Come celebrate the National Day of Prayer at the Galesburg Christian School West Campus from 12-1pm on May 2nd. The hour will be packed and fly by as they will take specific time to pray for the Church, our government, and our families. They will have special musical guests and several leaders directing everyone in prayer. Come and bring a friend! The school is located at 746 N Hawkinson in Galesburg. For more information, please call 309-335-9920.
The Peoria Blind Center's Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held on May 4th from 7-11am. The cost is $5.50 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 12 and younger. In addition to the breakfast, there will be crafts, baked goods, flower arrangements, handmade jewelry and much more. The Peoria Blind Center is located at 2905 W Garden St in Peoria. To find out more, please call 309-637-3693.
Fellowship Bible Church will be having a Craft and Vendor Show on May 4th from 9am-2pm to raise money for the church's missions fund. The church can be found at 4006 N Sterling Ave in Peoria. To find out more about the show, please visit www.FBCPI.org or call 309-688-6144.
The 10th Annual Pray for the Cure will be held on May 9th at 6:30pm at Salem Lutheran Church, located at 1700 War Memorial Dr in Peoria. the purpose of the event is to enhance the spiritual well being of breast cancer survivors in the process of recovery and for continual healing. The general public is welcomed. This concert of prayer will be surrounded by music provided by Sandy Maas, Southside Mission Youth in Motion Praise Dance ministry, The Heritage Ensemble, and many others. To learn more about Pray for the Cure, please call 309-676-4604.
Come enjoy a meal and listen to Timothy Freeze from Papua, New Guinea share about the work of Wycliffe - getting the Word of God into the heart language of people groups who do not yet have the Bible in their language. The banquet will be at the Four Points Sheraton in downtown Peoria on May 11th at 6:45pm. Tickets are complimentary and an offering will be taken to help with the cost of the meals. Please call Mark or Carol Hootman at 309-444-3103 to reserve a spot.
Come on the Spirit of Peoria for a gospel cruise featuring West & Kramer on May 12th. Tickets are $45 for adults and $22.50 for children ages 4-12. Ticket prices will cover the cost of both the concert and dinner. Boarding starts at 6:30pm and the cruise will run from 7-9:30pm. The Spirit of Peoria is located the Peoria Riverfront. Please call 309-637-8000 for reservations and more details.
The Highland Area Women's Connection invites all ladies to "Glean How to Clean" Brunch on May 14th from 9-10:30am, held at Farmers Restaurant & Bakery located at 15 Central Boulevard in Highland. Speaker Martha Heinhorst will share house cleaning tips from her own business experience and also share how she has overcome hearache, divorce, caner and found "Joy When Happiness is Gone." All area women are welcome. On-site complimentary childcare is available will advance notice. Reservations are required for the brunch and childcare. Cost for this event is $11, which includes the program and brunch buffett, payable at the door. For reservations, please call Sharon at 618-920-0008.
The Deer Creek Community Club is having a Plant Sale on May 18th from 8am-12pm. All of the proceeds from the sale will go towards purchasing new library books for the Deer Creek District Library. The Plant Sale will be held at the Deer Creek Mischler Park, located at the corner of Park Ave. and Main St. in Deer Creek. To find our more, please call 309-447-6724.
Parkway Mission Ministry is having a rummage sale on May 18th from 7am-12pm. Donations include items from A to Z! Most clothes and books are 25 cents each and many items are only 50 cents. There will also be a concession stand that will have donuts, hot dogs, chips, popcorn, soda and more. All funds raised will be used for local and non-local mission work. The sale will be held at Parkway Christian Church, found at 2700 Lindbergh Blvd. in Springfield. For more information, please contact the church at 217-787-3445.
Peoria Rescue Ministries for their annual Help the Homeless Clay Shoot
on June 6th! This event helps the needy in our area. This year's event
will include lunch and dessert, 5-stand and lfurry, clay shoot and
a live auction. Come for fun and fellowship and to make a difference
in our community! The cost is $250 for an individual, $1000 for a
5-person team, $125 for an individual under age 18, and $250 for a
station sponsor. Registration will begin at 11:30am on the day of,
or you can reigster by May 7th for $25 off. For more details or to
reigster, please call 309-676-6416.
Registration is now underway for the summer courses for The Gospel Institute. The Gospel Institute offers 3 hour classes once a week with rigorous study and intentional discipleship. Classes begin on Monday, June 10th and run through August 26th from 6-9pm at 7229 N Knoxville Ave in Peoria. For a complete listing of classes, please visit their website, www.peoriagospelinstitute.org. Contact Abby at 309-692-1755 for additional information.
The beautiful and historic downtown Elmwood will host the 25th annual Elmwood Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 1st. Besides strawberry pie, shortcake, pizza, sundaes and other strawberry delicacies, the day-long event will also have entertainment, craft booths and a car show. Some of the featured entertainment this year includes the Dancing Dogs and More Show, the Brown's Oakridge Zoo, the Rainbo Cloggers and Hashville recording artist, Chris Krause. So be sure to come out for a day full or family fun! To learn more about the festival, visit www.elmwoodil.com.