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Community Matters on WCIC - Saturdays at 5:45 a.m.

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Episodes

Serving Despite the Circumstances

4/4/2020
Rev. Craig Williams, Executive Director for South Side Mission in Peoria, describes how his agency is serving the public during the coronavirus outbreak. He explains how difficult circumstances provide an opportunity to share hope in Jesus.

Duration:00:14:55

Sharing Hope During the Coronavirus Outbreak

3/28/2020
Six pastors from the WCIC community offer encouragement to help families and individuals during the coronavirus outbreak, a time causing stress and worry for many people.

Duration:00:11:26

Staying Safe Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

3/21/2020
Dr. Christopher McDowell, an Emergency Medicine Physician for SIU School of Medicine and Memorial Health System in Springfield explains what coronavirus is, how we can keep it from spreading, and provides practical tips for you and your family.

Duration:00:11:38

What's Happening in Sheffield

3/7/2020
Mary Lanham, Interim Village President of the Village of Sheffield gives an update on business and commerce in the village, plus an overview of activities and amenities in the community.

Duration:00:14:32

Hope When It Seems Hopeless

2/29/2020
Joannie DeBrito, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, talks about how the community as a whole can be part of the solution for people who may not feel there is any hope left in living.

Duration:00:16:25

Help for Homeschool Parents

2/22/2020
Arkasia Cox with the Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators talks about resources they provide to parents who homeschool their children and offers encouragement to homeschool parents.

Duration:00:14:18

Sharing the Blessings

2/15/2020
Jada Hoerr, Development & Relations Director for Midwest Food Bank talks about her organization’s mission to fight hunger in Illinois, the United States and throughout the world. She describes how rewarding it is to serve others and what the organization hopes to accomplish in the future.

Duration:00:16:27

The Power of Forgiveness

2/8/2020
Dr. Brian Adams, Author and Pastor, tells his story of how God changed him from a drug dealer into a minister. He talks about the power of forgiveness and how it can be a game changer in life.

Duration:00:18:26

Spiritual Friendships

2/1/2020
Michael Austin from Christian History Magazine describes the role friendships had in spreading Christianity and the role spiritual friendships continue to have today.

Duration:00:18:18

Caring for Family Members with Alzheimer’s

1/25/2020
Daryl Carlson, Manager of Education & Community Volunteers for the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter - Peoria Office provides tips for preventing wintertime accidents for loved ones with Alzheimer’s. He shares about how his agency works on behalf of family members of those with Alzheimer’s.

Duration:00:15:33

Night to Shine

1/18/2020
Rachel Chaffer with Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton describes a prom event designed to make teens with special needs feel included and loved.

Duration:00:12:39

Staying Safe on Social Media

1/11/2020
Danny Huerta from Focus on the Family talks about the dangers that can exist for kids while using apps and social media and offers tips for parents to help keep their children safe.

Duration:00:18:52

The Power of Partnership

1/4/2020
Rob Wilson, Executive Director of Kingdom Life Peoria explains how his organization is working to pair up groups and ministries throughout the Peoria area in an effort to strengthen the community.

Duration:00:16:58

Housing and Hope

12/28/2019
Chris Collins with Housing Our People Everywhere (H.O.P.E.) describes his organization’s goal to provide sustainable living for the homeless and create jobs for at-risk youth. Pastor Mark Marshall with Christian Faith Center discusses the biblical elements of service and how important hope is for every person.

Duration:00:19:09

Airborne Assistance

12/21/2019
Lindsey Kerr, Executive Director of LifeLine Pilots talks about how one woman started an organization that now benefits from 450 volunteer pilots to provide free air transportation for financially distressed people with medical needs.

Duration:00:15:06

Help for Low-Income Families

12/14/2019
Mary Lou Nelson & Autumn Wisz from Heartland Head Start share how a grant will help provide dental work for people who can’t afford it. They also describe their organization’s new initiative to help pregnant women.

Duration:00:15:58

The Dangers of Vaping and Driving

12/7/2019
Laura Adams, Safety and Education Analyst for DriversEd.com explains why it’s so dangerous to drive while distracted and focuses on the recent additional dangers posed by vaping. She gives details from a recent survey, which discovered many Americans are vaping while driving.

Duration:00:15:10

Improving Illinois Infrastructure

11/30/2019
Omer Osman, Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation gives details on the capital program for Illinois and projects being planned for the WCIC listening area. He also shares winter driving safety tips.

Duration:00:17:57

Support for the Vulnerable

11/23/2019
George Goodlow, Resource Supervisor for Lutheran Social Services discusses his organization’s mission to provide helpful programs for vulnerable individuals and families in Illinois.

Duration:00:16:46

Help and Hope for Families

11/16/2019
Sam Guillory, Director of Development for The Baby Fold gives an overview of how this organization is helping children and families in central Illinois.

Duration:00:16:23