Together we go deeper in our knowledge and understanding.

Life is full of opportunities to grow stronger and better. As followers of Christ, we devote ourselves to His teachings, and to helping others learn more about Jesus.


We believe small groups are a vital part of our community. It's where we build strong, life-long relationships. It's where we learn, grow, and get stronger together. It's the place where we bring prayer and study to our neighborhoods. We believe in doing life together, and would love for you to be a part.

Sunday School

One of the more traditional forms of small groups is the Sunday School class. Our Sunday morning small groups are thriving and nurturing their members to grow in faith and service.

9:45 AM

Adelphians | L67
Primarily couples, but some singles, ages 55+ discussing contemporary issues.

C.I.C. (Connected in Christ) | L68
Singles and couples in their age 30– 40, most with children,  doing Bible and topical studies to strengthen connections with God, family, friends, and others.

Genesis | L65
Couples and singles age 50- 60, studying Biblical and Christian living topics.

GIFT Group | Conference Room A
Couples & singles in their 20s-40s, growing in faith together.

Harvesters | 175 Heritage Room
Singles and couples ages 70+, studying the Bible and relevant books.

Messengers | L66
In-depth Bible study emphasizing application to daily life, ages 30-70+.

New Life | L69
Ages 60-70s singles and couples, scripture-based study guides and discussion.

Wesley | L70
Ages 60+ studying a variety of subjects including the Bible, mission, and Christian living. Hosts a monthly fellowship activity.

Escuela Biblica | Shalom Room
Spanish language Bible study.

11 AM

HOPE | Conference Room A
(Helping Others Pursue Eternity) Couples ages 30-40s, with school-aged children, studying Biblical and Christian living topics.

11:00 Bible Study | L62
Multigenerational Bible Study on the Book of Daniel, led by Pastor Evans.


Our library, under the direction of Lori Herold, offers a wonderful variety of resources to help you study, learn, and grow. It's located in the hallway behind the coffee bar in the Gathering Space. 
When you take the light of the church and combine it with the love of a family, you increase the potential to impact a kid’s life!

We believe in the “Orange Strategy” and hope to turn it into the norm, not just a strategy at FUMC Peoria.   Director of Chrildren and Family Ministries, Kara Bushong, is committed to helping families grow in faith together, equipping them with the tools they need to allow God to be a part of their every day lives. We can’t wait to PARTNER with you on what is sure to be an exciting adventure!

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Our secure registration and check-in process helps us show the love and care to your precious ones that they deserve.
"I had a great weekend, the worship was awesome, and I met a lot of new people,"

That's a quote from one of our youth group participants that gets to the heart of this vital part of our ministry work. Director of Youth Ministries Christina Koeppel lovingly challenges our teens to be all that they can be for Jesus, while experiencing the deep things of faith through even the most light-hearted of activities. Our young people don't just express faith, they practice it through serving others and growing deeper in their love for Jesus.