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Thu. Jun 22, 2017

Northminster Presbyterian Cubs Bus Trip (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northminister Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-370-7686
jerryq1000@comcast.net
http://northminster.us

Join us as we travel to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Tampa Bay Rays on July 5th at 1:20 p.m..

 

We are organizing a baseball trip that will allow participants to get to know each other better, meet new friends, and enjoy a great outing at the same time.  

 

Transportation is with Peoria Charter Coach. 

 

Breakfast will be provided on the trip up: coffee, orange juice and pastries.  Lunch at the ball game will be on your own. 

 

We will stop at the Joliet Mall where you can either eat at a restaurant that has experience with large groups or eat at the food court, also on your own.  

 

Cost for the trip including game tickets and transportation back & forth, breakfast, drinks, etc. is $120 per person.  There is a non-refundable $75 deposit for the trip.  The remainder is due June 26, 2017. 

 

The deposit will cover the up-front costs for the bus, food, drinks, etc.  

 

The bus will leave from the Northminster Presbyterian Church parking lot at 7:00 am.  There will be a stop at the Schnuck’s store in Bloomington, IL at 7:40 am as well. 

 

We will be at Wrigley Field in time for batting practice or visits to the businesses surrounding Wrigley Field.   Tickets will be on the first base side, Sections 236 and 237, rows 20 through 23.

 

To reserve your spot or get more information, contact Jerry Q at the number listed above (text or call) or send an email to the email address listed above.

 

See you at the game! 

Galactic Starveyor Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 8:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Calvary Baptist Church
859 Main Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-4749

Join us for this free event for kids Preschool - 6th grade! Kids will enjoy activities such as games, crafts, music, Bible studies, and tasty snacks!

 

All of this space fun is designed to lead kids to Jesus and God's ultimate plan of salvation.

 

Call the phone number above for more information and to register for this event.

Redeemer Lutheran Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Redeemer Lutheran Church
6901 N Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-691-2333
http://www.redeemerlutheran.com/vbs.html

Are your kids ready to chill out this summer? You won't want to miss a minute at Operation Arctic, the most welcoming place around! At Operation Arctic, kids will learn about the coolest book on the planet (the Bible) as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies, and dramas. This will be a flurry of fun and excitement! Register online beginning April 10th at the website listed above.

 

Looking for a way to serve the children in our community and tell them about Jesus? We have a variety of ways to serve at Vacation Bible School. From leading a group of kids around to the various stations, to helping with registration, to working with crafts or snacks, there are many opportunities. You can sign up using the website listed above, or contact Jen Roettjer for more information.

Operation Arctic VBS (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pekin Bible Church
2405 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554
309-346-5906
pbcpekin@pekinbible.org
http://www.pekinbible.org

Come explore the coolest Book on the planet! There will be games, music, snacks, and Bible lessons. Operation Arctic is for children going into kindergarten through 8th grade.

 

Hope to see you there!

Adventure Bible Camp (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 714-6078
ccorrie@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.springfieldfirst.org

Welcome to Maker Fun Factory! This is where kids learn they were created by God and built for a specific purpose.

 

Through personal stories told by children living out their faith, creative snacks, fascinating science inventions, dynamic music, and interactive Bible lessons, children will discover God’s love and purpose for each of them. Are you ready for a wildly creative, inventive, interactive adventure with God? 

 

Ages 3 through 5th grade.

Our Savior’s Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church and School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-546-4531
http://www.oursaviors-church.org

Our Savior’s Church: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose-  June 19-23 9am-12pm

 

Our Savior's Vacation Bible School is sure to be packed with songs, crafts, God's Word, and a message of strength and encouragement to our children!

 

Go to our website to sign up online using the link above.  We hope you will join us for a week of fun!

Thomas Lincoln Furniture Display (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62712
(217)558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Rarely seen pieces will be on display at the Presidential Library.

 

Thomas Lincoln's upper desk, Thomas Lincoln's day bed, and related documents will be on display.

 

This display is free and will be open to the public June 16-25.

 

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

Free Summer Christian Basketball Camp (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Waters Church
7229 North Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61614
309-431-4440
livingwaters.lcmc@gmail.com
http://www.livingh2opeoria.org

Living Waters Lutheran Church is hosting a boys and girls basketball camp two weeks this summer: June 18-22 (those going into 6th-8th grade) and June 25-29 (those going into 3rd-5th grade)! It'll be each evening from 6-8pm and it's free!!

 

This is a fun, high energy, skills-based basketball camp for kids 3rd through 8th grade. We work on lay-up form, free throw form, guarding, shooting, ball control, offensive and defensive strategies, blocking and much more .The kids have the opportunity to play some competitive games to practice their skills.

 

Each evening begins and ends in prayer. Good sportsmanship and Christian values are modeled and taught.

 

Our camp is led by retired Concordia Lutheran School Varsity Coach, Don Stroup and assisted by coach Randy Begole. Other assistants with basketball coaching experience are present, as well.

 

Registration deadline is June 10th.

Maker Fun Factory (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

At the Maker Fun Factory we will spark imagination with faith-building fun! Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're crafted by God.

 

Friday night (June 23) from 6-8 pm we will have a fun night for the whole family at Porta Pool in Petersburg, IL. On Sunday, June 25, we will finish VBS with a closing program in the Worship Center at Athens Christian Church at 9:15 am. Participants from the week will share what they learned.

 

Secure your positions by registering today! You can register by picking up a registration form at the church office or by going to the website linked above.

 

This opportunity is for kids' ages 4 through grade 6, in the fall.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Maker Fun Factory-Created by God, Made for a Purpose! June 19-23.
 
 
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God. Join us for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School!
 
Register your kids today or sign up to volunteer as a leader or a helper.
 
Online registration is now open! Register by visiting the link above!
 

Baseball as Our National Pastime and Its Connection to Abraham Lincoln (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 558-8844
https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/museum/Documents/2017.06.22.talmageboston.pdf

Noted baseball and presidential historian Talmage Boston will speak about baseball as our national pastime and Lincoln’s love for it.

 

He’s a media member of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame, and author of two critically acclaimed baseball history books.

 

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit the link or call the number above.

Judah Preparatory Academy Open House (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Judah Preparatory Academy
31506 E. Fast Ave
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-275-1193
diann.stone@judahprep.academy
http://www.judahprep.academy

Visit our school and meet our staff!  

 

We offer open enrollment for grades PreK through 5th.

 

For more information, call or email us using the information above or visit the link provided.

Great{H}er Conference (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 7:00 pm - Sat. Jun 24, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Elevate Church
1060 E Jackson St
Morton, IL 61550
309-263-0175
sisterhood@elevatechurch.org
http://elevatesisterhood.com

If greatness is a destination, how do I get there? Have you asked this question? Have you found the answer? If God wants us to do great things, even greater than He, where do we start, how do we get there, and what do we do along the way?

 

Join us for the 2017 Sisterhood Great{h}er Conference! Guest speakers include: Julianna Zobrist, Danielle Sanders, Linda Seidler, and Lizzie Jensen. Hope to see you there!

Collingsworth Family Concert (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethany Baptist Church
1 North Heinz Lane
Edwards, IL 61528
309-691-5270
https://peoria.midwestfoodbank.org/events/the-collingsworth-family-concert

The Midwest Food Bank will sponsor a benefit gospel concert featuring the Collingsworth Family Gospel Group.

 

The Collingsworth Family Gospel Group features father Phil, who plays the trumpet, mother Kim, who plays piano, daughters Brooklyn and Courtney, who play the violin, and daughter Olivia and son Philip.

 

Excitement, spiritual anointing, family emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for Evening of Family Worship and Praise with the Collingsworth Family.

 

Tickets are $20, and children 15 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Children do need tickets.

 

Tickets may be purchased by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope with a check to Midwest Food Bank at 9005 N. Industrial Rd, Peoria, IL or by ordering online using the link above.

 

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Peoria division of the Midwest Food Bank. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Fri. Jun 23, 2017

Great{H}er Conference (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 7:00 pm - Sat. Jun 24, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Elevate Church
1060 E Jackson St
Morton, IL 61550
309-263-0175
sisterhood@elevatechurch.org
http://elevatesisterhood.com

If greatness is a destination, how do I get there? Have you asked this question? Have you found the answer? If God wants us to do great things, even greater than He, where do we start, how do we get there, and what do we do along the way?

 

Join us for the 2017 Sisterhood Great{h}er Conference! Guest speakers include: Julianna Zobrist, Danielle Sanders, Linda Seidler, and Lizzie Jensen. Hope to see you there!

Northminster Presbyterian Cubs Bus Trip (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northminister Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-370-7686
jerryq1000@comcast.net
http://northminster.us

Join us as we travel to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Tampa Bay Rays on July 5th at 1:20 p.m..

 

We are organizing a baseball trip that will allow participants to get to know each other better, meet new friends, and enjoy a great outing at the same time.  

 

Transportation is with Peoria Charter Coach. 

 

Breakfast will be provided on the trip up: coffee, orange juice and pastries.  Lunch at the ball game will be on your own. 

 

We will stop at the Joliet Mall where you can either eat at a restaurant that has experience with large groups or eat at the food court, also on your own.  

 

Cost for the trip including game tickets and transportation back & forth, breakfast, drinks, etc. is $120 per person.  There is a non-refundable $75 deposit for the trip.  The remainder is due June 26, 2017. 

 

The deposit will cover the up-front costs for the bus, food, drinks, etc.  

 

The bus will leave from the Northminster Presbyterian Church parking lot at 7:00 am.  There will be a stop at the Schnuck’s store in Bloomington, IL at 7:40 am as well. 

 

We will be at Wrigley Field in time for batting practice or visits to the businesses surrounding Wrigley Field.   Tickets will be on the first base side, Sections 236 and 237, rows 20 through 23.

 

To reserve your spot or get more information, contact Jerry Q at the number listed above (text or call) or send an email to the email address listed above.

 

See you at the game! 

Galactic Starveyor Vacation Bible School (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 8:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Calvary Baptist Church
859 Main Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-4749

Join us for this free event for kids Preschool - 6th grade! Kids will enjoy activities such as games, crafts, music, Bible studies, and tasty snacks!

 

All of this space fun is designed to lead kids to Jesus and God's ultimate plan of salvation.

 

Call the phone number above for more information and to register for this event.

Redeemer Lutheran Vacation Bible School (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Redeemer Lutheran Church
6901 N Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-691-2333
http://www.redeemerlutheran.com/vbs.html

Are your kids ready to chill out this summer? You won't want to miss a minute at Operation Arctic, the most welcoming place around! At Operation Arctic, kids will learn about the coolest book on the planet (the Bible) as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies, and dramas. This will be a flurry of fun and excitement! Register online beginning April 10th at the website listed above.

 

Looking for a way to serve the children in our community and tell them about Jesus? We have a variety of ways to serve at Vacation Bible School. From leading a group of kids around to the various stations, to helping with registration, to working with crafts or snacks, there are many opportunities. You can sign up using the website listed above, or contact Jen Roettjer for more information.

Operation Arctic VBS (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pekin Bible Church
2405 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554
309-346-5906
pbcpekin@pekinbible.org
http://www.pekinbible.org

Come explore the coolest Book on the planet! There will be games, music, snacks, and Bible lessons. Operation Arctic is for children going into kindergarten through 8th grade. There will be a water slide on this day so make sure to bring a towel and a change of clothes! 

 

Hope to see you there!

Adventure Bible Camp (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 714-6078
ccorrie@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.springfieldfirst.org

Welcome to Maker Fun Factory! This is where kids learn they were created by God and built for a specific purpose.

 

Through personal stories told by children living out their faith, creative snacks, fascinating science inventions, dynamic music, and interactive Bible lessons, children will discover God’s love and purpose for each of them. Are you ready for a wildly creative, inventive, interactive adventure with God? 

 

Ages 3 through 5th grade.

Our Savior’s Vacation Bible School (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church and School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-546-4531
http://www.oursaviors-church.org

Our Savior’s Church: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose-  June 19-23 9am-12pm

 

Our Savior's Vacation Bible School is sure to be packed with songs, crafts, God's Word, and a message of strength and encouragement to our children!

 

Go to our website to sign up online using the link above.  We hope you will join us for a week of fun!

Thomas Lincoln Furniture Display (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62712
(217)558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Rarely seen pieces will be on display at the Presidential Library.

 

Thomas Lincoln's upper desk, Thomas Lincoln's day bed, and related documents will be on display.

 

This display is free and will be open to the public June 16-25.

 

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

Summer Splash (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 11:00 am - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Falls Riverfront
200 E. 2nd Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-625-4500
http://www.rockfallschamber.com/summersplash

This year's Summer Splash will feature a wild game cookout, live entertainment, princess and super hero kid's day, a petting zoo, a classic car cruise-in, and so much more! This event is free fun for all ages!

 

For more information, please refer to the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

RZIM simulcast, "Understanding and Answering Atheism" (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-266-9281
office@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org

There will be an RZIM simulcast conference addressing questions, answers, and an understanding of atheism.  

 

This conference is open to the public, and will be held on Friday, June 23, from 5:00-8:00 pm and  Saturday, June 24, from 8 am to 3:30 pm.

 

There is no child care or lunch provided, but there will be time for lunch break.

 

This conference is free of charge.

 

You can register by calling the church phone number listed above.

Fourth Friday - Tazewell Art Loop (Fri. Jun 23, 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.

 

 

Maker Fun Factory (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

At the Maker Fun Factory we will spark imagination with faith-building fun! Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're crafted by God.

 

Friday night (June 23) from 6-8 pm we will have a fun night for the whole family at Porta Pool in Petersburg, IL. On Sunday, June 25, we will finish VBS with a closing program in the Worship Center at Athens Christian Church at 9:15 am. Participants from the week will share what they learned.

 

Secure your positions by registering today! You can register by picking up a registration form at the church office or by going to the website linked above.

 

This opportunity is for kids' ages 4 through grade 6, in the fall.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Maker Fun Factory-Created by God, Made for a Purpose! June 19-23.
 
 
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God. Join us for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School!
 
Register your kids today or sign up to volunteer as a leader or a helper.
 
Online registration is now open! Register by visiting the link above!
 

Gospel Concert (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
1701 Mound Rd.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 883-1651

Join us for an evening of gospel music!

 

We will have Steve Ladd, Anticipation, Two By Two, and Rod Nicholson.

 

There will be a recommended $10 donation taken at the door. 

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Family Experience (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cedar Mill Ln.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 793-2800
info@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/page/414?EventOccurrenceId=170

The Family Experience Kickoff will be an exciting opportunity for parents and kids to enjoy live worship together, play big games, learn about the Bible together and ultimately grow closer to God as a family.

 

It’s a night you won’t want to miss! This is a completely free event and open to all families with kids through incoming fifth graders (2017/2018 school year).

 

You can register at the link above.

Free Movie Under the Stars and Ice Cream Social! (Fri. Jun 23, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr
Washington, IL 61571
309-745-9247
http://highviewcog.com

Ice cream social and movie under the stars!

 

There will be ice cream with toppings of all kinds, music, and the showing of the movie The Lost Medallion!

 

Please watch the trailer and join us. 

 

Mention you saw this on the WCIC calendar and be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

 

 

Sat. Jun 24, 2017

Great{H}er Conference (Thu. Jun 22, 2017 7:00 pm - Sat. Jun 24, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Elevate Church
1060 E Jackson St
Morton, IL 61550
309-263-0175
sisterhood@elevatechurch.org
http://elevatesisterhood.com

If greatness is a destination, how do I get there? Have you asked this question? Have you found the answer? If God wants us to do great things, even greater than He, where do we start, how do we get there, and what do we do along the way?

 

Join us for the 2017 Sisterhood Great{h}er Conference! Guest speakers include: Julianna Zobrist, Danielle Sanders, Linda Seidler, and Lizzie Jensen. Hope to see you there!

Robert's Run for Dyslexia 5K/1 Mile Walk (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Maquet's Rail House
221 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-679-0788
info@dyslexiaawarenessnetwork.org
http://www.dyslexiaawarenessnetwork.org

Robert wants to spread awareness of dyslexia and how it affects 1 in 5 of the population. 

 

The race started as Robert’s Eagle Scout project in 2014.  He wanted to give back to the center that helped him overcome reading, spelling and writing difficulties. 

 

Money raised goes to support student scholarships.                     

 

Registration is $15 for those 18 and under and $30 for adults. The fee includes a t-shirt, a pancake and sausage breakfast, and one drink.

 

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

Northminster Presbyterian Cubs Bus Trip (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northminister Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-370-7686
jerryq1000@comcast.net
http://northminster.us

Join us as we travel to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Tampa Bay Rays on July 5th at 1:20 p.m..

 

We are organizing a baseball trip that will allow participants to get to know each other better, meet new friends, and enjoy a great outing at the same time.  

 

Transportation is with Peoria Charter Coach. 

 

Breakfast will be provided on the trip up: coffee, orange juice and pastries.  Lunch at the ball game will be on your own. 

 

We will stop at the Joliet Mall where you can either eat at a restaurant that has experience with large groups or eat at the food court, also on your own.  

 

Cost for the trip including game tickets and transportation back & forth, breakfast, drinks, etc. is $120 per person.  There is a non-refundable $75 deposit for the trip.  The remainder is due June 26, 2017. 

 

The deposit will cover the up-front costs for the bus, food, drinks, etc.  

 

The bus will leave from the Northminster Presbyterian Church parking lot at 7:00 am.  There will be a stop at the Schnuck’s store in Bloomington, IL at 7:40 am as well. 

 

We will be at Wrigley Field in time for batting practice or visits to the businesses surrounding Wrigley Field.   Tickets will be on the first base side, Sections 236 and 237, rows 20 through 23.

 

To reserve your spot or get more information, contact Jerry Q at the number listed above (text or call) or send an email to the email address listed above.

 

See you at the game! 

Hope Journey 4.4 Mile Walk (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Centenary United Methodist Church
331 East State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(417) 294-6081
hopejourneywalksevents@gmail.com
http://www.hopejourneywalk.com

Join us for an event that reminds people that God is the greatest source of hope!

 

This event encourages a community to support one another by the presence, prayer, and giving back to the community.

 

Each participant can choose to walk the entire 4.4 HOPE JOURNEY path or choose a section. If a participant is unable to walk, we invite them to sit along the journey in support and prayer.

 

Each $10 registered participant will receive a set of bracelets. $2 of that fee will be donated to the church or organization you choose from this events ministry needs.

 

Registration for the event will be 8 am - 9 am and the kickoff will be at 9 am. The community walk will take place from 9:20 am to 11 am.

 

The registration fee is $10 per person.

 

Register online by visiting the link above.

RZIM simulcast, "Understanding and Answering Atheism" (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-266-9281
office@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org

There will be an RZIM simulcast conference addressing questions, answers, and an understanding of atheism.  

 

This conference is open to the public..

 

There is no child care or lunch provided, but there will be time for a lunch break.

 

This conference is free of charge.

 

You can register by calling the church phone number listed above.

Tianguis - Outdoor Market with a Taste of Mexico (Sat. Jun 24, 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. 

Run to Rescue 5k (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Tipton Park-North
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 200-8930
info@catalystministries.net
http://runtorescue5k.eventbrite.com

Please join us for a fun Community 5K event to raise awareness and funds for Catalyst Ministries!

 

Catalyst Ministries works to prevent, rescue, and restore women and girls from abuse and exploitation in high-risk places around the world, equipping them to build a life of freedom face and a strong future.

 

The Kids Fun Run will be at 9:30 a.m.

 

The early bird registration rate is $25 for individuals, $60 for families, and $5 for the Kids Fun Run.

 

The race day registration rate is $35 for individuals, $70 for families, and $10 for the Kids Fun Run.

 

There will be post-run refreshments and awards to top finishers! 

 

Register now by visiting the link above.

Thomas Lincoln Furniture Display (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62712
(217)558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Rarely seen pieces will be on display at the Presidential Library.

 

Thomas Lincoln's upper desk, Thomas Lincoln's day bed, and related documents will be on display.

 

This display is free and will be open to the public June 16-25.

 

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

Days for Girls Community Event (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 9:17 am)

Contact Info:

Sauk Valley Community Church
498 IL Rt. 2
Dixon, IL 61021
815-440-1353
agagail8472@gmail.com

We will be making 50 kits for young ladies in impoverished areas of the world.

 

These kits include pads, underwear, wash cloths, and soap.

 

With a kit a young lady can go to school despite having her monthly cycle and thereby avoid being exploited.

 

Women who can sew are needed, but anyone who is willing to help put these kits together are welcome.

 

For more information, call the number above.

Local Christian author book signing (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Blend
1130 Peoria St.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 642-1711
http://www.jmcranford.com

Jennifer Cranford, a local Christian author of The Recruits: Answering the Call, is going to be at the Blend!

 

Mrs. Cranford will be signing books and teaming up with the Blend for a GIVEAWAY.

Habitat Summerfest & Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County ReStore
2744 S 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
217-523-2710
ssquires@habitatsangamon.com
http://www.habitatsangamon.com

Have fun and help Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County build hope and homes!

 

The chicken dinner will run from 4 pm to 7 pm, and tickets are available now.

 

Shop at the vendor, craft and food booths, play games, get creative, and enjoy the entertainment!

 

There will also be health screenings and a chance to give blood at the blood mobile.  

 

Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win a playhouse or greenhouse, too.

 

For more information, visit the website listed above.

Speed the Light Car Wash (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Rock River Christian Center
1800 Prophet Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071
https://goo.gl/DU5LuC

This event is a donation based car wash held by students from Crossroads Youth Ministry, which is the youth ministry of Rock River Christian Center.

 

The money that is raised will be for the Assemblies of God organization Speed the Light.

 

Speed the Light is an organization that provides essential transportation, creative communication & compassionate demonstration to missionaries to aid in seeing souls saved & lives changed.

 

This car wash will help the Crossroads Youth Ministry continue not only to raise money for missions but share Jesus around the world.

 

There is no minimum or maximum donation.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

"Just Tri It" Triathalon (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Greater Peoria Family YMCA
7000 N Flemming Lane
Peoria, IL 61614
309-692-7631
http://peoriaymca.org

This family friendly event is designed to introduce a triathlon to newcomers and provide a challenging training tool for veteran triathletes. All participants will receive four free Y guest passes, good for the entire day (including the pool). For the first 25 participants registered, a t-shirt will be provided! Water and fruit will be available for each competitor as well as drawings/specials for members and non-members.

 

For more information, please visit the website listed above.

Summer Splash (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 11:00 am - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Falls Riverfront
200 E. 2nd Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-625-4500
http://www.rockfallschamber.com/summersplash

This year's Summer Splash will feature a wild game cookout, live entertainment, princess and super hero kid's day, a petting zoo, a classic car cruise-in, and so much more! This event is free fun for all ages!

 

For more information please refer to the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

Robo Rumble (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Riverfront Museum
200 SW Washington St
Peoria, IL 61602
309-686-7000
https://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/posts/802

Enter the exciting world of robotics as teams compete for the top ranking in this family friendly annual event.  

 

There will also be engineering related activities for children in attendance and FREE museum admission.  

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Free Children's Carnival (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwest United Methodist Church
3800 W War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 692-0421
northwestunited@sbcglobal.net
http://www.nwunitedmethodist.org

Free Children's Carnival for kids ages 2-12!

 

There will be games, food, and prizes for everyone. 

 

Please being friends and neighbors to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon.

 

For more information, visit the link above.