We Are a Welcoming Congregation

The phrase “Welcoming Congregation” has a particular meaning among Unitarian Universalists. While we do strive to be welcome to all people, a designated Welcoming Congregation has made a specific commitment to actively reach out to people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Given the repressive climate of our society, it is believed that people whose sexual and gender orientation is not that of the majority are subjected to particular discrimination and need extra assurance that they are, in fact, welcome as they are, and are not expected to remain closeted.

More than twenty years ago (in June 1994), our congregation voted overwhelmingly to become a Welcoming Congregation. We are one of the founding members of LGBTQ Welcoming Communities of Faith (or “Welcoming Faiths”).

Our congregation, and the Unitarian Universalist Association, have endorsed the rights of same sex couples to marry and receive the same rights and privileges, such as spousal health care coverage, hospital and prison visitation, immigration, inheritance, adoption, lending, and pension coverage, as heterosexual unions.

What you can do: 10 Steps Towards Ending Homophobia in Your Congregation

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
  • March 29, 2020
    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


  • April 3, 2020
    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


  • April 5, 2020
    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


  • April 9, 2020
    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


  • April 10, 2020
    UU Seder [CANCELLED]

    You don’t have to be Jewish to come to our Passover Seder. Everyone is welcome to this intergenerational…

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    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm6 Locke Street


  • April 12, 2020
    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


  • April 14, 2020
    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


  • April 15, 2020
    Worship Commitee

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

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    7:30 pm to 8:30 pmBlack home


  • April 16, 2020
    Social Justice Committee

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

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm6 Locke Street


  • April 19, 2020
    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


  • April 21, 2020
    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


  • April 26, 2020
    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


  • May 1, 2020
    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


  • May 3, 2020
    Sunday Service

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

    More details

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