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
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....
Advent, Movies, and Soup - OH MY!

Advent, Movies, and Soup – OH MY!

Wednesday Evenings For All Ages! December 2, 9, 16 from 6-7:00 p.m. Advent, Movies, and Soup – OH MY! On three Wednesday evenings during Advent (Dec. 2, 9, 16th), from 6-7:00 p.m., we will have a one-hour, fun intergenerational event facilitated by Barbara! Come enjoy a simple supper of homemade soup and salad, while we watch a short holiday movie clip pertaining to an Advent theme. We will then enjoy a small group discussion around the movie and theme, ending in a simple prayer. The...
Homemade Cookie Plates to Benefit Women's Lunch Place

Homemade Cookie Plates to Benefit Women’s Lunch Place

UPDATE 12/9/2015 Thank you! A GIANT Thank you, Hancock! The Christmas Cookie Bake Sale to fund the  Birthday Program at the Women’s Lunch Place was a resounding success in so many ways! On the most surface level, it might seem a bit facile to be holding a bake sale. But in the deepest sense it was not. The process sensitized our hearts, strengthened our feeling of community and will contribute to others’ wellbeing. This was a huge joint effort by Hancock between bakers and buyers,...
Order Your 2015 Poinsettias

Order Your 2015 Poinsettias

Dedicate a poinsettia to a loved one in your family by submitting a form no later than Monday, December 7th. Every year the sanctuary is filled with beautiful poinsettias in memory or honor of those loved by members of the congregation at Hancock. After brightening our sanctuary, these beautiful plants will be delivered to members of our congregation who are unable to make it to church. Checks made out to Hancock Church/memo “poinsettias” can be mailed, delivered in the church office, or left in the collection...