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...

Congregational Polity

Sunday, July 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Marcus Fogliano Overview:Student at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Share the Plate: Minister’s Discretionary Fund...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...