Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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The Passion Music of Reinhard Keiser

Selections from The Passion according to St. Mark and Brockes-Passion Presented by the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse Sunday, March 5th, at 3:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA $15 Donation to support the Hancock Music Program Although Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) was known primarily as a celebrated opera composer, whose works in that genre numbered well over one hundred, his sacred music also gained great respect and influenced the works of his contemporaries, including J.S. Bach, Handel and Telemann. In 1685, the...
Hancock Concert Series: Sierra Marcy, Soprano

Hancock Concert Series: Sierra Marcy, Soprano

On Feb. 26 at 3 p.m., soprano Sierra Marcy will collaborate with pianist David Owens and members of the Early Music ensemble “A Joyful Noyse” in a program of music spanning Baroque through contemporary works. The program will feature Bach’s solo cantata No. 51 and arias from Mozart’s “Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail” with chamber orchestra. Also featured will be songs by Gounod, Poulenc and Massenet, as well as premier song cycle by Boston composer Peter Aldins.
"Be the Church" at the Boston Women's March for America

“Be the Church” at the Boston Women’s March for America

The United Church of Christ in New England is invited to “Be the Church” and join forces at the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Many people who were already planning to join the March asked if the MA Conference UCC would be organizing a way to march together. Here are plans we have made in response to that request. Where: Meet at the “Make Way for Ducklings” statue in the Public Garden in Boston at the corner of Beacon and...
The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, to Preach at The Well

The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, to Preach at The Well

The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, will preach at The Well at Hancock Church, January 22 at noon. On this first Sunday under a new administration and presidency, The Rev. Cooper will help us clarify and reaffirm our values as followers of Christ who championed the needs of the oppressed. We will also celebrate the 150 year partnership between City Mission and Hancock Church, as City Mission celebrates its 200th anniversary. Please join us for music, powerful preaching, sharing, prayer...
Winter Trivia Night January 27

Winter Trivia Night January 27

Back due to popular demand! Join us for a fun night of dinner and Trivia-make some more Hancock connections! Chili and Trivia Night Friday January 27, 2017 6 to 8 pm We will assemble Trivia Teams at Hancock Devin’s Famous Chili from 6 to 7 (Gluten free option will be provided) Bring along your favorite hot sauce to share! 7 to 8 pm A Night of Team Trivia Very cool, age appropriate prizes to the winners including: Signed Bruins hockey pucks New England Patriots and...
Join Other Hancock Members at MLK Memorial Breakfast in Boston

Join Other Hancock Members at MLK Memorial Breakfast in Boston

Hancock has reserved a table for 10 at the 47th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, January 16 at the Convention Center In Boston. This is Boston’s premier, and the nation’s longest-running, event dedicated to the memory of Dr. King. The event features inspiring speeches, nice breakfast, great music and is attended by a diverse gathering of civic, community and religious leaders from across Massachusetts. The speaker this year will be the dynamic Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar and producer...
Cantata Sunday "Ancient Epiphanies"

Cantata Sunday “Ancient Epiphanies”

Sunday, January 8 at 10 a.m. The Hancock Chancel Choir presents music for Christmas and Epiphany from the medieval and Renaissance periods. Accompanied by the period instrument ensemble, the 7 Hill Renaissance Wind Band, the choir will perform works by Sweelinck, Praetoruis and Calvisius, along with medieval carols. The music will be performed throughout the service.
Jazz Epiphany at The Well

Jazz Epiphany at The Well

January 8, 12 p.m. in Clark Hall Worship at the Well draws Christmas celebrations to a close with its annual Jazz Epiphany service. The service will feature jazz takes on traditional carols led by Hancock’s own River Rock Band, along with guest jazz pianist Doug Hammer. Included will be their Dave Brubeck inspired We Three Kings and their homage to Vince Guaraldi’s What Child Is This? The service will be led by the Rev. Barbaara Callaghan, joys, concerns, and communion will be shared. Intimate and...
Hancock Concert Series: Theia Piano Trio

Hancock Concert Series: Theia Piano Trio

Theia has been praised for its fiery, impassioned playing and impeccable ensemble. This program features works by Beethoven and Boulanger, as well as two world premieres being debuted by the group. With guest pianist Anna Arazi. January 29, 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary $15 suggested donation  
Advent Stanzas

Advent Stanzas

Dear friends, My Advent gift to you on this Thursday, three days before Christmas, is my favorite Advent poem – a mixture of longing, ache, and hope. “The time has come to admit I believe in the simple astonishment of a newborn.” Enjoy! — Rev. Barbara Callaghan I. Are we always creating you, as Rilke said, Trying, on our best days, To make possible your coming-into-existence? Or are you merely a story told in the dark, A child’s drawing of barn and star? Each year...