Community Links

"It's the people that make a dream work . . ." Walt Disney

Community Links For Companionship, Fellowship, & Growth

1.  Noahs Ark Retreat Ministry:  309-222-4347;; Pamela Cady-Tarantino, MFT: Soul Care; Homeschool, Faith Based, & Nature Retreats; Play Therapy; Facebook: Pamela Cady-Tarantino: Art at the Ark, Words That Give Life. Sacred Space Design: Play Days & Retreats in Carmel Valley, CA; (Find the link on Tarantino’s Blog, CA Outreach.


Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 IL- 91, Peoria, Il 61615, 309-693-3641; Ask about: Moms in Prayer Group, contact persons. //

Northwoods Church: 10700 N Allen Road, Peoria, Il./ /

Riverside Community Church, Facebook: John King: Retired Lead Pastor,  Peoria, Il.; Bible studies through John King’s Facebook page. See his Faith based art! If still available, scroll back on Facebook, and review the Study on Jan. 20, 2021: 1st Peter 3: The Fire that Tries:  Also, search john king peoria il to find the June 12, 2019 post; 41: Strong;, Podcast with Chuck Tate.

Trinity Church, 1901 S. 4th Ave. Morton, Il. 61550, 309-263-8808;

3. Prayer & Worship Links

House of Prayer: Greater Peoria House of Prayer, Facebook;  GPHOP.ORG; Derek & Mandy Kistner

Moms in Prayer-Illinois Facebook;

Three O’Clock Session: Donna, Dave, & Wes Brooks,

4. Local Monastery: To visit, call:  Saint Joseph Priory, 11223 Legion Hall Road, Princeville, Il 61559; 309-385-1193; see the recorded talks at

Apostolic Sisters of St. John 309-243-1488

5. Local Churches & Schools: Private Day retreats for parents, teachers, small student groups: Parents & Staff work may with ARK ministry team to customize retreats. Days of rest and restoration for staff are offered with advance scheduling.

St. Jude 10811 N Knoxville; St. Thomas 904 E Lake.  

6. Peoria Christian School;   Students, teachers, and family groups are welcomed at Noah’s Ark.

7.  Educational Outreach:

Child Evangelism Fellowship;;   309-688-9699, Katrina Forseth; GOOD News Clubs & Materials

Global citizen science platform: To discover, share, and identify wildlife;

PAACH: Peoria Area Association of Christian

8. Local Artists: 

Prophetic Art: Linda Wilmot Facebook,

Fine Art, Nature Paintings: Lori Lee Bowles Sampson,

Art journaling & drawing classes, online; Facebook: Katie Meacham,

Art School:  Facebook: The Hive: ,

Art Stickers: Rachel Denise Davis, Facebook, ART prints, cards, stickers to affirm: 

Drawings from Photographs: Jenna Henvick, artist: drawings  of your family and pets,, 309-287-7835

9. Spiritual Direction:

Pamela Tarantino: “Holy Listening”; Journaling as a Spiritual Practice; Phone Consultations: 309-222-4347.

Vicky Brown, Spiritual Direction,, Practices & Formation: Imago, Practices & Spiritual Direction

Marty Hunt, Spiritual Direction,,309-691-5252, 8115 N Knoxville.

A Friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17: 17

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20