Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Summer Worship at Hancock 2014

Summer Worship at Hancock 2014

 A People Like Us: Stories from our Bible  Summer Worship at Hancock  Many churches slow down a bit during the summer in New England – ours included – but we certainly don’t stop! Thematically, we’ll be exploring a topic we’re calling “A People Like Us: Stories from Our Bible.” Each...
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

Prophecy, Advocacy, and New Life

Hancock Church Sermon – Alex Shea Will - July 27, 2014 - 2 Kings 4:18-37 http://youtu.be/RY7Y2NaqPmo
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you would like to view the Sunday Bulletin from the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time please click here. Bulletin 2014,07,20

Brothers, Sisters, All

Alex Shea Will preaches on the story of Jacob’s Ladder. Hancock Church Sermon – Alex Shea Will - July 20, 2014 - Genesis 28:10-19 http://youtu.be/D13-YP2C5l4
The Narthex and Bathroom Renovations

The Narthex and Bathroom Renovations

The Narthex Doors are under renovation so that the doors will line up with the aisles. So far one is finished, and it looks great! Quick progress is being made in the bathroom renovations, as well! See the pictures below of the trench in the hallway, and a short 22 second video tour of what...
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you would like to view this past Sunday’s bulletin please click here. Bulletin 2014,07,13
The Covenants We Make

The Covenants We Make

Becca Lockwood preaches on the friendship of David and Jonathan. Hancock Church Sermon – Becca Lockwood - July 13, 2014 – 1 Samuel 20:35-42 http://youtu.be/v96kdvQRUu0
Stewardship 2014 Summary

Stewardship 2014 Summary

Delight in Giving: Congratulations to the HUCC Community! Strings of brightly colored prayer flags arced across Clark Hall in October, 2013, the start of our annual stewardship campaign. The flags made visible the many ways in which Hancock’s members and friends share their time and serve others as part of our local, national and global...
Communications Deadlines for 2014-15

Communications Deadlines for 2014-15

Hancock Weekly E-newsletter sent every Wednesday afternoon Deadline: The preceding Tuesday, 3pm Send to: church.administrator@hancockchurch.org Contact: Jane Park, Church Administrator Other Media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Website If you’re interested in using our online or social media outlets, feel free to do so! Contact Jane Park (church.administrator@hancockchurch.org) if you would like help. Print Deadlines Sunday Bulletin...
Hancock in Ft. Wayne!

Hancock in Ft. Wayne!

Amy and Lisle Swanson, and Scott Martin are back from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they built homes with Blitz Home Builders and Habitat for Humanity. Despite rain delays and wet mud, it looks like they were able to get the roofs on all of the houses! Read their blog and see the pictures of the...
Great News for Courtney Jones and Becca Lockwood

Great News for Courtney Jones and Becca Lockwood

We have exciting news for both Becca Lockwood and Courtney Jones! After her successful Ecclesiastical Council, Becca has been called to serve as Youth Minister at First Parish in Gorham, Maine. She will begin her service in September. Before then, she’ll be here at Hancock over the summer. Hear her preach her last sermon on...