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August 2014

August 1st - 7th

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 their 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. They will be collecting now through August 31st. Please call 309-346-3053 and they can schedule a pick up or give you information on when you can drop the shoes off at the church.

Faith Baptist Christian School in Pekin 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 7am to 6pm. 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 the school office at 309-347-6178 to sign up.

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 309-685-4218.

Sidewalk Sunday School is in need of volunteers! Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. They are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. The program will run on Saturdays from 12-3pm in August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you! Call Nikki at 309-221-4881 for more information.


August 8th - 15th

First Baptist Church invite all to a block party on August 9th from 4-8pm! This is a wonderful opportunity to have great family fun before the schools start. There will be giant inflatables, bounce houses, games, face painting, food, etc., and it’s all free!
There will also be prizes to win! So, bring the family, the neighbors, coworkers and anybody you see on the street and come to this fun event at First Baptist Church, located at 1113 Peoria St in Washington. For more information, please contact the church office at 309-444-4559.

Bethany Community Church is announcing an extension to volunteer services to tornado affected homeowners, farmers, and businesses. As volunteers make themselves available, they hope to send teams on August 9, September 6, and September 20. Bethany Community Church would also like to announce Dumpster Day. On August 2, affected residents of Washington, Roanoke, East Peoria, and Pekin are invited to bring e-waste (computers, televisions, DVD players, etc.), tires, general waste, and vegetative waste to fill 7 different dumpsters on Bethany’s property at 27265 Dutch Lane. Dumpster Day will be from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No reservation required. Please bring proof of address. For more information, please call 309-573-2670.


August 16th- 31st

Join Peoria Rescue Ministries for the annual Help the Homeless Golf Outing! Entry fee of $125 includes lunch & dessert, 18 holes of golf, cart, awards and prizes. The golf outing will be held on August 19th at Pine Lakes Golf Club, located at 25130 Schuck Rd in Washington. Registration begins at 11:15am. All of the funds from the golf outing go directly towards caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of hurting people in our community. For more information or to register, call Sheila at 309-676-6416 ext. 1009.

"Tribute Quartet" from Nashville, Tennessee, will present a Southern Gospel concert on August 22nd at 7pm at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, located at 401 Walnut Street in Washington. Tickets for this concert are $5. A freewill offering will also be taken. Tickets are available from Don Moushon, at the church office Monday-Thursday mornings, or at the concert. If you have any questions, call Don at 309-444-4342.

The Joylanders, a Southern Gospel group from Tennessee will be in concert at the Living Rock Church, located at 1208 E Duryea Ave in Peoria Heights, on August 31st at the 10:30am and 6pm services. Their anointed singing and playing will bless you as will the ministering of the Word by Brother Jason in both services. A free will love offering will be taken. Lunch will be served immediately following the morning service, so be sure to join them for a great time of fellowship! For more information, call Dorothy at 309-692-3485.

Barry & Joyce Kloter’s 7th Annual Ice Cream Social and Gospel Sing will be held on September 13th at 6pm. This year’s featured singing groups are Heritage Gospel Quartet, Amazing Love, and Deer Fry International. The Social is free to attend, just bring your friends and your lawnchairs! The event will be held at 1523 Country Rd 400 N in Congerville. To find out more, please call 309-256-7729.

GriefShare is a 13 week Bible-based DVD and discussion series for those who are grieving the loss of someone near and dear. It is a support group that will provide a safe and caring place to meet and share with others who are also on the difficult journey of grief. Many have found hope and encouragement by gathering with others. The DVD's feature clips from pastors, counselors and other people who will offer practical advice and reassurance. The series will begin on Monday, September 8, 2014, from 6:30 t0 8:30 p.m. at Grace Church, 1325 E. Jefferson St., Morton. There is no fee to participate. No child care is available. For further information, please call the church office at 266-9281.









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