We invite you to join us on the journey…

Welcome!  I am so glad that you have found the website for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover, which we affectionately call the UUCiA.  The tagline of this congregation is “A Liberal Religious Voice in the Merrimack Valley since 1847”.  I would go a step further and say that the UUCiA is an important haven in the Merrimack Valley for those who enjoy worshipping in a warm, friendly, and open-minded environment.

The UUCiA provides a spiritual home to many who would not have felt as sustained and supported anywhere else.  This is a congregation of people from different walks of life and different religious backgrounds.  We are people from different cultures, people of different ages and family configurations.

We are people who don’t all believe exactly the same things, but who share core values.   Members of the UUCiA are (as I once heard Unitarian Universalism described) “open to truth and meaning wherever it may be found” just as they “work compassionately for social justice”.

The UUCiA is a proud Welcoming Congregation. (The phrase “Welcoming Congregation” has a particular meaning among Unitarian Universalists. Namely, this congregation has made a commitment to be inclusive and supportive of those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer; we have made a commitment to work for justice around LGBTQ issues as well.)

I think you will find that people at the UUCiA care deeply about each other.  I have had the privilege of serving as the consulting minister of this congregation since July 2009, and I never cease to be amazed.

I am so pleased that you have found this website, and hope that you will visit us some Sunday soon.  I hope that you will be as delighted with this congregation as I have been.  In the words of Rumi (found in our hymnal), “Come, come, whoever you are! Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving… ours is no caravan of despair.  Come, yet again, come.”

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  • June 19, 2018
    Book Discussion Group

    Book Discussion Group to discuss Elephant Company by Vicki Croke. July’s book is Beartown by Frederik Backman and…

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    7:30 pm to 9:00 pmBaffi-Dugan Home


  • June 20, 2018
    Welcoming Faiths

    Phone banking in conjunction with Freedom for all Massachusetts staff. This would be to contact people and spread the…

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    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm6 Locke Street


  • June 27, 2018
    Summer Potluck

    Complete potluck schedule with locations and contact information is available on the UUCiA More details

    6:00 pm to 8:30 pmHitchins Home


  • July 1, 2018
    No Service Today

    See us next Sunday!

    During the summer -- from June 24 to August 26 -- we hold lay-led informal…

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    9:30 am to 10:30 am6 Locke Street


  • July 4, 2018
    No Potluck Today

    Complete potluck schedule with locations and contact information is available on the UUCiA More details

    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


  • July 12, 2018
    Board Of Directors

    Members and friends of the congregation are always welcome to attend Board meetings.

    Return to the UUCiA…

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    7:15 pm to 8:45 pm6 Locke Street


  • July 17, 2018
    Book Discussion Group

    July’s book is Beartown by Frederik Backman.

    The book group meets on the third Tuesday of…

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    7:30 pm to 9:00 pmVarious Homes


  • July 25, 2018
    Summer Potluck

    Complete potluck schedule with locations and contact information is available on the UUCiA More details

    6:00 pm to 8:30 pmBicking Home