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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
July 9 and every 2nd Saturday, 9:45 AM until shortly after 1:00 PM
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.
July dates and locations to be announced
Peoria Community Against Violence - PCAV Peace Walks
Contact: Brad Adams
It is time to walk the streets of Peoria and let the community know that violence needs to end. We hope everyone will be able to attend!

Upcoming Services

Sunday, June 26, 10:30 AM
Climate Change
Tracy Fox
Personal reflections on the Paris talks, climate justice and what it means to remain hopeful in an age of mass extinction and planetary chaos. Sponsored by Social Impact.
Share the Plate:Habitat for Humanity

Sunday, July 3, 10:30 AM
Using Virtual Reality
Galen Faidley
Galen is globally responsible for Immersive Visualizaiton at Caterpillar and will speak on virtual reality (VR). Virtual reality uses computer graphics technology to immerse the user in a virtual world. Galen will provide a history of VR technology, discuss the current state of the art, explain how Caterpillar uses the technology for product development, and explore the social and spiritual implications of wide spread adoption of virtual reality. A hands on demonstration of the technology will be available to experience after the service.
Share the Plate: Habitat for Humanity

Sunday, July 10, 10:30 AM
Celebrate Art
Judith Shanahan
Judith will discuss the importance of teaching art in schools, why we should make it ourselves, and how she began making art at age 4-1/2. She will have art on exhibit from a few artist friends, and from herself; she will tie in the arts of music and drama.
Share the Plate:Habitat for Humanity

Special Events
July 14 - 16, 2016
UU Rummage Sale
Thursday, July 14, 12 PM - 7 PM
Friday, July 15, 8 AM - 2 PM
Saturday, July 16, 8 AM - 11 AM 1/2 price sale
Saturday, July 16, 11 AM - 2 PM bag sale
Adult Religious Education
Sundays, 8:45-10 AM
A Course in Miracles
There is no hell. full info

Fourth Sundays, 12:15-2:15 PM
Buddhism Study/Discussion Group
Focus for this year will be meditation practice using insight meditation. full info

Thursdays in August, 7-9 PM
Folkin' Summer
This series will continue the journey we began in February to learn and explore folk singer/songwriters through their stories and songs. full info

As Needed
Grief Support
As we go through grief, there are ways to make the process more meaningful. full info

Second and Third Sundays, 12:15-2 PM
Hindu Tantra Group
Tantra represents the oldest spiritual tradition of India. full info

Thursday, July 7, 7-9 PM
How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Identity Theft and Stay Safe Online
The title is the summary. full info

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

First Sundays, 9:45 AM
and Fourth Tuesdays, 7 PM
Native American Spirituality Gathering
Members from the Council at Pimiteoui will gather. full info

Thursday evenings in June from 7-9 PM
Video Series "Re-claiming the Bible in a Non-Religious World"
Join us for a series of video lectures by Bishop John Shelby Spong, originally given at the renowned Chautauqua Institution. full info

Third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
*Meetings will be cancelled if the weather is bad. Call the church office at 309-688-5608 before coming to confirm the class will be meeting
Wisdom Circle
We explore the new purposes and meanings which arise in all our lives as we age. full info

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