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Sun. 7 Feb, 2016 - Sat. 13 Feb, 2016
Week 7

Tue. Feb 9, 2016

Auction Fundraiser for Threads, Hope & Love NFP (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 5:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St.
Washington, IL 61571

Threads, Hope & Love NFP Fundraiser Quarter Auction Threads, Hope & Love NFP will be hosting a large Quarter Auction.  Doors open at 5:15. Dough See Dough of Eureka is serving supper, so you can eat while you bid. They are hoping for everyone to come out to relax, eat, make some new friends, bid and get some great bargains. The bidding begins at 6 P.M. Vendors include Flower Childs (order roses for Valentine’s Day), Dove Chocolates, Magnibilities, Jamberry,  doTERRA, Thirty One, Origami Owl, The Vintage Rose, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Scentsy, Younique, Usborn Books, Norwex, Dough See Dough, Longaberger, Iris Hummingbird, Avon, Wreaths by Mary Ellen, Pink Zebra,  and many more. Threads is accepting donations of door prizes too for the auction.

Quarter Auction (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads Community Methodist Church
1420 N. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571

A fundraiser for Threads, Hope and Love, a free clothing mission in Washington.  We are a non for profit company and need funds to pay for utilities, water, insurance, etc.

Kindergarten Preview Night (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Christian School
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
217.698.1933 ext. 3450

SCS hosts Kindergarten Preview Night


Springfield Christian School (SCS) at 2850 Cider Mill Ln. is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night, for the 2016-2017 school year. A tour of the school and visit to the classrooms will follow the 30-minute presentation. Parents and in-coming kindergarteners interested in the school are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Call the school office at the number aboveor visit the website above Springfield Christian School, an award-winning K-8 educational system located in Springfield, Illinois, offers low class sizes, instruction tailored to individual needs, and the latest educational technology to facilitate student engagement and excellence. SCS’s experienced and professional staff utilizes a rigorous Christ-centered curriculum and differentiated instruction methods to encourage students to reach their full potential. SCS challenges students to aspire to lives of character, service and leadership. SCS is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church - Crossings Room
1311 W Hovey Av

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 16-week course which will teach us about God's heart for the nations. It is a catalyst for mobilizing believers- through the Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic Perspectives- to better understand their role in obeying God's Great, Awesome Commission. Watch out, you may be ruined for the ordinary! Early Bird discount if you register by Dec. 1! FIRST NIGHT FREE! Come check it out. 15 AMAZING instructors from missions agencies and churches from near and far.


See website for class schedule, costs, etc.

GriefShare at Trinity Springfield Winter Session (Tue. Feb 9, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Now that you've made it through the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the sound of Christmas carols have faded, you're left, once again, with the loneliness of daily life without your loved one.


Trinity Lutheran Church and School will begin a Winter Session of GriefShare on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. This 13-week session will take place at Trinity Lutheran School in Springfield.


GriefShare is not about simply feeling better but having the ability to find joy in life again. It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time you spent with them.


GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, support group and workbook. You'll learn ways to sort through your thoughts and emotions and learn what the Bible says about grief-related topics.

Wed. Feb 10, 2016

AWANA Club (Wed. Feb 10, 2016 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, Il 61571

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.


There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Thu. Feb 11, 2016

Safe Families for Children volunteer training (Thu. Feb 11, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Kumler United Methodist Church
600 N 5th St.
Springfield, Il 62702

Safe Families for Children is an international movement of volunteers and churches, motivated by compassion and biblical hospitality, that help families experiencing a crisis and have no support. Host Families temporarily provide a home and care for a child while the parent is able to get back on their feet. Parents also receive relational and spiritual support from other volunteers. Safe Families for Children seeks to prevent child abuse, prevent children from having to enter child welfare and helps to strengthen and preserve families. Join the movement and become a Safe Families volunteer!

The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour (Thu. Feb 11, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 Northeast Monroe Street
Peoria, IL 61602

It's normal for a girl to be boy-crazy and be obsessed with fashion and beauty, but those crowd-pleasing choices have risks. The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour helps moms cultivate God-crazy daughters who embrace inner beauty, biblical modesty, and vibrant purity. The new show features include: The "Sew-Crazy" Fashion Show, Fun Bible Teaching, Crazy Hair Games, and Mom & Daughter time.


Girls ages 8-12 are welcome. General Admission tickets are available until Feb 11 at $14 a piece. Group tickets (10+ people) are $10. The VIP package (including access to VIP seating, an exclusive tour and a Q&A session with the SKG cast) is $25.   

Community Bible Study 2015-2016: Isaiah (Thu. Feb 11, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Community Bible Study, Peoria Evening Class 2015-2016, invites you to study the book of Isaiah!


The mission of Community Bible Study is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all men and women of every denomination and entry level of understanding.


This 30-week bible study will take place at the location listed above. (Thursday evenings, September 10-May 19).


Annual registration fee: $35


Suggested WEEKLY Lesson Donations: $2 ($60 per year) (Tax Deductible)


Scholarships are available.


This study of Isaiah highlights God's power, sovereignty, holiness, trustworthiness, and salvation. It answers questions about life, human nature, and God. A historical account illuminating what was happening in Isaiah's time and speaking to the situations of our day and even beyond. We will study that the judgment of God is best understood in the context of His righteousness and justice. It is truth for the past, today, and tomorrow. Don't miss the blessings of studying God's Word in fellowship with others. ".. He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.." Luke 24:45


Class members will rejoice in the exciting prophecies concerning the Messiah and find comfort in Isaiah's words of encouragement about a glorious future. (Study references the English Standard Version of God's Word.)


7:00-7:10 p.m. Opening & Announcements


7:15-8:00 p.m. Core Group Discussions


8:05-8:30 p.m. Lecture Time


Participants grow in knowledge and their relationship with the Living God through. . .


Individual Study: Answering questions and reading commentary on selected Bible passages


Small Group Discussions: Weekly sharing of answers and insights in small groups led by a trained leader


Effective teaching: On the Bible passage presented by the Teaching Director, a trained lay leader


Fellowship: Scheduled monthly starting at 6:45 p.m.




All leaders in Community Bible Study are volunteers. The small registration fee and weekly free-will offerings cover the cost of producing materials and annual gifts to host churches.


For inquires or more information, please contact Martha Tiemeier at the number or email above.




Other Area Community Bible Study Classes:


Peoria-Day CBS Class


"Christian Leadership, Christian Living and James." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Beth Lowe at 309.243.5025, 309.453.3646, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Peoria East- Day CBS Class


"Isaiah." For more information, contact Class Coordinator Karen Peterson at 309.750.6540 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fri. Feb 12, 2016

K of C Fish Fry (Fri. Feb 12, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St Jude Church Social Hall
10811 North Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

Lenten Fish Fry All U Can Eat Hand-Breaded Fish

Baked Tilapia - $10

Add Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp -3/$2

Kid’s Meal - $5 (Mac & Cheese or fish)

***NEW THIS YEAR Fried seafood platter (clams, shrimp, fish) - $14


All meals include french fries, salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, bread, and drinks.  

Serving Time 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Carryout Available 5-7



Sponsored by K of C       

St. Clement Council #12407

Sat. Feb 13, 2016

The Art of Marriage DVD Conference Event (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
2201 E. Washington St
East Peoria, IL 61611

The Art of Marriage DVD Conference Event (by FamilyLife) will be hosted by Glad Tidings Assembly of God's Marriage Matters Sunday School class. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.


The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray the challenges and the beauty of God's design for marriage. Six engaging video sessions are interspersed with projects for couples to complete in our Saturday schedule.


The cost will be $50 per couple. This must be paid in advance. Registration will include your conference books/material, snacks, and lunch (catered by Chick-fil-A. A gluten-free option may be requested at the time of registration).


Please plan ahead for your own babysitters. NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE.


To register online (or to find more information), please visit our website listed above. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10th.

Why Not You Today Women's Conference with Sonya Jones (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church
501 West Hazel Dell Rd
Springfield, IL 62711

A one-day Women's Conference with Sonya Jones, Season 16 Finalist on NBC's "The Biggest Loser", that will motivate, inspire and encourage you to be the best version of you that you can be! $25 - Lunch Included. Tickets available at  More info at: 

AWANA Club (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, Il 61571

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.


There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Single and Parenting (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 South MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Single and Parenting is a 13 week help seminar and weekly group for single parents. Each week participants will watch a video, have group discussions, and complete take home Hopework exercises. Single & Parenting features nationally recognized experts on topics important to single parents. Seminar sessions include "Your Children & Your Fears," "Tired & Overwhelmed" and "Conflict & Resolution." There is a $20 registration fee which includes the required workbook, however, scholarships are available. Child care and snacks will be provided.

Mel Tillis @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970

Country Music Icon, MEL TILLIS headlines Valentines Day Weekend at Watseka Theatre Watseka IL.


His milestones include being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry & Country Music Hall Of Fame. In 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music. He also has won the CMA Awards' most coveted award, "Entertainer of the Year". Sixty hit records including the multi million selling classics; "Ruby Don't Take Your Guns To Town" (which he wrote for Kenny Rogers), "I Ain't Never", "Crazy Wild Desire", "Steppin Out", "These Lonely Hands of Mine", "She'll Be Hanging Around Somewhere" , "Heart Over Mind," "Heaven Everyday", "Commercial Affection", "Arms of a Fool" , "Take My Hand","Brand New Mister Me" "Neon Rose,""Sawmill," "Midnight, Me and the Blues" "Stomp Them Grapes", "Memory Maker" , "Woman in the Back of My Mind" , "Mental Revenge" "Good Woman Blues" , "Heart Healer","I Believe In You" and "Coca-Cola Cowboy".


No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. All Ages. Doors open 5:30 p.m. for dinner. Showtime 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone or the website above.

Larry Olson in concert (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614

Larry Olson and his wife, Karol Baer, will be in concert at Salem Lutheran Church. Larry Olson is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who co-founded Dakota Road Music, a publishing and performance company that specializes in original music. Larry has recorded numerous CDs, and written and published hundreds of songs that come alive with stories of his rural roots, ponderings of parenthood, stirrings from our global family and journeys of faith. No cost, but please bring a canned food item.

Valentines Ball (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knights of Columbus Hall
217 Limit St.
Lincoln, IL 62656

The churches of Jefferson Street Christian Church and Lincoln Christian Church are holding a Valentines Ball with a Live Swing Band to help raise funds for short term mission trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  Desserts, Dancing, Photo Booth and Raffles.   Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting our website. Doors open at 6:30; Dance 7 -10 pm