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6 Ways 2 Praise: Fine Arts Day Camp (Thu. Jun 29, 2017 8:45 am - 4:45 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Peoria
116 NE Perry Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
309-673-3641
cmcpherson@fumcpeoria.org
http://www.fumcpeoria.org

“6 Ways 2 Praise” is a Christ-centered Fine Arts day camp for incoming 3rd through 7th graders. The fun hands-on program will offer students direction by qualified artists in the areas of photography, mixed media, drama, dance, vocal music, and instrumental music.

 

The cost of the four day camp is $60 for the first child from a family with each additional sibling's fee being $40.

 

Students will showcase their talents at 6:00 pm Thursday, June 29 at the church. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Register on our website listed above. Please fill out one form per child.

Maker Fun Factory VBS (Thu. Jun 29, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton United Methodist Church
420 N. Tennessee St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-266-7174
info@mortonumc.org
http://www.mortonumc.org

Join us for Vacation Bible School, June 25-29!

 

A family meal will be served at 5:00 p.m. and activities will take place from 5:45-8:30 p.m.

 

Children 3 years old-6th grade may attend.

Free Summer Christian Basketball Camp (Thu. Jun 29, 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 this summer: 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 5th 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.

Galactic Starveyors VBS (Thu. Jun 29, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm)

Contact Info:

River Terrace Church
14229 N Edgewater Dr
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-370-7853

Come join the Galactic Starveyors on June 25-30th for a week of fun "Searching the Visible...Discovering the Invisible" 

 

All ages welcome. Classes range from Preschool to Adult. 

 

A week of fun, games, bible stories, music, missions, crafts and snacks.

 

Monday-Thursday 6-8:45 pm. Friday is Family Night 6-7 pm.

 

"He is the image of the invisible God the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in Heaven and on Earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers of authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him." Colossians 1:15-16

 

If your child needs a ride to attend, please contact Lynne at the number listed above. 

Galactic Starveyors VBS 2017 (Thu. Jun 29, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Liberty Baptist Church
2105 Sheridan Road
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-7158
nat_schnoor@hotmail.com
http://lbcpekin.org/vacation-bible-school/

Liberty Baptist Church is holding their Vacation Bible School June 25-30.

 

It is open to kids 4 years old to 6th grade.

 

"Exploring the visible, discovering the invisible."

 

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

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jun 29, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church
6604 N. Koerner Rd.
Edwards, IL 61528
662-640-2022
brian.crocker@att.net
http://landmarkmbcedwards.com

Come out and join us at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church for Vacation Bible School!

 

We are having classes for ages pre-school to 8th grade.

 

Parents are more than welcome to stay. 

 

For more information, call the number listed above.

Galactic Starveyors VBS (Fri. Jun 30, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

River Terrace Church
14229 N Edgewater Dr
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-370-7853

Come join the Galactic Starveyors on June 25-30th for a week of fun "Searching the Visible...Discovering the Invisible" 

 

All ages welcome. Classes range from Preschool to Adult. 

 

A week of fun, games, bible stories, music, missions, crafts and snacks.

 

"He is the image of the invisible God the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in Heaven and on Earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers of authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him." Colossians 1:15-16

 

If your child needs a ride to attend, please contact Lynne at the number listed above. 

Galactic Starveyors VBS 2017 (Fri. Jun 30, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Liberty Baptist Church
2105 Sheridan Road
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-7158
nat_schnoor@hotmail.com
http://lbcpekin.org/vacation-bible-school/

Liberty Baptist Church is holding their Vacation Bible School June 25-30.

 

It is open to kids 4 years old to 6th grade.

 

"Exploring the visible, discovering the invisible."

 

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

Chesterton Academy High School Open House (Fri. Jun 30, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Family Life Center - Peoria First
4020 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
chesterton.of.peoria@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Chesterton-Academy-of-the-Sacred-Heart-1456788874372578/

Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart is a classical high school starting in Peoria this fall.  

 

Chesterton Academy utilizes a proven curriculum to form students academically, morally, and spiritually, providing them with the foundation to be leaders in the world but not of it.  

 

Please join us to learn more about this exciting high school opportunity coming to Peoria!

 

For more information, visit the link above.     

Tianguis - Outdoor Market with a Taste of Mexico (Sat. Jul 1, 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. 

FREE Public Swim (Mon. Jul 3, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/aquatics/pool-area/

Pearce will host a free public swim to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.

 

The event is open to the public.

 

Pearce membership is not required.     

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Watoto Children's Choir (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602
866-492-8686
usa@watoto.com
http://www.watoto.com/choir

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Peoria area featuring a brand new concert, Signs & Wonders.

 

The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the hope that they have because of God’s love.

 

All performances are free and open to the public.

 

Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each child in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents but they have been rescued and now live in a Watoto village. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of the people of Africa.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

African Children's Choir (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Wesley United Methodist Church
120 North Ave A
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-1015
http://​​www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

 

The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

 

The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

Tianguis - Outdoor Market with a Taste of Mexico (Sat. Jul 8, 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. 

Heart of Christ Free Health Clinic (Sat. Jul 8, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwest United Methodist Church
3800 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 472-4472
lsealine@yahoo.com
http://nwunitedmethodist.org

This is a free health clinic held the second Saturday of the month at Northwest United Methodist Church.

 

There are no requirements that need to be met for a person to receive care and there will be no charge. No insurance will be filed it is a truly free medical service that anyone may use.

 

The clinic is organized by Dr. Ted and Lisa Rodgers. Examples of services provided at the clinic include blood pressure checks, the evaluation of medical symptoms, and the treatment of respiratory infections and rashes. Please feel free to come by yourselves, to invite family members, of notify friends that you know of that may need care.

Sophia Sunday (Sun. Jul 9, 2017 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Joseph Hall
103 S Richard Pryor Place
Peoria, IL 61605
309-655-1578
http://www.facebook.com/SophiasKitchen

Join us for Sophia Sunday, an annual fundraiser that benefits Sophia's Kitchen.

 

Sophia's Kitchen, named in memory of Sophia Donald, who died in a car accident just 3 days after her third birthday, feeds more than 500 hungry Peorians each day. In these summer days, the Kitchen will feed close to 700 people each day.

 

Sophia Sunday will include a pulled pork dinner, silent auction baskets, and a bake sale. There will also be a hot dog meal available for children.

 

The meal is $9 per person, and take out orders will be available. 

 

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

Keegan's Krew Kick-Off Event (Sun. Jul 9, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie
7601 N Orange Prairie Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
contact@keeganskrew.org
http://www.facebook.com/events/1509384025787069/

This will be a family-friendly event with activities for both children and adults!

 

We'll have face painting, balloon animals, a DJ, vendor booths, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 drawing.

 

Our goal is to raise money to help with the creation of the safe haven and to help cover costs for spreading awareness of the anti-bullying campaign through community outreach programs.

 

We appreciate your support and all you have done for us so far. We hope to see you at this event!

 

Keep up to date with the event activities and vendors by visiting the link above.

VBS - New Castle Bible Church (Sun. Jul 9, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm)

Contact Info:

New Castle Bible Church
17931 Dee Mac Rd
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-447-6486
info@myncbc.org
http://www.myncbc.org/church/vacation-bible-school-2017/page256.html

Victory VBS is learning all about who God is, what He has done, and what He promises to do.

 

It's a week packed with stuff kids love about VBS!

 

Bible stories that never grow old, games, crafts, skits, snacks, fun, friends,  and music by GoFish!

 

Invite your neighbors and friends! All are welcome! 

 

Register today! Kids won't want to miss a single day!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

"GodWorks" Vacation Bible School (Mon. Jul 10, 2017 9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-2381
https://tinyurl.com/ll5ru2l

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10

 

Kids will learn how they are God's perfect creation through fun games, Bible stories, and fellowship with others.

 

To register for "GodWorks" VBS at Crossroads United Methodist Church, please click on the link posted above.

Operation Arctic VBS (Mon. Jul 10, 2017 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Contact Info:

Bethany Baptist Church
7422 N Heinz Ln
Edwards, IL 61528
309-692-1755
info@bethanycentral.org
http://bethanycentral.org/connect/children/vbs/

Join us at Bethany Baptist Church in Peoria for Operation Arctic VBS, where your children will have an avalanche of fun!

 

Each day they will warm up to the Word as they explore the coolest book on the planet.

 

Vacation bible school at Bethany is open (and free!) to all kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grades this fall.

 

Whether you call Bethany your church home or not, we'd love to have you join us this summer!

 

Sign up today by visiting the link above!