Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. 26 Mar, 2017 - Sat. 1 Apr, 2017
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Sun. Mar 26, 2017

I Believe (Sun. Mar 26, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
309-693-6725
paccyouthchorus@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/277432366022633/

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus will present their spring concert titled "I Believe" at Peoria’s First United Methodist Church.

 

The concert's theme embraces songs of hope, encouragement, and possibility and will feature the newly established Preparatory Chorus of 2nd through 6th graders who will be singing two of their own selections as well as joining the Youth Chorus in their final selection of the concert entitled ”I Believe."

 

The concert will also feature a special guest, Leslie Koons, violinist with the Peoria Symphony, who will accompany the songs "Inscription of Hope" and "Old Joe Clark."

 

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and will be available at the door.

 

For more information, please call the number above.

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Mar 26, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alpha course (Sun. Mar 26, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-808-1372
networkbible.bmi@mail.com
http://networkbible.org/events/

Do you wonder if there is more to life? How does God factor in? Have questions?

 

Come join us for an 11 week ALPHA course answering questions such as, "Is there more to life than this?," "Who is Jesus?," "How does God guide us?," and more.

 

We are offering free supper and childcare so that you are free to participate or just listen.

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

"The Legacy Journey" (Sun. Mar 26, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Christian Church
510 W. Frances St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4419
office@chillicothechristian.net
https://goo.gl/FGRqxM

Dave Ramsey's "The Legacy Journey" class will lead you deeper into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity.

 

This class is seven weeks and is geared toward people who have already gone through FPU. The cost for the class is $110 and you will receive a workbook, basic will, and a bonus lesson all in a wooden keepsake box to help you organize and store your important documents.

 

To register, visit the website listed above.

Film "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" (Sun. Mar 26, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Memorial Church
108 E. Douglas St.
Edinburg, IL 62531
217-623-4014

Grace Memorial Church in Edinburg is showing the film "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" by Ben Stein.


Ben Stein shows how the ideas of Intelligent Design are censored from the scientific debate regarding the origins of life in academia.

The Talleys In Concert (Sun. Mar 26, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Harvest Time Bible Church
1802 Dixon Rd.
Rock Falls, IL
815-626-1234
paula@htbc.info
http://www.htbc.info

The Talleys - an acclaimed southern gospel group - will be in concert at Harvest Time Bible Church.

 

They have enjoyed 11 number one songs and have received numerous Singing News Fan Awards and Dove Award nominations.

 

A free-will offering will be taken.

Mon. Mar 27, 2017

GriefShare (Mon. Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 266-9281
grace.church@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org

GriefShare is a 13 week DVD and discussion series that is designed for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is a support group that provides a safe and caring place to meet with others on this difficult journey of grief and who understands the heartache and questions of loss.

 

The DVDs feature clips from counselors, pastors and others who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

 

The series will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Grace Church.

 

There is no fee to participate. For further information or to register, call the church office at the phone number listed above.

Financial Peace University (Mon. Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peace Lutheran Church
2800 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 801-7464
peace.lutheran@comcast.net
https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1029511

You are invited to join us for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. This 9-week study will be held at Peace Lutheran Church on Mondays starting Feb. 6  and running through April 3.

 

The sessions will last between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on discussion from the participants. Childcare will be provided.

 

The cost is $93 per family and includes all the materials needed, plus access to bonus online components. The class is being led by Amy Denney, who has taken or taught Financial Peace University more than half a dozen times. You can register online at the link above or by calling Amy at the phone number listed above.

Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. Mar 27, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road, Peoria, IL 61614
Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615
jilliansmallenberger@gmail.com
http://bsfinternational.org

Come and see an intimate vision of Christ's revealed glory through the eyes of John at Bible Study Fellowship.

 

We meet September 12th through May, on Monday nights from 6:45-8:30.

 

Our women's class meets at Woodland Baptist Church on N. Allen Road, and the men's class meets at Grace Presbyterian Church on Route 91.  Both classes have school-age programs - children K-12 are welcome and study the same passage at an age-appropriate level.

Tue. Mar 28, 2017

GriefShare Winter Session (Tue. Mar 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.899-9418
Trinitygriefshare@yahoo.com
http://www.griefshare.org

A winter session of GriefShare will begin on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. This 13-week session will run through April 4 and meets for 2 hours each week.

 

GriefShare is a nationally-based grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way the grieving process. GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time for participants to work through their stages of grief.

 

GriefShare brings people together who are in various stages of grieving to help each other work through their grief and to find joy in life again.

Celebrate Recovery (Tue. Mar 28, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly Of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-2402
1agbn@1agbn.org

Celebrate Recovery is a confidential 12-step Christian recovery program that provides a safe environment designed to address issues such as alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, and much more. It is a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hope in a Christ-centered recovery atmosphere. Celebrate Recovery is biblically based and founded on the principles of recovery from the 8 Beatitudes in the book of Matthew.

 

Food and fellowship (optional) begins at 6 PM, followed by a large group session. The session starts with worship, followed by a lesson on a recovery topic. After this will be open small groups, and gender specific share groups at 9 PM.

 

Meals are provided at a cost of $4.00, and at the Solid Rock Cafe there will be free desserts and more fellowship after the small group meetings. Come and see what Celebrate Recovery can do for you! Join the Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team every Tuesday night as we present this life changing ministry.

 

There will be FREE childcare for ages 1-12. Celebration Place (CR) is offered to kids ages 5-12. For more information, please call the church at the number listed above.

Wed. Mar 29, 2017

Movies For Lent (Wed. Mar 29, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace and Peace Lutheran Church
7611 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
309-693-8428
admin@graceandpeacelutheran.org
http://graceandpeacelutheran.org

Grace and Peace Lutheran Church will host its third annual Movies for Lent event.

 

Movies include God's Not Dead 2, War Room, Grace Card, Polycarp, and Risen. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy, fruit, and lemonade will also be served.

 

Doors will open at 5:30 and movies start at 6 PM. There is no charge for admission or for the theater food. Families are welcome and encouraged.

Griefshare (Wed. Mar 29, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
gail@athenschristian.net
http://www.athenschristian.net

A Griefshare Recovery Program will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm beginning January 11.

 

This is a 14-week program built around video seminars, a support group and a workbook.

 

To register, call Steve (217-414-0126) or visit griefshare.org.

Thu. Mar 30, 2017

That Man is You! (Thu. Mar 30, 2017 6:15 am)

Contact Info:

Holy Family Parish School
2329 West Reservoir Blvd
Peoria, IL 61615
309-682-6531
jjm_martin@yahoo.com
http://www.paradisusdei.org/index.php/tmiy/location_detail/88732

That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men's program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership.

 

Over the course of three years, That Man is You! successively concerns men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children. That Man is You! is successful at attracting large numbers of men- including younger men still actively parenting- and then transforming their spiritual lives.

 

Indeed, independent research from the Faith Adviser to the Gallup Poll reveals That Man is You! to be one of the most life transforming programs ever studied. No matter where you are at in your spiritual journey, Jesus Christ wants to meet you there and take you further.  

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. Mar 30, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N State Rte. 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309-243-5025
bcal98@gmail.com
http://peoria.cbsclass.org

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Single and Parenting Class (Thu. Mar 30, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.685.8099
singleandparenting@gmail.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a 13-week winter session of Single and Parenting beginning Thursday, February 16.

 

Single and Parenting is a support group for single parents to meet and discuss issues unique to their situation. Whether you're a single parent by choice, divorced or widowed, this group meets to discuss such topics as conflict resolution; tired and overwhelmed; parenting tools and projects; money and career; emotions and stability; and suffering and adversity. Each session is comprised of a video on a specific topic, group discussion and personal Bible study about relationships and parenting.

 

There is no fee to participate. A light meal and childcare will also be provided at no cost.

 

For more information, you can call the phone number or email the address listed above.

Community Bible Study Class (Thu. Mar 30, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-357-0202
smore1325@outlook.com
http://www.communitybiblestudy.org

Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!

 

This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture. 

 

Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

 

CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.

Fri. Mar 31, 2017

APACHE Homeschool Convention (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 8:30 am - Sat. Apr 1, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 IL-91
Peoria, IL 61615
info@apachecentralillinois.org
http://apachecentralillinois.org/convention-home

Join us for our 28th annual APACHE Homeschool Convention!

 

APACHE's vision is to connect homeschooling families with resources that equip, support, and encourage them in their efforts.

 

At the convention, you'll hear from Dr. Kathy Koch, Kendra Fletcher, Jonathon Lewis, and many more. There are also many workshops to choose from.

 

A special pre-convention will take place on March 30 from 6:30-9 PM. 

 

For more information or to register, please refer to the website and email listed above.

The Vine Conference (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
https://lincolnchristian.edu/news-events/annual-events/thevine/

The Vine Conference is a weekend retreat to engage and challenge high school students (grades 9-12) to own their faith and to draw deeper into the Word.

 

Join us as we explore God’s Word through engaging sessions, dynamic worship, interactive breakouts, and much more!

 

Students can expect to leave on Saturday feeling challenged, encouraged, and spurred on in their faith.

 

The Vine Conference is also a great opportunity to get a taste of college life. Conference attendees will stay in the dorms, interact with current LCU students, and spend time with the LCU professors who will be teaching breakout sessions.

 

The Vine Conference 2017 is scheduled for March 31-April 1 on the campus of Lincoln Christian University (LCU). It’s open to all students grades 9-12 who want to learn about the Gospel message and have a blast doing it.

 

LCU welcomes youth group and individual registries at the above Web site.

Girls On the Go (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling- Rock Falls Family YMCA
2505 Avenue E
Sterling, IL 61081
815.535.9622
http://srfymca.org

Join the YMCA Girls on the Go team(grades 6-8) while they travel to run local trails, visit community businesses, and hear from community leaders.

 

This is a 7 week session and will end with the Make a Wish 5K in Dixon.

 

Come join us for an informational meeting to learn more.

 

For even more information, refer to the number and website listed above.

Chicken Dinner and Family Fun Event (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org

The Senior Class of Faith Baptist Christian School will be hosting this event. Dinner will be served at 5 with the dining room remaining open until 8:00 PM.

 

A silent auction, children's games and entertainment will also be part of this great family friendly event. Funds raised will be going to the Senior Class Missionary and Educational Trip to New York City and Washington DC in April.

 

Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. They are available from any FBCS Senior as well as the school office.

 

Hope to see you there!

Soul'd Out Quartet (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Cornell United Methodist Church
501 N Fourth St
Cornell, IL 61319
815-358-2347
cornellumc@gmail.com
http://cornellumc.wordpress.com

Come see the Soul'd Out Quartet in concert! This event is free and a love offering will be taken.

 

For more details please call the number listed above.

GCS Spring Auction (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Visions Venue
2093 Knox Rd 150 East
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-343-8008
aandrews@galesburgchristian.org
http://www.galesburgchristian.org

This years GCS Spring Auction will feature sit down dining, and Becky Ellison's delicious food, so purchase your tickets soon!

 

The GCS annual auction provides a great opportunity for you to advertise in our auction program book, our Facebook page, and on-line auction website.

 

We are also looking for new items, services or certificates to be placed in the auction.

 

If you have questions, please contact the number listed above and ask for Mandy.

 

 

Lutheran Marriage Encounter (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. Apr 2, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn
4112 Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309-444-8762
peorialmereg@gmail.com
http://www.godlovesmarriage.org

Marriage Encounter helps good marriages become refreshed, renewed, and revitalized. Discover how to include God in your marriage. You can turn this weekend of discovery into a lifetime of love.

 

The deadline for registration is March 1st. However, late reservations will be taken if space is available.

 

For further information, contact Norm & Deb Lopez at the email listed above, or check out the website above.         

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Presbyterian Church
321 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 206-6160
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Take a musical promenade down the Champs Élysées. From Chabrier’s delightful Habanera and Faure’s elegant Pavane, to Ravel’s light-hearted Le Tombeau de Couperin and Debussy’s sentimental Clair de lune; this is April in Paris.

 

Mozart’s thrilling Paris Symphony concludes this springtime stroll!

 

General admission is $20, and student tickets are $5. There are also senior rates available.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the number above or visiting the website listed above.

Sat. Apr 1, 2017

APACHE Homeschool Convention (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 8:30 am - Sat. Apr 1, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 IL-91
Peoria, IL 61615
info@apachecentralillinois.org
http://apachecentralillinois.org/convention-home

Join us for our 28th annual APACHE Homeschool Convention!

 

APACHE's vision is to connect homeschooling families with resources that equip, support, and encourage them in their efforts.

 

At the convention, you'll hear from Dr. Kathy Koch, Kendra Fletcher, Jonathon Lewis, and many more. There are also many workshops to choose from.

 

A special pre-convention will take place on March 30 from 6:30-9 PM. 

 

For more information or to register, please refer to the website and email listed above.

Lutheran Marriage Encounter (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. Apr 2, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn
4112 Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309-444-8762
peorialmereg@gmail.com
http://www.godlovesmarriage.org

Marriage Encounter helps good marriages become refreshed, renewed, and revitalized. Discover how to include God in your marriage. You can turn this weekend of discovery into a lifetime of love.

 

The deadline for registration is March 1st. However, late reservations will be taken if space is available.

 

For further information, contact Norm & Deb Lopez at the email listed above, or check out the website above.         

NCC Crafter/vendor fair (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northside Community Center
715 N.11th St
Pekin, IL 61554
309-267-0795
leiaspringer@yahoo.com

Crafters and vendors will be gathering to sell their wares to benefit the King's Cafe. King's Cafe serves free meals every Monday and Thursday at 4 PM.

 

At this event we will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, chips, cookies and drinks all for a small cost-so come hungry!

The Sugary Drink Program (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heavens View Christian Fellowship
602 W. Richmond Ave
Peoria, Il. 61606
309-682-2360

Illinois Faith Based Association is hosting a free event for the whole community!

 

We will have brunch and will be giving away $25 gift certificates and other items. This program will only be one hour long and includes brunch so you will still have your Saturday to enjoy. All are welcome as early as 9 AM to fellowship. You will learn the recommended intake levels of sugar, how small changes produce positive health results, and more!

 

Please call the number above to reserve your spot. 

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Moose Lodge
2605 Broadway St
Pekin, IL
309-224-8473

Please join us for a spaghetti dinner benefit for Julie's double lung transplant.

 

Dinner will be provided by LaGondola and includes spaghetti, bread, salad with dressing, and one beverage.

 

$10 per plate with advance ticket, or $11 at the door. Kids 12 and under $7 per plate with advance ticket or $8 at the door.

 

There will be live music from 3-7 PM(with some members of Kentuckiana Opry).

 

There will be a DJ, 50/50 Drawings, Silent Auction, and a Bake sale. 

 

All proceeds go directly to Julie to help with the costs of medical, travel, and living expenses while living near the transplant center.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the number listed above.

Joyful Noyz Homecoming Concert/Dinner (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Church of God
1080 Harrison St.
Galesburg, IL
309-343-2179
clhillery@comcast.net
http://www.joyfulnoyz.com

This event will feature Southern Gospel Music from Joyful Noyz from Galesburg, IL., The Loynachans from Winterset, IA, and Marty Smith from Abingdon, IL.

 

The chicken and noodle dinner will include mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and a drink. For adults it is $6.00, and for children it is $4.00.

 

The concert begins at 6:30 PM. Hope to see you there!

Spring Chicken Dinner (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sherman United Methodist Church
2336 E. Andrew Road
Sherman, IL 62684
217-496-2338

Join us for our annual Spring Chicken Dinner! Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and children under 3 are free.

 

Dinner includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, Cole slaw, a drink and dessert. Proceeds will support our youth programs and missions.

Soul'd Out Quartet (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Southern Baptist Church
225 N Grand Ave East
Springfield, IL 62702
217-544-0863
SSBC@springfieldsouthernbaptist.org

Come out to see the Soul'd Out Quartet in concert with the Soul'd Out Band!

 

Enjoy more than music; this is a worship experience from a group dedicated to focusing on ministry! This event is free and open to the public and a love offering will be taken.

 

Hope to see you there!

Dancing with our Stars (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center Theatre
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602
309-688-3667
kmcluckie@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

The 2017 Spring Dance Recital will showcase the talents of Peoria Park District dance students. A diversity of dance will be featured.

 

Tickets are available on March 1st at the Peoria Civic Center; $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 14 and under.

 

Hope to see you there!

Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Presbyterian Church
313 N East St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2777
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Take a musical promenade down the Champs Élysées. From Chabrier’s delightful Habanera and Faure’s elegant Pavane, to Ravel’s light-hearted Le Tombeau de Couperin and Debussy’s sentimental Clair de lune; this is April in Paris.

 

Mozart’s thrilling Paris Symphony concludes this springtime stroll!

 

General admission is $20, and student tickets are $5. There are also senior rates available.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the number above or visiting the website listed above.