Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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150th Celebration Gala & Silent Saturday, Oct. 21!

150th Celebration Gala & Silent Saturday, Oct. 21!

Hancock Church is beginning a year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary, and the church is inviting the entire community to an Anniversary Gala. The event will be held at the Masonic Lodge building at 3 Bedford Street on Saturday, October 21 from 7 to 11 PM. The Gala will include beverages, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, music by Driftwood band and free salsa lessons! DON’T MISS OUT! Tickets are still available for $40 each! There are several ways you can get them: this Sunday after Church,...

Rejecting Hate: Statement of Interfaith Solidarity Against Islamophobia in Massachusetts

As Boston-area religious and cultural leaders, we are committed to building a community that embraces people of different beliefs and practices, including our Muslim neighbors and friends. This work is particularly important in the present political climate, in which some public figures are voicing messages of intolerance and xenophobia, pitting segments of the American populace against one another. It is for this reason that we are deeply concerned to learn of an event scheduled for November 2nd in Stoughton featuring three speakers whom the Southern...
Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Hancock United Church of Christ will hold its fourth annual “Blessing of the Animals” service on Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon in Clark Hall.  The church will celebrate the importance of animals in our lives and give thanks for the wonder and diversity of God’s creation.  All animals and their human caretakers are welcome.  Pet treats and human treats will be provided!
Widening the Welcome Fund

Widening the Welcome Fund

The Widening the Welcome Grant Committee invites proposals for grants from Hancock Church’s Widening the Welcome Fund. This fund, established in June 2016 with proceeds from our recent Growing for Good Capital Campaign, was created to encourage innovative ideas that grow Hancock Church by attracting new friends and by deepening connections with those who have already found us. If you have an idea for widening the welcome here at Hancock and need funds to implement it, we encourage you to apply, whether you are a...

Job Opening: Children’s Music Specialist at Hancock Church

Overview The Children’s Music Specialist (CMS) works at the direction of the Director of Music, who is your supervisor.  The CMS is responsible for leading the Hancock Choristers children’s choir, making the experience a positive and attractive one so that children want to participate.  The CMS is an advocate for children’s music and helps the children to improve their skills.  In addition, the CMS is the music resource for our Faith Formation program for our children, with a special focus on the kids age 3-grade...
Ride For Climate Change and  Sustainable Harvest International

Ride For Climate Change and Sustainable Harvest International

Climate Ride is a nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. This year, Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is one of the beneficiaries of Climate Ride events across the country. Hancock Church has been a dedicated supporter of SHI since 2009, raising funds to sponsor SHI’s work in Piedras Negras, Honduras, and sending mission groups to work with local field trainers and farmers in implementing SHI agriculture programs in Honduras and Panama. The Climate Ride...
Pilot Program Starting This Fall

Pilot Program Starting This Fall

The Standing Committee has approved a pilot program designed to strengthen our community at Hancock Church and to increase our vitality and growth by providing opportunities for people of all ages to connect with one another. Beginning this fall, Hancock will be hosting a series of community building activities each week at 11 a.m. following worship. Those activities will include coffee hour, linger lunches, One People – One World events, men’s fellowship, women’s fellowship, choir and handbell rehearsals, children’s gatherings, and Christianity 101 – An...
Barbara Returns, Paul Departs

Barbara Returns, Paul Departs

Second Minister Barbara Callaghan returns to Hancock from her family leave this coming Sun., July 17, and it will be a joy to welcome her back! Senior Minister Paul Shupe begins his summer vacation on July 18 and will return on August 21. He will be spending two thirds of his time away in Maine and one third in Colorado visiting his mother and sisters, and reuniting with his seminary friends in the Rocky Mountains. Student Minister Andrew Harris will continue his good work among...
Hancock Weekly Submission Deadline

Hancock Weekly Submission Deadline

Materials for the Hancock Weekly are due every Tuesday morning by 9:30 a.m. for inclusion in the current week’s newsletter. Materials received after that time will be included in the following week’s newsletter. Send materials to church.administrator@hancockchurch.org.
Donations to Rosie's Place

Donations to Rosie’s Place

Do you travel often and find yourself with several unused small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion? Donate them to Rosie’s Place by leaving them in the church office. They will be picked up at taken to Rosie’s six times a year when breakfast foods from Costco are donated.