Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Dec 14, 2014 - Sat. Dec 20, 2014
December 2014

Fri. Dec 19, 2014

MOPS/MOPS Next (Fri. Dec 19, 2014 8:45 am - 10:45 am)

Ignite Christian Church, 301 S. Broadway in Coal City, is beginning Mothers of Preschoolers and MOPS Next. MOPS Next includes mothers with children of any school age. MOPS and MOPS Next meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 8:45am. Child care is provided. Please call, email or go online for details.

International Christmas Dinner (Fri. Dec 19, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will be hosting an International Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 19th at 6pm. People from all nations are invited to bring a dish to share and join in the celebration. This event is held in the cafe and their will be an activity for children. Please call or go online for details

 

Love Beyond Blood presented (Fri. Dec 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Star Theater, 17 N. Main St in Villa Grove, along with Soul Giving Records and Creative Dramatics Workshop have come together to present "Love Beyond Blood" Friday-Sunday, December 12th-14th and 19th-21st. Friday and Saturday show times are 7pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $5 and $7 and reservations can be made by calling or emailing.

The Story presented (Fri. Dec 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

1st Christian Church, 455 W. Southmor Rd in Morris, will present "The Story" a Christmas Event on Friday-Sunday, December 19th-21st at 7pm each evening. General admission tickets are $2 and can be purchased at the church office or by calling. 

Drive-Thru Living Nativity (Fri. Dec 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Faith World Outreach Church, 1280 S. Route 59 in Bartlett, will host a Drive-thru Live Nativity on Friday, December 19th from 7-8:30pm. This is free to the public. There will also be cookies and warm beverages. For more details, please call or go online.

One Bethlehem Night presented (Fri. Dec 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Hillsboro Free Methodist Church , 1400 Seymour Ave in Hillsboro, will be performing "One Bethlehem Night" on Friday and Saturday December 19th & 20th at 7pm. There is not charge for this event. The Musical will be followed by a dessert reception each night. For more information please call or email.

The Carpenter's Son Ballet (Fri. Dec 19, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts will present The Carpenter's Son Ballet on Friday & Saturday, December 19th & 20th at 7pm at Lincoln Way East High School Performing Arts Center, 201 Colorado Ave in Frankfort. Please call or go online for tickets and details.

Sat. Dec 20, 2014

Prayer Task Force Meeting (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Champaign County National Day of Prayer Task Force will hold its monthly breakfast and  prayer meeting on Saturday, December 20th at 9am at Denny’s Restaurant, 702 West Town Center Boulevard in Champaign. The December 2014 Community of the Month Prayer Focus is the village of Savoy. For more information please call.

 

Giftmart (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

This year, the East Aurora Giftmarts will be held on December 20 from 10:00AM to 1PM at Brady and Bardwell Elementary Schools and will also benefit the families whose children attend Rollins, Krug and Beaupre Elementary Schools. Joliet Giftmarts will take place on December 13 at Isaac Singleton and Sator Sanchez Elementary Schools and will also benefit the families whose children attend AO Marshall Elementary School. For more details, please call or go online.

Christmas Concert (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Harpists Molly Madden and Chen-Yu Huang perform popular Christmas songs paired with Christmas readings from the Bible at the Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavillion Room A-B, on Saturday, December 20th at 2pm. The event is free with a suggested donation of $2 per person. For details please go online.

Christmas Revealed presented (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Life Church, 2105 N. Bowman Ave in Danville, will present Christmas Revealed on Saturday and Sunday, December 20th at 4 & 5:45pm and the 21st 9 & 10:45am. For details, please call.

Christmas Services (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Calvary Church, 9s200 State Route 59 in Naperville, will host Christmas Services on Saturday and Sunday, December 20th and 21st will be a Classic Christmas Concert. The Christmas Eve Services will be held at 3 & 5pm on Wednesday, December 24th. For Details, please call or go online. 

Live Nativity (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Life Church, Rt 45 South in Gilman, will host a Live Nativity on Saturday, December 20th at 6pm. For details please call. 

Behold The Lamb Of God presented (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

First Christian Church, 1875 W. US Hwy 40 in Brazil, will present Behold The Lamb Of God on Saturday and Sunday, December 20th and 21st at 6pm each evening. The is no cost to this event. Please call or go online for details.

The Christ Event (Sat. Dec 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Community of Faith Church, 5208 Meadowland Pkwy in Marion, will host The Christ Event on Saturday and Sunday, December 20th & 21st from 6-9pm. This is an outdoor multi-scene live Nativity presentation and is absolutely free. For details please call or go online. 

 

Sun. Dec 21, 2014

The Secret of Snowflake County presented (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 10:15 am - 11:45 am)

Bible Baptist Church, 4001 W. Kirby Ave in Champaign will present "The Secret of Snowflake County" on Sunday December 21st at 10:15am. This is a free event. For details please call or go online.

Christmas Nativity Play (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Calvary Baptist Church, 130 Raines Dr in White Hall, will present a Christmas Nativity Play with music on Sunday, December 21st at 10:30am. For more details, please call, email or go online.

 

O Holy Night presented (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 10:40 am - 12:10 pm)

Parkway Church of the Nazarene, 2701 Faries Pkwy in Decatur, will host "O Holy Night" on Sunday, December 21st at 10:40am. It is presented by the Praise Choir and there is no charge for the event. For more information, please call. 

 

The Christmas Shoes (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 10:45 am - 12:45 pm)

Rantoul Church of the Nazarene, 603 E. Grove St in Rantoul, will be performing The Christmas Shoes Musical Sunday, December 21st at 10:45am. There is no cost to this event. For more details please call or email.

Christmon’s Service (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Temple Baptist Church, 1100 Broadmoor Drive in Champaign, will host a Chrstmon's Service on Saturday, December 20th at 11am. For details, please call or go online.

Madrigal Celebration (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Madrigal Society of Southern Illinois will present a Madrigal Celebration of Christmas with classical & modern Christmas carols on Sunday, December 21st at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church, 315 W. South St in Pinckneyville. Please call or email for details.

Messiah Sing-along (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

On Sunday, December 21st at 3pm musicians of the Fox Valley Orchestra will host a Messiah Sing-along at the Fine Arts Center, 1201 Main St in Batavia. For details please call or go online.

March to The Manger (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Join the First United Methodist Church, 201 W. North Street in Decatur, for the March to the Manger on Sunday, December 21st at 4pm featuring guest soloist Christine Brewer. Through beautiful music, reading of scripture, and simple drama, the Christmas story will be re-told. The service if free. For details please call or go online.

Darin Troglia in concert (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Muncie Baptist Church, 205 Main St in Muncie, will host Darin Troglia in a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 21st at 6pm. There is no cost to this event. For more details, please call or go online.

Healing Rooms Prayer (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will host Healing Rooms, a ministry of prayer on Sunday, December 21st from 6:30-8pm. Each person who attends will receive prayer and encouragement. For details, please call or email.

The Story presented (Sun. Dec 21, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

1st Christian Church, 455 W. Southmor Rd in Morris, will present "The Story" a Christmas Event on Friday-Sunday, December 19th-21st at 7pm each evening. General admission tickets are $2 and can be purchased at the church office or by calling. 

Tue. Dec 23, 2014

Christmas Eve Eve Service (Tue. Dec 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Village Christian Church, meeting at Minooka Junior High School, 333 W. McEvilley Rd in Minooka, will host a Christmas Eve Eve Service on Tuesday, December 23rd at 7pm. Please call or go online for details.

Christmas Candlelight Service (Tue. Dec 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Apostolic Life Church, 2107 High Cross Rd in Urbana, will host a Christmas Candlelight Service on Tuesday, December 23rd at 7pm. For details, please call or go online. 

Wed. Dec 24, 2014

Kicking Off Coats for Kids (Wed. Dec 24, 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.

Christmas Eve Services (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

New Life Church, 3205 Cannonball Trail in Yorkville, will conclude the dramatic Message Series, "An Unexpected Christmas" on Wednesday, December 24th at 3, 4 and 5pm. For more details about this Christmas Eve Service, please call or go online.

Christmas Eve Services (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

First Baptist Church at Savoy, 1602 Prospect in Savoy, will host Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 4 & 6pm on Wednesday, December 24th. The theme will be “I’m Still With You – Love, God”. Our Christmas Eve offering will be split between Restoration Urban Ministries and the Salvation Army Canteen Run. For more details please call or go online.

Christmas Eve Services (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

First Baptist Church, 7110 State Route 162 in Maryville, will hold Christmas Eve Services on Wednesday, December 24th at 4 & 6pm. There is no cost to this event. For more information please call or go online.

 

Christmas Eve Service (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm)

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, will hold 2 Christmas Eve services at 3 & 4:45pm on Wednesday, December 24th. Please go online for details.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

The Christian Church, 131 Yaeger Lake Trail in Litchfield, will host the annual Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday, December 24th at 5pm. This service is open to the public. For more details please call or go online.

Christmas Services (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Calvary Church, 9s200 State Route 59 in Naperville, will host Christmas Services on Saturday and Sunday, December 20th and 21st will be a Classic Christmas Concert. The Christmas Eve Services will be held at 3 & 5pm on Wednesday, December 24th. For Details, please call or go online. 

Live Nativity (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Life Church, Rt 45 South in Gilman, will host a Live Nativity on Wednesday, December 24th at 5pm. For details please call. 

Christmas Eve Service (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Maryland Community Church, 4700 S. State Rd 46 in Terre Haute, has 3 Christmas Eve Services on Wednesday, December 24th at 4, 6 and 8pm. Please go online for details.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

The First Baptist Church, 301 S Jefferson in Robinson will host a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Wednesday, December 24 at 6pm. For details please call or go online. 

Christmas Eve Service (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Benson Chapel United Methodist Church, 721 6th St in Covington IN, will host a Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday, December 24th at 7pm. Please go online for details. 

Christmas Eve Barn Service (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake, 4N928 Brown Rd in Wasco, will host a Christmas Eve Barn Service at 7pm on December 24th. The service lasts 30 minutes, so dress appropriately. Coffee and hot cocoa are served, hay bales are our seats and appropriate for all ages. Please go online for details.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Ignite Christian Church, 301 S Broadway St in Coal City will host a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Wednesday, December 24th at 7pm. For details, please call, email or go online.

Christmas Eve Candle Light Service (Wed. Dec 24, 2014 10:00 pm - Thu. Dec 25, 2014 12:00 am)

Berean Christian Church, 1530 Illinois Ave in Murphysboro, will be holding their annual Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve, December 24th at 10pm. The service is open to the community For more information contact Berean Christian Church from 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday or visit our website.

Thu. Dec 25, 2014

5th Annual Community Christmas Dinner (Thu. Dec 25, 2014 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

The First Christian Church, 3601 S. Staley Rd in Champaign, will host a sit-down Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 25th at 1pm. This event is completely free to anyone in the community. Reservations must be made by calling. Transportation is available. For more information, please call or go online. 

 

Wed. Dec 31, 2014

Noon Day Drop Celebration (Wed. Dec 31, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

The Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St in Champaign, will host the Annual Noon Day Balloon Drop Celebration on Wednesday, December 31st beginning at 11am. The Noon Day Drop includes craft activities, music, crazy hats, noise makers, a countdown to the big event, and a drop of more than 4000 balloons at the strike of noon. Admission cost is $6 for members, $8 nonmembers, or a family 4-pack for $28. Please go online for details.

 

New Years Eve Communion (Wed. Dec 31, 2014 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Berean Christian Church, 1530 Illinois Ave in Murphysboro, will open its doors on December 31st from 1-6pm for a time of quiet reflection and communion. An Elder from the church will be present to serve communion and address prayer needs. For details please call or go online.

 

New Year's Eve Worship & Party (Wed. Dec 31, 2014 6:00 pm - Thu. Jan 1, 2015 12:00 am)

The First Baptist Church, 410 W 3rd St North in Mt. Olive, will host a New Year's Eve Worship Service and Party on Wednesday, December 31st beginning at 6pm with worship. The party starts at 7pm. For details please call.

New Years Eve Communion (Wed. Dec 31, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join New Life Church, US Hwy 40 in Terre Haute, for a New Years Eve Communion Service on Wednesday, December 31st fro 6:30-8pm. For details please go online.

Songs for the Decades (Wed. Dec 31, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The CU CHORALE will perform "Songs for the Decades" on Wednesday, December 31st at 7pm at the Virginia Theatre on Park St in Champaign. For tickets or details, please go online.

New Year's Eve Service & Party (Wed. Dec 31, 2014 7:00 pm - Thu. Jan 1, 2015 12:00 am)

Apostolic Life Church, 2107 High Cross Rd in Urbana, will host a New Year's Eve Service and Party beginning at 7pm on Wednesday, December 31st. Immediately following service will be a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in the Fellowship Hall. If you are interested in being a part of the Talent Show, please call to sign up. For more details, please go online.