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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
June 11 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.
May 20
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!

Friday, May 20th, 6:00 PM
We will meet in the parking lot of the old Aldi on Western and walk along Western from Aldi to Howett or Lincoln and back. If enough people come we will have a group on both sides of the street, but we will NOT cross Western as part of the walk. There will be water and cookies for people after the walk.
Upcoming Services

Sunday, May 29, 10:30 AM
Islamophobia and the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Senior High Youth Group
At our last youth con in St. Louis, the youth group learned about the crisis faced by refugees from Syria, prepared care packages for a group that had recently arrived in the area, and protested against fear. We would like to take this time to share what we learned with the broader congregation and to encourage action to meet this humanitarian crisis.
Special Music: Pete Driscoll
Share the Plate: Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Sunday, June 5, 10:30 AM
What I Have Learned in 25 Years
Rev. Michael Brown
When I came to this church 25 years ago, it was much smaller, less confident, not so complex, and ready for expansion. Much has changed over these 25 years, but we still maintain our character as an open, loving, and activist community. Today I will share some of what I have learned from these fruitful years.
Special Music: Anna Rosenberger and Sherry Woessner, Clarinet Duet
Share the Plate: Wholesome Food Fund

Special Events
We're planning more events, so check back soon!
Adult Religious Education
Thursday, May 19, 7 PM
See the John Shelby Spong Presentation from Springfield
Bishop Spong actually gave two presentations on April 9.
full info

Fridays, 7-9 PM (May 27, 6:30-9:30 PM)
Film Series: Council of Pimiteoui Movies Spring 2016
Acclaimed films that accurately and authentically portray Native American experience/culture. full info

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

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

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 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

Native American Spirituality Gathering
Members from the Council at Pimiteoui will gather. 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

About/Credits Standing on the
Side of Love
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