Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org


An Open and Affirming Church!

The River Rock Band CD is Done! Save the Date for the Release Concert

The River Rock Band CD is Done! Save the Date for the Release Concert

After a successful Kickstarter campaign last winter, our own River Rock Band spent the spring recording its debut album featuring songs they’ve sung at The Well. As of last Friday, the album is now finished and will be ready for our big CD Release concert on Saturday, September 24th at...
Ride For Climate Change and  Sustainable Harvest International

Ride For Climate Change and Sustainable Harvest International

Climate Ride is a nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. This year, Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is one of the beneficiaries of Climate Ride events across the country. Hancock Church has been a dedicated supporter of SHI since...
Pilot Program Starting This Fall

Pilot Program Starting This Fall

The Standing Committee has approved a pilot program designed to strengthen our community at Hancock Church and to increase our vitality and growth by providing opportunities for people of all ages to connect with one another. Beginning this fall, Hancock will be hosting a series of community building activities each...
Join Kids4Peace Boston for their Summer Celebration of Learning

Join Kids4Peace Boston for their Summer Celebration of Learning

Hancock church is contributing to Kids4PeaceBoston through our Christian Service budget. We have been invited to their summer event to hear the campers’ experiences. If you would like to go or have questions, please email Lisa Sandeen at sandeen.lisa@gmail.com or call (781) 424-7937. We have been asked to register our...
We're Moving to Dorchester! ... Well, Some of Our Stuff Is

We’re Moving to Dorchester! … Well, Some of Our Stuff Is

We have a roomful of office furniture and two upright pianos that we are donating to the Russell School in Dorchester. On Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 the morning we will be loading a rental truck here at Hancock and taking it in and unloading it on the other end....
Hancock Weekly Submission Deadline

Hancock Weekly Submission Deadline

Materials for the Hancock Weekly are due every Tuesday morning by 9:30 a.m. for inclusion in the current week’s newsletter. Materials received after that time will be included in the following week’s newsletter. Send materials to church.administrator@hancockchurch.org.
Interfaith Garden - Growing Good Food for our Neighbors in Need

Interfaith Garden – Growing Good Food for our Neighbors in Need

Every week volunteers from a variety of local churches and temples join other friends in the community to work at the Interfaith Garden in a backyard across from the Lexington Green. Why? Because there are 70 to 75 households that regularly use the Lexington Food Pantry to supplement their food...
Share Your Musical Talents At Worship This Summer

Share Your Musical Talents At Worship This Summer

We have a wealth of talent here at Hancock, and we’d love to add that to our worship. Music need not be “classical,” in fact we’d love to have a diversity of genres over the summer. We’re looking for singers and players who are: adults returning college students high school...
Hancock Grills on Wednesdays

Hancock Grills on Wednesdays

Please join us for Hancock Grills on Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Simply RSVP to the host family and bring your meat to grill and a side dish to share. This Wednesday, July 27 the Grill is at Amy and Lisle Swanson’s home. They have a small street so ask...
Latest entries

Ask, Search, Knock

Rev. Barbara Callaghan preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Ask, Search, Knock”. July 24, 2016 - Luke 11:1-13 https://youtu.be/Lz5yFoUO2iY

Listening

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Listening”. July 17, 2016 - Luke 10:38-42 https://youtu.be/sptrOeXjjN4
Barbara Returns, Paul Departs

Barbara Returns, Paul Departs

Second Minister Barbara Callaghan returns to Hancock from her family leave this coming Sun., July 17, and it will be a joy to welcome her back! Senior Minister Paul Shupe begins his summer vacation on July 18 and will return on August 21. He will be spending two thirds of his time away in Maine...

Oh Mercy, Mercy Me

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Oh Mercy, Mercy Me”. July 10, 2016 - Luke 10:25-37 https://youtu.be/QTcKnJPyGR8
Urgent Call for Volunteers Saturday Morning, July 9, for Lexington Food Pantry

Urgent Call for Volunteers Saturday Morning, July 9, for Lexington Food Pantry

On Saturday July 9 two more volunteers are needed. Can you help? Please consider volunteering, as many of the folks who make the commitment during the year will be on vacation.  If you’ve been thinking about making a return visit, or if you’ve been thinking of trying it out sometime, this is your call to...

Laborers for the Harvest

Andrew Harris preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Laborers for the Harvest”. July 3, 2016 - Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 https://youtu.be/nmIALUl3pVQ
Fourth of July Office Hours

Fourth of July Office Hours

The church office will be closed Friday July 1 and Monday July 4. If you  have pastoral needs, please contact student minister Andrew Harris at (929) 500-1912. Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend!
Donations to Rosie's Place

Donations to Rosie’s Place

Do you travel often and find yourself with several unused small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion? Donate them to Rosie’s Place by leaving them in the church office. They will be picked up at taken to Rosie’s six times a year when breakfast foods from Costco are donated.

The Faithful Work of Memory

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “The Faithful Work of Memory”. June 26, 2016 - Psalm 77:11-20 https://youtu.be/9Pbn2Z4Z9no
Hancock Church Elevator Repairs

Hancock Church Elevator Repairs

Due to an original construction error, our elevator will need to be shut down for repairs from Mon. June 27 through Fri. July 1 and Tues. July 5 during the day. The elevator will be available during the evening and on weekends. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this causes. The sanctuary remains accessible...