UU Church Logo Photos: UU Church of Peoria
A voice of progressive religious tradition since 1843
Home Who We Are What We Offer Visit Us Get Involved Rent Our Facilities Contact Us
         
  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.


Photo of Universalist Unitarian Church, Peoria, Illinois

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
August 13 and every 2nd Saturday, 9:45 AM until shortly after 1:00 PM
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.
July
Peoria Community Against Violence - PCAV Peace Walks
Contact: Brad Adams
It is time to walk the streets of Peoria and let the community know that violence needs to end. We hope everyone will be able to attend!
July 29, Friday 6 PM (show up at 5:45 PM) Morton Square Park, 901 NE Monroe St
 
Upcoming Services

Sunday, July 17, 10:30 AM
Killing the Buddha
Jean Sloan
"If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him!" This famous saying from Zen Buddhism speaks to how we venerate our view of spiritual truth. When, why, and how should one "kill" the Buddha?
Share the Plate: Habitat for Humanity

Sunday, July 24, 10:30 AM
El Camino de Santiago, A Pilgrimage
Terry Matthews
Pilgrims have followed "the Way of St. James" since the 10th century. Join Terry, her niece, and fellow pilgrims on a 150-mile walk and 150-mile bike trek from Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago, Spain and also explore Fatima, Tomar, and Oporto. Get an overview of the area's history, religion, culture, and people.
Share the Plate:Habitat for Humanity

Special Events
We're planning more events, so check back soon!
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
Focus for this year will be meditation practice using insight meditation. full info

Thursdays in August, 7-9 PM
Folkin' Summer
This series will continue the journey we began in February to learn and explore folk singer/songwriters through their stories and songs. full info

As Needed
Grief Support
As we go through grief, there are ways to make the process more meaningful. full info

Second and Third Sundays, 12:15-2 PM
Hindu Tantra Group
Tantra represents the oldest spiritual tradition of India. 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

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
*Meetings will be cancelled if the weather is bad. Call the church office at 309-688-5608 before coming to confirm the class will be meeting
Wisdom Circle
We explore the new purposes and meanings which arise in all our lives as we age. full info

 
         
About/Credits Standing on the
Side of Love
Our Facebook Page Welcoming Congregation UUA
About/Credits Standing on the Side of Love Facepook Welcoming Congregation UUA Web Site
         
Accessibility Assisted Listening Device Subscribe to the Podcast Church Calendar of Events Member's Area
Accessibility Assisted Listening Device Subscribe to the Podcast Church Calendar of Events Member's Area