October 17-19, 2014
“It is necessary always to stand upon this, that we must hold the glory of God in greater esteem than our life, and we should always elect a thousand deaths rather than violate a single commandment of God.”
Pierre Viret (1511 – 1571 AD)
Join us again this year in Central Illinois, October 17-19, for the 2014 Reformation Day Faire! This year, we will travel to the rich fields of France and consider the beauty of the French Protestant Reformation. Yet, while France is known for her beauty and culture, our journey will bring us to a dark point in her history, where tens of thousands of faithful Christians gave their lives for the cause of Christ. We will consider their lives, their doctrines, their worship, their faith, remembering their names while at the same time remembering that their is a reason to stand and fight the good fight for the faith.
Our speakers and musical guests include…
Mr. Douglas Bond.
, author of twenty-five books, is husband of Cheryl, father of six, and grandfather of two. He is a ruling elder in the PCA, a history and English teacher, a speaker at conferences, and a leader of Church history tours in Europe.
Dr. Philip Kayser
Philip Kayser has degrees in education, theology and philosophy/ethics. He is the author of over 40 books and booklets, is the director of the Christian educational outreach Biblical Blueprints and the pastor of Dominion Covenant Church (CPC) in Omaha. His passion is to see the comprehensive blueprints of the Scriptures applied to science, civil government, education, art, historiography, economics, business, and every area of life.
Rev. James McDonald
James is pastor of Providence Church (CPC) in Morton, Illinois, husband to Stacy, and father to 10 blessings. James is a nationally known conference speaker and author who seeks to see Christians strengthened through preaching and the written word. He enjoys giving historical impersonations that tie into his love for theology, history, and family.
Music by The Josties!
A family band from southern Alberta, Canada, the Jost family brings a lively blend of organic acoustic music with a folk/light contemporary flavor. Their lighthearted humor and fervent hope in Christ contribute to a refreshing and encouraging experience. You will not want to miss this amazing family!
Schedule of Events
|Friday, October 17||12:00 PM||Registration & Welcome|
|1:30 PM||Huguenot Contributions to
Christian Civilization - Phil Kayser
|2:15 PM||Break & Vendor Hall|
|2:30 PM||The Reformation was French
Before It Was German - Douglas Bond
|3:15 PM||Break & Vendor Hall|
|3:30 PM||Psalm Instruction|
|4:15 PM||Break & Vendor Hall|
|4:30 PM||The Contributions of the
Huguenot to Christian
Just War Theory - Phil Kayser
|5:30 PM||Dinner on your own* & Vendor Hall|
|7:00 PM||Concert: The Josties|
|Saturday, October 18||8:30 AM||Registration & Welcome|
|9:00 AM||Pierre Viret: The Forgotten
Reformer - Douglas Bond
|9:45 AM||Break & Vendor Hall|
|10:00 AM||Gaspard de Coligny: Admiral
of the King - James McDonald
|10:45 AM||Break & Vendor Hall|
|11:00 AM||Heroines & Villains of the
Huguenots: the Good, the Bad,
and the Ugly - Douglas Bond
|11:45 AM||Lunch: Music by The Josties|
|1:30 PM||Towne Square & Vendor Hall|
|3:30 PM||Highland Games / Boffer War
& Vendor Hall
|5:30 PM||Dinner on your own* & Vendor Hall|
|7:30 PM||Historic Ball|
|Sunday, October 19||10:00 AM||Worship|
|12:30 PM||Lunch and Fellowship|
|2:30 PM||Disciple Makers|
|* - When bringing your food onsite
to Providence Church, please be sure
to bring items such as a cooler or
crockpot since the kitchen will be
unavailable for the weekend.
Costumes and Attire
Please keep in mind, this is a Christian family event, so it is important to dress in a way that honors the Lord. While period costumes are encouraged for Saturday’s events, they are not required. However, please ensure that costume selections are modest and appropriate. If you have questions or need costume suggestions, contact the church office. And, yes, you can even wear your kilt!
Our goal is to put on a quality family event at the lowest possible price. The price for this weekend event is only $60/family or $25/person through September 16, 2014. For those who register after the due date, the cost will be $85/family or $40/person.
For those who just want to attend the Friday concert, the cost is $25/family or $10/person. Register Today!
Food and Refreshments
One of Peoria’s premier caterers will provide grilled meats for Saturday’s lunch at very reasonable prices. Prepared onsite for your pleasure: chicken, pork chops, rib eye, bratwurst and more (chips and drinks will also be available)! In addition, there are a number of reasonably priced restaurants in the area. You are also welcome to bring your own meals and utilize our fellowship hall or church grounds.
Registration and Accommodations
Registration is limited, so register early through our registration website (refday2014.eventbrite.com) or by calling our office at 309-387-2600. Please note that registration requires payment in full. Note – children must be accompanied by an adult. If you would like to send a check, please include the registration form that can be downloaded here: Mail In Registration
On hotels, we have negotiated a special rate at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton – $89 per night. Just mention the Reformation Day Faire when you make your reservation!
and the Reformation Continues!
If you are looking for a church that is striving to live faithful to the call of the Reformers, a church that is seeking to glorify God without compromise, consider visiting Providence Church on Sunday. We are here to Providence Church exists to know, worship, and serve the King of kings so that He is honored and His reign is powerfully proclaimed in Central Illinois and beyond for generations to come. And, you are welcome to join us!Cancellation Policy: Fifty percent of the registration fee is refundable if cancellation occurs on or before August 31, 2014. Refunds are not available for cancellations occurring on or after September 1, 2014. Thank you for understanding.