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October 2014


October 1st - 9th

"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.

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this years Father Daughter Purity ball. Please drop off current in- style clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting exciting event. Questions? Call 309-685-4218.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet from 6-8pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at Chillicothe Bible Church, located at 434 W Moffit St in Chillicothe. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome--no waiting list! Registration for the year is $25, each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting. Have questions? Contact Chris at 309-274-6449.

The Central Illinois portion of the National Life Chain will be linked from 2:30-3:30pm on Sunday, October 5th. This will be the 25th year that the Peoria-area pro-lifers have formed their Life Chain. The Peoria Life Chain, characterized by silent prayer, will stretch from the cityís abortion clinic at 7405 N University, past churches and schools, to the Metro Centre. Signs will be distributed at the center of the Life Chain at the corner of University and Northmoor near Richwoods High School starting at around 2pm. Church groups are encouraged to sign up earlier to fill blocks along the route. To sign your church up or to get more details, call Dan Smith at 309-691-3611.


October 10th - 25th

Loving Shepherd Ministries is holding a benefit auction with proceeds to help vulnerable children in Haiti and Ethiopia reach their God-given potential. The auction will be held on October 17th at Five Points Washington, located at 360 N Wilmor Rd in Washington. Dinner will be held from 5:30-7pm. A silent auction will begin at 5:30pm followed by a live auction at 6:30pm. To learn more about this event, or to donate items to the auction, please call Dennis at 815-419-8693.

Apostolic Christian Skylines is having a Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 18 at the Peoria Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall located on Rt. 150 past Grand Prairie Mall. The dinner starts at 4:30pm and a silent & live auction will follow. The funds will go towards remodeling of the assisted living area at Apostolic Christian Skylines which provides housing for nursing care, assisted living, apartments, & independent elderly living. For more information on the auction, please contact Pam at 309-256-5151.

St. Monica's Ladies Guild is sponsoring Holiday Happenings, a Craft and Bake Sale on October 25th from 9am-2pm. Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning and lunch will be served in the afternoon. Crafters will be displaying crocheted items, handmade paper crafts, cards, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Miche purses with removable liners, quilts, shirts, scented soaps, soy wax melts, and many Christmas items. Lots of baked goods, apple pies, and breads will be available as well. Holiday Happenings will be held at 303 Campanile Dr. in East Peoria. For more information call Pat at 309-396-4896.

October 26th- 31st

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween from 5-7pm in the school parking lot. Trunk or Treat is an event where several cars converge in a parking lot, open their trunks and hand out treats for children. In keeping with the Christian atmosphere, all treats will be labeled with an appropriate Christian message. Trinity Lutheran is located at 515 S MacArthur in Springfield. To find out more, please call 217-899-4199.

The Christian Center is once again thrilled to host the Father-Daughter Purity Ball. They hope you will join them as they encourage young women to commit to moral purity and help them understand the beautiful and righteous life God offers them. This year it will be held on November 1st at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette in downtown Peoria. The event is open to all girls, ages 12 and up. You can download a registration form at The cost is $60 per person. The price includes dinner, dessert, two 5x7 photos per family, a white rose, and a special gift for each daughter. A suit/sport coat is required. This yearís guest speaker is Rachel Lee Carter. After hearing Godís call on her life to return to the modeling industry as a professional, Christian model, she began using this platform to share the love of Jesus Christ within the fashion industry and at womenís and youth conferences nationwide. For more information on this exciting event, please call the Christian Center at 309-685-4218.

Come out for the Bradley soccer "Faith and Family Fun Night" at Shea Stadium! The Braves will take on Drake, and there will be live music entertainment at half-time by GreenHouseEFX, plus bounce houses for the kids! The game is on November 7th and starts at 7pm. Shea Stadium is located at 1523 W Nebraska Ave in Peoria. For ticket prices and more information, please call the Bradley Athletics Ticket Office at 309-677-2625.





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