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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
September 8 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, August 19, 10:30 AM
Reflections on Aging
BJ Lindsey
Growing older is a journey that can be filled with joys and fraught with challenges. What life lessons can we learn from people who have navigated the aging process? BJ Lindsey will share her own thoughts about growing older, as well as wisdom gathered from some of our congregation's senior members.
Share the Plate: Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp

Sunday, August 26, 10:30 AM
Embeddedness
Rev. Michael Brown
Embeddedness is the idea that in order to understand the actions of individuals and groups we need to look at the social contexts in which they exist. In a world where different social groups are often at odds with each other, might it be useful for us to understand better why different individuals and groups act the way they do? Would it give us a better chance to solve some of our deepest problems? The idea is worth exploring.
Share the Plate: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

Summer Services
Special Events


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

Third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
Conscious Aging, A Wisdom Circle
In these gatherings, we explore the new purposes and meanings which arise in all our lives as we age. full info

not meeting on a regular basis
Dependency & Addictions
If you have interest in AA, for Al-Anon, or Alateen, contact the church office at 309-688-5608. full info

Contact Michael if you are interested
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

Thursdays, August 23-September 13, 7:00 PM
Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication
Join us on four consecutive Thursday evenings to view and discuss our second group of lectures in this video series with Prof. Bart Ehrman. 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

Typically Second Sundays, 12:30 PM
Native American Spirituality Gathering (Council at Pimiteoui)
If you are interested in the Sunday afternoon group, please contact the church office at 309-688-5608 for future meeting dates. full info