Meet Our Minister

The Rev. Lara Hoke has been the consulting 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.

Lara is a life-long Unitarian Universalist. 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 in Lowell with her wife, Emily, and their dog, Xena. Lara is an amateur musician and plays bass in a Lowell-based band.

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.

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
  • 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