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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
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
Recorded Sermons
Upcoming Services

Sunday, January 22, 10:30 AM
Women Marching
Rev. Michael Brown
As women (and men) in Washington and all over the United States (including Peoria) are marching this weekend, including many from our church, it makes sense to try to hear what all these women (and men) are saying. And why is it especially women who feel there is something crucial to proclaim at this moment in history? We need to know.
Special Music: Andrei Gabor, violin and Ken Johnson, viola
Share the Plate: Planned Parenthood

Sunday, January 29, 10:30 AM
No Joke
Rev. Jim Powell
Our guest today, Rev. Jim Powell, is the minister of the Richwoods Community Church. Along with Rabbi Daniel Bogard and Iman Kamil Mufti, he is the third religious leader in the No Joke film and book that you may have heard about. These three religious leaders entered into dialogue over a period of several years and found new ways of being able to talk together across the boundaries of religion. Rev. Powell shares some of this insights with us today.
The choir will sing.
Share the Plate: Look. It's My Book!

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.
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
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, 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.
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

About/Credits Standing on the
Side of Love
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