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Welcome!

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
309-688-5608
office@peoriauuchurch.org

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


Social Impact
Loaves and Fish
Every second Saturday at 9:30 AM
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, May 26, 10:30 AM
Flower Communion Sunday
Rev. Dave Clements and Rev. Lynnda White
What does it feel like to be in community? How can each person contribute to our community of faith? The flower communion asks each person who attends to bring one flower. We will combine these together and each person will leave with a different flower than what they brought. Come and celebrate and participate in this wonderful ritual.
Special Music: UUkulele Fun Strum
Share the Plate: Minister's Discretionary Fund

Sunday, June 2, 10:30 AM
Beauty and the Beast
Rev. Dave Clements
Many of us have heard the Disney story or have seen the film version of Beauty and the Beast. What does the story teach us about beauty? What does the story say about us as Universalist Unitarians and how we view the world? Come and explore with me the story within the story of beauty and the beast.
Special Music: Rosa Chang, piano
Share the Plate: Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Special Events
Sunday, June 2, Noon
Annual Congregational Meeting
At this very important meeting, each voting member takes part in affirming our church leaders for board members, trust members, and the ministerial search committee. We also decide on our next fiscal year budget and other items as designated by the board. Plan to attend this meeting in Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be served and child care provided.
Thursday–Saturday, July 18–20
UU Rummage Sale
Mark your calendar for this annual event! Hours are:
Thursday, 10 AM–7 PM
Friday, 8 AM–2 PM, half-price sale
Saturday, 8 AM–2 PM, $3 per bag
The church will be filled with bargains of all kinds, so don’t miss this huge sale! Donations of items to sell will be accepted June 9 through July 16.
Adult Religious Education
Transcendentalism
Second Thursdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, 7–9 PM
Join Jean Sloan this summer to view and discuss video course lectures with Prof. Ashton Nichols on the Transcendentalist Movement. full info

A Course in Miracles
Sundays, 8:45-10:00 AM
The Course states that a universal theology is not possible; there exists different, yet valid, pathways to the Truth. full info

Dependency & Addictions
Contact the office
If you have interest in AA, Al-Anon, or Alateen, contact the church office at 309-688-5608.

Grief Support
Contact the office
 When we have a loss in our lives, grief is not optional; it is natural and inevitable. full info

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

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

Wisdom Circle
Third Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
In these gatherings, we explore the new purposes and meanings which arise in all our lives as we age. full info