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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
9th Annual Women's Retreat (Sat. Jan 10, 2015 8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Savoy United Methodist Church, 3002 W. Old Church Rd in Champaign, will host the 9th Annual Women's Retreat on Saturday, January 10th from 8:30am-4pm. Through DVD, Beth Moore will teach from the book of Proverbs. The cost is $20 and includes a breakfast buffet and a catered lunch. For details or to register please call or go online.
Singles Fellowship Potluck Dinner (Sun. Jan 11, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Champaign County Christian Singles Fellowship for 50's and up will be hosting a Sunday Dinner Potluck on January 11th at 6pm at 703 W. Hill St in Champaign. To reserve a space please go online. For details please call or email.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Concert (Sat. Jan 31, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Champaign-Urbana Symphony presents a concert with selection from Musical Revolutionaries Stravinsky and Beethoven on Saturday, January 31st at 7pm at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. For more information or for tickets please call or go online.
Annual Ladies Retreat (Sat. Feb 7, 2015 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
St. Joseph, IL
Join the Church of Christ, 226 E. Sherman St in St. Joseph, for the 4th Annual Ladies Retreat "Love Is All You Need" on Saturday, February 7th beginning at 8:30am. There will be breakout sessions for women of all stages of life. Women need to register online or by calling the church prior to the event. Please call or go online for details or to register.
Inventors and Entrepreneurs Symposium on the Prairie (Sat. Mar 7, 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Craig Vetter will be the keynote speaker at the Inventors and Entrepreneurs Symposium on the Prairie on Saturday, March 7th from 8am-6pm at the I-Hotel, 1900 S. First Street in Champaign. This full day event is to inspire and instruct those who are inventing. Register online or call for more information.