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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
March 11 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
Recorded Sermons
Upcoming Services

Sunday, February 19, 10:30 AM
A Fusion Solution
Rev. Michael Brown
As our country goes through a difficult transition mixed with chaos, disappointment and many forms of resistance, people everywhere are joining together in novel and previously unimagined ways. Rev. William Barber calls these groups fusion coalitions and they are popping up everywhere. What makes this technique of fusion so powerful and how can we find new energy and hope in unexpected alliances for justice?
The choir will sing.
Share the Plate: Prairie State Legal Services

Sunday, February 26, 10:30 AM
Ingersoll For The Ages
Diane Brown and Pat Harris
"A good deed is the best prayer; a loving life is the best religion." This is just one of the many brilliant quotes of one who must not be forgotten. Since many have asked that we keep his memory alive, today we will discuss the life and accomplishments of Robert Green Ingersoll. Very few Freethinkers, Humanists and UUs are aware we have our own Patron Saint. And yes, come called him "St. Bob," while others called him the "Devil Incarnate." This Sunday we will present Robert Ingersoll to you as we know him - judge for yourself. Gene Bourke will be the voice of Ingersoll.
Special Music: Jim Hicks or the Rusty Pickup Band, and Claudia and Gary Kaufman of the Too Old To Be Controlled Band
Share the Plate: Prairie State Legal Services

Special Events
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.
Saturday, March 4, 6 PM
Annual Chili Cook-Off
Sign up at the Connections Table in the Foyer to make your favorite chili for our Chili Cook-Off! Prizes will be awarded for Best Tasting, Spiciest, Most Unusual, Best Vegan/Vegetarian and Best Presentation. You will get one-half of a long table to decorate. Be creative. If you are not making chili, plan to attend the Chili Cook-Off and vote for your favorites. We will have entertainment while ballots are counted. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00/each for children and teens with a $25.00 family cap. Childcare is provided with your $5.00 child fee. The whole family is invited to make chili, including the kids.
Adult Religious Education
Sundays, 8:45-10 AM
A Course in Miracles
There is no hell. full info

Thursdays, March 9, 16, and 23, at 7:00 PM
Active Non-Violence: Pacifism Is Not Passivism
Join us as we explore how violence permeates so much going in the world, and how to practice and support active non-violence. 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

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, March 2, 7 PM Revival and Resiliency after Rejection, Rev. William Barber – Video and Discussion
Join us to view and discuss an extraordinary video. 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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Side of Love
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