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October 2014

October 1st - 7th

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.

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 began on 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.

A free family movie event will be held at New Life Fellowship Church on October 4th at 6pm. New Life will be presenting the popular film "God's Not Dead" to the community. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn and refreshments will be served. Childcare for newborns through 5th grade will be available. New Life Fellowship church is located at 9754 East 1400 North Rd in Bloomington. To find out more, please call 309-829-7777.


October 8th - 15th

Wesley United Methodist Church invites ladies from all walks of life and from all denominations to “Ladies’ Night Out: Beautifully Broken,” an evening of fellowship, worship, decadent desserts, and an inspiring message from internationally-known Christian author, speaker, and radio personality Kendra Smiley. The event will be held on October 11th. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7pm. Come early to visit with old friends and make new ones! You can register online, by mail, or at the door. Advance registration through Oct. 3 is $15 and registration after Oct. 3 or at the door is $20. The church is located at 120 N Avenue A in Canton. For more information, please call 309-647-1015.

October 16th- 31st

Southern gospel recording artists, The Mark Trammel Quartet, will be in concert at Real Life Church in Springfield on October 18th at 6pm. Make plans to attend this exciting event and come prepared for an evening of uplifting music, worship, inspiration, and laughter. General Admission tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door and children 12 and under are free! Real Life Church can be located at 2450 Taylor Ave in Springfield. For ticket information, call Hank or Karla at 217-482-5114.

"The Allen Family” will present a gospel concert at Evangelical United Methodist Church on October 23 at 7pm. The church is located at 401 Walnut St. in Washington. A freewill offering will be received. Attend this concert and enjoy the many talents of the entire Allen family. You will go home feeling as though you just made new friends, and you will be truly blessed. The Allens will make you feel welcome. So bring the kids, your neighbors and friends and enjoy an evening with the Allens. If you have any questions, please contact Don Moushon at 309-444-4342.

Fellowship Bible Church will be having a “trunk or treat” on Wednesday, October 29th, from 6-8pm. It will be an event for the whole family with candy, games, prizes, and fellowship. The church is located at 4006 N Sterling Ave in Peoria. See the church website at for more information.

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 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

Join Grace Presbyterian Church for an evening of fun for women of all ages! The Christmas Craft and Vendor Sale will be held on November 7th from 6-9pm. You’ll get to see vendors selling homemade crafts, jewelry, purses, and other home businesses. Enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and sweets. There will also be door prizes and a special gift to all who stop by! Grace Presbyterian Church is located at 8607 N State Rt 91 in Peoria. To learn more, please call 309-693-3641.










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