Family Calendar & Concerts
Kicking Off Coats for Kids (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 7:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Johnson Automotive is Kicking Off Coats for Kids and will extend the opportunity from Wednesday, October 1st-Wednesday, December 31st. Johnson Automotive is collecting gently used coats for kids. Coats may be dropped off Monday thru Friday 7am until 6pm and Saturday 8am until 4pm at Johnson's, 601 W. Oak St in Fairbury. For more information please call or go online.
Where Moms Connect (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)
Circle of Moms (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Terre Haute, IN
Circle of Moms is a group of mothers who meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm at the World Gospel Church, 900 Gardendale Rd in Terre Haute IN. The vision of Circle of Moms is to strengthen relationships between mothers of all generations. Free Childcare is provided. Please see our fb group online. Look for Circle of Moms: Bridging Generations.
GEMS meeting (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single begins meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at the Windsor Rd Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road in Champaign. We provide motivating Bible messages, convenient location, free dinner, childcare for kids homework help for your kids and more every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6-7:45pm. Please call, email or go online for details.
Bethania Kids Dinner (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
A dinner event for Bethania Kids, which is an orphanage/school in India will take place on Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30pm at 1532 Orchard St in Yorkville. Bethania Kids homes are now dotted across India. There will be a casual dinner (where we will serve an authentic Indian meal) and a presentation on what Bethania Kids is all about. Please call or email to RSVP.
Beth Moore BIble Study (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, is hosting their Fall Bible Study on 1 & 2 Thessalonians by Beth Moore for nine weeks beginning Wednesday, October 1st from 6:30-8pm. The cost in $18 for the workbook and you can register by calling. Child Care for all ages provided. Please call or go online for more details.
Spanish Bible Study Group (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
West Frankfort, IL
Southpoint Church of God, 149 St Hwy 37 in West Frankfort, has added a Spanish Bible Study to the list of classes offered every Wednesday 7-8pm. The class is free and informal. Please call or go online for details.
Women of the Word Bible Study (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 9:00 am - 11:30 am)
Mom2Mom (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 9:02 am - 11:02 am)
The Vineyard Church, Sullivan Campus, 1805 South Hamilton in Sullivan, is hosting Mom2Mom which meets from 9-11am and continues on the 1st and 3rd Thursday throughout the school year. This ministry is for moms with children of all ages. Light breakfast will be served and childcare is available for a small fee. For more information, please email or call.
Moms By Faith (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)
Moms By Faith Fall Bible Study begins Thursday September 11th from 9:15-11:15am at Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 S. 95th St in Naperville. The study will be The Shelter of God's Promises, a12 week study with book and DVD series. There is no joining fee, but there is childcare for a small fee. Please go online for all the details or call the church.
Moms Together with Karen Ehman (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)
Moms Together will host Karen Ehman of Proverbs 31 Ministry to speak on the topic How to Let Go and Welcome God's Interruptions. The meetings will take place Thursday, October 2nd and October16th at 9:15am at the First Baptist Church, 3435 Keslinger Road in Geneva. Moms Together is a program created to affirm and encourage mothers of infants through elementary-age children. Please call or go online for details.
Moms Night Out (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
4Real Moms is hosting a Moms Night Out on Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm at the I Hotel and Conference Center 1900 S. First St in Champaign. The speaker will be Christine Leeb and their will be door prizes and more. The cost is $10. Please register.
Garage Sale Fundraiser (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 8:00 am - 8:00 pm)
The First Baptist Church, 1602 Prospect at Burwash in Savoy, Youth Mission Team will host a Garage Sale Fundraiser Thursday, October 2 - Saturday, October 4. Proceeds from the sale will go towards their mission trip to the Dominican Republic in the Summer of 2015. Hours for the sale are Thursday 6-9p, Friday 8a-9p and Saturday 8a-12p. Please call or go online for details.
Low Vision Fair (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Pace of East Central Illinois will be hosting a Low Vision Fairwith keynote speaker Dr. Ahmad Aref on Friday, October 3rd from 10am-2pm at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave in Champaign. The fair is open to any interested in learning about low vision and/or new technology. Please call or email for more details.
Veggie Tales LIVE (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Join the Vineyard Church, 1500 Lincoln Ave in Urbana, for Veggie Tales LIVE! The Silly Song Sing Along on Friday, October 3rd at 11am and 6pm. General admission tickets are $15 and Gold Circle meet and greet tickets are $25 and available online. Children 2 and under are free. For more details please call or go online.
Homecoming 2014 (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Join Blackburn College for our Carnival themed Homecoming 2014 on October 3rd-5th in Carlinville, IL. This is a family friendly event that all ages are able to participate in. The Carnival will be open on Friday the 3rd from 4-7pm and Saturday the 4th from 10am-7pm. Tickets for the carnival are available for purchase in the Bookstore located on Blackburn’s campus in the Demuzio Campus Center. For more details please call or email.
Race Against Racism 10K & 5K (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
The Race Against Racism is the YWCA's annual 5K and 10K run/walk event that allows the University of Illinois campus and the community to show its support for the YWCA's mission of eliminating racism. Our 10th Annual Race Against Racism will be held on Friday, October 3rd at 5pm, at the U of I Arboretum in Urbana. Register now online. Call for details.
The Great Pumpkin Giveaway (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Terre Haute, IN
Midwest Believer Church, Meadows Center in Terre Haute, will be hosting The Great Pumpkin Giveaway on Friday, October 3rd at 5:30pm. Children ages 4-12 are welcome to our church during the event to receive a free pumpkin, decorate the pumpkin and enjoy some fall goodies. For more information, please call.
Youth Game Night (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
Awana Clubs (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
Awana Bible Clubs are coming to the Freedom Baptist Church, 5140 Nettle School Rd in Morris, on October 3rd from 6:30-8pm. Awana Bible Clubs are for ages 3 years thru grade 8. Please call the church for more details.
Matthew West in concert (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
First Christian Church, 2106 South Main St in Jacksonville, is hosting Matthew West in concert on Friday October 3rd at 6:30pm. General Admission tickets are $20. This will be an interpretEd event. You can purchase your tickets at the church and Boyd Music. For more information, call.
Henry Cho in comedy concert (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Comedian Henry Cho will be in a comedy concert on Friday, October 3rd at 7pm at Calvary Church, 9 S 200 Rt 59 in Naperville. Comedian and host Karissa Ross will warm up the audience with her own version of Clean Comedy. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Tickets are $15 or $12 for groups of 10 or more before September 29th. Please call call or go online for details.
Phil DelRe speaking (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Phil DelRe will share his powerful testimony at an areawide teen service hosted by Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church, 651 W. Madison St. in Ottawa, on Friday, October 3rd from 7-9pm. The service will begin with worship and end with dinner. Please call or email for details.
Ladies' Night Out (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Ladies' Night Out at Alleluia! Lutheran Church, 4055 S. Book Rd in Naperville, on Friday, October 3rd from 7-10pm. The evening will have food, fun and live entertainment. This is a fundraiser for the upcoming Women's Retreat. Please call or go online for details.
Lutheran Marriage Encounter (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
The Lutheran Marriage Encounter will take place Friday and Saturday, October 3rd-4th in Peoria. This is a weekend for married couples to learn a positive way to communicate and to renew their love for one another. To register or for more information, please call or go online.
Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 7:00 am - 11:00 am)
The Vermilion Heights Christian Church, 725 Oakwood Ave in Danville, will host a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale on Saturday October 4th from 7-11am. For more information please call the church office or go online.
Wooly Worm Color 5K (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 7:30 am - 9:30 am)
The Wooly Worm Color 5K will take place on Saturday, October 4th and step off at 7:30am across the street from the Methodist Church in Camargo. This year’s race includes a color run and runners/walkers may choose whether or not to participate in the color aspect of the race. Proceeds benefit Playtime Cooperative Nursery School and Villa Grove Summer Rec. Register by September 26th to guarantee a long-sleeve t-shirt. The cost is $20 and registration and information are online.
When The Music Stops Conference (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Jeremy Wagner will be speaking at "When the Music Stops" a worship/music conference, targeting the spiritual needs of the musician. The conference will be Saturday, October 4th at The Life Center, 3000 College Avenue in Terre Haute. On Friday night October 3rd there will be a multi-church worship service and childcare will be provided for children through kindergarten age. For more details please call, email or go online.
I Still Do Conference (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
The First Baptist Church, 1650 West Rt. 6 in Morris, in hosting the simulcast of the "I Still Do" Marriage Conference being held in Washington DC on Saturday, October 4th beginning at 8am. This event is free. Please let us know you are coming by call. For more information, please go online.
2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Pancake Breakfast (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
On Saturday, October 4th, the 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will take place from 8am-Noon at the Marine Corps League located at 16th & Lafayette in Terre Haute. All proceeds go directly to Wounded Warrior Project for the benefit of our wounded service members and their families. The cost for breakfast is $5 and veterans are able to eat for free in honor of their service. There will also be a silent auction. For more information please call or email.
Annual 5K Beaverthon Paint Run (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)
Join Blackburn College for their Annual 5k Beaverthon Paint Run on Saturday, October 4th at 8am at the College in Carlinville, IL. Come get colorful with chalk at this 5K. Go on our website to purchase your tickets. Please call for details.
Women of Victory Conference (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
The Southern Baptist Church of Arthur is hosting the Women of Victory Conference on Saturday, October 4th beginning at 9am. The key note speakers are Leslie Davis, Sue Buttry and Gina Yoder. For more details, please call, email or go online.
Parenting Seminar with Boomer Roland (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 9:00 am - 2:30 pm)
Join The View Church, 1201 S. Giant City Rd in Carbondale, for a parenting seminar with Boomer Roland on Saturday, October 4th from 9am-2:30pm. Mr. Roland will speak on "Cooperation, Consequences and Keeping Your Sanity: Connect with your kids in a way that will change their hearts."This is a joint project of The View Church and the National Institute for Biblical Parenting. Lunch and childcare are included. The cost to register is only $20 per person and you can register online. Please call, email or go online for details.
Daughters of the King Women's Day of Renewal (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Join the 1st Baptist Church, 520 W. Mill St in Shelburn IN, on Saturday, October 4th from 9:30am - 12:30pm for the Daughters of the Kings Women's Day of Renewal. Dana James will be speaking and Melissa Melbourn and the Unity band will be playing. This event is free, no tickets required, and is open to any lady wanting to attend. Please call, email or go online for details.
125th Anniversary & Homecoming (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
The Lodge Church of God, 2168 Church St in Lodge, will be holding their 125th Anniversary and Homecoming over two weekends. Saturday and Sunday September 27th & 28th there will be a sing and Rev. Ervin Williams will be speaking. There will also be an ice cream social and a movie. Then Saturday and Sunday October 4th and 5th there will be Fish Fry, Gospel Sing with the Harvest City Boys and Jeremiah Gregory speaking with a pot luck dinner afterwards. Please call or email for details.
The Cancer Killers Makeover (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Dr. Charles Majors will be speaking at the Cancer Killers Makoever on Saturday, December 4th at 11am at Community Christian Church, 129 Commercial Dr. in Yorkville. A portion of the proceeds will benifit Madi Beetham. Madi has been diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. For tickets, please go online.
2nd Annual Run & Remember (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
The Hospice of the Wabash Valley is hosting the 2nd Annual Run and Remember On Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 am at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Vigo County IN. This event consists of a10K run, 5K walk or run, and a “fun” walk or run for people of all ages. The cost to participate in the 10K is $30.00, 5K is $25.00, and the fun run is $10.00. To register or for more information, please call or go online.
Block Party (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Bonnie Church of God, 225 S. Johnson Ave in Bonnie, is hosting a Block Party on Saturday, October 4th from Noon-3pm. All the games, inflatables food, giveaways and fun are free. For details please call or email.
Bark for Life (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
Join the American Cancer Society for Bark for Life on Saturday, October 4th at 2pm in Dodds Park, across from Parkland in Champaign. This is a Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly event to raise funds to find cures for human cancers. Event proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Pre-event Online registration is $25. Onsite registration day-of is $35. One well-mannered dog per capable handler. All dogs must be leashed and have current vaccinations. Please go online for details.
Camp Carew Auction (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
Camp Carew in Carbondale will be hosting a silent auction on Saturday, October 4th at 3pm with dinner at 4:30pm and live auction at 5:30pm at 303 Hidden Bay Rd in Makanda. For a list of items, please go online. Call or email for more information.
Prayer Summit (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Springfield Prayer Summit will be held on, Saturday, October 4th at 5pm at the American Red Cross, 1045 Outer Park Drive in Springfield. The Prayer Summit is for Pastors, Elders, Overseers, Bishops, Priests, Sisters & Ministers to pray for Springfield and the surrounding areas. For more information please call, email or go online.
4th Annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Saturday, October 4th at 5pm join the vWhite Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the 4th Annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser. The cost is $50 per person and the registration deadline is September 27th. To register please go online or call.
Jermaine Bollinger & Point 5 in concert (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Youth of First Free Will Baptist Church, 2709 N. 27th St in Decatur, are hosting Jermaine Bollinger and Point 5 Saturday, October 4th from 5-9pm. This is an outdoor event with concessions. Tickets are $10 and group rates are provided. Please call for details.
Just Fabulous Event (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Just Fab~U~lous is an Event for 10-20 year old girls at the Jasper County Community Center, 1401 Clayton Ave in Newton on Saturday, October 4th beginning at 6pm. Jessica Youngblood will share her testimony and the girls will receive pampering treatment. The event is completely free. Please check our facebook page for more details.
John & Dawn Ashford (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Bethel House of Refuge is hosting John and Dawn Ashford and they will share highlights from serving as missionaries in Haiti for over fifteen years on Saturday, October 4th at 7pm at Living Word Omega Message Church, 1202 N Lombard (Hwy 47), Mahomet, IL. Please call or email for details.