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Welcome to the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria, Illinois. It's not easy to sum up our church in a few words, but a good place to start is with our mission statement:

• Embracing Freedom
• Loving Inclusively
• Growing Spiritually
• Healing Our World

We offer you the freedom to follow your own path to spiritual and religious truth. Everyone is welcome in the spirit of inclusive love and acceptance. Here you can grow spiritually in a caring, supportive community. And you can help heal our world by getting involved in community and global outreach.

If this sounds like something you'd like to know more about, we invite you to explore our website. You'll find lots of information about who we are and what we offer. We welcome your interest and extend a sincere invitation to visit our church.

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Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria
3000 W. Richwoods Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61604

Services and Church School
10:30 AM Sundays
Directions & Map

Social Impact
October 13 and every second Saturday at 9:30 AM
Loaves and Fish
Contact: Sandy Meskimen
Loaves and Fish is a program offered by the First United Methodist Church downtown at 116 NE Perry. Volunteers serve a noon meal; also food for the guests to take home is available, clothing, if needed, and a medical clinic. The number of guests vary from about 250 to 350 people, and there are usually about 50 volunteers. The guests are quite appreciative, and the ambience created by the guests and volunteers is rewarding. Join our church volunteers on the second Saturday of each month. Come just one time or on a regular basis.
We Are Unitarian Universalists
Watch this short video to learn more about our UU faith
Recorded Sermons
Upcoming Services

Sunday, September 30, 10:30 AM
Where Do We Go from Here, Baby Boomers and Millennials
Rev. Lynnda White
We live in a time when life is both more grand and more ferocious. At one time, our children were expected to be more prosperous than their parents' generation. Baby boomers are blamed for most of the things that are not going right in the world. Each generation has its downfalls and its victories. Can't we all just get along?
Special Music: Wilanna Vogel, Accoridan Tribute to Bonnie Gudat
Share the Plate: Peoria Friendship House

Sunday, October 7, 10:30 AM
Creating a Beloved Conversation
The Beloved Conversation Students
Last year about 30 of us took part in a program called Beloved Conversations, including a weekend retreat and 8 follow up sessions. Our focus was becoming more sensitive to how racism works, both in society and in ourselves, and trying to see what we can do about it. Today we will share our insights with you. We hope you will come and be part of the Beloved Conversation that is so needed in our land.
The choir will sing today.
Share the Plate: Day of Remembrance

Special Events
Saturday, November 17, bag sale on Sunday, November 18
UU Used Book Sale
Shop our Annual UU Used Book Sale for a huge selection of books, tapes, videos, CDs, DVDs, records, magazines, and audio books on Tape or CD. We encourage you to bring your own cloth shopping bags.
Adult Religious Education
Sundays, 8:45-10:00 AM
A Course in Miracles
The Course states that a universal theology is not possible; there exists different, yet valid, pathways to the Truth. full info

Third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
Conscious Aging, A Wisdom Circle
In these gatherings, we explore the new purposes and meanings which arise in all our lives as we age. full info

not meeting on a regular basis
Dependency & Addictions
If you have interest in AA, for Al-Anon, or Alateen, contact the church office at 309-688-5608. full info

Thursdays, September 27-October 4, 7:00-9:00 PM
God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World
Running counter to most writers on world religions, best selling author Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. full info

Contact Michael if you are interested
Grief Support
When we have a loss in our lives, we go through grief. It is not optional; it is natural and inevitable. full info

First Sundays, 12-2 PM
Humanist Perspectives
What differences and compatibilities do humanists share with theists, free thinkers, skeptics, agnostics, atheists... full info

Fourth Tuesdays, 7-9 PM
Monthly Meditation
Meditation is an ancient art that is more and more widely recognized as having real benefits. full info

Typically Second Sundays, 12:30 PM
Native American Spirituality Gathering (Council at Pimiteoui)
If you are interested in the Sunday afternoon group, please contact the church office at 309-688-5608 for future meeting dates. full info