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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
November 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.
October 27, 6:00 PM
P-Town Soup
Location: First English Lutheran Church, 275 East Forest Hill
Contact: Brad Adams
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. You are invited for a meal for a donation of $5 at the door, which equals one vote. You are welcome to buy as many votes as you like. Representatives of local programs 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 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.
Recorded Sermons
Upcoming Services

Sunday, October 23, 10:30 AM
Dia de los Muertos
Rev. Michael Brown
Amy Popp, CRE
Today we celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. You are invited to bring a photo or some other personal item to honor and remember a loved one who has died. This service combines traditional mariachi music and special decorations centered arouond an ofrenda, with songs and reading that are both celebratory and respectful. The band Mariachi Campiranos will share their traditional music with us.
Special Music by Mariachi Campiranos
Share the Plate: Common Place

Sunday, October 30, 10:30 AM
Healing Our World
Rev. Michael Brown
Today we have a congregational meeting after church to vote on social impact projects for the year. In our mission statement we affirm that "Healing Our World" is part of what we are about. Is it really possible to heal our world? How do we go about doing that? Let us ponder that question and then make good decisions.
The choir will sing.
Share the Plate: Common Place

Special Events
Friday, October 28, 6:00 PM
All-Church Halloween Carnival and Costume Ball
Join us for Old Fashioned Games and Cakewalk, Face Painting, Fall Crafts, and Moonlit Walks. Costumes encouraged for all. Please bring either a “fabulous” or “frightening” food for our finger food potluck meal. Don’t miss this “SpUUk-tacular” Event for All Ages! Dress up in your scariest, silliest, or prettiest costume and earn a special treat!
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

Fridays, October 7 & 21, 7:00 PM
Council at Pimiteoui Movie Nights
500 Nations: Roads Across the Plains, Struggle for the West
500 Nations: Attack on Culture. “I Will Fight No More Forever"
full info

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

Thursdays, September 29 - October 27, 7:00 PM
The Sins of Scripture
In John Shelby Spong’s provocative book, The Sins of Scripture, he goes after the most controversial ideas in the Bible
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
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