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March 2015


March 1st - 8th

The Christian Centerís baseball & softball programs for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15 will begin registration on February 14th and continue until the leagues fill up. The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in the program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ! The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9th and running through mid July. You can register at The Christian Center, located at 4100 N Brandywine Dr in Peoria. There is a discounted fee if registered by March 17th. For more information, call The Christian Center at 309-685-4218.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month starting at Chillicothe Bible Church. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome! Each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting. Chillicothe Bible Church is located at 434 W Moffitt St in Chillicothe. To find out more, please call 309-274-6449.

St. Maryís School in Bloomington will be hosting itís Lenten Fish Fry on March 6th from 4:30-7:30pm. It will be all you can eat fish, potatoes, and green beans along with a drink and dessert. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 13 and under. St. Maryís School is located at 603 W Jackson St in Bloomington. To learn more, please call 309-827-8526.

Retreat to the "Rock" is an annual non-denominational Christian ladies retreat. This year it will be held on March 6th-7th at Starved Rock Lodge in Utica. The retreat offers Bible based teaching, a variety of workshops, praise and worship, a prayer room, warm fellowship, an abundance of delicious food and the wonderful ambiance and luxury of Starved Rock Lodge. Prices range from $55-$120. For more information or to reserve your spot, please call 815-343-4695.

March 9th - 23rd

Stop by the US Cellular Coliseum on March 15th at 10am for an indoor farmerís market! The Downtown Bloomington Association Farmersí Market is a producer-only market offering a wide array of farm products ó including vegetables, fruits, cheeses, pork, beef, free-range poultry and eggs, flowers, plants, herbs, and more grown and produced by the individual selling these items! The US Cellular Coliseum is located at 101 S Madison St in Bloomington. For more information, please call 309-829-9599.

Please join FCA for their Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet on March 23rd! Former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Andy Benes will be presenting. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America and focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Doors open at 5:15pm and the banquet starts at 6pm. For pricing information and to register, please call 309-643-1483 or visit

March 24th - 28th

Winter Jam 2015 is coming to the Peoria Civic Center on March 29th! Winter Jam is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music, plus worship and ministry, to encourage believers and share the good news with those who have yet to trust Christ. The concert will feature Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, For King & Country, Newsong, and Family Force 5. The cost is $10 at the door. Doors open at 5pm and the concert starts at 6pm. To learn more, please call 309-672-8900.

Pekin Township will serve an Easter Ham Dinner on April 4th to anyone who needs a meal. The dinner will be served from 11am-12:30pm at the Pekin Township Community Room, located at 420 Elizabeth St. The menu will feature ham, yams, green beans, rolls, dessert and coffee. Home deliveries are available for shut-ins and handicapped people in Pekin Township. Help is still needed to prepare, serve, clean up and to make deliveries for the dinner. If you would like more information about the Easter dinner, or would like to help, please call 309-346-3194.

Spirit and Truth Ministries is having a free clothing giveaway, along with their annual Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under on April 4th from 10am-1pm. There will be food, candy, games, an inflatable slide, story time, and pony rides as well. Spirit and Truth Ministries is located at 3519 Sheffield Rd in Springfield. For more information, please call 217-717-8170.





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