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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
November 10 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, October 21, 10:30 AM
Autumn, Melancholy & Depths
Dr. Robert Fuller
Dr. Fuller, Professor of Religious Studies at Bradley University, will be today's guest speaker. Dr. Fuller is one of this congregation's favorite presenters. We welcome him back to the pulpit for another opportunity to enjoy his wit and wisdom.
Special Music: Choir
Share the Plate: Invictus Woods

Sunday, October 28, 10:30 AM
Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a time to remember loved ones who have died and to celebrate their lives. This  holiday, celebrated in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries, acknowledges our losses but also brings a playful  dimension to honoring our departed. You are invited to bring a photo or some other object that reminds you of your loved one. You will have an opportunity to place your remembrance on our ofrenda, a special altar for Dia de los Muertos.
Mariachi Campiranos, a traditional mariachi band, will share their music with us as well.

Share the Plate: Invictus Woods


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 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
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 25, 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