Winter Solstice Yule Celebration

Winter Solstice Yule Celebration

ALL AGES Saturday, December 23rd @ 6:00 PM Spend a moment in the darkness with Keepers of the Great Grove and help call back the light.  We’ll start with an indoor ritual and weather permitting will have a yule fire outdoors and Luminary walk on the property.  Warm...
Trans Day of Visibility 2023 RESCHEDULED

Trans Day of Visibility 2023 RESCHEDULED

NEW DATE – MAY 5TH @ 7:00 PM Trans Day of Visibility Celebration Trans Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve...
Ostara Ritual

Ostara Ritual

Ostara Ritual Sunday, March 19th @ 5:00 pm Ostara is celebrated on the spring equinox and is a time to celebrate rebirth and renewal. Hosted by the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria in collaboration with Susan Smith and The Cauldron of Knowledge. Join us for a...
Grounding in Love

Grounding in Love

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Carin Bringelson Overview:Come explore the loving roots of Unitarian Universalism. When we dig deep into our spiritual sustenance, we might just find that love is as messy as it is...
Listening to the Heart of Islam

Listening to the Heart of Islam

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:In conjunction with our series on the six sources of Unitarian Universalism, we consider the relationship between love and surrender in Islam. Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...
The Love Church?

The Love Church?

Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:Over the past few decades, Love has grown as the primary word for Unitarian Universalism. Are we The Love Church? The choir sings today. Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...
Imbolc Ritual

Imbolc Ritual

Imbolc Ritual Sunday Feb 19th @ 4:00 pm Fellowship Hall This cross-quarter holiday takes place at the midway point between the winter solstice (Yule) and the spring equinox (Ostara). It has long been recognized as the beginning of the end of winter, marked by the...
Touchstones for the New Year

Touchstones for the New Year

Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Jesi Laughlin, Director of Lifespan Religious Education Overview: What is at your center? Let’s look inside ourselves set an intention, and create a touchstone to recall all year long. Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...
Encounter with Wonder

Encounter with Wonder

Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:What is the place of wonder in our lives? What has wonder done for us lately? The choir sings today. Coffee Hour Afterwards & Offering...

Deck the Halls 2022

Saturday December 3rd, 3:00 – 5:00 PM Join us for our annual ornament crafting and decorating party. All ages are welcome to lend a hand to make this year’s tree the most festive yet! You will be guided through stations to work on new ornaments and old favorites...
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022

Sunday, Nov 20 at 6:00 PM Join Peoria Proud at our Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria for our annual observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender Day of Remembrance is an internationally-honored event that honors the lives of transgender...

Book Sale 2022

November 19th & 20th, 2022 Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Join us for our book sale! Members shop before the 10:30 AM service on Sunday, November 20th. Bags are just $5.00 each on...
UU Haunted Forest 2022

UU Haunted Forest 2022

Saturday October 29 7:00-8:30 pm Dare to enter the trail through the haunted forest where ghouls and goblins eagerly await your visit! Our haunted forest is specifically designed to be just the right amount of fright. Scary enough for brave kids and adults of all...
ZOOM LINK – Larksgrove Concert

ZOOM LINK – Larksgrove Concert

STREAM THE CONCERT ON ZOOM Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria Through their innovative blending of classical and traditional forms, Larksgrove brings a fresh voice to the musical scene. Peter Zay, cello and guitar, and...
THE BEAUTY OF US

THE BEAUTY OF US

BE A PART OF THE BEAUTY OF US! MAKE A DONATION TODAY   Silver linings can be found in the darkest of storm clouds. One of the most beautiful silverlinings of the past few years has been that more and more people have turned to the arts.We are finding renewed joy...
Widening the Circle

Widening the Circle

Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:In the mid-20th century, a group of young Universalist ministers organized under the name, the Humiliati. Their symbol was a circle that enclosed an off-center cross. They sought the revival...
The Paradox of Tolerance

The Paradox of Tolerance

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Philosopher Karl Popper describes the paradox of tolerance: “Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.” What are the limits of communication and relationship when we...
When Sparks Fly Between Evolution and Love

When Sparks Fly Between Evolution and Love

Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday, we explore the crisis of faith and marriage that impacted the development of his theory of evolution.  The worship is inspired by Evolution Sunday as...
Worthy Now – Church of the Larger Fellowship

Worthy Now – Church of the Larger Fellowship

Sunday, Feb 6, 2022 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Church of the Larger Fellowship Overview: The Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network helps those in the free-world better serve our incarcerated siblings in Unitarian Universalism. Hear about the power of this growing ministry...
With Principle

With Principle

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: The Principles in Unitarian Universalism is one of the most accessible ways to talk about our tradition, beginning with, “We affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every...