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The 5 C's of Insane Success (Sun. Oct 22, 2017 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
700 South 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703
(217) 528-3407

Local author Steven Lomelino discusses his own pain-filled, grace-filled journey and his book Insane Success.

Kugler School of Spiritual Warfare (Sun. Oct 22, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Faith Baptist Church
7575 W Outer Rd
Sherman, IL 62684
312-841-7245
bruce.kugler@godscourtroom.org
http://www.godscourtroom.org/SoSW.html

This class is designed for all believers, whether new to the faith or in ministry. 

 

Through this 12-week training course, students will learn that engaging in spiritual warfare will add a new dimension to their relationship with God. 

 

Believers who are struggling in their spiritual life will gain understanding in how these sin bondages develop and how they can be broken.

 

Students will also learn how to effectively pray for friends and loved ones to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

 

Those who complete the training will have the knowledge and confidence to assist others in direct confrontation of the powers of darkness. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

REBOOT Recovery Course (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
https://rebootrecovery.com/join/

 

Combat trauma is a serious concern in our country today. 

 

It not only affects the veterans, it can have a negative impact on families and communities. 

 

Combat trauma can manifest itself through issues like anger, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and most tragically, suicide. About 22 veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY in the United States. Symptoms are often linked to deep-rooted “soul wounds” related to unresolved grief, distrust of God/self/others, survivor’s guilt, unforgiveness, bitterness, and loss of identity.  

 

REBOOT Combat Recovery is a nonprofit organization that helps combat veterans and their families heal from the moral and spiritual wounds of war.  We accomplish this by facilitating a faith-based 12-week healing course in local communities. 

 

The course, which is not a support group, provides practical tools for service members and families dealing with the after-effects of combat. Participants learn skills that aid in their healing while helping to build community.  

 

We also encourage and welcome spouses and other affected family members to attend, since trauma impacts the entire family. 

 

The REBOOT course is veteran-led and is FREE to participants. 

 

Meetings are held weekly in a safe and private environment. 

 

A hot meal and childcare are provided, all with the purpose of removing barriers to families seeking help.  

 

The course starts with a shared meal from 6:00-6:30 pm, and the meeting is from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

 

To register, visit the link above.

 

For more information, call the number above or email John Swinford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Griefshare Grief Recovery (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E Route 29
Athens, IL
217-636-8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

Athens Christian Church is hosting a GriefShare grief recovery program on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm each week from August 16 through November 15, 2017.  

 

GriefShare is a 14-week, Christ-centered, biblically based support group seminar. A grieving person can join at any time during the 14 weeks. Each session shows a video presentation followed by small group discussion about the video. The GriefShare videos present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing grief and recovery subjects helpful to people in grief. Real people share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a family member or friend through death. GriefShare is for people who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend through death.

 

For more information or to register, call Steve (414-0126), the church office (217-636-8463), or visit griefshare.org.

Financial Peace U at Athens Christian Church (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

This nine-week Dave Ramsey class will be offered on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 6 as part of the church’s Wednesday Night Connection program.

 

The first week will be an orientation. 

 

Dave Ramsey is the author of many books about finances, including Total Money Makeover, and the host of The Dave Ramsey Show. 

 

Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

 

Cost of the class is $102.30, which includes helpful books and materials. It’s an investment that will change your family’s financial life forever! 

 

You may register for the class at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes. 

 

For more information or help registering, please call the church office at the number above or visit the link.  Everyone is welcome and urged to attend!    

Celebrate Recovery in Sherman (Fri. Oct 27, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Faith Baptist Church
7575 West Outer Road
Sherman, Illinois 62684
(217) 496-2590
http://livingfaithbaptist.org/ministries/celebrate-recovery

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-Centered Recovery Program for hurts, habits, and hangups, meets Fridays at 5:30 PM.

 

Like us on Facebook at Celebrate Recovery LFBC.

Kugler School of Spiritual Warfare (Sun. Oct 29, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Faith Baptist Church
7575 W Outer Rd
Sherman, IL 62684
312-841-7245
bruce.kugler@godscourtroom.org
http://www.godscourtroom.org/SoSW.html

This class is designed for all believers, whether new to the faith or in ministry. 

 

Through this 12-week training course, students will learn that engaging in spiritual warfare will add a new dimension to their relationship with God. 

 

Believers who are struggling in their spiritual life will gain understanding in how these sin bondages develop and how they can be broken.

 

Students will also learn how to effectively pray for friends and loved ones to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

 

Those who complete the training will have the knowledge and confidence to assist others in direct confrontation of the powers of darkness. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Speed Painting (Sun. Oct 29, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
1421 Beard St.
Beardstown, IL 62618
(217) 371-1797
mlovellpainting@outlook.com

Matt Lovell's Speed Painting show!

 

The event is free.

MOPS (Mon. Oct 30, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish
1930 Barberry Dr
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 416-1118
cantrell1983@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CTK.Parish.Mops/

A local Springfield MOPS group is about meeting new mothers and being support for each other.

 

Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own cities, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom. This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways.

 

There is a teacher at each meeting that watches the children. We hope you'll join us!

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
info@springfieldrtl.org
http://www.springfieldrtl.org/save-date-annual-respect-life-dinner/

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.

Trunk or Treat (Tue. Oct 31, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 787-2323
evangelism@trinity-lutheran.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hosting its annual Trunk or Treat!

 

There will be a variety of tables/stations sponsored by Trinity ministry and fellowship groups. Candy, bottled water and other goodies will be available for "trunk or treaters" of all ages.

 

This indoor event wil have plenty of light and will be climate-controlled so no matter what the weather outside is like, everyone can have an enjoyable time inside.

 

This event is free and open to the public. This event is being coordinated by Trinity's Board of Evangelism.

TRUNK OR TREAT at Our Savior’s (Tue. Oct 31, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
info@oursaviors-church.org
http://www.oursaviors-church.org

Join us for Trunk or Treat - a friendly, safe opportunity to dress up and have fun!

 

The event is outside in Our Savior’s parking lot. We will have Trunk or Treat rain or shine (We will be in the Parish Hall if it rains).

Halloween Spook-Tacular! (Tue. Oct 31, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hoogland Center for the Arts LRS Theatre
420 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-523-2787
svys.svco@gmail.com
http://www.hcfta.org/

Children and the young-at-heart can celebrate Halloween in style this year with the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Civic Orchestra in a “Halloween Spook-tacular!” concert.

 

Join the musicians for an evening of spooks, haunts, and fantastical stories through music. From Halloween classics like Night on Bald Mountain (made famous by Disney’s Fantasia) and Danse Macabre to the magical music of Harry Potter – and much more – this concert will be sure to thrill and chill!

 

Concert-goers are invited to share with the orchestras in Halloween festivity. Costumes are encouraged, and audience members are invited to join in a costume parade during the concert. Attendees will also be able to participate in a trick-or-treat at the end of the concert.

 

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free to children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the website or by calling the phone number listed above.

REBOOT Recovery Course (Wed. Nov 1, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
https://rebootrecovery.com/join/

 

Combat trauma is a serious concern in our country today. 

 

It not only affects the veterans, it can have a negative impact on families and communities. 

 

Combat trauma can manifest itself through issues like anger, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and most tragically, suicide. About 22 veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY in the United States. Symptoms are often linked to deep-rooted “soul wounds” related to unresolved grief, distrust of God/self/others, survivor’s guilt, unforgiveness, bitterness, and loss of identity.  

 

REBOOT Combat Recovery is a nonprofit organization that helps combat veterans and their families heal from the moral and spiritual wounds of war.  We accomplish this by facilitating a faith-based 12-week healing course in local communities. 

 

The course, which is not a support group, provides practical tools for service members and families dealing with the after-effects of combat. Participants learn skills that aid in their healing while helping to build community.  

 

We also encourage and welcome spouses and other affected family members to attend, since trauma impacts the entire family. 

 

The REBOOT course is veteran-led and is FREE to participants. 

 

Meetings are held weekly in a safe and private environment. 

 

A hot meal and childcare are provided, all with the purpose of removing barriers to families seeking help.  

 

The course starts with a shared meal from 6:00-6:30 pm, and the meeting is from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

 

To register, visit the link above.

 

For more information, call the number above or email John Swinford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Griefshare Grief Recovery (Wed. Nov 1, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E Route 29
Athens, IL
217-636-8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

Athens Christian Church is hosting a GriefShare grief recovery program on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm each week from August 16 through November 15, 2017.  

 

GriefShare is a 14-week, Christ-centered, biblically based support group seminar. A grieving person can join at any time during the 14 weeks. Each session shows a video presentation followed by small group discussion about the video. The GriefShare videos present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing grief and recovery subjects helpful to people in grief. Real people share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a family member or friend through death. GriefShare is for people who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend through death.

 

For more information or to register, call Steve (414-0126), the church office (217-636-8463), or visit griefshare.org.

Financial Peace U at Athens Christian Church (Wed. Nov 1, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

This nine-week Dave Ramsey class will be offered on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 6 as part of the church’s Wednesday Night Connection program.

 

The first week will be an orientation. 

 

Dave Ramsey is the author of many books about finances, including Total Money Makeover, and the host of The Dave Ramsey Show. 

 

Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

 

Cost of the class is $102.30, which includes helpful books and materials. It’s an investment that will change your family’s financial life forever! 

 

You may register for the class at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes. 

 

For more information or help registering, please call the church office at the number above or visit the link.  Everyone is welcome and urged to attend!    

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

Contact Info:

Erin's Pavilion
4965 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62707
1-844-610-5100
chance@lifegateinafrica.org
http://www.thisisourculture.org

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.

Celebrate Recovery in Sherman (Fri. Nov 3, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Faith Baptist Church
7575 West Outer Road
Sherman, Illinois 62684
(217) 496-2590
http://livingfaithbaptist.org/ministries/celebrate-recovery

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-Centered Recovery Program for hurts, habits, and hangups, meets Fridays at 5:30 PM.

 

Like us on Facebook at Celebrate Recovery LFBC.

Stress Less Workshop (Sat. Nov 4, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peace Lutheran Church
2800 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62711
http://www.amydenney.com/holy-yoga/

Just in time to prepare for the madness of the holiday season, enroll now for a special two-hour Holy Yoga event: Stress Less Workshop.

 

Learn specific stretches and poses you can do for challenges such as anxiety, feeling stuck, being overwhelmed, feeling helpless, low energy, emotionally numb, and more. The workshop includes a scripture meditation, hands-on explanation of poses and breathing and ends with a gentle flow class. 

 

Youth under 18 are welcome to attend free with an adult. The suggested minimum age is 10.

 

Space is limited and participants must be pre-registered, so sign up soon. The cost is $25 and includes a goodie bag.

Civil War Tech - Women in the Civil War (Sat. Nov 4, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
http://www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

Civil War Tech invites children to merge science and history through experiments, artifacts, games, presentations from scientists and scholars, and ALPLM exhibits.

 

Students will be inspired to think critically about the impact Civil War technology had on our nation’s greatest conflict as well as how it affects us today.

 

Nurses, soldiers and spies, oh my! Women took on many important roles throughout the war. Discover how nursing has changed since the Civil War. Learn the art of disguise and how it was used by women to join in battle, to spy, and to save Abraham Lincoln’s life – then try it yourself!

 

This is a free event.