Find Your Community

If you are looking to join a community of people, you do not have to look far! UPC offers many different ways to engage with a welcoming group of folks who are more than happy to meet you. 

COMMITTEES

If you have a passion, chances are other people at UPC share it. Committees are a great way to put your faith in action by serving in areas that give you great joy. Below are a list of committees and who to contact to find out more information:

Church Life - Charlotte Cronin - 

Hospitality & Growth - Linda Kelley - 

Christian Education - Cindy Shipley - 

Human Resources - Alicia McKeighan - 

Membership Care - Mary Jo Mays - 

Mission - Jenna Hague - 

Properties - Don Hartshorn - 

Stewardship & Finance - Megan McKeighan - 

Worship & the Arts - Mark Hanson - 

UPC Foundation - Sean Scranton -

Preschool - Kathy Nordvall - 

Fellowship Opportunities

MOM'S DEMAND ACTION
a non-partisan movement of Americans demanding reasonable solutions to address our nation’s culture of gun violence
When? 2nd Monday of the month @ 6 pm. Contact Michelle Nielsen-Ott - 

HIKING GROUP
a group of church members who walk trails in the Peoria area
For more info contact Linda Kelley - 

The Present Word
an Adult Education class that meets on Sunday morning @ 9am (Sept-May)
For more info contact Mary Jo Mays - 

SPORTS LEAGUE
a group who forms basketball and softball teams throughout the year
For more info contact Sean Jennings - 

BUNCO
a fun group who plays BUNCO! Bring $1 for prizes and bring snacks if you would like
When? 2nd Friday of the month @ 7pm (Sept-May). Contact Eunice Andrews - (309) 688-8458

BEREAVEMENT 
a group who walks through the difficult moments of grief and loss
Bereavement Group meets on Tuesdays @ 3 pm and on Thursdays @ 6 pm in Room 100
Parent's Bereavement Group meets 2nd and 4th Monday @ 1 pm in Room 100

ANNA CIRCLE
this is both a ladies' book club and a mission project for Share the Warmth
When? 2nd Thursday of the month @ Weaver Ridge Restaurant (Sept-May). Contact Cindy Shipley - 

TAI CHI
an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. All levels are welcome from novice to advanced!
When? Monday/Wednesday @ 6 pm (Room 1) and Tuesday/Thursday @ 1:30 pm (Fellowship Hall). Contact Atsuko Cummins - (309) 691-7118

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS 
a 12-step fellowship for the family and friends of those with drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues
When? Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm (Choir Room). Contact Dawn Higgins -  or Jim Bremner - 

MUSIC GROUPS
these groups lead music in the worship services on Sunday mornings
Handbell Choir - Wednesday @ 5:30-6:15 pm (Sept.-May)*
Chancel Choir - Wednesday @ 6:15-7:15 pm (Sept.-May)*
Worship Band - Wednesday @ 7:15-8:15 pm (Sept.-May)*
*child care upon request. Contact Aaron Schultz for more information.