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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.

Photo of Universalist Unitarian Church, Peoria, Illinois

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

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

Social Impact
December 8 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, November 18, 10:30 AM
What it Means to Work Together as Human Beings Toward Cultural, Social, and Environmental Equity
Our guest speaker is an internationally-known Native American environmental activistwho is continuing the conversation and discovery process around what it means to be a Human Being and how to work together for Cultural, Social and Environmental Equity. His actual topic will arise as the spirit moves him. Come and engage in this prophetic witness.
The choir will sing today.
Share the Plate: BLUU: The Promise and the Practice

Sunday, November 25, 10:30 AM
Rev. Lynnda White
Who Is Human and How Can You Tell?
How can we celebrate the quest for justice, equality, and human rights without determining what we mean by human and deciding if some people are more human than others or are more entitled to more rights than others? Apparently the answers aren’t as simple as we think they are.
Special Music: Craig Curtis and Mat Timm
Share the Plate: BLUU: The Promise and the Practice
Special Events
Saturday (8am-5pm), November 17, bag sale on Sunday (12pm-3pm), November 18
UU Used Book Sale
Shop our Annual UU Used Book Sale for a huge selection of books, tapes, videos, CDs, DVD s, records, magazines, and audio books on Tape or CD. We encourage you to bring your own cloth shopping bags.
Friday, January 25
Winter Warming Dance Fundraiser
Are You Ready for Some Barn Dancing? Join us for a kid-friendly, no-dance-partner-required chance to celebrate with your friends and neighbors the way they did when life was simpler. Mark your calendar now for a Fellowship Hall full of hooting, hollering, and the sounds of our music-makers “Too Old To Be Controlled.” Please save the date and plan to bring treats/desserts to share.
Adult Religious Education
Sundays, 8:45-10:00 AM and Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM
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 (on hiatus until January 2019)
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, November 29, December 6, 13, 7:00-9:00 PM
Exploring Our UU Roots
Have you always wondered how the courageous people who founded Unitarianism and Universalism came to their religious beliefs and how they survived in a time when religious expectations were more rigid? 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