Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Hancock's First Blessing of the Animals

Hancock’s First Blessing of the Animals

Together, we will celebrate the importance of animals in our lives and give thanks for the wonder of God’s creation. Bring your pet and your family to a special service of prayer, blessing, and readings. All animals are welcome! Pet treats and human treats will be provided! Blessing of the Animals Sunday, September 8 Opening...
Over 1,000 lbs Harvested by the Interfaith Garden

Over 1,000 lbs Harvested by the Interfaith Garden

The Interfaith Garden does it again, harvesting 140 lbs of lettuce, spinach, parsley, beets, leeks, blueberries, carrots, kale, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, winter squash, eggplant, basil, onions, chard, and cucumbers. The total harvest their first year was 995 lbs, and the total their second season was 854 lbs! That’s a lot of wonderful fresh produce...
Cut Worms, Bush Beans, and Squash! Interfaith Garden Full Report

Cut Worms, Bush Beans, and Squash! Interfaith Garden Full Report

What did we find in the garden (pictured above)? How to keep the soil sustainable after growing potatoes, and why you need both male and female squash. Read the Full Garden Report for July 27th.
Interfaith Garden harvested 80 lbs of food over the weekend!

Interfaith Garden harvested 80 lbs of food over the weekend!

The Interfaith Garden harvested over 80 lbs of food over the weekend with volunteers from Hancock, First Baptist, Lexington Methodist, and other supporters! They delivered a variety of produce to the Lexington Food Pantry including: cucumbers, beans, mint, squash, zucchini, garlic, parsley, lettuces, Swiss chard, basil, onions, raspberries and blueberries, kale, and beets! Read the...
Hancock Delegates Attend Mass UCC Conference

Hancock Delegates Attend Mass UCC Conference

On June 14th and 15th, the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ’s 214th Annual Meeting was held in Sturbridge. Hancock representatives included Sue LaLone, Susan Navia, and Caroline and Wim Nijenberg. A highlight of the Conference was Friday evening when Christian Education Certification Graduates were recognized, including our own Sue LaLone. Rev. Dr....
Faith In Action: Hancock Visits the Russell School in Dorchester

Faith In Action: Hancock Visits the Russell School in Dorchester

Hancock Church has worked on several projects this past year to benefit the Russell School through our relationship with City Mission Society. Gwyn Rohrer wrote up a great Faith In Action story about their last visit, and what the Russell School has been able to achieve for their students. Good morning! This past week the...
Hancock PRIDE!  Make sure you join the march on Saturday June 8th!

Hancock PRIDE! Make sure you join the march on Saturday June 8th!

36th Annual Pride Interfaith Service Saturday June 8th, 2013, 10am Old South Church Copley Square, 645 Boylston Street, Boston ALL ARE WELCOME!  Help us share the message that churches still care about the disenfranchised–that Jesus’ vision for our world is one that is open and affirming of all people.  Hancock will be demonstrating our commitment...
A Letter from Rev. Dana Allen Walsh

A Letter from Rev. Dana Allen Walsh

This is my first week back after maternity leave. My son, Leighton Allen Walsh was born 3 months ago.  He is a happy and healthy baby with the build of a linebacker. He smiles and babbles and loves long walks in his stroller. I’m excited and anxious to be back.  I’m anxious because I’m sleep...
Hancock and Temple Isaiah--a long lasting friendship

Hancock and Temple Isaiah–a long lasting friendship

2013 Annual Meeting Remarks from Historian Sue Rockwell   I assume that most of you have heard of Temple Isaiah, many of you have probably heard of Temple Emunah, maybe even the Chabad Center.  But have you heard of Temple Hancock? Those of you who have been around the church for a while and are...
Lexington Clergy Reflections on Gun Violence rescheduled for June 5th

Lexington Clergy Reflections on Gun Violence rescheduled for June 5th

The event originally planned for April 19th by the group Gun Rights Across America generated a flurry of local response, even before the tragedies of the Boston Marathon.   The Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association had planned a counter presence advocating peace, which will be going forward on June 5th.  Please join us!