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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
January 12 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, January 20, 10:30 AM
Rev. Scott Aaseng
What Are We Building
The world is in need of our many hands doing the work of justice. But what is it that we are building as we work? A pile of bricks, a wall, or a cathedral?
Rev. Scott Aaseng serves as Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI), which is building community across the state to put our values into effective action. In various capacities, he has served UU congregations in Chicago, Oak Park, Quincy, Evanston, Rockford and Springfield IL as well as Hobart IN.
Share the Plate: NAACP

Sunday, January 27, 10:30 AM
Dr. Robert Fuller
To be announced
Special Music: To be announced
Share the Plate: CASA

Special Events
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.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Chili Cook-Off
Volunteer to make a crockpot of chili or come to eat and vote on the best in 5 categories: Best Tasting, Spiciest, Most Unusual, Best Vegan/ Vegetarian and Best Presentation. Cooks get 1⁄2 of a long table to decorate. Competitors often wear a costume and offer crackers, corn bread, muffins, or chocolate to go with their chili. It is fun to taste all of the varieties and vote for the best. Hope to see you there!
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 (starts on January 15)
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

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

Thursdays, January 3-24, 7:00-9:00 PM
Series Finale: Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication
Join us on four consecutive Thursday evenings to view and discuss our third and final group of lectures in this video series with Prof. Bart Ehrman. full info