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July 2015


Cedar Hills Baptist Church is hosting their 4th annual FREE Clothing Shop on July 11th at 9am. The community is invited to shop for back-to-school clothing, school supplies, baby items and more, as well as enjoy food and drinks, all free of charge. If anyone would like to donate children's clothing, large baby items, or school supplies ahead of time, they may drop off items at the church or call for a pick up. The church is located at 12716 N Allen Rd in Dunlap. For more information, please call 309-243-7686.

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be open for tours each Saturday from now through the end of October. Bring the family or a friend and tour the museum! Displayed are antique local fire engines, historic pictures, antiques, and firefighting tools and memorabilia. Kids young and old will enjoy the history! Admission is free but donations are accepted. The Fire Museum is located at 403 W 2nd St in Rock Falls. For more information, please call 815-622-9490.

St. Mark's Childcare and Preschool is accepting registration for 3 and 4 year old preschool. Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot! Childcare openings are also available in their 2 and 3 year old daycare classrooms. St. Mark’s is located at 200 S Main in Washington. To find out more, please call 309-444-4686.

The Christian Center's soccer registration is currently underway for ages 5-18. The season runs from August 24th-October 3rd. The cost is $50 per participant, with discounts available for multiple participants from the same family. The cost goes up to $60 after July 29th, so register now! Forms and league information is available at For more information or any questions, please call 309-685-4218.

The Apostolic Christian Nursing Home in Eureka is hosting a Family Fun Day on July 17th from 10am-12:30pm. Join them for games, prizes, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatable slide, hot dogs, hamburger sliders, chips, ice cream and lemonade. The entire event is free. The nursing home is located at 601 W. Cruger Ave in Eureka. To learn more, you can call 309-467-2311.

First Baptist Church is having a free Block Party on July 25th from 4-8pm. They will have inflatable bounce houses, an obstacle course, giant slides, small inflatable for kids, cotton candy, snow cones, food, games and more. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. First Baptist Church can be located at 1113 Peoria St in Washington. If you have questions feel free to call the church office at 309-444-4559.

Shawn Degenhart & the GospelFest Singers & Choir will be putting on a performance on July 25th at Five Points Washington. The concert starts at 7pm, but doors open at 6pm. Special guests include Allison Speer & Ben Waites. There is no cost to attend. For more information, please call 309-444-8222.

It is time for the 17th annual Opening the School Year in Prayer Meeting in Bloomington/Normal. This year's meeting will be held on August 3rd at 7pm at Eastview Christian Church, which is located at North 1500 Airport Rd in Normal. The meeting is open to the public. This prayer meeting originated in 1999 after the tragic shootings at the school in Littleton, Colorado. They pray for safety in our schools, for the students, teachers, administrators and all school employees. To find out more, you can call 309-451-5000.

Hey Mitch McVicker fans! Mark your calendar now for a great evening of family fun and spiritual entertainment. Mitch McVicker will be recording his live DVD at the Morton High School Bertha Frank Auditorium on August 9th at 6pm. Mitch will be featuring some of his new music from his most recent CD and his other great albums. Order your tickets online from or call toll free at 1-800-965-9324. There will be a limited number of seats available so call or order now! The Morton High School Bertha Frank Auditorium is located at 350 N Illinois in Morton.

Peoria Heights Congregational Church will present "Carry Me" and "Pushing Back the Dark" artist, Josh Wilson in a free outdoor concert on August 29th. It all starts at 5pm with the church praise band, followed by the music of Josh Wilson! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join in the fun at Tower Park across from the church in Peoria Heights. A free-will offering will be collected during the concert, and food and drink will be available for purchase, too! To learn more, please call 309-685-7649.







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