A Letter to My Grandmother about Gaza

A Letter to My Grandmother about Gaza

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Feb 18, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: My grandmother was on staff with the Jewish Distribution Center in Geneva, Switzerland. She loved Israel and being part of the Jewish Community. How would we...
The Question of Collective Liberation

The Question of Collective Liberation

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Feb 11, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Dr. King tells us that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Where are we in the current work of liberation? Coffee Hour...
Calling All Holy Troublemakers

Calling All Holy Troublemakers

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Feb 4, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Heather Vickery, Guest Speaker Overview: As many of you know, our trans and gender expansive beloveds are under attack and being criminalized in many US states right now. This is so serious that...
Stories Celebrate Our Connections

Stories Celebrate Our Connections

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jan 28, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Brian “Fox” Ellis Overview: We welcome Fox back to our church with stories from the wild world. See https://foxtalesint.com/ to learn more about our guest. Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...
The Church That Says Yes!

The Church That Says Yes!

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jan 21, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: In a time of so much “no,” how do we bear witness to our lives and find a way to say “Yes!”? The choir will sing. Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...
On Repentance and Repair

On Repentance and Repair

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jan 14, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Inspired by the book from Rabbi DaynaRuttenberg, we explore how addressing harm and pain in our lives can be an act of liberation. On Repentance and Repair:...
Article 2 and YoUU

Article 2 and YoUU

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jan 7, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Jesi Laughlin, DLRE Overview: Centered on Love, the values of Justice, Equity, Transformation, Pluralism, Interdependence, and Generosity are already at the heart of our faith. Let’s look a...
Seeds for the New Year

Seeds for the New Year

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Regina Stanley and the Congregation Overview: What seeds are you planting for the New Year? How are you weaving your magic into your relationships with others? How can we center beauty and...
Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve

Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve

Join the 7pm Service Zoom Sunday, Dec 24, 2023 @ 7pm Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer and the Congregation Overview: For Christmas Eve, we share the message of the birth of Jesus through ancient and modern texts and beautiful music. This service will feature music from...
A Participatory Nativity Story

A Participatory Nativity Story

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Dec 24, 2023 @ 10:30 am Overview:This story of compassion, care, love, and wisdom will have opportunities for young and old and everyone in between to participate either from their seats or by joining the tableau. Coffee Hour...
The Freedom to Doubt?

The Freedom to Doubt?

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Dec 17, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Doubting, wondering, and questioning are essential to human evolution. And doing so often gets us in big trouble. With so much emphasis on Mystery, what happens...
A Winter Holiday Pageant

A Winter Holiday Pageant

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Jesi Laughlin and a Cast of Thousands Overview: Somewhere in the world there is a place for all of us. UUCP kids and youth explore this idea through telling Lemony Snicket’s “The Latke Who...
How Does One Address a Mystery?

How Does One Address a Mystery?

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Dec 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Our Universalist ancestor Gordon McKeeman lays out a way for encountering Mystery: Cautiously, Reverently, Hopefully, Quietly. What does Mystery mean to our...
Choosing Gratitude and Hope

Choosing Gratitude and Hope

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Nov 12, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Our faith is exploring new language around our values and how love is at the center of everything we do. This month’s value is generosity. We cultivate a spirit...
Becoming Good Ancestors

Becoming Good Ancestors

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Nov 5, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: On October 29, we remembered our beloved dead. How shall we conduct ourselves knowing that we will be ancestors in our own right? We also recognize folks who...
Power Sunday: Defending Democracy

Power Sunday: Defending Democracy

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Oct 22, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis and the Worship Committee Overview: Concerned about our democracy? We can save it! Reverend Jennifer and members will offer a message from the Unitarian Universalists for...
Resilience and Tolerance in Transylvania

Resilience and Tolerance in Transylvania

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Our Apologies, there were technical difficulties with the video, so this was filmed with an iPhone from the back of the sanctuary.  Please turn up the Audio Sunday, Oct 15, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: The...
Rainbow Liberation and the Liberal Church

Rainbow Liberation and the Liberal Church

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Oct 8, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: When did the Unitarian Universalist church become welcoming? As we look forward to National Coming Out Day on October 11 and hosting the Drag Story Time at the...
Fascism: An Origin Story

Fascism: An Origin Story

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:Along with the rising importance of freedom in thought and identity, we also see a rise in efforts to control our minds and behaviors. Where did modern fascism...
Pilgrims and Seekers, Begin!

Pilgrims and Seekers, Begin!

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Sep 17, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Jesi Laughlin, DLRE Overview:Nurturing moral and spiritual growth is the foundation of any faith. What are we exploring this year? The children and youth begin their program today. Coffee Hour...
The Question Is the Answer 2023

The Question Is the Answer 2023

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Sep 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: For our end of summer Question Box Sermon, we are part of creating the  message along with Reverend Jennifer. Send her your questions ahead of time or in person...
Blessing of the Animals 2023

Blessing of the Animals 2023

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Aug 27, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis and a Cast of Thousands Overview:Join us for our Blessing of the Animals! Beloved animals are welcome to join us on site or in a photo. In person pets must be leashed or...
Edwards Coal Documentary

Edwards Coal Documentary

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Aug 6, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Joyce Harant Overview:Film will educate us on the closure of the coal plant and the current issues. Discussion in the conference room will follow. Click HERE to view the film on its own. Coffee...
Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jul 30, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): CUUPs Overview: Lughnasadh is a Pagan Holiday and one of the eight Wiccan Sabbats that mark the turning of the year.  This ritual is a time to celebrate the very beginning of the harvest, when...
The Grieving Brain

The Grieving Brain

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jul 23, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Jeanette Gruber Overview: Jeanette helps us explore love relationships (including the ones with our pets!) along with author Mary Frances O’Connor, PhD, whose work, The Grieving Brain, is our...
Professional Wrestling and the Agreed Upon Lie

Professional Wrestling and the Agreed Upon Lie

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jul 2, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Brad Keefauver Overview:Even though fans are wiser than ever about the mythology of sports entertainment, professional wrestling is still popular. What can this tell us about belief, truth, and...
The History of the UU Church of Peoria

The History of the UU Church of Peoria

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jun 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Kathy Carter, Peoria UU Member Overview: Kathy will share stories and events from the UUPC history that have shaped us into who we are today. Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...
Ready for Joy

Ready for Joy

NO ZOOM PLEASE JOIN US AT THE HERM FARM IN-PERSON OR WATCH THE PRE-RECORDED SERVICE BELOW Sunday, Jun 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer and a Cast of Thousands Overview:Join us at the Herm Farm for our annual picnic and celebration of the past year....
Flower Communion: 100 Years

Flower Communion: 100 Years

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Jun 4, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis and Jesi Laughlin, DLRE Overview: Join us for a celebration of story and the abundance of life as we honor our ritual of the Flower Communion. For this multi-age service,...
Regeneration

Regeneration

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, May 28, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Memorial Day weekend marks the cusp between Spring and Summer. What have we already received year? How shall we prepare for what is to come? Coffee Hour...
The Beauty of Music

The Beauty of Music

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, May 21, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Universalist Unitarian Church Choir Overview: Join us as we enjoy our annual Music Sunday with our excellent choir led by Dave Breeden. Everyone starts in worship. Children may remain in service...
Dancing with Creativity

Dancing with Creativity

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, May 14, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: The creative principle is everywhere, as are the forces working against it. How do you navigate that flow? We will enjoy the music of the Peoria Recorder Group....
Five Smooth Stones To Save the World

Five Smooth Stones To Save the World

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, May 7, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: As the Nazis rose to power in Western Europe, many churches ignored or denied the growing threat. Unitarian theologian James Luther Adams called those...
Mistakes and Miracles

Mistakes and Miracles

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Unitarian Universalism is committed to creating a more just and equitable world. And – we arepredominantly white with a mixed history of being anti-racist and...
Questions on the Mind

Questions on the Mind

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Apr 16, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:Humans come in so many forms, including how our minds work. How do we expand ourunderstanding of human intelligence as we strive to welcome all?The choir will...
Beyond Easter: Shall We Rise?

Beyond Easter: Shall We Rise?

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Apr 9, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Guest Musician: Wes SedrelJesus always flipped the tables on people’s expectations as he showed a new way of relating toeach other. What do we learn from him...
Liberate, Animate, Agitate

Liberate, Animate, Agitate

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Apr 2, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: What might we mere mortals offer to a bruised and hurting world? Join us for the kickoff of our Annual Campaign and dream of our work in the world. The choir...
Claiming the Broken Places

Claiming the Broken Places

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Mar 26, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: On this last Sunday with the theme of Vulnerability and before we enter into April’s theme of Resistance, we pause to pay attention to our brokenness, our...