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Events under 'Conferences/Seminars'

"Cardboard City" Family Workshop (Sat. Sep 3, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603
309-323-6900
rherz@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaplayhouse.org

Working with just your imagination and a gigantic pile of cardboard and tape, can you build soaring skyscrapers, medieval castles, or a futuristic city?

 

At the Cardboard City Family Workshop, families will work together to build a landscape of their choice.

 

Family workshops engage children ages 4-10 with their grown-ups of any age in exploration and hands-on activities.

 

Cost is $15.00 per member pair (one grown-up and one child) and $5.00 per additional family member; $20.00 non-member pair and $10.00 per additional family member.

 

You can register by calling the phone number listed above.

In Her Cherished Heart Conference (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish Center
1930 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
(309) 339-7918
cherishedheartteam@gmail.com
http://www.cherishedheartconference.com

Join women's speaker Lisa Hendey as she presents themes from her book, "The Grace of YES: 8 Virtues for Generous Living".

 

Lisa is a mom, author, blogger, and nationally-known speaker. She will share her personal experiences and practical tips to living out a generous YES to God's beautiful plan for each and every woman's life.

 

Lunch will be provided, along with goody bags and giveaways!

 

Mother's Room is available for children under 1 year of age. 

 

Visit the link above for more information or to register!

"Seeking God in Fresh New Ways" Women's Day Retreat (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln First United Methodist Church
302 Broadway
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-732-2204
rose.paulson@hotmail.com
http://www.lincolnfirstumc.org

Are you looking to revitalize your walk with God? Want to feel more of His presence and guidance in your life? Join Artist Tamara Peterson and Life Purpose Coach Liz Lassa as they teach women two fresh and fun ways to connect with God (as featured on Moody Radio).

 

In the morning session, Liz will share a simple format she uses to help people get deep with God in 10-15 minutes using bullet points in designated prayer circles. This unique format called Spiritual Circle Journaling is not about journaling at all. It is about helping someone know God better and learn how to listen for his daily guidance. The result is a more focused quiet time and a life guided by the Spirit. There is time built in to be with God and give this practice a try.

 

After a break for lunch, we will take what God placed on your heart from the morning session a step further as Tamara teaches Spiritual Art Journaling. We will capture the word, verse, or phrase from your quiet time on a canvas with papers, clipped images, textures, and paints. In the end you will leave with your very own “one-of-a-kind” canvas to remind you of His message for this season in your life.

 

The only experience required is kindergarten! All materials are supplied.

 

Check in starts at 9 am.

 

COST: $45 for adults, $30 for students. The price includes lunch. Checks can be made out to Lincoln First United Methodist Church. You can also register online at the website above until September 8th.

Set the Captives Free Conference 2016 (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Crowne Plaza
3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703
217-685-8940
reginoldsmith@yahoo.com
http://www.stcfree.org

A conference of people whose lives have been transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. They are given a platform to share their testimonies. We will hear from people with a history of drugs, alcohol, sex slaves industry, abortion, religion, marriage and many many more topics. They have overcome the enemy by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony.

 

We have a Praise and Worship team, ministers to pray while the event is taking place, and Bibles to pass out.

 

Come join us at the Crown Plaza on Dirksen. 

Kinisi 424 Movement Classes (Sun. Sep 11, 2016 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bradley Epworth Church
1316 W. Columbia Terrace
Peoria, IL 61606
309-645-3748
robcat629@frontier.com
http://www.kinisi424.weebly.com

Let choreography be a fun and simple experience!

 

Our classes will include a Bible study, movement application, a time of free worship, and ministry. Bring your Bibles and be ready to move as we apply what we learn. 

 

All are welcome, no matter your experience level or if you have attended a Kinisi 424 class before. Please dress modestly.

 

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

Financial Peace University (Sun. Sep 11, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 831-6900
NetworkBible.bmi@gmail.com
http://NetworkBible.org

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, brought to you by Network Bible Fellowship will be taking place on Sunday's starting September 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Email for more information!

SHINE - A Women's Conference (Fri. Sep 16, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of God
800 E. Vernon Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-2402
http://www.1agbn.org

Featuring national speaker, author, and radio host Kendra Smiley!

 

Women ages 18 & older will come together to "Refresh and Shine" as they hear God's word for them spoken through the ever witty, wise and intentional, Kendra Smiley.

 

Registration Fee: $25.

Refreshments will be served.

Sorry, no childcare will be provided.

 

Ephesians 5:8-10 "Walk as Children of the Light..."        

Radical Love (Fri. Sep 16, 2016 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Riverfront Park
121 Court St
Pekin, Illinois 61554
(309) 642-5761
tsorrells67@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1087518347970540/

 

This is a free event! Join us for a "Night of Worship and Prayer" in the city of Pekin! Our vision is to see Holy Spirit move by breaking chains, changing lives and healing our city!

 

We want to take our worship and prayer to the streets and outside of the 4 walls of the local church.

 

Bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket

 

Everyone is welcome! If you have a heart for our community, for Jesus, for worship and prayer, this is for you! With Christ, all things are possible!

 

Beth Moore Simulcast (Sat. Sep 17, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Rochester Christian Church
325 S Walnut Street
Rochester, IL 62563
812-454-3325
maryferris71@gmail.com
http://rochesterchristian.com/bethmoore

You're invited to be part of this global, one-day simulcast that will encourage you to dive deeper into the Word of God. Beth follows the leading of the Holy Spirit to prepare a specific message for each of her events, and the simulcast is no exception.

 

Beth Moore is a well renowned speaker. She always speaks truth that is solidly researched and sought from the Bible. You can expect to laugh, perhaps cry, but always walk away both refreshed and inspired.

"Rocket Your Rocket" Kid Workshop (Sat. Sep 17, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603
309-323-6900
rherz@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaplayhouse.org

How many ways are there to power a rocket? Design and build a rocket and find a way to make it fly!

 

Kid Workshops are offered on select Saturday afternoons to give children ages 8-14 opportunities to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively.

 

The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

 

You can register by calling the number above.

Fight Night (Sat. Sep 17, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church
501 Hazel Dell Rd.
Springfield, IL 62712
https://tickets.buzztix.com/event/fnspringfield

WCIC presents Fight Night, led by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.

 

Fight Night is a fun date night filled with humor, fresh insight, and practical strategies for turning conflict into a means for deeper intimacy. It’s for couples of any stage - newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged - anyone wanting to strengthen communication and improve their relationship.

 

Tickets are $20 per person and on sale now at the above link. Seating will be General Admission.

 

SHINE - A Women's Conference (Sat. Sep 17, 2016 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of God
800 E. Vernon Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-2402
http://www.1agbn.org

Featuring national speaker, author, and radio host Kendra Smiley!

 

Women ages 18 & older will come together to "Refresh and Shine" as they hear God's word for them spoken through the ever witty, wise and intentional, Kendra Smiley.

 

Registration Fee: $25.

Refreshments will be served.

Sorry, no childcare will be provided.

 

Ephesians 5:8-10 "Walk as Children of the Light..."        

Financial Peace University (Sun. Sep 18, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 831-6900
NetworkBible.bmi@gmail.com
http://NetworkBible.org

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, brought to you by Network Bible Fellowship will be taking place on Sunday's starting September 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Email for more information!

Family Camp (Fri. Sep 23, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 529-2625
lsca@lscacamp.org
http://lscacamp.org/lsca-events/

Come on out and enjoy camp as a whole family Friday and Saturday! Everything from hay rides and campfire songs to canoeing and worship. This is an evening and day that you won’t want to miss. The price is $20 per person with an $80 family max. It includes dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and staying the night on the grounds of Lake Springfield Christian Assembly.

Family Camp (Sat. Sep 24, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 529-2625
lsca@lscacamp.org
http://lscacamp.org/lsca-events/

Come on out and enjoy camp as a whole family Friday and Saturday! Everything from hay rides and campfire songs to canoeing and worship. This is an evening and day that you won’t want to miss. The price is $20 per person with an $80 family max. It includes dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and staying the night on the grounds of Lake Springfield Christian Assembly.

pawTree Pawlooza (Sat. Sep 24, 2016 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Normal Public Library
206 W College Ave
Normal, IL 61761
(615) 838-1532
healthypawsnpurrs@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/927984254014922/?ti=cl

Join Senior Director and Independent petPro, Tammy Jenkins-Winston and independent petPro, Debbie Hanchett, for a PAWLOOZA  in the Boardroom at the Normal Public Library.

 

Please RSVP as seating is limited.

 

A PAWLOOZA is where pet parents come to hear how pawTree makes a difference for pets and people. We will have fun dog and cat talk, door prizes and much more. Although we love furry feet, this event is for humans only. However, service animals are welcome.

 

For more information, you can contact Tammy Jenkins-Winston, Senior Director, at the phone number and email listed above.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Sep 25, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 831-6900
NetworkBible.bmi@gmail.com
http://NetworkBible.org

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, brought to you by Network Bible Fellowship will be taking place on Sunday's starting September 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Email for more information!

God Loves Marriage (Fri. Sep 30, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn & Suites
4112 Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
(815) 796-2248
http://godlovesmarriage.org/event/marriage-encounter-peoria-il-2-2/

Could your marriage use a little spark? A Lutheran Marriage Encounter weekend can rekindle the sparks you felt on your wedding day!

 

God Loves Marriage is a Lutheran marriage retreat weekend that consists of a series of talks focused on various aspects of a marriage relationship.

 

The program begins Friday, September 30th at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd.

 

To register visit the website above or call Norm and Deb Lopez at the phone number above. Registration ends September 9th, but late entries may be accepted if space is still available.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 2, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 831-6900
NetworkBible.bmi@gmail.com
http://NetworkBible.org

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, brought to you by Network Bible Fellowship will be taking place on Sunday's starting September 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Email for more information!

Why Not You Today (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church
501 W. Hazel Dell Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
http://www.sonyajones44.com/

A one-day women's conference that will motivate, inspire, and encourage you to be the best you that you can be!

 

The conference is hosted by The Biggest Loser finalist Sonya Jones with special guest Courtney Westlake.

 

Tickets are $30 and are available at itickets.com. Ticket prices increase to $40 after September 15th.