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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
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, June 16, 10:30 AM
From Past to Present and the Urgency of Now
Ryan Hidden, Sierra Regional Organizer and Joyce Blumenshine are today's presenters.
Have you wondered who/what Sierra Club really is? Beyond being one of the oldest national environmental advocacy groups, Sierra club is distinctive in its reliance on volunteers. From the local level to the halls of Congress, this colorful presentation will give you insight into the organizaton and opportunities for finding involvement and hope. Sierra guidance principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness will be part of this discussion.
Share the Plate: Family Core

Sunday, June 23, 10:30 AM
Then and Now
Egypt Trip Travelers
10 members and 2 sisters went on our UU Trip to Egypt in January. We will discuss our responses to visiting this ancient land with pictures.
Share the Plate: Family Core

Special Events
Saturday, June 22, 7:30 PM
Estampe Piano Trio Concert
Please join us in the sanctuary to enjoy this trio's musical performance, "Von Bonn Nach Wien" ("From Bonn to Vienna"). The concert will highlight Ludwig van Beethoven's trio works, offering an insight into the evolution of Beethoven's style. Performers are Eunjeong Choi on violin, Yeonwoo Seo on cello, and Mickey Chien on piano. Freewill donations will be accepted and divided equally between the performers and the church. Everyone is welcome.
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
South Africa: The Experience
Thursday, July 25, 7-9 PM
Learn about Rev. Dave's experience of serving in South Africa. full info full info

Second Thursdays, 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