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Sun. Jul 20, 2014 - Sat. Jul 26, 2014
July 2014

Thu. Jul 24, 2014

Summer Quest (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

SPYcamp (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Summer Program for Youth

Offering a variety of exciting classes, SPYcamp is the place to be for summer fun!  Students can register for one or more classes and enjoy digging into exciting subjects that will enrich curiosity and knowledge.

 

Two week-long sessions are offered. The first is June 23-27th.  The second is July 21-25th.  Classes run from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with before and after care available (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.).  SPYcamp is for ages PreK - 12th grade.

VBS International Spy Academy! (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Do you know a kid who is ready to become a special agent of the one true God?

 

Join us for Vacation Bible School at Pekin Bible Church from July 21st - July 25th, 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Invitation is for kids going into grades 1st - 7th this coming fall.

 

Special agents will learn to know, love and live for the one true God as they enjoy songs, crafts, snacks and games!

Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Cat from "Scott & Cat in the Afternoon" will be leading a team of WCIC listeners to China in September. They'll be serving at Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center for orphans with special needs.

 

If you're not going on the trip, there's still a special way you can get involved!

 

Each team member will take an extra suitcase filled with much-needed clothing for the kids... including sleepers, pajamas, and play-wear.

 

You can drop off a new item of clothing (no used clothes, please) at the WCIC studios on Baring Trace in Peoria or at one of the "Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops" between 3:30 and 5:30pm:

  • Saturday, June 28th at Summer Splash on the Rock Falls Riverfront*
  • Thursday, July 17th at Bremer's Jewelry (105 Krispy Kreme Dr.) in Bloomington
  • Thursday, July 24th at Avanti's (3610 Kelly Ave.) in Pekin
  • Thursday, July 31st at Bob Evans (3050 Stevenson Dr.) in Springfield

*This suitcase stop extends from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Sizes needed range from newborn to 3T.

 

And if shopping isn’t your thing, no worries. WCIC is also collecting donations to pay for the baggage fees. (The fees are $100/suitcase.)

Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

This year, Vacation Bible School is from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20th through Thursday, July 24th at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

 

Online registration for students ages preschool through fifth grade is now open, as well as online volunteer sign-up. To register, visit the web link above, or contact the church for a hard-copy registration form.

 

This year, the following congregations are participating: St. Paul, St. John’s, First Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal, First Christian and Bethel Reformed Churches, all in Sterling.

 

We will also gather for a commUNITY worship service on Sunday, July 27th at Grandon Civic Center!

Mt. Hawley Community Church VBS (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Grab your shades!  Set your watches!  Practice your stealth moves!  It's time for VBS at Agency D3!   We're recruiting special agents for the week of July 21st-25th to join us as we discover, decide and defend the truth about who Jesus really is.   

VBS Downs United Methodist Church (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Come join us for Downs United Methodist Church's VBS "Weird Animals--Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind!"

VBS will be five evenings of fun and learning about Jesus on Sunday, July 20 through Thursday, July 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • This is offered to Pre-K to Jr. High.
  • $3 suggested registration fee.  
  • First 100 to register receive a take-home science kit

Questions?  Call the church or send email us an email!

Conklin's Dinner Theatre presents You're a good man Charlie Brown (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - A heartwarming and hilarious musical tribute to Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts'.

 

Perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together.  Its a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends form 'Peanuts'.

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.

$35.00-$39.00 for full buffet performances.

For reservations call the box office or visit us on the internet!

International Spy Academy (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

At International Spy Academy, July 21-25, kids will crack codes, collect clues, and discover how to be agents for the one true God!

 

Transportation is available, but you must call the church office to make arrangements in advance.

Chambersburg Christian Church VBS (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Weird Animals:  Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind

It's okay to be different because God created us each unique and special! He has a plan for all of us. 

  

PreK-8th grade students can join us Sunday, July 20-Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

 

Then, we will share this wonderful message with our family and friends at a Closing Program and BBQ, starting at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 27.

One-of-a-Kind VBS (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School for children 3 years old - 6th grade.

 

Sunday, July 20th - Thursday, July 24th

6:00- 8:30 p.m.

 

Register by July 1st to guarantee a Weird Animals shirt to wear each night of VBS.  

Register on our website!

Weird Animal VBS (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

At Weird Animals kids will learn the Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind. They will enter a weird wacky world full of bible adventures, music & dance, fun experiments, and learn that you are special to Jesus.

 

Any children Preschool-6th grade welcome to join!

 

We will be there July 20-24th 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on the 25th we will be meeting at the Virginia pool for free swimming and food!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Jul 24, 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.

CEFCU Jazz Series (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Come out Thursday evenings to the CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing for a FREE Summer Jazz series featuring local jazz artists. The 2014 Schedule includes:

 

June 19: Illinois Central Jazz Train

 

June 26: JC and the Redemption

 

July 10: Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe

 

July 17: Billy Cook Quartet

 

July 31: Brian Choban Jazz Quintet

 

August 14: David Hoffman and Friends

 

Event sponsored by CEFCU, the Peoria Park District, and the Central Illinois Jazz Society.

Arts In the Park: Pekin Park Concert Band (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

Come enjoy a beautiful concert in the park at our beautiful new Idlewood Arts Pavilion.

The Pekin Park Concert Band will provide a wonderful evening of nostalgic and patriotic music.

 

Summer and great music in the park just go together! Food concessions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring lawn chair and enjoy the fun. 

Fri. Jul 25, 2014

Fathering Adventures (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 am)

This Father & Son, Grandfather & Grandson, Uncle & Nephew adventure weekend will be July 25-27th, 2014.  We will give dads opportunities to speak biblical truths into the lives of there sons mixed with loads of fun and adventure.  We will have the adventure weekend at beautiful Camp Maranatha in Ramsey, IL

Summer Quest (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

SPYcamp (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Summer Program for Youth

Offering a variety of exciting classes, SPYcamp is the place to be for summer fun!  Students can register for one or more classes and enjoy digging into exciting subjects that will enrich curiosity and knowledge.

 

Two week-long sessions are offered. The first is June 23-27th.  The second is July 21-25th.  Classes run from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with before and after care available (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.).  SPYcamp is for ages PreK - 12th grade.

HayDay (V.B.S) (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Hey Mom & Dad!

Looking for a fun activity for your 3 yr. old - 4th Grader? Have you child invite a friend and join us for Fun in Faith Fridays. This year's event is called HayDay!

The event takes place on three consecutive Fridays; July 11th, 18th, & 25th. HayDay runs from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

Registration forms are on our website.

 

It will be more fun than you can imagine!

 

VBS International Spy Academy! (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Do you know a kid who is ready to become a special agent of the one true God?

 

Join us for Vacation Bible School at Pekin Bible Church from July 21st - July 25th, 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Invitation is for kids going into grades 1st - 7th this coming fall.

 

Special agents will learn to know, love and live for the one true God as they enjoy songs, crafts, snacks and games!

Outdoor ReStore Sale (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 10:00 am)

We will be selling unique, vintage products!

We will also be selling hot dogs, chips, and homemade cookies made by a local Girl Scout troupe!

Crossroads Chapel Carnival (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Crossroads Chapel "Blessed to be a Blessing" Carnival

 

Free puppet shows, jump house, hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones.

 

For more information contact Karen Layten!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Jul 25, 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.

Mt. Hawley Community Church VBS (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Grab your shades!  Set your watches!  Practice your stealth moves!  It's time for VBS at Agency D3!   We're recruiting special agents for the week of July 21st-25th to join us as we discover, decide and defend the truth about who Jesus really is.   

Conklin's Dinner Theatre presents You're a good man Charlie Brown (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - A heartwarming and hilarious musical tribute to Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts'.

 

Perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together.  Its a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends form 'Peanuts'.

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.

$35.00-$39.00 for full buffet performances.

For reservations call the box office or visit us on the internet!

International Spy Academy (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

At International Spy Academy, July 21-25, kids will crack codes, collect clues, and discover how to be agents for the one true God!

 

Transportation is available, but you must call the church office to make arrangements in advance.

FOTCOH 5k Run/Walk to benefit Friends of the Children of Haiti (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Join Friends of the Children of Haiti for a family-friendly 5k Run or walk on Peoria's Riverfront!

 

With paid registration of $40 per adult and $20 per child 18 and under (children in strollers are free), you will receive a tech-shirt, healthy snacks immediately following the race, admission to the after-party which features live music on CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, and two beverage tickets. 

 

Your participation in this event will help FOTCOH, a 30 year old not-for-profit organization based in Peoria, continue its life-saving work in the poorest place on earth.   Each year, Friends of the Children of Haiti provides medicine and health care to 15,000+ Haitian people, but we need your help to continue this mission.

 

Please help us help them and join us on July 25th.  Print the registration brochure on our website or email us with questions.  Race-day registration is available from 5:00-5:45 p.m. but the registration fee is $10 more per participant so be sure to register now and save!  We thank you, and so do the people of Haiti, especially the children! 

Concert With A Cause Featuring Audio Adrenaline (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:30 pm)

CONCERT WITH A CAUSE

 

Doors Open/Pre-Show Begins at 6:30 p.m.

Show Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy a free concert with Audio Adrenaline! Seating is limited, first come, first serve!

 

Love Offering will be taken to support the programs and ministries of Dream Center Peoria

 

Welcomed by WCIC!

Weird Animal VBS (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

At Weird Animals kids will learn the Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind. They will enter a weird wacky world full of bible adventures, music & dance, fun experiments, and learn that you are special to Jesus.

 

Any children Preschool-6th grade welcome to join!

 

We will be there July 20-24th 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on the 25th we will be meeting at the Virginia pool for free swimming and food!

Sat. Jul 26, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Jul 26, 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!

2014 Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 8:00 am)

Join us for our 28th Annual Charismatic Renewal Conference!

 

Featured speakers include Father Richard McAlear and singer/songwriter Annie Karto. Conference also includes praise and worship led by Pete Buncher Band, lunch, dinner, Holy Mass, and a healing service led by Father McAlear.

 

Registration is $65 for the public, $25 for full time students, and free to clergy.  

Lunch and dinner included for an additional $30 when registered before July 12.

 

To print registration form or for more information about the conference, visit our website!

New Life Fellowship Youth Group Bake & Garage Sale (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 8:00 am)

Garage Sale & Bake  Sale to raise money for the Youth Group to go to Six Flags to Christian Day with a Third Day Concert.

No Cost Community Swim Lessons (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 9:00 am)

No-Cost Community Swim Lessons

On Saturday July 26, the Greater Peoria Family YMCA (located off of Willow Knolls between Allen and University) is offering its two annual Community Swim Lessons. This program is no charge community participants and members.

 

The no-cost swim lessons for adults and youth are an effort to get community members familiar with swimming basics. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five people who die from drowning are children age 14 and younger.

 

“This is an incredible, ageless outreach program that opens doors to community members,” said Brian Points, YMCA Swim Team Coach. “We don’t require participants be children and we accept all ages. We would rather prevent drownings than prevent entry to our program.”

 

Swimming is a life skill that many residents do not have the means to learn. Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic water safety and skills in the clinic. Check in and arrivals begins at 9:00 a.m. and the lesson will begin approximately at 9:30 a.m.

 

“The value of this program knows no bounds. If we are able to provide safety skills, swimming skills, and a little bit of fun along the way, the Peoria Y is providing countless good to our community,” Points said.

 

Call to register at the membership desk. Preregistration is required. Parent or guardian must accompany the child to the lesson.

Back to School Outreach (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Chosen Generation Worship Band, lunch for 1,000 people, a petting zoo, clown, games, preaching, face painting, crafts, and a bouncy house!

 

We will be giving out non-perishable food along with school supplies while supplies last. We will be giving out 200 box fans to those in need. 

 

Contact Stacy for more information!

Calvary Temple and Abundant Faith will be collecting school supplies the month of July. 

Gospel Fest (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

Mt. Zion Apostolic church is hosting our annual Gospel fest. Come out and enjoy food, inflatable, music, and more. There will also be a free school supply give away.

Please join us out IN THE PARK!

Ebenezer Ice Cream Social (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Whats on the menu?

  • Variety of Sandwiches
  • Chips and Drinks
  • Homemade Pies
  • Cakes
  • 7 (or more) different flavors of Homemade Ice Cream!

 

Freewill Donation Accepted

Habitat for Humanity's Designer Furniture Sale (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Please join us for the exceptional sale of the designer furniture that was generously donated.

Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Chicken Fry Fundraiser (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Chicken Fry Fundraiser

 

Support Brain Tumor Research in central IL!

 

$10 at the door

Includes

All you can eat -

Pan Fried Chicken

Home Made mashed potatoes, Corn

Includes Water or Ice Tea.

Other drinks available for purchase.

 

From Peoria or Morton take US 150 thru Morton. Go South (turn right) on Dee-Mack Road go about 2 miles.

You will see the signs for the American Legion hall.

Conklin's Dinner Theatre presents You're a good man Charlie Brown (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 6:00 pm)

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - A heartwarming and hilarious musical tribute to Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts'.

 

Perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together.  Its a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends form 'Peanuts'.

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.

$35.00-$39.00 for full buffet performances.

For reservations call the box office or visit us on the internet!

Sun. Jul 27, 2014

City on a Hill (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 10:30 am)

City on a Hill, a ministry of Olivet Nazarene University, will present a program of energetic worship music at First Church of the Nazarene.

 

City on a Hill has captivated audiences with a unique blend of vocals and live instruments. The group’s contemporary style points people to Christ through a lively praise and worship experience. 

 

The group will share information about the University, as the eight members are full-time Olivet students: Jamila Coker of Matteson, Ill.; Curtis Case of Marysville, Ohio.; Kara Anne Evans of Valparaiso, Ind.; Macy Murray of Keokuk, Iowa.; Malik Temple of Bourbonnais, Ill.; Chad Olds of Laingsburg, Mich.; JD Dulinsky of Algonquin, Ill.; Joshua Robinson of Owasso, Mich.; and Ashley Sarver of Springfield, Ohio.

 

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering over 120 areas of study. It is centrally located in the historic village of Bourbonnais, Illinois — just 50 miles from Chicago’s loop — with additional School of Graduate and Continuing Studies locations in Rolling Meadows, Ill. and throughout Chicagoland. 

Conklin's Dinner Theatre presents You're a good man Charlie Brown (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 12:00 pm)

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - A heartwarming and hilarious musical tribute to Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts'.

 

Perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together.  Its a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends form 'Peanuts'.

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.

$35.00-$39.00 for full buffet performances.

For reservations call the box office or visit us on the internet!

Gospel Fest (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 12:00 pm)

Mt. Zion Apostolic church is hosting our annual Gospel fest. Come out and enjoy food, inflatable, music, and more. There will also be a free school supply give away.

Please join us out IN THE PARK!

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Jul 27, 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. Jul 27, 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.

Habitat for Humanity's Designer Furniture Sale (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Please join us for the exceptional sale of the designer furniture that was generously donated.

Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Weird Animals VBS (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Calling all kids! Join us for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Rock River Christian Center July 27th-31st at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

 

Contact the church for more information!

Kids of the Kingdom (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

8-week summer program for children ages 4-2nd grade

 

Sundays

June 15 through August 3

6:00-7:30 p.m.

 

For information and a registration form, visit the Resurrection Lutheran Church website.  

 

Registration closes June 11.

Weird Animals VBS @ Living Waters (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Living Waters is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE Vacation Bible School again this year.

 

Weird Animals VBS is for all children Preschool Age 3 through 5th Grade. 

From July 27th through July 31st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Registration available on-line, by phone, or by picking up a registration form Living Waters Lutheran Church. 

 

Join us for a fun-filled week where children will discover that "Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind"

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

International Spy Academy VBS (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

The Koran and the Cross - Understanding the Muslim Culture (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 6:30 pm)

Pastor Bassam will be speaking at Grace Presbyterian Church on 'The Koran and the Cross' July 27 - July 29 at 6:30 p.m. all three nights.  Pastor Bassam has led more than 1200 Muslims to the Lord, one at a time.  If you desire to learn more about how a Muslim thinks and responds to a Christian view point this is a great opportunity for you.

 

Pastor Bassam has been working with Muslims in the West Bank for 25 years.  He has written numerous books on the Koran.  Over 50,000 lessons are sent by his ministry each month to Muslims seeking to know more about Jesus.

 

Come and learn about witnessing to your Muslim neighbors.

Peoria Municipal Band Concerts (Sun. Jul 27, 2014 7:00 pm)

Sunday evenings beginning June 1 through August 10, at 7:00 p.m. Listen to great music presented by Peoria’s own Municipal Band, under the direction of Conductor David Vroman. Performances are FREE.

Mon. Jul 28, 2014

Summer Quest (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

  • For boys and girls ages 5-18 yrs. with the coed program ranging from beginner to high school level.
  • The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.
  • Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
  • The season runs August 25 to October 4, with all games & practices held at Bethany Baptist Church.

Registration is now open!


Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Fall Baseball Sign-Ups (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

For boys ages 9-12. 8-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will move up to play Boys Minor League the summer of 2015.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.

 

Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season runs Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 with all games scheduled on Saturdays.

 

All games will be played at The Christian Center.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Tazewell 4-H Show and Jr. Fair (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 8:00 am)

Free event open to the public, July 28-30.

It is an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit a variety of projects from robotics and photography to horses and rabbits.

 

4-H Federation and community partners sponsor a variety of special events, games and entertainment. Great for the whole family to enjoy together.

Rising Stars Football Camp (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

100% FREE

100% FOOTBALL

100% FUN

 

Mondays in June & July, starting June 9th

 

Parent or responsible party must sign a release before your child will be able to participate.

 

Rising Stars Football Camp is a Free Camp to Children 8-14 yrs of age to provide instruction on how to play the game in a safe, responsible manner.

 

All camp staff are 100% volunteers that care about maintaining a fun, safe environment for all children who participate.

 

Want to volunteer? Looking for coaches, high school players, college players, etc. Would like to have representation from each area in the central Illinois area.

Weird Animals VBS @ Living Waters (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Living Waters is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE Vacation Bible School again this year.

 

Weird Animals VBS is for all children Preschool Age 3 through 5th Grade. 

From July 27th through July 31st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Registration available on-line, by phone, or by picking up a registration form Living Waters Lutheran Church. 

 

Join us for a fun-filled week where children will discover that "Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind"

Weird Animals VBS (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Calling all kids! Join us for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Rock River Christian Center July 27th-31st at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

 

Contact the church for more information!

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

International Spy Academy VBS (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

The Koran and the Cross - Understanding the Muslim Culture (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:30 pm)

Pastor Bassam will be speaking at Grace Presbyterian Church on 'The Koran and the Cross' July 27 - July 29 at 6:30 p.m. all three nights.  Pastor Bassam has led more than 1200 Muslims to the Lord, one at a time.  If you desire to learn more about how a Muslim thinks and responds to a Christian view point this is a great opportunity for you.

 

Pastor Bassam has been working with Muslims in the West Bank for 25 years.  He has written numerous books on the Koran.  Over 50,000 lessons are sent by his ministry each month to Muslims seeking to know more about Jesus.

 

Come and learn about witnessing to your Muslim neighbors.

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

Tue. Jul 29, 2014

Summer Quest (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

Tazewell 4-H Show and Jr. Fair (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 8:00 am)

Free event open to the public, July 28-30.

It is an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit a variety of projects from robotics and photography to horses and rabbits.

 

4-H Federation and community partners sponsor a variety of special events, games and entertainment. Great for the whole family to enjoy together.

Weird Animals VBS @ Living Waters (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Living Waters is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE Vacation Bible School again this year.

 

Weird Animals VBS is for all children Preschool Age 3 through 5th Grade. 

From July 27th through July 31st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Registration available on-line, by phone, or by picking up a registration form Living Waters Lutheran Church. 

 

Join us for a fun-filled week where children will discover that "Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind"

Weird Animals VBS (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Calling all kids! Join us for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Rock River Christian Center July 27th-31st at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

 

Contact the church for more information!

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

International Spy Academy VBS (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

GriefShare (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Grief touches our deepest places with pain and sometimes confusion. Though it can make you feel like you are all alone in your pain, there is good news - you don't have to journey through grief by yourself. Through GriefShare you will experience hope and learn coping skills.

The Koran and the Cross - Understanding the Muslim Culture (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:30 pm)

Pastor Bassam will be speaking at Grace Presbyterian Church on 'The Koran and the Cross' July 27 - July 29 at 6:30 p.m. all three nights.  Pastor Bassam has led more than 1200 Muslims to the Lord, one at a time.  If you desire to learn more about how a Muslim thinks and responds to a Christian view point this is a great opportunity for you.

 

Pastor Bassam has been working with Muslims in the West Bank for 25 years.  He has written numerous books on the Koran.  Over 50,000 lessons are sent by his ministry each month to Muslims seeking to know more about Jesus.

 

Come and learn about witnessing to your Muslim neighbors.

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Tue. Jul 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

the Hearts (Tue. Jul 29, 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. Jul 29, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12 Step Recovery is a Christ-centered support group for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behavior.

12 Step meets every Tuesday.

 

Contact Stephanie Dugan at for more information or meeting location.

Your information is kept anonymous.

Wed. Jul 30, 2014

Summer Quest (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

Tazewell 4-H Show and Jr. Fair (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 8:00 am)

Free event open to the public, July 28-30.

It is an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit a variety of projects from robotics and photography to horses and rabbits.

 

4-H Federation and community partners sponsor a variety of special events, games and entertainment. Great for the whole family to enjoy together.

Looking for prom dresses for this years Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 12:00 pm)

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this years 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!

Berean Summer Day Camp (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 3:00 pm)

We are now enrolling kids who are 3-9 years old for Summer Daycamp 2014.

 

We provide a fun, safe environment for school-age kids during the summer months. Our affordable daily program is very active with trips, swimming, bowling, arts & crafts, park days, etc.

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Weird Animals VBS @ Living Waters (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Living Waters is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE Vacation Bible School again this year.

 

Weird Animals VBS is for all children Preschool Age 3 through 5th Grade. 

From July 27th through July 31st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Registration available on-line, by phone, or by picking up a registration form Living Waters Lutheran Church. 

 

Join us for a fun-filled week where children will discover that "Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind"

Weird Animals VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Calling all kids! Join us for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Rock River Christian Center July 27th-31st at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

 

Contact the church for more information!

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

International Spy Academy VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

Step Study for Women (Wed. Jul 30, 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. Jul 30, 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.

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

Sing To The King (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 7:00 pm)

Sing To The King, a student led, cross-denomination worship night that is open to all who want to celebrate and build community and unity in the body of Christ. There will be live Worship a speaker and a love offering taken up for Kaily's Krew. 

Thu. Jul 31, 2014

Summer Quest (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Cat from "Scott & Cat in the Afternoon" will be leading a team of WCIC listeners to China in September. They'll be serving at Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center for orphans with special needs.

 

If you're not going on the trip, there's still a special way you can get involved!

 

Each team member will take an extra suitcase filled with much-needed clothing for the kids... including sleepers, pajamas, and play-wear.

 

You can drop off a new item of clothing (no used clothes, please) at the WCIC studios on Baring Trace in Peoria or at one of the "Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops" between 3:30 and 5:30pm:

  • Saturday, June 28th at Summer Splash on the Rock Falls Riverfront*
  • Thursday, July 17th at Bremer's Jewelry (105 Krispy Kreme Dr.) in Bloomington
  • Thursday, July 24th at Avanti's (3610 Kelly Ave.) in Pekin
  • Thursday, July 31st at Bob Evans (3050 Stevenson Dr.) in Springfield

*This suitcase stop extends from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Sizes needed range from newborn to 3T.

 

And if shopping isn’t your thing, no worries. WCIC is also collecting donations to pay for the baggage fees. (The fees are $100/suitcase.)

Weird Animals VBS @ Living Waters (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Living Waters is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE Vacation Bible School again this year.

 

Weird Animals VBS is for all children Preschool Age 3 through 5th Grade. 

From July 27th through July 31st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Registration available on-line, by phone, or by picking up a registration form Living Waters Lutheran Church. 

 

Join us for a fun-filled week where children will discover that "Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind"

Weird Animals VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Calling all kids! Join us for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Rock River Christian Center July 27th-31st at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

 

Contact the church for more information!

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

Family Movie Night @ Faith Baptist Church Marquette Heights (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Join us for family movie night as we gather to enjoy the movie Stuart Little together.

International Spy Academy VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Jul 31, 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.

CEFCU Jazz Series (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Come out Thursday evenings to the CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing for a FREE Summer Jazz series featuring local jazz artists. The 2014 Schedule includes:

 

June 19: Illinois Central Jazz Train

 

June 26: JC and the Redemption

 

July 10: Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe

 

July 17: Billy Cook Quartet

 

July 31: Brian Choban Jazz Quintet

 

August 14: David Hoffman and Friends

 

Event sponsored by CEFCU, the Peoria Park District, and the Central Illinois Jazz Society.

Arts In the Park: West MacQueen Street Band (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Come enjoy a beautiful evening in the park with a Central Illinois favorite groups, the West MacQueen Street Band!

 

Summer and great music in the park just go together! Food concessions beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Bring lawn chair and enjoy the fun.