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July 2014


July 1st - 6th

Every Sunday evening from June through August 10th, come out to the Glen Oak Park Amphitheatre at 7pm to listen to great music presented by Peoria’s own Municipal Band, under the direction of Conductor David Vroman. All performances are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Glen Oak Park is located at 2218 N Prospect Rd in Peoria. To learn more about Sunday evenings in the park, please call 309-681-2854.

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be hosting a Family Fun Day! Join them for fire truck rides, firefighting fun, water slides, and free lunch! Family Fun Day will be held on July 4th from 10am-2pm. The Museum can be found at 403 W. 2nd St. in Rock Falls. To learn more, please call 815-622-9490.

"Parenting Together" is a class that provides parents with an open and safe place to gather and discuss issues that plague parents and their children. The group discussions will be based off Biblical principles; examples will be used to provide solutions to help families succeed in life. Jessica Nesby, a licensed social worker, will be facilitating the forum. The class will be held on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm at The Hub, located at 502 S Morris in Bloomington. For more information on joining this class, please call 309-242-0310.

July 7th - 20th

If you’re looking for a partner in your child’s education and a school to support your family’s Christian values, then mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 15th and Thursday, July 17th for Peoria Christian School’s two open houses! At PCS, students develop a biblical worldview, preparing them to impact the world for Christ, and compete academically on a collegiate level. PCS offers High School credit classes in Middle School, advanced placement classes & dual credit options in High School, plus a wide range of after-school activities, where your family’s Christian values will be supported. You can see all PCS has to offer at their Open House Tuesday June 15th from 7-9pm and/or Thursday July 17th from 7-9pm. To find out more about PCS, please call 309-686-4500.

American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter Chris Tomlin is in concert at the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on July 19th. His music includes, "White Flag," "Whom Shall I Fear," "God's Great Dance Floor," and many more songs that you know and love. Doors open at 6pm and tickets start at $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, you can call the US Cellular Coliseum Box Office at 309-434-2679.

July 21st - 31st

Get ready for this year’s Fathering Adventure’s Weekend! This Father & Son, Grandfather & Grandson, Uncle & Nephew adventure weekend will be July 25-27th. This weekend will give dads opportunities to speak biblical truths into the lives of their sons mixed with loads of fun and adventure. The adventure weekend will be held at beautiful Camp Maranatha, located in Ramsey, IL. To learn more about this exciting weekend, or to get signed up, please call 217-685-1726.

Bethany Community Church is announcing an extension to volunteer services to tornado affected homeowners, farmers, and businesses. As volunteers make themselves available, they hope to send teams on August 9, September 6, and September 20. Bethany Community Church would also like to announce Dumpster Day. On August 2, affected residents of Washington, Roanoke, East Peoria, and Pekin are invited to bring e-waste (computers, televisions, DVD players, etc.), tires, general waste, and vegetative waste to fill 7 different dumpsters on Bethany’s property at 27265 Dutch Lane. Dumpster Day will be from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No reservation required. Please bring proof of address. For more information, please call 309-573-2670.




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