Bloomington Area

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

Contact Info:

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Calvary Baptist Church, 1017 N. School St. Normal, IL 61761
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309.452.4479
http://cbcnormal.org/event/611183-2014-08-23-back-to-school-weekend-concert/

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/

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

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
http://www.bloomingtonbaptistchurch.net

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. 

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

Contact Info:

Interstate Center East Building
2301 West Market Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.531.8466
scottandmarybeth@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1527300174156133/

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! 

2014 Bloomington Labor Day Parade (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Labor Day Parade
Downtown to Miller Park
Bloomington, IL 61701
http://www.bntrades.org/news.php?id=370

With a theme of "Follow In Their Footsteps - Register & Vote," the 2014 Bloomington Labor Day Parade will march from downtown Bloomington to Miller Park. The parade features union marching units, local marching bands, community organizations, elected officials and politicians, plus heavy construction equipment. 



"Too often we forget how hard the battle was to win the right to vote," said Ron Morehead, Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly (AFL-CIO) President. "50 years ago this summer young people risked their lives during the Freedom Summer to register voters. 150 years ago a Civil War was fought over keeping other human beings as property. Brave people like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez fought to expand voting rights. We need to honor their legacy and maintain our democracy by registering and then voting." 



The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Front Street in downtown Bloomington and then proceed south on Lee Street to Wood Street and conclude at Miller Park. 

 

WCIC staff and Street Team volunteers will be joining the station van in the Bloomington Labor Day parade again this year!

Parenting Together (Thu. Sep 4, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Hub 502 S. Morris Bloomington, IL
309.242.0310
KatHeldJCLord@gmail.com
http://www.Yom6.net

"Parenting Together" provides parents with an open and safe place to gather and discuss issues that plague parents and their children. Our group discussions will be based off Biblical principles; examples will be used to provide solutions to help families succeed in life. Jessica Nesby, a licensed social worker, will be facilitating the forum. Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

Pray for the Cure (Thu. Sep 11, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church
1617 E Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
268-3504

The Bloomington-Normal annual Pray for the Cure will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 1617 E Emerson St. in Bloomington.

 

Prayer leaders for the event are breast cancer survivors, medical professionals, and breast cancer awareness advocates.

 

The concert of prayer will be surrounded by inspirational music performed by the Bloomington Area Choir for Homeschoolers, a barbershop quartet, Ronnie Jones, and St. John's Community of Joy music team.

 

Be inspired by viewing the traveling Wall of Hope.

 

Breast Cancer survivors, health care providers, and advocates would like for you to join them for an evening of hope, love, and courage.

Link Union in Concert (Thu. Sep 11, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S Minier Ave
Minier, IL 61759
309.392.2658
nwhite@minierag.org
http://www.minierag.org/

Gospel Concert from Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

Roots of American music with old time musical instruments and stunning vocals!

 

Free admission, love offering taken.

 

CMA- Christian Motorcyclists Association- Illinois State Rally (Fri. Sep 12, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Camp
14137 U.S.Highway 51
Wapella, Illinois 61777
630.878.2801
dougj56@gmail.com
http://cmancr3.org/IL/events.aspx?region=3&state=IL

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) of Illinois will be hosting their annual State Rally at the Illinois District Camp in Wapella, Illinois September 12-14, 2014.
 
The weekend is filled with powerful, Spirit-filled messages, Spirit-led Praise and Worship music as well as fun and excitement for the whole family! Adult activities as well as activities for youth and the kids. You need not ride a motorcycle or be a member of CMA to attend the rally. Come learn more about the ministry of CMA in the motorcycling community.
  
This year on Friday night CMA is hosting Real Encounter -(as seen recently on TV's America's Got Talent) - an outreach ministry of professional action sport athletes who take danger to a whole new level. The Real Encounter team is comprised of amazing motorcycle and BMX stunt athletes who love the Lord. This is a perfect event to bring your youth group to. Come see this ministry of men inspire with their high-octane stunts and hear founder Brad Bennett, former professional Motocross racer, share his love for Christ and present the Gospel clearly in an energizing way. 
 
 
This Friday night event is free to the public.
 
Go to our website for more information and details of the rally weekend.

Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast--Minier, IL (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 9:30 am - 4:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Christian Church
405 E Stringtown Rd
Minier, IL 61759
309.392.2290
ssyoung03@gmail.com
http://www.miniercc.org/#!special-events/c1ubj

Beth Moore's Living Proof Live is coming to Minier Christian Church as a host location!

 
If you've ever enjoyed studying the Word through Beth's Bible studies, you'll love experiencing her teaching via simulcast. Beth's mission is to guide women everywhere into a richer, more fulfilling relationship with the Father. Why? Because the Word of God is real, it's alive, and it works every day.
 
Living Proof Ministries with Beth Moore will be sharing their Beth Moore Living Proof Live from Fort Wayne, IN at Minier Christian Church as a host location. Explore the Bible and how it relates to our lives, and join us in worship with Travis Cottrell.
 

Cost is $20 or $35 after August 24th.  This includes a box lunch.  

 

Download a registration form through the website link above, promote within your church, or put together a group of ladies to come!


Contact Sheri Young for promotional materials and any other information.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/336859199813382/

Second Annual Conference of Grace (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
http://www.sermonaudio.com/event_details.asp?eventID=bl11214162456

Pastor Mark Robinson of Jewish Awareness Ministries will be speaking at the Second Annual Conference of Grace on September 13th and 14th.

 

On Saturday, September 13th, sessions will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

On Sunday, September 14th, sessions will be held at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Special music will be provided at all services by soloist Stephanie Scialabba of Dayspring Bible College.

 

The Conference is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit our website or visit us on Facebook.  

CMA- Christian Motorcyclists Association- Illinois State Rally (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Camp
14137 U.S.Highway 51
Wapella, Illinois 61777
630.878.2801
dougj56@gmail.com
http://cmancr3.org/IL/events.aspx?region=3&state=IL

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) of Illinois will be hosting their annual State Rally at the Illinois District Camp in Wapella, Illinois September 12-14, 2014.
 
The weekend is filled with powerful, Spirit-filled messages, Spirit-led Praise and Worship music as well as fun and excitement for the whole family! Adult activities as well as activities for youth and the kids. You need not ride a motorcycle or be a member of CMA to attend the rally. Come learn more about the ministry of CMA in the motorcycling community.
  
This year on Friday night CMA is hosting Real Encounter -(as seen recently on TV's America's Got Talent) - an outreach ministry of professional action sport athletes who take danger to a whole new level. The Real Encounter team is comprised of amazing motorcycle and BMX stunt athletes who love the Lord. This is a perfect event to bring your youth group to. Come see this ministry of men inspire with their high-octane stunts and hear founder Brad Bennett, former professional Motocross racer, share his love for Christ and present the Gospel clearly in an energizing way. 
 
 
This Friday night event is free to the public.
 
Go to our website for more information and details of the rally weekend.

Second Annual Conference of Grace (Sun. Sep 14, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
http://www.sermonaudio.com/event_details.asp?eventID=bl11214162456

Pastor Mark Robinson of Jewish Awareness Ministries will be speaking at the Second Annual Conference of Grace on September 13th and 14th.

 

On Sunday, September 14th, sessions will be held at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Special music will be provided at all services by soloist Stephanie Scialabba of Dayspring Bible College.

 

The Conference is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit our website or visit us on Facebook.  

CMA- Christian Motorcyclists Association- Illinois State Rally (Sun. Sep 14, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Camp
14137 U.S.Highway 51
Wapella, Illinois 61777
630.878.2801
dougj56@gmail.com
http://cmancr3.org/IL/events.aspx?region=3&state=IL

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) of Illinois will be hosting their annual State Rally at the Illinois District Camp in Wapella, Illinois September 12-14, 2014.
 
The weekend is filled with powerful, Spirit-filled messages, Spirit-led Praise and Worship music as well as fun and excitement for the whole family! Adult activities as well as activities for youth and the kids. You need not ride a motorcycle or be a member of CMA to attend the rally. Come learn more about the ministry of CMA in the motorcycling community.
  
This year on Friday night CMA is hosting Real Encounter -(as seen recently on TV's America's Got Talent) - an outreach ministry of professional action sport athletes who take danger to a whole new level. The Real Encounter team is comprised of amazing motorcycle and BMX stunt athletes who love the Lord. This is a perfect event to bring your youth group to. Come see this ministry of men inspire with their high-octane stunts and hear founder Brad Bennett, former professional Motocross racer, share his love for Christ and present the Gospel clearly in an energizing way. 
 
 
This Friday night event is free to the public.
 
Go to our website for more information and details of the rally weekend.

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Sep 16, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
309.242.6241
margery47@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHRISTIAN-WOMENS-CONNECTION-OF-BLOOMINGTONNORMAL-IL/503179563052353

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

 

$14.00 for all

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

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

Living Alternatives pregnancy Resource center Bloomington Banquet (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Doubletree, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL
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309.454.5433
http://hopeforafuture.com/event/bloomington-banquet/

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center is committed to saving the lives of unborn children by promoting life-affirming options and providing practical assistance.

 

Rick Santorum will be the guest speaker for this event. Rick is a native of Pennsylvania and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. He has written and championed legislation that outlawed the heinous procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion as well as several other pieces of legislation.  He believes each and every individual has value and the most vulnerable in our society need to be protected.  

 

The banquet is free to attend; please call to reserve a seat.

17TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK-AND-ROLL-A-THON (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Constitution Trail, Tipton Park North Shelter
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL
309.452.9937
http://www.firstgiving.com/ISBA

Sponsored by the Central Illinois group of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, the annual Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon is held to benefit those with spina bifida and to raise awareness about spina bifida.  

 

In addition, the Central Illinois event is designated the Memorial Walk, to honor Kaylin Rood, Shannon Kolodzieski, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Whitted of the local area who have died, as well as to celebrate and support the roughly 166,000 Americans who are living with spina bifida.

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon event will help the organization continue to serve, strengthen, and enrich the lives of those in Central Illinois - and those who love them - through prevention, education, and advocacy.

 

 

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon will feature a 5K (3 mile walk), followed by a picnic lunch at the Tipton Park North Shelter. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to participate, but there is no minimum. 

 

Go online or call to register or become an event sponsor!

Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run and 5K Walk followed by the Piglet Prance FREE Kids Race! (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Weldon Springs State Recreation Area
4734 Weldon Springs Rd
Clinton, IL 61727
217.935.9541
Margie.Gehres@DJWHospital.org
http://www.Facebook.com/SwiftySwine2014

It's a family fun day! Come with your family or by yourself...  our hope is that any and all ages experience a great day!

 

Clinton's Dr. John Warner Hospital has teamed up with the Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation and Dewitt County Museum in addition to several local sponsors and volunteers to bring you the first ever Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run and 5K Walk! A "kiddie race" dubbed the "Piglet Prance" will follow the 5K awards ceremony.

 

The "swine and piglet" theme was formed due to the fact that Saturday, September 27th is DAY ONE OF Clinton's TWO day annual event - the 46th ANNUAL APPLE AND PORK FESTIVAL held in Clinton, Illinois on Sept 27th & 28th!

 

Run or walk the trail... enjoy beautiful scenic Weldon Springs. Then make a day of it by checking out the vendors of crafts, foods, and amazing goodies that the festival provides!

God's Not Dead Movie Event (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Fellowship Church
9754 East 1400 North Road
Bloomington, IL, 61705
309.829.7777
detra.cotton@newlifefellowship.cc
www.newlifefellowship.cc

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

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

 

Infant and Toddler nursery care will be available. 

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

Contact Info:

Network Christian Church
3703 Ireland Grove Rd.
Bloomington, IL
Mark Terven, 309.831.6487
tervensministry@gmail.com
http://networkchurch.org/

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

 

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

 

If you have any questions, please call Mark Terven.

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

Contact Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
309.242.6241
margery47@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHRISTIAN-WOMENS-CONNECTION-OF-BLOOMINGTONNORMAL-IL/503179563052353

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

 

$14.00 for all

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

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

Pilgrimage To Israel, The Holy Land (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
309.261.4292
http://www.amitravel.com/Trips/First%20Christian%20Church,%20Bloomington,%20IL

AMI Travel of Chicago and First Christian Church of Bloomington Illinois are making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land!

November 7th through Novemebr 16th, 2014

Would you like to come with us on this ecumenical pilgrimage?

Women of Faith Simulcast (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.662.6202
colehartman@hotmail.com
http://www.cpcog.org/

SAVE THE DATES! Nov. 7 & 8 at Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington!

 

Friday night begins with music, laughter, and grace as walls come down and women awaken to what God has in store.

 

On Saturday, Bible teaching and personal stories speak to heart-felt needs, transforming lives and sparking change that spreads to communities, churches, families, and friends.

 

Cost $25

Registration begins Sept. 2nd on the church's website (see link above).

Space is limited.

Women of Faith Simulcast (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.662.6202
colehartman@hotmail.com
http://www.cpcog.org/

SAVE THE DATES! Nov. 7 & 8 at Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington!

 

Friday night begins with music, laughter, and grace as walls come down and women awaken to what God has in store.

 

On Saturday, Bible teaching and personal stories speak to heart-felt needs, transforming lives and sparking change that spreads to communities, churches, families, and friends.

 

Cost $25

Registration begins Sept. 2nd on the church's website (see link above).

Space is limited.

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
309.242.6241
margery47@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHRISTIAN-WOMENS-CONNECTION-OF-BLOOMINGTONNORMAL-IL/503179563052353

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

 

$14.00 for all

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

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

TobyMac, Matt Maher, and Ryan Stevenson in Concert (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University
100 N. University St.
Normal, IL 61761
Braden Auditorium Box Office: 309-438-5444
http://www.ticketmaster.com/tobymac-normal-illinois-12-11-2014/event/07004CFFAF81156A?artistid=867069&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50&tm_link=venue_msg-0_07004CFFAF81156A

TobyMac's "Worship, Stories, & Songs" tour with Matt Maher and special guest Ryan Stevenson is coming to Braden Auditorium at ISU in Normal.

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com.

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Dec 16, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
309.242.6241
margery47@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHRISTIAN-WOMENS-CONNECTION-OF-BLOOMINGTONNORMAL-IL/503179563052353

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

 

$14.00 for all

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

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary

CHRISTIAN WOMENS CONNECTION (Tue. Jan 20, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701
309.242.6241
margery47@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHRISTIAN-WOMENS-CONNECTION-OF-BLOOMINGTONNORMAL-IL/503179563052353

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

 

$14.00 for all

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

 

Please Call:
Need reservations
Cancellations necessary