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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
2nd Saturday each month Board Games MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room, The Urbana Free Library,

210 W Green St, Urbana, IL
2-6 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
April 7-29, “Church Basement Ladies” performance and dinner Myers Dinner Theatre
108 Water St, Hillsboro, IN
Check www.myersdt.com or call 765-798-4902, ext 2 for price and times
Varies, call or see website, take note IN times
April 24, Monday
Operation Christmas Child Volunteer Opportunities
Meadowbrook Community Church
1902 S Duncan Rd, Champaign, IL
217-390-9533
6:30 PM
April 25, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker:  Audrey Hessler,
“MomSense . . . the Sensible Non-sensible Tales of a Mother”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or Martha, 217-586-7026, by 4 PM, 4-17-17, for reservations
noon
April 25, Tuesday
Social Service Resource Fair
Rantoul Township High School Cafetorium
200 S Sheldon St, Rantoul, IL
Learn about various community resources for those in need.
4-6 PM
April 29, Saturday
Foodmobile Food Giveaway, Clinton
First Christian Church of Clinton
100 N Jackson St., Clinton, IL
For families at or below 185% of federal poverty level
Bring bag or box to carry food.
10-11:30 AM
May 1-25, Monday-Thursday
Book Sale
St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library
201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL
Call, (217) 469-2159, before making donations of books
No set price, books sold for donation
normal library hours
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 3, Wednesday
The African Children’s Choir
Danville First Church of the Nazarene
2212 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL
217-442-8316
www.africanchildrenschoir.com
7 PM
May 5, Friday
The African Children’s Choir
Trinity Lutheran Church
701 E Florida Ave, Urbana, IL
217-367-8923
www.africanchildrenschoir.com
7 PM
May 6, Saturday
Foodmobile Food Giveaway, Clinton
Clinton First Church of the Nazarene
1220 Kleeman, Clinton, IL
For families at or below 185% of federal poverty level
Bring bag or box to carry food.
10-11:30 AM
May 6, Saturday
Living Alternatives Ann
First Christian Church
3601 S Staley Rd, Champaign, IL
Family event, prizes, games, food, walk 2 miles with others who want to protect life.
Registration is required at www.hopeforafuture.com/events or call 217-398-6511
10-noon, registration at 9
May 13, Saturday
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom 5K & Go
Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters
1701 Towanda Ave, Bloomington, IL
309-557-2230
Pre-registerd runners receive t-shirt and hot breakfast after race
Also 1/4 mile “Cock-Doodle Kids’ Dash” for age 10 and under
noon
May 15, Monday
Wycliffe Associates Banquet
I Hotel & Conference Center
1900 S First St., Champaign, IL
steven_brody@wycliffeassociates.org
For reservations:
https://www.wycliffeassociates.org/get-involved/banquets/reserve/4423
7-9 PM
May 16, TuesdayWycliffe Associates Banquet Eastland Suites
1801 Eastland Dr, Bloomington, IL
steven_brody@wycliffeassociates.org
For reservations:
https://www.wycliffeassociates.org/get-involved/banquets/reserve/4424
7-9 PM
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 Martha, 217-586-7026, by 4 PM, 5-15-17, for reservations
noon
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
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 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 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 Martha, 217-586-7026, by 4 PM, 6-19-17, for reservations
noon
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

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