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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!
The Newells: A Hancock Family

The Newells: A Hancock Family

 Written, researched, and submitted by Hancock Assistant Historian, Bruce Stone The story of the Newell family, which covers the later decades of the 19th century and most of the 20th, began with Arthur Newell and Mary Greeley. Arthur Webster Newell was born on January 30, 1854 and grew up in Chelsea MA. Because his parents...
2013 Boston Pride Parade and Interfaith Coallition

2013 Boston Pride Parade and Interfaith Coallition

Join Hancock in demonstrating our spirit of acceptance! 36th Annual Pride Interfaith Service Saturday June 8th, 2013, 10am Old South Church Copley Square, 645 Boylston Street, Boston In 1977, LGBTQ people of faith realized that something important was missing from the Boston Pride Festival. While the community gathered to celebrate its social and political accomplishments,...
Hancock's Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort recognized as Outstanding by the Fuller Center!

Hancock’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort recognized as Outstanding by the Fuller Center!

In May of 2013, Hancock sent 11 hard-working adults to regions of New Jersey most devastated by Hurricane Sandy the previous fall.  For a full week they hung sheet rock, painted, and installed flooring.  They found that through this work, their friendships with one another were strengthened, their commitment to social justice was renewed, and...
A Message Home, with Love, from Neon

A Message Home, with Love, from Neon

  After a great day of rest and relaxation, the kids are gearing up for another day of hard labor in Neon:) The weather at 9am: Clear and 66 degrees with a high of about 80.  UV index 8 (!) wear sunscreen, kids! We look forward to more updates about their work and experiences.  ...
Gun Rights, April 19th Rally on the Battlegreen, and LICA's Response

Gun Rights, April 19th Rally on the Battlegreen, and LICA’s Response

Update as of April 17th: Concerned for public safety in the wake of the horrifying events at the Boston Marathon, the Board of Selectmen of Lexington have imposed a moratorium on all public rallies on the Green between now and May 1.  The Gun Rights Across America rally planned for this Friday, April 19, will...