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de la CroiX in Concert at American Lutheran Church

September 18, 2015 Comments Off on de la CroiX in Concert at American Lutheran Church
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Come experience the inspiring message and uplifting sounds of de la CroiX at American Lutheran Church in Bourbonnais on September 26. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the concert begins at 7.

de la CroiX is a family band of traveling “musicianaries.” Mom and Dad Tim and Danielle and their young adult children Dylan, Cyrus and Sydney hail from here in the Kankakee area and now call Oakdale, California their home. Their music is an eclectic blnd of country, folk-rock and blues, all with a Christ-centered message. There’s something for everybody to enjoy, with music, audience participation and amazing, inspiring testimony from this family that gave up everything they own to follow God’s call to a life on the road.

ALC is also hosting a special LYO Event and Youth Concert with de La CroiX on Sunday, September 27, at 5 PM. This concert is fre and open to all area youth groups and young people, junior high through high school. Young people are also invited to a youth event supper and ice breaker session at 4 PM that Sunday. Supper is $5 per person, and reservations can be made by calling ALC at 815-932-7515. Hurry–your reservation has to be in by September 23.

Learn more about de la CroiX at their website. American Lutheran Church is located at 1560 Career Center Road in Bourbonnais. Admission is free but love offerings are welcome. For more information, call the church at 815-932-7515 or visit

Growing Kids Chicago featuring Kent Olney

August 10, 2015 Comments Off on Growing Kids Chicago featuring Kent Olney
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Presented by the GEMs (Godly Encouragement for Moms), our own Executive Director Kent Olney will be presenting at Trinity Church of the Nazarene’s Cornerstone Gathering on Saturday, September 19, at 5:00pm. Dr. Olney’s talk is entitled “Little Things Matter Most.”

To register for the event, visit and click on the Gems tab. For more information click here or scan the QR code above.

Save the Date: Date Night 2016

June 1, 2015 Comments Off on Save the Date: Date Night 2016
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Date Night 2016 is happening on Saturday, February 20, 2016! Check back soon for more updates.

Marriage Mentor Training

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Marriage Mentor Training
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Are you interested in…

  • Strengthening premarital couples’ relationships and preparing them for marriage?
  • Improving the quality of marriage for newlywed and married couples?
  • Enriching your own marriage?

Marriage mentoring may be an option for you!

Marriage mentoring is a couple-to-couple relationship that seeks to help couples live out their vision for marriage. For couples who are intent on building a happy and healthy marriage, mentoring brings sage advice, personal support and encouragement, and help in hard times.

Marriage mentor training will be available June 11 and 18 in the Kankakee area. Registration for this training session must be completed by June 1, so if you and your spouse are interested in being trained as a marriage mentor couple, contact Kathy Heck at (815) 939-5385 today.

Date Night 2014

January 10, 2014 Comments Off on Date Night 2014
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Join us on January 24 for Date Night! This year, Date Night features standup comedian Jeff Allen and married theatre duo Jim Shores and Carol Anderson Shores as Acts of Renewal. This evening will be full of fun and fellowship, so mark your calendar. Purchase tickets online or in person at the studios of Shine.FM or Love Christian Center in Kankakee.

Date Night is partially sponsored by LegalShield, your source for simple, approachable legal assistance. Contact your local LegalShield associate if you need help with anything from will preparation to parking tickets.
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Hands of Hope Positive Parenting Class

December 11, 2013 Comments Off on Hands of Hope Positive Parenting Class
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See the flyers below for more information. Classes take place in Joliet and Lombard, every Friday for 6 weeks starting January 10. Catholic Charities will help you and other parents learn positive parenting techniques for your family.

January 10-February 14
Hands of Hope, 2121 Oneida St. Joliet
Hands of Hope, 26 W. Charles Rd. Lombard

Hands of Hope Positive Parenting Joliet

Hands of Hope Positive Parenting Lombard