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  Welcome to the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria, Illinois. It's not easy to sum up our church in a few words, but a good place to start is with our mission statement:

• Embracing Freedom
• Loving Inclusively
• Growing Spiritually
• Healing Our World

We offer you the freedom to follow your own path to spiritual and religious truth. Everyone is welcome in the spirit of inclusive love and acceptance. Here you can grow spiritually in a caring, supportive community. And you can help heal our world by getting involved in community and global outreach.

If this sounds like something you'd like to know more about, we invite you to explore our website. You'll find lots of information about who we are and what we offer. We welcome your interest and extend a sincere invitation to visit our church.


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Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria
3000 W. Richwoods Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61604
309-688-5608
office@peoriauuchurch.org

Services and Church School
10:30 AM Sundays
Directions & Map


Social Impact
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
P-Town Soup
Location: Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria
Contact: Peoria Community Against Violence
The Peoria Community Against Violence will be hosting a P-Town Soup, which is a fun way to enjoy good food and amazing community bonding, while learning about programs to improve Peoria. All citizens are invited for a meal at no cost; however, a donation of $5 at the door is requested. Representatives of local programs that are improving the community will get to “pitch” their group's idea to better Peoria. Afterwards, everyone who donated will get to vote on who they believe should receive a major portion of those donations to help their program achieve their idea. The winner will come to the next P-Town Soup to explain how they are using the money.
April 8 and every second Saturday at 9:30 AM
Loaves and Fish
Contact: Sandy Meskimen
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 medical clinic. The number of guests vary from about 250 to 350 people, and there are usually about 50 volunteers. The guests are quite appreciative, and the ambience created by the guests and volunteers is rewarding. Join our church volunteers on the second Saturday of each month. Come just one time or on a regular basis.
We Are Unitarian Universalists
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Recorded Sermons
      
Upcoming Services

Sunday, April 2, 10:30 AM
New to Each Other Again
Rev. Lynnda White
As of April 1, Lynnda White, who some of us have known for nearly twenty years, continues her journey with this congregation, but in a different capacity. As the new Assistant Minister, Reverend White's covenant with the church has changed and she has some resolutions to share with the congregation. Join us as we welcome her into ther new role in our church.
The choir will sing.
Share the Plate: Wholesome Food Fund

Sunday, April 9, 10:30 AM
Spring Without Winter
Rev. Michael Brown
Spring is almost always a time of celebration. Nature itself leads the parade. New life everywhere explodes into colorful growth. Usually part of our joy comes from having survived a long, harsh winter, but that didn't happen this year. Spring is still a delight though the cycle feels different.
Special Music: Marsha Henry, violin
Share the Plate: Wholesome Food Fund

Special Events
April 18 - 30, 2017
Sign Up Now for a UU Adventure in Cuba
Join a small group of fellow UUs for a People to People trip to Cuba! The package includes: airfare from Chicago, all accommodations, 24 meals, transportation aboard a private, air-conditioned motorcoach, services of a local Cuban trip leader, and much more. Flyers with complete information are available at the Connections Table or in the church office. Contact Nancy Taylor with any questions.
Adult Religious Education
Sundays, 8:45-10 AM
A Course in Miracles
There is no hell. full info

Fourth Sundays, 12:15-2:15 PM
Buddhism Study/Discussion Group Takes a Break
Buddhism Study/Discussion Group will not meet in 2017 but will return in 2018. full info

2nd Tuesdays, 7 PM and As Needed
Grief Support
As we go through grief, there are ways to make the process more meaningful. full info

First Sundays, 12-2 PM
Humanist Perspectives
What differences and compatibilities do humanists share with theists, free thinkers, skeptics, agnostics, atheists, etc. full info

Fourth Tuesdays, 7-9 PM
Monthly Meditation
Meditation is an ancient art that is more and more widely recognized as having real benefits. full info

Thursday, March 30, 7-9 PM
Native American Lands - Treaties and Pipelines
Join us to learn information about, and historical background for, the events at Standing Rock full info

First Sundays, 9:45 AM
and Fourth Tuesdays, 7 PM
Native American Spirituality Gathering
Members from the Council at Pimiteoui will gather. full info

Third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
This group will not meet in December, January, or February. We will resume meeting on the third Tuesday, March 21.
Wisdom Circle
We explore the new purposes and meanings which arise in all our lives as we age. full info

 
         
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