Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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Sunday Bulletin: March 26, 2017

Sunday Bulletin: March 26, 2017

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, please click the link below: March 26, 2017
Islamic Studies Scholar & Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim Preaches at Hancock Church

Islamic Studies Scholar & Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim Preaches at Hancock Church

Celene Ibrahim, Muslim Chaplain for Tufts University, will preach at Hancock Church on Sunday March 26th, at 10:00 a.m. Using the Qur’an, Ms. Ibrahim will preach on a few of the many points of connection between Islam and Christianity. Ms. Ibrahim will also hold a question and answer time after the worship service, from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. in the sanctuary. Celene Ibrahim is the Islamic Studies Scholar-in-Residence at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School where she is jointly appointed to the faculties of both...
Hancock Church Hosts LGBT Asylum Support Task Force

Hancock Church Hosts LGBT Asylum Support Task Force

On April 2nd, Hancock Church will host the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force from Worcester, Ma. The asylum group is the product of a vision of Rev. Judith Hanlon of Hadwen Park Congregation Church. Since 2007 Hadwen Park, and Rev. Hanlon, have assisted more than 120 asylum seekers, mostly from countries where being LGBTQ is a capital offense. Currently, they are supporting 14 in Worcester and many cases are still pending. The group will hold an informational session at 11:00 am in the sanctuary, and will lead the noon worship...
Hancock Church Presents 14th Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert

Hancock Church Presents 14th Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert

The handbell choirs of Hancock Church present the Fourteenth Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert of patriotic and American music on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The concert is light-hearted and family-friendly and includes music played on 5 octaves of hand bells and hand chimes by ringers young and old, sure to please listeners of all ages: Broadway hits, American gospel, spirituals, and patriotic songs. The concert is planned to begin at the end of the Road Race and just before Paul...
Watch Our Lenten Testimonies!

Watch Our Lenten Testimonies!

Please click on “Watch Our Lenten Testimonies!” to access our video links.  This year during Lent at Hancock, we will be hearing testimonies from some of our members about the power of faith, and the role that it plays in their daily lives. To view Stephen Cooke’s Lenten testimony given on March 5, click here. To view Nate Martin’s testimony read by Rev. Paul Shupe on March 12, click here. To view Kesinia Sorter’s testimony given on March 19, click here. To view Mary Alice...
Sunday Bulletin: March 19, 2017

Sunday Bulletin: March 19, 2017

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12th Annual Lexington Choral Festival

12th Annual Lexington Choral Festival

After being snowed out last month, the Lexington Choral Festival returns on March 19 at 3:00 p.m at Hancock Church. Featuring choirs from 10 different area faith communities, the afternoon is a celebration of music and sharing across religious and cultural divides. Included will be groups from a variety of Christian, Jewish, and Hindu traditions. Now in its 12th year, the Festival features each group sharing music from their own tradition, and then has all the groups join in singing one piece together. Joyous, moving, and...
Emelia Attridge Leads Theology on Tap

Emelia Attridge Leads Theology on Tap

Join us on Thursday, March 16 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. as Student Minister Emelia Attridge leads Theology on Tap at Buwoksi Tavern (1281 Cambridge Street, Cambridge)! Anyone over 21 and under 40 is invited to join us for thoughtful conversation and good beer. For updates and activities, please visit our very active Facebook page!
Blues Gospel at the Well

Blues Gospel at the Well

On March 5 at 12:00 p.m. the first Sunday in Lent, Worship at the Well will feature music by our own nine-piece River Rock Band. They’ll be playing a range of blues styles from traditional gospel blues to contemporary songs by Buddy Miller and Susan Werner. Featured will be band regulars Bobby Faria (electric guitar and sax), Patrice Williamson and Meg Stone (vocals), and guest blues harmonica player Ralph Rosen. The Rev. Barbara Callaghan will preach from the Gospel of Matthew about “relevant fasting.” We will explore what are things that...
A Joyful Noyse Sings The Passion

A Joyful Noyse Sings The Passion

The timeless and powerful story of Jesus’ last days, death, and resurrection will be told through the passion music of the German composer Reinhard Keiser by the early music group, A Joyful Noyse. Presented as part of the Hancock Concert Series, A Joyful Noyse will present selections from both Keiser’s Brockes Passion as well as his Passion According to St. Mark. The concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 at Hancock Church in Lexington. Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) was known primarily as a celebrated opera composer, whose works in...