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April 2018

Fri. Apr 20, 2018

Truth Conference - Moline (Fri. Apr 20, 2018 7:00 pm - Sat. Apr 21, 2018 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church of the Quad Cities
4700 53rd St.
Moline, IL 61265
https://www.truthconference.org/moline-registration/

Calvary Church of the Quad Cities presents The Truth Conference.  Keynote speakers include Josh McDowell, Chris Brooks & many more!

 

The mission of the Truth Conference is to inspire church leaders and believers to see the need for apologetics in ministry and life within today's culture and to equip those church leaders and believers of all ages to have a greater ministry with an apologetics emphasis, defending the Christian faith. 

 

Topics covered in the Truth Conference include Creation vs. Evolution, How We Know the Bible is the Word of God, The Person of Jesus Christ, Christianity and Islam, The Christian Response to Homosexuality, and Answering the Criticisms of Skeptics.  One day at a Truth Conference can do much to prepare believers and church leaders for challenges faced by the body of Christ today!

 

For more information, and to view various package pricing, please visit the event website provided above.

 

 

 

 

Sat. Apr 21, 2018

Truth Conference - Moline (Fri. Apr 20, 2018 7:00 pm - Sat. Apr 21, 2018 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church of the Quad Cities
4700 53rd St.
Moline, IL 61265
https://www.truthconference.org/moline-registration/

Calvary Church of the Quad Cities presents The Truth Conference.  Keynote speakers include Josh McDowell, Chris Brooks & many more!

 

The mission of the Truth Conference is to inspire church leaders and believers to see the need for apologetics in ministry and life within today's culture and to equip those church leaders and believers of all ages to have a greater ministry with an apologetics emphasis, defending the Christian faith. 

 

Topics covered in the Truth Conference include Creation vs. Evolution, How We Know the Bible is the Word of God, The Person of Jesus Christ, Christianity and Islam, The Christian Response to Homosexuality, and Answering the Criticisms of Skeptics.  One day at a Truth Conference can do much to prepare believers and church leaders for challenges faced by the body of Christ today!

 

For more information, and to view various package pricing, please visit the event website provided above.

 

 

 

 

Pawnee Christian Church "Flock for 5K" (Sat. Apr 21, 2018 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pawnee High School
810 4th St.
Pawnee, IL 62558
217.502.4975
steve.landrey@hotmail.com

Sign up to participate in our Flock for 5K, and help us raise money for In His Hands Orphan Outeach, directed by Michelle McGown!  

 

All proceeds of the race go toward purchasing land in Haiti next door to our current orphanage.  Upon this 3 acre land we intend on building teen homes for teens that have turned 18 and are no longer allowed to live at the orphanage due to Haitian law.  Michelle's vision for the land is to build teen homes along with vocational centers where we can teach the teens a trade that will enable them to have a chance at their own business or enable them to actually get a position for employment in Haiti.  We currently have one teenage girl that we are faced with turning out.  We are trying to raise $100,000.00 American dollars to purchase this land.  Currently we have a little over $25,000 raised.  It is our goal to purchase this land as soon as possible and feel the Lord is guiding us to buy the land all at once.

For more information, and to get a registration form, please contact Steve at the number provided above.

Second Presbyterian Church Group Sale (Sat. Apr 21, 2018 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Interstate Center
2301 W. Market
Bloomington IL 61705
309-828-6297
https://www.secondpres.com

Join us for the 27th annual Second Presbyterian Church Group Sale coming up!

 

There will be a $2 bag sale at 1 PM.

 

The sale will support the projects of the Local Mission, Global Mission, and Family Ministry Committees. Donations can be dropped off from 9 AM to 7 PM Monday, April 16th through Thursday, April 19th.

 

Thank you in advance for helping us be a blessing to our community!

 

For more information visit the website listed above.

 

 

34th Annual Child Fair (Sat. Apr 21, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL-2
Dixon, IL 61021
815-835-6212
https://www.svcc.edu/news/2018/03/34th-annual-child-fair-april-21.html

Sauk Valley Community College will host the 34th Annual Child Fair! This year's theme is “Western Roundup.”

 

Once Upon A Dream Performance Spider Hero and Belle characters will be available for pictures and autographs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

The Child Fair features over 40 exhibit booths including hands-on activities and games or giveaways for participants. Children and families can visit the emergency vehicles display, car seat safety checks, barrel rides, and a petting zoo. Each year, The Child Fair attracts more than 1,000 participants.

 

The Sauk Valley Child Fair is free to the public and all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, you can call the phone number above.

Walk/Run for Life (Sat. Apr 21, 2018 9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Christ Church, PCA
1301 N. Linden St.
Normal, IL
309-454-5433
https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/website/home/?e=15600

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting a two-mile walk or three-mile run at Christ Church, PCA in Normal.

 

Walk or run - it's your choice! Or have a proxy walk/run for you.

 

There will be activities for all ages: face painting from the Zoo Lady, an inflatable obstacle course (weather permitting), door prizes, and tasty treats.

 

The group walk/run will start at 10 a.m., but you can come anytime! Hear all that's going on at the pregnancy resource center before you head out to walk/run.

 

You can call the number above or visit the Web site listed above to register.

 

 

Bethany Missionary Flea Market (Sat. Apr 21, 2018 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Bethany Missionary Church
2525 East Washington St
East Peoria, IL 61611
309.206.6468
BethanyMC@att.net
http://www.BMCEP.com

Join us for our Spring Craft and More Flea Market.

 

We are hosting area crafters, vendors, and merchants. There will also be a raffle and bake sale! The grill will be open as well. 

 

Proceeds received by Bethany Missionary Church will go toward our Youth Fund.

 

The sale is open to the community.

 

For more information visit the website listed above. 

Ladies Jubilee (Sat. Apr 21, 2018 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, IL 61571
309-214-2157
graphicsmaiden@yahoo.com

The speaker this year is Dr. Dinelle Frankland, Professor of Worship at Lincoln Christian Seminary. We are offering a girls version of Ladies Jubilee for those girls 5 -12. 

 

The theme this year is birthdays worth celebrating, where we praise the Lord for our Spiritual birthday. There will be a sit-down lunch after our worship service, where a birthday themed lunch will be served.

 

The cost for this year's Jubilee is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids. Any lady who has not prepaid will be charged $15.00 at the door, please purchase your tickets at the church by April 18, 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

For more information call the number listed above or 309-214-3515.

Christ Lutheran Church Pancake Supper (Sat. Apr 21, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Lutheran Church
1311 S. Faraday
Peoria, IL 61605
309-637-5309
http://www.christlutheranpeo.org

It's the 46th annual sausage pancake & potato pancake supper!

 

At Christ Lutheran School's gym in Peoria.

 

Adults $7
Students K-8 $4

 

ALL YOU CAN EAT!

Fundraiser Comedy Night with Paul May (Sat. Apr 21, 2018 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Havana Church of Christ
350 S Broadway
Havana, IL 62644
(309) 543-2854
paul@havanachurch.com
http://www.facebook.com/havanachurch

Laugh yourself silly with good, clean comedy for a good cause!

 

Paul May has been a road warrior for years leading a drama and sketch comedy troupe called Clear Vision Drama Company. So he is no stranger to making people laugh! Now he is just doing it standing up! I mean through Stand Up!

 

Paul also utilizes his acting skills doing comedy video shorts as various fictional character impressions throughout his show!

 

Through the years, Paul has been on stage performing in front of the masses. You will not be disappointed in bringing him to your stage to provide good quality, fun, clean entertainment!

 

Laugh more with Paul at www.paulmaycomedy.com.

 

Proceeds for this event will help Havana Church of Christ students travel to Christ in Youth's Move Conference in Tennessee this summer.

Sun. Apr 22, 2018

Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County Seeks Executive Director (Sun. Apr 22, 2018 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Habitat for Humanity
.
Canton, IL
(309) 647-1666.
info@fultonhabitat.org
http://www.fultonhabitat.org

Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County is expanding their ability to provide opportunities for affordable homeownership. The organization's Board of Directors is now seeking an Executive Director to help lead the organization in a time of growth and development.

 

The new staff position will be part-time (18-24 hours per week) with fixed annual salary based on education and experience.

 

Anyone interested in the position is asked to submit a letter of interest and resume either to the email listed above or by mail to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 308, Canton, IL 61520.

 

For additional information, please contact Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County at the number listed above.

 

Founded in 1998, Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has facilitated the construction of 12 new homes around the county. Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County operates with a ”sweat equity” model, in which the homeowners participate in the construction of their own homes in partnership with local contractors and building trades workers, as well as volunteers from churches and other community organizations. The organization then arranges interest-free mortgages on the new homes, which the homeowners pay off over a term of 20-30 years.

Free Concert with Huntley Brown (Sun. Apr 22, 2018 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Presbyterian Church
511 Wirt St.
Henry, IL
http://www.huntleybrown.org

Join us for a FREE concert at First United Presbyterian Church in Henry!

 

Huntley Brown has traveled all over the world sharing his love of music with congregations of all sizes and denominations.

 

For more information on Mr. Brown, you can visit his Web site listed above.

26th Sun Foundation Clean Water Celebration (Sun. Apr 22, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trailside Event Center
4416 N Prospect Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.231.7451
kzuckerman@hollis328.net
http://sunfoundation.org/sun2/?page_id=371

The public is invited the Opening ceremonies of the 26th Sun Foundation Clean Water Celebration! The ceremony starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Gateway Building Fountain. No charge or reservation needed. The ceremony includes the Parade of Waters and Native American Blessing of the Waters. You are invited to bring a small container of water from your local surface or groundwater source and be a part of the ceremonies.

 

You're also invited to the 25th anniversary reunion! There will be a dinner and lecture at 5:30 p.m. at the Trailside Event Center. The dinner and lecture tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. If you only want to attend the lecture, it is free, but registration is required.

 

Marcus Eriksen, research director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute will share his adventures drifting 2,600 miles from Los Angeles to Hawaii on the Junk Raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles to bring attention to the growing problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and our seas. His story is one of first-hand experience and knowledge of the plastic pollution crisis and the successful efforts to hold plastic producers accountable.

Hymn Festival (Sun. Apr 22, 2018 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Lutheran Church
714 E. Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 522-3965
cmjbgeorge@gmail.com

Composer/organist Ben Culli, a Springfield native, will present a hymn festival including his work and other pieces for choir and audience participation! He will be accompanied by the Sangamon Brass and violinist Jean Tweet.

 

There is no cost to attend, but a free-will offering of canned goods is being received for Grace Food Pantry.

 

The festival is fully accessible for all ages!

For more information please call the number above.

Gospelfest Concert (Sun. Apr 22, 2018 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Shawn Degenhart of Gospelfest Ministries will hold a Gospelfest concert with a few of the Gospelfest singers at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington.

 

A free-will offering will be taken to support Gospelfest Ministries.

Fan the Flame Christian Concert - Jason Gray and Chris August (Sun. Apr 22, 2018 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The First Christian Church
100 N. Jackson St.
Clinton, IL 61727
217-935-3139
https://www.itickets.com/events/395409.html

Fan the Flame Christian Concerts will present "The Living Room Sessions Tour" with Jason Gray, Chris August, and Andy Gullahorn!

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m and the concert begins at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets start at $10. You can purchase them by clicking the link above.

Mon. Apr 23, 2018

Skip the Straw Day (Mon. Apr 23, 2018 12:00 am)

Contact Info:

Anywhere you are!
Anywhere!
Illinois
309.231.7451
kzuckerman@hollis328.net
http://sunfoundation.org/

April 23, 2018 is the 26th Annual Sun Foundation Clean Water Celebration which will focus on the choices we make daily about single-use plastics and challenges our citizens to choose to Skip the single-use plastic straw or use alternative straws whenever available.

26th Sun Foundation Clean Water Celebration (Mon. Apr 23, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
309.231.7451
kzuckerman@hollis328.net
http://sunfoundation.org/sun2/?page_id=371

The Sun Foundation Clean Water Celebration is an Environmental Classroom addressing the interaction between science, technology and society relating to water quality issues. Students, teachers, artists, business professionals, and scientists interact in a variety of settings to learn to improve water quality, to think critically and creatively about adequate and safe water supplies, and explore the issues of natural resource conservation and management. All parts are open to the public.

 

School groups (targeting grades 4-12), and homeschoolers of all ages are welcome. There is no charge, but registration is required. You may come for the entire day or any part of the day.

 

Keynote sessions – Marcus Eriksen, research director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres

 

Streams (Learning Stations) - structured so students in small groups rotate every twenty minutes through learning stations, this year cover the topics of Watersheds, Aquatic Life/Fish, and Recycling.

 

Lunch - Students and teachers may bring their own lunches or purchase lunch at Peoria Civic Center concessions.

 

Questions? Visit the link above or contact Karen Zuckerman at the phone number above.

GriefShare Support Group - Morton (Mon. Apr 23, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson
Morton. IL. 61550
309.266.9281
office@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org/life

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

This support group provides a safe and caring place to meet with others who are on this journey of grief and understand the heartaches and questions of loss.  The DVD series features clips from Christian counselors, pastors, and other people who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.  

There is no cost to participate in this group.

 

 

Understanding the Endtime (Mon. Apr 23, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

House of Prayer Apostolic Church
334 West Elliott
Springfield, IL 62702
217-652-7729
7729revivalcity@gmail.com

Join us in Springfield for an end time prophecy Bible Study.

 

This Bible study video presentation will provide a better understanding of world events and what the Bible foretells about the future. 

 

They will include the U.S. in the Bible, the seven trumpets, the second coming of Jesus Christ and much more!

 

Tue. Apr 24, 2018

Celebrate Recovery - Bloomington/Normal (Tue. Apr 24, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly Of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761
309.454.2402
https://1agbn.org/celebrate-recovery/

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.

 

 

Unveiling Mormonism, Mike and Lynn Wilder (Tue. Apr 24, 2018 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Waters Church
7229 North Knoxville
Peoria, IL
309-397-6428
livingwaters.lcmc@gmail.com
http://www.livingwaterspeoria.org/upcoming-events

Twelve years ago, Michael and Lynn Wilder considered their lives as active Mormons to be perfect. Mike was a high priest, and Lynn was a professor at Brigham Young University. Their three sons served as Mormon missionaries. Then in 2006, everything changed.

 

Join Mike and Lynn at Living Waters Church in Peoria to hear how loving others and telling them about the Gospel of Grace can radically transform lives!

 

Other events associated with Mike and Lynn's visit:
-Sunday, April 22nd at 10 am: they speak at Living Waters Church as part of Sunday morning worship on the power of grace.
-Also that morning at Living Waters' adult forum at 9 am, they'll speak on how to recognize false doctrine and false christs.
-Wednesday, April 25th at 6 pm: Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria
-Friday, April 27th at 7 pm: Community Well in El Paso
-Saturday, April 28th at 6 pm: Faith Evangelical Free in Germantown Hills
-Sunday, April 29th at 10 am: The Journey Church in Bloomington

Wed. Apr 25, 2018

Healing Family Relationships (Wed. Apr 25, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Airport Bloomington
3202 E. Empire St.
Bloomington, IL 61704
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raising-kids-in-a-modern-world-healing-family-relationships-session-2-tickets-43421388542?aff=ehomecard

Every family experiences conflict, struggles, and broken relationships. God wants our families to be experts in giving and receiving forgiveness.

 

In this seminar, Dr. Rob Rienow, of Visionary Family Ministries, will share biblical principles and practical approaches to increasing love and forgiveness in your home and decreasing conflict. He will also address how to deal with long-standing hurts, estranged relationships, and chronic family dysfunction.

 

The question is not whether or not our families will have problems and conflicts - but how we respond to them. This is a seminar you don’t want to miss!

Grief Share Support Group - Northwest United Methodist (Wed. Apr 25, 2018 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwest United Methodist Church
3800 N War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615
(217) 652-0808
pontiactripower@gmail.com
http://nwunitedmethodist.org/

New Grief Share Support Group, meets starting Wednesday, April 25, 2018, and continues every Wednesday for 13 weeks.  

 

Contact Karen Wasson at the phone number listed above for more information.

 

Please let us know if you need childcare.

Thu. Apr 26, 2018

ACC Moms Group (Thu. Apr 26, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217.636.8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

All mothers with school-aged children and younger are invited to come together to speak the truth in love through Jesus Christ our savior at the ACC Moms Group. Come enjoy God's word with other mothers, while eating and crafting.  

 

The group will meet monthly, through May, and will resume again in the fall.

 

Cost to participate is $25, which will cover the cost of a Bible study book and craft supplies.

Kindergarten Here We Come (Thu. Apr 26, 2018 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
1102 W Hamilton Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61704
309-829-7513
kristennewell@trinluth.org
http://www.trinluthschool.org

Is your child entering pre-K or Kindergarten next fall?

 

Come to Trinity Lutheran School for a FREE evening of learning with your child on how to best prepare for kindergarten. This event is designed to prepare kids and families for kindergarten regardless of where they intend to go to school. It will feature different stations, including make-and-take stations, each addressing a different aspect of preparing for kindergarten.

 

A highlight of the evening will be a keynote speaker, Laura Busse, who has her Master's Degree in Early Childhood education, has taught both pre-K and Kindergarten, and teaches master's degree candidates at the university level.

 

Come learn and grow with your child, and bring a friend! (Snacks will be provided.)

Treyce' & G.A.P.'s Music Ministry Event! (Thu. Apr 26, 2018 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abundant life In Christ Church
108 E. Market Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
3098462728
ljspears1@hotmail.com

Treyce’ & G.A.P. (Giving All Praise) will be singing as part of the worship service at the Abundant Life In Christ Church!

 

A live video is going to be made of their performance to promote their new CD they just released, entitled, “Extra Blessings”. Free admission! It's time to get your praise on!!!

 

Visit the Treyce and G.A.P. Facebook page for more information. 

Pause (Thu. Apr 26, 2018 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
154 E. Washington St.
East Peoria
13096995417
johntheprodigalone@gmail.com
http:/www.epfumc.com

"Pause" is a contemporary, non-denominational, Christ centered 30 minute service.

 

The service will be led by John Haeffele. John is an author, speaker and founder of The Prodigal One Ministry.

 

For more information about "Pause" please visit the web-site listed above.

The Little Mermaid - presented by Peoria Christian High School Theater (Thu. Apr 26, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian High School
3506 N. California
Peoria, IL 61616
309-397-0261
khutchins@peoriachristian.org
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcs13

Disney's The Little Mermaid Musical will be performed by the Peoria Christian High School Theater April 26-28th.

 

The Peoria Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Heather Maughn, is partnering with this production!

 

Doors will open at 6 p.m.

 

You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the link above.

Ladies Night Out (Thu. Apr 26, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 N. Jackson
Clinton, IL 61727
217-935-3139
mandi@clintonfcc.com
http://www.clintonfcc.com

Dearya Bennett will speak at First Christian Church in Clinton on "Loving Muslims to Christ."

 

Music from Sara Holt.

 

Bring a salad to share with others.

Eat to Live Class: Nutrition for Optimal Health (Thu. Apr 26, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwest UMC
3800 W War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-692-0421
northwestunited@sbcglobal.net
http://www.nwunitedmethodist.org

Come and enjoy a community environment where you can learn powerful tools for improving your health, along with keys to reaching and maintaining your best weight.

 

You will discover how you can daily take action to prevent and reverse chronic disease, build your immune system, reduce your risk of premature death and aging, and alleviate suffering brought on by diet-related illness.

 

Each week we will address the relationship of diet to disease, provide a take home handout, view expert speakers, demonstrate food prep techniques, and provide food samples and recipes you can try at home. 

 

The world is in need of a health revolution. We need to be properly informed to make the best decisions for ourselves and those we love.

 

Please come and bring a friend or two to learn how to experience life to the fullest measure! Reservations required- please call the number listed above.

 

4/12:  Movie – “Forks Over Knives”
4/19: “Winning the War Against Cancer”
4/26:  Movie – To Be Announced
5/3: “Stopping the Epidemic of Diabetes”
5/10: “Nobody Needs to Have Heart Disease”
5/17: “Eat to Live: The Basics”

 

 

Community Bible Study Peoria Evening Class (Thu. Apr 26, 2018 7:00 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. Apr 27, 2018

Empowered To Connect Simulcast - April 27-28 (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 South Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711
217-793-9760
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowered-to-connect-simulcast-springfield-first-umc-tickets-41231684077

Show Hope presents the Empowered To Connect Simulcast!

 

Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children, especially those who have experienced trauma or loss, including children impacted by adoption and foster care.

 

Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU to help bring attachment and connection in families.

 

The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists.

 

Tickets are $10. To register, visit the Web site listed above.

 

Continuing Education Credits (CEU credits) may be available to professionals. In addition to the registration to attend the simulcast, ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION AND FEES are required in order to receive CEU credits. For more information and to register to receive CEU credits, please visit  https:/www.etccontinuingeducation2018.eventbrite.com.

 

 

Deeper Still Retreat - Healing from the Wounds of Abortion (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 2:00 pm - Sun. Apr 29, 2018 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Bay Camp on Lake Bloomington
24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy.
Hudson, IL 61748
309.212.1442
laurie@hopeforafuture.com
http://hopeforafuture.com/Deeper-Still

Welcome to a wonderful journey to healing and freedom! Deeper Still is a healing retreat specifically designed for women and men who have either had an abortion or who have participated in an abortion. We affirm and encourage your decision to seek a deeper place of healing and restoration from your past choices. Our role is to help facilitate God’s healing touch in your life.

 

We will be hosting a weekend opportunity for you to get away with God and to receive His healing love. There will be about 10-15 other women and men on a similar journey joining you this weekend. We count it a privilege to come alongside you, and we will be praying that you receive everything you need.

 

For more information, please visit the event website, and download the online registration package.

Deeper Still post-abortion healing retreat (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Bay Camp
24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy
Hudson, IL 61748
309-212-1442
laurie@hopeforafuture.com
http://godeeperstill.org

Deeper Still is a Biblically based healing retreat for post-abortive women and men.

 

Deeper Still exists to bring lasting healing, freedom, hope, and restoration to those wounded by the trauma of abortion.

 

Testimony from a Deeper Still participant: "There are no words to describe the overall experience. I am still experiencing so much freedom, so much joy. I've been set free by the grace of God. Bless you all for helping me to find this feedom."

 

Retreats are free and confidential and registration is required.

 

The next retreat is April 27-29th in Bloomington. Space is limited. Visit the Web site listed above for more information.

Celebrate Recovery in Sherman (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Faith Baptist Church
7575 W Outler Rd
Sherman, IL 62684
217-496-2590
http://livingfaithbaptist.org/ministries/celebrate-recovery

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-Centered Recovery Program for hurts, habits, and hangups, meets Fridays at 5:30 P.M. 

 

Like us on Facebook at Celebrate Recovery LFBC.

Truth For Men Conference 2018 (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Southern View Chapel
4500 S 2nd St.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-1876
ETevez@svchapel.org
https://Truth4Men.org

Join Southern View Chapel as they encourage men to learn truth and grow in The Word of God during the Truth for Every Man Conference.

 

The cost is only $25 a person for Friday and Saturday Sessions, including lunch. This conference will feature nine pastors and speakers, all with the desire to help men walk faithfully with Christ starting in their homes.

 

For more information visit the website listed above.

No More Perfect Marriages Night Out (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Dome
3401 Griffin Ave.
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 696-3768
rbarneshope@gmail.com
http://bwcc.tv

This evening will be full of fun and laughter. It's a great date night for a couple or a fun ladies night out to find out how to strengthen your marriage.

 

The evening includes dinner, a photo booth, and local community outreach booths for marriage and families! Plus a door prize of 12 local dates for a year!  

 

Mark and Jill Savage are passionate about encouraging, educating, and equipping  families. After serving in church ministry for twenty years, the Savage’s are now meeting the needs of families as authors and speakers. Known for their honesty, humor, and practical teaching, Mark and Jill bring hope and encouragement to  every audience. Jill is the author of nine books including Real Moms…Real Jesus and No More Perfect Moms. Together Mark and Jill have authored two books, Living With Less So Your Family Has More and No More Perfect Marriages. The parents of five young adult children and grandparents of three, the Savage’s make their home in Normal.

 

The price is just $70.00 for couples or $35.00 for singles. Tickets will go fast! Go to the website linked above to get your tickets.

The Little Mermaid - presented by Peoria Christian High School Theater (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian High School
3506 N. California
Peoria, IL 61616
309-397-0261
khutchins@peoriachristian.org
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcs13

Disney's The Little Mermaid Musical will be performed by the Peoria Christian High School Theater April 26-28th.

 

The Peoria Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Heather Maughn, is partnering with this production!

 

Doors will open at 6 p.m.

 

You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the link above.

Masters Voice Southern Gospel Concert (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tri-Valley Baptist Church
8385 N. 1900 East Road
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.378.4687
events@bloomington4jesus.com
https://trivalleybaptistchurch.com/

Masters Voice will be in concert in Bloomington!

 

There is no cost to attend, but a free-will offering will be taken. No tickets are required. 

 

For more information visit the website listed above.

Sat. Apr 28, 2018

Deeper Still Retreat - Healing from the Wounds of Abortion (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 2:00 pm - Sun. Apr 29, 2018 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Bay Camp on Lake Bloomington
24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy.
Hudson, IL 61748
309.212.1442
laurie@hopeforafuture.com
http://hopeforafuture.com/Deeper-Still

Welcome to a wonderful journey to healing and freedom! Deeper Still is a healing retreat specifically designed for women and men who have either had an abortion or who have participated in an abortion. We affirm and encourage your decision to seek a deeper place of healing and restoration from your past choices. Our role is to help facilitate God’s healing touch in your life.

 

We will be hosting a weekend opportunity for you to get away with God and to receive His healing love. There will be about 10-15 other women and men on a similar journey joining you this weekend. We count it a privilege to come alongside you, and we will be praying that you receive everything you need.

 

For more information, please visit the event website, and download the online registration package.

Empowered To Connect Simulcast - April 27-28 (Sat. Apr 28, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 South Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711
217-793-9760
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowered-to-connect-simulcast-springfield-first-umc-tickets-41231684077

Show Hope presents the Empowered To Connect Simulcast!

 

Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children, especially those who have experienced trauma or loss, including children impacted by adoption and foster care.

 

Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU to help bring attachment and connection in families.

 

The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists.

 

Tickets are $10. To register, visit the Web site listed above.

 

Continuing Education Credits (CEU credits) may be available to professionals. In addition to the registration to attend the simulcast, ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION AND FEES are required in order to receive CEU credits. For more information and to register to receive CEU credits, please visit  https:/www.etccontinuingeducation2018.eventbrite.com.

 

 

Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast (Sat. Apr 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Christian Church
510 W. Frances St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-2056
office@chillicothechristian.net
http://chillicothechristian.net/

Ladies, you're invited to be part of a global, one-day simulcast that focuses on the power of prayer and learning to study God's Word for yourself featuring Priscilla Shirer and worship leader, Anthony Evans. Priscilla Shirer is an author, speaker, actress, and Christian evangelist.

 

Tickets for the event are $25 or $30 with lunch. Lunch options (including vegetarian or gluten-free available) can be selected when purchasing your ticket.

 

Tickets can be purchased on Sundays at the church's Welcome Center or in the church office during the week. Reserve your tickets by April 20.

 

For more information, call the number or email the address above.

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast in Washington (Sat. Apr 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Church
2354 Hollands Grove Road
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 712-1758
luciaowen123@gmail.com
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/priscilla-shirer-simulcast-tickets-44537660341?aff=eac2

Greetings ladies! Faith Church will host the 2018 Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast and we hope that you (and your friends) will join us! We invite you to join bible teacher, Priscilla Shirer and worship artist, Anthony Evans for a global bible teaching event!

 

Women will gather from all around the world for this one-day teaching and worship event.

 

Join us if you want to:

  • Learn to study God's Word for yourself with practical, biblical teaching from a Bible teacher you can trust
  • Seek the Lord through whole-hearted prayer
  • Worship with Anthony Evans
  • Find spiritual refreshment alongside women from all walks of life
  • Gain the direction you need to step into God's plan for your life

 

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The cost of attending is $15 per person or $10 for students and single moms before April 27. Walk-ins are $20 per person.

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast in Rock Falls (Sat. Apr 28, 2018 9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Harvest Time Bible Church
1802 Dixon Rd.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
(309) 712-1758
https://www.lifeway.com/en/events/priscilla-shirer-live-simulcast.html

Greetings ladies! Faith Church will host the 2018 Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast and we hope that you (and your friends) will join us! We invite you to join bible teacher, Priscilla Shirer and worship artist, Anthony Evans for a global bible teaching event!

 

Women will gather from all around the world for this one-day teaching and worship event.

 

Join us if you want to:

  • Learn to study God's Word for yourself with practical, biblical teaching from a Bible teacher you can trust
  • Seek the Lord through whole-hearted prayer
  • Worship with Anthony Evans
  • Find spiritual refreshment alongside women from all walks of life
  • Gain the direction you need to step into God's plan for your life

 

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The cost of attending is $15 per person or $10 for students and single moms before April 27. Walk-ins are $20 per person.

Protest against abortion (Sat. Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Planned Parenthood Facility
2709 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
protestpp.com

Pro-lifers will gather outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Peoria, IL and all across the world.

 

This will be a peaceful protest! Participants will gather to demand that government stop funding Planned Parenthood, because it is an organization that specializes in killing children.

 

Feel free to bring a chair and your own pro-life signs. 

 

For more information visit the website above.

Spaghetti Dinner (Sat. Apr 28, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Fairview Baptist Church
2001 N. 21st. St.
Springfield, IL 62702
217-741-1817
micklind@sbcglobal.net

Come and join us for a fun spaghetti dinner! You can eat at the church or carry out. 

 

Menu: Spaghett, garlic bread, salad, desert, coffee, tea, or water

 

Cost $5.00.  Under 3 free.  Soda $1.00.  

The Little Mermaid - presented by Peoria Christian High School Theater (Sat. Apr 28, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian High School
3506 N. California
Peoria, IL 61616
309-397-0261
khutchins@peoriachristian.org
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcs13

Disney's The Little Mermaid Musical will be performed by the Peoria Christian High School Theater April 26-28th.

 

The Peoria Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Heather Maughn, is partnering with this production!

 

Doors will open at 6 p.m.

 

You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the link above.

Sun. Apr 29, 2018

Deeper Still Retreat - Healing from the Wounds of Abortion (Fri. Apr 27, 2018 2:00 pm - Sun. Apr 29, 2018 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Bay Camp on Lake Bloomington
24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy.
Hudson, IL 61748
309.212.1442
laurie@hopeforafuture.com
http://hopeforafuture.com/Deeper-Still

Welcome to a wonderful journey to healing and freedom! Deeper Still is a healing retreat specifically designed for women and men who have either had an abortion or who have participated in an abortion. We affirm and encourage your decision to seek a deeper place of healing and restoration from your past choices. Our role is to help facilitate God’s healing touch in your life.

 

We will be hosting a weekend opportunity for you to get away with God and to receive His healing love. There will be about 10-15 other women and men on a similar journey joining you this weekend. We count it a privilege to come alongside you, and we will be praying that you receive everything you need.

 

For more information, please visit the event website, and download the online registration package.

Lutheran High Musical Reunion (Sun. Apr 29, 2018 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lutheran High School
3500 W. Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.546.6363
https://www.spiluhi.org/Academics/Fine-Arts/

Come enjoy an afternoon of songs from your favorite mucials, featuring former and current Lutheran High students!

 

Admission is FREE.  Everyone is welcome.  A freewill offering will be collected, with all donations to benefit our Music and Drama departments.

Orpheus Club Spring Concert (Sun. Apr 29, 2018 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Federated Church
3601 N. Sheridan Rd.
Peoria, IL 61604

The Orpheus Club Men's Choir has been entertaining the Peoria area with male voice four-part harmony for 116 years. Join them for their Spring Concert!

 

Come hear a delightful afternoon of music under the direction of Russel Boulton, and be transported by songs of the season. A special focus of this concert will be patriotic tunes, remembering the anniversary of the first World War.

 

Admission is $5 at the door. There are no reserved seats.

Mon. Apr 30, 2018

Medicare, Medicare Advantage & Medigap Explained (Mon. Apr 30, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Library
326 S 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-502-2203
seniorinsurance1@gmail.com

Not sure how to navigate the Medicare Maze?

 

Register for this free seminar to get the answers you are looking for!

 

Anyone approaching 65 would benefit.

 

Also, if you already have Medicare, find out if you have the best, most cost-effective plan available.

 

This seminar is strictly educational.

 

Register now, as seating is limited. Tell your friends!

 

Held at Springfield Lincoln Library, Carnegie Room South.

GriefShare Support Group - Morton (Mon. Apr 30, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson
Morton. IL. 61550
309.266.9281
office@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org/life

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

This support group provides a safe and caring place to meet with others who are on this journey of grief and understand the heartaches and questions of loss.  The DVD series features clips from Christian counselors, pastors, and other people who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.  

There is no cost to participate in this group.

 

 

Understanding the Endtime (Mon. Apr 30, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

House of Prayer Apostolic Church
334 West Elliott
Springfield, IL 62702
217-652-7729
7729revivalcity@gmail.com

Join us in Springfield for an end time prophecy Bible Study.

 

This Bible study video presentation will provide a better understanding of world events and what the Bible foretells about the future. 

 

They will include the U.S. in the Bible, the seven trumpets, the second coming of Jesus Christ and much more!