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Date

Host/Group(s) Event

Location

Contact Number and Additional Information

Time

Ongoing/Anytime
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.
www.BF.org
anytime
2nd Saturday each month Multiple Sclerosis Support Group First Baptist Church,
1602 S Prospect Ave., Savoy, IL
savoymsgroup@yahoo.com
10-noon
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 avicennahealth.org 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
Mondays
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
Tuesdays
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
217-508-9307
Check chixintraining.com 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
217-390-2813
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
940-539-0601
Serves thru financial counseling, job skills program, resume writing, thrift store
Tues-Fri 10-5 PM, Sat 9-noon
Ongoing,
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.
ongoing
Ongoing
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 site:www.lovepackages.org for details
ongoing
Mondays
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
217-344-5540
Contact person: Dustin Brown, 217-761-8863
call for assistance
In His Hands Orphan Outreach,
ongoing
In His Hands Orphan Outreach
www.inhishandsorphans.org
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
April 3-May 26,
June 5-July13,
July 31-Sept 7
Sept 18-Oct 26,
Nov 6-Dec 14

Mondays & 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!
10:30-11:45 AM
May 1-June 12, 6 Mondays,
“Surviving of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War”
Chabad Center
509 S Fourth St, Champaign, IL
217-355-8672
http://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=location&lid=10981
7-8:30  PM
May 19-21, Friday-Monday
Prophecy Conference with Dr. Winston Mazakis
Tri Valley Baptist Church
838 N 1900 E, Bloomington, IL
309-378-4687
Fri & Sat 7 PM, Sun 10:30 AM
May 20, Saturday
Salute to Veterans Concert with Lasagna Dinner with Jazz Band
Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School
700 W. Orleans, Paxton, IL
Free will donation
Special seating for veterans & their families.
Dinner 5-6:30 PM, Concert 7 PM
May 21, Sunday
Spring Music Festival
Mt Vernon United Methodist Church
2201 CR 900 E & CR 2200 N, Champaign, IL
Free
10:30 AM
May 23, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker: Charlene Dennis, “My Princess Story, and this is No Fairytale”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or e-mail Me.mcquire@comcast.net by 4 PM, 5-15-17, for reservations
noon
May 25, Thursday
Concert by Ricky Meredith & Randy Stonehill
Calvary Church
501 W Hazel Dell, Springfield, IL
Freewill offering
7 PM
May 30, Tuesday
Free Children’s Orthopedic Clinic
Presence Covenant Medical Center
1405 W Park, Suite 306, Urbana, IL
James McKechnie, MD
Call 1-800-272-0074 between 9 AM and 4 PM, M-F to register for clinic.
For leg, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist & back pain or clumsiness and falls
8:30-10:30 AM by appointment only
May 31, Wednesday,
Human Trafficking Program & Banquet
First Baptist Church Champaign at Savoy
1602 Prospect, Savoy, IL
217-359-0681, Jean
$13 tickets for banquet only begin May 7th
No cost to hear speaker, Annie Dieselberg
Love offering
Banquet 6 PM, Program 7 PM
June 10, Saturday
Ivan Parker Concert with the Singing Men
Food Court near Great News Radio Center, Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
217-367-7777
$25 “Artist Circle” reserved seating with a 6 PM “Meet & Greet” with Ivan,
$10 open seating when preregister at https://greatnewsradio.wufoo.com/forms/ivan-parker-concert-2017/
$15 at the door if still available
7 PM
June 10, Saturday
ROCK & Salvatino Festival
FunFest Amphitheater
2700 N 3rd St, Effingham, IL
217-540-2788
Family-friendly day of worship and ministry that includes kid’s entertainment and food.
noon
June 11, Praise in the Park Fundraiser for Monticello Christian Academy Forest Preserve Park
Route 105, Monticello, IL
Bring blanket or lawn chair
Bounce house, balloons, food, games, and praise and worship music
217-762-3544
noon-7 PM
June 11-12, Sunday-Monday
Answers in Genesis Conference
Faith Baptist Church
4601 N Market St, Champaign, IL
217-367-9918
Topics:  Genesis, Dinosaurs and Dragons, Missionary Evangelism in the USA, Science Confirms the Bible
Sun 9:30-11:45 AM, 5-7 PM, Mon 7-8 PM
June 12-August 8, Mondays & 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 14, Wednesday
Concert in the Park with Tim Zimmerman & the King’s Brass
Gibson City North Park Pavilion
Church & 13th St, Gibson City, IL
217-784-5702
Freewill offering
grilled burgers to purchase at 6, concert at 7
June 23-25, Friday-Sunday
Above Rubies Women’s Conference
Henningsen Building
18 CR  500 E, Sadorus, IL
319-230-7407
Teaching on motherhood & marriage, encouragment, and fellowship for women
https://aboverubiesretreat.wixsite.com/illinois
$55 covers meals Sat & Sun
7 PM Friday
June 27, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker: Rhonda Lehman – “But Not for Me”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or or e-mail Me.mcquire@comcast.net, by 4 PM, 6-19-17, for reservations
noon
July 9-13, Sunday-Thursday
VBS – Galactice Starveyors
Cornerstone Baptist Church
702 E Church St, Savoy, IL
217-356-0891
ages 3-6th grade
music, crafts, snacks, Bible lessons
Pre-registration available at www.cornerstonesavoy.org
6-8:30 PM
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
www.GroupTrips.com/faithinactionmonticello
$549 based on double occupancy
Final payment due 5-10-17
depart 8 AM
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 Me.mcquire@comcast.net by 4 PM, 7-17-17, for reservations
noon
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 www.unitedmarriage.org
$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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