20/20 Chili Cook-off

20/20 Chili Cook-off

Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 6 pm We will have one more large fundraiser for our 2019-2020 budget since we have not met our income goal for this year. Buy a ticket for $20 to enter this event and you will automatically be eligible to enter this ticket towards an...

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...
What Lessons Can We Learn

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:...

The Artist’s Struggle for Integrity

Sunday, January 26, 2020 10:30am Speaker: Rev Dave Clemens 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 create something...

Take a Breath

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 10:30amSpeakers: 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...

Are you a Carrot, an Egg, or a Coffee Bean?

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 10:30 amSpeakers: Rev. Dave ClemensOverview: 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

Sunday, February 16th 2020 10:30 am Speakers: Rev. Lynnda White 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 don’t...
Integrity: We Know It When We See It

Integrity: We Know It When We See It

1/12/2020 10:30am Reverend Lynnda White Details: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 a cognitive...

Cheesecake & Chardonnay

Saturday, Mar 7th, 6:30 pm Facilitator(s): Rev. Dave & Jerry Devis Location: Fellowship Hall Overview: You are invited to come and create a work of art while drinking wine and eating cheesecake! Sign up at the Connections Table or contact Nancy Taylor.  Tickets...

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...

UU Winter Drum Circle

Friday, January 10, 6:30-8:00 PM Please join us for a trip around the world through rhythm! Personal and collaborative exploration calls you! This will be a playful creative experience for ages 12 and up, and all abilities. No prior drumming experience is necessary to...

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...