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September Events





The 44th Annual Mayor’s Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held on September 6th at 6:30am at the Peoria Civic Center. This year’s featured speaker will be retired amateur boxer and pro wrestler, Marc Mero. Tickets are $35 each or $350 for a table of 10. Purchase tickets at or 685-1725.



On September 9th at 6pm, Glad Tidings Assembly of God in East Peoria will present, “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames.” This live, evangelistic drama presents people with the reality of eternity and gives them the opportunity to accept Christ. This program is a great opportunity to bring friends who haven't heard the Gospel. Childcare and kids programs will be available for children in fifth grade and younger. To find out more, call 309-694-4433.



Calvary Baptist Bible Church will be hosting a “New to Homeschooling” meeting on September 13th at 7pm. This event is for anyone new to home education or considering beginning the home school journey. There will be a presentation time followed by a Q&A time. The church is located at 2200 W Nebraska in Peoria. For more information about the meeting, call 309-673-6872.



Barry Ward, a western vocalist and cowboy songwriter from Eureka, Kansas will be performing on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm at the Community Ice Cream Social on the town square in Metamora. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of inspirational music. A group of singers from Zion Baptist Church in Peoria will also be performing and a love offering will be received. For more information contact Ron Bachman at 678-5973 or visit



From September 26th to November 4th, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. To find out more about this year’s 40 Days for Life or to sign up, visit



Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center is holding their annual fundraising Life Banquet on September 27th at 6:30pm. This year’s speaker is Janet Parshall.  She is the host and executive producer of “In The Market with Janet Parshall”. Throughout her career, Janet has been an advocate of the principles and policies that strengthen the family. The banquet will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. There is no cost to attend this event due to the generosity of their underwriters but advanced reservations are required. To reserve your spot call 309-454-5433 or visit



Community Bible Study (CBS) invites men, women and children to a 30 week study of Romans. The CBS mission is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all.  Come study Paul's letter to the Romans clearly presenting the many facets of God’s amazing grace available to all, because all have sinned.  Class will meet on Thursdays at Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria September 6 - May 9 from 7-8:30pm. Cost is $35 for adults and $10 for teens and below. To find out more, visit



Every Sunday, "Disciple Bible Outreach Ministry" facilitates a Bible Study inside the Pekin Federal Prison. In September they will start another study. They will again meet with the men inside the prison from 1:30 - 3:30 every Sunday afternoon. This fall they will also meet with the women in the Federal Workcamp from 6-8 every Sunday evening. They are in desperate need of people that are willing to join them as facilitators for these studies.  If they get a big enough team, no-one needs to feel the pressure of being there every single Sunday. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please call Howard Woolard at 217-433-2208.



Northwest United Methodist Church invites you to join them in addressing & discussing the impact of addiction on the Peoria area in a 4-part series about addiction and recovery, led by area professionals who specialize in this field. Meetings will be held every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm in September. The church is located at 3800 War Memorial Dr in Peoria.

For questions about the event, please feel free to contact Pastor Kim Dancey at 309-692-0421.











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