A Liberal Religious Voice in the Merrimack Valley since 1847

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 worshiping in a warm, friendly, and open-minded environment, and who want to make a more beautiful and just world.

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 bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender; 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, about their community, and about creating justice in the world.

I am so pleased that you have found this website, and hope that you will visit us some Sunday soon. 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.”

You can listen to some of Rev. Hoke’s sermons here.

Upcoming Events

Events are held at 6 Locke Street unless otherwise indicated. Questions? Is your event not listed? Please tell us! The deadline for newsletter submissions is Wednesdays at 6pm. See full calendar
  • May 4, 2018
    Pasta Pot Luck

    The Luisis provide the pasta; you bring salad, bread, beverage, dessert, we will gather at 6:30pm and start dinner…

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    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm6 Locke St.


  • May 6, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

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

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    10:30 am to 11:30 am6 Locke Street


  • May 10, 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


  • May 11, 2018
    pUUb Theology

    Come by at 6:30pm or later. We will gather in our sanctuary, transformed into a “pub” for the evening,…

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    6:30 pm to 9:30 pm6 Locke Street


  • May 11, 2018
    pUUb Theology

    Come by at 6:30pm or later. We will gather in our sanctuary, transformed into a “pub” for the evening,…

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    6:30 pm to 9:30 pm6 Locke Street


  • May 13, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

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

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    10:30 am to 11:30 am6 Locke Street


  • May 15, 2018
    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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    7:30 pm to 9:00 pmVarious Homes


  • May 19, 2018
    An Evening of Jazz and Blues

    Don’t miss the annual evening of jazz right here at the UUCiA! Jazz band “Day for Night” (featuring…

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    7:00 pm to 9:30 pm6 Locke Street


  • May 20, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

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

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    10:30 am to 11:30 am6 Locke Street


  • June 1, 2018
    Pasta Pot Luck

    The Luisis provide the pasta; you bring salad, bread, beverage, dessert, we will gather at 6:30pm and start dinner…

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    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm6 Locke St.


  • June 3, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

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

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    10:30 am to 11:30 am6 Locke Street


  • June 8, 2018
    Cape Cod Retreat

    One of the UUCIA’s favorite traditions is the all ages annual retreat.

    Members and friends of…

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    12:00 am to 11:59 pmBrewster, MA, USA


  • June 8, 2018
    Cape Cod Retreat

    One of the UUCIA’s favorite traditions is the all ages annual retreat.

    Members and friends of…

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    12:00 am to 11:59 pmBrewster, MA, USA