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Soup & Soul for the Center

Soup and Soul

Dine on delicious soups. Listen to great music. Support an organization that helps at-risk children, the homeless, and the community as a whole.

It’s all happening Tuesday, November 11th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Dream Center Peoria!

Soup & Soul for the Center is a benefit event to support the Dream Center’s numerous ministries that are positively impacting Peoria, Illinois. For $20 ($25 at the door) you can enjoy soups from more than 20 local restaurants and live music throughout the evening, all while helping a worthwhile cause.

Order tickets in advance by clicking on the flyer image. Call (309) 676-3000 for more information, or watch this ‘soup-er’ preview video. 🙂


Thank you so much for supporting this event!

Backpack Peoria – How You Can Help

It’s about that time again…time for one of the biggest charitable efforts in central Illinois. Backpack Peoria is this Saturday and this year, the folks who put on the event need your help to make it happen.


They need to raise $40,000 by this weekend, so thousands of kids can go back to school with supplies and uniforms.

The event is a big hit with the community every year. People line up hours in advance of the event – no really, hours. Like, before dawn. It’s kind of a big deal.

So if you are able to, please visit backpackpeoria.com to read a short note from the event’s organizer. You’ll find the link to donate at the bottom of the page, or you can go directly to the donation site by clicking here.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for donating. And hey, you’re social media savvy so please share this with your friends if you don’t mind. Backpack Peoria is a great program and it blesses a lot of families in this area.

Have a great day!

UPDATE: The event was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated or shared the donation information.

Here’s a recap from a local news station: http://goo.gl/jscBH9


Mission Peoria

It’s Mission Peoria week and I’m writing this to let you know about some great things that are happening in Peoria right now.

Mission Peoria 2013

From the website:

‘Mission Peoria is a week-long mission trip which provides youth the opportunity to serve and minister to children and their families within the inner city of Peoria, Illinois.

The goal of Mission Peoria is to go outside the four walls of the “church” and literally be Jesus to the community through service, relationship and teaching.’

Here’s a look at what’s been happening so far:

That’s just part of it. These students are out in the community participating in service projects, spending time with local kids, and enjoying some great fellowship and worship in the process.

It’s awesome to see kids with such great hearts doing good things for other people and Mission Peoria is something I hope my kids will do when they’re old enough. Perhaps reading this has sparked your interest in getting involved or maybe you could pass this along to someone you know who has a junior high or high school student who might be interested in a life-changing week next year.

You don’t have to live in Peoria to be a part of it. Every year kids come in from all over the country, sometimes from overseas, to participate. It’s great that they do. The community benefits from it and they do, too.

God is good!


Yes, relaxing. Don’t forget to do this on occasion, friends 🙂

Glen Oak Lagoon

I relaxed here today. It was nice to unwind for a few hours. You’re looking at Glen Oak Lagoon, located at Glen Oak Park in Peoria. A nice place to just take it easy for a bit, listen to the fountain…and even try to catch a fish or two if you’re so inclined.

Hope your Sunday was spectacular.