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
  • April 26, 2018
    Waking Up White

    The Social Justice Coalition and Courageous Conversations hosts Debby Irving, author of "Waking Up White" at South Church in…

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    7:00 pm to 9:00 pmSouth Church in Andover


  • May 4, 2018
    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.


  • May 6, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

    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 Street


  • May 10, 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


  • May 11, 2018
    pUUb Theology

    Come by at 6:30pm or later. We will gather in our sanctuary, transformed into a “pub” for the evening,…

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    6:30 pm to 9:30 pm6 Locke Street


  • May 11, 2018
    pUUb Theology

    Come by at 6:30pm or later. We will gather in our sanctuary, transformed into a “pub” for the evening,…

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    6:30 pm to 9:30 pm6 Locke Street


  • May 13, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

    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 Street


  • May 15, 2018
    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


  • May 19, 2018
    An Evening of Jazz and Blues

    Don’t miss the annual evening of jazz right here at the UUCiA! Jazz band “Day for Night” (featuring…

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    7:00 pm to 9:30 pm6 Locke Street


  • May 20, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

    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 Street


  • May 27, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

    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 Street


  • June 1, 2018
    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.


  • June 3, 2018
    Sunday Service: TBD

    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 Street