Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

Advent & Christmas
Celtic Christmas Sunday, December 18

Celtic Christmas Sunday, December 18

The Well, a congregation of Hancock Church, will celebrate a Celtic Christmas on Sunday, December 18th at noon. Joining the resident River Rock Band will be Celtic musicians Shannon and Matt Heaton. Together they will play traditional Celtic songs and carols with Celtic twists. The Heatons have been regular guest musicians at the church fro the past 5 years, and are featured on the River Rock Band’s debut album Drawn From the Well, that was released this fall. With engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Boston-based...
Hancock Holiday Handbell Concert

Hancock Holiday Handbell Concert

The annual holiday celebration will feature the handbell ensembles of the church, including the five-octave Hancock Carillon. With sacred and secular selections, a thoroughly festive way for the whole family to celebrate the season. Sunday December 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA Free Admission
Jameson Singers Holiday Concert

Jameson Singers Holiday Concert

Directed by nationally acclaimed conductor Jameson Marvin, this ensemble will bring music of Rachmaninoff, Josquin, Grieg, Duruflé, O’Regan and others for the holiday season. Sunday December 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA $20 suggested donation at the door
Women’s Lunch Place Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

Women’s Lunch Place Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

The Christmas Cookie Sale to benefit The Women’s Lunch Place, which assists homeless women in Boston, is on!  Plates of homemade holiday cookies will be pre-sold for $15 on Nov 13th, Nov 20th and Nov 27th.  Prepay and reserve your plate(s) today.  Find us at coffee hour, CE commons or outside The Well. Join us in delicious fun By baking Christmas cookies to benefit the Women’s Lunch Place, which assists homeless women in Boston.  Sign up Nov. 13 at coffee hour, CE Commons or outside...
Troop 119 Holiday Wreath Sale

Troop 119 Holiday Wreath Sale

Boy Scouts of Troop 119 will be taking orders for holiday wreaths during coffee hour in the month of November. The wreaths are full, 20″ to 22″ in diameter, and are decorated with a red velvet bow. This is the Troop’s only fundraiser of the year, providing funds to purchase equipment, help defray the cost of trips, and fund activities. The wreaths are $15 each. Thank you for your support of Scouting!
Holy Anticipation: How to Prepare for Advent in a Season of Being Busy

Holy Anticipation: How to Prepare for Advent in a Season of Being Busy

Advent is a wonderful season in the Christian tradition filled with joyous waiting and pausing in anticipation of new things, but in reality, our planners and calendars are jam-packed during the season of Advent. Between parties, events, gift shopping, and everyday life, the days leading up to Christmas seem anything but spiritual. This 3-week series will prepare our own hearts and minds for the season of Advent with lessons on the season and introductions to spiritual practices for busy lives. Come from one session or...
Christmas Eve Services for 2015

Christmas Eve Services for 2015

  Join us on Thursday, December 24, 2015 for one of our Christmas Eve services with traditional candlelighting, music, and storytelling.   5:00 p.m. Family Service Brass and organ accompany our lessons and carols, along with O Holy Night and our candlelit singing of Silent Night.  8:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols Our Chancel Choir and harp lead us in lessons and carols. 11: 00 p.m. Candlelight Communion The River Rock Band and special guests bring us contemporary and timeless setting of carols and songs, leading...
Blue Christmas, 12/14/15 at 7:30pm

Blue Christmas, 12/14/15 at 7:30pm

Monday, December 14, 2015 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel This is our annual service remembering that for many, this is a season of sadness and mourning .The service offers peaceful music, prayers of comfort and healing, and communion.
This Friday! Morning Glory Ringers Christmas Concert, 12/11, 10am

This Friday! Morning Glory Ringers Christmas Concert, 12/11, 10am

MORNING GLORY RINGERS will present their Fifth Annual Weekday HOLIDAY HANDBELL CONCERT on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 10-11 am. “Ring in the Holiday Spirit!” will feature popular and classical holiday pieces as well as Sing-along favorites, all played on 4 octaves of handbells and chimes. Pieces will include such holiday favorites as Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Carol of the Bells, White Christmas, and Trepak from The Nutcarcker. This concert is designed for seniors, senior living communities, home-schooled children, preschools, and families with preschoolers who...
Manger Sunday, Dec. 6th

Manger Sunday, Dec. 6th

Manger Sunday! On Manger Sunday (Dec. 6th), the congregation will process to the manger with gifts for the City Mission Society (www.cmsboston.org). Gift List They can accept only NEW items. Please no food items. Winter coats, sweaters and sweatshirts Hats, mittens, gloves and scarves Socks and underwear Toys, books, and games for all ages Gift cards from Target, Walgreen’s, Marshall’s, CVS, Kohl’s or other merchants Gift Drivers Driverse are needed for drop-off at First Church Winchester on Dec 6th, between 1-4pm.  Need 1-2 additional drivers....