Champaign Area

Single Moms Ministry (Tue. Apr 21, 2015 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.

Celebrate Recovery (Tue. Apr 21, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Starting Tuesday,April 7 @ 6:30 Christian Life Church, 300 N Maplewood Ave in Rantoul, is hosting Celebrate Recovery beginning Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30pm. Child care provided. Please call or go online for details.

Mom2Mom (Thu. Apr 23, 2015 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. 

Pasta Feed Event (Thu. Apr 23, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church, Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will host a Pasta Feed Event for those participating in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on Thursday, April 23rd at 6pm. The event will include food, fun, encouragement, and give-aways to kick off race weekend. We will be praying over the race participants and the race as a whole. The cost will $15 per adult for a meal and shirt or $5 per adult for the meal. Children can also eat for $2 per child. This is a family friendly event and no child care will be provided. For more details please call or go online.

The Gathering (Fri. Apr 24, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Gathering...a Christian Singles Event will take place on Friday, April 24th at 6:30pm at Midwest Believers Church, 1802 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign. An evening of worship and encouraging message, followed by a time of fellowship. For more details please call.

Trivia Night (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-714-6259
brianmonica@mchsi.com
http://friendshiplutheran.com/

Friendship Lutheran Church, 3601 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, will host a Trivia Night on Saturday, April 25th at 6pm. The cost is $10 per person. The proceeds are going  to be split between Stop Hunger Now and Youth Mission Advancement. For more information please call or go online. 

Bowl For Kids' Sake (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois will host Bowl for Kids Sake on Sunday, April 26th beginning at 1pm at Country Tyme Lanes, 1568 East Grove Avenue in Rantoul. Participants are asked to raise $50 to bowl. This includes two games of bowling, shoes and more. For more information or to register please go online.

 

Big Fish Golf Scramble (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-351-3019
http://www.meadow.org/

Meadowbrook Community Church youth missions will host the Big Fish Golf Scramble on Sunday, April 26th from 1:30-4pm at the Legends Golf Course in Champaign. The cost is $30 per person and $60 per team and must be received by April 22nd. All proceeds raised will go towards a summer missions trip. To register please call or go online.

Chonda Pierce comedy concert (Tue. Apr 28, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Chonda Pierce will perform in a comedy concert on Tuesday, April 28th at 7pm at The Vineyard Church, Lincoln Ave in Urbana. The tour is "It's a Girl Thing".  The cost for VIP Tickets is $53, Gold Circle-Premium Seating $31, General Admission $25 and General Admissions Groups of ten or more $21. Please call or go online for tickets. 

Spirited Fun for the Run (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

100% of proceeds of the night Spirited Fun for the Run will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Thursday, April 30th at 5pm at Jupiter's at the Crossing in Champaign. Tickets are $15 and $5 for kids 12 and under and during this time there will be information about the Champaign to Peoria run. Event is at Jupiters at the Crossing in Champaign IL. Please go online to get tickets.

 

Into the Woods presented (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-351-1701
http://www.judah.org/

Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect in Champaign, will present "Into the Woods" Thursday-Saturday, April 30th-May 2nd at 7pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and $5 for children 5 and under. There is also a family pass for $30. For more information, please go online.

Moms Night Out with Jill Savage (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W. Windsor Rd in Champaign, will host a Mom's Night Out with Jill Savage on Friday, May 1st at 7pm. The topic for the evening is Leaving a Legacy. The cost is $15 per person and includes a dessert reception. Tickets will be on sale at the church. Please call or go online for more information. 

An Evening of Christian Unity (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217/367-8384
office@fumc-urbana.org
http://www.fumc-urbana.org

The United Methodist Church, 304 S. Race St in Urbana, will host an Evening of Christian Unity Reflecting on Praise & Social Justice on Friday, May 1st at 7pm. The special guests for the evening will include, Rev. Larry D. Lewis, Willie T. Summerville, The St. Luke Christian Methodist Episcopal Choir and more. Refreshments will be served by United Methodist Women. The offering will be designated to Africa University Scholarship Fund to support raising Christian young leaders. Please call or go online for details.

 

Hustle to Havana 5K and Fun Run (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 am - 10:00 am)

The First Presbyterian Church of Champaign will host the Hustle to Havana 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday, May 2nd at the Porter Family Park, South Rising Road in Champaign. The Fun Run will take place at 7:30am, 5K at 8:30am and 10am for the 1 mile dog walk. Proceeds go towards sending a group of students to Luyano Cuba to provide aid to their sister church in Cuba. Parking will be available on site. 

 

Great Glasses Play Day (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Great Glasses Play Day will be happening on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:30-11:30am at the Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 Sangamon Dr in Champaign. This is a day recognized by to celebrate glasses and our children who need them. This is a nationwide event and chambanamoms.com, Chittick Family Eye Care - Savoy, and the Champaign Park District are sponsoring this free event. Please go online for details.

 

CU Aruna Run (Sat. May 2, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The CU Aruna Run will take place Saturday, May 2nd at 10am at the University of Illinois Arboretum, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave in Urbana. The Aruna Project is a national company that helps rescue women from slavery in South Asia by hosting races in the US. 

23rd Annual Kid's Building Fair (Sat. May 2, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-352-5895
camille.orpheumkids@gmail.com
http://orpheumkids.net/

The Orpheum Children's Museum, 346 N. Neil St in Champaign, will host the 23rd Annual Kids' Building Fair at on Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-4pm. Visit different cities where your creations spring to life out of wood, nails, paint, tile, and metal. All outdoor activities are free. For more information please go online.

Carnival Fundraiser for VBS (Sat. May 2, 2015 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-367-4566

First Wesleyan Church of Urbana, 408 E. Illinois in Urbana, will host a Carnival Fundraiser for VBS on Saturday, May 2nd from 2-5pm. This event is family-friendly and will help raise money for our VBS in June. Tickets for the games will be sold on-site. Please call for details.

Into the Woods presented (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-351-1701
http://www.judah.org/

Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect in Champaign, will present "Into the Woods" Thursday-Saturday, April 30th-May 2nd at 7pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and $5 for children 5 and under. There is also a family pass for $30. For more information, please go online.

Swan Lake presented (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-356-9053
cuballet@gmail.com
http://www.theVirginia.org

Champaign Urbana Ballet will present Swan Lake, Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd at 2pm both days and Saturday at 7:30pm at the Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for students and youth. For tickets please call or go online.

GEMS meeting (Wed. May 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

GEMS: God Embracing Mothers who are Single meets Wednesdays 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.

 

Mental Health Awareness Night (Thu. May 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Joseph, IL
469-6067
fireunit11@aol.com

Say It Out Loud-a Mental Health Awareness Night will take place on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm at the Church of Christ, 226 E. Sherman St. in St. Joseph. This hour long forum will be a  mental health awareness event with a short film and panel discussion. Please call for more information.

Free Mommy Class (Thu. May 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

4RealMoms will host Life is More Than Poopy Diapers: Finding Your Purpose as a Mom on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm at the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St in Urbana. This event is free and snacks will be provided. Space is limited. Please register in advance online. For more information please call or email. 

Community National Day of Prayer (Thu. May 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Le Roy Christian Church, 603 S. East St in LeRoy, will honor and recognize the 2015 National Day of Prayer in a community evening service on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm. The community is invited. Please call or go online for details.

Kirby Derby 5K/10K & Kids Run (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Monticello, IL
217-762-1566
smcdonald@kirbyhealth.org
http://www.kirbyderby.org

The Kirby Derby 5k run/walk/10k run will be held on Saturday, May 9th at 8am in Forest Preserve Park in Monticello. There will be a free Kids’ Race. All proceeds go to the development of the Wellness Trail. For more information or registration, please go online.

Native Plant Sale (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Grand Prairie Friends will host a Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9th beginning at 8am at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana. There will be dozens of prairie plants along with additional woodland species and herbs for sale at reasonable prices. Please go online for details.

 

Not Your Average Joe 5K/5Mile Race (Sat. May 9, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The 24th Annual Not Your Average Joe 5K/5Mile Race will take place on Saturday, May 9th at 9am at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana. This event celebrates the life of Joe Seeley, who died of leukemia in 2012. All race proceeds will benefit Crisis Nursery Programs and Services, the Transitional Initiatives and Men's Emergency Services Center and The Courage Connection.The per person online preregistration (before April 15th) is $21 adults/$13 youth-18 or younger and registration after April 14th is $23 adults/$15 youth. Registration information is available online or by calling.  Please go online for details.

Scramble Golf Outing Fundraiser (Sat. May 9, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

New Horizon United Methodist Church in Champaign, will host a Fundraising Scramble Golf Outing on Saturday, May 9th at Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Mahomet. Shotgun start at 1pm. It is open to men and women of all ages. This fun event is a fundraiser to help us serve our sister church in Czech Republic. The cost is $75 per golfer which includes lunch, green fees, golf cart and prizes. To register or for more information, go online or please call.

Prayer Brown Bag for Foster & Vulnerable Families (Thu. May 14, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Illini Christian Ministries, 411 E. Park St, Suite 106 in Champaign, will join together in prayer for the foster and vulnerable families in Champaign County from 12-1 PM every 2nd Thursday of the month. Bring a sack lunch. This is a partnership between The Forgotten Initiative and Illini Christian Ministries. For more information please email or go online. 

 

Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group (Thu. May 14, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-384-0100
katie.johnson@jeaseniorliving.com

Amber Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center, 1704 E. Amber Lane in Urbana, hosts as Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2-3pm. For more information please call or email. 

 

Lyra in concert (Sun. May 17, 2015 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-356-9078
bzachow@champaignfumc.org
http://www.champaignfumc.org

The First United Methodist Church, 210 W Church St in Champaign, will host the musical group Lyra in concert on Sunday, May 17th at 3pm. This is a free concert. Please call or go online for more details. 

Healing Rooms (Sun. May 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will host a Healing Room on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 6:30-8pm. Registration is not required. Please call or email for more information. 

GEMS meeting (Wed. May 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-359-2122
gems@windsorroad.org
http://www.windsorroad.org/GEMS/

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.

Michael Fisher in concert (Fri. May 29, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-352-9827
emec@ameritech.net
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org/

Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 102 N. State St in Champaign, will host Michael Fisher in an Organ and Brass concert on Friday, May 29th at 7:30pm. The concert is free and for more information please call or go online.

Playing It Safe Safety Fair (Sat. May 30, 2015 9:30 am - 2:00 pm)

The Playing It Safe Safety Fair on Saturday, May 30th from 9:30am-2pm at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana. This will be a day of safety education for children and parents, with games, entertainment, child identification kits, prizes, inflatables and food. Playing It Safe, a free annual safety fair sponsored by Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County. For more information please go online.

 

 

Prayer Brown Bag for Foster & Vulnerable Families (Thu. Jun 11, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Illini Christian Ministries, 411 E. Park St, Suite 106 in Champaign, will join together in prayer for the foster and vulnerable families in Champaign County from 12-1 PM every 2nd Thursday of the month. Bring a sack lunch. This is a partnership between The Forgotten Initiative and Illini Christian Ministries. For more information please email or go online. 

 

Relay for Life (Sat. Jun 13, 2015 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Champaign County's Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, June 13th beginning at Noon at Centennial High School, 913 Crescent Dr in Champaign. The event starts with a parade at Noon Andrae's Harley Davidson in Urbana. A survivor ceremony will be held at 6pm and there will be many other events. The Relay continues until Sunday at 6am. Please call or go online for more details.

International Spy Academy VBS (Mon. Jun 22, 2015 9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-355-0454
brianmonica@mchsi.com
http://friendshiplutheran.com

Friendship Lutheran Church of Joy, 3601 South Duncan Rd in Champaign, will host the International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, June 22nd-26th from 9-11:30am. Please call or go online for registration and details.

International Spy Academy VBS (Wed. Jun 24, 2015 9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-355-0454
brianmonica@mchsi.com
http://friendshiplutheran.com

Friendship Lutheran Church of Joy, 3601 South Duncan Rd in Champaign, will host the International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, June 22nd-26th from 9-11:30am. Please call or go online for registration and details.

Prayer Brown Bag for Foster & Vulnerable Families (Thu. Jul 9, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Illini Christian Ministries, 411 E. Park St, Suite 106 in Champaign, will join together in prayer for the foster and vulnerable families in Champaign County from 12-1 PM every 2nd Thursday of the month. Bring a sack lunch. This is a partnership between The Forgotten Initiative and Illini Christian Ministries. For more information please email or go online.