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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

Upcoming Services

Sunday, December 14, 10:30 AM
Praising Untrue Stories
Rev. Michael Brown
We are in the season of elves, flying reindeer, angel choirs and an old, but immortal guy who brings presents to the kids. Our world is overflowing with mythological creatures whose existence seems very unlikely. Why do we tolerate all this untrue fancy? There must be something in human nature that really loves such stories. What could it be? The Peoria Accordion Group will play holiday music for us.
Share the Plate: Habitat for Humanity

Saturday, December 20, 7:00 PM
Solstice Service
Brad Keefauver
There's an especially joyous little light of the spirit that we kindle in the longest, darkest night of the year, and you'll want to be sure not to miss it. Refreshments will be served afterward. Come and celebrate the turning of the wheel of the year.

Sunday, December 21, 10:30 AM
Holiday Solstice Service
Amy Popp, CRE, and the UU Kids
For this year's traditional children's winter holiday service, we will present a special multi-generational service for the whole congregation. Since our pageant falls on the exact date of Solstice this holiday season, our service will focus on the celebration of the Winter Solstice and the traditions that have evolved from that celebration.
The choir will sing.

Wednesday, December 24, 7:00 PM
Candlelight Service
Rev. Michael Brown
Join us for a traditional Christmas Eve Service with carols, candles, stories, special music and goodies afterward. Bring grandma and grandpa, bring the kids, bring your out of town guests! Bring some cookies if you wish, but just come. Our choir will sing and Emmy Holmes-Hicks will play violin. This is a special night.

Sunday, December 28, 10:30 AM
To be announced

Wednesday, December 31, 7:00 PM
New Year's Eve Service
On this night we will offer a quiet, meditative welcome to the New Year and saying goodbye to the old. Join us for a time of reflection and renewal. We will toast to the New Year after the service.

Adult Religious Education
Sundays, 8:45 AM to 10:00 AM
A Course in Miracles

Sundays, 9:45 AM
Weekly Native American Spirituality Gathering

First Sundays, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Humanist Perspectives

Second Sundays, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Pagan Discussion Hour

Fourth Sundays, 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM (no meeting in December or May)
Buddhism Study/Discussion Group

Mondays, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (no more meetings until Spring 2015)
Dependency & Addictions

Third Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conscious Aging

Fourth Tuesdays, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursdays, December 4, 11, 18 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Forks over Knives

Second and Fourth Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evolving the Human

As Needed
Grief Support

Upcoming Special Events
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