Family Calendar & Concerts

Weekly View
Sun. Aug 17, 2014 - Sat. Aug 23, 2014
August 2014

Fri. Aug 22, 2014

Garage Sale and Donations for World Race Mission (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

On top of Krispy Kremes, t-shirts, and the passing of the toilet, I am hosting a garage sale at Rock Church on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23. 

I am searching for donations to put in the garage sale; I will take anything you are trying to get rid of, or forgot you even had because you haven't seen it in so long.  Check out my blog for more information and let me know if you have any questions!

 

I leave in January for The World Race, but my first deadline is the last week in September. I need to raise a total of 20,000 and this would be one of my fundraisers.

Bureau County Fair (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 12:00 pm)

Come soak up the last little bit of summer at the Bureau County Fair!

 

This year's fair includes many great events!

Each night's main events include:

  • Wednesday, Aug 20th - Antique Tractor Pull
  • Thursday, Aug 21st - Beach Boys in Concert
  • Friday, Aug 22nd - PBR Bull Riding
  • Saturday, Aug 23rd - Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, Aug 24th - Demolition Derby

 

Many other events will be going on throughout the fair, more concerts, livestock events, contests, and much more! 

 

Check out the fair's website to find out details for all fairground festivities for all ages!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 22, 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.

COME TO THE RIVER FOR RENEWAL (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 6:00 pm)

Old-fashioned REVIVAL at the Pekin Riverfront. A time of worship led by praise music and guest evangelists.

 

Bring your lawn chairs or just throw a blanket on the ground.

'Tribute Quartet' Southern Gospel concert (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 7:00 pm)

Tribute Quartet from Nashville, Tennessee, will present a Southern Gospel concert!

 

Tribute Quartet was formed in 2006. The group was voted 'The 2008 Horizon Group of the Year' at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, just a few months after it was named Singing News magazine's '2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year'.

 

For more information on the group visit their website.

 

Tickets are $5.00.  A freewill offering will also be taken.  Tickets are available at the church office Monday-Thursday mornings or at the concert.  

With any questions, call Don or Jennita.

Sat. Aug 23, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Garage Sale and Donations for World Race Mission (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

On top of Krispy Kremes, t-shirts, and the passing of the toilet, I am hosting a garage sale at Rock Church on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23. 

I am searching for donations to put in the garage sale; I will take anything you are trying to get rid of, or forgot you even had because you haven't seen it in so long.  Check out my blog for more information and let me know if you have any questions!

 

I leave in January for The World Race, but my first deadline is the last week in September. I need to raise a total of 20,000 and this would be one of my fundraisers.

Peoria Cursillo Day of Renewal (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

The Peoria Area Cursillo is sponsoring a Day of Renewal.

This day of reflection will be held at the Pastoral Center. The cost is $12 per person and includes lunch. The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. and will end by 3:00 p.m. The day is open to anyone who has made a Cursillo in the past.

 

For reservations, call Jackie Skender at the Peoria Cursillo Center Office

Community Improvement Work Days (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 9:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Rock Falls Voluntourism will be hosting Community Improvement work Days on August 23rd & 24th. Volunteers of all ages are welcome with the accompaniment of an adult chaperon. (Insurance waivers must be signed by all volunteers).

 

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and work will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers at 1:00 p.m.

 

For more info, head to the website link above, or call the Rock Falls Tourism office.

Washington is Overcoming! (Washington Art Festival) (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

The WCIC community is coming together to stand with Washington at its annual art festival. Let's celebrate the progress that's been made in rebuilding the area after the tornado struck last year. Who's invited? You and anyone else who wants to come, even if you weren't directly impacted by the storm. 

 

Come and enjoy FREE family activities - bounce houses for all ages, Uncle Bob's famous ice cream (while supplies last), and face painting by the Zoo Lady! And that's not all - we want to hear your stories of overcoming and your hopes for what remains to be overcome.

 

Other activities include a parade (10:00 a.m.) and Art Festival with more than 40 vendors!

 

WCIC will be there collecting stories so please come and share if you can!

 

Sponsored by: Space Walk of East Peoria, Uncle Bob's Ice Cream, New Image Laser and Massage at Illini Family Medicine

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

OUTDOOR Adventure Fest (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

FUN. EDUCATION. ADVENTURE

Join us for FREE outdoor family activities at the Y.

The goal of the event is to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Families will get to experience traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities, all free of charge.

 

Fishing derby in the pool. Yes, live fish IN the pool!

FREE hot dog meal for all.

Two separate climbing walls, one for kids and one for adults.

Archery, bouncies and countless other activities!

 

Admission, activities, and a meal will be available to all, at no charge. Join the fun and connect your family to the great outdoors.

 

Presented by Riverside Community Bank

Bureau County Fair (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm)

Come soak up the last little bit of summer at the Bureau County Fair!

 

This year's fair includes many great events!

Each night's main events include:

  • Wednesday, Aug 20th - Antique Tractor Pull
  • Thursday, Aug 21st - Beach Boys in Concert
  • Friday, Aug 22nd - PBR Bull Riding
  • Saturday, Aug 23rd - Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, Aug 24th - Demolition Derby

 

Many other events will be going on throughout the fair, more concerts, livestock events, contests, and much more! 

 

Check out the fair's website to find out details for all fairground festivities for all ages!

Community Festivus/ Believer's Motorcycle Ride (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Real Life Church is hosting a community festival.

 

Come join us for a time of live music by the Real Life church youth worship team, Audience of One, Cole Hollow, and others and free food to boot.

Motorcycle enthusiasts, come be a part of the Believers Ride. Join Christian Motorcycle Association and Armor Bearers M/C International riders as they take to the highways and byways in a fun filled ride in central Illinois.

 

The event is donation driven and open to all!

Unspoken - Free Outdoor Concert (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm)

Come enjoy a free outdoor concert with the band Unspoken!

Unspoken sings the songs; "Lift My Life Up", "Who You Are", and "Start a Fire".

 

Come out to the park and enjoy the evening! Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks for the whole family!

A free will offering will be taken, and concessions will be available.

 

Opening for Unspoken will be the Peoria Heights Congregational Church band.

 

Presented by Peoria Heights Congregational Church!

Welcomed by WCIC!

Great Oaks Community Bash (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Great Oaks 3rd Annual Community Bash! 

It begins with the 5K Run+Walk & Pancake Breakfast and then ends in the evening with Inflatables, Life Flight Helicopter, Germantown Hills Fire Department Demonstration, State Police K-9 Unit Demonstration, Games, Food, Hay-Rack Ride and to end the evening, a Professional Fireworks Display.

 

To sign up for any of the events or if you have any questions visit us online!

 

Hope to see you there!

God's Not Dead Free Movie Night (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:30 pm)

Special free showing of God's Not Dead.
Surprise movie hit of the year!
Movie and munchies!
  • Snacks at 5:30 p.m.
  • Movie at 6:15 p.m.
Free to the public...And there will be giveaways!
 
For more information about the movie, head to the movie website!

God's Not Dead in Galesburg (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:30 pm)

Movie showing in the sanctuary at Galesburg First Church of the Nazarene. Doors open at 5:30 with the movie beginning at 6:30. This is a free event with a dessert reception immediately following the movie.

Back To School Concert with Jason Gray (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Jason Gray will be performing at a "Back to School Concert" on Saturday night. This event is sponsored by Calvary Christian Academy.

 

This will be a FREE, acoustic concert.

No tickets required, but seating is limited so come early.

 

Jason will also be joining our worship team on Sunday morning, August 24th where we will be honoring local teachers by praying over them in the service.

 

Find out more here: http://cbcnormal.org/event/611183-2014-08-23-back-to-school-weekend-concert/

COME TO THE RIVER FOR RENEWAL (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Old-fashioned REVIVAL at the Pekin Riverfront. A time of worship led by praise music and guest evangelists.

 

Bring your lawn chairs or just throw a blanket on the ground.

STIR UP THE HEALING WATERS (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Worship, preaching, and teaching about healing in God's word, and ministry to the sick.  Brother Mike Floyd ministering.

Sun. Aug 24, 2014

Where Does God Fit In Millions Of Years? (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 9:00 am)

Have you ever wondered how God fits into evolution?  Did God use evolution to create everything?  Was there a real Adam and Eve?  Did some guy named Noah really build an ark to escape a flood?   How could all of those animals fit into the ark, anyway?  Doesn't that prove the story to be nothing but a myth?

 

Brian Lauer will provide all of the answers to these, and many others!

This is a special, one-day-only event.   Join us at 9:00 a.m. for our Sunday School time, and then at 10:00 a.m. for our morning service.  Brian will be speaking during both services. 

 

For more information, you can call us--or visit our website. 

Community Improvement Work Days (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 9:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Rock Falls Voluntourism will be hosting Community Improvement work Days on August 23rd & 24th. Volunteers of all ages are welcome with the accompaniment of an adult chaperon. (Insurance waivers must be signed by all volunteers).

 

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and work will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers at 1:00 p.m.

 

For more info, head to the website link above, or call the Rock Falls Tourism office.

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Bureau County Fair (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 12:00 pm)

Come soak up the last little bit of summer at the Bureau County Fair!

 

This year's fair includes many great events!

Each night's main events include:

  • Wednesday, Aug 20th - Antique Tractor Pull
  • Thursday, Aug 21st - Beach Boys in Concert
  • Friday, Aug 22nd - PBR Bull Riding
  • Saturday, Aug 23rd - Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, Aug 24th - Demolition Derby

 

Many other events will be going on throughout the fair, more concerts, livestock events, contests, and much more! 

 

Check out the fair's website to find out details for all fairground festivities for all ages!

The Punches Family Free Gospel/Bluegrass Concert (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 4:00 pm)

Dixon’s Northside Baptist Church will be hosting a Community Gospel Concert John Dixon Park in Dixon.

The concert will feature The Punches Family, a nationally known gospel/bluegrass band.

The concert will be free to the public, so bring your family, some lawn chairs and expect a great time.

 

For more information call the church or Pastor Dan Bentz.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 5:00 pm)

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Old-Fashioned Miracle Tent Revival (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Guest Preaching, Teaching, Prayer for Deliverance, and Healing

 

Bring the kids for food, faith, family and fun activities.

Mon. Aug 25, 2014

Divorce Support Group (Mon. Aug 25, 2014 7:00 pm)

Pastor Kristi Hopp will be offering a weekly divorce support group for any persons who are in the midst of divorce, or who are living life after divorce. This group will help you begin a journey of healing! If you are interested in becoming part of this small group ministry, please contact Pastor Kristi via cell or email (both listed above). The group will meet at Riversedge United Methodist Church, about a ten minute drive from Peoria. You do not need to be a member of the church to attend!

Tue. Aug 26, 2014

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Aug 26, 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. Aug 26, 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.

 

Growing Through Grief (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Growing Through Grief is a support and recovery group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

 

Growing Through Griefs meets Tuesday evenings  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for children ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan .

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Aug 26, 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. Aug 26, 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.

 

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Aug 26, 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. Aug 26, 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!

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Aug 26, 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.  

Broken Promise Ministry (Tue. Aug 26, 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.

the Hearts (Tue. Aug 26, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

 

Ladies come sing with us for the summer.  Learn some new songs, a few vocal techniques and sing a cappella with us.

 

Tuesday Evenings 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

 

There will be performance opportunities throughout the summer.

 

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Aug 26, 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. Aug 27, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Aug 27, 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!

Step Study for Women (Wed. Aug 27, 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. Aug 27, 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.

Matt Vollmer & the Great Romance (Wed. Aug 27, 2014 7:00 pm)

Matt Vollmer & the Great Romance in concert.

Open to the public.

A freewill love offering will be received.

 

Contact the church by phone or for more information go to our website!

Masters Club (Kids Club) (Wed. Aug 27, 2014 7:00 pm)

 

Our Master Clubs ministry meets every Wednesday. For Children ages 5-12 and the Teens meet every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

 

This program teaches our children God’s Word with fun activities and games and outings to allow our children to sharpen their skills as they prepare to serve the Lord.

 

The Purpose of Master Clubs is: To evangelize children, discipling them toward spiritual growth, teaching and training them to serve Jesus Christ, and providing multiple opportunities to do so through the local church.

 

Thu. Aug 28, 2014

Free Saeed postcards (Thu. Aug 28, 2014 12:00 pm)

We, as Christians, will be bombarding the White House with "Free Saeed" postcards to raise awareness and to let President Obama know that we have not forgotten our brother in chains and we don’t want him to either.

 

We want individuals, churches, ministries, youth groups, non-profit organizations, etc. to join with us. Beginning September 22, 2014, the week of the 2-year anniversary of Saeed’s incarceration, we will begin to send postcards en mass to the White House.

 

We have one approved postcard style, approved by Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, that we will be using. The back of the card shows a quotes by President Obama and Naghmeh Abedini and a specific message to President Obama himself. Postcards should be ordered as soon as possible in order to begin sending them on time. But the blitz can and hopefully will go on after the anniversary date.

 

Postcards can be ordered through Trinity Worldwide Reprographics by emailing or calling them. Pricing and quantities available are below.


New order requests would need to specify: 
- Quantity
- First and Last Name
- Organization Name
- Address
- City, St and Zip Code
- Shipping Address, if different 

Pricing and Quantities are as follows (does not include taxes and shipping):

100 $25.60
250 $36.00
500 $41.60
1000 $47.20
2500 $92.80
5000 $137.60
7500 $206.40
10000 $238.40
15000 $356.80
20000 $476.00

The mailing address for the postcards is:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Postcards currently cost $0.28 to send in the mail.



Let’s see how many churches and ministries across our country will ban together and raise our voices for our brother in chains for his faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Find out more on the Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1508334066050137/

Discover Bethany (Thu. Aug 28, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

 

Bethany Christian Services invites you to “Discover Bethany”.  See just how affordable and rewarding adoption can be.  Discover all types of adoption options including domestic infant, international, and older child adoption programs. No matter which program or country you choose, Bethany adoption experts will be there every step of the way to help you bring your child home.  You will also learn about how to help local children and families who are in crisis. 

Take that next step of faith and “Discover Bethany”.  Call to register or visit our website for more information.  

 

Bethany Christian Services.  Called to Care.  Committed to Children

 

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Aug 28, 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.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Aug 28, 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.

Fri. Aug 29, 2014

Moms in Prayer: Back to School Prayer Rally (Fri. Aug 29, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

The Power of Prayer:  Fighting for Our Kids and Schools

 

Mom, do you worry about sending your child off to school? 

 

Experience the joy of replacing your anxiety and fear with peace and hope by praying with other moms. 

 

Join the worldwide prayer movement Moms in Prayer International, bringing mothers together to change the lives of children and schools through prayer. 

 

Christ will gather us, His army, to sound a battle cry against the spiritual warfare our children face as they go back to school.  Come, praise, worship, and turn your worries over to the God of Angel Armies. Our victory is in Christ Jesus!

 

R.S.V.P. to the phone or email listed above.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 29, 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.

Sat. Aug 30, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Fundraiser for Mark Swartz (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Mark was a healthy 20 year old young man when his wisdom teeth extractions revealed his body was fighting leukemia.

Since December 16, 2013, Mark has received chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, and numerous treatments to combat this disease.  He is currently at home in between appointments at the University of Chicago hospital.  Mark is the son of Mike & Lisa Swartz of Normal, IL.  To show our love & support for Mark we're raising funds to help cover growing financial expenses for the Swartz Family.  

We hope you'll attend.

 

Questions about volunteering at the benefit or donating to the silent auction- please contact Mary Beth Wallace by email.  Thank you! 

Josh Wilson in Concert (Sat. Aug 30, 2014 6:00 pm)

Northwoods Community Church in Peoria will be hosting Josh Wilson in concert in place of the Peoria weekend services on August 30th and 31st!

 

Josh’s music is all over Christian radio; most recognizable are his songs “I Refuse” and “Pushing Back the Dark.” He has numerous chart-topping hits, has won an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and is generating critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”! You won’t want to miss Josh’s powerful testimony and an incredible weekend of worship!


Sun. Aug 31, 2014

Josh Wilson in Concert (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 9:00 am)

Northwoods Community Church in Peoria will be hosting Josh Wilson in concert in place of the Peoria weekend services on August 30th and 31st!

 

Josh’s music is all over Christian radio; most recognizable are his songs “I Refuse” and “Pushing Back the Dark.” He has numerous chart-topping hits, has won an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and is generating critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”! You won’t want to miss Josh’s powerful testimony and an incredible weekend of worship!


The Joylanders In Concert (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 10:30 am)

 

The Joylanders, a southern gospel group from Trenton, Tennessee will be in concert on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services.

Their anointed singing and playing will bless you as will the ministering of the word by Bro. Jason in both services.  A free-will offering will be taken.  Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service so come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

 

Josh Wilson in Concert (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 11:00 am)

Northwoods Community Church in Peoria will be hosting Josh Wilson in concert in place of the Peoria weekend services on August 30th and 31st!

 

Josh’s music is all over Christian radio; most recognizable are his songs “I Refuse” and “Pushing Back the Dark.” He has numerous chart-topping hits, has won an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and is generating critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”! You won’t want to miss Josh’s powerful testimony and an incredible weekend of worship!


Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Aug 31, 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.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 5:00 pm)

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

The Joylanders In Concert (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

 The Joylanders, a southern gospel group from Trenton, Tennessee will be in concert at the 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services.

 

Their anointed singing and playing will bless you as will the ministering of the word by Brother Jason in both services.  A free-will offering will be taken.  Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service, so come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

Fifth Sunday Sing (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Multiple churches from Rock Falls and surrounding communities come together to share their musical talent! As usual, the pastors of the participating churches will perform together a few songs. The cost is free, but a freewill offering will be taken to benefit a local charitable organziation in need.

 

Please join us for an evening of musical worship!