Opening the Heart

Opening the Heart

Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:As the High Holidays of Judaism begin, we explore the practice of reflecting on the year, taking responsibility, and making amends. Coffee Hour Afterwards Facebook Post...
Ingathering Water Communion

Ingathering Water Communion

Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:Join Reverend Jennifer and a Cast of Thousands (You!) as we begin the new year. Congregations across the country start the church year by inviting members and friends to share a bit of their...
Questions? Questions!

Questions? Questions!

Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: This Sunday is a chance to create the message along with Reverend Jennifer. She will take your questions and respond during the sermon. Your input also helps her plan for the year. Send your...
Sexuality Through a UU Lens

Sexuality Through a UU Lens

Sunday, Aug 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Dr. Melanie Davis Overview: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education, this service explores the Unitarian Universalist perspectives on sexuality and our internationally acclaimed Our...
A Pilgrim Church, A Servant Church

A Pilgrim Church, A Servant Church

Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: As the winds of summer and our shifting world blow about us, what is the purpose of the church? How might we manifest our beloved community in this moment? Share the Plate: Peoria Friendship...
Blessing the Beginnings

Blessing the Beginnings

Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:Join Reverend Jennifer for a time to honor the beginnings in our lives. All ages are welcome! This service will include a “blessing of the backpacks” where we will recognize what we carry...

Audacity of Faith

Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:September 30 marks the 250th anniversary of John Murray’s first Universalist sermon in the United States. But it wouldn’t have happened without the determined faith of one country...

Special Worship Event at 10 AM

Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am Overview:Unitarian Universalist congregations in Chicago  and around Illinois are taking part in a “Democracy Revival” on October 25. Our virtual gatherings make it possible to gather as one to witness, celebrate, and recommit to the...
Moving Forward with Our Troubling Past

Moving Forward with Our Troubling Past

Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Brad Keefauver Overview:Brad will speak on how stories reflect culture, and how to find good stories to move forward with amongst the bad stories of our past.. Share the Plate:  Mom and Me Camp...
A New Birth of Freedom

A New Birth of Freedom

Sunday, July 5 @ 10:30 AM Speaker(s): Reverend Martin Woulfe (Visiting Minister) Overview: On this July 4th Weekend, Rev. Martin Woulfe, minister of Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation (ALUUC) will speak about the recent protests...
Sunday Morning Worship from Regional Assembly

Sunday Morning Worship from Regional Assembly

Sunday, June 28 9:00-10:00 AM Sunday Morning Worship from Regional Assembly (registration not required)Click Here to Watch Overview: Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. The worship service will include a collection for the Tomaquag...
Moving On

Moving On

Sunday, Jun 21 @ 10:30 AM Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements & Rev. Lynnda White Overview: Within our life experiences we face many times where we find that the best choice or course is to just move on. Sometimes that can be painful and requires us to reimagine what...
Passages

Passages

Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements Overview: Passage is defined as a way of exit or entrance: a road, path, channel, or course by which something passes. Our lives are made of the passages that unfold and the ones that we choose. With each...
Compassion in the Season of Recklessness

Compassion in the Season of Recklessness

Sunday, Jun 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Lynnda White Overview:Does it feel as if money is more important than people right now? We are caught in some sort of Catch 22 where people are expected to risk their lives to make our economy work, and if they...
Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday

Sunday, May 31, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements, Rev. Lynnda White, CRE Amy Popp Overview: We all pass through many thresholds in our lives. Please join us on Sunday to recognize our bridging youth as they pass through one important threshold in their...
Flower Communion Sunday

Flower Communion Sunday

Sunday, May 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements, Rev. Lynnda White, CRE Amy Popp Overview:We will celebrate how everyone is unique. Everyone is asked to send in a photo of them with their favorite flower, and/or please send in photos of what has become...
Threshold or Brink: What is the Difference?

Threshold or Brink: What is the Difference?

Sunday, May 17, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Lynnda White Overview:Where are we, at a threshold or a brink? This is certainly a time when many of us are on edge. What are we learning about ourselves as human beings as we live into an unexpected future? Who out...
The Purpose of Planting Seeds

The Purpose of Planting Seeds

Sunday, May 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements Overview:For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would...
This Great Turning

This Great Turning

Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: 20th century Unitarian Universalist theologian James Luther Adams reminds us that we are “a pilgrim church, a servant church, on an adventure of the spirit.” We are bound to each other in...
Human Liberty and Reverence for the Earth

Human Liberty and Reverence for the Earth

Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Lynnda White Overview: If liberty is the freedom to live your lives the way we want, as it is defined in several dictionaries, we must ask what affects human liberty and freedom have on our earth, its creatures, and its...
Still I Rise

Still I Rise

Easter Sunday, Apr 12, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements Overview:“You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.” Maya Angelou. Come and worship as we explore Maya’s...
The Price is Right

The Price is Right

Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements Overview: For over 30 years the popular game show, “The Price is Right” has had a wide variety of contests and games, all with the same basic challenge: guess the prices of everyday (and some...
A Topsy Turvy Time

A Topsy Turvy Time

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements & Amy Popp CRE Overview: How many of you are feeling confused, disarrayed, disheveled, disordered, rumpled, sloppy, tousled, or upside-down? In a short matter of time our world as we knew it has...