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Full Time Lead Minister Position-First Christian Church in Kewannee (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
105 Dwight St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Position: Full time preaching.


Congregation size: 250


Salary Range: negotiable based on education & experience.


Education: College or Seminary graduate


*Responsibilities include: daily supervision of staff (worship, children's & youth ministers, two secretaries who job share and one part time facilities person. Send resume to:  First Christian Church. Attn: Pulpit Search Committee OR post resume to the website provided above. 


For all questions please call the phone number provided above. 

Cookie Walk & Pancake Breakfast (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Williamsville UMC
128 E. Jones
Williamsville, IL 62693

Join Williamsville United Methodist Church for a Cookie Walk & Pancake Breakfast! 


Breakfast $5.00/ adult and $3.00/child. Cookies $5.00/pound. 


A variety of cookies will be available! 


For more information or all questions please call the phone number listed above. 

29th Annual Cookie Walk (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church
501 S. Douglas Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704

Join Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church for their 29th Annual Cookie Walk! 


Dozens of homemade cookies and candy of countless varieties. 


Come early for best selection. 


Proceeds will go to local mission. 


For all questions please call the phone number provided above. 

"Cookie Walk" Pawnee United Methodist Church (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pawnee United Methodist Church
402 6th Street
Pawnee, IL 62558

Join Pawnee United Methodist church for Christmas cookies and candies!  


Cookies and candies will be priced per pound! 


Please call the church for further details and for all questions at the phone number provided above. 



Hope for the Holidays (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hope Veterinary Care
4337 Conestoga
Springfield, IL 62711

Join Hope Veterinary Care in celebrating the Holidays and giving back to the community!


Get family photos(furry kids too) with Mr. and Mrs.Clause by Justin Hurley Photography, Decorate a Gingerbread man from Treya Lynn's Bakery, Get something warm at the Hot Cocoa Bar, Make pine cone bird feeders, and more!  


Give back by: Donating winter clothes, hats, and gloves (new or gently used). Taking an Angel from our tree for the Mary Bryant Home. Any monetary donation with go towards out Hope 12:12 Fund!  

Kids Christmas Fun (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Cotton Hill United Methodist Church
5931 N Cotton Hill Rd
Springfield, IL 62703

A time for children, PreK-5th grade, hear the Christmas story, make a christmas craft, and decorate cookies for snack.


Reservations suggested but not required. All are welcome.


Please contact the church office no later than Thursday, December 13th at the phone number provided above. 

Wreaths Across America (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
302 E. Miller St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Wreaths Across America is on a mission to remember, honor and teach. Join them by sponsoring a wreath to be placed in honor of a veteran this December.


They will ensure that their sacrifice is remembered yet again and passed on to a new generation of Americans.


What does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you’ll honor an American hero at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery on Wreaths Across America Day. 


It’s a day that’s been set aside to lay wreaths at the places where we remember, honor and teach about our veterans living or deceased, and where we can pay tribute to their sacrifices.We can’t do that without your support, though. Your sponsorship will ensure that a wreath is hand-crafted of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow in Columbia Falls, Maine. 


Wreaths are $15.00 each. Honor your beloved living or deceased veteran by sponsoring a wreath. 


Click on the following link provided above to purchase a wreath online.

An Evening of Winter Enchantment (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Owens Recreation Center
1019. West Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

Come and see local figure skaters skate to all your favorite Christmas classics! 


The Heart of Illinois Skating Club hosted the 2019 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships this past October and two of their skaters were alternate and second alternate for Sectionals in November.


The admission fee is a toy or monetary donation for the Children's Home of Illinois right here in Peoria.


For further details please visit the website provided above. For all other questions please call the phone number listed above. 

Children's Christmas Program- Pekin (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene
3514 East Broadway Rd.
Pekin, IL 61554

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene's KIDZONE with 65+ members is presenting "Jingle Bell Beach"!


What an awesome opportunity to incorporate a live production into your holiday festivities!


There is no charge and reservations for seating for any group size is available! 


After the Saturday evening performance, the audience is invited to a complimentary Christmas Cookie Social in the Fellowship Center. 


The Facility is handicap accessible! 


Please come and enjoy this live performance! 


Please call the phone number provided above for all questions. 

Live Nativity (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Galva Christian Church
926 SE 2nd St.
Galva, IL 61434

The congregation of the Galva Christian Church invites area residents to visit the Live Nativity — their Christmas present to the Galva community!


The Live Nativity will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, in the church’s parking lot on the east side of Galva along Route 34.


Hot cocoa and cookies will be served inside the church.  The prayer room will also be open to anyone seeking prayers.


The reason for the season is Christ. People often get caught up in all the shopping, cooking and planning that they forget why Christmas is celebrated. The Live Nativity is one way to reach out and extend an invitation to remind people of the birth of Christ. The late Dewey Reed of the Galva Christian Church brought forward the idea of the Live Nativity and shortly thereafter it began in 1983. Church members portray the manger scene of Jesus’ birth in an open shed displaying the excitement of that glorious night. The goal of this Live Nativity is for the community to experience what the first Christmas was like and to spread the word of the gospel.


Please call the phone number provided above for all questions. 

Dickens Christmas Festival (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastland Mall
1615 E Empire St
Bloomington, IL 61701

Come to Eastland Mall in Bloomington and Enter the world of "Old England"!


As the characters of Charles Dickens come alive. Stroll the mall with Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. Enjoy over 50 characters, Christmas carolers, and live music!


Come watch the Play "The Ghosts of Dickens" Dec 7,8,13, 14, &15 at 6;30 and 1:30 on Dec 8 and 15.


Free tickets for the show will be given out 1 hour before the show starts. Come walk the mall at 5:00PM and talk to the Characters and collect all 17 Character cards. 


Please visit the website provided above or this website for further details: 

9th annual "Uplifted" benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St
Washington, IL 61571

Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington,will host the 9th annual “Uplifted” benefit concert for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!


This event is a night of inspirational music, video, and stories shared by St.Jude families that has raised over $100,000 for St. Jude. 


Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the website provided above or calling the phone number provided above. 


 A free-will offering will also be accepted with 100% of the donations going directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  


BLACK LIGHT PUPPET SHOW (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria, IL 61604

First Norwood Mennonite Church is hosting a Christmas Black Light Puppet Show! 


The show is on December 8th and 15th both days at 7pm! 


Please call the phone number provided above for all questions. 

An American Family Christmas (Sat. Dec 15, 2018 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd
Washington, IL 61571

Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale with special guest Soprano Penelope Schumate for An American Family Christmas!


Musical selections will beautiful and inspirational versions of classic carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, The Holly and the Ivy, and The First Noel, selections from Handel's Messiah and secular favorites like Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow, and I'll Be Home for Christmas. The concert will also include appearances by the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus, Young Artist Competition Winners and two festival choirs on Friday night's performance. 


Tickets are $8 students, $20 adults and $18 for groups of 10 or more and are available at the website provided above, by calling the phone number listed above, or at the door.


The event dates are as follows: December 14th & 15th at 7:30pm and December 16th at 3:00pm.