Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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Hancock Church Elevator Repairs

Hancock Church Elevator Repairs

Due to an original construction error, our elevator will need to be shut down for repairs from Mon. June 27 through Fri. July 1 and Tues. July 5 during the day. The elevator will be available during the evening and on weekends. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this causes. The sanctuary remains accessible via the side door, and the platform lift at the rear door will enable folks to avoid stairs as well. Thank you for your patience.
Ordination of Pamela Clark Cochrane

Ordination of Pamela Clark Cochrane

The Congregational Church of Harvard (5 Still River Road, Harvard, Mass.) and The Central Association of the United Church of Christ invite you to attend the ordination of Pamela Clark Cochrane. All are welcome! Join us in our Sanctuary on June 26, 2016 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
News of Our Church Family

News of Our Church Family

This week has brought news of the deaths of three members of the church. Gloria “Lolly” Kinney, a longtime and beloved member of the church, passed away on June 13. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Hancock. Louise Rankin, longtime Hancock member, died Wednesday, June 15.  A memorial service will be held at Hancock in early July, and we will inform you as soon as the date is chosen. Thomas Baird, age 101, has also died. Thomas...
Interfaith Vigil for All Victims of the Orlando Shootings

Interfaith Vigil for All Victims of the Orlando Shootings

Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 pm on the Lexington Green. An interfaith vigil responding to the recent violence in Orlando, Fla., has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wed., June 15, on the Green in Lexington. Representatives from town and state government will speak before a service of music, prayer, readings and silence. Clergy from Hancock, Pilgrim UCC; Temple Isaiah; Church of our Redeemer; First Parish and Follen Community Church will lead the service. All are invited to come and to be together in a demonstration of...
Hancock Grills on Wednesdays

Hancock Grills on Wednesdays

Please join us for Hancock Grills on Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring your meat to grill and a side dish to share. The August 31 Grill will be at the Callaghans’: barbara@hancockchurch.org 195 Brooks St. Medford, MA (336) 558-1242      
An Open Letter from Lexington Clergy Regarding the Orlando Shootings

An Open Letter from Lexington Clergy Regarding the Orlando Shootings

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., we mourn the tragic loss of life. We hold in our hearts the families and friends whose grief is devastating and loss is beyond words. Yet again, we are sickened by the deadly confluence of hatred coupled with powerful weapons turned against innocent human beings. We stand in solidarity with our GLBTQ family, friends and neighbors. We affirm that our faith communities are safe and loving places...
6/8 Hancock Talks with Pat Hoertdoerfer

6/8 Hancock Talks with Pat Hoertdoerfer

From Age-ing to Sage-ing Conscious Aging, Conscious Dying, a talk by Pat Hoertdoerfer Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary Within the next 30 years, it is expected that the number of people between the age of 65-85 will triple, and those over 85 will increase sixfold. While recognizing that aging is a part of the natural process of life, we will reflect on the challenges and blessings of conscious aging, conscious dying. My mentor and author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing©, rabbi...
Sunday Survey Discussions in the Pearson Room

Sunday Survey Discussions in the Pearson Room

Dear Hancock Friends,   Thank you for responding to our survey concerning a possible change to Sunday morning activities.  We have heard your voices, and realize that the only appropriate next step is to talk together, before any decisions are made.  Carmen Kalsow, Paul Shafer, Andrew Harris and I will be available in the Pearson Room for conversation on the following days and times. Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 pm Sunday, June 5, 11:30 am Sunday, June 12, 11:30 am Sunday, June 12, 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 14,...
Join our Hancock Family for the Boston Pride Parade June 11th!

Join our Hancock Family for the Boston Pride Parade June 11th!

We have a goal of having 30 walkers, and thus far, we have 20. help us reach our goal! For those who are interested we will worship together at Old South Church at 10am on the 11th, for their annual Pride worship service. This is a wonderful service that you don’t want to miss. Following the service we all file out and into the parade. This is a chance to embrace our new mission: One People One World, as well as a wonderful testimony to...
Spring Meeting Report 2016

Spring Meeting Report 2016

The Spring Meeting Report can be downloaded here: Spring Meeting 2016 (PDF). Limited copies will be available at the Spring Meeting on Sunday, May 22, 2016. If you would like one mailed to you, or you know someone who might like it mailed to them, please call the church office (781) 862-4220.