc.com
http://www.peoriamayorprayerevent.com

Join us for the 43rd Annual Mayor's Leadership Prayer Breakfast.

 

The guest speaker will be Jason Brown, former NFL lineman for the St. Louis Rams. In 2012, Jason left the NFL and founded First Fruit Farms to help those in need.

 

There will also be great music, food, and fellowship.

 

Individual seats can be purchased at the above link.

 

There are also three different sponsorship opportunities for this event.
Gold-$2,000  - receives prominent recognition in the program and a table for ten
Silver-$1,000 - receives recognition in the program and five seats
Bronze-$500 - receives recognition in the program and two seats

 

 

Challenge for Change (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/?s=challenge+for+change

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health.

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge fro Change will be help on September 5 and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

BINGO (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 685-7649
phcc4906@outlook.com

Dinner will be served at 5:00 PM with Bingo starting at 6:00 PM.

 

Make sure to stop by & enjoy this fun, family-friendly event. The activities are open to the public.

 

For additional info, please contact Sara at the phone number above. You can also visit our Facebook page here.

Fall Running Club (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Running Club Fall session will meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. from August 29 to November 2.

 

The Club is open to all ages and skill levels; however, children 10 and under must run with an adult.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay $60; members $80; non-members $100.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Kids Fitness Program (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Community Center will offer four different fitness classes for kids as part of their 6-week Kids Fitness Program. 

 

The classes are designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and will be held on the stage from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Maximum enrollment per class is 15.

 

Kids Zumba with James will begin on Monday, September 11. The class features kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography.

 

Tumbling with Priscilla begins on Tuesday, September 12 and includes cartwheels, head and hand stands, bridges, round offs, and front and back walk overs.

 

On Wednesday, September 13, Kids Strong with Rob will begin. This class allows kids to safely participate in cross training.

 

Finally, Yoga with Ruth will meet on Thursdays beginning September 14. This class includes flexibility and balance, essential to overall health and wellness.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay only $18.75 per session; members pay $25; and non-members pay $31.25. Take advantage of special pricing.

 

Buy the first session at full price and then receive 20% off the second class, 30% off the third class, and 40% off the fourth class.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Carmike Sunnyland Cinema 10
40 Sunnyland Plaza
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-4030
pastorheren@oslwashington.org
http://oslwashington.org

In celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington will be hosting a showing of the new Luther movie, "Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World."  

 

More information on the movie can be found at www.newluthermovie.com.

 

For more information about this event, visit the link above.

Style of Hope (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bank of Springfield Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 525-9536
lsander@thehopeinstitute.us
http://www.thehopeinstitute.us/StyleofHope

Join us for the 12th Annual Style of Hope presented by HSHS St. John's Hospital. This event is like no other fashion event in Central Illinois and is in the heart of downtown Springfield!

 

We expect nearly 1,000 people to turn out for this collaborative community and runway experience! This fast-paced, high-energy, exciting experience features runway entertainment from the Springfield Ballet Company’s Rock Ballet, local models representing all walks of life, a heartwarming segment with Hope youth models, clothing form local high-end boutiques, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a lucrative raffle and silent auction, and always new surprises!

 

With Hope’s 60th Anniversary of serving children and families, the runway is going to explode with energy, entertainment, and excitement this year! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get in on the ground floor as we take this to the next level.

 

For ticket informaton and details visit the link above.

Morton Tea Party Meeting (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Freedom Hall
349 W. Birchwood St.
Morton, IL 61550
mortonteaparty@hotmail.com
http://mortonteaparty.com

Join fellow concerned citizens to learn strategies from Illinois Policy Institute on how to have our voices heard loud and clear in Springfield.

 

We can and must influence elected representatives for positive change in Illinois.

 

Say a resounding "NO!" to higher taxes, waste, and government corruption.

Anita Renfroe Show (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 South Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 753-3939
executiveassistant@contactministries.com
http://www.itickets.com/events/385411.html

Anita is coming live to First United Methodist Church in Springfield! It is guaranteed to be a night of laughter and fun for the entire family to enjoy!

 

The show begins at 6:30 pm with doors opening at 6:00. There is a special VIP ticket available which will include a meet and greet session with Anita that will begin at 5:30 pm.

 

This event is the Fall Fundraiser for Contact Minstries, a faith-based shelter meeting the needs of our clients through emergency and transitional sheltering as well as a variety of walk in services offered to Sangamon County area residents.

 

You can purchase tickets at the link above.

APACHE New To Homeschooling Meeting (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E Jefferson St
Morton, IL 61550
http://www.apachecentralillinois.org

Not sure if homeschooling will work for your family? Don't know what the legal requirements are?

 

Come to an informal presentation by APACHE and bring your questions.

 

There will be lots of Q&A time.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Community Bible Study Peoria Evening Class (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-691-3209
mtiemeier@sbcglobal.net
http://peoriaeve.cbsclass.org

Community Bible Study Peoria Evening Class invites you to study "Red Sea to the Jordan River" (Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers) for 2017-2018.

 

The Bible Study is for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding.

 

This is a 30 week study that tells the story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites, from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation. The books tell of a holy God's faithfulness to weak and sinful people. 

 

Biblical themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance provide numerous opportunities for spiritual growth through this CBS study. All leaders in CBS are volunteers. 

 

The small registration fee (adults $35, children infant-teens $10) and weekly free-will offerings cover the cost of producing materials and annual gift to host church.

 

Participants grow in knowledge and their relationship with the Living God through individual study (answering questions and reading commentary on selected Bible passages), small group discussions (weekly sharing of answers and insights in small groups led by a trained leader), and effective teaching (lecture presented by the Teaching Director, a trained lay leader).

 

The class will meet every Thursday from September 7 to May 3. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Pregnancy Resource Center Life Banquet (Thu. Sep 21, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Double Tree Hotel
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-454-5433
http://hopeforafuture.com/event/bloomington-banquet-2/2017-09-21/

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center invites you to their annual fundraising Life Banquet. 

 

This year's speaker is Jill Savage, founder of Hearts at Home.

 

Jill is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She has been featured on Focus on the Family and has an inspiring life and family message. 

 

You won't want to miss this! 

 

There is no cost to attend this event, but advanced registrations are required. To reserve your spot, visit the link or call the number listed above.

Fri. Sep 22, 2017

Fourth Friday - Tazewell Art Loop (Fri. Sep 22, 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.

 

 

RU Recovery Meeting (Fri. Sep 22, 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.

 

RU Recovery Meeting (Fri. Sep 22, 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.

 

The Conklin Players - Smoke on the Mountain (Fri. Sep 22, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-8600
http://fivepointswashington.org

The Conklin Players troupe's next production is Smoke on the Mountain!

 

There will be performances at 7:00 p.m. on September 22nd and 23rd and at 3:00 p.m. on September 24th.

 

Smoke on the Mountain is the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical.

 

Plot of Smoke on the Mountain: It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Caroline (home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory) and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join the congregation for a rollicking good time. More than two-dozen gospel.

 

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $8 for children and students through college. Reservations can be made in person at Five Points Washington or online at fivepointswashington.org. To order by phone, call the phone number listed above.

 

Optional buffet dinner tickets can be purchased separately for the performances on September 22nd and 24th for $25 each. For more information, please call Brian Garnant at the number above.

Sat. Sep 23, 2017

Refugee Walk (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 6:00 am)

Contact Info:

Living Waters Church
7229 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
309-397-6428
run.hard.in.faith@hotmail.com
http://www.livingwaterspeoria.org/upcoming-events

Walk 15, 8, 4, or just 1 mile OR sponsor walkers to support the 65 million refugees around the world displaced from their homes by religious persecution, war, and natural disasters. 

 

Help to ease some of their suffering - sign up to walk, or sponsor walkers.

 

While walking in the shoes of refugees, we will discuss and encounter some of the struggles and choices that they must face every day. 

 

15 Mile - 6 am

8 mile - 10:00 am

4 mile - 12:30 pm 

1 mile - 2:00 pm

 

All walks will end around 4:30 pm.

 

For more information, or to sign up to walk or sponsor, email the address or visit the Web site above.

Tianguis - Outdoor Market with a Taste of Mexico (Sat. Sep 23, 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. 

Community Shred Event (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peace Lutheran Church
2800 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 546-7646

Sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church and Thrivent, ALL are welcome to bring up to five boxes of documents for shredding.

 

We will also share information about other ways they can protect themselves from identity theft.

Gym Sale (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Salvation Army
2903 W. Nebraska
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 682-8886
edan76@aol.com

Do you have unwanted items you are looking to get rid of? The Peoria Salvation Army is hosting a Multi-Family Garage Sale!

 

You can rent a space to sell personal items in an 8'x14' space for $10; to sell commercial items it's $20 a space. The space comes with one 6' table. Additional tables are $5, hanging racks (as available) are $10.

 

Proceeds from the rent of the spaces will go towards "Pathway of Hope".

 

Please RSVP by September 19, 2017. If you have any questions please call the phone number listed above.

Small Wonders Miracle Walk & Silent Auction (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 9:00 am)

Join us for the 11th annual Small Wonders Miracle Walk and Silent Auction benefiting the OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois NICU.

 

We will gather to celebrate, reconnect, and remember all of the families who've received care at the Children's Hospital NICU. 

 

Last year's walk, organized by patient families, raised more than $73,000 for family programming, educational classes, activites, and medical equipment. 

 

The registration fee for adults is $25, $15 for children, and free for NICU graduates of any age and NICU staff.

 

The registration fee includes food and fun activities, along with a t-shirt.

 

For more information, visit the link above. 

Hope for Recovery (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium
201 E. Pleasant St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
(217) 820--7728
http://www.cc-pc.org/

Come out to Hope for Recovery and celebrate recovery with area residents and their families!

 

From 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., local area families will share their stories of addiction. Let's show support for their efforts!

 

From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., there will be an exhibit showcase highlighting programs and services to assist with recovery for drug, alcohol, and tobacco/nicotine addictions. There will also be a booth teaching parents how to spot signs of hidden substance abuse.

Pianist needed (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 Farmington Road
Peoria, IL 61604

Second Baptist Church, a small congregation on Farmington Road, is in need of a pianist for their Sunday morning services.

 

If you have a heart for Music Ministry, please send a letter or resume to Second Baptist Church, c/o Deacon Board, 6417 Farmington Road, Peoria, IL 61604.

 

Thank you!

Saturday Night - Fun & Games (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sunnyland Christian Church
2401 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 699-1332
sccwash@comcast.net
http://sunnylandchristianchurch.org

Sunnyland Christian Church is hosting a special night of fun and games in the church parking lot!

 

The festivities will include food, games, music by the Rosecrans, and a Coal Black Exotics Reptile Show.

 

Come and enjoy the fun! There is no charge.

GriefShare Fall Session (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-899-9418
trinitygriefshare@yahoo.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the 13-week Fall session of GriefShare.

 

GriefShare is a nondenominational program that features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one.

 

The DVD seminar features nationally-respected grief experts and real-life stories of people as they work through their grief.

 

No matter the cause of your loved one's death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You'll learn to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief but that you do not need to live as a slave to your grief. You'll learn valuable information about facing your "new normal" in life and renewing your hope for the future.

 

There is a $15 fee for materials and supplies or ask about available scholarships.

 

For more information, contact Joleen at the number listed above.

Generation Change (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Generation Change is an all-new suite of Bible studies designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money—and how it all works together.

 

In the three different teaching series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their story.

 

Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation, making them a generation of change.

Michael W. Smith in concert (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

ISU Braden Auditorium
100 N University St.
Normal, IL
800-745-3000
http://www.fantheflamechristianconcerts.org

An evening of worship through song with Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith, brought to you by Fan the Flame Christian Concerts! With special guest Grayson|Reed and their hit song "Fight for You."

 

The concert benefits Midwest Food Bank.

 

Tickets are available at Braden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at the number listed above. For special accommodations, please call 309-438-5444.

The Conklin Players - Smoke on the Mountain (Sat. Sep 23, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-8600
http://fivepointswashington.org

The Conklin Players troupe's next production is Smoke on the Mountain!

 

There will be performances at 7:00 p.m. on September 23rd and at 3:00 p.m. on September 24th.

 

Smoke on the Mountain is the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical.

 

Plot of Smoke on the Mountain: It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Caroline (home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory) and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join the congregation for a rollicking good time. More than two-dozen gospel.

 

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $8 for children and students through college. Reservations can be made in person at Five Points Washington or online at fivepointswashington.org. To order by phone, call the phone number listed above.

 

Optional buffet dinner tickets can be purchased separately for the performance on September 24th for $25 each. For more information, please call Brian Garnant at the number above.

Sun. Sep 24, 2017

Pianist needed (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 Farmington Road
Peoria, IL 61604

Second Baptist Church, a small congregation on Farmington Road, is in need of a pianist for their Sunday morning services.

 

If you have a heart for Music Ministry, please send a letter or resume to Second Baptist Church, c/o Deacon Board, 6417 Farmington Road, Peoria, IL 61604.

 

Thank you!

Financial Peace University - Chillicothe FUMC (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe First United Methodist Church
1023 N. Sixth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 453-2680
karleeld@eureka.edu
https://fpu.com/1049101

Chillicothe First United Methodist Church's Financial Peace University class starts September 24th at 3pm!

 

This 9 week program starts September 24th and runs every Sunday at 3 p.m. through November 19th.

 

What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future.

 

Free child care provided upon request.

 

The cost of the kit is $100.00.

 

To RSVP or for more information, you can contact Karlee Wigand at the phone number and email address listed above.

The Conklin Players - Smoke on the Mountain (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-8600
http://fivepointswashington.org

The Conklin Players troupe's next production is Smoke on the Mountain!

 

Smoke on the Mountain is the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical.

 

Plot of Smoke on the Mountain: It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Caroline (home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory) and Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join the congregation for a rollicking good time. More than two-dozen gospel.

 

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $8 for children and students through college. Reservations can be made in person at Five Points Washington or online at fivepointswashington.org. To order by phone, call the phone number listed above.

 

Optional buffet dinner tickets can be purchased separately for the performance on September 24th for $25 each. For more information, please call Brian Garnant at the number above.

Reformation Walk (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Lutheran Church
311 Hershey Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-5609
clcms@frontier.com
http://christlutherannormal.org

Come one, come all to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of life during the time of Martin Luther and the Reformation.

 

Travel back 500 years in one day and walk in the footsteps of the reformer. Find out what the young priest, Martin Luther did, that changed the world.

 

Free 45 minute tours and complimentary refreshments.

Alpha Course (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Drive (Suite 203-204)
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-808-1372
networkbible.bmi@gmail.com
http://www.networkbible.org

Alpha is free and a place for Christians and non-Christians to explore and ask questions of faith in a friendly environment.  

 

All are welcome.

 

"Is there more to life than this?" "Who is Jesus" "How does God Guide us?" and much more...

 

We are even offering a catered meal (free will donation will be accepted for food, but not required).

 

For more information or to register contact Pastor Dan Jassman using the email or phone number listed above, or visit the link.  

 

Space is limited so register today. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

New Hope Community Church
510 Woodland Knolls Rd
Metamora, IL 61548
309-253-0332
newhope@mtco.com
http://www.fpu.com/1045812

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will be taught at New Hope Community Church on Sunday nights starting September 10th. 

 

There will be no childcare for this event.

 

To register, visit the link above. 

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Kugler School of Spiritual Warfare (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Faith Baptist Church
7575 W Outer Rd
Sherman, IL 62684
312-841-7245
bruce.kugler@godscourtroom.org
http://www.godscourtroom.org/SoSW.html

This class is designed for all believers, whether new to the faith or in ministry. 

 

Through this 12-week training course, students will learn that engaging in spiritual warfare will add a new dimension to their relationship with God. 

 

Believers who are struggling in their spiritual life will gain understanding in how these sin bondages develop and how they can be broken.

 

Students will also learn how to effectively pray for friends and loved ones to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

 

Those who complete the training will have the knowledge and confidence to assist others in direct confrontation of the powers of darkness. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Financial Peace University FLEX (Sun. Sep 24, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peace Lutheran
2800 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 546-7646
adenney02@yahoo.com
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes

Peace Lutheran will again host the life-changing Financial Peace University taught by Dave Ramsey.

 

This time, we’re bringing a new format called FLEX, where participants watch the videos at home and then come together for discussion and community for no longer than one hour per week.

 

You can register at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes or by calling Amy at 801-7464. You can buy materials online or through Peace.

Mon. Sep 25, 2017

Challenge for Change (Mon. Sep 25, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/challenge-for-change/

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health. 

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge for Change will be held on September 5  and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

FEWL Females Embracing Weight Lifting (Mon. Sep 25, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/fewl-females-embracing-weight-lifting/

Females Embracing Weight Lifting is a new fitness class specifically designed to teach women the essential foundation of strength training and proper lifting technique.

 

FEWL instructor Audrina Kingen gears the class to help women overcome fears often associated with free weights.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Kids Fitness Program (Mon. Sep 25, 2017 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Community Center will offer four different fitness classes for kids as part of their 6-week Kids Fitness Program. 

 

The classes are designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and will be held on the stage from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Maximum enrollment per class is 15.

 

Kids Zumba with James will begin on Monday, September 11. The class features kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography.

 

Tumbling with Priscilla begins on Tuesday, September 12 and includes cartwheels, head and hand stands, bridges, round offs, and front and back walk overs.

 

On Wednesday, September 13, Kids Strong with Rob will begin. This class allows kids to safely participate in cross training.

 

Finally, Yoga with Ruth will meet on Thursdays beginning September 14. This class includes flexibility and balance, essential to overall health and wellness.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay only $18.75 per session; members pay $25; and non-members pay $31.25. Take advantage of special pricing.

 

Buy the first session at full price and then receive 20% off the second class, 30% off the third class, and 40% off the fourth class.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Financial Peace University (Mon. Sep 25, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1209 Kingsbury Rd
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-4030
pastorheren@oslwashington.org
http://oslwashington.org

This nine-week Dave Ramsey class will be offered on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 11.  

 

Dave Ramsey is the author of many books about finances, including Total Money Makeover, and the host of The Dave Ramsey Show.   

 

Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.  

 

You may register for the class at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes or call the church office at the number listed above.

Dave Ramsey's The Legacy Journey (Mon. Sep 25, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

West Twin Grove Christian Church
14237 Twin Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL 61705
309-287-6164
withamj@hotmail.com
https://www.daveramsey.com/legacy/locations/org/001F000001URsLXIA1/class/1044430

Dave Ramsey's The Legacy Journey is the next step after Financial Peace University. 

 

This video/class discussion workbook focuses on Baby Steps 3-7. 

 

Dave teaches Biblical principals of handling money God's way.  Living and giving like no one else through the lens of scripture.

 

Baby Step 3: 3-6 month Emergency Fund, Baby Step 4: Invest 15% into Retirement Plans, Baby Step 5: Save for your children's college, if applicable, Baby Step 6: Pay Off your House Early, and Baby Step 7: Build wealth and Give.

 

If you have completed Financial Peace University or listened to Dave Ramsey and are ready to change your life, this class is for you.  We will watch 1 video each week, each about an hour long, then we will use our workbooks to have open discussion and questions for another 30-45 minutes. 

 

There is no judgement, this is a loving place to learn what the Bible has to say in a fun way.  Dave will make you laugh, he might also make you cry.  He will also give you Action Steps each weeks to complete on your own before the next class. 

 

Each kit includes a free online will, a must when leaving your legacy. 

 

Each family or if single must purchase a kit to attend or if you have previously purchased a kit, please bring it with you.  Once you purchase The Legacy Journey you have a lifetime membership to attend any class, anywhere. 

 

There will be a promotional video free of charge on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 6:30 at the same location.  Try it, you might like it and you might learn something. It's free! Are you ready to change your family tree? 

 

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

GriefShare support group (Mon. Sep 25, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 266-9281
office@gracemorton.org

GriefShare is a 13 week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed to give hope and encouragement to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.

 

The support group provides a safe and caring place to meet with others on the journey of loss and will understand the heartache and questions of loss. The DVD's feature clips from counselors, pastors and others who can offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

Holy Yoga 101 (Mon. Sep 25, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Chatham Presbyterian Church
1835 E. Walnut St.
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 801-7464
adenney02@yahoo.com
http://www.amydenney.com/holy-yoga/

Holy Yoga 101 is a four-part series of classes introducing participants to the basics of Holy Yoga, which links movement, breath and meditation on scripture.

 

It's perfect for yoga beginners, as well as Christians who are curious about whether yoga is right for them.

Tue. Sep 26, 2017

Senior Potluck (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Fried chicken and drinks provided! Bring your own table service.

 

Musical entertainment will be provided by Steve Norris.

Challenge for Change (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/?s=challenge+for+change

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health.

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge fro Change will be help on September 5 and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Fall Running Club (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Running Club Fall session will meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. from August 29 to November 2.

 

The Club is open to all ages and skill levels; however, children 10 and under must run with an adult.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay $60; members $80; non-members $100.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Holy Yoga (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peace Lutheran Church
2800 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 801-7464
adenney02@yahoo.com
http://www.amydenney.com/holy-yoga/

Enjoy the physical and soul benefits of yoga while meditating on the word of God in the company of like-minded believers.

 

A new seven-week series begins on Aug. 29 and meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

 

Come join us as we link our breath with movement and meditation on scripture.

Kids Fitness Program (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Community Center will offer four different fitness classes for kids as part of their 6-week Kids Fitness Program. 

 

The classes are designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and will be held on the stage from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Maximum enrollment per class is 15.

 

Kids Zumba with James will begin on Monday, September 11. The class features kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography.

 

Tumbling with Priscilla begins on Tuesday, September 12 and includes cartwheels, head and hand stands, bridges, round offs, and front and back walk overs.

 

On Wednesday, September 13, Kids Strong with Rob will begin. This class allows kids to safely participate in cross training.

 

Finally, Yoga with Ruth will meet on Thursdays beginning September 14. This class includes flexibility and balance, essential to overall health and wellness.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay only $18.75 per session; members pay $25; and non-members pay $31.25. Take advantage of special pricing.

 

Buy the first session at full price and then receive 20% off the second class, 30% off the third class, and 40% off the fourth class.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

40 Days For Life Kick-Off Rally (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Women's Care Center
7319 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/peoria/

Join 40 Days For Life for their Kick-Off Rally!

 

They're kicking off 40 days of prayer about ending abortion in Peoria and around the country.

 

Come worship, hear the Word, and pray for the ending of abortion.

 

The event will move to St. Vincent de Paul at 6001 N. University if weather interferes.

GriefShare Fall Session (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-899-9418
trinitygriefshare@yahoo.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the 13-week Fall session of GriefShare.

 

GriefShare is a nondenominational program that features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one.

 

The DVD seminar features nationally-respected grief experts and real-life stories of people as they work through their grief.

 

No matter the cause of your loved one's death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You'll learn to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief but that you do not need to live as a slave to your grief. You'll learn valuable information about facing your "new normal" in life and renewing your hope for the future.

 

There is a $15 fee for materials and supplies or ask about available scholarships.

 

For more information, contact Joleen at the number listed above.

Kids’ Club at Bloomington Bible Church (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Bible Church
1008 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-4565
BloomingtonBibleKidsClub@gmail.com
http://BloomingtonBibleChurch.org/

At Kids’ Club, we learn about God’s Word. 

 

We serve children age 4 - grade 6.  

 

We sing, learn Bible verses, pray, learn Bible stories, make crafts, play games, have snacks, learn about missions, earn rewards, and even have an annual Christmas nativity play.  

 

Please join us!  

 

For more information, including a full schedule, visit the link above.

Generation Change (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Generation Change is an all-new suite of Bible studies designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money—and how it all works together.

 

In the three different teaching series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their story.

 

Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation, making them a generation of change.

Women's Bible Study - 1 Thessalonians (Tue. Sep 26, 2017 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

New Castle Bible Church
17931 Dee Mac Rd
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-447-6486
info@myncbc.org
http://MyNCBC.org

September 5 - November 15

 

2 Sessions available: Tuesday evening 6:45 - 8:15 pm OR Wednesday mornings 9:00-10:30 am (Childcare available for the Wednesday morning sessions)

 

Join us this fall as we begin the study of 1 Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians will follow this spring).

 

We look forward to learning with you as we study Paul's letters to the Thessalonians. These letters are full of encouragement:

 

- To love well

 

-To build up and encourage one another.

 

- With reminders of the steadfast love of Christ that anchors it all

 

All women are welcome!

 

Sign up today by visiting the link above.

Celebrate Recovery (Tue. Sep 26, 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. Sep 27, 2017

Women's Bible Study - 1 Thessalonians (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 9:45 am)

Contact Info:

New Castle Bible Church
17931 Dee Mac Rd
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-447-6486
info@myncbc.org
http://MyNCBC.org

September 5 - November 15

 

2 Sessions available: Tuesday evening 6:45 - 8:15 pm OR Wednesday mornings 9:00-10:30 am (Childcare available for the Wednesday morning sessions)

 

Join us this fall as we begin the study of 1 Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians will follow this spring).

 

We look forward to learning with you as we study Paul's letters to the Thessalonians. These letters are full of encouragement:

 

- To love well

 

-To build up and encourage one another.

 

- With reminders of the steadfast love of Christ that anchors it all

 

All women are welcome!

 

Sign up today by visiting the link above.

Challenge for Change (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/challenge-for-change/

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health. 

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge for Change will be held on September 5  and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Pianist needed (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 Farmington Road
Peoria, IL 61604

Second Baptist Church, a small congregation on Farmington Road, is in need of a pianist for their Sunday morning services.

 

If you have a heart for Music Ministry, please send a letter or resume to Second Baptist Church, c/o Deacon Board, 6417 Farmington Road, Peoria, IL 61604.

 

Thank you!

FEWL Females Embracing Weight Lifting (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/fewl-females-embracing-weight-lifting/

Females Embracing Weight Lifting is a new fitness class specifically designed to teach women the essential foundation of strength training and proper lifting technique.

 

FEWL instructor Audrina Kingen gears the class to help women overcome fears often associated with free weights.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Kids Fitness Program (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Community Center will offer four different fitness classes for kids as part of their 6-week Kids Fitness Program. 

 

The classes are designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and will be held on the stage from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Maximum enrollment per class is 15.

 

Kids Zumba with James will begin on Monday, September 11. The class features kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography.

 

Tumbling with Priscilla begins on Tuesday, September 12 and includes cartwheels, head and hand stands, bridges, round offs, and front and back walk overs.

 

On Wednesday, September 13, Kids Strong with Rob will begin. This class allows kids to safely participate in cross training.

 

Finally, Yoga with Ruth will meet on Thursdays beginning September 14. This class includes flexibility and balance, essential to overall health and wellness.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay only $18.75 per session; members pay $25; and non-members pay $31.25. Take advantage of special pricing.

 

Buy the first session at full price and then receive 20% off the second class, 30% off the third class, and 40% off the fourth class.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

REBOOT Recovery Course (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
https://rebootrecovery.com/join/

 

Combat trauma is a serious concern in our country today. 

 

It not only affects the veterans, it can have a negative impact on families and communities. 

 

Combat trauma can manifest itself through issues like anger, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and most tragically, suicide. About 22 veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY in the United States. Symptoms are often linked to deep-rooted “soul wounds” related to unresolved grief, distrust of God/self/others, survivor’s guilt, unforgiveness, bitterness, and loss of identity.  

 

REBOOT Combat Recovery is a nonprofit organization that helps combat veterans and their families heal from the moral and spiritual wounds of war.  We accomplish this by facilitating a faith-based 12-week healing course in local communities. 

 

The course, which is not a support group, provides practical tools for service members and families dealing with the after-effects of combat. Participants learn skills that aid in their healing while helping to build community.  

 

We also encourage and welcome spouses and other affected family members to attend, since trauma impacts the entire family. 

 

The REBOOT course is veteran-led and is FREE to participants. 

 

Meetings are held weekly in a safe and private environment. 

 

A hot meal and childcare are provided, all with the purpose of removing barriers to families seeking help.  

 

The course starts with a shared meal from 6:00-6:30 pm, and the meeting is from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

 

To register, visit the link above.

 

For more information, call the number above or email John Swinford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Awana Clubs (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, IL 61571
jenny.i.sellers@gmail.com
http://vbspro.events/p/awanaclubs

For ages 2 years -12th grade.

 

Starts Wednesday Aug 16, 2017  and will go until April 25th 2018.

 

 

You can pre-register using the link above.

 

Contact Jenny Sellers using the email above for more info.

40 Days For Life (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Whole Women's Health of Peoria
7405 North University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/peoria/

Join 40 Days For Life as they pray to end abortion in Peoria and around the country.

 

They'll be outside Whole Women's Health of Peoria holding a vigil for 40 straight days, beginning September 27 and ending November 5th.

 

Come pray for the ending of abortion in Peoria and beyond.

 

Visit the Web site listed above for more information.

Griefshare Grief Recovery (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Athens Christian Church is hosting a GriefShare grief recovery program on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm each week from August 16 through November 15, 2017.  

 

GriefShare is a 14-week, Christ-centered, biblically based support group seminar. A grieving person can join at any time during the 14 weeks. Each session shows a video presentation followed by small group discussion about the video. The GriefShare videos present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing grief and recovery subjects helpful to people in grief. Real people share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a family member or friend through death. GriefShare is for people who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend through death.

 

For more information or to register, call Steve (414-0126), the church office (217-636-8463), or visit griefshare.org.

Financial Peace U at Athens Christian Church (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

This nine-week Dave Ramsey class will be offered on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 6 as part of the church’s Wednesday Night Connection program.

 

The first week will be an orientation. 

 

Dave Ramsey is the author of many books about finances, including Total Money Makeover, and the host of The Dave Ramsey Show. 

 

Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

 

Cost of the class is $102.30, which includes helpful books and materials. It’s an investment that will change your family’s financial life forever! 

 

You may register for the class at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes. 

 

For more information or help registering, please call the church office at the number above or visit the link.  Everyone is welcome and urged to attend!    

Kids’ Club at Bloomington Bible Church (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Bible Church
1008 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-4565
BloomingtonBibleKidsClub@gmail.com
http://BloomingtonBibleChurch.org/

At Kids’ Club, we learn about God’s Word. 

 

We serve children age 4 - grade 6.  

 

We sing, learn Bible verses, pray, learn Bible stories, make crafts, play games, have snacks, learn about missions, earn rewards, and even have an annual Christmas nativity play.  

 

Please join us!  

 

For more information, including a full schedule, visit the link above.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S. Minier Ave.
Minier, IL 61759
(309) 392-2658
https://fpu.com/1045966

What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3-6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family's future? Sound impossibe? It's not!

 

With Dave Ramsey's class, Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money.

 

We're offering this 9 week class at Minier Assembly of God just for you starting on August 30th. Click the link above to sign up.

 

For questions, contact us at the phone number listed above.

Holocaust Survivor at St. John Lutheran Church (Wed. Sep 27, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St John Lutheran Church
6641 W. Smithville Rd.
Bartonville, IL 61607
(309) 645-9009
mrsr78@aol.com

Marion Lazan, the author of Four Perfect Pebbles, is speaking at St. John Lutheran Church.

 

All are welcome.

Thu. Sep 28, 2017

Challenge for Change (Thu. Sep 28, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/?s=challenge+for+change

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health.

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge fro Change will be help on September 5 and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Fall Running Club (Thu. Sep 28, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Running Club Fall session will meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. from August 29 to November 2.

 

The Club is open to all ages and skill levels; however, children 10 and under must run with an adult.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay $60; members $80; non-members $100.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Kids Fitness Program (Thu. Sep 28, 2017 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Pearce Community Center will offer four different fitness classes for kids as part of their 6-week Kids Fitness Program. 

 

The classes are designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and will be held on the stage from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Maximum enrollment per class is 15.

 

Kids Zumba with James will begin on Monday, September 11. The class features kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography.

 

Tumbling with Priscilla begins on Tuesday, September 12 and includes cartwheels, head and hand stands, bridges, round offs, and front and back walk overs.

 

On Wednesday, September 13, Kids Strong with Rob will begin. This class allows kids to safely participate in cross training.

 

Finally, Yoga with Ruth will meet on Thursdays beginning September 14. This class includes flexibility and balance, essential to overall health and wellness.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay only $18.75 per session; members pay $25; and non-members pay $31.25. Take advantage of special pricing.

 

Buy the first session at full price and then receive 20% off the second class, 30% off the third class, and 40% off the fourth class.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Cookies and Cocktails (Thu. Sep 28, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

LRS Hangar of the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport
1200 Capitol Airport Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 523-8159

Please join us in an awesome event benefiting the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.

Tenth Avenue North with Brandon Heath and Jon McLaughlin (Thu. Sep 28, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
1-800-965-9324
https://www.itickets.com/events/381449

Come join us for an evening with Tenth Avenue North on their I Have This Hope Tour!

 

Joining them will be Brandon Heath and Jon McLaughlin. 

 

General Admission tickets are $22 if purchased before the day of the show, or $27 on the day of the show. 

 

Deluxe tickets, which offer a 5:30 entry and access to the 5:45 question and answer segment, are $45 if purchased before the day of the show or $50 the day of the show. 

 

For more information or to order tickets, visit the link above. 

Community Bible Study Peoria Evening Class (Thu. Sep 28, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-691-3209
mtiemeier@sbcglobal.net
http://peoriaeve.cbsclass.org

Community Bible Study Peoria Evening Class invites you to study "Red Sea to the Jordan River" (Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers) for 2017-2018.

 

The Bible Study is for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding.

 

This is a 30 week study that tells the story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites, from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation. The books tell of a holy God's faithfulness to weak and sinful people. 

 

Biblical themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance provide numerous opportunities for spiritual growth through this CBS study. All leaders in CBS are volunteers. 

 

The small registration fee (adults $35, children infant-teens $10) and weekly free-will offerings cover the cost of producing materials and annual gift to host church.

 

Participants grow in knowledge and their relationship with the Living God through individual study (answering questions and reading commentary on selected Bible passages), small group discussions (weekly sharing of answers and insights in small groups led by a trained leader), and effective teaching (lecture presented by the Teaching Director, a trained lay leader).

 

The class will meet every Thursday from September 7 to May 3. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Fri. Sep 29, 2017

Diamond Jubilee Ribbon Cutting East Peoria First United Methodist Church (Fri. Sep 29, 2017 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

East Peoria First United Methodist Church
154 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-5417
epfumc@comcast.net
http://epfumc.com

The First United Methodist Church of East Peoria will be having a Diamond Jubilee on September 29th, 30th, & October 1st.

 

The Diamond Jubilee is a weekend of events to celebrate a couple historical events in the life of the church. They will be celebrating 60 years in the current church building! They will also be celebrating 150 years as a church in the East Peoria community.

 

The event will begin on Friday, September 29th, at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the church with the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce.

Revive '17 Simulcast presented by Revive Our Hearts Ministry (Fri. Sep 29, 2017 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

East White Oak Bible Church
11922 E. 2000 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
(309) 454-3833
donnaosenga@hotmail.com
http://ewo.org/connect/adults/women

The title of this two day retreat is "Adorned - Women Mentoring Women the Titus 2 Way." Featured speakers are Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and others.

 

This free live simulcast will be held Friday, September 29th from 12:00 to 8:30 PM, and Saturday, September 30th, from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

A box lunch is available on Saturday for $5.00. Sign up for lunch when you register.

 

For more information and registration go to the website linked above.

SOS - Seniors Over Sixty (Fri. Sep 29, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

New Castle Bible Church
17931 Dee Mac Rd.
Mackinaw, IL 61755
(309) 447-6486
info@myncbc.org
http://MyNCBC.org

All communities are invited to New Castle Bible Church for SOS (Seniors Over Sixty)! We will enjoy a potluck and program while getting to know one another better.

 

Enjoy your last guilt-free meal (potluck) before learning about proper nutrition for seniors from Dr. Diane Krall.

 

Call the phone number above to sign up!

RU Recovery Meeting (Fri. Sep 29, 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.

 

RU Recovery Meeting (Fri. Sep 29, 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. Sep 30, 2017

15th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 7:30 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria RiverPlex
600 NE Water Street
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 222-5065
mail@marklinderwalkforthemind.org
http://www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org

Support Brain Tumor Research in Central IL!

 

The Mark Linder Walk for the Mind is a one-mile walk along the riverfront that promotes awareness of brain tumors. The Walk is a way to unite the survivors and their families as well as to remember those we have lost to brain tumors. The Walk also raises funds for brain tumor research at the University Of IL College Of Medicine at Peoria in hopes of a suitable treatment or a cure.

 

Every year between 40,000 and 50,000 primary brain tumors are diagnosed. Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer related deaths in males aged 20-39 and the 5th leading cause of death in women aged 20-39. They are also the second most common solid tumor in children. There are no known specific risk factors for brain tumors.

 

Mark Linder's goal was to create a place where brain tumor survivors and those still fighting the battle can come and support one another in this battle. In an effort to reach out to other brain tumor survivors and to help raise funds for Brain Tumor research, Mark Linder founded the Walk for the Mind in 2003.

 

In 2016, $50,000 was raised for brain tumor research in Peoria, IL. Mark Linder Walk for the Mind has raised over $520,000 since 2003.

 

For more information, go to the link above or the walk's Facebook page. Together we can make a difference and provide HOPE for those affected by brain tumors.

Revive '17 Simulcast presented by Revive Our Hearts Ministry (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 7:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East White Oak Bible Church
11922 E. 2000 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
(309) 454-3833
donnaosenga@hotmail.com
http://ewo.org/connect/adults/women

The title of this two day retreat is "Adorned - Women Mentoring Women the Titus 2 Way." Featured speakers are Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and others.

 

A box lunch is available on Saturday for $5.00. Sign up for lunch when you register.

 

For more information and registration go to the website linked above.

Running with the dogs (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Junction City Shopping Center
5901 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
rwd@givingindependence.org
http://www.givingindependence.org

Running With The Dogs is a local race event where participants are encouraged to run a 5k or walk a 3k with or without their dogs, raising money for Paws Giving Independence.    

 

To learn more about Paws Giving Independence visit the website listed above.

Weekend Snackpac 5k/10k/1 Mile Walk (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

South Elementary School
616 W. Hickory St.
Chilllicothe, IL 61523
https://www.chillisnackpac.com/snackpacrace

The Weekend Snackpac program provides a free sack lunch, delivered on the last day of the school week, for IVC students in need. Join us for our annual fundraiser as we raise funds for the school year.

 

Below are the race details:

  • Start Line; South Elementary School
  • Packet Pick-Up: 7:00 a.m. race day
  • RFID Timed by CnN Timing
  • Grand Prix Series Race
  • Pancake breakfast included with registration fee
  • Door prizes

 

Race course maps, online registration, and additional information regarding the Snackpac program available at the website listed above.

Tianguis - Outdoor Market with a Taste of Mexico (Sat. Sep 30, 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. 

Safe Sitter Babysitting Class (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

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

Develop knowledge of first aid, rescue skills, and behavior management techniques.

 

For questions, please use the contact information above.

inCourage Conference (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Bridgeway Community Church
3216 Veterans Dr.
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 360-8630
incourage@bwcc.tv
https://www.facebook.com/incourageconferencepekin/

Join us for a day of encouragement!

 

Our goal is to empower women to step out in courage and know that they are a daughter of the King. 

 

The conference includes:

  • Keynote address from Sonya Jones, finalist on NBC's The Biggest Loser, Christ follower, and HSHS Health Coach
  • Female lead worship
  • Encouraging messages from Rachel Ritchason (Riverside Community Church) and Aeromie Dawkins (Bridgeway Community Church)
  • A box lunch with other goodies

3rd Annual Fall Festival (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Green View Companies
2700 W. Cedar Hills Dr.
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-7761
gvmarketing@greenview.com

Join us for a day of fun, family and fall!

 

Here's a sampling of what to expect:

  • Food Vendors: CxT Roasting Company, Nacho Mama's Grilled Cheese, Kona Ice, and Mike's Knot Just Ribs
  • Live Music
  • Free Kid's Activities
  • Adopt-a-Pet with ARK Animal Shelter
  • Hayrack Rides
  • Vendor Fair and more!

Diamond Jubilee Celebration East Peoria First United Methodist Church (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria First United Methodist Church
154 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-5417
epfumc@comcast.net
http://epfumc.com

The First United Methodist Church of East Peoria will be having a Diamond Jubilee on September 29th, 30th, & October 1st.

 

The Diamond Jubilee is a weekend of events to celebrate a couple historical events in the life of the church. They will be celebrating 60 years in the current church building! They will also be celebrating 150 years as a church in the East Peoria community.

 

On Saturday, an open house will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Performing throughout the open house will be the church’s own Puppets for Jesus, the various choirs and musicians of the church, and Ignite, their praise band. A video of the construction of the current church building will be shown continually.

 

There will be historical photos and items on display and lots of fun activities for the kids including a bouncy house.

 

A picnic lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Gathering at the Well Water Seminar (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am - 1:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 673-8501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/

Westminster Church will host a seminar on issues surrounding this most critical natural resource. Two speakers will address water issues at both the local and global level.

 

Scott Reeise, the Public Works Director for the City of Peoria, will address local concerns. Dr. Yunus Salami, an engineering professor at Bradley University and head of the local chapter of “Engineers Without Borders,” will address global water issues.

 

After each presentation, there will be question and answer period.

 

There will be a 45-minute lunch break between the two speakers for lunch catered by Avanti’s. The seminar is free, but donations will be accepted to help with the cost of the lunch.

 

Registration is requested. To register, call the church office at the phone number above or sign up online at the link above.

Book Signing (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lagron-Miller Company
4517 N. Sterling Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 681-9171
http://www.bridgetsbooks.net/

Please join Bridget Nelan and Ann Williams for a book signing of God's Handprints.

 

For more information about the book, please see the link above.

Pianist needed (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 Farmington Road
Peoria, IL 61604

Second Baptist Church, a small congregation on Farmington Road, is in need of a pianist for their Sunday morning services.

 

If you have a heart for Music Ministry, please send a letter or resume to Second Baptist Church, c/o Deacon Board, 6417 Farmington Road, Peoria, IL 61604.

 

Thank you!

Midwest Food Bank Dinner & Auction (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Midwest Food Bank - Peoria Division
9005 N. Industrial Road
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 691-5270
mfbpeoria@midwestfoodbank.org
https://peoria.midwestfoodbank.org/events/sharing-the-blessings-dinner-and-auction

Please join Midwest Food Bank for a spirit filled evening of joy and purpose!

 

Your attendance or gift of an auction item will fill countless empty tables of need. Enjoy a gourmet meal and be lifted up as you hear of your impacts of goodness through MFB. There will be an auction following dinner.  

 

Be filled, be present and be blessed!

 

Tickets are on sale now! Buy your tickets today, don't miss this great event! Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of 8.

 

You can purchase tickets at Peoria MFB Division or at the phone number or website linked above.

40 Days For Life (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Whole Women's Health of Peoria
7405 North University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/peoria/

Join 40 Days For Life as they pray to end abortion in Peoria and around the country.

 

They'll be outside Whole Women's Health of Peoria holding a vigil for 40 straight days, beginning September 27 and ending November 5th.

 

Come pray for the ending of abortion in Peoria and beyond.

 

Visit the Web site listed above for more information.

40 Days For Life (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Whole Women's Health of Peoria
7405 North University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/peoria/

Join 40 Days For Life as they pray to end abortion in Peoria and around the country.

 

They'll be outside Whole Women's Health of Peoria holding a vigil for 40 straight days, beginning September 27 and ending November 5th.

 

Come pray for the ending of abortion in Peoria and beyond.

 

Visit the Web site listed above for more information.

GriefShare Fall Session (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-899-9418
trinitygriefshare@yahoo.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the 13-week Fall session of GriefShare.

 

GriefShare is a nondenominational program that features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one.

 

The DVD seminar features nationally-respected grief experts and real-life stories of people as they work through their grief.

 

No matter the cause of your loved one's death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You'll learn to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief but that you do not need to live as a slave to your grief. You'll learn valuable information about facing your "new normal" in life and renewing your hope for the future.

 

There is a $15 fee for materials and supplies or ask about available scholarships.

 

For more information, contact Joleen at the number listed above.

Generation Change (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Generation Change is an all-new suite of Bible studies designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money—and how it all works together.

 

In the three different teaching series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their story.

 

Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation, making them a generation of change.

Hymns & Hers tour with Page CXVI (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Rd.
Metamora, IL 61548
(309) 367-4892
metmenno@mtco.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/page-cxvi-w-aaron-strumpel-hymns-and-hers-tour-2017-tickets-37707594430?aff=ehomecard

We are pleased to announce that Metamora Mennonite Church will be hosting the Hymns and Hers tour, with Page CXVI and Aaron Strumpel!

 

About the Band: After forming The Autumn Film, band members Reid and Latifah Phillips and Dann Stockton were leading worship at churches and could not deny the strong beckoning of the hymns. They decided to develop a parallel band; the same people with a new purpose of making hymns accessible again under the new name, Page CXVI. It’s drawn from the page number in a particular copy of The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis, the brilliant passage where Aslan begins to sing Narnia into creation out of a black void.

 

This will be another great night of music and we hope you can join us! 

 

Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 12 are $5 at the door. Infants are free.

 

Grab a friend or two and take in a night of music that will move your soul!