Family Calendar & Concerts
Free Family Portraits (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 8:50 am - 10:50 am)
Bring your family for Free family portraits taken by local photographers before and after services at Community Christian Church, 13731 S. Rt 30, Plainfield IL on Sunday December 8th at 8:50am. You will receive a digital file of your portrait. Perfect timing for Christmas cards. Please call or go online for details.
Nativity Festival (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
A display of more than 100 international Nativity Sets and tour of St. Francis of Assisi Church at the Chiara Center 4875 LaVerna Road Springfield, IL. The Festival is free and open to the public. Friday, Dec. 6 from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon-4 p.m.Please call, email or go online for details.
Brain Gamer Club (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
All ages are welcome to come and play brain games. There is individual play, family, group, and team play. Meeting every Sunday from 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM at Dr. G's BrainWorks in the Urbana Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana IL. Please call or go online for details.
Holiday Handbell Concert (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
“Ring” in the holidays with the Gateway Ringers handbell ensemble on Sunday, December 8th at 3pm at the Our Lord's Lutheran Church, 150 Wilma Dr., Maryville, IL The concert is free and open to the public. Please call or go online for details.
Live Nativity Pageant (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Join the Peace Lutheran Church, 200 W. Arnold in Thomasboro IL, for our Live Outdoor Nativity Pageant on Sunday December 8th from 4-7pm. We will have free food and beverages and children's activities inside the church. From US Rt 45 turn west into Thomasoro and follow the road-side luminaries for the church. Please call for more details.
Live Nativity (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Join the Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 E. Florida in Urbana, IL, for a live Nativity to celebrate Jesus's birth on Sunday, December 8th beginning at 5pm. Please call for details.
Christmas Without Jesus presented (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
On December 8th, our Jesus’ KiDS will present the play, “Christmas Without Jesus?” It will be presented at 5:30pm on Sunday, December 8th. This event is free and tickets are not required, but seating is limited. For more information please call the the Grace Pointe Church, 14210 S. Rt. 30, Plainfield IL, for details.
We Three Spies (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Join the New Life Children's Christmas for the program "We Three Spies", a Christmas adventure about a group of spies who secretly bring Christmas to the needy. This will be held at the New Life Fellowship, 7849 Wabash Ave - Terre Haute, IN @ the corner of Wabash and Chamberlain on Sunday, December 8th at 6pm. Please call or go online for details.
78th Annual Handel’s Messiah Production (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Olivet’s 78th annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” Sunday, December 8th at 6 p.m. at Centennial Chapel on Olivet’s campus, Bourbonnais, Ill. No admission will be charged. Come enjoy Life of Jesus Christ in music by the University Orchestra and University String Ensemble. Please call or email for more details.
Live Outdoor Nativity (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Bring to life the real Reason for the Season by including this free live nativity. Real Live Animals children can pet and feed, beautiful costumes, creative scenes, professional music all help bring the Christmas story to life. Don’t forget your camera to capture the moment at the new photo stations! Warm up afterwards with some Refreshments while kids do a take home Christmas Craft at the Bethel Pentecostal Church, 480 E. Airline Dr., East Alton, Il, Friday-Sunday December 6,7,8 from 6:30–8:30 pm. Please call or go online for more details.
Jesus Culture in concert (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Join us for a concert with Jesus Culture live at Life Changers Church, 2500 Beverly Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL, for a night of worship on Sunday, December 8th at 7pm. Tickets are available at iTickets. Please call for more details.
Modern Christmas Program presented (Sun. Dec 8, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Faith Lisle Youth is putting on a Modern Christmas Program this Sunday, December 8th at 7pm. The church is located, 5395 Westview Lane, Lisle, IL, 1 block west then 1 block north of I-355 and Maple in Lisle. The event is free and you can call, email or go online for details.