Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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Advent Devotional: "Herald Angels"

Advent Devotional: “Herald Angels”

December 19, 2014 by: Paul Shupe This will be my 29th Christmas Eve as a minister. In all those years I’ve always led at least two and often three different worship services. I’m pretty sure that I’ve heard the herald angels singing on the midnight clear outside of the little town of Bethlehem at least...
Advent Devotional: You are never alone in God.

Advent Devotional: You are never alone in God.

December 17, 2014 by: Andrew Harris On Monday Night, about 10 of us gathered for a Blue Christmas service that I didn’t even know I needed. I mean, I knew that I needed to be there and that I needed to deliver the pastoral reflection, but I didn’t know then that I needed the spirit and the fellowship...
Advent Devotional: God who surrounds us

Advent Devotional: God who surrounds us

December 16, 2014 by: Nancy Rottman Painting by Irv Davis     Psalm 125:2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,     so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore. Throughout Advent we watch and wait for the light to break into the world again at Christmas.  We entreat the arrival of Emmanuel, God with us,...
Christmas Eve Services 2014

Christmas Eve Services 2014

Please join us in the Sanctuary for Christmas Eve Services with traditional candlelighting, music, and storytelling. 5pm Family Service Lessons and carols with a family Christmas tableau. Carols accompanied by brass and organ. Childcare available in the infant and toddler room. 8pm Lessons and Carols Accompanied by the Chancel Choir, professional soloists, and strings. 11pm...
Advent Devotional: Welcome Mary!

Advent Devotional: Welcome Mary!

December 15, 2014 by: Pam Cochrane Welcome, Mary! I have been thinking a lot about Mary this week and I wonder just how she managed to keep her faith and hope during her journey to Bethlehem with Joseph. Pregnant, and fearful of what the days ahead would bring, how did she find the strength and...
Third Sunday of Advent Bulletin

Third Sunday of Advent Bulletin

To read this Sunday’s Bulletin, click here: Bulletin 2014,12,14
Holiday Bells Concerts! Dec. 19 & Dec. 21

Holiday Bells Concerts! Dec. 19 & Dec. 21

The Bell Ringers at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave in Lexington, are playing two free Holiday Concerts!   On Friday, December 19 at 10am, The Morning Glory Ringers will play such well-loved songs as “Silver Bells” and “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” as well as traditional Christmas carols complete with sing-alongs. They will play four octaves of handbells and hand...
Advent Devotional: The person who has everything.

Advent Devotional: The person who has everything.

December 11, 2014 by: Andrew Harris What do you get for the person who has everything? Boy, has that phrase become overwrought and meaningless. We use it now as a catch-all term for, “I don’t know what to get this person.” I’m almost ashamed to admit that I found myself thinking this about a person...
Advent Devotional: Waiting for Santa

Advent Devotional: Waiting for Santa

December 10, 2014 by: Nancy Rottman Psalm 27:13-14 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Is it just me, or does the end of Psalm 27 sound like the adult version of...
Advent Devotional: "Choosing Kindness"

Advent Devotional: “Choosing Kindness”

December 8, 2014 by: Paul Shupe Breaking bread with a friend recently, we were bemoaning how easy it is for us to judge, to evaluate, to blame others for their mistakes. We didn’t pretend that we were immune to the temptation. We were both keenly aware that we’d begun our conversation shaking our heads over...