What is a Canvass?

Each year members and friends of UUCIA volunteer their time and energy to be available to meet with you and listen to your interests, needs and concerns for the congregation. This dialogue is essential to the well being of our congregation.  

The 5th UU Principle: “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large” asks us to honor our responsibility in the congregation’s democratic process by joining in the canvass dialog. Traditionally, this process was undertaken by members visiting each other in their homes to review our experiences and our hopes for the future. The electronic age and the Covid-19 era have challenged our availability and inclination to meet face to face for these conversations, but not the will to gather our collective wisdom. This year we offer home visits, phone conversations, or Zoom meeting opportunities for the canvass discourse. 

As a starting point, the Board would like to consider together these questions:

  • What do you want/expect from participation in our congregation?
  • How well are we meeting those wishes?
  • What steps would help?
  • How will you participate?

Please think about your answers so we can have an open discussion.

In advance of a discussion, you can let us know your thoughts here.

The canvass discussion will also bring you up to date on the congregation’s finances, answer your questions, and consider your financial commitment to UUCIA.

Here is a budget summary:

75% of our income comes directly from our Pledges. 

In 2021-2022, 32 households pledged a total of $64,820 for the year with a range of $50 to $550 per month.

As a member or friend of UUCIA,  carefully consider your ability to give and be a part of  reaching the target. Here is a summary of monthly giving levels suggested by the UU Congregation in Stafford, Texas.

A canvasser will be in touch in the next week or two.. If you are ready to pledge, you have the option of using our 5-Minute Pledge Form.

— The Stewardship Committee

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  • May 8, 2022
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    From the Sunday after Labor Day to the third Sunday in June, our worship services are held every Sunday…

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  • May 10, 2022
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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  • May 15, 2022
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  • May 17, 2022
    Sharing Circle

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


  • May 17, 2022
    Book Discussion Group

    The book group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at various homes. All are welcome to attend…

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    11:30 pm to 1:00 amOnline meeting


  • May 22, 2022
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    From the Sunday after Labor Day to the third Sunday in June, our worship services are held every Sunday…

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  • May 24, 2022
    Sharing Circle

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


  • May 29, 2022
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    From the Sunday after Labor Day to the third Sunday in June, our worship services are held every Sunday…

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    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm6 Locke St, Andover, MA 01810, USA


  • May 31, 2022
    Sharing Circle

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


  • June 5, 2022
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    From the Sunday after Labor Day to the third Sunday in June, our worship services are held every Sunday…

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    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm6 Locke St, Andover, MA 01810, USA


  • June 7, 2022
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


  • June 12, 2022
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    From the Sunday after Labor Day to the third Sunday in June, our worship services are held every Sunday…

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    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm6 Locke St, Andover, MA 01810, USA


  • June 14, 2022
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm