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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, February 7, 10:30 AM
Evolution and the Mystery of Life
Rev. Michael Brown
Today we celebrate Evolution Sunday, a widespread movement that seeks to emphasize the positive relationship possible between evolution and religion. As early as 1882 an article in our church newsletter speaks positively about evolution and Universalism. Let us support the movement to drop the harmful war between evolution and religion and instead move forward together to address the more serious challenges of our age.
The choir will sing.
Share the Plate: Hope Renewed

Sunday, February 14, 10:30 AM
The Alchemy of Love
Rev. Michael Brown
One hundred years ago, psychoanalyst Carl Jung proposed a relationship between the symbolism of the ancient alchemists and the stages of romantic love. That may not seem immediately obvious but you may be surprised. This theory gives new meaning to the experience of "chemistry" between two people.
Special Music: Pete Driscoll, solo vocal
Share the Plate: Hope Renewed

Adult Religious Education

Sundays, 8:45 AM to 10 AM
A Course in Miracles

First Sundays, 9:45 AM
and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

Monthly Native American Spirituality Gathering

First Sundays, 12 PM to 2 PM
Humanist Perspectives

Third Sundays, 12 PM to 2 PM
Hindu Tantra Group

Fourth Sundays, 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM
*no meeting in December 2015 or March 2016

Buddhism Study/Discussion Group

Third Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
*Does NOT meet December; Meetings for the following months 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

Fourth Tuesdays, 7 PM to 9 PM
Monthly Meditation

Thursdays, 7 PM to 9 PM
starting January 7, 2016
Building Your Own Theology

As Needed
Grief Support

Special Events
Saturday, February 20 at 6:00 PM
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. Be creative! If you are not making chili, plan to attend the Chili Cook-Off and vote for your favorites! We will have our traditional peanut butter sandwiches available and will enjoy a UU Game Show while ballots are counted. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00/each for children (including child care) and teens, with a $25.00 family cap. The whole family is invited to make chili, including the kids.
Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 PM
The Romantic Clarinet
presented by Mark Filip, clarinet and Pete Driscoll, piano
Come join Mark and Pete in our Sanctuary for a performance of some of the best (and their favorite) selections of Romantic Period works for clarinet and piano, featuring the music of Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, and more. Admission is free.
Wednesdays, February 3-24, 7:00-9:00 PM
Folkin’ February
Please join us for a 4-night documentary film series exploring the American folk music revival of the 1940-1960s. Come learn about four artists who emerged during this time, those who used song to tell the stories of their era. We shall view and discuss the film and the artist. We may even sing a few folk songs of our own!

February 3: Pete Seeger "The Power Of Song?" (2007) PG-13

February 10: Woody Guthrie "Ain’t Got No Home" (2007) NR

February 17: Joan Baez "How Sweet The Sound" (2009) NR

February 24: Bob Dylan "Roads Rapidly Changing?" (2015) NR

Snacks to share are encouraged. Child care is available; please contact the office by the Monday of the week you need it.
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