Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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Community Garden Day at the Russell School, May 14

Community Garden Day at the Russell School, May 14

Join City Mission and The Russell School for Community Garden Day from 12-2pm, where we will plant new crops in preparation for harvest. The Russell School garden is a project that helps the students learn about ecology, agriculture, recycling, and composting. It also grows healthy food alternatives in an urban environment. You are welcome to bring garden tools, gloves, vegetable seeds and, of course, elbow grease to help complete the project.  A $20 per person participation fee is requested to sponsor this project. All ages...
Hancock Talks, May 25, 7pm

Hancock Talks, May 25, 7pm

Hancock Talks Hancock Talks is a free lecture series open to the public, with a focus on the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of older adults in our community. It is funded by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation and hosted in the Sanctuary at Hancock United Church of Christ. The Next talk in the series will be Wednesday, May 25th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Living Your Unlived Life; If Not Now, When? Dr. Annabel Beerel She’s the professor you wished you had in...
Warrant for Spring Meeting 2016

Warrant for Spring Meeting 2016

Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational Warrant for the Annual Spring Meeting Sunday May 22, 2016 All members of the congregation are asked to attend the Spring Annual Meeting to be held at 11am in the sanctuary immediately following morning worship, to consider and act upon the following: Article I           To receive the report of the Officers responsible to the Membership Article II          To hear the report of the Nominating Committee and election of officers and committee members Article III         To transact any further business...
A New Sunday Schedule? Take Our Survey

A New Sunday Schedule? Take Our Survey

Dear Members and Friends, In order to maximize the number of exciting ways that you and new friends can experience the full life of Hancock on Sunday mornings, your ministers and ministers of music are recommending changes to our Sunday schedule, to begin in the fall. It would look something like this: 9:15-10:15 am – Our current morning worship service, including choirs and bells, in the sanctuary 10:30-11:15 am – “Second Hour” activities Coffee hour, Children’s music programs, Adult learning activities, Care support groups, Spiritual growth 11:30-12:15 – Worship @ the Well...
Hancock Chancel Choir and Cantata Orchestra

Hancock Chancel Choir and Cantata Orchestra

Hancock Concert Series Presents:  ​Hancock Chancel Choir and Cantata Orchestra Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna Vivaldi: Spring from the Four Seasons Sunday, May 15th at 9:45 a.m.  Hancock’s Chancel Choir will be accompanied by our 23 piece, professional Cantata Orchestra in Morten Lauridsen’s stunningly beautiful work Lux Aeterna. One of the most popular choral works of the past 20 years, this Grammy award winning piece is alternately reflective, soaring, and joyous as it celebrates those that have gone on before us and will be woven through the service. “This is truly...
Hancock Talk Series

Hancock Talk Series

Hancock Talks Hancock Talks is a free lecture series open to the public, with a focus on the  emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of older adults in our community. It is funded by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation and hosted at Hancock United Church of Christ. Hancock talks is on Wednesday evenings. Please join us at our upcoming events: April 27th, 7:00-8:30 PM Dr. Robert Stern “Alzheimer’s Disease 2016: Reasons to Hope” Aired live on Lex Media May 25th, 7:00-8:30 Dr. Annabel Beerel...
New England Light Opera: Appalachian Voices

New England Light Opera: Appalachian Voices

The Hancock Concert Series Presents Sunday, May 1st at 3:00 p.m. New England Light Opera: Appalachian Voices The haunting sound of a Cherokee flute draws us deep into the mountains and valleys of Appalachia as we perform art song, sacred song, and folk songs from the heart of the mountains. Join Director of Music  Mark Morgan and sopranos Jeanne Lucas and Kaja Fickes, accompanied by Sarah Koonce (piano) and Elke Jahns (Cherokee and western flutes)  for this eclectic journey. Featured will be Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915, songs by...

News from the Standing Committee

Here at Hancock United Church of Christ, the congregation is responsible for running the church (typical of how all congregational churches are organized).  Our governing body is called the Standing Committee, and is made up of church officers (such as the moderators, treasurer, clerk, etc.), chairs of various designated committees, the clergy, and 6 Members-at-Large who represent the congregation.  Every month, the Standing Committee at Hancock Church meets to discuss and vote on issues of importance that affect how the church conducts its (our) business.  ...
Patriot's Day Handbell Concert, April 18, 11:15am

Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert, April 18, 11:15am

The Hancock Handbell Program will perform their Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American music  Monday, April 18 , 2016 11:15-12 noon at Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington Center. The concert is family-friendly and includes music played on 5 octaves handbells and 6 octaves hand chimes with selections sure to please all ages with sing-alongs, and marches, jazz by Duke Ellington, the movie music of John Williams, spirituals, cowboy songs, patriotic songs, and more.  Suggested donation of $3 per person to benefit...
The Jameson Singers

The Jameson Singers

  Hancock Concert Series PresentsThe Jameson Singers: Celebrations and Lamentations Saturday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m.Join the Jameson Singers for a memorable musical journey to the land of Byrd, Weelkes, Pearsall, Vaughan Williams, Britten and other masters from the English songbook.The Jameson Singers’ upcoming concert features an unusual and richly-varied program. The theme is Celebrations and Lamentations from the British Isles. There will be lamentations a-plenty: a Byrd motet mourning the destruction of Jerusalem, Weelkes’ moving portrait of Absalom keening over the loss of his...