Family Calendar

Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

BINGO (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 685-7649

Join us for bingo at Peoria Heights Congregational Church!


Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. BINGO starts at 6:00 p.m.


For more information, please contact Sara at the phone number above.

Galesburg Christian School Banquet (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lake Storey Pavilion
1572 Machen Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401

Banquet & Celebraton!


The special speaker will be Administrator Bob Nutzhorn. He titles his talk "It Takes a Community."

5K and Pancake Breakfast (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Central Christian Church
359 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Run the 5K and then have pancakes...or just come for the pancakes!


Either way, we would love to see you.

New Hope Community Church Annual Fall Vendor Fair (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Hope Community Church
510 Woodland Knolls Rd.
Germantown Hills, IL 61548

Come shop and browse over 50 Vendors at New Hope Community Church!


Sit and enjoy a hot lunch and bake sale. Enter to win for a chance at our 50/50 drawings.

Right To Life Dinner (Mon. Oct 30, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bank of Springfield Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 523-2700

Please join us as we celebrate the “Joy of Life” at our Annual Respect Life Dinner.


This year we welcome Taylor Mason – a ventriloquist, musician, and stand-up comedian to grace us and entertain us.


There is no cost for admission. This is a fundraising dinner.


R.S.V.P.’s are required by October 16th at 4 p.m. You can register by using the link, phone number, or email address above.

This Is Our Culture (Thu. Nov 2, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Erin's Pavilion
4965 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62707

The exclusive gathering will include Sierra Leonian dishes and experience-centered interactions with art, customs, religion, clothing, and various languages from Sierra Leone.


The main course will be rice based, with a choice of chicken, beef or fish. Side options will include black-eyed peas, plantains, and a salad.


As your own guide, you'll navigate different stations that highlight Sierra Leonian art, customs, religion, clothing, and language. Each display will afford you the opportunity to touch, see, and hear the culture of West Africa.


All proceeds raised will be used to benefit the people of Sierra Leone through Lifegate in Africa.


Tickets are $50 each; only 100 are available. To purchase, visit the website linked above.

Wesley Heritage Bazaar (Sat. Nov 4, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Wesley Ministry Center
60 N. Avenue A
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 224-3756

Wesley United Methodist Church is sponsoring our annual Wesley Heritage Bazaar.


Coffee hour is 8-10:30 a. m. with homemade rolls and coffee cakes.


The luncheon is 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. featuring chicken & noodles, vegetable soup, chili, salads, and desserts.


The booths will offer homemade baked goods, frozen mini-ham loaves, handmade decorations and crafts, candy, woven rugs, holiday items, trinkets and treasures, and a silent auction,

Family Fun Fest (Sat. Nov 4, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Heyworth Christian Church
308 N. Vine St.
Heyworth, IL 61745

Join Heyworth Christian Church's Youth Ministry for their Family Fun Fest! Proceeds from the festival go to funding the youth ministry's 2018 Missions Trip.


The Family Fun Fest will have sno cones, cotton candy, a cake walk, kids' activities, 30 carnival games, hundreds of prizes, and a silent auction!

Pasta for Patriots - Fundraiser for Veterans Home Repairs (Sat. Nov 4, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Elks Club
#1 Elks Drive
Peoria, IL 61605

Help us help veterans by attending our Spaghetti dinner!


Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for veterans and children 5-12. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, dessert, and bread. Drinks are extra.


There will also be a silent auction and music by Through The I.


Visit our website linked above after October 15 for list of silent auction items.


Proceeds from the event will be used for Home repairs projects for Veterans in the Tri-County area with a focus on safety and security. For more information about the Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing or to order tickets, call the phone number above.

TURKEY DINNER and Silent Auction (Sat. Nov 4, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prospect United Methodist Church
300 E. Ash Street
Dunlap, IL 61525

The turkey dinner is served family style and includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, vegetables, and desserts.


Call the phone number above for tickets. If you purchase tickets in advance, they are $13 for an adult and $6 for a child. At the door they are $14 for an adult and $7 for a child.


The silent auction begins at 3:30 and ends at 7.


Everyone is welcome!

100 Years of Hope Fundraising Gala (Sat. Nov 4, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Presbyterian Church
404 N. Prairie St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Home Sweet Home Ministries is celebrating 100 years! Please join us as we celebrate our Centennial!


The evening will be full of laughter, food, and entertainment. It's a wonderful opportunity to help those in need. Your generous support will help Home Sweet Home Ministries continue to instill hope, change lives, and build community for many years to come.


Thank You!

Run for the house (Sat. Nov 11, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

5k, 10k race, walk and kids run
27577 Dutch Lane
Washington, IL 61571

This event is a fundraising race for My Sister's House in Washington, IL hosted by Bethany Community Church.


My Sister's House is a tranquil transitional home in Washington, IL that provides a  safe and transformational  atmosphere for single women and their children.


My Sister's House's goal is to communicate, facilitate, and demonstrate the love and care of Christ to the women and children living in the home while providing tangible assistance to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual  needs.


My Sister's House is solely funded through donations and is staffed by a team of volunteers.


100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to My Sister's House.


The event consist of timed 10k and 5k, as well as an untimed 1.5 walk and 1/4 mile kid's run.  


Post race party starting at 8:30 am.


For more information about ministry visit:


To sign up or learn more about this event, visit the link above. 

BINGO (Thu. Nov 16, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 685-7649

Join us for bingo at Peoria Heights Congregational Church!


Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. BINGO starts at 6:00 p.m.


For more information, please contact Sara at the phone number above.

Wycliffe Associates Banquet (Mon. Nov 20, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Kensington
311 East Simmons Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Come to the next Wycliffe Associates banquet and learn the latest and exciting news in the world of Bible translation acceleration.


Enjoy a complimentary meal and hear how you can have an eternal impact on bringing people to Christ by reading the Bible in their own heart language.


There will be an opportunity to partner with us financially to place translation tools and technology into the hands of local translators around the world.


Reservations are required!