Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

In Worship
Cantata Sunday, May 3rd, 10am

Cantata Sunday, May 3rd, 10am

The Hancock Chancel Choir and Ensemble will present works by Leonard Bernstein, including the during morning worship on Sunday, May 3 at 10am. Chichester Psalms is a joyous and moving work that will be accompanied by harp, organ, and percussion. Also being presented will be selections from Bernstein’s Mass. The service is free and open to all, regardless of denomination or faith. The church is fully handicap accessible and free parking is available.
Hancock: A Home for Your Family this Easter

Hancock: A Home for Your Family this Easter

Holidays are about family. Sure, Christian Holidays are also about important theological ideas that help frame our lives and change our hearts, but this all happens within the context of our families. If your family is looking for a church this Easter, you would be welcome at Hancock. Whether your family is young or old, gay or straight, “church-going” or new to church – you’ll find someone like you at Hancock Church. If you have questions, feel free to call the church office or reach...
Building Re-Dedication Day!

Building Re-Dedication Day!

Highlights from the Building Re-Dedication Day! Thanks to all who planned, cleaned, attended and celebrated the rededication of our building on March 8.  Here are some of the wonderful highlights: Nearly 50 people came to clean on Saturday afternoon The sanctuary was filled with people and joy and purpose Our architect and builders worshiped with us Soup and sandwiches flowed from our new kitchen People made every stop in our new elevator, just to see where it went! Worshipers lingered and toured and talked into the afternoon...
Lent 2015

Lent 2015

Worship and Activities During Lent 2015 February 18 Ash Wednesday 7pm in the Sanctuary February 22 First Sunday in Lent February 25 Centering Prayer & Meditation* 7-8pm in the CE Commons March 1 Second Sunday in Lent Reception of New Members March 4 Centering Prayer & Meditation March 8 Third Sunday in Lent Building Rededication Ceremony March 11 Centering Prayer & Meditation March 14 Getting Real With God** Reclaiming the Christian Spiritual Practice of Lament 8am-2pm in the Pearson Room March 15 Fourth Sunday in...

Reception of New Members, Mar 1st

What is membership at Hancock UCC? From Rev. Paul Shupe: “To become a member of the church is to choose to join a community that is held together by faith in God and by promises to others. We are a covenant community, which means that we are held together by the promises that we make to each other. When we join Hancock, we agree to accept one another just as we are. Membership brings us into a community in which we have certain rights and privileges regarding its governance, and corresponding...
Lent: What's It Really All About?

Lent: What’s It Really All About?

If you can believe it, Wednesday 2/18 marks the beginning of Lent. As you begin thinking about what this season might hold for you, read this post by Acting Minister Alex Shea Will about the differences between what Lent is, and what Lent isn’t… Ah, Lent. Those 40 days stuck in-between Mardi Gras and one of those Sundays lots of people go to church. It can be a confusing time. “Why are people walking around with dirty foreheads?” “How do I figure out what I’m...
Christmas Eve Services 2014

Christmas Eve Services 2014

Please join us in the Sanctuary for Christmas Eve Services with traditional candlelighting, music, and storytelling. 5pm Family Service Lessons and carols with a family Christmas tableau. Carols accompanied by brass and organ. Childcare available in the infant and toddler room. 8pm Lessons and Carols Accompanied by the Chancel Choir, professional soloists, and strings. 11pm Candlelight Communion A contemporary take on carols old and new by Ensemble Noel.  
2014 Advent Brochure and Worship Schedule

2014 Advent Brochure and Worship Schedule

For all the information on Advent and Christmas Eve Services at Hancock Church, check out our 2014 Advent Brochure below. Click on each page for a larger version!
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 25th

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 25th

**UPDATE** What a a beautiful service it was! Thank you to everyone at Hancock who helped make this possible.   All are invited to join the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association (LICA) in our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service to be held Tuesday, November 25th, at 7:30 pm at Hancock United Church of Christ, on the Green. Refreshments and conversation will follow the service. “Our Interfaith Service is a tradition of several decades,” said Rabbi Jill Perlman of Temple Isaiah and a Co-President of LICA. “It is...
Celebration Sunday, Sept 14!

Celebration Sunday, Sept 14!

September 14, 2014 is Celebration Sunday! 10 am morning worship 11 am activities fair Alex Shea Will, Acting Minister of Congregation Care, welcomes you from the front steps of the sanctuary into our narthex-in-progress! Come to our Welcome Back Worship Service at 10am! This is a celebration of open-heartedness and intergenerational faith. Rousing music with choir and special guests Bay State Brass Quintet. Children begin in worship with their families at 10am, after the “children’s message” they proceed to the Education Wing for Chapel Time...