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September Events




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September 18, 2017



Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center invites you to their annual fundraising Life Banquet. The banquet will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington on September 21st at 7pm. This year's speaker is Jill Savage, founder and director of Hearts at Home. Jill is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She has an inspiring life and family message. There is no cost to attend this event, but advanced registrations are required. To reserve your spot, visit or call 309-454-5433.



The 15th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind will be 7:30m on September 30th at the Peoria RiverPlex. The Walk for the Mind is a one-mile walk along the riverfront that promotes awareness of brain tumors. The Walk is a way to unite the survivors and their families as well as to remember those we have lost to brain tumors. The Walk also raises funds for brain tumor research at the University Of IL College Of Medicine at Peoria in hopes of a suitable treatment or a cure. The entry fee is $20 for adults, kids age 10 and under are $10, and brain cancer survivors are free. For more information, go to



Come to Northwoods Community Church on October 7th for a special Operation Christmas Child event! You will get to meet Livia Young who received an OCC shoebox as an orphan in Romania.  She will share her story of how God used that box to change her life and you’ll hear about the incredible ministry of OCC that sees a child accept Jesus every 25 seconds! You’ll also learn how you can pack shoeboxes and bless children and grow the Kingdom. The event will be held from 10-11:30am. Northwoods Community Church is located at 10700 N Allen Rd in Peoria.



Menno Haven Camp & Retreat Center is hosting a 4 on 4 Volleyball Tournament on October 21st at 9am. Registration is $50 for a team of 4 and $10 for each additional person, up to 6 on a team. You must be 16 years or older to play and each team must play with at least 1 female on the court. Each team is guaranteed to play at least 2 matches. Menno Haven will provide lunch and snacks for team members. The winning team will receive a $50 gift certificate towards a Menno Haven program for each playing team member. Go to to register. If you have questions, you can email or call 815-646-4344. 









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