Are you a Carrot, an Egg, or a Coffee Bean?

Are you a Carrot, an Egg, or a Coffee Bean?

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker: Rev. Dave Clements Overview:Are you like a carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, you wilt and become soft and lose your strength? Are you  like an egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the...
Great Comebacks

Great Comebacks

Sunday, February 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker: Rev. Lynnda White Sermon Audio Overview:We often think of resilience as a personal attribute, but how does it happen at family, group, national, and global levels? Is it ever too late to struggle for a comeback? What if we...
Busyness and Resilience

Busyness and Resilience

Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker: Rev. Meredith Olson Sermon Audio Overview:We welcome Bloomington-Normal’s Intern Minister Meredith Olson to our pulpit. Meredith is a past Peoria church member and is now completing her schooling to be come a UU...
Take a Breath

Take a Breath

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020  @ 10:30 am Speaker: Rev. Dave Clements Overview:Sometimes in band or choir, music requires players or singers to hold a note longer than they can hold a note. In those cases, one is taught to mindfully stagger when each takes a breath, so...
The Artist’s Struggle for Integrity

The Artist’s Struggle for Integrity

Sunday, January 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker: Rev Dave Clements Sermon Audio It seems to me that the artist’s struggle for his integrity must be considered as a kind of metaphor for the struggle, which is universal and daily, of all human beings.  An artist tries to...
MLK What Lessons Can We Learn

MLK What Lessons Can We Learn

Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:30 am Speaker: Rev. Dave Clements Overview: As we celebrate the life of this visionary leader, what lessons can we learn from what he taught over 30 years ago. Where are we on fulfilling MLK’s dream? The choir will sing. Share the Plate:...

Lunch with the Ministers

First Sunday of Every Other Month, 12:00 pm Newcomers: Do You Have Questions about Our Church? A great way to get your questions answered and find out more about UUs is to attend Lunch with the Ministers This is a time to learn more about……what UUs...
Where is Wisdom to be Found

Where is Wisdom to be Found

Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 10:30 AM Speaker(s): Pastor Charles Eduardo Overview:“The good news is you don’t need to be brilliant to be wise; The bad news is that without wisdom, brilliance isn’t enough…” Pastor Charles will explore with us this concept as to where is...
Integrity: We Know It When We See It

Integrity: We Know It When We See It

Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 @ 10:30am Reverend Lynnda White Overview:We all know what “integrity” means, but if we had to define it for someone, what would we say? Would you stumble over the words that you feel so clearly in your heart? It’s our nature to understand words at...

Free for Friendship

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14, 5:00 PM Won’t you join us for Paul Hodge’s Annual Free for Friendship Christmas Party? Paul is hosting his annual festive holiday celebration. Lets Eat, Drink & Be Merry, cozying up for holiday celebration with...

Retired Men’s Luncheon

Last Friday of Each Month Friday, December 27, 12:00 Noon Join the Retired Men’s Friday Luncheon Group as it meets at Childers at 3312 N. University St., at Noon, on the last Friday of each month. Contact Ed Murphy at 309-251-0288 with...

UUkulele Fun Strum

Most Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, Foyer Bring your sense of rhythm and your sense of humor and join the group whose middle name is “Fun.” All levels, including beginning players, are welcome. If you can’t play yet, come and sing with us! We plan to play most Wednesdays...

Third Thursday Ladies Lunch

Thursday, December 19, 11:30 AM We will dine at Johnny’s Italian Steak-house (East Peoria). This has been our favorite holiday restaurant for several years! Haven’t joined us before? We would love to have you! For reservations or cancellations, please call Yvonne at...

Bishop Hill Fiber Guild

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month. Doors open at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 14, 10:00 AM The business meeting starts at 11:00, followed by time for lunch, and then an educational program and social time. Please bring your own lunch. Anyone...

Value the Vote in 2020

Location: Conference Room Sunday, January 12 – UU the Vote / Nation-wide Video Conference Call Watch PartyGathering locally to engage nationally: We will gather for a national video/conference call as UUs across our country are called to work on issue-based...

Humanist Perspectives

First Sundays, 12-2 PM Facilitators: Harry Elger Location: Conference Room Overview: What differences and compatibilities do humanists share with theists, free thinkers, skeptics, agnostics, atheists, secularists, rationalists, relativists, scriptural literalists,...

Grief Support

Time: Contact the office Facilitators: Ministers Location: To be arranged Overview: When we have a loss in our lives, grief is not optional; it is natural and inevitable. As we go through grief, there are ways to make the process more meaningful and perhaps a little...

Conscious Aging

 Third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 PM (will not meet in December) Facilitators: Various Location: Conference Room Overview: In these gatherings, we explore the new purposes and meanings that arise in all our lives as we age. Our meetings include learning, listening,...

A Course in Miracles

Sundays, 8:45-10:00 AM Facilitators: Suzette Boulais Location: Conference Room Overview: The Course states that a universal theology is not possible; there exists different, yet valid, pathways to the Truth. The Course is one of those pathways. Maybe you’ve...

Loaves & 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...
The Awe Within

The Awe Within

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 @ 10:30am We stop. We pause…We journey deep down into that quiet center where no voice is heard…Here is the center of the world. In this instant are centered the whirling orbs, the movement of earth and sky. In this fragile moment of...
Silence and the Discovery of Belonging

Silence and the Discovery of Belonging

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 @ 10:30am Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us. Not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of...
When Children Lead The Way

When Children Lead The Way

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 @ 10:30am If you’ve been watching the news, you know that school children around the world have been urging action on climate change. Rev. Lynnda White speaks about children leading the way, from the Doctrine of Discovery to gun laws to...
I Know This Rose Will Open

I Know This Rose Will Open

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 @ 10:30am After the congregation sang “I know this rose will open”, Rev. Dave Clements invited them to explore their expectations and how something within us all can and will...
The Water Service

The Water Service

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am Rev. Lynnda White delivers the homily in the UU Church of Peoria’s annual “Water Service”, the first service of the fall...
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am What does the story of the Beauty and the Beast teach us about beauty? What does thestory say about us as Unitarian Universalists and how we view the...
A Conversation with a Rabbi

A Conversation with a Rabbi

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am There’s nothing like answering someone’s questions about what you believe in…or don’t believe in…to sharpen your focus on your faith. That’s sort of what happens with Rev. Dave and Rev. Lynnda in a...
Finding Yourself

Finding Yourself

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am As Rev. Lynnda White tells us, “finding yourself” shouldn’t require a GPS.   ‘Finding yourself’ is not how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self...
What Does It Mean to Be a People of Wholeness?

What Does It Mean to Be a People of Wholeness?

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am We Unitarian Universalists understand the urge to restore what once was. But our faith teaches us that this is just not how the world works. What do we need to become whole? We Unitarian Universalists understand the urge to restore what...