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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 10 and every second Saturday at 9:30 AM
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.
We Are Unitarian Universalists
Watch this short video to learn more about our UU faith
Recorded Sermons
Upcoming Services

Sunday, May 28, 10:30 AM
Is Healthcare Equal for All?
Our Senior High Youth
Are you stressed about the future of healthcare? The Senior High Youth will be discussing healthcare disparities, access and what we can do to make our voices heard.
Share the Plate: Center for the Prevention of Abuse

Sunday, June 4, 10:30 AM
Universalism: A Myth That Still Works
Rev. Michael Brown
What is a myth and what could it mean to say that a myth "works"? Isn't any story just true or false? The Universalist story is a myth that still has power. As we celebrate 175 years of Universalism in this community, what do we think of our own myth? Today is our congregational meeting after church. Come and join us for lunch, fellowship, and some healthy decision making. Child care also provided.
Special Music: David Woessner, Alto Sax Solo
Share the Plate: Central Illinois Friends of People with Aids

Special Events
Sunday, May 28, 3:00 PM
Piano Recital: Star Commanday
We are very pleased to announce that pianist Star Commanday will present a Senior Piano Recital in our Sanctuary. The repertoire will include a Toccata by JS Bach, the Pathétique Sonata by Beethoven, and three short impressionist pieces by Claude Debussy. After a short intermission the recital concludes with the Piano Trio in g minor, op. 17, by Clara Schumann, in four movements. Star will be assisted in the piano trio by Casey Hoffmire, violin, and Monica Baldwin, cello. This is a free recital open to everyone who enjoys chamber music. Star Commanday is currently studying with Dr. Andrea Molina in Peoria, and Professor Adam Neiman at the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Thursday, July 20, 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm
Friday, July 21, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 22, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rummage Sale
1/2 price Saturday morning & $3.00 per bag Saturday at 11:00 AM.
Adult Religious Education
Sundays, 8:45-10:00 AM
A Course in Miracles
The Course states that a universal theology is not possible; there exists different, yet valid, pathways to the Truth. full info

4th Sundays, 12:15-2:15 PM
Buddhism Study/Discussion Group Takes a Break
Buddhism Study/Discussion Group will not meet in 2017 but will return in 2018. full info

not meeting on a regular basis
Dependency & Addictions
If you have interest in AA, contact Phyllis Close at 309-682-3850; for Al-Anon, contact Frank Hubbell at 309-256-1067; or, for Alateen, contact Dorothy Yaeger at 309-360-0032. full info

2nd Tuesdays, 7 PM and As needed
Grief Support
When we have a loss in our lives, we go through grief. It is not optional; it is natural and inevitable. full info

First Sundays, 12-2 PM
Humanist Perspectives
What differences and compatibilities do humanists share with theists, free thinkers, skeptics, agnostics, atheists... 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 PM
Native American Spirituality Gathering (Council at Pimiteoui)
Members from the Council at Pimiteoui will gather each Sunday morning before the regular Sunday Service to offer a few moments of Native American spirituality practices. full info

Wednesdays, May 24-June 28, 1:00 PM
New Small Group Offering: Qi Gong
Join us for a series of Qi Gong gentle exercises integrating physical movement and breathing techniques, along with some meditation. full info

Third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
Wisdom Circle
In these gatherings, 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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