Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Oct 26, 2014 - Sat. Nov 1, 2014
November 2014

Sat. Nov 1, 2014

Holiday Walk (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

The Holiday Walk on Arbor Drive will be held Saturday, November 1st from 9am-2pm at First Baptist Church, 1320 Arbor Drive in Decatur.There will be vendors and baked goods available. Lunch will be served from 11am-1pm. Please call or go online for details. 

 

Come as You Are Women's Conference (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Sorento Assembly of God Church, 303 S. Hill in Sorento, will be hosting the Come as You Are Women's Conference on Saturday, November 1st from 9am-2pm. This free conference will include breakfast and lunch. Registration is recommended and that is possible by calling or emailing. Please call or email for more details.

Fall Craft Fair (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Eastside Church of Christ, 4025 College Ave in Terre Haute, will host a Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9am. There will be homemade craft items as well as vendors. Lunch will also be served for $4 per person. All proceeds go to benefit Camp Wabashi. For more details please call or email.

Prayer Drive Thru (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church, 4212 Broadway in Mt. Vernon, will be holding a Prayer Drive Thru at the corner the church is on on Saturday, November 1st at 10am. The church body will be praying for those in need. For more details, please call, email or go online.

Nuno Felted Scarves (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

On Saturday, November 1st from 1-4pm, the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, will be hosting the Nuno Felted Scarves seminar with Debby Green speaking. The cost is $100 which includes materials, use of equipment, meals and refreshments. The registration deadline is October 24th. Please call or go online for details.

Chicken & Noodles Dinner (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:07 pm - 6:37 pm)

Savoy United Methodist Church, 3002 Old Church Road in Savoy, will host a Chicken & Noodles Dinner on Saturday, November 1 from 4:30-7pm. The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and 5 and under free. Portion of the proceeds to UMCOR'S Liberia Ebola Response fund. For more details please call or go online.

Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road in Batavia, will host a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Saturday, November 1st beginning at 4:30pm. The proceeds will benefit Prison Ministry/Voice of Hope Behind the Wall. For more information please call or email.

Family Fall Harvest Festival (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Children's Ministry of the First Church of God, 1225 Montgomery Dr in Charleston, will host the 9th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 1st at 5:30pm. This is a free community event with many kid friendly activities, food and fall fun. For more details please call or email.

 

Harvest Moon Trivia Night (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm)

Eastern Area Cursillo Community is hosting the first annual Harvest Moon Trivia Night on November 1st at the High School of St. Thomas More, 3901 North Mattis in Champaign. The doors open at 5:45 and the cost is $100 for a table of 6 to 8 people. There will be silent and live auctions. Please call or email for more details.

Wayward Son in concert (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Wayward Son will be in concert Saturday, November 1st from 6:30-8pm at The Meeting Grounds, 1400 S 6th St in Terre Haute. Please call or go online for details.
 

Sandi Patty in concert (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Sandi Patty will be in concert Saturday, November 1st at 7pm at the Centennial Chapel on Olivet University campus, 1 University Ave in Bourbonnais. Ticket costs are $34.95, $24.95 and $19.95, based on seat location. For more details please call or go online.

 

Sun. Nov 2, 2014

Orphan Sunday (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

Gospel Life Church, 1006 New Lenox Rd in Joliet, will celebrate Orphan Sunday on Sunday, October 2nd at 9:30 and 10:45am. This year's theme is "Fostering for Hope". Dan Lerro and Pastor Ryan McCammack will speak. At 6:00PM there will be desserts and a panel discussion with individuals and families who have fostered. For details please call, email or go online.

Allison Speer in concert (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 10:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Allison Speer will be in concert at West Side Missionary Baptist Church, 2900 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Mount Vernon, on Sunday, November 2nd at 10:30am. The concert is free and love offering will be received. For details please call or go online.

BLAST Ministry (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The BLAST event is for children age 3 years old to 5th grade and will be happening Sunday, November 2nd from 5-7pm at the First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St in Champaign. You may join your child or drop them off and it is free. A registration form must be filled out for first time joiners. 

YoungLife Fall Banquet (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Champaign/Urban YoungLife Fall Banquet will be held on Sunday, November 2nd at 5:30pm at Champaign Country Club in Champaign. There will be a complimentary dinner and an up close look at how YoungLife is impacting the lives of hundreds of local teenagers. For details please call or go online.

I Stand Sunday Simulcast (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Eastside Church of Christ, 4025 College Ave in Terre Haute, is hosting a live webcast of "I Stand Sunday" hosted by Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council, on Sunday, November 2nd. At 5:30 we will be having a meal in our fellowship hall, at 6:30 we will be moving into our auditorium to pray, and at 7 the live webcast is scheduled to begin.  It is expected to last 90 minutes. For more details please go online.

Remedy Drive in concert (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Remedy Drive will be in concert Sunday, November 2nd at 6pm at Little Galilee Christian Camp in Clinton IL. Ticket sales will benefit As Our Own, a Chicago based charity that rescues enslaved children in India. For tickets please go online or call.

Nabeel Qureshi speaking (Sun. Nov 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Nabeel Qureshi's will be speaking in a live simulcast at the World Gospel Church, 900 Gardendale Rd in Terre Haute on Sunday, November 2nd at 7pm. The topic will be Seeking Allah, Finding: a dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity. For more details please call or go online.

 

Tue. Nov 4, 2014

MOPS (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Our MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. at the Free Methodist Church, 1367 Hwy 140 in Greenville, from 9am-11am. Childcare is provided. For more information please call or email.

Special Blessings Support Group (Tue. Nov 4, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Decatur Area Special Blessings Support Group will be meeting Tuesday, November 4th from 6-7:30pm at First Christian Church, 3350 N. MacArthur Rd in Decatur. This is a support group for those caring for someone with special needs. Siblings and caregivers are also invited to attend. The meetings are the first Tuesday of each month and a play area and open gym will be available for children in attendance. Please call or email. 

Wed. Nov 5, 2014

Around the World Wednesdays (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

The Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St in Urbana, is hosting Around the World Wednesdays for children and their parents. Every Wednesday from October 8th-November 5th there will be culturally based crafts and activities from 9:30am-Noon. A donation of $2 is suggested. For more information, please call or go online. 

Where Moms Connect (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Cross Lutheran Church, 8609 Rt 47 in Yorkville, hosts Where Moms Connect on the first and third Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm. For details, please go online or call.

Circle of Moms (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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. Nov 5, 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.

 

Dr. Rob Rienow speaking on Teens (Wed. Nov 5, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Samaritan Center is hosting Dr. Rob Rienow on Wednesday, November 5th from 7-8:30pm at the Good Shepherd Church, 1310 Shepherd Drive in Naperville. The topic Dr. Rienow will speak on is "Spiritually Healthy Teens...What Parents Can Do to Help". There is no charge to this event, but RSVP's are necessary. Please call or go online to respond or with questions. 

 

Thu. Nov 6, 2014

Mom2Mom (Thu. Nov 6, 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 Together with Jeff Helton (Thu. Nov 6, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)

The West Campus of the 1st Baptist Church, 3435 Keslinger Rd in Geneva will host Moms Together with Jeff Helton on Thursdays, November 6th and 20th from 9:15-11:15am. The topic will be "Building the Character of our Children". Childcare is available for a small fee and you must be preregistered. For more details, please call or go online.

Moms By Faith (Thu. Nov 6, 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. 

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty Concert (Thu. Nov 6, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty is a 5-location tour event series featuring local talent along with the music of our Special Guest the Jon Henninger Band and For His Glory. Thursday, November 6th at 6pm the tour will be at the Community of Faith Church, 5208 Meadowland Pkwy in Marion. The events will be family-friendly, with free admission and parking. A love offering will be received to go to Operation Hope's Liberia Ebola Response Campaign. Please call or go online for details.

Mommy Classes-Baby Blues (Thu. Nov 6, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

4Real Moms is sponsoring a free Mommy class entitled "Baby Blues:What No One Ever Told You About Being a Mom" on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm at the Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green St in Urbana. The speaker will be Christine Leeb. Please call or go online for details.

 

Fri. Nov 7, 2014

MOPS/MOPS Next (Fri. Nov 7, 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.

Bazaar in a Jar and Gift Baskets (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 9:00 am - 7:00 pm)

First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St in Champaign, will host the Bazaar in a Jar and gift Baskets Too on Friday and Saturday, November 7th 9am-7pm and 8th from 8am-Noon. There will also be a Silent Auction. For details please call or 

 

Christmas Bazaar and More (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The "For the Love of Adlai J" Christmas Bazaar and More will be held Friday-Sunday, November 7th-9th at the Coles County Fairgrounds, 575 W Lincoln Ave in Charleston. The purpose of the Bazaar is to raise funds to help families who have lost a child. There is still time to get space for Friday, 4-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-3pm. Please call with questions.

Spaghetti Supper (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Benson Chapel United Methodist Church, 7114 W. US Hwy 136 in Covington, will be hosting a spaghetti supper on Friday, November 7th from 5-8pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, children 10 and under are free and are dine in or carry out. Please call for more information.

Vendor & Craft Fair Fundraiser (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Solid Rock Chapel, 1213 E Jackson in Sullivan IL, will host a Vendor & Craft Fair Fundraiser on Friday, November 7th at 5pm. The proceeds will go to support the Nicaragua Mission Trip. For more details please call.

Marriage Summit (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

GEMS of Naperville will host the Marriage Summit Friday & Saturday, November 7th and 8th at the church, 1451 Raymond Drive in Naperville. There are several different packaged deals offered. Please call or email for more details or to register.

Holiday Vendor Show (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

There will be a Holiday Bunco and Vendor Show to benefit "Easter Seals Holiday Buddy Party" on Friday, November 7th at 6pm. Admission is $5 per person. This event will take place at VFW Cantigny Post 367, 826 Horseshow Dr in Joliet. For more information, please go online to our facebook page.

Christmas Craft Show (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Mt. Zion Convention Center, 1400 Village Parkway in Mt. Zion, will host the Christmas Craft Show on Friday and Saturday, November 7th from 7-9pm and Saturday, November 8th from 9am-3pm. Please call or go online for details.

Girls Night Out with Suzette Brawner (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The West Campus of the 1st Baptist Church, 3435 Keslinger Rd in Geneva, is hosting a Girls Night Out with Suzette Brawner, on Friday November 7th at 7pm. Real Life Real World will be the topic for the night. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the night kicks off at 7pm.  The ticket cost is $5 and you can register on the website. For more details, please call.

Marriage Encounter (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Assembly of God Marriage Encounter will be held Friday-Sunday, November 7th-9th at the Courtyard Marriott, 7676 East State Road in Rockford. It's not a retreat, it's not a seminar-it's one of a kind-just like your marriage. For details or registration please call, email or go online.

Ray VanderLann speaking (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

First Christian Church, 455 W. Southmor Rd in Morris, will welcome Ray VanderLann on Friday and Saturday, November 7th and 8th. On Friday, doors will open at 6pm with the event at 7pm. On Saturday, a continental breakfast will begin at 8am and teaching at 9am. After lunch the event will conclude at 4pm. The cost for this event is $35 and tickets will be available after September 15th. Please visit the website for registration and schedule or call the church for details.

Ashley Cleveland in concert (Fri. Nov 7, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Ashley Cleveland will be in concert at New Hope Church, 5100 W. 115th St in Alsip, on Friday, November 7th at 7:30pm.  Doors open at 7pm. Advance tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. For more info or tickets call the church.

Sat. Nov 8, 2014

IF:Gathering (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

The IF:Gathering will be happening on Saturday, November 8th beginning at 8am at the Connexion Church, 2915 Townway Rd in Danville. The IF event is free but we are suggesting a $10 dollar donation at the door. Those involved are preparing for the IF:Gathering Live event happening in Texas in February. For more details please call, email or go to the facebook page.

 

Fisher 5K Run/Walk (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

The first Annual Fisher Bunnies 5K event is taking place on Saturday, November 8th at 8am inside Kellar Field in Fisher. While promoting community wellness, the funds raised will go towards Fisher Athletics. Please go online for details or to register. 

Urbana's Holiday Market (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Urbana will host the Holiday Market every Saturday, November 8 to December 20 from 8am-1pm at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana. This is a farmers market with a twist, seasonal produce, baked goods, artisan crafts and much more. For details or information please go online or call. 

Light of the World Retreat (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

St Patrick Parish, 406 Walnut in Yorkville, will host the Light of the World Retreat Saturday-Monday, November 8th-10th. Services will be held each day, Saturday 8am-8:30pm, Sunday 7:45am-7:30pm and Monday 6:30-9:30pm. For more details please call or go to the website.

VBS.2 (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

First United Methodist Church, 201 W North Street in Decatur, will host VBS.2 on Saturday, November 8th at 9am. Children (pre-school - 5th grade) will spend the day exploring how to serve God. Lunch is included. Please register by November 7th. For more details please call or go online.

Overwhelmed Conference with Lori Bultemeier (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Calvary Methodist Church, 1700 N. Towanda Ave in Normal, will host the "Overwhelmed...by Life or by God" Conference on Saturday, November 8th from 9am-3:30pm.  The key note speaker will be Rev. Lori Bultemeier. The cost of the event is $20 and will include a continental breakfast and box lunch. Registration is requested by November 3rd online. If you have any further questions, please email.

 

Post Prom Dress Resale Fundraiser (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Carlinville High School, 202 E Main St in Carlinville, will host a Post Prom Dress Resale Fundraiser on Saturday, November 8th from 9am-2pm. Donate a dress on Friday, November 7th from 6-7pm or Saturday from 8-8:45am and set the price. For more details please call. 

Fall Craft and Vendor Show (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Grace Christian Academy, 2499 Waldron Rd in Kankakee, will host a Fall Craft and Vendor show on Saturday, November 8th from 9am-3pm. Many handmade items from local artisans and vendors will be available. There will also be activities for the kids, too. Please call or go online for details.

 

Grieving Gracefully Seminar (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Join the Sisters of Providence for the Grieving Gracefully Seminar on Saturday, November 8th from 9am-3pm at the Providence Hall Conference Room, 1 Sisters of Providence in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Sister Connie Kramer will be leading. The cost is $35, which include lunch. Reservations are needed by November 1st. Please call or go online to make reservations or for details.

Shop for a Purpose Event (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

The "Shop for a Purpose Event" will take place Saturday, November 8th from 10am-4pm and the Vault Event Venue, 101 S. Main St in Sullivan IN. This will be an open house to support ministries around the world that fight human trafficking. For more details please call or go online. 

Small Flock Chicken Care (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Saturday, will be hosting the Small Flock Chicken Care Seminar on Saturday, November 8th from 1-5pm. Robyn Morton will be speaking and the cost is $25. Registration deadline for this event is October 31st. For details or to register, please call or go online.

Wayward Son in concert (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Family Worship Center of the Wabash Valley, 8157N CR 425W in Brazil, will host Wayward Son in a praise and worship concert on Saturday November 8th from 2-3:30pm. Please call or go online for details.

 

Mitch Fleming and Misty Appleby Fundraising Concert (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Mitch Fleming and Misty Appleby will be in concert after a fundraising dinner at Atwood First Baptist Church, 231 N. Illinois in Atwood on Saturday, November 8 at 3pm. Funds raised will go towards the work to be done in an upcoming missions trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tickets are $10 and for dinner and concert or $5 for concert only.  Please call to reserve your tickets or for more details. 

Fundraising Dinner (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Faith Reformed Church, 2400 Waldron Rd in Kankakee, will be hosting a Spaghetti Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, November 8th from 4-6:30pm. All proceeds raised will help families afford school uniforms for their children. A coupon for $10 off will be provided to families who need financial assistance to purchase the required school uniforms. More information is available on our church Facebook page.

Dinner and Music (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church is sponsoring Dinner & Music on Saturday, November 8th from 4-7pm at Malfunction Junction, 15155 1700th Rd in Chrisman. Dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The music is free. All proceeds go to benefit the church missions and activities. For more information please call.

Annual Banquet Fundraiser (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Under His Wings Maternity Home and Ministry for Women & Children is holding the 14th Annual Banquet on Saturday, November 8th beginning at 4:30pm at Marquette Academy in Ottawa. All funds raised with go to run the ministry. Social hour begins at 4:30 with dinner at 6:00. The tickets are $20 each and they will not be sold at the door. For details and tickets, please call or email.

Special Needs Parents Night Out (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Friendship Baptist Church, 15801 Rt 59 in Plainfield, will host a Parent Night Out for parents of children with special needs on Saturday, November 8th at 6pm. Children will be in the care of experienced, trained, patient and Godly adults. For more information or to RSVP, please call or visit our website.

Aviation Fundraising Gala (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Aviation in Illinois will host the 2014 Fundraising Drive with a raffle and gala dinner on Saturday, November 8th at 6pm at Linden Banquet Facility, 224 W. Wheat Ave in Rantoul. The keynote speaker will be Simine Short. All proceeds will go toward expanding our educational offerings, preserving our artifact and archive collections, and developing new programs and events. To purchase tickets, or with questions please call or go online. 

Ashley Cleveland in concert (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Ashley Cleveland will be in concert at Crossbridge Community Church, 4161 Columbus St. in Ottawa, on Saturday, November 8th at 7pm and sponsored by Celebrate Recovery. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling the church office or you can purchase them at the door. Please call or go online for details.

Sun. Nov 9, 2014

Military Appreciation Day Ceremony (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 US Hwy 40 in Casey, will host a Military Appreciation Day Ceremony on Sunday, November 9th at 10am. Military veterans from all branches of service will be honored. There will be a special wreath ceremony performed near the flagpole to honor the fallen and recently deceased veterans. A lunch will be served after the service. Please call or email for details.

Run with the Mustangs Fundraiser (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

"Run with the Mustangs" is a family friendly tailgate fundraiser hosted by Yorkville Christian High School, 1213 S Bridge St (Rt 47) in Yorkville, on Sunday November 9th from 3-5pm. The cost is a $10 donation per person. For more information, please call or go online.

Aaron Pelsue Band (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Lake Ridge Christian Church, 122 E. Steidl Rd in Paris will host Aaron Pelsue Band on Sunday, November 9th at 10:30am and 5pm. Both events are free. For more details please call or email.

Heroin is for Real (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

St. John's UCC Midway, 7456 Lake St in Moro, will host a free informational meeting on substance abuse on Sunday, November 9th from 6-8pm. Guest speakers include certified professional drug counselor and previous drug users. Dessert and coffee following the meeting. For more information, please call.

One Conference (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Freedom Reigns in Christ Church, US Rt 40 in St. Elmo, is hosting the One Conference, Friday-Sunday November 9th-11th, each night at 6:30-8pm. The conference will focus on Church Unity. Please call or go online for details.

Selah, Mark Schultz & Tyrus Morgan in concert (Sun. Nov 9, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Selah, Mark Schultz & Tyrus Morgan will be in concert on Sunday, November 9th at 7pm at Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N. Main Street in Decatur. Tickets are available and cost $20 for Premium Seating and $15 for Regular Seating and can be obtained online. For more information please call the church.

Tue. Nov 11, 2014

Mom2Mom (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month beginning September 9th at 9am. Mom2Mom is a group for moms with children of all ages. Childcare and breakfast provided for a small fee. Please call or go online for details.

Home Buyers Seminar (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Prospective home buyers and sellers will have an opportunity to interact with professionals from the real estate industry on Tuesday, November 11th at 10am at Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A, 200 West Green St in Champaign. For more information, please call or email.

Veteran's Day Ceremony (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

St. John's Lutheran School, 509 S. Mattis Ave in Champaign, will host a Veteran's Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11th at 10:30am. We will gather for a time of reflection on what veterans have done for our country. Please check in at the school office on the day of the event For more information, contact the school by phone.  

Blood Drive (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle in Coal City, will host a Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 11th from 3-7pm. Please call the church to reserve your preferred donation time. All donors will be entered into a drawing. All student donors from ages 17-21 can enter for a chance to win scholarship. Please call for details.

Baby Bingo Fundraiser (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Friends of Andrew and Corlene are hosting a Baby Bingo Shower on Tuesday, November 11th at 6pm at the Jewett Community Center, 806 Adams Street in Jewett. Advance tickets are being sold now for $20, this buys you 8 games of Bingo and dinner. Tickets at the door are $25. For details please call or email.

One Conference (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Freedom Reigns in Christ Church, US Rt 40 in St. Elmo, is hosting the One Conference, Friday-Sunday November 9th-11th, each night at 6:30-8pm. The conference will focus on Church Unity. Please call or go online for details.

MOPS Meetings (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

St. Mary's, 301 St. Mary's St in Minooka, is hosting a MOPS group and they are  looking for moms who want to be the best mom she can be. We the 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month from 6:30-8:30pm. Baby sitting is provided if needed. Please call or go online for details.

Taizé prayer (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods host the monthly ecumenical Taize prayer service held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on the second Tuesday of every month in 2014. Please call or go online for details.

Wed. Nov 12, 2014

Kicking Off Coats for Kids (Wed. Nov 12, 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.

Thu. Nov 13, 2014

MOPS (Thu. Nov 13, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join other ladies for a new Mothers of Preschoolers group at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 701 Lions Rd in Sandwich IL. They will be meeting the second and last Thursday of the month from 9-11am. Childcare will be provided. For more information, please call or find us on facebook.

 

Moms By Faith (Thu. Nov 13, 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. 

Mom2Mom (Thu. Nov 13, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)

The Vineyard Church will be hosting Mom2Mom the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 9:15-11:15 at the Sangaman Valley Christian Center 200 W Washington St in Mahomet. Please call or check out our facebook page for details.

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty Concert (Thu. Nov 13, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty is a 5-location tour event series featuring local talent along with the music of our Special Guest the Jon Henninger Band and For His Glory. Thursday, November 13th at 6pm the tour will be at the New Horizon United Methodist Church, 2002 W. Bloomington Rd in Champaign. The events will be family-friendly, with free admission and parking. A love offering will be received to go to Operation Hope's Liberia Ebola Response Campaign. Please call or go online for details.

Fri. Nov 14, 2014

MOPS (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 9:00 am - 11:30 am)

New Life, 500 Gougar Rd in New Lenox,  MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) are taking registration for another year. The theme is "Be You Bravely"and our first meeting is Friday, September 12th. We meet 2 Fridays per month from 9-11:30am. Registration is $25 and annual dues is $90 (paid in two payments). Scholarships are available. Check out our website for more information or call or email.

Answers in Genesis Presentations (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

The Danville Area Community College Powerhouse Campus Ministry will host an Answers in Genesis Presentation on Friday, November 11th at 2:30 and 3:30pm. Bob Gillespie will be the guest speaker at the Bremer Theater, Danville Area Community College,  East Main St in Danville. There is no cost to this event. For more information please call, email or go online.

 

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty Concert (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty is a 5-location tour event series featuring local talent along with the music of our Special Guest the Jon Henninger Band and For His Glory. Friday, November 14th at 6pm the tour will be at the United Methodist Church, 210 South Main St in Shiloh. The events will be family-friendly, with free admission and parking. A love offering will be received to go to Operation Hope's Liberia Ebola Response Campaign. Please call or go online for details.

Princess with a Purpose Royal Retreat (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

GT Church, 500 S. 27th St in Decatur, will host the Princess with a Purpose Royal Retreat on Friday, November 14th beginning at 6pm. This event is for little ladies and they may dress up as your favorite princess or come as they are. The cost is $5 per ticket and t-shirts are available to purchase for $10 each. Please register online or call for details.

Family Driven Faith Conference (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Cornerstone Christian Academy, 22017 E 1200 North Rd in Downs, is hosting the Family Driven Faith Conference Friday and Saturday, November 14th and 15th. Voddie Baucham, the author of Family Driven Faith will speak. Seating is limited so register early. Childcare is not provided, but children are welcome. For details, please call or go online.

 

Solid Reasons Conference (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Grace Church of DuPage, 27W344 Galusha Ave in Warrenville, will host the Solid Reasons' Faith + Reasons Conference with Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Dr. Daryle Worley, Dr. Paul Nelson, Fellow and many more Friday and Saturday, November 14th and 15th. For tickets or more information please go online.

Generation Next Conference (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Generation Next Conference will take place Friday-Sunday, November 14th-16th at Kingdom Come Ministries, 321 E. Leafland in Decatur. Special guest will be Evangelist Bridgett Wright, Jon Johnson, Nue Breed, and more. This event is open to all ages. For more information, please call. 

Al & Andi Tauber speaking (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Al and Andi Tauber of Emmaus Ministries, will be sharing stories of men who have resorted to selling themselves to survive on Friday, November 14th at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church St in Champaign. Stories from the Streets ~ Going Home is suitable for highschool age and up. There will be a question and answer session afterward. For more details, please call or go online.

Marriage Encounter (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Assembly of God Marriage Encounter will take place Friday-Sunday, November 14th-16th at the Holiday Inn and Suites East Peoria. It's not a retreat, it's not a seminar-it's one of a kind-just like your marriage. For details or registration, please call, email or go online.

Shuree in concert (Fri. Nov 14, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Shuree will be in concert Friday, November 14th at 7pm at The Compass Church, 95th St Campus, 2244 95th St in Naperville. This will be a CD release party for Shuree's latest album. The cost is $10 and includes her new cd. Tickets  are available online.

Sat. Nov 15, 2014

4th Annual Craft and Vendor Show (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

The 4th Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Show will take place on Saturday, November 15th from 8am-2pm at the First Baptist Church, 157 W. Jackson in Virden. The proceeds will benefit North Mac Mom’s Group. Not only will there be several craft and vendor booths, a bake sale, but there will also be gift baskets available. For more information, please call the church or go online for details.

 

Turkey Trot for Technology (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Sandwich Community School District will host the Turkey Trot for Technology on Saturday, November 15th with registration at 8am and stepping off at 9am. The Trot is a 5K and 1 mile walk/run used to raise funds for the science department and will be held at Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St in Sandwich. For more information, please call or go online to register.

Holiday Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan in Champaign, is holding its 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 15th from 9am-2pm. There will be vendors and homemade items. Admission is free of charge. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For more information please call or go online.

 

Fall Vendor Fair (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Good Shepherd Church, 25 Alexander Circle in Romeoville, will host a Fall Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 15th beginning at 9am. Please check our website for a list of vendors and call for more details.

Hope's Holiday Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Hope's Holiday Craft and Vendor Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 15th from 9am-3pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 305 E. Black Road in Shorewood. Many homemade crafts and vendors will be available. Please call or go online for details. Please call or go online for details.

Holiday Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Covington Elementary School, 1110 7th St in Covington, will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 15th from 9am-3pm. .There will be over 70 vendors and breakfast and lunch will be served. For details please call, email or go online.

Monthly Breakfast & Prayer Meeting (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Champaign County National Day of Prayer Task Force will hold its Monthly Breakfast & Prayer Meeting on Saturday, November 15th at 9am at Denny’s Restaurant, 702 West Town Center Boulevard in Champaign. The November 2014 “Community of the Month” Prayer Focus is the Village of Sidney. Please call for details.

Breakfast with Santa (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Christmas in the Village with a Breakfast with Santa at Mt. Zion Convention Center in Mt. Zion on Saturday, September 15th at 9am. There will be games, a secret surprise, story telling by Patty Wilson and more. Please call or go online for details.

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty Pregame Concert (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty is a 5-location tour event series featuring local talent along with the music of our Special Guest the Jon Henninger Band and For His Glory. Saturday, November 15th from 11am-2pm the tour will be at the pregame tailgate Southern Illinois University Carbondale Illinois- Northwest area outside of Saluki Football Stadium look for the stage. The events will be family-friendly, with free admission. A love offering will be received to go to Operation Hope's Liberia Ebola Response Campaign. Please call or go online for details. 

Family Portraits Offered (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 11:00 am - 5:00 pm)

HelpProtrait will be offering free Christmas Portraits for the whole family on Saturday, November 15th beginning at 11am at the Wheaton Christian Center, Aurora Campus, 161 S. Linconlyway; Suite 309 in North Aurora. No appointments necessary and portraits will be taken by professional photographers. Call or go online with questions.

 

Christmas Dinner Fundraiser (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5353 Ryanne Marie Ln in Terre Haute, is hosting a Christmas Dinner & Missions Fundraiser on Saturday, November 15th at 5:30pm. All proceeds benefits 14th & Chestnut, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Mt Top Mission in Haiti and many more. Tickets are $30.00 for one or $55.00 for two. There will be silent and live auctions. Ticket sales end on November 7th, please call for tickets.

Brush Arbor Youth Night (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy 148 S in Christopher, IL will host a Brush Arbor Youth Night on Saturday, November 15th at 6:30pm. Jacob Gray and Brad Sloan will speak. Music will be by Worthing 10s. This event is a culmination of 2 weeks of meeting from Friday October 31st-November 14th. For more information please call.

Denial 3 in concert (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Denial 3 will be in concert with the Music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Saturday, November 15th at 7pm at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, 800 Tower Square Plaza in Marion. Call for ticket information.

For King & Country in concert (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

For King & Country will be in concert on Saturday, November 15th at 7pm at Lifechangers International, 2500 Beverly Rd in Hoffman Estates. They will perform You Matter:The Tour. Tickets are $13 for general admission and VIP tickets are also available for an extra fee. Call for details or go online for tickets.

 

Sun. Nov 16, 2014

Tea Party and Ice Skating Event (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

 

Springfield Figure Skating Club is hosting An American Ice Princess & Her Doll Tea Party and Ice Skating Event on Sunday, November 16th from 1:30-3:30pm at Nelson Center Ice Arena, 1601 N. 5th St. in Springfield. The cost is $15 per ticket in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets please email.

 

 

Michael Jr. comedy concert (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Michael Jr will be performing in a comedy concert on Sunday, November 16th at 6pm at the First Baptist Church, 7110 State Rt. 162 in Maryville.The opening act Jason Earls. Ticket prices are General Admission - $18, Group General Admission - $15 for groups of 10 or more, VIP - $30 for the best 100 seats and a meet and greet with Michael Jr. at 5pm and General Admission - $20 for tickets purchased on the day of the concert. Please go online to purchase tickets or for more information. 

 

Generation Next Conference (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Generation Next Conference will take place Friday-Sunday, November 14th-16th at Kingdom Come Ministries, 321 E. Leafland in Decatur. Special guest will be Evangelist Bridgett Wright, Jon Johnson, Nue Breed, and more. This event is open to all ages. For more information, please call. 

Joyce Gitano speaking (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 10:00 pm - Mon. Nov 17, 2014 12:00 am)

New Beginnings Christian Church, 925 N. SR 47 in Gibson city, Illinois will be hosting guest speaker Joyce Sunday, November 16th at 10am. Please call the church for details.

Mon. Nov 17, 2014

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Mon. Nov 17, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, the main drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Mon. Nov 17, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Sharon United Methodist Church, 4363 W. Center St in Decatur, a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

Tue. Nov 18, 2014

MOPS (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Our MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. at the Free Methodist Church, 1367 Hwy 140 in Greenville, from 9am-11am. Childcare is provided. For more information please call or email.

Advent by Candlelight Event (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Women of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1 Bachrach Ct in Decatur, will host the My True Love-Advent by Candlelight Event on Tuesday, November 18th at 6pm. This evening is filled with the sights and sounds of the season. There is no charge for this event but a ticket is required and they are available on a first come, first serve basis beginning October 18th by calling. Childcare is available in our nursery. Learn more by visiting us online.

Single Moms Ministry (Tue. Nov 18, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church of Urbana, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, is hosting the The Single Mom Ministry "In His Hands". This is a new ministry for single moms of all ages and stages. In His Hands meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm for dinner and for encouragement. Children attending childcare will have dinner provided. Childcare is provided at no cost but pre-registration is required. For details or to register, please go online.

Wed. Nov 19, 2014

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Wed. Nov 19, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, the main drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Wed. Nov 19, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Sharon United Methodist Church, 4363 W. Center St in Decatur, a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

GEMS meeting (Wed. Nov 19, 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.

Thu. Nov 20, 2014

Mom2Mom (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Vineyard Church, Sullivan Campus, 1805 South Hamilton in Sullivan, is hosting Mom2Mom beginning Thursday, Sept 18th 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.

M.O.M.S (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Mahomet MOMS are for mothers of children birth to kindergarten and the meetings are on the first and third Thursday of the month with the exception of December 11th from 9-11am at Grace Church, Oak St in Mahomet. Please call or go online for more details.

Moms Together with Jeff Helton (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)

The West Campus of the 1st Baptist Church, 3435 Keslinger Rd in Geneva will host Moms Together with Jeff Helton on Thursdays, November 6th and 20th from 9:15-11:15am. The topic will be "Building the Character of our Children". Childcare is available for a small fee and you must be preregistered. For more details, please call or go online.

Thin Mint Variety/Talent Show (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

The Women's Business Council of Champaign County will hold the Thin Mint Thursday Variety/Talent Show on Thursday, November 20th beginning at 5;30pm at the Fluid Events Center, 601 N. Country Fair Dr in Champaign. All proceeds will benefit Girl Scouts. There will be silent auction items and vendors. Then C-U's Got Talent Competition will take place with acts no longer than 3 minutes and cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place. This will be followed by Headline Acts. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and can be purchased at the Fluid Events Center. Please call or go online for details.

Pampering Ladies Night Out (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 101 Church St in Sadorus, for a fundraiser kick off party for Ladies to benefit the Noah's Ark Preschool on Friday, November 20th at 6pm. There will be free facials, massages and reflexology, but registration is required.There will be many vendors available as well. For more information please call or email. 

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty Concert (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Operation Hope-Tour of Duty is a 5-location tour event series featuring local talent along with the music of our Special Guest the Jon Henninger Band and For His Glory. Thursday, November 20th at 6pm the tour will be at the First United Methodist Church,  2941 S. Koke Mill Rd in Springfield. The events will be family-friendly, with free admission. A love offering will be received to go to Operation Hope's Liberia Ebola Response Campaign. Please call or go online for details. 

Open Mic Night (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Center will host a free Thanksgiving Dinner and Open Mic Night for Teens on Friday, November 20th at 6:30pm at The Hub, 1303 Schoolhouse Road in New Lenox. The Center meets Thursdays at 6:30pm provides a safe hangout for area teens. For more details, please call, email or go online.

Fri. Nov 21, 2014

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, the main drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

 

MOPS/MOPS Next (Fri. Nov 21, 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.

GEMS Meeting with Tara Beth Leach (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

GEMS (Godly Encouragement for Moms) is hosting guest speaker Tara Beth Leach at the meeting on Friday, November 21st at 9am at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1451 Raymond Dr in Naperville. Her topic will be "Journey Through Athens:  The Dark Side and the Bright Side of Social Media". There will be a breakfast and childcare is available but advanced registration is required. The childcare deadline is November 14th. The cost is $5 for ladies and $5/child with a childcare family maximum of $15, with advance registration. Walk-Ins welcome for $7. Please see our website or e-mail for questions.  

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Sharon United Methodist Church, 4363 W. Center St in Decatur, a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

Youth Group Lock-in (Fri. Nov 21, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Grace Pointe Plainfield Youth Group is hosting a youth Lock-in on Friday, November 21st beginning at 7pm at Grace Pointe Church, 14210 S. Rt 30 in Plainfield. The cost is $20 for entry, snacks, and games. For details or more information please call or go online.

Sat. Nov 22, 2014

Fall Craft Show (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

St Patrick School, 407 E Eldorado in Decatur, will host the Fall Craft Show on Saturday, November 22nd 8am-3pm. There will be a visit from Santa from 10a-2p with photo opportunity. Please call the school or go online for details..

Holiday Market (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 101 S. Sixth Ave in St. Charles, will host the Abundant Blessings Holiday Market on Saturday, November 22nd from 9am-2pm. There will be 2 floors of Artisans, Crafters, Preferred Vendors, Silent Auction, Fresh Floral & Pine, Holiday Cookie Walk and more. Admission is free and proceeds from the sale benefit missions. Please call or go online for details.

Upward Sports™ Registration (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The 2015 season of Upward Sports™ Basketball & Cheerleading at First Baptist Church Maryville has opened registration. The basketball and cheerleading is for boys and girls grades K - 4. The cost is $70 per child through December 6  and $80 per child after. Registration is currently online. Evaluations are Saturday November 22nd or December 6th. Games begin Saturday, January 16th and will be held at First Baptist Church,  7110 State Rt. 162 in Maryville. For more information or to register, please call or go online. 

 

Family Night (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Joy Assembly, 214 N. Main in Stonington, will be hosting a family night on Saturday, November 22nd at 5pm. There will be a Hotdog and Chili Dinner followed by Christian music. There is no charge for this event. Please call for details.

Dueling Piano Christmas Show (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Sav-Mor Pharmacy Presents The First Dueling Piano Christmas Show on Saturday, November 22nd from 6-9pm beginning with a Family Friendly Dinner at the Mt. Zion Convention Center, 1400 Mt. Zion Pkwy in Mt. Zion. The cost is $20 for anyone 11 and up and $10 for 10 and under. Please call or go online for tickets or details. 

The Ball Brothers Christmas Concert (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Ball Brothers will present a Christmas Concert on Saturday, November 22nd at 7pm at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center, 114 N. Lafayette St. in Mt. Pulaski. The doors will open at 6pm and a love offering will be accepted. Please call or go online for details.

Sun. Nov 23, 2014

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, the main drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

 

We are Leo in concert (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

WE ARE LEO will be in concert on Sunday, November 23rd at 8:30 & 10:30am at the Calvary Temple Church, 2100 N. 6 1/2 St in Terre Haute. For more details, please call or go online. 

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Sharon United Methodist Church, 4363 W. Center St in Decatur, a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox donations, Monday-Monday, November 17th-24th. For information on your closest collection site and what to put in a shoebox go to the Samaritans Purse website.You can also build a shoebox through an online tool offering a personalized and convenient way to send a gift to a child in one of the hardest-to-reach countries. Most questions can be answered online. For further information please call or email.

Bonnie Keen in concert (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Bonnie Keen will be ministering in concert on Sunday, November 23rd at 10am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 N. Sunnyslope St in West Frankfort. Not only will Bonnie be singing, but she will also be speaking as well. Please call or go online for details.

 

Stone Soup Luncheon (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)

Faith United Methodist Church, 5395 Westview Lane in Lisle, will host the Stone Soup Luncheon on Sunday, November 23rd at Noon. The event is free and donations will be accepted. Please call or go online for details.

Huntley Brown in concert (Sun. Nov 23, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Huntley Brown will be in a Thanksgiving Concert at the Mendota Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merwin Dr in Mendota, on November 23rd at 4pm.  A free-will offering will be received. The concert is sponsored by L.I.F.E. Connections.  For more information or directions please call.

Thu. Nov 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Worship (Thu. Nov 27, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church is hosting Thanksgiving Day worship at 9:00am on Thursday, November 27th.  St. Paul's is located on the corner of West Mound Road and Taylor Avenue in Decatur. Please call for details.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner (Thu. Nov 27, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Wabash Valley Bible Baptist Church, 2320 E. US Hwy 41 in Attica, will be serving a Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27th from 11am-1pm. Please call for more information.

29th Anuual Thanksgiving Day Dinner (Thu. Nov 27, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

First Baptist Church, 413 S. Walnut St in Brazil, is hosting a Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, November 27th at Noon. There is no charge for the meal and it is a sit down dinner. Please call for reservations and leave a message.

Sat. Nov 29, 2014

A Night of Ministry and Worship (Sat. Nov 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Exhale is hosting We Are Destined: A Night of Ministry and Expression of Worship at the Civic Center, 200 S Illinois Ave in Carbondale, on Saturday, November 29th and doors open at 6:30pm. This event is a free and meant for anyone who does not know Jesus or wants to know Him better. Please email for more details.

Sun. Nov 30, 2014

Nativity Tour (Sun. Nov 30, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The First Baptist Church, 1320 Arbor Dr in Decatur, will be hosting the Annual Nativity Tour on Sunday, November 30th from 4-6pm. There will be a lighted, life size nativity to display in the front lawn of the church. The tour will also include videos of the Story of The Nativity, live piano music by Pastor Mike Waltenberger and refreshments. Stroll through the building displaying interesting pieces. Please call the church for more details.