Family Calendar & Concerts
Moms On a Mission (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 9:00 am - 11:00 am)
Fellowship with a Purpose is what MOMS (Moms on a Mission) is all about. Come join us as we fellowship over breakfast and discuss a devotional together. Beginning: September 13 we will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 9:00-11:00am at First United Methodist Church in Sullivan IL. Childcare provided. For more information please go online.
Holiday Toy Drive (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
We will be collecting toys at the Kroger Food Store, Route 36 (1818 S. Airport Plaza) Decatur IL. Before December 13th the toys collected will go to theWAND Toy Drive. All toys collected after December 13th till Christmas Eve will go to DMN Hospital in Decatur. Any toy donation can be dropped off at Kroger or if you would like to make a monetary donation can be made at customer service. Donations for new or gently used children's DVDs are being accepted for donation to the hospital. Please call or email for more information.
Mothers of Preschoolers (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 9:30 am - 11:30 am)
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is seeking to empower all moms to be the best moms they can be through engaging learning, inclusive Christian Fellowship, mutual supportive relationships, spiritual growth, and service in the community. There is free childcare and we meet from 9:30-11:30a., 2nd and 4th Fridays beginning in September. Join us at St. John Lutheran Church, 2650 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL. Please call or go online for details.
Nature Tales and Trails (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am)
Bring your child out for nature story time. Each month we will read a story on a different nature-related topic and bring it to life during a nature hike at the Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL, on Friday, December 13th at 10am. Please call for details.
Live Nativity (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Join the First Assembly of God, 1741 Essington Road in Joliet, IL, on Friday-Sunday, December 13, 14, 15, 6-8p December 20,21,22, 23 6-8p for a Winter Wonderland Live Nativity. This event is free to the community. Come drive through this experience as you go back in time. All of this free, while you drink hot chocolate and stay in the warmth of your car. Please call or go online for details.
Journey to Bethlehem presented (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
St. Paul's Lutheran School, 1780 Career Center Rd in Bourbonnais IL, is presenting "Journey to Bethlehem". This year's Christmas program will happen on Friday, December 13th. The free concert will begin at 6:30PM in the gym. Following the concert, explore the streets of the Bethlehem marketplace filled with food and crafts prepared by the children. For more information please call or email.
The 12 Plays of Christmas presented (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Discover the heart of Christmas all over again through 12 modern holiday stories on Friday and Saturday, December 13th and 14th @ 6:30pm at the Praise Assembly of God Church, 1300 Osage Rd in Charleston IL. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and kids over 12 years of age. Your ticket includes a catered meal which will be served at 6:30pm, followed by the production which starts at 7:00 pm. Kids 12 and under will eat free. You can reserve tickets on our website or by calling.
Four Tickets for Christmas presented (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
The Hillsboro Free Methodist Church, 1400 Seymour Ave., Hillsboro IL, will be preforming a Broadway Style Christmas Musical "Four Tickets for Christmas" on Friday, Dec. 13 & repeat performance on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m. It will be followed by a dessert reception. No tickets are needed. Please call the church for details.
The Living Christmas Tree (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
The Living Christmas Tree by the choir of First Baptist Church presents, "Joy to the World." Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, December 13, 14, & 15, 7:00 PM nightly. FREE admission. No tickets required. Join us at the church at 106 W. Oak St., West Frankfort, IL Please call for more details.
Miracle on 34th Street (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Miracle on 34th Street will be presented at 8 performances: Evenings on December 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, and 21st at 7PM and afternoon matinees on December 15th, 21st and 22nd at 3PM. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children under 12-years of age. A family group 5 for $50 is also available. Reservations can be made on line or by calling. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Family Force 5 in concert (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Join FF5, Flame, V-Rose, We As Human & Witness for a Christmas concert on Friday, December 13th at 7pm at the Discovery Church 200 Prairie Street, Elgin, IL. The VIP Doors open @ 5:45 PM and general admission open at 6:30 PM. For tickets please go online. For all other information please call the church.
The World of Christmas (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Join us for a musical presentation or "The World of Christmas" by the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N. Wyckles Road in Decatur IL, on Friday-Sunday, December 13, 14, 15 at 7pm. Childcare for preschool children will be provided for free. Please call, email or go online for details.
Four Tickets to Christmas presented (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Join us for this entertaining Christmas musical for all ages as Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 951 Lincoln Avenue in Jacksonville Illinois, presents "Four Tickets to Christmas" on Friday and Saturday, December 13th and 14th at 7pm. Please call, email or go online for details.
A Clydesdale Christmas presented (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
The choirs of Parkway Church of the Nazarene, Oak Grove Church of the Nazarene, Trinity Church of the Nazarene, and West Side Church of the Nazarene, all from Decatur, will combine to present "A Clydesdale Christmas" featuring the music of noted composer/arranger, David Clydesdale. During the service, a special offering will be taken to support Hopeful Hearts Ministry, an outreach ministry co-sponsored by the four churches. It will be presented Friday, December 13 at Parkway Church of the Nazarene, 2701 Faries Pkwy, in Decatur, at 7:00 pm, and again Sunday, December 15 at West Side Church of the Nazarene, 1201 E Grand Ave, in Decatur, at 6:00 pm. Please call for more details.
Christmas Memories presented (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
The New People, an adult singing group popular in the Joliet/Will County area and throughout Northern Illinois in the 1970’s and 80’s has reunited with 43 singers and musicians to bring you an entertaining evening filled with Christmas music and singing. Join us on Friday, December 13th and Saturday December 14th at the Judson Memorial Baptist Church on the corner of Black Road and Infantry Drive in Joliet. Tickets are $10, under 10 years old – free. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Please bring a non-perishable item for the Judson Memorial Baptist Church food bank. For additional information, please call.
Archers & Illuminators in concert (Fri. Dec 13, 2013 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
Join us for an acoustic show with the Archers & Illuminators and My Yesterday, Lindsey & Katie Monoc & Garett Shields on Friday, December 13th at 8pm. The cost is $8 and will be held at The Merge 4141 N Cloverleaf Dr. St. Peters, MO. Please call or go online for details.