Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org


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HYG Kentucky Trip Deadline: March 27th

HYG Kentucky Trip Deadline: March 27th

Hancock Youth Group trip to Neon, KY from April 17-25th. The registration deadline is March 27th. Kentucky Permission Form HYG Registration 2014-15 HOMES consent form (PDF document, must be printed) If you have any questions about registration please call Jane Park, (781) 862-4220 or jane@hancockchurch.org. Scholarships are available. Please ask Andrew Harris for more details, andrew.harris@hancockchurch.org....
Building Re-Dedication Day!

Building Re-Dedication Day!

Highlights from the Building Re-Dedication Day! Thanks to all who planned, cleaned, attended and celebrated the rededication of our building on March 8.  Here are some of the wonderful highlights: Nearly 50 people came to clean on Saturday afternoon The sanctuary was filled with people and joy and purpose Our architect and builders worshiped with us Soup...
Paul Shupe Sabbatical Leave

Paul Shupe Sabbatical Leave

Paul’s long-delayed sabbatical leave will begin on April 6, and last until the end of June.  Alex Shea Will and Pam Cochrane will continue to serve as our Acting Ministers during that time.  You can read a letter from Paul with all the details here.  ​   Dear Members and Friends of Hancock, After having to...
Woman's Retreat 2015

Woman’s Retreat 2015

Hancock’s 9th Annual Woman’s Retreat is May 1-2 at Friendly Crossways Retreat Center in Harvard, MA. Are you interested in getting to know other women in the congregation? Need some time for yourself to relax and have fun? Or, want to connect more deeply with your spiritual journey and our faith tradition? Come and join...
Dedicate an Easter Lily!

Dedicate an Easter Lily!

Each year, the Sanctuary is filled with beautiful Lilies on Easter morning in memory of those loved by members of the congregation at Hancock. Dedicate an Easter Lily to a loved one in your family by returning this form by Monday, March 23rd. The suggested donation for each memorial plant is $10. Click on the...
Lent 2015

Lent 2015

Worship and Activities During Lent 2015 February 18 Ash Wednesday 7pm in the Sanctuary February 22 First Sunday in Lent February 25 Centering Prayer & Meditation* 7-8pm in the CE Commons March 1 Second Sunday in Lent Reception of New Members March 4 Centering Prayer & Meditation March 8 Third Sunday in Lent Building Rededication...
Hymnal Dedication! Order Now!

Hymnal Dedication! Order Now!

Our new hymnal is at the printer and will be in our pews later this spring! You have the opportunity to dedicate a hymnal (s) in honor of a loved one (parent, spouse, child, grandchild, etc.) or in memory of someone. This dedicatory bookplate will be placed in the inside cover of the hymnal as...

Reception of New Members, Mar 1st

What is membership at Hancock UCC? From Rev. Paul Shupe: “To become a member of the church is to choose to join a community that is held together by faith in God and by promises to others. We are a covenant community, which means that we are held together by the promises that we make to each other....

Introduction to Committees: Congregational Care and Deacons

Hancock Church is a community of people committed to helping one another. For me to know when you need help, I need to know you. I have found that one of the best ways to get to know another person is to work with them. It gives us a chance to talk and find out...
A Joyful Noyse Concert, Mar 14th - Cancelled

A Joyful Noyse Concert, Mar 14th – Cancelled

UPDATE 2/26/2015: Due to the snowstorms interrupting our concerts schedule, we will have to postpone this concert to another time, TBA. Thank you for your understanding! A Joyful Noyse presents: Membra Jesu nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude Saturday, March 14th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church 1912 Mass Ave, Lexington In 1680 Dietrich Buxtehude dedicated his extraordinary...