Revisiting Redemption

Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Sean Parker Dennison Overview: Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, minister of Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ashland, Oregon; and Alison Cole Duren-Sutherland, intern minister of the Southern Oregon UU...

Give Me a Sign

Sunday, Aug 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Rev. Lara K-J Campbell Overview: Rev. Lara K-J Campbell is the 26th called Minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Kennebunk, Maine. Throughout the ages, we humans have been flinging our arms to the heavens,...

The Gift of Play

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: Giving ourselves and each other the time we need to explore our existence is one of the greatest gifts of a religious community. Reverend Jennifer will reflect on her long-term work with...

Question? Questions!

Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis & Amy Popp [CRE] 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 Love of This Earth

Sunday, Aug 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Overview: As we come to the end of summer, let us honor this pale blue dot. What is your connection with the great outdoors? How do you explore our shared home? All are welcome to share thoughts with...
Church Building Reopening

Church Building Reopening

Effective June 7, the church building is open to the congregation for the first time in 14 months! The plan was presented at the May 26 meeting of the board by further discussion with Towards Live Church (TLC) and the Admin Team to reach a final decision by email vote...

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...

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...

Humanist Perspectives

First Sundays, 12-2 PM Facilitators: Harry Elger Location: Conference Room Overview: Join the Humanist Weekly Discussion Group as we talk about video excerpts of current events, religion, and politics. We aspire to use empathy, humility, curiosity, critical thinking,...

Grief Support

Time: Contact the office Facilitator: MinisterLocation: 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...