A Liberal Religious Voice in the Merrimack Valley since 1847

Welcome!  We are 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”.  We 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.)

We are 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.”

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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
  • November 10, 2019
    Sunday Service: In the Dark

    The power of darkness and its relationship to spiritual community. With Rev Alix Klingenberg, an entrepreneurial UU minister, writer…

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    10:30 am to 11:30 am6 Locke St, Andover, MA


  • November 12, 2019
    UU Stitchers: Sutton home

    The Stitchers will meet at the home of Vicky Sutton. Join us for stitching and conversation. For more information…

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    7:00 pm to 9:00 pmAt various homes


  • November 14, 2019
    Board of Directors

    Meets in the Minister's Study on the second Thursday of every month during the congregational year (September-June). All members…

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    7:15 pm to 8:45 pm6 Locke Street


  • November 16, 2019
    Key for Kids

    Instructor is Alia Mavroforos .

    Wish you could…

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    9:00 am to 4:00 pm6 Locke Street


  • November 16, 2019
    pUUb Theology

    pUUb Theology is back! Come by at 6:30 p.m. or later! We will gather in our sanctuary, transformed into…

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    6:30 pm to 9:30 pm6 Locke Street


  • November 17, 2019
    Sunday Service: A Closer Look

    We will consider the Doctrine of Discovery, the United States apology, and why it still matters. With Rev. Kali.&…

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    10:30 am to 11:30 am6 Locke St, Andover, MA


  • November 20, 2019
    Worship Commitee

    The UUCiA Worship Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month, September through May.

    Return to <…

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    7:30 pm to 8:30 pmBlack home


  • November 21, 2019
    Social Justice Committee

    The UUCiA Social Justice Committee meets on the third third of every month, September through June. For more information…

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm6 Locke Street


  • December 6, 2019
    Pasta Potluck

    The Luisis provide the pasta; you bring salad, bread, beverage, dessert. Don’t worry if you can’t bring…

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    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm6 Locle Street


  • December 8, 2019
    Sunday Service

    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 St, Andover, MA


  • December 10, 2019
    UU Stitchers

    The UU Stitchers will meet from 7-9 p.m. Join us for stitching and conversation. For more information contact…

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    7:00 pm to 9:00 pmAt various homes


  • December 12, 2019
    Board of Directors

    Meets in the Minister's Study on the second Thursday of every month during the congregational year (September-June). All members…

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    7:15 pm to 8:45 pm6 Locke Street


  • December 17, 2019
    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