Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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Advent at Hancock, 2017-2018

Advent at Hancock, 2017-2018

Download our Advent brochure to stay informed about everything happening at Hancock this Advent season. A limited number of printed copies are also available in the lobby and narthex.
Sunday Bulletin: December 10, 2017 / Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday Bulletin: December 10, 2017 / Second Sunday of Advent

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click the link below. December 10, 2017
Advent blog: Christmas Joy

Advent blog: Christmas Joy

“Christmas Joy” Thursday, December 7  Andrew Harris, Student Minister  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1i39efTMKw This is what we think joy looks like. And, don’t get me wrong, what you see in that video is true unbridled joy. In all our Christmas movies and Christmas commercials, we’re shown that joy is this screaming, giggling, bubbling, bursting explosion that immediately follows the sounds of ripping wrapping paper. And sometimes it is. But there is another kind of joy that doesn’t translate so well to a 30-second spot that airs during halftime....
Advent Blog: Blending

Advent Blog: Blending

“Blending” Wednesday, December 6 David C. Clark, Minister of Children and Families  One the gifts of being married is the wonderful blending of lives that is taking place. I was told that in marriage two lives become one, and until I actually got married I could only see that in a logistical way: two incomes becoming one budget, two schedules becoming a master calendar, two different decoration styles becoming one mishmash. This is Adam and my first Christmas together as a married couple. Unlike years in...
Advent Blog: Hope

Advent Blog: Hope

“Hope” Tuesday, December 5 Rev. Barbara Callaghan, Minister  “Advent is like the hush in a theater just before the curtain rises. It is like the hazy ring around the winter moon that means the coming of snow which will turn the night to silver. Soon.” Frederick Buechner, from The Hungering Dark It can be difficult to sustain this moment of anticipation. Which is why most churches focus on all the Bible passages that teach about keeping watch, staying awake, and hanging on to hope in...
Advent Blog: Marking the Days

Advent Blog: Marking the Days

“Marking the Days” Monday, December 4, 2017 Emelia Attridge, Congregational Care Coordinator I really do love calendars. In fact, in 2016, I started creating my own planner. I followed what’s known as the “Bullet Journal” system for inspiration, but I don’t follow it too closely. Sure I keep a regular monthly calendar to track my appointments throughout the year, and I have at least one other calendar with designs that are a delight to the eye (and even more of a delight to change over...
Sunday Bulletin: November 19, 2017

Sunday Bulletin: November 19, 2017

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Not Too Late to Contribute to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico!

Not Too Late to Contribute to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico!

  Donate now! A Container of Mercy During this Advent season we are filled with gratitude for the many contributions to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico.  The 45-foot container truck departed Lexington on November 14 filled with humanitarian aid for our friends in Puerto Rico.  The container arrived in the Port of San Juan on Thursday, November 30. Carmen Ramos-Kalsow, Susan McClements, and Robin DiGiammarino traveled to Puerto Rico to ensure the delivery of the humanitarian aid to our trusted partners in Aguadilla and Cabo Rojo, two...
Two Great Music Events at Hancock!

Two Great Music Events at Hancock!

Bay Colony Brass Takes on War and Peace Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington $15 suggested donation at door The Hancock Concert Series continues its 7th season with the thrilling sounds of the Bay Colony Brass on Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m at Hancock Church in Lexington War and Peace – Music of Conflict and Celebration ranges from the grandeur of Walton’s Crown Imperial and the realities of conflict in Britten’s Russian Funeral Music, to meditations on peacemaking like Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral and Barber’s Mutations on Bach. The Bay Colony Brass will perform a...
Sunday Bulletin: November 5, 2017

Sunday Bulletin: November 5, 2017

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, please click the link below. November 5, 2017