Our Staff

 

Rev. Lara Hoke, Minister

The Rev. Lara Hoke has been the consulting minister of the UUCiA since July 2009. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Cornell University and is a life-long Unitarian Universalist.

You can read more about Lara at the “meet our minister” page on this website.


thea1-107x150Thea Shapiro, DRE

Thea Shapiro is the Director of Religious Education.

I oversee the children’s religious education program and have been a religious educator for more than a decade.

Our program is based on the one room school house approach. Children of all ages work together. We focus on being in community and learning about what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.

Our youth participate in Our Whole Lives (OWL ) and Coming of Age (COA).

I  volunteer at a middle school camp, Different Drummer at Ferry Beach and I volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club in Lawrence MA.  I am a grade 7-9 Owl facilitator,  a  level two certified Radiant Child Yoga instructor. I teach at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence MA . And I am Interfaith Chaplain; I studied at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine.

I am also an artist. I live in Andover with my husband, dog and cat.


Georgia Bills, Music Director GeorgiaLBills

Georgia Bills has been leading, performing and playing music in various schools, churches, choirs, orchestras, jazz bands, and a cappella groups for many years. Her formal training includes Ithaca College, University of Connecticut, and the Royal College of Music. She returned to the UUCiA in the fall of 2016; Georgia held the same position for several years in the early 90’s. Says Georgia, “My goal at UUCiA is to rock these old rafters with our voices and (sometimes) our dancing feet, and to recharge our souls with the music that we share together”.

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Upcoming Events

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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