Great News Radio Special Events:
June 10, 7pm, Ivan Parker Concert

You are invited to a concert with Ivan Parker, America’s most exciting Gospel artist (voted Favorite Male Vocalist 14 times) and known for his versatility in music styles. Ivan Parker will put on a great concert you don’t want to miss. Joined by his son Josh and special guests, The Singing Men of ‘GNN, the evening will be a blessed occasion.
The concert will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 7pm at Lincoln Square, Urbana (between Vine, Illinois, Race and Elm Streets). Doors open at 6:30 pm, for general open seating. Wrist bands will be given out as tickets at Lincoln Square, to best identify you and have you properly seated.

Order Ivan Parker Tickets Here

$25 “Artist Circle” reserved seating includes a 6 PM “Meet & Greet” reception with Ivan.
$10 open general seating is available when you pre-register.
$15 at the door if seating is still available (we expect to sell out).

Disciplemakers 6-Class Series
Tuesdays: June 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25, from 6:15-7:30 PM at the Great News Radio Center, Lincoln Square (Unit 112, across from the food court).
Facilitated by Pastor Jason Schifo, this Disciplemaker’s Journal’s 25 studies will be placed into 6 sessions to help you wrestle the disciplemaking genius of Jesus with your friends.
There is a $5 cost which covers your copy of the Disciplemakers Journal and other handouts and materials.
Use this form to register for the class. For more information call Great News Radio at: 217-367-7777.

Register here for the Disciplemakers 6-Class Series

Community Event Calendar

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Tune in Monday-Friday to hear updates about these and other radio events and activities.
WGNJ 89.3 FM at 9 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, 8pm WGNN 102.5, 103.9 & 97.1 FM at 8 am, 11 am, 3pm, 7pm.

Find out more about free English Conversation Classes for Internationals at: or look under “About” on our home page.

June 25-28, Sunday-Wednesday
VBS, Good News CluesSangamon Valley Christian Center,
200 W Washington St., Mahomet, IL
Free6:30-8:30 PM


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Bible Collection
Mail any used Bibles library rate to Bible Foundation, PO Box 908, Newberg, OR 97132
They will be used around the world – refugee camps, prisons, homeless shelters, nursing homes, schools, trasporation stations, missions, etc.
2nd Saturday each month Multiple Sclerosis Support Group First Baptist Church,
1602 S Prospect Ave., Savoy, IL
Ongoing free primary care for uninsured of Champaign County at Avicenna Community Health Center Avicenna Community Health Center 819 Bloomington Rd, Champaign, IL appointments & walk-ins 217-418-5888 for appointments Manage diabetes, high blood pressure & high cholesterol, physical exams, nutritional counseling Sundays 1-3:30 PM
Friday evenings Rescue Us Addiction Program Cumberland Presbyterian Church Corner of Guy Ave and Frazier St, Georgetown, IL Sponsored by churches in Georgetown area Introduction to the One who gives strength to overcome ANY addiction Contact Steve, 217-474-2306 or Dan, 217-274-0333 6:30-8 PM
Champaign County Parkinson’s Support Group
Savoy United Methodist Church
3002 W Old Church Rd
Champaign, IL
Charles, 217-549-6167
People with Parkinsons and their care givers meet to exercise and information.
10 AM
Celebrate Recovery
Christian Life Church
300 N Maplewood Dr, Rantoul, IL
Stan, 217-493-6429
Christ-centered 12 step program for freedom from addictive and dysfunctional behaviors.
Meets in the youth building.
For anyone 18 years and older.
Free childcare.  Dinner served at 6, $3 adults, $1 children suggested donation
6-8 PM
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday mornings
Urbana Chix in Training Christian Women’s Fitness
Urbana First United Methodist Church,
304 S Race St, Urbana, IL
Check to register
Share in the Word and exercise
5 AM
Third Monday of the month New Hope Church of God in Christ
911 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
Speaker, refreshments & child activities provided.
Art therapy for adults & “War Room” opened for those wanting prayer.
6-8 PM
Wednesday – Friday and Saturdays
Seek and Find Ministries
Seek and Find Ministries
233 N Garrard Ave, Rantoul, IL
Serves thru financial counseling, job skills program, resume writing, thrift store
Tues-Fri 10-5 PM, Sat 9-noon
Funds Being Raised for Wounded Veteran, Ricky Tavitas
Send donations to the Ricky Tavitas Fund, c/o Grace Community Church, 1108 Mill St., Yorkville, IL  60560
For info contact:  MSG Patrick Greenwood, 217-766-7906 or Chaplain Richard Degroat, 630-688-0151
Funds will be used to defray medical expenses, therapy, and family needs.
Ricky, the father of a 5 year old son, was deployed to Iraq. A motorcycle accident paralyzed him.
Love Packages
Send donations of Bibles, tracts, Christian books, Christian magazines, SS supplies, daily devotionals, commentaries, CDs & DVDs to Love Packages, Eagles Nest Ministires, 220 Union St., Butler, IL 62015
Check web for details
Celebrate Recovery
Upper Room Bible Church
455 W Orleans, Paxton, IL
309-660-9928, Kevin
Freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups (emotional, addictive, dysfunctional
Free childcare upon request. Dinner at 6 PM
6-8 PM
Take It Back Ministry, ongoing addiction help Faith Church
2111 N Willow Rd., Urbana, IL
Contact person: Dustin Brown, 217-761-8863
call for assistance
In His Hands Orphan Outreach,
In His Hands Orphan Outreach
Call Michelle, 618-487-5599 or Chris, 217-390-3092 if interested.
Urgent need for families to host orphans July 12-Aug 1, currently 3 boys and 1 girl remain
Families willing to adopt are always needed
Call if interested
June 12-August 8,Thursdays
Conversational English Class
Great News Radio Center
Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
Meets in unit 112, across from the food court
Trained teachers provide beginner and intermediate instruction in American culture and speaking English.
Fun and free!
10:30 -11:30 AM
June 26-30, Monday-Friday,
Upward Sports Camp VBS
Calvary Baptist Church
West Bridge at Foothill, Monticello, IL
Soccer camp & basketball camp. Each athlete receives own ball, t-shirt, water bottle and award poster. Registration $35
Register Tues.-Fri. at church from 9-11 AM
6-8 PM
June 29-July 2, Thursday-Sunday
Alternative Music Festival, AudioFeed
Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana, IL
more than 120 bands, national speakers, artists, kids’ activities, merchandise, food vendors, and camping available
217-419-1463, Jim
July 4, Tuesday
One Nation Under God Children’s Parade
Champaign County Nursing Home
500 Art Bartell Rd, Urbana, IL
Children parade through the nursing home. American flags provided to hand out. Gather at 9 AM outside for games, judging, & prayer. Children can dress up or build a float out of a wagon or stroller.
10 AM
July 9-13, Sunday-Thursday
VBS – Galactic -Starveyors
Cornerstone Baptist Church
702 E Church St, Savoy, IL
ages 3-6th grade
music, crafts, snacks, Bible lessons
Pre-registration available at
6-8:30 PM
July 10-13, Monday-Thursday
Illinois Sports Camp, FCA
Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL
Ages: rising 9-12th high school students
$325, register at
July 17-21, Monday-Friday
The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum tour with Faith in Action
Depart from Faith in Action, 1115 N State St., Monticello, IL
For information and reservations contact: Marshia, 217-898-8889
Includes transportation, lodging, meals, admission to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Dinner Party, Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
$549 based on double occupancy
Final payment due 5-10-17
depart 8 AM
July 17-21, Monday-Friday
“Barnyard Round-Up, Jesus Gathers Us Together” VBS
Peace Lutheran Church, Thomasboro, IL
Ages 4-12,
Preregister on Facebook or day of VBS
6-8 PM
July 24, Monday
Christmas in July with Operation Christmas Child
Meadowbrook Community Church
1902 S Duncan Rd, Champaign, IL
217-351-3019 for RSVP
Stories, workshops, resources, & light meal
6 PM
July 25, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker: Joan Vidlak, “Life . . . What an Adventure”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or or e-mail by 4 PM, 7-17-17, for reservations
July 31, Monday-August 4, Friday
Friendship Lutheran Church of Joy
3601 S Duncan Rd, Champaign, IL
217-355-0454, between 9 AM-1 PM
age 3-6th grade
Pre-registration appreciated
9-11:30 AM
August 22, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker: Ruth Catlett, “There’s Trouble in River City”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or or e-mail by 4 PM, 8-14-17, for reservations
September 16, Saturday
Beth Moore Simulcast
First Christian Church
100 N Jackson St, Clinton, IL
Mandi 217-935-3139
Break for lunch.  Admission is free but tickets necessary to accomodate participants.
9 AM-3 PM
October 13-15, Fri-Sun,
United Marriage Encounter Weekend
Hawthorn Suites, 1 Lyon Ct, Bloomington, IL
For all couples married at least a year, make a good marriage great
To register visit
$80 per couple, $20 discount prior to July 31
JD & Jeanne, 217-355-1030
7:30 PM Fri-5:30 PM Sun
October 27-28, Friday-Saturday,
Ignition Middle School Conference
Troy UMC
407 Edwardsville Rd, Troy, IL
Duffy Robbins, speaker
For students gardes 6-8 grade & ministry leaders
Fri 7 PM, Sat 4 PM

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