Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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Lenten Blog
A Way Into Prayer

A Way Into Prayer

A Way Into Prayer Lenten Devotional by Dana Allen Walsh Facebook.  Text Messages.  Emails.  Laundry.  Cooking. These are all things that get in the way of prayer for me.  All these things make me feel like I don’t have the time and energy to give to God in prayer. But perhaps what we can do as a prayer practice is note and write down all the things that seem to “get in the way of my prayer”.   And then we can ask the Holy...
Learning in the Living Room Lenten Series

Learning in the Living Room Lenten Series

UPDATED 3/12/2014: Preparation for Learning in the Living for Monday, March 17, 2014 with Dana Allen Walsh: “Book on Giving”: The discussion will be based on the provocative and prophetic book How to Save a Life by Peter Singer. The following synopsis will familiarize you with the concepts in the book and aid in the discussion: The Premise The premise of Peter Singer’s book The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty, to get us as the reader to consider our obligations...
Living Lent

Living Lent

The austere, self-denying days of Lent feel so foreign to us.  Our work, our appetite, our lifestyle drives us most days. We rarely say “no” to ourselves because we are so over-worked and exhausted that we don’t have the energy for self-discipline.  We don’t have the energy for early morning prayer.  We don’t have the time to fast, meditate, or read our Bibles. But what would it look like to re-order our days?  Even if it’s for this season of Lent.  After Easter, we can...
Ash Wednesday - Mar 5, 7pm

Ash Wednesday – Mar 5, 7pm

Ash Wednesday is here. We will have a special service Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm in the Kathie Stuart Room. We’ll also be starting our Lenten Blog next week! But first we’d like to start you off with a beautiful reflection on what Ash Wednesday means to Jan Richardson. Jan uses her art as a part of her ministry and writes a beautiful blog called the Painted Prayerbook. My husband’s ashes are in the keeping of my brother. Scott is holding onto them until...