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.
Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria
3000 W. Richwoods Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61604
Services and Church School
10:30 AM Sundays
Directions & Map
January 14 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
Watch this short video to learn more about our UU faith
Sunday, January 22, 10:30 AM
Sunday, January 29, 10:30 AM
Saturday, February 25, 6:00 PM
Mardi Gras Party
Dinner & Jazz at the UU Church of Peoria
Doors open at 6:00 with hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, hurricanes; street entertainers, and shopping
7:00 a New Orleans Dinner by chef Robert Allen
8:00 The Hill Top Jazz combo
Costumes encouraged, $20.00 per ticket. Childcare available. Tickets available after church or from the office.
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
Focus for this year will be meditation practice using insight meditation. full info
Thursdays, January 5-19, 7:00-9:00 PM
Color Your Way
Join us for a three session class exploring the phenom of adult coloring. full info
2nd Tuesdays, 7 PM and As Needed
As we go through grief, there are ways to make the process more meaningful. full info
First Sundays, 12-2 PM
What differences and compatibilities do humanists share with theists, free thinkers, skeptics, agnostics, atheists, etc. full info
Fourth Tuesdays, 7-9 PM
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
Thursday, February 2, 7:00-9:00 PM
The New Justice Movement
Join us for this new course based on Rev. William Barber's book, The Third Reconstruction.
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