Meet Our Minister

The Rev. Lara Hoke has been the minister of the UUCiA since July 2009. Lara is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Cornell University. Prior to becoming a minister, Lara was the Program Director for Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light.  Before that, she worked with youth groups in the central Massachusetts area – and before that she served for four years in the US Navy. RevLaraHokeUUCiAPortraitDec2015

Lara is a life-long Unitarian Universalist and writes a blog called To whUUm it may concern. She enjoys reading and playing guitar, bass, and trumpet (very amateurishly). She is particularly interested in issues of peace-making; environmental justice; economic justice; anti-racism; and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. Lara is also a vegan and committed to animal welfare. She is a a member of the Board of Trustees (Secretary) for the UU Animal Ministry. She is a former Board member of the UU Mass Action Network and the UU Ministry for Earth (Treasurer) and a former member of the Executive Committee (Secretary) for the Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans For Peace. She lives with her wife, Emily, and their dog, Xena.

Office Hours:

Generally, Lara Hoke is in the office by appointment. You are welcome to arrange a meeting with Lara at a time and place that suits your schedule; just let her know (minister@uuandover.org). She is happy to arrange an appointment any time that works. [Lara is on sabbatical from January 1 – April 30, 2017.]

Sermons:

Click here to see a list of sermons available in audio form.  If you would like a transcript of a sermon, please email Lara.

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
  • August 9, 2017
    Summer Potluck

    Complete potluck schedule with locations and contact information is available on the UUCiA Facebook Group:
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    6:00 pm to 8:00 pmBetsy Black home


  • August 10, 2017
    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


  • August 13, 2017
    Sunday Service: TBD

    With Sean O'Leary.

    During the summer -- from July 9 to August 27 -- we hold lay-led informal Sunday…

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    9:30 am to 10:30 am6 Locke Street


  • August 16, 2017
    Summer Potluck

    Complete potluck schedule with locations and contact information is available on the UUCiA Facebook Group:
    https://www.facebook.…

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    6:00 pm to 8:00 pmGail Ensdorf home


  • August 20, 2017
    Sunday Service: TBD

    With Paul Fisher and Sharon Warren.

    During the summer -- from July 9 to August 27 -- we hold…

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    9:30 am to 10:30 am6 Locke Street


  • September 1, 2017
    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.


  • September 3, 2017
    No Service Today

    During the summer -- from July 9 to August 27 -- we hold lay-led informal Sunday worship at Locke St. at 9:30…

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    9:30 am to 10:30 am6 Locke Street


  • September 12, 2017
    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


  • September 14, 2017
    Board Of Directors

    Members and friends of the congregation are always welcome to attend Board meetings.

    Return to the UUCiA…

    More details

    7:15 pm to 8:45 pm6 Locke Street