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...
Location, Location, Location [Candidate Sermon]

Location, Location, Location [Candidate Sermon]

(BELOW IS LAST WEEK’S SERVICE) Click Here for Today’s Service Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am Speaker(s): Reverend Jennifer Innis Reverend Jennifer is the candidate to be the next settled minister at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria. After...
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...
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service… and Other Myths

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service… and Other Myths

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am[Jazz Sunday was Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns] Speaker(s): Rev. Lynnda White Overview:[Live Streamed]Rev. Lynnda White tells us about her thoughts regarding last week’s missing sound… Share the Plate: UUSC and...
The Abiding Wisdom of the Dude and “The Big Lebowski”

The Abiding Wisdom of the Dude and “The Big Lebowski”

Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 10:30 AM ********* Corona Update ********************This service was Live-Streamed & the building was closed due to COVID-19 concerns.********* Corona Update ******************** Speaker(s): Rev. Dave Clements Overview:Together we will...
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 10:30 AM Speaker: Rev . Dave Clements Overview: Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. If we run a hundred miles an hour to the other end of the continent in order to get away from the obstacle, we find the very...
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:...
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...
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...
Beyond Categorical Thinking

Beyond Categorical Thinking

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 @ 10:30am Rev. Keith Kron is Director of the Transitions Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association, helping congregations with the ministerial search...
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...
The Future Is In Our Hands

The Future Is In Our Hands

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 @ 10:30am Rev. Dave Clements talks about the role of the Interim Minister, as the congregation continues the process of looking for a Settled...
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...
I Know This Rose Will Open

I Know This Rose Will Open

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 @ 10:30am After the congregation sang “I know this rose will open”, Rev. Dave Clements invited them to explore their expectations and how something within us all can and will...
The Water Service

The Water Service

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am Rev. Lynnda White delivers the homily in the UU Church of Peoria’s annual “Water Service”, the first service of the fall...
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am What does the story of the Beauty and the Beast teach us about beauty? What does thestory say about us as Unitarian Universalists and how we view the...
Curiosity May Kill the Cat, But It Can Nourish UUs

Curiosity May Kill the Cat, But It Can Nourish UUs

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @10:30 am Curiosity gets a bad rap, as in “Curiosity killed the cat.” But Unitarian poet E.E. Cummings wrote, “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human...
A Conversation with a Rabbi

A Conversation with a Rabbi

Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am There’s nothing like answering someone’s questions about what you believe in…or don’t believe in…to sharpen your focus on your faith. That’s sort of what happens with Rev. Dave and Rev. Lynnda in a...
Finding Yourself

Finding Yourself

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am As Rev. Lynnda White tells us, “finding yourself” shouldn’t require a GPS.   ‘Finding yourself’ is not how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self...
What Does It Mean to Be a People of Wholeness?

What Does It Mean to Be a People of Wholeness?

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am We Unitarian Universalists understand the urge to restore what once was. But our faith teaches us that this is just not how the world works. What do we need to become whole? We Unitarian Universalists understand the urge to restore what...