Hancock Church’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Begins This Fall!


Mark your calendars with these dates:

October 21, 2017, Saturday evening – Kick-off Gala at the Masonic Hall, where the church began

April 16, 2018, Monday afternoon – Hancock 150th float in Patriots’ Day Afternoon Parade

May 6, 2018, Sunday afternoon – Concert by music groups at Hancock

May 20, 2018, Sunday morning – Recovenanting Worship Service at Hancock

October 27, 2018, Friday evening – Closing Gala at Hancock


Other Possible Events and Activities to Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, and Create the Future:

  • Hancock members document 150 acts of service by December 10, 2017
  • Children’s’ activities, perhaps including a skit or scavenger hunt
  • Second Hour speakers and programming around issues of today and the future
  • Community activity coordinated with the Town of Lexington

To get involved, please contact the committee chairs:

Joan Rutila     rutila.joan@gmail.com     781-862-6627

Susan Rockwell     srrockwell@juno.com     781-862-0489

Candy McLaughlin     ckgmclaugh@gmail.com     781-801-8191


Why are we celebrating?

To Honor the Past

Hancock Church was established on the Lexington Green, the symbolic heart of community activity. The congregation flourished as the Town’s population grew, and three additions have been made to the original building to accommodate this growth. Hancock was instrumental in creating the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association and starting the Interfaith Garden where we grow fresh produce for the Lexington Food Pantry, has provided children’s church school and youth groups for teens, and put on concerts and programs for the entire community.

To Celebrate the Present

Hancock is an active congregation that is committed to the mission of the church through financial support and volunteer action, continuing to grow in faith by seeking and praising God, and being good stewards of our resources, including offering the use of our building to community groups and welcoming all.

To Create the Future

We seek to faithfully build on the foundations that have been built by us and our predecessors to provide a progressive faith community that welcomes all, find new ways to share our building and resources, and, guided by God’s spirit, to meet the needs of future generations in Lexington.