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GET INVOLVED

As the largest 100% volunteer Christmas event in Central Illinois, The Community Festival of Nativities is made possible only through the gifts of time and skills donated by the community. To become part of this unifying event, please see below for ways you can give.

Volunteers
VOLUNTEER

SETUP VOLUNTEERS

Fill out this form to be a volunteer for helping in setting up or taking down the 2023 event

Monday Shifts - Nov 27, 2023
Tuesday Shifts - Nov 28, 2023
Wednesday Shifts - Nov 29, 2023
Monday Shifts - Dec 4, 2023

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For any questions about volunteering, email: volunteerpeorianativities@gmail.com

HOST VOLUNTEERS

Fill out this form to be a volunteer to host for the 2023 event

Thursday Shifts - Nov 30, 2023
Friday Shifts - Dec 1, 2023

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Saturday Shifts - Dec 2, 2023

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Sunday Shifts - Dec 3, 2023

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For any questions about volunteering, email: volunteerpeorianativities@gmail.com

Nativities

NATIVITIES

Fill out this form to have your nativity included in the display for the 2023 event. You may register up to 3 nativities at a time.

Please register your nativities prior to bringing them to the Festival to expedite the check-in process.

If you have previously registered a nativity and would like to lend your nativity again, you should receive an email. If you do not, please contact us at: sharepeorianativities@gmail.com

If you have numerous nativities to lend for the event, please contact us at: sharepeorianativities@gmail.com

Nativity pickup is Monday December 4th

NATIVITY 1

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NATIVITY 2

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NATIVITY 3

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To re-register a nativity from last year, click here: Re-register

 

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Music

MUSIC

Fill out this form to be a performer for 2023 event

Please understand that requested days and times are not guaranteed.

Select days and times available (check all that apply)

For any questions please contact Charity Jeffs at: charitytjeffs@gmail.com

 

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Poinsettias

POINSETTIAS

Poinsettia Sponsorship

Poinsettias are red, in 8" pots, large, and are $15.00 each.

 

Check or cash orders should be placed through organizational representatives. If you are not affiliated with a sponsoring organization, please contact Melinda at poinsettia.cfn@gmail.com

If you would like to pay with PayPal or Venmo, please contact your organizational representative to place your order. You can then pay Venmo: @Nativity-22(Peoria Poinsettia) or PayPal: @peorianativity(Melinda Iund). Please remember to choose friends, not a business.

If you are not from one of the sponsoring churches and would like to purchase poinsettias, please fill out the form below and pay with PayPal or Venmo. Please choose friend, not business.

Once you submit your order below you will receive PayPal and Venmo payment information. Orders will only be fulfilled if payment is received by Sunday, October 22, 2023.

POINSETTIAS MUST BE PICKED UP MONDAY DECEMBER 4th, BETWEEN 9 AM AND 6 PM. POINSETTIAS NOT PICKED UP BY 6 PM WILL BE DONATED TO LOCAL NURSING HOMES.

 

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Thank you to everyone that has helped sponsor a poinsettia for the 2023 Community Festival of Nativities.

Payment information will be requested/given after clicking the "Submit" button.

For any questions about ordering, please email: poinsettia.cfn@gmail.com

 

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MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

Thursday, November 30th

3:00 Dunlap Middle School Orchestra - Orchestra 4:00 Denise Adams - Piano 5:00 Reva Oliverius - Piano 5:30 Piano Students of Elisabeth Pluth - Piano 6:00 David Copley - Organ 6:30 Danny Maughan - Vocal 7:30 The Brass Monkeys - Brass Quartet 8:00 The Arc Light Madrigal Singers - Vocal 8:30 Bloomington/Normal Flute Club - Flute

Friday, December 1st

10:30 EPIC choir - Choir 3:00 Denise Adams - Piano 4:00 James Tandy - Piano 4:30 Dennis Salisbury - Flute 5:00 Steve Williams - Vocal 5:30 Shanna Roper - Vocal and Piano 6:00 David Copley - Organ 6:30 Peoria International Choir - Choir 7:00 Mark Kline - Vocal and Guitar 7:30 Youth Vocal Ensemble - Vocal 8:00 Alayna Wong - Piano 8:30 Elisabeth Pluth and Cole Faulstic - Flute and Saxophone

Saturday, December 2nd

10:00 Peoria Area Children’s Choir - Choir 10:30 Piano students of Jessica Jarnagin - Piano 11:00 Students of Mark Kline - Guitar 11:30 St. Mark Catholic School Choir - Choir 12:00 Emily Simpson - piano 12:30 Holy Family School Choir - Choir 1:00 Heart of Illinois Chorus - Choir 1:30 Jerry Todd - Saxophone 2:00 Holy Family Choir - Choir 2:30 Tina Forlines - Piano 3:00 Neal and James Glassett - Cello

Sunday, December 3rd

4:00 Peoria Civic Chorale Chamber Choir - Choir 4:30 David Copley - Organ 5:00 Layla Ziegler - Clarinet 5:30 Emma Ziegler - saxophone 6:00 The Barzollo Family - Vocal and Instrumental 6:30 Steve Williams - Vocal 7:00 Mark Kline - Vocal and Guitar 7:30 Elizabeth Pluth - Vocal 8:00 Shanna Roper - Vocal and Piano 8:30 Adult Ensemble - Vocal

For any questions please contact Charity Jeffs at: charitytjeffs@gmail.com

 

FRIENDS OF THE NATIVITY

The Community Festival of Nativities is a recognized non-profit; monetary and in-kind donations are tax-deductible. Your generous contributions help us maintain this as a free event to the public.

For more information about becoming a Friend of the Nativity through a donation, click below.

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