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August Events





The First Baptist Church of Pekin Cruise-In and Carnival will be held on August 12th from 11:30am-3pm. The Back to School Cruise-In/Carnival is a free event for all attendees. They will offer free hot dogs, chips, cookies, popcorn, water, tea, and lemonade. While the event is free, they do accept donations that will be used to support the Kids Hope program at the church. The church is located at 700 S Capitol St in Pekin. For more information, call 309-241-7185.



Join Peoria Rescue Ministries for their annual “Hope in Action” Golf Outing on August 14th! This year's event will include lunch & dessert, 18 holes of golf, a silent auction, awards & giveaways, and words from their clients. All of the funds from the golf outing go directly towards caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men, women, and children in our community. The outing will be held at Mt. Hawley Country Club. Registration begins at 11am and the entry fee is $145 per person. Learn more and register at



Chillicothe Christian Films will be hosting another free film at the Chillicothe Town Theatre on August 20th at 6:30pm. Join them for the film, “The Second Chance”. Doors open 6pm. The 2nd room, if necessary, will start about 6:45pm. Starring Michael W. Smith, the film is about two pastors, one from a wealthy parish in a predominantly white suburb, the other, the head of an inner-city church, must learn to bridge the gap between their different philosophies and their individual prejudices. Together they look for common ground through faith and fight to save one's struggling urban church and the people it serves. For more information, call 309-253-6947.



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.



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










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