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
  • November 30, 2021
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm


  • December 5, 2021
    Worship 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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    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm6 Locke St, Andover, MA 01810, USA


  • December 7, 2021
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm


  • December 12, 2021
    Worship 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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    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm6 Locke St, Andover, MA 01810, USA


  • December 14, 2021
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm


  • December 19, 2021
    Worship 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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    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm6 Locke St, Andover, MA 01810, USA


  • December 21, 2021
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm


  • December 22, 2021
    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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    12:30 am to 2:00 amOnline meeting


  • December 26, 2021
    Worship 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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    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm6 Locke St, Andover, MA 01810, USA


  • December 28, 2021
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm


  • January 2, 2022
    Worship 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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    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm6 Locke St, Andover, MA 01810, USA


  • January 4, 2022
    Sharing Circle

    This is a time to bring up difficult situations where support and comfort are needed; it is not group…

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    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm