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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

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

Social Impact
Thursday, July 27, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
P-Town Soup
Location: Imago Dei Church, 2221 N Gale Ave
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.
August 12 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, July 30, 10:30 AM
Liberation Theology
Marcus Fogliano
Examine the beauty of faiths molded by the struggle for liberation, while digging into what it looks like to find the strength within the sources of Unitarian Universalism to take on systems of oppression.

Sunday, August 6, 10:30 AM
Space Pirates and Bootleg Gangsters
Brad Keefauver
Our mythology of those living outside the law is far different from the reality of it. Why do we romanticize the law-breaker and what does it give us? Join us for a Sunday of rebels, hooligans, and schemers presented in a thoughtful UU fashion.

Special Events
Thursday, July 20, 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm
Friday, July 21, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 22, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rummage Sale
1/2 price Saturday morning & $3.00 per bag Saturday at 11:00 AM.
Adult Religious Education
Sundays, 8:45-10:00 AM
A Course in Miracles
The Course states that a universal theology is not possible; there exists different, yet valid, pathways to the Truth. full info

4th 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

not meeting on a regular basis
Dependency & Addictions
If you have interest in AA, contact Phyllis Close at 309-682-3850; for Al-Anon, contact Frank Hubbell at 309-256-1067; or, for Alateen, contact Dorothy Yaeger at 309-360-0032. full info

2nd Tuesdays, 7 PM and As needed
Grief Support
When we have a loss in our lives, we go through grief. It is not optional; it is natural and inevitable. full info

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

First Sundays, 9:45 AM and 4th Tuesdays, 7 PM
Native American Spirituality Gathering (Council at Pimiteoui)
Members from the Council at Pimiteoui will gather each Sunday morning before the regular Sunday Service to offer a few moments of Native American spirituality practices. full info

Thursdays, July 27-August 10, August 24- September 7, 7:00-9:00 PM
Video Course: Prof. Bart Ehrman on “How Jesus Became God”, Parts Two and Three
Join us as we view and discuss lectures 7-18 in this course. full info

Third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
Wisdom Circle
In these gatherings, we explore the new purposes and meanings which arise in all our lives as we age. full info

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