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December 2016

Thu. 8 Dec, 2016

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. 8 Dec, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Heartis Village of Peoria Grand Opening (Thu. 8 Dec, 2016 4:00 pm)

Please join us as we take a whirlwind journey across seven continents while exploring the 7 dimensions of wellness!

 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served including a signature drink and dessert!

 

Please RSVP by calling the phone number above.

Showroom of Trees Lights Out Open House (Thu. 8 Dec, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

We set aside special time to dim the lights and invite the public to view over 30 themed trees lit for the holiday season. These trees were purchased as part of The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees fundraiser. 

 

NOTE: There is no charge for this event, and refreshments will be served. This is NOT a sales event, and our departments will be closed during our “Lights Out” event.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Team at Anderson Ford!

Community Bible Study Class (Thu. 8 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!

 

This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture. 

 

Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

 

CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.

In the Ease of His Glory Healing Services (Thu. 8 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm)

Pastor Jeff Johns of White Horse Christian Center and Joanna Coe Herndon, healing evangelist, will be speaking at Warriors for Christ Church.

 

Praying for the sick and personal ministry will take place at each service.

Fri. 9 Dec, 2016

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Fri. 9 Dec, 2016 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 9 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 10 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 11 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 16 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 17 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 18 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A Night in Bethlehem (Fri. 9 Dec, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Experience the sights and sounds of the first Christmas! Imagine entering the ancient city of Bethlehem - being counted in the census, exploring an unforgettable marketplace, tasting authentic foods, making crafts, and visiting with Joseph & Mary as they hold their newborn baby! 

 

Enjoy this unique experience during our open house with your family and friends!  

 

Fun for all ages and it is FREE! Please bring canned goods to donate to our local food pantry.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Fri. 9 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm)

On December 2, 9, 10, & 16 come stroll and shop at Forest Park Nature Center!

 

This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling; hot wassail and goodies; view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale; and shop for eco-friendly, organic and Fair Trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store.

 

Catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit!

Our Savior's LIVE NATIVITY (Fri. 9 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Enjoy a realistic recreation of the amazing story that surrounds the night of our Savior’s birth when you visit Our Savior’s Church & School’s unique drive through live Nativity.

 

This free event features holiday lights, choirs of angels, beautiful displays, and period dressed actors.

 

We invite you to join others in the community who have made Our Savior’s Live Nativity an annual tradition for their families!

In the Ease of His Glory Healing Services (Fri. 9 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm)

Pastor Jeff Johns of White Horse Christian Center and Joanna Coe Herndon, healing evangelist, will be speaking at Warriors for Christ Church.

 

Praying for the sick and personal ministry will take place at each service.

Sat. 10 Dec, 2016

Annual Cookie/Goody Walk (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The women of First English Lutheran Church will once again be holding their annual Cookie/Goody Walk.

 

You will be able to choose from Christmas cookies, cupcakes, cakes, coffee cake, rolls, and candy items. You can relax and enjoy your Holiday season by picking up a few dozen cookies and enjoy the compliments on your festive holiday treats.

Cookie Walk (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 8:00 am)

The public is invited to the annual Cookie Walk, featuring springerle, baked goods, cookies, candy and gift baskets.

Heart of Christ Free Health Clinic (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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.

Crossroads UMC Annual Cookie Walk (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

No time to bake for the holidays? We can help!

 

We will have a variety of cookies, candy, and other baked goods to choose from.

 

This event is sponsored by the Crossroads United Methodist Women and all proceeds go toward mission work locally and around the world. All items are homemade and donated by church members.

Pekin Area Together Homeschoolig Co-op Christmas Bazaar (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 10:00 am)

The PATH Co-op is having our first annual Christmas Bazaar.

 

There will be 30 vendors, two food trucks from 11-2pm (Nacho Mamas and Meat and Place), mini classes from 1:30-2:45 which include an Oils for Children class and a Meal in a Jar class, and a Santa Secret Workshop going on all day. Children can make keepsake gifts for their loved ones for Christmas.

 

So much is happening during this event - you don't want to miss it!

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 10 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 11 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 16 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 17 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 18 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FBC Marquette Heights Ladies' Christmas Tea (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 2:00 pm)

Join us for a time of fellowship with light snacks and teas served by the men of the church. All ladies are welcome to join us as we celebrate the season.

 

$2.00 per person.

 

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact us at the email listed above.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm)

On December 2, 9, 10, & 16 come stroll and shop at Forest Park Nature Center!

 

This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling; hot wassail and goodies; view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale; and shop for eco-friendly, organic and Fair Trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store.

 

Catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit!

The Power of the King (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm)

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene's KIDZONE Children's Choir is presenting "The Power of the King"!

 

What an awesome opportunity to incorporate a live production into your holiday festivities.

 

The performance is absolutely free of charge. We will be happy to reserve seating to accommodate any group size.

 

After the performance, the audience is invited to a complimentary Christmas Cookie Social in the Family Life Center.

 

For more information or to make reservations, you can contact the church at the phone number and email address listed above.

Our Savior's LIVE NATIVITY (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Enjoy a realistic recreation of the amazing story that surrounds the night of our Savior’s birth when you visit Our Savior’s Church & School’s unique drive through Live Nativity.

 

This free event features holiday lights, choirs of angels, beautiful displays, and period dressed actors.

 

We invite you to join others in the community who have made Our Savior’s Live Nativity an annual tradition for their families!  

In the Ease of His Glory Healing Services (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm)

Pastor Jeff Johns of White Horse Christian Center and Joanna Coe Herndon, healing evangelist, will be speaking at Warriors for Christ Church.

 

Praying for the sick and personal ministry will take place at each service.

Handel's Messiah (Sat. 10 Dec, 2016 7:30 pm)

The Springfield Choral Society will perform Handel's Messiah, with orchestra, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception!

 

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or by calling the phone numbers above.

Sun. 11 Dec, 2016

The Power of the King (Sun. 11 Dec, 2016 10:30 am)

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene's KIDZONE Children's Choir is presenting "The Power of the King"!

 

What an awesome opportunity to incorporate a live production into your holiday festivities.

 

The performance is absolutely free of charge. We will be happy to reserve seating to accommodate any group size.

 

After the performance, the audience is invited to a complimentary Christmas Cookie Social in the Family Life Center.

 

For more information or to make reservations, you can contact the church at the phone number and email address listed above.

In the Ease of His Glory Healing Services (Sun. 11 Dec, 2016 10:30 am)

Pastor Jeff Johns of White Horse Christian Center and Joanna Coe Herndon, healing evangelist, will be speaking at Warriors for Christ Church.

 

Praying for the sick and personal ministry will take place at each service.

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Sun. 11 Dec, 2016 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 11 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 16 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 17 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 18 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. 11 Dec, 2016 4:00 pm)

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In the Ease of His Glory Healing Services (Sun. 11 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm)

Pastor Jeff Johns of White Horse Christian Center and Joanna Coe Herndon, healing evangelist, will be speaking at Warriors for Christ Church.

 

Praying for the sick and personal ministry will take place at each service.

Gospel and Christmas Concert (Sun. 11 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm)

Come out to Woodson Baptist Church's Gospel and Christmas concert!

 

The concert features the Peeks and Ron Senters from Springfield.

 

The public is invited. Refreshments will be available after the concert.

 

For more information, call Pastor Doug Bell at the phone number above.

Mon. 12 Dec, 2016

Cancer Companions: Bringing Hope to the Journey (Mon. 12 Dec, 2016 6:30 pm)

Cancer Companions: Bringing Hope to the Journey is a ministry to current or former cancer patients, their loved ones, friends, and co-workers.

 

Cancer Companions is beginning another 9 week session on Monday, October 17th. This unique Christian group is open to the public and to all denominations. Cancer Companions examines many of the tough issues Christians deal with in the face of cancer.

 

For more information or to register, please contact Kim Meyer, RN, PN, CLLM by calling the phone number or sending an email to the address listed above.

Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. 12 Dec, 2016 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come and see an intimate vision of Christ's revealed glory through the eyes of John at Bible Study Fellowship.

 

We meet September 12th through May, on Monday nights from 6:45-8:30.

 

Our women's class meets at Woodland Baptist Church on N. Allen Road, and the men's class meets at Grace Presbyterian Church on Route 91.  Both classes have school-age programs - children K-12 are welcome and study the same passage at an age-appropriate level.

Christmas with Annie Moses Band (Mon. 12 Dec, 2016 7:15 pm)

Christmas With Annie Moses Band is a perennial holiday favorite and stands on the PBS charts as one of the most played specials of the season.

 

A flurry of holiday classics, Christmas with the Annie Moses Band is a relentless lineup of songs and carols chock-full of holiday happiness. From the spirited rendition of ‘God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen’ to the breathtaking beauty of ‘O Holy Night’, this evening of music is invigorating, reverential, and transporting.

 

Whether you’re a family intrigued by this family’s musical dynamics or a just looking for a night out on the town, Christmas With Annie Moses Band is the perfect way to spend your holiday evening. So don’t miss out on this cup of musical cheer!

 

Tickets are available here.

Wed. 14 Dec, 2016

Springfield Christian Women's Connection Luncheon (Wed. 14 Dec, 2016 11:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Come join the Springfield Christian Women's Connection at our "HOLIDAY MEMORIES" Luncheon! Cost of attendance is $15.

 

"REMEMBERING SONGS OF THE SEASON"

 

Special Feature: Judy Leonard "BAD MEMORIES, HAPPY ENDING"

 

Speaker: Ruth Catlett - "Trouble in River City,"

 

Contact Carolyn at the phone number or email address listed above to rsvp or get more information.

Showroom of Trees Lights Out Open House (Wed. 14 Dec, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

We set aside special time to dim the lights and invite the public to view over 30 themed trees lit for the holiday season. These trees were purchased as part of The Baby Fold's Festival of Trees fundraiser.

 

NOTE: There is no charge for this event, and refreshments will be served. This is NOT a sales event, and our departments will be closed during our "Lights Out" event.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year form the Team at Anderson Ford!

Thu. 15 Dec, 2016

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. 15 Dec, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Food and toiletries distribution (Thu. 15 Dec, 2016 4:00 pm)

Mt. Sinai SDA Church needs volunteers to unload a truck and repackage food for distribution on every second Thursday of the month.

 

Distribution is every third Thursday of the month. We need volunteers for this day also.

 

Please call a week ahead for times and to sign up to volunteer.

Double Lung Transplant for Julie (Thu. 15 Dec, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

We are having a benefit at the Pizza Ranch in Peoria.

 

This is to help with the expenses associated with Julie's double lung transplant. All you need to do to help is come out and enjoy some good food!

 

Please share and help spread the word! Hope to see you there!

Community Bible Study Class (Thu. 15 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!

 

This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture. 

 

Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

 

CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.

Fri. 16 Dec, 2016

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Fri. 16 Dec, 2016 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 16 - 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 17 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 18 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Shop & Stroll (Fri. 16 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm)

On December 2, 9, 10, & 16 come stroll and shop at Forest Park Nature Center!

 

This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling; hot wassail and goodies; view and/or purchase unique nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale; and shop for eco-friendly, organic and Fair Trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store.

 

Catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit!

An American Family Christmas (Fri. 16 Dec, 2016 7:30 pm)

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale's "An American Family Christmas" is a Central Illinois family tradition. Join us to hear an uplifting mixture of hymns, carols, and secular songs of the season to fill you with the Christmas spirit!

 

Special guests will include the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus and featured soloist professional Mezzo-Soprano Kate Tombaugh.

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for groups of 10+, and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the website and phone number listed above. Additionally, they will be available for purchase at the door.

Sat. 17 Dec, 2016

Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast (Sat. 17 Dec, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Come out to Williamsville United Methodist Church's  Annual Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast!

 

Cookies will be $5/pound with a large variety of cookies available. Breakfast will be $5/adult and $3/children.

PUMC Cookie Walk (Sat. 17 Dec, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Come out to Pawnee United Methodist Church's annual Cookie Walk!

 

Homemade Christmas cookies and candies of all kinds! Priced per pound.

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Sat. 17 Dec, 2016 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 17 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 18 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Skate with Santa (Sat. 17 Dec, 2016 2:30 pm)

Santa loves the chilly air inside Owens Center!

 

Come see him for yourself while skating with your family and friends.

 

$4 for ages 12 and under; $5 for ages 13 and over. Skate rental is $3 per person.

An Evening of Winter Enchantment (Sat. 17 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm)

Come see local figure skating talent at the Peoria Owens Center hosted by the Heart of Illinois Skating Club.

 

Admission: Bring a toy to donate to the local children in need.

The Love of The Lamb (Sat. 17 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm)

Come and hear the complete Christmas story that will take you beyond the manger.

 

Learn about Joseph's journey and Mary's memories. Follow Jesus from His childhood to the Cross and from the Resurrection to His return.

 

We believe you will find the meaning and joy of Christmas as you experience the Love of the Lamb, and are reminded of the real reason He came.

An American Family Christmas (Sat. 17 Dec, 2016 7:30 pm)

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale's "An American Family Christmas" is a Central Illinois family tradition. Join us to hear an uplifting mixture of hymns, carols, and secular songs of the season to fill you with the Christmas spirit!

 

Special guests will include the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus, and featured soloist professional Mezzo-Soprano Kate Tombaugh.

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for groups of 10+, and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the website and phone number listed above. Additionally, they will be available for purchase at the door.

Sun. 18 Dec, 2016

Christmas Cantata (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 9:15 am)

This year's Christmas Cantata at the Le Roy Christian Church "Come Let Us Adore" returns us to the scene of a humble manager where the great Light of the world was born.

 

Filled with songs to draw the heart closer to the true hope and joy of the season, this musical is a blend of new seasonal anthems and traditional carols that will awaken different perspectives of the Christmas story.

 

Join us as we lift up choruses of worship and relive the miraculous story of Christ's birth! If you are unable to join us for the main performance, the dress rehearsal will take place on Saturday, December 17th at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public!

 

For more info on Le Roy Christian Church, please visit the website listed above.

The Great Romance Leads Worship (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 10:00 am)

The Great Romance ("Bigger Than the Odds" and "Stolen Me") will lead worship, anticipating the celebration of our Saviour's birth!

 

Every family in attendance will receive a free copy of their new Christmas CD!

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 18 - 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2016 Adopt-a-Senior Christmas (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Imagine if you were a senior citizen in a nursing home and NO friends or relatives ever came to visit you…not even for holidays. Neighbor Love wants to brighten the day of a WHOLE BUNCH of valuable seniors! This Christmas’s Adopt-a-Senior Christmas is a GREAT way to let a valuable senior know that someone still loves them.

 

We will be assembling gift bags and delivering them to the residents during a party where we will be serving them food and drink. We will be assembling gift bags from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30. The party will start at 2:30 and end at 5:00.

 

Visit the website linked above to donate and volunteer. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Donations of ANY amount are appreciated to make the gift bags possible.

 

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you would please REGISTER to let us know if you will be joining us and please help us spread the word to everyone you know. Volunteers are limited to 30 adults and any amount of children, with chaperones. The minimum age to volunteer is 7, unless baby. All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian/chaperone. All volunteers under 18 must have registration paperwork completed by their parents in advance.

 

For more information call or email the phone number and address listed above. We look forward to seeing you there!

Gibson Girls Christmas Concert (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 2:00 pm)

The four sisters: Alisha, Tiffany, Kabryn, and Kathryn Gibson started singing in church when they were young. It is their hearts' desire to travel around, singing for the Lord.

 

In a world full of hurt and negativity, they want to bring fresh, uplifting music that will encourage and inspire all who hear. They pray that every song will bring hope to the listener and show Christ's amazing love for us all!

 

Join us in celebrating Jesus Birth and the gift of His presence. The concert is free to attend.

An American Family Christmas (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 3:00 pm)

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale's "An American Family Christmas" is a Central Illinois family tradition. Join us to hear an uplifting mixture of hymns, carols, and secular songs of the season to fill you with the Christmas spirit!

 

Special guests will include the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus, and featured soloist professional Mezzo-Soprano Kate Tombaugh.

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for groups of 10+, and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the website and phone number listed above. Additionally, they will be available for purchase at the door.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 4:00 pm)

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Great Romance Christmas Concert (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm)

The Great Romance ("Bigger Than the Odds" and "Stolen Me") will present a FREE CONCERT of new Christmas Music - and a few old favorites.

 

Free refreshments will be served after.

Christmas Musical Program (Sun. 18 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm)

The children and youth of Grace Baptist Church will be presenting a musical program in Spelling Bee format. It is an amusing performance that has contestants spelling the names of Jesus in competition for parts in the nativity scene.

 

FREE admission for all ages and people from all church affiliations will enjoy this special, one night production.

Mon. 19 Dec, 2016

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Mon. 19 Dec, 2016 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 19 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cancer Companions (Mon. 19 Dec, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Do you, or someone you are caring for, have cancer? You are invited to Cancer Companions on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month.

 

For more information, you can call Christie Martis at the phone number listed above after 5 p.m.

Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. 19 Dec, 2016 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come and see an intimate vision of Christ's revealed glory through the eyes of John at Bible Study Fellowship.

 

We meet September 12th through May, on Monday nights from 6:45-8:30.

 

Our women's class meets at Woodland Baptist Church on N. Allen Road, and the men's class meets at Grace Presbyterian Church on Route 91.  Both classes have school-age programs - children K-12 are welcome and study the same passage at an age-appropriate level.

Tue. 20 Dec, 2016

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Tue. 20 Dec, 2016 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Capital Area Concert Band Christmas Concert (Tue. 20 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm)

The Capital Area Concert Band (CACB) will perform a free, holiday concert at Trinity Lutheran School. Musical selections include "A Child Is Born", "Greensleeves", "On A Winter's Night", as well as "Sleigh Ride" and "A Christmas Festival."

 

The band will also perform "Symphonic Highlights from Frozen", a medley showcasing the most memorable moments from Disney's "Frozen." The "Minor Alterations" piece twists favorite Christmas melodies into something new and inventive by changing keys and styles to give three songs an entirely new character.

 

Band directors will share a few fun facts about the tunes before the band performs them.

 

The CACB is an intergenerational band of 50+ members. Fred Greenwald, Rich Stuemke, Andy VandDeVort, Gus Pflugmacher, Darrle Cannedy, Mark DalPozzo, Harry Hild, Gary Moore and Jan Zepp will share the spotlight as conductors and soloists for a number of tunes.

 

This concert is free and open to the public.        

Wed. 21 Dec, 2016

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Wed. 21 Dec, 2016 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 21 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thu. 22 Dec, 2016

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. 22 Dec, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Thu. 22 Dec, 2016 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 22 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Community Bible Study Class (Thu. 22 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!

 

This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture. 

 

Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

 

CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.

Fri. 23 Dec, 2016

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Fri. 23 Dec, 2016 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.          

 

Dates:

  • December 23 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • December 24 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sat. 24 Dec, 2016

Wrap It Up For Charity - Veterans Home Repair Projects (Sat. 24 Dec, 2016 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is wrapping gifts for donations at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie beginning December 9. The wrapping store is located next to Santa’s Village.

 

Donations will be used for home repair projects for Central Illinois Veterans. Call the phone number or visit the website listed above for specific dates and times.

Christmas Eve Service (Sat. 24 Dec, 2016 5:00 pm)

Join us on Christmas Eve to explore the Gifts of Christmas by unwrapping the greatest Christmas gift of all--Jesus' birth.

 

Bring the whole family!

Christmas Eve Service (Sat. 24 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm)

A special children's choir consisting of Trinity Lutheran School students will sing during the service. This is the perfect service for families with younger children.    

Christmas Eve Service (Sat. 24 Dec, 2016 11:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a traditional Christmas Eve service.

 

This is the more traditional Christmas Eve service. The Trinity Adult Choir will sing during the service.  

Sun. 25 Dec, 2016

Christmas Day Service (Sun. 25 Dec, 2016 10:00 am)

Trinity Lutheran Church will conduct a 10:00 am Christmas Day service.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. 25 Dec, 2016 4:00 pm)

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mon. 26 Dec, 2016

Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. 26 Dec, 2016 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come and see an intimate vision of Christ's revealed glory through the eyes of John at Bible Study Fellowship.

 

We meet September 12th through May, on Monday nights from 6:45-8:30.

 

Our women's class meets at Woodland Baptist Church on N. Allen Road, and the men's class meets at Grace Presbyterian Church on Route 91.  Both classes have school-age programs - children K-12 are welcome and study the same passage at an age-appropriate level.

Thu. 29 Dec, 2016

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. 29 Dec, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Community Bible Study Class (Thu. 29 Dec, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!

 

This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture. 

 

Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

 

CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.

Sat. 31 Dec, 2016

Julie K's Noon Years Eve Celebration (Sat. 31 Dec, 2016 11:00 am)

Grab your little party animals and get ready to ring in the new year with Award Winning Children’s singer songwriter Julie K! 

 

Kids concert, countdown to noon with a massive balloon drop and bubble wrap stomp! Perfect family fun, kid style!

 

There will be a bicycle giveaway courtesy of Russell's Cycling & Fitness.

New Year's Eve Service (Sat. 31 Dec, 2016 6:30 pm)

Before the New Yer's Eve parties begin and the crystal ball drops in Times Square, come ring out the old year by attending this New Year's Eve Holy Communion Service.