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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, October 20, 10:30 AM
Beyond Categorical Thinking: What a T-Rex named Penelope, Pittsburgh, and a Theologian Can Teach Us About The Future of Religion and Our Commitment to eEquity and Justice
Keith Kron, UUA Transitions Director
Religion, including Unitarian Universalism, is at a moment in time. Can it survive? And what must it do in order to survive? What must we do? We'll explore our place in today's world, and why it's metaphorical meteorites and not a comet that could wipe us out.
The choir will sing.
Share the Plate: Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp

Sunday, October 27, 10:30 AM
Day of Remembrance
Reverend Lynnda White
One truth is that every culture has its ways of marking and celebrating the deaths of its loved ones. On this Sunday, we will continue that tradition by looking at ways in which these transitions are memorialized in other cultures. Please bring pictures and mementos of your loved ones to display as we begin the path to finding what may lead to our own tradition..
Special Music: Mariachi Campiranos De Peoria
Share the Plate: Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp

Special Events
Saturday, November 2, 6p-7:30p Social time, Silent Auction, Food & Drink ; 7:30p-9p Live Auction
An Amazing You Be UU Auction
Auction at the UU Church
Cost is $20 per person
Wine and Beer for a donation
Food provided by local restaurants
Adult Religious Education
Transcendentalism
Second Thursdays, Sept 19-26, 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