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Wed. Jul 26, 2017

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

Contact Info:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Shoes for Water (Wed. Jul 26, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

The Iona Group/Float
620 West Jackson Street
Morton, IL 61550
309-263-4662
http://www.ionagroup.com/shoes/

According to the latest date from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 663 million people - 1 in 10 - lack access to safe drinking water.

 

That's why, for the sixth consecutive year, St. Ann's WATCH program, in partnership with The Iona Group and Float, are co-sponsoring a shoe drive during the entire month of August throughout central Illinois.

 

All new and used dry shoes collected - flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, clogs, dress shoes, garden shoes, etc. - will be donated to WaterStep with several purposes in mind.

 

The shoes are sold in large quantities to an exporter and the money raised is used by WaterStep to fund water treatment systems in third-world countries. Of those donated shoes, usable shoes will be sold by local merchants in poorer regions of the world. The funds raised will help these merchants provide a sustainable living for their families.

 

Additionally, recipients of these shoes will be protected from abrasions, parasites and mites.

 

Finally, by donating shoes, hundreds of tons of landfill waste will be eliminated.

 

WaterStep (www.waterstep.org) is a nonprofit organization focused on providing safe and reliable drinking water all over the world. This nonprofit organization's mission is to help many of the world's problems by providing access to clean water.

 

By providing their own water treatment systems, offering health and hygiene education, and training people going into areas with unclean water, WaterStep provides more people with access to clean water and sanitation. Since we began Shoes for Water in 2012, with the support of the local community, nearly 100,000 pairs of shoes have been collected in central Illinois.  

 

For more information, call the number above or visit the link for a complete list of participating drop off locations.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

Families are welcome! Bring a dish to share.

 

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

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

Contact Info:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

July 24-28th 5:45 pm - 8 pm 

 

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

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

Contact Info:

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

THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

Join us July 24-28.  

 

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

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Thu. Jul 27, 2017

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

Contact Info:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

July 24-28th 5:45 pm - 8 pm 

 

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

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

Contact Info:

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

THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

Join us July 24-28.  

 

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

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Fri. Jul 28, 2017

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

 

 

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

July 24-28th 5:45 pm - 8 pm 

 

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

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

Contact Info:

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

THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

Join us July 24-28.  

 

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

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

 

Sat. Jul 29, 2017

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above. 

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

Contact Info:

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

Come join us for a morning of fur and fun!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, visit the link above.                     

Shoes for Water (Sat. Jul 29, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

The Iona Group/Float
620 West Jackson Street
Morton, IL 61550
309-263-4662
http://www.ionagroup.com/shoes/

According to the latest date from the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 663 million people - 1 in 10 - lack access to safe drinking water.

 

That's why, for the sixth consecutive year, St. Ann's WATCH program, in partnership with The Iona Group and Float, are co-sponsoring a shoe drive during the entire month of August throughout central Illinois.

 

All new and used dry shoes collected - flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, clogs, dress shoes, garden shoes, etc. - will be donated to WaterStep with several purposes in mind.

 

The shoes are sold in large quantities to an exporter and the money raised is used by WaterStep to fund water treatment systems in third-world countries. Of those donated shoes, usable shoes will be sold by local merchants in poorer regions of the world. The funds raised will help these merchants provide a sustainable living for their families.

 

Additionally, recipients of these shoes will be protected from abrasions, parasites and mites.

 

Finally, by donating shoes, hundreds of tons of landfill waste will be eliminated.

 

WaterStep (www.waterstep.org) is a nonprofit organization focused on providing safe and reliable drinking water all over the world. This nonprofit organization's mission is to help many of the world's problems by providing access to clean water.

 

By providing their own water treatment systems, offering health and hygiene education, and training people going into areas with unclean water, WaterStep provides more people with access to clean water and sanitation. Since we began Shoes for Water in 2012, with the support of the local community, nearly 100,000 pairs of shoes have been collected in central Illinois.  

 

For more information, call the number above or visit the link for a complete list of participating drop off locations.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

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

Contact Info:

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

Rock Falls presents the Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration!

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

We will definitely have enough for 50 students.

 

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

 

We hope to see you there!

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The best part is: it is ALL FREE!!! 

 

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

 

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

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For more information, call the number above.

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

Contact Info:

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

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

 

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

 

We hope to see you there!  

 

For more information, call the number above.