Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Troop 119 Christmas Wreath Sale

Troop 119 Christmas Wreath Sale

The Boy Scouts of Troop 119 will be taking orders for holiday wreaths during coffee hour on Sundays from November 3rd through 17th immediately following the morning service. The wreaths are full, 20″ to 22″ in diameter, and are decorated with a red velvet bow. Cost is $15. This is the Troop’s only fundraiser of the year, providing funds to purchase equipment,...
Homemade Cookie Plates to Benefit Women's Lunch Place

Homemade Cookie Plates to Benefit Women’s Lunch Place

The Christian Service Committee will be selling plates of homemade Christmas cookies by Hancock bakers, for the benefit of Women’s Lunch Place, a day shelter providing meals and services for homeless women in Boston. We are taking orders for plates of homemade Christmas cookies at coffee hour on November 10th, 17th and 24th (see Amy Swanson or...
Why is Nancy Rottman going to Panama?

Why is Nancy Rottman going to Panama?

If you had asked me a month ago if I would ever go to Panama in my lifetime, I suppose I would have mused about possibly, someday, maybe taking a cruise through the canal. However, as a service trip enthusiast, I jumped at the opportunity came up to go to Panama with a group of...
Fuller Center For Housing Annual Legacy Build 2014

Fuller Center For Housing Annual Legacy Build 2014

This year the Fuller Center for Housing will host its annual Legacy Build in memory of Millard Fuller in Louisville, KY April 6-11, 2014. The goal is to renovate 10 houses in the Shawnee neighborhood of Louisville, once a lovely family neighborhood that has sunk into disrepair over the last half century. The Fuller Center Covenant...
Sign up now for this year's service trip to Panama!

Sign up now for this year’s service trip to Panama!

Join Sustainable Harvest International and other Hancock Church members for a hands-on, educational service trip in Panama. Live and work with local families who are learning how to use organic and sustainable farming techniques to improve their lives and restore tropical forests. Learn how farmers have improved family nutrition and are hoping to increase household...
Holiday Gift Bags for Concord Prison Outreach

Holiday Gift Bags for Concord Prison Outreach

   It is the time of year when  Concord Prison Outreach is again asking for donated gifts for the inmates at the two prison facilities in Concord. Prison Outreach is an organization of citizens from Concord and surrounding communities who work with the inmates of Concord Reformatory and the Northeastern Correctional Center on many projects...
Hancock has already fully divested from 3 fossil fuel funds!

Hancock has already fully divested from 3 fossil fuel funds!

Hancock’s Endowment Committee Responds to the UCC Fossil Fuel Resolution   In July 2013 the 29th General Synod of the UCC approved a resolution on the subject of fossil fuel submitted by the Massachusetts Conference.  In areas of relevance to the Permanent Endowment at Hancock Church and its investments, the resolution called for UCC churches...
Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Last Sunday we had our first Blessing of the Animals service at Worship @the Well. We’re so happy so many of you came out with your dogs, cats, rabbits, and even a a guinea pig! We hope everyone left feeling refreshed and ready for the fall. Visit our facebook page to see more!
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...