Sponsored by The Clark and
Shorty's Strickly Bluegrass Festival will be held on February 29th-March 3rd at Stoney Creek Inn in East Peoria. Thursday February
features an all gospel show at 7:00pm with New Legacy from Bloomington,
The Baker Family, Frank Ray & Cedar Hill, Mackville and Stringed Union.
For tickets and a full schedule for the weekend visit shortysbluegrass.com
Join Bethany Community Church for their annual Discipleship and Biblical
Counseling Conference on March 2nd & 3rd! Pastors and speakers from Bethany
Community Church and other area churches will share how the church equips us
to minister the word, commit to one another, counsel and disciple, serve, pray for
one another, and proclaim the Gospel. Whether you’re a new believer or have been
doing ministry for a lifetime, this conference will help you grow in confidence to
fulfill the work God has prepared for you, and to do it joyfully as you realize your
role as an essential member of the body of Christ. For a breakdown of the schedule
and to get registered, visit bethanycommunitychurch.org or call 309-508-1755.
Adelphos-USA, a missionary agency headquartered here in Central IL, is hosting its
annual Missionary Youth Rally on Saturday, March 2 at 1pm at Pekin Bible Church.
They will have missionary challenges, games, snacks and fellowship. The special
speaker this year is Patricio Oliva, president of Adelphos-Chile, the parent
organization of Adelphos-USA. All church youth groups 6th through 12th grade are
invited. There is no cost for this event, but a free will offering will be taken. All
proceeds, after expenses, will go to the HOPE AND FUTURE fund of Adelphos-USA
which helps both humanitarian aid as well as leadership development. You can
reserve your spot by texting to 309-620-2217.
Winter Jam, Christian music’s largest annual tour, is coming back to the Peoria
Civic Center! This year’s line-up includes Crowder, CAIN, Katy Nichole, Newsong
and more! The concert will take place on Thursday, March 14th at 7pm. No tickets
are needed, but a donation of $15 at the door is requested. To find out more, visit
The 2024 PAACH Homeschool Convention will be held at Cornerstone Baptist
Church in Groveland on March 14th-16th. Online and walk-in pricing is $60 for
subscribers and $100 for non-subscribers. Thursday night is the “New to
Homeschool” Night and Friday there will be pizza and entertainment with the
Anderson family. Rachael Carman will be the keynote speaker for Friday and Kelly
Crawford will be the keynote speaker for Saturday. Come check out all of the
vendors that will be setup in the Vendor Hall! For more information and to register,
Longtime pro-life activist Karen Black Mercer will be the keynote speaker at the
Life & Freedom Rally at 7pm on March 25th at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.
Karen Black Mercer has worked in the pro-life movement since the 1960s, earning
her national recognition as “The Billy Graham of Sidewalk Counseling.” The church
is located at 2025 N Kickapoo Creek Rd in Peoria. For more information about the
rally, call 309-645-8000.