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Gift of Reading Holiday Book Drive (Sun. Dec 4, 2016 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Williamsville UMC
128 E Jones St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
217-566-3614
wumc@casscomm.com

This program collects books to distribute to children throughout Sangamon County. They also accept financial donations to help purchase books.

 

Last year 4,850 books were distributed through various service agencies thanks to this program. The program is maintained by 3 retired school teachers.

 

Important Information to know:

  • Books are for children up to 12 years old
  • Each book is new
  • Every penny donated goes directly for books

 

Boxes will be located at Williamsville United Methodist Church until December 4th.

A Christmas Carol (Sun. Dec 4, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/Pages/default.aspx

A special presentation, a reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, will be performed on the stage of the Union Theatre inside the Abraham Presidential Museum.

 

After Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843, he performed his own edited version for audiences, and performed this version in New York City in 1857 during a trip to America. The reading will utilize this version, last performed here in 2005.

 

The special one-time performance is included in the museum admission price. The performance lasts approximately 90 minutes.

 

Come early and see:

  • The new “Rare & Rarely Seen” Exhibit in the Illinois Gallery. 11:00 – 3:00
  • Living History in the Plaza: Carol Shafer portrays Sarah Bush Lincoln and Lee Shafer portrays Civil War Santa 1:30 – 2:00
  • Readings from Spoon River Anthology with Dennis Darling and Glenna Kniss, Illinois Gallery 1:30 – 3:00
  • Instrumental Music Trio Wild Columbine in the Plaza 3:00

 

A Christmas Carol performance-reading, Union Theatre Museum admission is required. On-line tickets sales stop at 1:00pm on the day of the performance. After 1:00pm, please see theater staff for ticket availability. E-TICKET MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ENTRY (printed or on digital device).

Cancer Companions: Bringing Hope to the Journey (Mon. Dec 5, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
kimmeyerrn@hotmail.com
www.oursaviors-church.org

Cancer Companions: Bringing Hope to the Journey is a ministry to current or former cancer patients, their loved ones, friends, and co-workers.

 

Cancer Companions is beginning another 9 week session on Monday, October 17th. This unique Christian group is open to the public and to all denominations. Cancer Companions examines many of the tough issues Christians deal with in the face of cancer.

 

For more information or to register, please contact Kim Meyer, RN, PN, CLLM by calling the phone number or sending an email to the address listed above.

Our Savior's LIVE NATIVITY (Fri. Dec 9, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
info@oursaviors-church.org
http://www.oursaviors-church.org

Enjoy a realistic recreation of the amazing story that surrounds the night of our Savior’s birth when you visit Our Savior’s Church & School’s unique drive through live Nativity.

 

This free event features holiday lights, choirs of angels, beautiful displays, and period dressed actors.

 

We invite you to join others in the community who have made Our Savior’s Live Nativity an annual tradition for their families!

Our Savior's LIVE NATIVITY (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
info@oursaviors-church.org
http://www.oursaviors-church.org

Enjoy a realistic recreation of the amazing story that surrounds the night of our Savior’s birth when you visit Our Savior’s Church & School’s unique drive through Live Nativity.

 

This free event features holiday lights, choirs of angels, beautiful displays, and period dressed actors.

 

We invite you to join others in the community who have made Our Savior’s Live Nativity an annual tradition for their families!  

Handel's Messiah (Sat. Dec 10, 2016 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
815 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217-787-4868 or 217-971-2701
springfieldchoralsociety@gmail.com
http://www.springfieldchoralsociety.org

The Springfield Choral Society will perform Handel's Messiah, with orchestra, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception!

 

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or by calling the phone numbers above.

Cancer Companions: Bringing Hope to the Journey (Mon. Dec 12, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church & School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-4531
kimmeyerrn@hotmail.com
www.oursaviors-church.org

Cancer Companions: Bringing Hope to the Journey is a ministry to current or former cancer patients, their loved ones, friends, and co-workers.

 

Cancer Companions is beginning another 9 week session on Monday, October 17th. This unique Christian group is open to the public and to all denominations. Cancer Companions examines many of the tough issues Christians deal with in the face of cancer.

 

For more information or to register, please contact Kim Meyer, RN, PN, CLLM by calling the phone number or sending an email to the address listed above.

Springfield Christian Women's Connection Luncheon (Wed. Dec 14, 2016 11:00 am - 12:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Northfield Conference Center
3280 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
217-522-5318
jandcmorrison@gmail.com

Come join the Springfield Christian Women's Connection at our "HOLIDAY MEMORIES" Luncheon! Cost of attendance is $15.

 

"REMEMBERING SONGS OF THE SEASON"

 

Special Feature: Judy Leonard "BAD MEMORIES, HAPPY ENDING"

 

Speaker: Ruth Catlett - "Trouble in River City,"

 

Contact Carolyn at the phone number or email address listed above to rsvp or get more information.

Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast (Sat. Dec 17, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Williamsville UMC
128 E Jones St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
217-566-3614
wumc@casscomm.com

Come out to Williamsville United Methodist Church's  Annual Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast!

 

Cookies will be $5/pound with a large variety of cookies available. Breakfast will be $5/adult and $3/children.

PUMC Cookie Walk (Sat. Dec 17, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pawnee United Methodist Church
402 6th Street
Pawnee, IL 62558
(217) 625-4381
pawneeumc@comcast.net

Come out to Pawnee United Methodist Church's annual Cookie Walk!

 

Homemade Christmas cookies and candies of all kinds! Priced per pound.

The Love of The Lamb (Sat. Dec 17, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
323 South Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704

Come and hear the complete Christmas story that will take you beyond the manger.

 

Learn about Joseph's journey and Mary's memories. Follow Jesus from His childhood to the Cross and from the Resurrection to His return.

 

We believe you will find the meaning and joy of Christmas as you experience the Love of the Lamb, and are reminded of the real reason He came.

The Great Romance Leads Worship (Sun. Dec 18, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northwest Christian Church
1306 N Stanley Avenue
Decatur, IL 62526
217-429-4278
nwcchurch@comcast.net
http://nwcchurch.org

The Great Romance ("Bigger Than the Odds" and "Stolen Me") will lead worship, anticipating the celebration of our Saviour's birth!

 

Every family in attendance will receive a free copy of their new Christmas CD!

The Great Romance Christmas Concert (Sun. Dec 18, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwest Christian Church
1306 N Stanley Avenue
Decatur, IL 62526
217-429-4278
nwcchurch@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573268002961866/

The Great Romance ("Bigger Than the Odds" and "Stolen Me") will present a FREE CONCERT of new Christmas Music - and a few old favorites.

 

Free refreshments will be served after.

Capital Area Concert Band Christmas Concert (Tue. Dec 20, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S.MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.789.9753
concertband@gmail.com

The Capital Area Concert Band (CACB) will perform a free, holiday concert at Trinity Lutheran School. Musical selections include "A Child Is Born", "Greensleeves", "On A Winter's Night", as well as "Sleigh Ride" and "A Christmas Festival."

 

The band will also perform "Symphonic Highlights from Frozen", a medley showcasing the most memorable moments from Disney's "Frozen." The "Minor Alterations" piece twists favorite Christmas melodies into something new and inventive by changing keys and styles to give three songs an entirely new character.

 

Band directors will share a few fun facts about the tunes before the band performs them.

 

The CACB is an intergenerational band of 50+ members. Fred Greenwald, Rich Stuemke, Andy VandDeVort, Gus Pflugmacher, Darrle Cannedy, Mark DalPozzo, Harry Hild, Gary Moore and Jan Zepp will share the spotlight as conductors and soloists for a number of tunes.

 

This concert is free and open to the public.        

Kindergarten Preview Night (Tue. Feb 7, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Christian School
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 698-1933 ext. 3450
http://www.springfieldchristianschool.org

Springfield Christian School (SCS) is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night for the 2017-18 school year!

 

A tour of the school and visit to the classrooms will follow the 30-minute presentation. Parents and in-coming kindergarteners interested in the school are encouraged to attend.

 

Refreshments will be provided. 

 

Questions? Call the school office or visit the school website by using the phone number and website listed above.

 

Springfield Christian School, an award-winning K-8 educational system located in Springfield, Illinois, offers low class sizes, instruction tailored to individual needs, and the latest educational technology to facilitate student engagement and excellence. SCS’s experienced and professional staff utilizes a rigorous Christ-centered curriculum and differentiated instruction methods to encourage students to reach their full potential. SCS challenges students to aspire to lives of character, service and leadership. SCS is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.