If you’ve always wanted to explore a topic that’s an interest, a passion or a curiosity but you might not feel comfortable trying it out at a regular worship service during the September to June congregational year, then the Worship Committee has a tremendous opportunity just waiting for you!
During the summer, we have lay-led informal Sunday worship at Locke St. at 9:30 a.m. These gatherings tend to be small and participatory, or not, depending on the subject, and last an hour, or less. The leader usually introduces the subject with some readings or material to stimulate thoughts and opinions and those in attendance take it from there. Continue reading »
Saturday, June 29, 9:00 a.m. to noon: We will have a very important congregational conversation about what makes the UUCiA unique and special, and how we can better bring our gifts into the Merrimack Valley. We will be facilitated in discussion by Meck Groot, the Justice Ministries Coordinator of the Mass Bay District of the UUA. As Justice Ministries Coordinator, she works “to inspire, support and equip congregations doing congregationally-based justice ministry”. Please mark your calendars and be there – if at all possible! – for this very important discussion. Let’s move forward with our gifts!
Do you have a favorite recipe? Please consider sharing it — and you’ll be helping us support the work of two fine charities.
Our congregation is putting together a cookbook of Andover’s favorite recipes. We’re calling it “Feeding Each Other: Andover’s favorite recipes to savor and share.” 100% of all proceeds from sales of the cookbook will go to support the work of two local hunger organizations — Bread & Roses and The Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
If you live, work, study or worship in the Town of Andover, we’d like YOUR recipe.
If you want to be sure we include your recipe, please read our FAQ first: Continue reading »
During the summer we convene at people’s homes on Wednesday evenings for pot luck dinners. They are a family-friendly opportunity to stay connected over the summer and will begin Wednesday, June 26 at Lynn Batchelder’s and Dave Wilbur’s home. (Details to come!) We gather at 6:00 p.m. or so and have dinner beginning around 6:30.
Bring some food (appetizer, main course, salad or dessert) and a lawn chair and enjoy the company of your fellow UU’s. Children and summer guests are welcome. And don’t feel that you can’t come because you don’t have time to prepare some special delicacy – pick up a loaf of bread, plate of fruit or ice cream and come along. We want to see you!
Here’s the schedule so far:
- Jun 26 Batchelder/Wilber
- Jul 3 Betsy Black
- Jul 10 Marilyn Kelley
- Jul 17 VanGessel/Sweeney
- Jul 24 Joe and Debbie Zahka
- Jul 31 Sandy Hitchins
- Aug 7 Gail Ensdorf
- Aug 14 Shea Family
- Aug 21 Sara Hidalgo
- Aug 28
Gail Ensdorf is still seeking hosts for the last two Wednesdays in August. The host provides paper goods, plastic ware, coffee, and some beverages. Please let her know if you can volunteer – email@example.com The schedule for the summer can be found here. We will be emailing reminders — every Monday — for the upcoming potluck and location.
One of the UUCIA’s favorite traditions is the all ages annual retreat.
Members and friends of the UUCIA shared a fun, relaxed weekend Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 at Cape Cod Sea Camps, on the shore of Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, Massachusetts. See our Facebook Group for many more photos.
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Originally built as a women’s club in 1892, and located near the heart of Andover, Massachusetts, the building where the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover meets at 6 Locke Street is distinguished by its soaring ceiling in a cozy and warm auditorium meeting space.
We welcome and support those seeking the use of quality space. Our meeting space and all main level areas are fully accessible to the physically challenged. Investigate us; we are equipped for business or social events — seminars, workshops, receptions, weddings, business meetings, dinners, lunches, recitals, music or acting classes, lectures, etc. — for as little as one hour or for the whole day, or longer.
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For the past two years, Rev. Lara Hoke has held office hours on Wednesday afternoons. She has found that in the 21st century, people rarely “drop in”!
So this year, she will try office hours by appointment. If you would like to meet with Lara, she’d be very happy to meet with you! Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up a time and place for a meeting. (Lara plans to be at 6 Locke Street one afternoon each week this year, but the day will vary week-to-week.)