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: Homeschool, Faith Based, & Nature Retreats;  Creative Activities Designed Just for You & Your Children; 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.

2. Oasis Church, 401 South Carol Ave., Morton, Il. 61550, 309-839-2402.

3. Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 IL- 91, Peoria, Il 61615, 309-693-3641;6 ask about: Moms in Prayer Group, contact persons. //

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

5. Local Monastery: To visit, call:  Saint Joseph Priory, 11223 Legion Hall Road, Princeville, Il 61559;  Brother John Louis Mary, Guest Master, for Spiritual Direction 309-385-1193; see the recorded retreats and talks at

Apostolic Sisters of St. John 309-243-1488

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

St. Jude 10811 N Knoxville; St. Thomas 904 E Lake; St. Philomena 1000 W. Albany; St. Vincent de Paul, 6001 N University.

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

8. Facebook: John King: Retired Lead Pastor, Riverside Community Church, 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.

9. PAACH: Peoria Area Association of Christian

10. Moms in Prayer-Illinois Facebook;

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

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

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

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

14. Art School:  Facebook: The Hive: ,

15. Rachel Denise Davis, Facebook, ART prints, cards, stickers to affirm: 

16. Jenna Henvick, artist: drawings from photographs of your family and pets,, 309-287-7835

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

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