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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...
Update from HYG in Kentucky

Update from HYG in Kentucky

Hancock Seminarian and trip leader Becca Lockwood reported to the church offices today.  All HYG-ers and adult chaperones are healthy and tired after two days of physical labor in hot, sunny Kentucky! The bus trip went smoothly–20 hours never seemed so short!  The group watched movies, and the adults slept while the kids played music–saving...
Report from the Interfaith Garden, April 6th 2013

Report from the Interfaith Garden, April 6th 2013

From Hancock Gardener Amy Swanson: Report from the Interfaith Garden April 6th 2013   Volunteers from Church of our Redeemer, Hancock and Lexington Methodist Weather:  Sunny in the mid-40s but with the wind, it was definitely multiple- layers-and-hat kind of weather Last week was all about getting the winter detritus out of the garden and...
Rock, Paper, Scissors: 2013 Women's Retreat

Rock, Paper, Scissors: 2013 Women’s Retreat

The 7th Annual Women’s Retreat Friday, May 3rd – Saturday, May 4th 2013 Essex Conference & Retreat Center in Essex, MA   All women, all ages, are invited to an overnight retreat at the Essex Conference & Retreat Center.  This natural oasis is nestled in the shade of the north shore and offers structured and...
Holy Week at Hancock

Holy Week at Hancock

The heart of Christian faith is experienced in compressed fashion during the seasons of Lent and Easter.  During Lent we remember the life and teachings of Jesus, and Easter is the culmination of God’s work in and through his death and resurrection.  And all comes together in Holy Week, the eight days between Palm Sunday...