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The 40 Days Peoria Prayer Vigil will be starting up on September 28th. People will be gathering to pray outside the abortion clinic located at 7405 N University St in Peoria. They will be praying daily from 7am-7pm starting on the 28th and running through November 6th. There will be signs available to hold or walk with. The aim is to have people praying in support of life, all 40 days, 12 hours a day.



The Knights of Columbus Spalding Council will have a benefit fish fry for

Central Illinois Right to Life from 5-7pm on September 30th at the K of C Hall, located at 7403 N. Radnor Road in Peoria. Catfish, chicken, cod and shrimp will be offered along with side dishes. CIRTL will conduct a baked goods sale at the event. Cost is $10 per person or $5 for a one-piece filet for a child.



The central Illinois portion of the National Life Chain will be linked from 2-3pm on Sunday, October 2nd, on sidewalks along University Street. The Peoria Life Chain, characterized by silent prayer, will stretch from the citys abortion clinic at 7405 N. University, to the Metro Centre. Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing for one hour, praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. Signs will be distributed at the center of the Life Chain at the corner of University and Northmoor near Richwoods High School and St. Vincent de Paul Grade School starting at around 2pm. Church groups are encouraged to sign up earlier to fill blocks along the route by calling Dan Smith at 691-3611. For more information, view



The Morton Annual Community Prayer Breakfast will be held on October 12th from 6-8am. This year's guest speaker is nationally syndicated commentator Cal Thomas. The event sponsor is the Christian Business Mens Connection. The prayer breakfast will take place at Embassy Suites Banquet Center in East Peoria. To find out more, please visit



Groveland Bible Church would like to invite the community to their Family Fall Festival on October 15th at 4pm. There will be bonfire, hotdogs, a hayrack ride, smores, and much more! Groveland Bible Church is located at 5324 E Queenwood in Groveland. To learn more, please visit



The 42nd annual Mayor's Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette on October 20th at 6:30am. Michael Franzese, former mob boss of the Colombo crime family in New York, will be the guest speaker. Michael Franzese is the only high-ranking official of a major crime family to ever walk away, without protective custody, and survive. In addition to Michael Franzese, there will be great music, food, and fellowship. Please come and bring friends and coworkers. Tickets are $35 each or a table of ten is $350. You can register and pay online at




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