Family Calendar & Concerts
Powerlight Christian Music Festival (Sun. Aug 19, 2018 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Illinois State Fair- Lincoln Stage
801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
All day fest at the Lincoln stage at the Illinois State Fair!
2018 Grammy and Dove winner Zach Williams (Chain Breaker & Old Church Choir) headlines the show also featuring Chicago area favorites Citizen Way (Bulletproof) and Multi Dove winner (16 Dove nominations) hip hop star KJ-52.
Line-up also includes pop/R&B singer V-Rose, Illinois favorite Slingshot 57 with a one time reunion show, and the awesome Fantastic Jones Family.
Praise & Worship led by Chosen Generation.
All concerts are free ($5 State Fair admission).
Speed painter, Matt Lovell, and several aspiring local artists will be featured!
Go to website linked above for more details and the schedule!
Bus Drivers Needed: Tazewell Woodford Head Start (Mon. Aug 20, 2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Tazewell Woodford Head Start
233 Leadley Ave.
East Peoria, IL 61611
Tazewell Woodford Head Start is looking for regular and substitute school bus drivers for the 2018-2019 school year.
Applications are available at 233 Leadley Avenue in East Peoria Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
Call the number above for more information.
Free Film - The Second Chance (Mon. Aug 20, 2018 6:30 pm)
Chillicothe Christian Films (a partnership of Men of AIM / HOI Christian Movie Central and 9 area churches) rents the historic Chillicothe Town Theatre for free Christian films.
Join us for The Second Chance. Doors open 6pm. The 2nd room, if necessary, will start about 6:45pm.
Starring Michael W. Smith, the film is about two pastors, one from a wealthy parish in a predominantly white suburb, the other, the head of an inner-city church, must learn to bridge the gap between their different philosophies and their individual prejudices. Together they look for common ground through faith and fight to save one's struggling urban church and the people it serves.
Please RSVP to our Facebook event page, so we can plan ahead to determine if we believe the second theater will be necessary (we hope it is!)
Faith on Fire Renewal Night (Mon. Aug 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Holy Trinity Church
711 North Main St
Bloomington IL 61701
Join Holy Trinity & Historic St. Patrick‘s Church as Fr. Adam Cesarek shares about getting more from your faith and experiencing joyful divine intimacy with God in prayer and through a personal relationship with Jesus.
This free event includes a reception afterward.
Abe and Mary: Quite Contrary Walking Tour (Tue. Aug 21, 2018 10:00 am)
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th street
Springfield, IL 62701
Discover the people and places of historic, downtown Springfield that helped Abraham and Mary’s relationship blossom, and on occasion, aspired to wedge them apart.
Tours are at 10:00 and 1:30.
Registration is required at our website linked above.
Celebrate Recovery - Bloomington/Normal (Tue. Aug 21, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)
First Assembly Of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761
Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God is a confidential 12-step Christian Recovery program that provides a safe environment designed to address issues such as alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, food addiction, depression, anger/resentment, relationship addiction, controlling behavior, spending, anxiety, insecurity, guilt/shame, pornography. It is a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hope in a Christ-centered recovery atmosphere. Celebrate Recovery is Biblically based and founded on the principles of recovery from the 8 Beatitudes in the book of Matthew. Join the Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team every Tuesday night as we present this life-changing ministry to Bloomington/Normal and surrounding communities. Come and see what Celebrate Recovery can do for you!
Free childcare is provided for kids ages 1-12. Celebration Place (CR for Kids) is offered to kids ages 5-12.
OPTIONAL FOOD & FELLOWSHIP TIME – 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Meals are provided at the cost of $4/person.
LARGE GROUP SESSION – 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Begins with worship, followed by a lesson about a recovery topic or a testimony of someone who has found recovery through CR.
OPEN SHARE SMALL GROUP SESSIONS – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
These are gender-specific sessions, with offerings such as Men's and Women's Chemical Dependency, Men's and Women's Issues, Men's Sexual Integrity, Women's Co-Dependency, and Women's Food Issues.
OPTIONAL SOLID ROCK CAFÉ TIME – 9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy free desserts and continued fellowship after the small group meetings.
For more information about CR events, please call the church, at the number listed above.
After Five Christian Women's Dinner (Tue. Aug 21, 2018 6:30 pm)
Northfield Inn Suites
3280 Northfield Dr.
Springfield, IL 62702
Join us for a Dinner/Presentation! The cost per person is $15.00.
Our special speaker is Cathy Harvey, who will be talking about "From Depression to a Life of Purpose" She will demonstrate how to make a wreath out of birdseed!
Bree Barnett will be performing music.
Reservations must be made by Saturday, August 18, 2018, and cancellations must be made by Sunday, August 19, 2018
For questions, Call Linda at the number above.
Springfield Christian Women's Connection (CWC) Luncheon (Wed. Aug 22, 2018 11:00 am)
Northfield Conference Center
3280 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
Our Luncheon this year will feature speaker Cathey Harvey, a stationary artist, talking on "Repurposing Boxes"/ "From Depression to a life of Purpose."
The luncheon will cost $15.00, inclusive.
Awana Clubs (Wed. Aug 22, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Awana clubs will be starting up again at Highview Christian Church in Washington! Awana is held every Wednesday and will go through April.
Ages 2yrs - 12th grade; Adult Bible Studies are available during Awana Club time.
The registration cost is $35 per child. For more information, please visit the link above!
Pause (Thu. Aug 23, 2018 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm)
The "Pause" service will be led by John Haeffele.
John is an author, speaker and founder of The Prodigal One ministry.
"Pause" is a 30 minute contemporary, Christ Centered service geared to fit into your busy life-style.
Come as you are.
All are welcomed.
Ask & Ye Shall Receive - Community Outreach Prayer (Fri. Aug 24, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Ask & Ye Shall Receive Thrift Store
701 McKinley Ave.
Bartonville, IL 61607
All Christians are welcome to visit the Ask & Ye Shall Receive Thrift Store for community outreach prayer, every Friday evening from 6pm-8pm. It's a great way to get connected with the community and be a blessing to others! Hope to see you there!
For more information, please contact Pastor John Miller at the number provided above.
Ignite the Sleeping Giant (Sat. Aug 25, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
3535 38th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201
Focal Point Ministries is hosting our next step which is a half-day training again.
This event will be most effective for your men’s discipleship and church if you come with your team. Don’t have a team? This is a great event to start building your team. Simply invite a few men along with who you feel might be ready to be a part of a men’s discipleship team.
If that is your vision as well then you will want to continue or start that process through this half-day training!
Arrive around 8:15 to sign in and enjoy some coffee & refreshments before the training begins.
Individual Rate (1-3 men) $39.00 each
Group Rate (4 or more men registering together) $29.00 ea.
Register at the link above.
Mega Vendor/Crafter/Health Fair with Cruise-in Benefiting the Alzheimer's Association (Sat. Aug 25, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
3401 Griffin Ave.
Pekin, IL 61554
Free admission and free parking to this family-friendly mega vendor, crafter and health fair. Over 80 vendors are signed up to participate.
Lots of activities for children including Magic by Ryan, face painting, and a Pekin fire truck (noon-1:00PM).
There will be a silent auction (more than 60 items), a 50/50 raffle, and a Deals 'N Steals (like a yard sale--only inside).
The Central Illinois Cruisers will be outside the Dome. Nearby will be a DJ spinning 50's tunes.
Kona Ice (offering flavored shaved ice) will also be outside from noon-2:00PM. Avanti's will provide food concessions.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Alzheimer's Association. For more information and a list of vendors, check the link above.
Please come for a day of fun activities while supporting a worthy cause!
Dunlap Days at Prospect United Methodist Church (Sat. Aug 25, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Join us in the PUMC Parking lot for a morning of free fun!
Blessing of the Animals from 10:00 am to Noon, with a Fire Truck, Activities, an Inflatable Obstacle Course, Bicycle decorating, and Rodeo! At 11:00 am there will be a Bicycle Parade in Dunlap led by the Fire Truck!