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Sun. Sep 28, 2014 - Sat. Oct 4, 2014
October 2014

Thu. Oct 2, 2014

Concordia Moms Bowling League (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 2:00 pm)

This is our 41st year of fun and fellowship while raising money for staff requests at Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria. Through your weekly bowling fee, you would be helping classroom teachers acquire teaching aids and fulfill other needs at the school. We meet Wednesday mornings from 9 - 11 am. We have an excellent, mature, on-site babysitter for a minimum charge. ALL bowling averages are welcome as we are a non-competitive league which is conducted in a Christian atmosphere. If you haven't played for a while or want to give it a try, this is the league for you! Please consider joining us soon!  Call Barb Kane at 693-7624 for more information.

Dyslexia-Struggles with Reading and Spelling (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is now included in the Illinois Education Code. Most reading and spelling difficulties are due to dyslexia, yet many people are unaware of the scientific research and the solutions that are possible.

 

If you know a struggling reader or speller, or if you would like to volunteer with a nonprofit organization that is changing lives, come to one of our free informational meetings. We are making a difference. Reservations are appreciated.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 6:30 pm)

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Oct 3, 2014

Building Better Moms (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  

 

Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

Knights of Columbus Central Illinois Right to Life Benefit Fish Fry (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Come out and support the right to life, Friday, October 3rd!

 

Menu: whole catfish, filet catfish, fried chicken, baked chicken, baked cod, fried shrimp. Choice of fries, baked potato, or potato salad. Rye bread, coleslaw, tea, and coffee.

 

The Central Illinois Right to Life will be conducting a baked goods sale at this event.  

 

Cost: $10 per person, $5 child for 1-piece filet

Food will be served between 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Meet the Artists (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Meet the Artists at Studio, featuring copper & wire crocheted jewelry, garden & wall can flowers, and melted glass bottles & items. Live music, wine, refreshments, door prizes every half hour.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

13 week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

A safe and caring place to meet with others who are on this journey of grief.

The DVD's feature clips from pastors Christian counselors and others who offer practical suggestions, hope and reassurance.

MOPS at First Covenant Church (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm)

MOPS is coming to First Covenant Church in Peoria. We are located on the corner of War Memorial and Knoxville.  MOPS is for any mother of a preschooler 6 or younger.  Babysitting is provided. 

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

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

God Loves Marriage - Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - Sun. Oct 5, 2014 4:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?  You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend.  Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.  

 

Call Norm & Deb Lopez to register for the October 3-5 weekend in Peoria, IL or check out the website.  Registration deadline is September 4th, however, late registrations will be taken is space is available.  

 

A weekend of discovery...a lifetime of love.

Sat. Oct 4, 2014

God Loves Marriage - Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - Sun. Oct 5, 2014 4:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?  You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend.  Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.  

 

Call Norm & Deb Lopez to register for the October 3-5 weekend in Peoria, IL or check out the website.  Registration deadline is September 4th, however, late registrations will be taken is space is available.  

 

A weekend of discovery...a lifetime of love.

Be Well to Serve Well (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 8:00 am)

Women's retreat with keynote speaker, Renee Gibbs, a mentor to seminary wives. Music provided by Sisters of the Son. Designed to help you, the servant, optimize your health and be ready to serve, this one day woman's retreat will inspire, renew, educate, and equip you to "give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord" 1 Cor. 15:58. Cost $25 includes lunch and all materials. Deadline to register is September 24.

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available.

All instructors are IL Department of Financial & Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at EVERY CCW class instructed.

 

 

For more information please visit www.ethostactical.com or call.

Walk for Brynlee (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am)

Join Lexington Community Church as we share Christ's love with the Gerber family from LeRoy.

 

Andrew & Carlee Gerber have 2 children, Brynlee (4) & Boston (2). Six months ago, Brynlee was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL) & was rushed off to St. Jude's to begin treatment. This precious family is in the middle of a 2 1/2 - 3 year treatment schedule, traveling to St. Jude's in Memphis & Children's Hospital in Peoria. As they have seen their lives turned upside down, they continue to share God's love & faithfulness with those God places in their path. We are coming alongside them to support & love on them.

 

The Walk for Brynlee is an event designed to raise funds & encourage the Gerber's. It will include the walk, a raffle for the walkers, children's activities, & lunch!

Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am)

Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk

Peoria Heights Water Tower Park

3 mile walk

Registration begins at 9am

Walk begins at 10am

Light lunch following walk, family friendly activities, beautiful walk down Grandview Drive and ends back at the park.

Donations go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a portion will stay local to help support the local care center efforts.

All walkers will recieve a free t shirt.

10th Annual Walk for Remembrance & Hope (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 10:00 am)

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October, the 10th Annual Share “Walk for Remembrance & Hope” is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th, 2014.  This event will kick off at the Peoria RiverPlex along the beautiful Peoria Riverfront.  A memorial service and a one-mile walk are scheduled to allow parents, friends and families the opportunity to honor, love and remember their babies

Check-in and registration will be outside the Peoria RiverPlex from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. along the riverfront walk.  A memorial service honoring our babies will begin at 10:45 a.m.  Babies’ names will be read aloud and a balloon release will follow to honor these babies. There will be musical performances. The walk will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m. along the riverfront walk. Refreshments will be provided.   Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12 years old and $5 age 5 and under.  Walk registration brochures can be downloaded from www.peoriasharewalk.com or you can call 309-370-4801.

1 out of 4 babies will die due to pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death.  This means that your friends, neighbors and loved ones may have experienced the tragic death of a baby.  The heartache and grief is indescribable, but together we can continue to provide support, awareness and collaborative research. 

The mission of Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those who are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.  The primary purpose is to provide support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of or following the death of a baby.  This support encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual and social healing as well as an effort to help sustain the family unit.  The funds raised will help provide gowns for the babies, stuffed animals to the bereaved families, as well as help fund the local Share support group.

A Walk to Remember (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 10:00 am)

A Walk to Remember honors babies who have died due to pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death.

 

This year’s A Walk to Remember will be held at the Washington Park playground picnic shelter. The Springfield Walk takes place in October, which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, and commemorates the lives of babies lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. Proceeds from the Walk benefit Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Inc. (started in Springfield, Illinois) and the Springfield Angel of Hope, NFP.

 

Parents, families, and friends are invited to walk in memory of their child or children. A memorial ceremony precedes the approximate two-mile walk, during which parents may place a pinwheel lawn ornament in a memorial “garden” when their baby’s name(s) is read. A balloon release ends the ceremony. The ceremony is designed to remember each life, no matter how long or short.

 

By gathering together to walk for babies gone but not forgotten, A Walk to Remember keeps their memories alive and offers support to grieving parents, families, and friends. Whether marking a recent loss, or one that occurred several years ago, parents, families, and friends are encouraged to come walk for the steps their babies will never take.

 

Participants may register the day of the Walk, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost to participate in the Walk is $10, which includes a pinwheel lawn ornament and a program. T-shirts with the commemorated babies’ names listed on the back may be purchased for an additional $10 each.

 

The first Springfield A Walk to Remember was held at the Washington Park picnic shelter in October 2001. Since then, the Walk has continued to provide support for grieving families as it recognizes the babies they hold so dear to their hearts.

 

For more information on the Springfield A Walk to Remember, or to download a registration form, visit the website link above.

Share the Blessings Dinner & Auction (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Our Annual Share the Blessings Dinner & Auction will be held in the Morton Division warehouse this year!

 

We are eagerly planning the 5th annual benefit dinner and auction. This year we are pleased to have the Morton Division host the event in their facility! We hope you will save the date to come see Morton's new facility as well as enjoy a fine dinner and an entertaining auction - all to help support MFB serving those in need.

 

If you can support the auction with a quality item(s) or funds to purchase items it would be a blessing.

 

More Information/Donate Auction Item:

Contact: Dennis Stoller

email: dbstoller@grics.net

309.346.2096.

 

Tickets:

$50 per person/$400 per table

Contact: Marcia Kaiser 309.645.2443

- or - Reserve tickets online

 

Pictures and details of auction items online - Coming Soon!

Jeremy Bollinger with Point5 (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 5:00 pm)

Jeremy Bollinger is Christian contemporary singer/songwriter and Point5 is a hip-hop artist from the St. Louis area.

 

This is an outdoor event and food concessions will be provided.

 

Tickets are $10.00 at the door to benefit youth missions

Springfield Prayer Summit (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Prayer Summit is for Pastors, Elders, Overseers, Bishops, Priests, Sisters & Ministers to pray for Springfield and the surrounding areas, including our Nation.

 

The prayer Scripture passage is John Chapter 17.

God's Not Dead Movie Event (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 6:00 pm)

A FREE family movie event at New Life Fellowship Church in Bloomington, IL.  New Life will be presenting the popular film "God's Not Dead" to the community.

 

There is NO charge! Free popcorn and refreshments will be served. 

 

Childcare for birth through 5th grade will be available. 

 

New Life is located 3 miles west of Interstate 55 on IL Route 9 - Market Street.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Sun. Oct 5, 2014

God Loves Marriage - Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - Sun. Oct 5, 2014 4:00 pm)

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?  You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend.  Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.  

 

Call Norm & Deb Lopez to register for the October 3-5 weekend in Peoria, IL or check out the website.  Registration deadline is September 4th, however, late registrations will be taken is space is available.  

 

A weekend of discovery...a lifetime of love.

Central Illinois Foodbank Competes for $60,000 Award (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 8:00 am)

Central Illinois Foodbank is teaming up with Walmart and Feeding America in the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. 2014 campaign. This year Walmart is providing $3 million in funding to the Feeding America network. 50 food banks from across the county will be selected to receive a $60,000 funding award to support their general hunger-relief initiatives.

 

Central Illinois Foodbank is just one of two participating food banks in the state of Illinois that will be vying for the $60,000 award, which will be determined in an online voting campaign. The voting will take place on beginning Monday, September 15th and running through Sunday, October 5th. Voters are allowed to place one vote per day during the 21-day contest. Vote at the website link above. “Residents in Central Illinois have always been so supportive of the Foodbank. When this opportunity came up, we didn’t hesitate in putting ourselves in the running for the $60,000.” said Central Illinois Foodbank executive, director Pam Molitoris.

 

Three of the Foodbank’s partners will also directly benefit from the award. Quincy Catholic Charities, Northeast Community Fund in Decatur and St. Martin Deporres in Springfield will all receiving a $5,000 credit at the Foodbank should they land in the top 50. All 135 agencies in Central Illinois Foodbank’s 21-county region will benefit, the Foodbank plans on purchasing fresh produce with the remaining $45,000.

 

About the Central Illinois Foodbank:

Central Illinois Foodbank, established in 1982, distributes more than 8.5 million pounds of food annually to nearly 140 food pantries, soup kitchens, residential programs and after-school programs in a 21 county region. Central Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, as well as United Way. The mission of the Foodbank is to collect donated food and grocery items from growers, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers and retailers for distribution to charitable agencies serving people in need.

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available.

All instructors are IL Department of Financial & Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at EVERY CCW class instructed.

 

 

For more information please visit www.ethostactical.com or call.

Network Christian Church re-launch (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 10:30 am)

The re-launch is October 5th, and we will be giving away a 7" tablet, a Financial Peace Membership Kit, and a set of his/her workbooks for Marriage 101: Back to the Basics to three people (one prize to each) that are not already members or steady attenders of the church. You must pre-register on the website above and/or show up and fill out a communication card at the church that day to be in the drawing. You must be present at the church on Sunday, October 5th to win.

 

Our new address is 3703 Ireland Grove Rd. in Bloomington.

 

If you have any questions, please call Mark Terven.

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 10:45 am)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

St. Mary's of Kickapoo 64th Annual Famous Sausage Dinner (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 11:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Dinner Features:

  • Kickapoo Sausage
  • Real Mashed Potatoes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Applesauce
  • Desserts

ALL YOU CAN EAT

Carry-outs Available

Alternate Hot Dog Plate Available

 

Adults: $10.00

Children 6-12: $5.00

Children 2-5: $2.00

 

Electronic Raffle

Country Store

Cash Raffle

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer at Liberty Park along the Peoria Riverfront.  

Registration is from 12:00-1:30

Ceremony is at 1:45

Walk starts at 2:00

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 12:00 pm)

Want to end abortion? If you do, the first thing you must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.

 

Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.

 

Each day during 40 Days for Life, individuals, churches, families, and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus. These specific prayer requests will seek God’s help for:

 

  • Women who are at risk of having an abortion
  • Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
  • Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
  • Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
  • Local, regional, and national leaders
  • Revival and renewal in our churches
  • Repentance and healing throughout our nation

 

People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

 

We believe that when God’s people fast with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, our heavenly Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Life Chain (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm)

October 5th is Life Chain. Pick up your signs at the Public Square at 1:45 p.m.

Stand in prayer until 2:45 p.m. There is a rally at 3:00 p.m. at the public square.

Remax Acclaimed South Side Stride 5k (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 2:00 pm)

Second annual run/walk 5k through the village of Dunlap, with all proceeds benefiting South Side Mission. Northwoods Community Church, Cedar Hills Baptist, Northminster Presbyterian, Prospect United Methodist, and Peoria Heights Congregational, along with the Village of Dunlap, have joined forces for this awesome fundraising event!

Heart of Illinois Life Chain (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Stand with thousands of Pro-lifers throughout the USA!

You'll be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer.

Bring your whole family! Rain or shine! Water, lawn chairs for the young and old, umbrellas and strollers are welcome! Create a human chain stretching from 7405 N University to the Metro Centre.  

 

Signs proclaim "Abortion Kills Children," Abortion Hurts Women," "Adoption the Loving Option," "Life-the First Inalienable Right," "Jesus Forgives&Heals," "Lord Forgive Us and Our Nation," and "Pray to End Abortion."

 

Meet at University and Northmoor intersection.

 

 For more information call the Life Chain Committee! 

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 5:00 pm)

Help for healing from Divorce for adults, children, and teens. This is a 13 week program designed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of families impacted by divorce.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 6:00 pm)

This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more!

 

Sunday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.

September 7th - November 2nd

 

Cost: $93

Child Care Provided

Contact us by phone or email for more information.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Mon. Oct 6, 2014

Journey Autism Group Family Support Group (Mon. Oct 6, 2014 6:00 pm)

On the first Monday of each month, First Baptist Church is host to an autism parent/family support group. This is a great place for parents, guardians, grandparents and other family members to share with and learn from each other. The children who attend look forward to the play time each month. Light refreshments and childcare are provided. The event is free. All families with a child on the autism spectrum are invited to attend. An RSVP is not mandatory but, it does help us plan for childcare if you are bringing your kids. Siblings are welcome to come. For more information or to RSVP for childcare please contact Kristin Garrett via phone or email.

Powerlight Family Christian skate night (Mon. Oct 6, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

POWERLIGHT FAMILY CHRISTIAN SKATENIGHT FEATURES A GREAT NIGHT OF FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! ENJOY CHRISTIAN MUSIC, A DEVOTIONAL, CHRISTIAN SINGERS AND AWESOME GIVEAWAYS! LARGEST GROUP OF 15 OR MORE WILL WIN A $100 GIFT CARD FROM FAMILY CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE! FREE ADMISSION PASSES ARE AVAILABLE(AS MANY AS YOU WANT) VIA EMAIL. WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY A ROW OF MOVIE TICKETS TO SEE THE 2014 REBOOT OF LEFT BEHIND STARRING NICHOLAS CAGE AND LEA THOMPSON SKATE NIGHT.

Kids Klub-Wildlife Mountain (Mon. Oct 6, 2014 6:00 pm)

Please meet at the Wildlife Mountain on the 2nd Floor. Use the clues to find the animals on the SCHEELS Wildlife Mountain! Illinois Audubon Society will be helping make Prairie Chicken Hats with all participants. All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel!

SCHEELS Wildlife Expedition Kids Klub (Mon. Oct 6, 2014 6:00 pm)

Come explore the SCHEELS wildlife mountain and learn more about the animals on the mountain.

All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).

Tue. Oct 7, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

The Perfectly Simple Triune God (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 9:30 am - 8:00 pm)

We are pleased to invite you to attend the following events for the 2014 Strauss Lectureship:

 

Tuesday, October 7

9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. - Lecuture 1 Reading Thomas Aquinas: Divine Simplicity as Necessary for Trinity

12:00 -1:00 p.m. - Sack Lunch Q&A

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Lecuture 2 Why God Has No Future

 

Wednesday, October 8

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Lecture 3 Why God Does Not Suffer

MOPS/MOMSnext (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 9:30 am)

We are a dual-chartered group including both MOPS and MOMSnext moms. A typical meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations and videos. We also include the occasional craft to spark our creative side. Plus, there's usually food... food you can enjoy and not have to share bites with anyone else! But more important, you'll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood. 

 

Childcare (Moppets) provided in a preschool-style environment. All volunteers are background checked to DCFS standards.

 

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 11:30 am)

The Peoria Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary presents its 62nd annual fashion show, "The Salvation Army...At Home and Abroad," at the Peoria Civic Center. Tickets are $30 for the 11:30 a.m. luncheon show and $20 for the 7:30 p.m. dessert show. Call Kathryn for lunch reservations and Marge for dessert reservations.

Robotics Fundraiser (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Tremont Roboteers is a robotics team that has accumulated many sponsors over the years. It would be robotastic if you could join them for a fundraiser event for additional costs, to raise money for materials and competitions

DivorceCare (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

Dyslexia-Struggles with Reading and Spelling (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is now included in the Illinois Education Code. Most reading and spelling difficulties are due to dyslexia, yet many people are unaware of the scientific research and the solutions that are possible.

 

If you know a struggling reader or speller, or if you would like to volunteer with a nonprofit organization that is changing lives, come to one of our free informational meetings. 

We are making a difference. Reservations are appreciated.

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from The Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each.  You can stop by the Christian Center on the following dates.

 

Tues Oct 7th 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sat Oct 18th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Sat Oct 25th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

 

Also, if you have any gowns in great shape you would like to donate, you can drop them off at The Christian Center during business hours Monday-Friday.

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Faith in Fertility Ministry (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Faith in Fertility is a support and recovery group for couples who are dealing with issues of infertility and/or miscarriage.

Faith in Fertility meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting August 26 for 8 weeks.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

For more information contact Stephanie Dugan.

 

Financial Peace University (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Pekin Grace United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that teaches common sense about money in a supportive environment.

 

Financial Peace University classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning September 2nd and be held weekly for 9 weeks ending October 28th.

To register use the link!

 

For more information contact Sally Morris!

 

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

Broken Promise Ministry (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Broken Promise is a support and recovery group for children, kindergarten to 8th grade and their parents as they deal with the effects of divorce.

 

Broken Promise meets Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-4.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

Marriage 101: Back to the Basics (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 7:00 pm)

Why not invest in this vital relationship? Marriage having troubles or just wanting to make a good marriage better; this 8 week class is for you.  Information and registration at the above website.

Annual Life Banquet (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center presents their Annual Life Banquet featuring Tari Penley. Tari Penley, is a published recording artist and has performed and shared her story for over 20 years. Her passion is to share the love of Christ and the good news of the gospel to all the women God places in her path.

 

There is no cost to attend this dinner event; an opportunity to make a financial gift to the ministry will be extended.

 

Please make reservations by September 19, 2014 by calling or e-mailing.

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 7:30 pm)

The Peoria Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary presents its 62nd annual fashion show, "The Salvation Army...At Home and Abroad," at the Peoria Civic Center. Tickets are $30 for the 11:30 a.m. luncheon show and $20 for the 7:30 p.m. dessert show. Call Kathryn for lunch reservations and Marge for dessert reservations.

Wed. Oct 8, 2014

The Perfectly Simple Triune God (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

We are pleased to invite you to attend the following events for the 2014 Strauss Lectureship:

 

Tuesday, October 7

9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. - Lecuture 1 Reading Thomas Aquinas: Divine Simplicity as Necessary for Trinity

12:00 -1:00 p.m. - Sack Lunch Q&A

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Lecuture 2 Why God Has No Future

 

Wednesday, October 8

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Lecture 3 Why God Does Not Suffer

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

BARD OPTICAL CELEBRATES 15 YEARS PROVIDING VISION CARE EXCELLENCE (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The Bard Optical Galesburg office will celebrate 15 years of providing vision care excellence in October. Opened by Dr. A. Arthur Bard in 1941 in downtown Peoria, Diana Hall purchased the practice in 1981 and has expanded Bard Optical to 20 locations in Central and Southern Illinois.

 

Please join us October 8, from 3-6 p.m. to celebrate the 15th anniversary and attend the Designer Eyewear Show featuring new frame designs from Ray-Ban, Versace, Burberry, and more. Enjoy a 25% savings on frames and lenses purchased at the event. The Galesburg Chamber will perform a ribbon cutting, refreshments will be served, and prizes will be given away.

 

Bard Optical is partnering with LaGrace Hall of Hope Women’s Shelter in Galesburg. Bard will donate partial proceeds from the Designer Eyewear Show to LaGrace. Bard Optical President Diana Hall has always known that supporting the communities in which Bard offices are located is an important part of the company’s success.

 

LaGrace, Hall of Hope: Turning lives around through acceptance, mentorship, fostering independence, and faith building.

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 6:00 pm)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Financial Peace University (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 6:30 pm)

Work your way toward financial peace with this proven course. Countless lives have turned around by applying the principles learned in this 9 week small group.Why not become one of their number?

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

Thu. Oct 9, 2014

Kids Clothing Consignment Sale (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am)

Find everything for babies and kids!  Clothing, shoes, toys, books, games, maternity clothes, baby equipment, Halloween costumes and so much more!

Concordia Moms Bowling League (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 2:00 pm)

This is our 41st year of fun and fellowship while raising money for staff requests at Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria. Through your weekly bowling fee, you would be helping classroom teachers acquire teaching aids and fulfill other needs at the school. We meet Wednesday mornings from 9 - 11 am. We have an excellent, mature, on-site babysitter for a minimum charge. ALL bowling averages are welcome as we are a non-competitive league which is conducted in a Christian atmosphere. If you haven't played for a while or want to give it a try, this is the league for you! Please consider joining us soon!  Call Barb Kane at 693-7624 for more information.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 6:30 pm)

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Life Banquet to benefit the Tazewell County Pregnancy Resource Center (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 7:00 pm)

For the past two years, Living Alternatives has been partnering with the community of Tazewell County to open a medical clinic for women in need. We have moved into our new home and have been offering services to clients since September of 2013. Our services include pregnancy testing, ultrasound services, parenting education, adoption support, abstinence education, and much more, all at no cost to our patients.


In order to raise the financial support needed, the Pregnancy Resource Center is holding its second annual Life Banquet on Thursday, October 9th at the Pekin First Church of the Nazarene.

 

Our speaker for the evening is Shawn Carney, the author and co-founder of the 40 Days for Life. 

Shawn believes in working to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused, 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor, and bring an end to abortion.  His story will enlighten and inspire everyone that hears it!

 

The banquet is free to attend. If you are interested in attending or would like more information on our mission, please contact Aimee Peterson by phone or email.  

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Oct 10, 2014

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 10, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 10, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Riverton Christian Church Gospel Night (Fri. Oct 10, 2014 6:30 pm)

Join us for a night of gospel music performed by area artists.  A light meal will follow.

This is a free event.

 

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Fri. Oct 10, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 10, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

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

Sat. Oct 11, 2014

Semi-Annual Gym Sale (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Multi-Family Gym Sale.

 

*Tables available for rent-RSVP by October 8th, 2014.

*$10.00 - Personal items (one 6ft table included)

*$20.00 - Commercial items (one 6ft table included)

*$5.00 - Additional tables

*Hanging racks - $10.00 (as available)

*Please Call - 682-8886 to reserve your spot.

**Lunch will be available for purchase from 11:00am-1:30pm

 

Living Well Women's Expo (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

WMBD TV is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Living Well Women's Expo! We are bringing a huge craft show this year! Admission to the show will be $5.

 

The Interstate Center venue provides the opportunity to substantial increase the number of attractions and opportunities for women to interact with local businesses. Plans are being developed to bring back many of the favorite features, like wine tastings, health screenings, massages, food samplings, shopping, and even more and bigger giveaways all day long. This year we will be bringing in a huge craft show as well!

 

Women continue to drive more purchasing power than any single demographic in the country and his show is all about giving women what they want and deserve, a complete day all about them. The Living Well Women's Expo will focus on fashion, beauty, health and wellness, food, shopping, entertainment and much, much more.

 

Check out the website listed above for a complete list of vendors.

 

Come by the WCIC booth while you're there, and say 'hi'!

SCHEELS Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 10:00 am)

Join SCHEELS as we ride with participants around the country to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and help find a cure.

Goodie bags for the first 100 participants. Prizes and sweepstakes to win a Trek Lexa. 10, 20, 50 mile rides available. Families welcome.

SCHEELS Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 10:00 am)

Join Scheels as we ride with participants around the country to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and help find a cure. Goodie bags for the first 100 participants. Prizes and sweepstakes to win a Trek Lexa. Register to win a $250 SCHEELS gift card. Walgreens will be on site doing a flu shot clinic. 10, 25, & 50 Mile rides available! A ride for EVERYONE! Families welcome!

2nd Annual United For Life Brunch (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Open to all pastors' and deacons' wives or pro-life coordinators.

 

For information or to RSVP please call or email.

SCHEELS Denim Drive (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 10:00 am)

Join SCHEELS for our Denim Drive! Anyone who brings in a clean, gently worn, wearable pair of jeans will receive $10.00 off a new pair of denim at SCHEELS. Limited to 2 pair of jeans redeemed per person. $10.00 credit valid October 11, 2014 only. Valid only at the Springfield SCHEELS.

Downtown Shop Hop & Free Artisan Walk (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Downtown Shop Hop and Free Artisan Walk featuring a tour of downtown art galleries/shoppes. Free snacks along the way. Reservations appreciated, but not required

Superhero 5K & Kids' Villain Chase (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 1:00 pm)

Bring your cape and head down to the Peoria Riverfront as we run, walk, or fly to raise money for the Heart of Illinois United Way. On Saturday, October 11th, the riverfront will be the safest place to be as hundreds of superheroes unite to help our community.  The 5K will start at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Park and run out and back along the trail, ending at the park.  Following the 5K, the young superheroes will take center stage, dashing after the Joker in the first ever Kids' 1/2 mile Villain Chase! Then, we’ll all celebrate his capture with a post-race party with food, live music, and entertainment!  So bring your friends and family, because when we help our community, there's a superhero in all of us.  For more information, visit the website link above.

Benefit for Saige Mecum (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 2:00 pm)

3-year-old Saige was diagnosed with ALL (Leukemia). The benefit is being held to cover expenses due to Saige's parents' time off work and to be with her at St. Jude.

 

Food, music, raffle, 50/50, drawings, all you can eat chili for $5.00, hot dog & chips $3.00, bake sale.

 

Special Raffle: (tickets $5.00)

  • Mattress Dr. queen set ($900 value)
  • 48-in. Vizio LCD HD Flatscreen TV

Peoria Push Derby Dames Home Bout (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 5:00 pm)

Come the Peoria Civic Center and watch some hard hitting Roller Derby action brought to you by the Peoria Push Derby Dames, Peoria's first and only flat track roller derby team. Come cheer on the PUSH as they take on the the skaters of the Dark River Derby Coalition. The showdown featuring your hometown Peoria Dames will start at 7:00pm with a newbie skater exhibition game starting at 5:00pm. The skating is real, the hits are real, and the broken bones are real! Come be part of the action, it's fun for all ages!

 

A portion of the proceeds form ticket sales will be donated to Central Illinois FRIENDS of PWA

 

Tickets are $10 in advance sold online, and $13 at the door 

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Men's Accountability Group & Chess Competition Fellowship (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 6:30 pm)

Iron sharpening iron through accountability, encouragement, prayer, and fellowship in the love of Christ.

Ladies Night Out: Beautifully Broken, An Evening with Kendra Smiley (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 7:00 pm)

Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton, Illinois invites ladies from all walks of life and from all denominations to “Ladies’ Night Out: Beautifully Broken,” an evening of fellowship, worship, decadent desserts, and an inspiring message from  internationally-known Christian author, speaker, and radio personality Kendra Smiley.

 

As a speaker and author, Kendra draws from her mosaic background as an educator, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.  Professionally honing her skills as a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Kendra capably connects to diverse audiences.  Today, Kendra reaches women as a speaker, host of the daily radio program Live Life Intentionally, TV program, or via her blog.

 

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m. Come early to visit with old friends and make new ones!

 

You can register online, by mail, or at the door.

Advance registration through Oct. 3: $15.00

Registration after Oct. 3 or at the door: $20.00

 

Questions? Give us a call!

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

Sun. Oct 12, 2014

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 10:45 am)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 12:00 pm)

Want to end abortion? If you do, the first thing you must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.

 

Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.

 

Each day during 40 Days for Life, individuals, churches, families, and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus. These specific prayer requests will seek God’s help for:

 

  • Women who are at risk of having an abortion
  • Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
  • Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
  • Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
  • Local, regional, and national leaders
  • Revival and renewal in our churches
  • Repentance and healing throughout our nation

 

People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

 

We believe that when God’s people fast with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, our heavenly Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Evening of Love for Lacey (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 12:00 pm)

Benefit for our granddaughter, Lacey Jayne Wade who is 3 months old and has spent the last month in the hospital. She has a Mitochondrial Disease and we have been told she will not live long. Her parents have been at the hospital with her and unable to work and need help paying their bills. She will be in the hospital for at least another month.

Columbus Day/Italian Heritage Recognition (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 3:00 pm)

The Italian-American Society of Peoria will hold its recognition of Columbus Day and Italian Heritage The public is invited to this celebration. The Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will lead a procession to the statue followed by comments from several individuals including a Mayoral Proclamation, American Red Cross Blood Services CEO Shelly Heiden, the Uplands Association and IAS scholarship recipient Kristi Guzman on the subject of heritage.  A “rain date” has not been set.

Faith and Family with Springfield Jr. Blues hockey (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 3:05 pm - 6:00 pm)

Springfield Jr. Blues and Business Men in Christ present the First Annual Faith and Family Event immediately following the Jr. Blues vs. Keystone Ice Miners game.

 

Game starts at 3:05 p.m.

Post game event 5:00-6:00 p.m.

 

Featuring:

  • Popular Christian rapper MB (Zach Ayappa)
  • BE FREE
  • Christian singer/songwriter & Illinois College track star Tamar Norville
  • Broken Chains Church Drama Team

 

All churches, youth groups, boys and girls organizations, and sports fans welcome!

 

Tickets will be $5 for the game for all church groups, youth groups, boy scouts, etc. All you have to do is either buy as a group in advance of Oct. 12th (tickets will be held at Will Call) or just mention you are there for the "Faith and Family" event at the gate to get the discounted $5 price. This is 50% of the normal ticket! To buy group tickets in advance, call Jeff Elliott.

 

For more information, contact:

Jeff Elliott, Sales/Marketing Manager for the Springfield Jr. Blues

or Bernie Lutchman, Representative of Business Men in Christ

(Phone numbers above)

 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Follow this event and the Junior Blues on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldJrBlues

or call the Jr. Blues office at 217-525-2589

or visit http://businessmeninchrist.com/

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 5:00 pm)

Help for healing from Divorce for adults, children, and teens. This is a 13 week program designed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of families impacted by divorce.

Adoption Fundraiser (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 5:00 pm)

Come enjoy a night of dinner, trivia, laughter, and fun as you support a local family in their adoption process.  Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Trivia will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Cost to play is $10 per person or $80 per table of 8.  Ongoing events that night include a bake sale and an envelope donation board.  To reserve a trivia table, please email  or call.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 6:00 pm)

This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more!

 

Sunday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.

September 7th - November 2nd

 

Cost: $93

Child Care Provided

Contact us by phone or email for more information.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

Mon. Oct 13, 2014

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Oct 13, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month starting September 8th at Chillicothe Bible Church. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome--no waiting list! Registration for the year is $25, each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting.

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Mon. Oct 13, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

Tue. Oct 14, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) is in your area! Come join us the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Hope Church. Moppets are available for your kiddos, so they will be learning too! For more information about MOPS here in Springfield or nationally, visit the website above.

DivorceCare (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Faith in Fertility Ministry (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Faith in Fertility is a support and recovery group for couples who are dealing with issues of infertility and/or miscarriage.

Faith in Fertility meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting August 26 for 8 weeks.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

For more information contact Stephanie Dugan.

 

Financial Peace University (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Pekin Grace United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that teaches common sense about money in a supportive environment.

 

Financial Peace University classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning September 2nd and be held weekly for 9 weeks ending October 28th.

To register use the link!

 

For more information contact Sally Morris!

 

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

Broken Promise Ministry (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Broken Promise is a support and recovery group for children, kindergarten to 8th grade and their parents as they deal with the effects of divorce.

 

Broken Promise meets Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-4.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Oct 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Oct 15, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 15, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Oct 15, 2014 6:00 pm)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Oct 15, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Oct 15, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Oct 15, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Free / Darrell Evans LIVE in Concert (Wed. Oct 15, 2014 6:30 pm)

Pastor Eric Hansen and iWorshipCenter welcome singer/songwriter/worship leader DARRELL EVANS in his North American farewell tour.

 

This night of worship is FREE and open to the public.

 

Songs include-

"Trading my Sorrows"

"Let the River Flow"

"Your love is Extravagent"

and so many more....

 

Church website: www.iWorshipCenter.org

About Darrell Evans: https://www.facebook.com/darrellevansmusic/info

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Wed. Oct 15, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

Thu. Oct 16, 2014

Local Flavors Dinner @ Rizzi's on State (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 5:00 pm)

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2014!  Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Peoria and the surrounding area.

 

Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment.

Fall Fundraising Banquet (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 6:00 pm)

Please join us Thursday, October 16, 2014 for our annual fundraising banquet for Teen Challenge Illinois' Audrey's Home for Women.

 

Our guest speaker will be Ruth Graham.  Ruth is a noted author and columnist, but is probably most well known as a daughter of legendary Evangelist Billy Graham. Music will be provided by recording artist and worship leader Meghan Nicole Birch from Springfield, IL.

 

Tickets are $30 each, or reserve a table of 8 for $200.  If you would like more information, to purchase tickets, or to purchase an ad in our souvenir journal, please contact Connie by phone or e-mail.

 

Teen Challenge Illinois' Audrey's Center for Women provides residential training and support for women (18+) who are committed to overcoming the destructive habits of drug and alcohol addictions as well as other life controlling issues. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and are supported entirely through various fundraising activities, vocational projects and gifts from caring individuals, churches, businesses and foundations.

 

You have the power to save a life!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Time To Rise Worship Conference 2014 (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 6:30 pm)

The Time to Rise Worship Conference starts October 16th with a free pre-conference dinner for pastors, church leaders, and worship leaders. October 17-18 is the main portion of the conference.

 

Featuring: Darrell Evans, Olen Griffing, Kerry Kirkwood, Keith Banks, Jarrod & Elizabeth Herald, VictoryWorship, Andrew Ironside, Tommy & Kendall Miles, Austin Marshall, and 15+ other teachers, mentors and speakers

 

Price: $25 for TTR Alumni; Early Bird rate of $30 for new attendees; $35 at-the-door

 

Purpose: To provide a refreshing conference where leaders can bring their teams for renewed vision, reequipping sessions for multiple topics and skills, networking, and much more!

 

What To Expect: Mentoring, networking, classes on various topics ranging from worship to vision development, from bass guitar to drum classes, and much more.

 

This conference is open to everyone of all ages and church backgrounds!

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 6:30 pm)

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Discover Bethany (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

“Discover Bethany” – learning about our domestic infant, intercountry and older child adoption programs.

 

Free event! Register by calling or visiting the website!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Feast Of Tabernacles! (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 7:00 pm)

Join Restored Covenant Community as we celebrate the Biblical feast of Tabernacles with nightly worship, teaching, and fellowship! We will be meeting at Zion Oaks Tabernacle Campground Oct 8th- 16th.

 

TABERNACLE 2014 SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct 8th – Setup from Noon-6:00 p.m., Congregational Sukkah decorating 3:00-6:00 p.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 9th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 10th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 11th (Sabbath) – 10:00-10:45 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck lunch, Potluck dinner 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct 12th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, 12:00 p.m. Cookout, Potluck 6:00 p.m., meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct 13th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct 15th – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct 16th (Annual Sabbath) – 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible study, Women’s Tea and brunch 11:00 a.m., Potluck 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 17th – Clean up 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

For more information call Arthur or visit our Facebook page at Restored Covenant Community.

 

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 16, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Oct 17, 2014

Building Better Moms (Fri. Oct 17, 2014 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  

 

Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

Benefit Auction for vulnerable children (Fri. Oct 17, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Loving Shepherd Ministries is holding a benefit auction with proceeds to help vulnerable children in Haiti and Ethiopia reach their God-given potential.

 

Schedule:
-5:30 - 7:00 pm: Dinner (donations accepted)
-5:30 pm: Silent Auction Starts
-6:30 pm: Live Auction Starts
-7:30 pm: Silent Auction Ends
-8:30 pm: Live Auction Ends

 

 Volunteers and items are still needed.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 17, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 17, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Oct 17, 2014 6:30 pm)

Come out to our Monthly Jam Session on the 3rd Friday of every month.  People come from all around to listen to steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet, and a ventriloquist.  All are welcome to attend.  Snacks are provided after the service.

 

A free-will offering will be taken for Missions.  Giving is not required.  The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs.  Therefore, we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.

"A Matter of Faith" Christian Movie (Fri. Oct 17, 2014 7:00 pm)

Movie OPENS Friday, October 17, but will run at least 1 week - more with strong support.

Movie sponsored by Men of AIM & Heart of Illinois Christian Movie Central.

SAVE $2 off adult evening tickets by purchasing in advance.

EARN 70 cents back per ticket on advance tickets - support your youth group, missions trip, or any cause!

 

Details on fundraising and promotional materials at www.menofaim.org/movies/faith

Learn about OTHER Christian films at
www.menofaim.org/movies/2014

 

ABOUT THE FILM:

(www.amatteroffaithmovie.com)

A Christian girl goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson, Night Court) who teaches Evolution as the answer to the origins of life.  When her father senses something changing with his daughter, he begins to examine the situation and what he discovers catches him completely off guard.  Now very concerned about her drifting away from her Christian faith, he tries to do something about it!

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 17, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

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

Sat. Oct 18, 2014

Small Wonders Miracle Walk (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The 8th Annual Small Wonders Miracle Walk and Silent Auction benefiting Children's Hospital of Illinois’ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will be held Saturday October 18, 2014 at our NEW location - EastSide Centre in East Peoria! Join us as we gather to celebrate, reconnect and remember all of the families who have received care at Children's Hospital of Illinois’ NICU. Last year's walk, organized by patient families, raised more than $50,000 for family programming, educational classes, activities and medical equipment!

 

Join us on Facebook at facebook.com/smallwondersmiraclewalk

 

Friday, August 1 - Early Registration Opens! Build your team and fundraise for the NICU!

 

Sunday, October 5 - Early Registration Ends! Registrants after this date will NOT be guaranteed an event T-shirt.

 

Wednesday, October 15 - Online Registration Ends! If you missed the online registration deadline, come to EastSide Centre on Saturday, October 18 beginning at 8:00 a.m. to sign up!

 

Friday, October 17 - Packet pickup available 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria (Recommended to avoid lines on Saturday).

 

Saturday, October 18 - Small Wonders Miracle Walk & Silent Auction at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria

 

8:00 a.m. - Packet pickup and registration begins

9:00 a.m. - Silent auction begins/Breakfast available

9:10 a.m. - Moment of remembrance

9:15 a.m. - Group picture with Celebration Walk immediately following

9:40 a.m. - Kids activities begin!

  • bounce houses
  • face painting
  • balloon creations
  • family photos
  • toddler playground

10:30 a.m. - Julie K concert

11:40 a.m. - Silent auction closes

Shawl We Dance (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Bishop Hill Fiber Guild hosts the 34th Annual Spin-In, themed Shawl We Dance.

 

Bring your hooks, needles, spindles, and spinning wheels! Spend the day creating new fiber skills and friendships at social learning centers featuring drop spindling, wheel spinning, beginning and advanced knitting, weaving, crocheting, and beading centers. Enroll an item, such as a shawl, in our viewers' choice for a chance at door prizes, peruse the fiber arts supplies consignment table for great deals, and check out our amazing vendors.

 

Pre-registration is encouraged. To register or for more information, visit our website at the link above, or contact Gwyn Krause at the email above.

 

Cost is $5 for a shopping pass, $12 pre-registered, $15 at the door.

 

Learn more about Bishop Hill Fiber Guild at the website link above.

 

Shawl we dance to the symphony of fabulous fiber arts?

Northminster Presbyterian Church Craft Show and Bake Sale (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 9:00 am - 2:30 pm)

This is the annual hand-crafted craft show and bake sale.

Lunch is served from 11 to 1:30.  The event is held in the church gymnasuim and fellowship hall.

Over 40 area crafters and bakers. Come join us for a great lunch and fun time.

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from The Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each.  You can stop by the Christian Center on the following dates.

 

Sat Oct 18th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Sat Oct 25th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

 

Also, if you have any gowns in great shape you would like to donate, you can drop them off at The Christian Center during business hours Monday-Friday.

ZOMBIE TAG (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 1:00 pm)

A family-friendly and fun Halloween event. Zombie Tag is just like Freeze-Tag except once you've been tagged you are turned into a zombie and try to tag other people! Awards will be given and all Proceeds benefit the Heart of Illinois United Way.

 

Students: $2.00

Non-Students: $4.00

Apostolic Christian Skylines Benefit Auction (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 4:30 pm)

Apostolic Christian Skylines is having its 5th Annual Benefit Auction to raise money for remodeling the Assisted Living Area @ Skylines. The dinner is served 4:30-6:00 pm with a silent & live auction to follow.

A Night with Dr. Sandra Stotsky (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

Join us for A Night with Dr. Sandra Stotsky. Sandra Stotsky is credited with developing one of the country's strongest sets of academic standards for K-12 students as well as the strongest academic standards and licensure tests for prospective teachers while serving as Senior Associate Commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education from 1999-2003. She also sat on the Common Core Validation Committee, and refused to sign off. She will be speaking about her time on the committee and why she is speaking out against the standards.

 

Schedule:

4:30 p.m.- 5:00p.m. Press Conference

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Seating

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Prayer and Intro

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Sandra Speaks

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Q&A

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

The Mark Trammel Quartet (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 6:00 pm)

Southern gospel recording artists, The Mark Trammel Quartet, will be in concert at Real Life Church in Springfield.

 

Mark Trammel recently celebrated his fortieth anniversary in southern gospel music and is widely considered by his peers to be one of the best baritones of all time. He has been a member of four of Gospel music’s most widely acclaimed groups-The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision, and Gold City. But for Mark, now is not the time to rest on his laurels. Instead, with the formation of the Mark Trammel Quartet, he has chosen to step into a fresh mission that focuses on spreading the word of God through the art of four-part male harmony.

 

Make plans to attend this exciting event and come prepared for an evening of uplifting music, worship, inspiration, and laughter. For ticket information, call or email Hank and Karla Daubs.

 

General Admission Tickets:

$15.00 Advance

$18.00 Door

12 and under are free!

 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Fall Festival (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 6:30 pm)

For the Rome/Chillicothe area, but everyone is invited to come for an evening of fun and fellowship. Free Food, Hot Drinks, Games, Movie, Bonfire. Hayride.

 

Sun. Oct 19, 2014

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 10:45 am)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 12:00 pm)

Want to end abortion? If you do, the first thing you must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.

 

Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.

 

Each day during 40 Days for Life, individuals, churches, families, and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus. These specific prayer requests will seek God’s help for:

 

  • Women who are at risk of having an abortion
  • Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
  • Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
  • Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
  • Local, regional, and national leaders
  • Revival and renewal in our churches
  • Repentance and healing throughout our nation

 

People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

 

We believe that when God’s people fast with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, our heavenly Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Mia's Miniature Golf Tournament (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 12:00 pm)

This is a fundraiser to help bring Mia home from China to her forever family!

rain date October 26th at Knights Action Park

This is a Family Event! Fun for ages 4 and up. Free food and drinks ALL DAY! And, prizes!

For more information, or to register a team or sponsor a hole, please contact Angie Jenkins.

Choose your tee time of Noon, 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.

$60 per team of 4 (food and drinks included)

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 5:00 pm)

Help for healing from Divorce for adults, children, and teens. This is a 13 week program designed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of families impacted by divorce.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 6:00 pm)

This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more!

 

Sunday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.

September 7th - November 2nd

 

Cost: $93

Child Care Provided

Contact us by phone or email for more information.

Free Concert-Take This City Tour-Everfound (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 6:00 pm)

Free concert with Everfound and guest, About a Mile. A special offering will be taken for Dream Center, Peoria. For more information, please call.

The Central Illinois Jazz Society: John Miller and the Romaniacs (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 6:00 pm)

The Central Illinois Jazz Society, serving Central Illinois since 1978, presents CIJS House Band at 6:00 p.m. featuring guest group, John Miller and the Romaniacs at 7:15 p.m.

 

John Miller and the Romaniacs will perform as the guest group for the Jazz Society's October program. John Miller leads the Romaniacs on guitar. Joining John are Andy Crawford on bass, Joe Park on guitar, and Larry Harms on clarinet and soprano sax. The Romaniacs play a "gypsy jazz" style of music, based on that played by Django Reinhardt. The Hot Cub of France was the world's first jazz club, established in 1933. The music was called "jazz hot" by the French. They hired many American artists, but the "house band" was Django's Hot Club Quintet, who were Gypsies, along with violinist Stephane Grappelli. Grappelli was a trained musician. The Quintet played their version of American jazz, which had the Gypsy "overtones," which may be referred to as an accent in a language. The Romaniacs have tailored this sound to create a blend of traditional gypsy songs, Django Reinhardt songs, and modern American gypsy songs. For this concert, to give an authentic Django Reinhardt experience, all tunes will be Django Reinhardt compositions.

 

Their most recent CD, "Le Cafe des Reves," includes songs by vocalist Beverly Barnes. This CD and their previous CD, "French Kiss," will be available at our program. The CDs are on the WGLT play list. You will enjoy this lively music, which has become increasingly popular. The Romaniacs are the only Central Illinois band playing this style of music.

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles. For more information, please call or visit the websites: www.cijs.org or www.peoriajazz.com. For more information about our location, visit landmarkrec.com. Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.

 

Admission:

$5.00 Members

$7.00 Non-Members

Students are free

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who enjoys jazz. You do not have to be a musician to be a member or to attend our programs. Please consider joining the Central Illinois Jazz Society and supporting live jazz.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Mon. Oct 20, 2014

Apostolic Christian Skylines Benefit Auction (Mon. Oct 20, 2014 4:30 pm)

Apostolic Christian Skylines is having its 5th Annual Benefit Auction to raise money for remodeling the Assisted Living Area @ Skylines. The dinner is served 4:30-6:00 pm with a silent & live auction to follow.

Tue. Oct 21, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, IL.

 

$14.00 for all

Very filling breakfast, special feature, key speaker, and wonderful fellowship!

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

DivorceCare (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

After Five Christian Women's Club (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:00 pm)

Dinner/Presentation 

Cost:  $15.00

 

Speaker:  Glenda Smith "Looking for Love"

Feature:  Silent Auction Fundraiser

Music:  Don Hunt and Bonnie Gaul

 

Reservations by Saturday, October 18

Call Ann for more information

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Financial Peace University (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Pekin Grace United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that teaches common sense about money in a supportive environment.

 

Financial Peace University classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning September 2nd and be held weekly for 9 weeks ending October 28th.

To register use the link!

 

For more information contact Sally Morris!

 

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

Broken Promise Ministry (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Broken Promise is a support and recovery group for children, kindergarten to 8th grade and their parents as they deal with the effects of divorce.

 

Broken Promise meets Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-4.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Oct 22, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 6:00 pm)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Family Fall Festival (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 6:15 pm)

Super Heroes of the Bible - Faith was their Secret Weapon!

Come for a fun family evening!

6:15p - Meet the Bible Hereos (Jesus, Moses, Esther, David, and Shadrach) in the Sanctuary.

6:30p - 7:30p Rotate to Centers in the Church

Go through Moses' Miracle Maze

Sing and Dance at David's Music Center

Create a Mask at Esther's Place

Learn more about Jesus with a Pumpkin Prayer

Have fun at the Bonfire with Shadrach!

Opportunities to get a family photo as well as a goodie bag with candy, Bible Hero Cards, and more!

Step Study for Women (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Thu. Oct 23, 2014

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Youth in Harmony Fall Chorus Festival (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Over 300 students from 13 different high schools spend the day practicing songs that will be performed that evening.  This show will also include the 2012 International Barbershop Quartet champions - RingMasters from Sweden.

Peoria Rescue Ministries' Annual Banquet (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Peoria Rescue Ministries'

59th Annual Stewardship Celebration

 

6:30 p.m., Doors open 6 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Anderson, author and speaker

Join us to celebrate what God has done over the past year at Peoria Rescue Ministries!  The evening's events include: dinner and program, special music, keynote speaker, and client testimonies.

Tickets: $30/person, $225/table of 8

To purchase tickets, call or visit the website

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Brandon Heath and City Harbor's Acoustic Tour (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Please join Contact Ministries as they present Brandon Heath and City Harbor’s Acoustic Tour.

 

Concert begins at 6:30 p.m., doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at iTickets.com, Family Christian Bookstore, Contact Ministries, and several local churches. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Group rates of 10+, $10.00 each, sponsorship opportunities available.

 

For more information, please call the phone number listed above or visit www.contactministries.com.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Oct 24, 2014

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Saint Mark School Harvest Festival (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join us for an evening of indoor fall fun in the Saint Mark School Gym. There will be games, food, and bouncy houses.

Admission is $5 per person with a limit of $30 per family.  Hope to see you there!

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

The 4th annual Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat is a time of refreshment, renewal and extended time with God.  Our guest speaker is Kolinda Duer.  She will be sharing about God's desire to bring healing in new and beautiful ways.  Kolinda has written a book entitiled, 'No More Hippos,' a memoir of hope for wives whose husbands struggle with pornography or sexual addiction. 

Our schedule includes times of worship, food, prayer, fellowship, and breakfast on Saturday morning. 

Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

The fourth annual Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat is a time of refreshment, renewal and extended time with God.  Our guest speaker is Kolinda Duer.  She will be sharing about God's desire to bring healing in new and beautiful ways.  Kolinda is the author of 'No More Hippos,' a memoir of hope for wives whose husbands struggle with pornography or sexual addiction.

Our schedule includes times of worship, food, prayer, fellowship and breakfast Saturday morning.  Pre-registration is required no later than October 15th.  Price for the retreat is $25 and a t-shirt is $8. Call to get a registration form mailed to you.

 

 

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

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

Watchmen on The Wall (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Watchmen on the Wall Seminar is a one-and-a-half-day training program designed to fit into your schedule. The seminar is a powerful opportunity to become educated and activated on behalf of Israel, and is taught in correlation with our highly acclaimed training manual and curriculum. The Friday night session will begin with an extended time of worship and is open to the public. Online registration ends on October 23, 2014 and there will be an additional $5 charge for onsite registration.

    • Adult Deluxe registration ($64.99) includes the full Watchmen on the Wall Commissioning Packet with the Training Manual, CD sets Volumes I & II, and the Third Jihad DVD, a $69 value!

 

    • Adult Basic registration ($24.99) includes the Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual, a $17 value!

 

    • Returning Adult registration ($9.99) is for people who have attended a seminar in the past and does not include any resources.

 

  • Young Adult registration ($24.99, ages 18-30) includes the Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual and The Christians Biblical Guide to Understanding Israel, a $27 value!

Sat. Oct 25, 2014

Holiday Happenings (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

St. Monica's Ladies Guild is sponsoring Holiday Happenings, a Craft and Bake Sale. Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning and lunch will be served in the afternoon. Crafters will be displaying, crocheted items, handmade paper crafts, cards, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Miche purses with removable liners, quilts, shirts, scented soaps, soy wax melts, and many Christmas items. Lots of baked goods, apple pies, and breads. 

For more information call Pat at the above number.

Vendor/craft fair (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am)

Third Annual Craft and Vendor Fair with bake sale & kids games. Many vendors and crafters on hand with cash and carry items on site! Proceeds will benefit High School youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July 2016. For additional information contact Trinity Lutheran Church.

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from the Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each. This is the last chance to stop by The Christian Center to see their selection!

Fall Harvest Festival at Dixon Assembly of God (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Come join in on the fun!

Fall Harvest Festival is a free event and open to the public!

 

What to expect: Games for kids, prizes for the games, bounce houses, food, hayrack ride, face painting, and fun for the entire family.

SCHEELS Treadmill Marathon (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 12:30 pm)

Come cheer for your favorite team! Opening Ceremonies, including presentation from Medals for Mettle. Don't miss this amazing, powerful moment. This is a marathon length competition (26.2 miles) in which 5 relay teams will compete to beat solo marathon runner Justin Gillette. Justin has won 77 marathons with a personal best of 2:25:44!! Currently ranked 6th in the WORLD for career marathon wins.

 

Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in Springfield.

 

Donations can be made at the event to Medals4Mettle or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Springfield.

 

Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Triathlon and Half Marathon medals are accepted for donation.

 

DaxFest 2014 (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm)

DaxFest 2014 is a family friendly trick or treating community supported event! This event will be located in the Washington, IL Park across from Lincoln Grade School. Kids will be able to walk with their parents along the bike trail to trick or treat while also enjoying activities that include a hay rack ride, corn maze, costume contest, chili cook off, face painting and more!

 

Dax returned back to Washington, IL in late October to enjoy his final weeks in his hometown. When they told us Dax wouldnt live till Chirstmas we hung up Christmas light before Halloween. Christmas light will light the trick or treating trail in honor of Dax and all the children who battle childhood cancer.

 

Come join us for a fun and safe trick or treating experience! Children are $10 and adults are free.

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:30 pm)

This fun alternative to the the Halloween experience is designed for kids in 4th grade or younger. Families, have your kids wear their favorite costume and trick or treat along the rows of trunks decorated by our own FUMC members. After trunk or treating, please stay for free food and games. We also invite you to bring toothbrushes and toothpaste for our Operation Christmas Child collection.

Mom's Night Out (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:00 pm)

A FREE event for mom's of ALL ages.  The event includes supper, fun actvities and the great movie "Mom's Night Out". Childcare will be available.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Pro Life Pastor's Dinner (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Guest Speaker will be Kristan Hawkins, the Executive Director of Students for Life of America.

Sun. Oct 26, 2014

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 10:45 am)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

Want to end abortion? If you do, the first thing you must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.

 

Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.

 

Each day during 40 Days for Life, individuals, churches, families, and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus. These specific prayer requests will seek God’s help for:

 

  • Women who are at risk of having an abortion
  • Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
  • Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
  • Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
  • Local, regional, and national leaders
  • Revival and renewal in our churches
  • Repentance and healing throughout our nation

 

People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

 

We believe that when God’s people fast with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, our heavenly Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

$2.25/Person, ages 4 & up

 

5/25: Heirloom Gardening

6/29: Animal Husbandry

7/27: Old Fashion Carnival

8/31: Weaving-Wool Dying

9/28: Barn Dance

10/26 Harvest-Butter Churning

 

Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County.

Trunk or Treat (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

BRING THE CHILDREN OUT FOR SAFE, FAMILY- FRIENDLY TRICK OR TREATING WITH CANDY, GAMES, COSTUME PHOTOS AND MORE. 

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm)

Help for healing from Divorce for adults, children, and teens. This is a 13 week program designed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of families impacted by divorce.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:00 pm)

This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more!

 

Sunday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.

September 7th - November 2nd

 

Cost: $93

Child Care Provided

Contact us by phone or email for more information.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Festival of Life (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Featured speaker is Kristan Hawkins.

Kristan and the students for Life of America Team have launched several successful investigations into Planned Parenthood with Kristan, herself, going undercover on several occasions. SFLA has even released startling information proving that the abortion Goliath targets college-aged youth.

Join us for this event!

Mon. Oct 27, 2014

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Oct 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month starting September 8th at Chillicothe Bible Church. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome--no waiting list! Registration for the year is $25, each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting.

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

Tue. Oct 28, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) is in your area! Come join us the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Hope Church. Moppets are available for your kiddos, so they will be learning too! For more information about MOPS here in Springfield or nationally, visit the website above.

DivorceCare (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Financial Peace University (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Pekin Grace United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that teaches common sense about money in a supportive environment.

 

Financial Peace University classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning September 2nd and be held weekly for 9 weeks ending October 28th.

To register use the link!

 

For more information contact Sally Morris!

 

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

Broken Promise Ministry (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

Broken Promise is a support and recovery group for children, kindergarten to 8th grade and their parents as they deal with the effects of divorce.

 

Broken Promise meets Tuesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.

Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-4.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Oct 29, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:00 pm)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Thu. Oct 30, 2014

Vital Conference (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

This is a one-day regional event designed to inspire, equip, and mobilize church and lay leaders who are passionate about helping people come to know Jesus. For details or to register, please visit the website above.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 6:30 pm)

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Oct 31, 2014

Momentum Youth Convention with Rend Collective (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 3:00 pm)

Momentum Youth Convention will take place Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

 

The convention is for students 6th-12th grade.

 

Rend Collective will lead worship. Tim Delina and Dick Brogden will speak.

 

For more info or to register your group, go to the above Web site. For details, please call or email.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Trick-or-Treat at SCHEELS (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Join us for Halloween FUN! Scavenge for candy and other Halloween treats all around the store. Free Ferris Wheel rides for all participating kids.

C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:30 pm)

Peoria Christian High School Theater is proud to present, C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

Award-winning playwright, Joseph Robinette, faithfully recreates the amazing world of Narnia in this entertaining, dramatic adventure for the whole family. This enchanting stage adaption captures the spirit of the original story with cleverness and charm and includes many of the characters so many have grown to love. This story of faith, love, forgiveness and courage unfolds as the four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy enter the magical world of Narnia through a seemingly normal wardrobe. Stepping through the wardrobe they find a winter wonderland, but soon they realize all is not right in the enchanted land. The White Witch has taken over Narnia and has forced good out of the world. All too soon the children are engulfed in a battle of good versus evil. They find refuge in the camp of Aslan, the valiant Lion and learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice. This allegorical tale of spiritual warfare, love and forgiveness is a message for all ages. Come and join the Pevensie children as they enter the world of Narnia!

 

Presented with special arrangements with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

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