Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

Hancock Church is an open and affirming Christian Community: spiritual, vibrant, and progressive.

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

We build what is good and lasting.

We build what is good and lasting.

I just returned from the closing ceremony of The Fuller Legacy Build here in Atlantic City where I had time to reflect on all that has happened this week. This was a truly inspiring experience. The fellowship amongst our team was something to treasure. Working with our house captains, Tim...
We work together to change the world we live in.

We work together to change the world we live in.

   Modern Miracles: When a small group of Hancock members got together 3 years ago to discuss what Hancock could do about the growing problem of hunger in our world, we had no idea how we could accomplish what was felt at the time to be a very ambitious goal...
We explore faith, seek justice, and pursue the Common Good.

We explore faith, seek justice, and pursue the Common Good.

My Spiritual Compass… Hancock is where I truly feel welcomed and accepted for who I am: a learner, a believer and a seeker.  My community of faith is a blessing, a joy, and an anchor in my life.    When my spiritual compass is upside down and backward, I know, through...
We believe that God is still speaking.

We believe that God is still speaking.

My Faith Journey:  I’m not sure my faith would have been much of a journey to speak of at this point in my life without Hancock.  I grew up going to Sunday service next to my parents, sister, and grandparents in the same pew every week.  I chose to be...
We affirm the worth of all persons.

We affirm the worth of all persons.

I clearly remember the moment and the circumstances when I first felt the grace and presence of God.  Of course, I would not have used such lofty words then–I was eleven years old and emerging into the rubble and dust after an air attack on our little town in Bavaria....
We are thoughtful about faith and faithful in our thinking.

We are thoughtful about faith and faithful in our thinking.

Reflection on God:  What is God?  How do we know that God is real?  What about the Bible too?  Should we just believe in our religion and faith?  Does God still love you if you don’t believe in God’s power and existence?  What is the point of life?  People have...
We celebrate lifelong learning and friendships.

We celebrate lifelong learning and friendships.

I feel blessed by our years at Hancock.  Beginning with our introduction to the church as Nursery School parents to our current ‘empty nest’ state, I have worshiped, studied, and worked with an ever-increasing circle of faithful people.  Our children thrived and matured in the work and play of the...
Our music inspires every heart and every mind.

Our music inspires every heart and every mind.

Music fills my soul.  I have always sung, and was raised in a house of musicians.  But as an adult, I have finally begun to make the connection between the glory of music and the glory of God.  I can’t always find the words I need to pray, whether in...
Latest entries

In response to neighboring complaints

Facts Regarding Our New Transformer In the April 10, 2014 edition of the Lexington Minuteman a letter written by neighbors adjacent to our church building complained about the installation of a new electrical transformer near the boundary line between our two properties. We understand their unhappiness, and we regret that we did not better anticipate...

Palm Sunday – Disciple’s Perspectives

Hancock Church Sermon Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:20-46 Nancy Rottman, HYG, Rev. Dana Allen Walsh, Rev. Paul Shupe
Schedule of Interim Plans 2014-15

Schedule of Interim Plans 2014-15

As of April 2014. After Dana Allen Walsh departs for her new call on June 1st, we’ll be entering an interim period of perhaps 9-15 months as we conduct a national search for our new Minister. Just to clear up any confusion, we’ve created a schedule of Interim Plans and Ministerial Duties: April 21-May 11:...

Beyond Worry

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – April 6, 2014 – Matthew 6:25-34 http://youtu.be/QZHDDEEPUR8
song of the week: Come O Thou Traveler Unknown

song of the week: Come O Thou Traveler Unknown

April 2, 2014 Check out the River Rock Band’s new song of the week!
Interim Period starting June 1st

Interim Period starting June 1st

After Dana Allen Walsh departs for her new call on June 1, we’ll be entering an interim period of perhaps 9-15 months as we conduct a national search for our new Minister. What is happening to prepare for this? We are pleased to announce that Alex Shea Will and Pam Cochrane will become full-time Acting...
Women's Retreat Registration 2014

Women’s Retreat Registration 2014

For a printable version of the information below, please click here: Women’s Retreat 2014 To register online, please use the link below, or call the Church Office (781) 862-4220. https://docs.google.com/a/hancockchurch.org/forms/d/14DFqHPVylVrUbVDCoVX-gTLvz5RyVgzgtd3xdGACfxQ/viewform
Dana Allen Walsh, Senior Minister

Dana Allen Walsh, Senior Minister

Rev. Dana Allen Walsh has been called as the next Senior Minister of South Church in Andover, MA. It’s a large, vibrant, Open & Affirming, justice-focused congregation. After 303 years of ministry, she will be their first female senior minister! Dana’s last Sunday will be June 1st. We hope the next two months will give...
Palm Sunday Brunch-April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday Brunch-April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday Brunch Announcement: All are welcome! Please join us immediately following our Palm Sunday service. If you are willing to cook or bake for Palm Sunday Brunch, please contact Carol Puschak at cpuschak @ msn.com Please RSVP with Administrative Assistant Krystal Neale at (781) 862-4220 or krystal@hancockchurch.org. Though reservations are not required, it would...