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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: Shelly Thomas
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, September 15, 10:30 AM
I Know This Rose Will Open
Rev. Dave Clements
On the "faith-full" expectation that there is something in us that can and will blossom, even during storms... "I know this rose will open. I know my fear will burn away. I know my soul will unfurl its wings. I know this rose will open." I invite you to come and explore with me about our own expectations and how something in us that can and will lossom.
Special Music: Kathy Carter, flute
Share the Plate: CASA

Sunday, September 22, 10:30 AM
When Children Lead the Way: From the Doctrine of Discovery to Gun Laws to Peace
Rev. Lynnda White
The truth comes out of the mouths of babes. We see them on the news—the children of our nation saying the things that can lead us out of some of the most discouraging times this nation has faced. They are young and unafraid; they speak up and are vilified; they travel to the Vatican and are ignored. How can we join them on these journeys?
The choir will sing.
Share the Plate: CASA

Special Events
Adult Religious Education
Transcendentalism
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