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
Hancock Adventures!

Hancock Adventures!

Merry Christmas! Many of our “Adventures” (Advent Activities) have already happened, but if you’re interested in reading our Advent Brochure, please feel free to download it! New Advent Brochure! Dear Friends, The 2015 Advent Brochure is now available! Click the following link to read the entire Hancock Adventures: Advent at Home & Hancock: Advent Brochure 2015-web! We did a limited 200-piece mailing, so some of you may have received a copy in the mail. (200-pieces is the minimum required to use our Bulk Mail Permit.)...
What? You Thought Christmas Was Over?

What? You Thought Christmas Was Over?

I was just a bit angry at MAGIC 106.7 on December 26th. You see, this Boston radio station was playing Christmas music, non-stop, since some date before Thanksgiving. That, in and of itself, was enough to get this pastor to do his best “Bah Humbug!” However, when I scanned passed the station on the 26th, I was shocked to find that the station had stopped it’s month long loop and returned to it’s regularly scheduled rotation of adult-contemporary music. It was one thing for the station to begin Christmas music before Thanksgiving...
Christmas Eve 2014 8pm Services

Christmas Eve 2014 8pm Services

Bulletin 2014,12,24 Christmas Eve 8 pm
Christmas Eve 2014 5pm Family Services

Christmas Eve 2014 5pm Family Services

Bulletin Christmas 5pm 2014
Christmas Eve Services 2013

Christmas Eve Services 2013

Join us in the sanctuary for Christmas Eve Services with traditional candle-lighting, music, and storytelling. Christmas Eve Schedule Luke 2:1-20 5 pm Lessons and Carols with brass and our Christmas Tableau Please note: we expect a large attendance for the 5 pm service, so please be sure to hang your coats and huddle together! 8 pm Lessons and carols with choir and brass 11 pm Christmas tableau, communion, contemporary stories, and songs of the season led by our Youth. Our Christmas Eve Services will also...
Caroling Party - Dec 15, 3pm

Caroling Party – Dec 15, 3pm

Come Sing With Us for Intergenerational Caroling followed by a Pizza and Salad Dinner For many years, Hancock Members have prepared for Christmas by sharing the melodies of the traditional carols. Similar to last year, we have revised the schedule to make the event better for families with young children. We’ll meet in the Dining Room at 3:00 p.m. to divide into groups. Then we’ll spread the joy of Christmas by visiting and singing carols to our shut-ins. We’ll meet back at Hancock at 5:00 p.m. for a pizza...
Bring a Gift for Manger Sunday

Bring a Gift for Manger Sunday

Volunteers Needed for the Christmas Shop Come lift your spirits and embrace the Advent season by participating in a beloved Hancock tradition: Manger Sunday. During morning worship on December 8, we will process to themanger with gifts for those less fortunate. Hancock, along with 40 other churches and groups in the greater-Boston area, delivers thegifts to City Mission Society’s Christmas Shop distribution center in Winchester. CMS requests the following new, unwrapped items for families in need: Winter coats, sweaters and sweatshirts (large sizes especially) Hats, mittens, gloves and scarves Socks and underwear Blankets...
Blue Christmas - Dec 9, 7:30pm

Blue Christmas – Dec 9, 7:30pm

[O God] Do not stay far off when I am in trouble with no one to help me… I have no more strength than a few drops of water.  All my bones are out of joint, my heart is like melted wax.  My strength has dried up like a broken clay pot. -Psalm 22:11, 14-15   This year’s Blue Christmas service at Hancock will be held December 9th, 7pm in the Katie Stuart room.  All are welcome to attend.   Tags: blue Christmas, Christmas, Hancock Church, Hancock United Church...
Advent at Hancock

Advent at Hancock

Advent at Hancock 2013 View our entire Advent in Worship…Advent at Home brochure: Advent 2013 online (PDF) December 1 The First Sunday of Advent will celebrate hope in worship, and the place and role of food in our celebrations. December 8 The Second Sunday of Advent will celebrate peace in worship, and the giving of gifts through our annual Manger Sunday procession. At home, we’ll help you think about giving and receiving gifts that sustain and bring joy. December 9 Monday evening at 7:30, we’ll...
Hanging of the Greens - Nov 24, 11:30am

Hanging of the Greens – Nov 24, 11:30am

Please join the Music and Arts Committee for the Annual Volunteer Wreath and Garland Hanging Sunday, November 24th after church at 11:30am. We need your help  attaching ribbons to the 14 beautiful wreaths to be hung around the church, and hanging garlands across the balcony and along the walls of the altar.Hope to see you there! There will be music, refreshments and holiday camaraderie as we prepare the church for Advent and Christmas!