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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
Wed-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
February 8, March 8, & April 5, Wednesday
Chess Players Meet-Up
St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library
201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL
All ages and skill levels welcome.
Don, dishane2temp@hotmail.com
6-7:300 PM
March 1-April 9
40 Days for Life Champaign-Urbana
Planned Parenthood
302 E Stoughton St, Champaign, IL
Sandi, 217-841-1943
www.40daysforlife.com
Pray in hope to save a baby’s life
Open to all ages
an hour of your choice
March 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays in March
Tax Seminar with staff from Franklin Wealth Advisors
St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library
201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL
Free, 217-469-2159
Topics: Tax Law Changes, Tax Issues for Transitionary Folks, Families, Small/Home-Based Businesses, and Retirees
6:45-8 PM
March 19, March 26, April 2, Sundays,
Experiments in Christ’s Likeness
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church
208 W. University Ave, Champaign, IL
217-352-9827
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org
supper 5:30, teaching 6-7 PM
March 25, Saturday
Christ Lutheran High School Trivia Night
Christ Lutheran High School
201 W Lincoln St., Buckley, IL
www.christlutheranbuckley.com
217-394-2547
Register your team of 8 for $80
Food, fun, prizes
5:30 doors open, trivia starts 7 PM
March 26, Sunday
Singing Men Concert
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
110 Broadway St, Lincoln, IL
(217) 732-7568
6 PM
March 26, Sunday
Gospel Sing,
Bismarck First Church of Christ
100 Maiden Ln, Bismarck, IL
“In His Service” with Ken Smith on piano
6:30 PM
March 28, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker: Patricia Brawner, “Searching for True Security”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or Martha, 217-586-7026, by 4 PM, 3-20-17, for reservations
noon
March 30-April 3, Friday-Monday
Spring Book Sale
Lewis Auditorium, Urbana Free Library
Most items $1 or less on Fri-Sat.
Half price on Sunday
Free giveaway on Monday
Fri-Sat. 9-5:30 PM, Sun 1-4:30 PM, Mon 9-1 PM
March 31, Friday
Big Mo in Concert
Calvary Church
501 W. Hazel Dell Road, Springfield, IL
(217) 871-1509
http://www.calvaryspringfield.org/
Love offering
6:30 PM
March 31-April 1, Friday-Saturday
Brocton Red Barn Market
Brocton, IL, follow signs
Free parking
Antiques & craft market, 50+ vendors
$3 admission, kids under 12 free with adult
Food available all day
217-385-2450
www.broctonil.org
Friday 11-5 PM, Saturday 8:30-3 PM
April 1, Saturday
Ivan Parker with Josh Parker in concert
Athens Christian Church
1411 E Route 29, Athens, IL
Advance $15, Door $18, 12 and under free
Send self-addressed-stamped envelope and check to Karla Daubs, 504 S Keefer St., Mason City, IL  62664
217-482-5114 or e-mail hankdaubs@hotmail.com
General admission, doors open at 5, concert begins at 6 PM
April 1, Saturday
Gabriel Faure’s Requiem
St. Patrick Church
708 W Main St, Urbana, IL
217-531-7003
Free, donations accepted
Concert features bass-baritone Ricardo Herrera and pre-concert lecture by Dr. Chet Alwes at 6:45 PM
7:30 PM
April 2, Sunday
Anniversary Celebration for Christ Lutheran High School
Christ Lutheran High School
201 W Lincoln St., Buckley, IL
www.christlutheranbuckley.com
217-394-2547
Pork Chop Luncheon
Free will donation accepted.
11 AM-1 PM
April 3, Monday
US Navy Band Performance
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL
Free tickets available by calling 217-333-6280 or visiting KrannertCenter.com
7:30 PM
April 3-May 26,
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
April 6, Thursday
Informational Meeting for Ark/Creation Museum Tour
(See July 17-21 below)
Faith in Action, 1115 N State St., Ste 160, Monticello, IL
Light supper served, phone Julie by April 1 for meal count, 217-762-6626.
For further information call: Marshia, 217-898-8889
Cost for trip$549 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
Check with Marshia, 217-898-8889 when reserving place for supper.
April 6, Thursday
Take Back the Night sponsored by Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services
Lincoln Square Mall
300 S Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL
217-344-6298
Gather on west side of Lincoln Square Mall (intersection of Race and Green Streets)
Rally and speak-out will follow march.
Speak out in room 1092 Lincoln Hall.
6:30 PM
April 6, Thursday
Meet and Greet” sponsored by Champaign Ski and Adventure Club
 Jupiter’s at the Crossing in Champaign Admission is free
Outdoor Enthusiasts: if you like kayaking, canoeing, bike riding, hiking, camping or skiing, meet people with similar interests.
(217/379-3835) Larry Eyre
6-8 PM
April 7 & 8, Friday & Saturday
The Art of Marriage – Family Life
Life Community Church
1204 E Oak St., Mahomet, IL
217-778-4344
Free child care on Fri. only if indicated when registering at http://lccci.org/the-art-of-marriage/
Cost: $40 per couple, includes 2 books, refreshments, and lunch on Saturday.
Fri. 6:30-9:30 PM, Sat. 8:30 AM-4 PM
April 10, Monday
Centenarian Celebration sponsored by PrimeLife Times & Bowman Estates
Bowman Estates, Danville, IL
Birthday celebration for those 100 years old or older with entertainment by Bev Wolfe
RSVP by 4-3-17 to Melissa at 217-477-4603 so gift can be reserved.
2 PM
April 14, Friday
Good Friday Service
Sidney Christian Church
305 E Main, Sidney, IL
217-688-2224
7 PM
April 15, Saturday
Pace’s Independence 5K Walk, Wheel ‘n Fun Run
Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL
Raise awareness and funds for the disabled
For sponsorship info or more details check www.pacecil.org
9-2 PM
April 15, Saturday
Easter Egg Hunt
Prairie Fields Park
200 Prairie Rose Ln, Savoy, IL
For children 0-12 years old
Free
Egg  hunt, games, prizes, and food
Can also register by 4-14 at www.cornerstonesavoy.org/easter-egg-hunt
Registration 10:30 AM, Hunt 11 AM
April 16, Sunday
Sunrise Service, Breakfast and Resurrection Worship Service
Sidney Christian Church
305 E Main, Sidney, IL
217-688-2224
Breakfast following Sunrise Service
Sunrise Service 7 AM, Worship 9 AM
April 16, Sunday
Community Easter Service in Cissna Park
Cissna Park High School Gym
511 N 2nd St., Cissna Park
No offering
Call Christian Bible Church 815-457-2531 or Grace Bible Church 815-457-2977 for more information
10 AM
April 22, Saturday
Senior Spelling Bee
St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library
201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL
for ages 50 and over
Pick up your packet in the library.
217-469-2159
10 AM
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 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 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 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 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
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
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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