Many Sources of Song: Music Sunday

Many Sources of Song: Music Sunday

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, May 19, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): UU Church of Peoria Choir Overview: Join us as we enjoy our annual Music Sunday with our excellent choir, led by Lynn Randolph. Everyone starts in worship. Children may remain in service or...
Encountering the Universes Within

Encountering the Universes Within

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, May 12, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview:For our monthly theme of Pluralism, I wonder: What are your sources of spiritual inspiration? Our Special Music comes from the Peoria Recorder Consort. Coffee...
Stories of Witness and Action

Stories of Witness and Action

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, May 26, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: On Memorial Day weekend, we return to the ongoing theme of democracy and being a citizen. How do we show up and act in this time? Coffee Hour Afterwards &...
Going Fast or Going Far: The Power of Community

Going Fast or Going Far: The Power of Community

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Beth Monhollen Overview:American culture’s focus on individualism often leaves us disconnected and alone. Community building as spiritual practice is part of our work as UUs. And we can...
Love’s Transformative Power

Love’s Transformative Power

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Apr 21, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Regina Stanley, Membership Coordinator Overview:Regina is part of a sermon-writing course called, “The Shared Pulpit.” Join us as she offers one of the most remarkable and revealing shifts in...
All Things Work Together?

All Things Work Together?

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Apr 14, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: What is our purpose and relationship to the Holy amid the heartbreak and terrible acts in the world? We explore Romans 8:28, “We know that all things work...
The Mystery of Mushrooms

The Mystery of Mushrooms

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Apr 7, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Calling all mycelium fans! As we begin the theme of Interdependence, we enter the world of mushrooms. For our special music, Natasha Greene and friends will lead...
Easter: What We Know and What May Rise

Easter: What We Know and What May Rise

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Jesus’ followers placed his body in a tomb. When they returned, the tomb was empty. The world did not end. What keeps rising from that moment? The choir will...
The Promise of Yes

The Promise of Yes

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: When folks marry, I caution them against expecting to make each other happy. Rather, such a commitment is for amplifying the experience of life. What are our...
The Question of Truth and Democracy

The Question of Truth and Democracy

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: How do we know what we know as citizens who want to participate in our society? How are the shifts in information impacting our  spiritual lives? This service...
Listening to the Earth: Winter to Spring

Listening to the Earth: Winter to Spring

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: The sunny, warmer weather has folks anticipating an early spring. Let us pause for a moment and let the Earth teach us about seasons and cycles. The choir will...
Thoughts on Spirituality Today

Thoughts on Spirituality Today

Join the 10:30am Service Zoom Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Dr. Robert Fuller, Guest Speaker Overview: Dr. Fuller, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Bradley University, was the Caterpillar Professor of Religious Studies at Bradley before his...
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...
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...
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...