Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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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...
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....