The Christian Center is once again thrilled to host the Father-Daughter Purity Ball. They hope you will join them as they encourage young women to commit to moral purity and help them understand the beautiful and righteous life God offers them. This year it will be held on November 1st at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette in downtown Peoria. The event is open to all girls, ages 12 and up. You can download a registration form at www.purityball.com. The cost is $60 per person. The price includes dinner, dessert, two 5x7 photos per family, a white rose, and a special gift for each daughter. A suit/sport coat is required. This year’s guest speaker is Rachel Lee Carter. After hearing God’s call on her life to return to the modeling industry as a professional, Christian model, she began using this platform to share the love of Jesus Christ within the fashion industry and at women’s and youth conferences nationwide. For more information on this exciting event, please call the Christian Center at 309-685-4218.
The Bethany Fellowship of Churches would like to invite you to join them for an exciting two-day conference. The Central Illinois Prophecy Conference will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, located at 7422 North Heinz Ln in Edwards, on Friday, November 7th from 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday, November 8th from 9am-3pm. Lunch is provided on Saturday. The cost is free but registration is encouraged. This is an opportunity to grow in knowledge and discernment regarding the biblical view of end times from outstanding speakers and authors who are considered experts in their field. To find out more or to register, please visit bethany-fellowship.org/conferences.
Join Grace Church on November 15th from 9:30-11:30am for "GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays". This is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after the death of a loved one. The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one's death. They offer practical suggestions and reassurance. There is no charge to attend. Those who attend will receive a free booklet with daily readings providing additional insights and ideas for holiday survival. The church is located at 1325 E. Jefferson in Morton. For more information, call the church office at 309-266-9281.
The 2nd annual “Spirit of Christmas Marketplace” will be held on November 16th from 9am-3pm at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria. If you are looking for a convenient and fun way to give Christmas and other Holiday gifts that have a redemptive effect on our community, the alternative gift fair is the place for you! Each shopper will receive a list of necessities before they shop. Hundreds of items will be available, including books for needy children, writing journals used by those recovering from abusive relationships, bus passes for those in an adult literacy program to attend school and dog food, leashes, or collars for service dogs. A light lunch will also be available for purchase. For a complete list of items available from participating ministry teams go to www.northminster.us or call 309-691-6322.
Pekin Bible Church is hosting a Revive Pekin Conference November 16-19 with speaker Phil Cooper. Phil has been a pastor, is one of the Bible study leaders in the local popular Until He Returns series, is founder of Kingdom Purposes Investment Planning in Morton and has a strong passion of Bible prophecy. This conference is to prepare us to face the future with our world spiraling out of control. Come let God work in your heart to prepare you for whatever lies ahead. Event times are Sunday, Nov. 16th at 10:30am and 6:30pm and Monday - Wednesday the 17th - 19th at 6:30pm. Pekin Bible Church is located at 2405 Court St. in Pekin next to Pekin Insurance. For more information call the church office at 309-346-5906.