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:...
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...