Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Holiday Fair 2015, Dec. 6th, 11-1pm

Holiday Fair 2015, Dec. 6th, 11-1pm

Raffle to Benefit City Mission Society This year’s Hancock Holiday Fair features a raffle for a uniquely crafted wooden bowl (see photo below) designed and built by HUCC member Chris Groves. Chris has generously donated this item to be raffled off at the Holiday Fair on December 6, to benefit City Mission Society. This exquisite item will be on display during Hancock’s Holiday Fair, at the Lexington Food Pantry table, where raffle tickets will be sold until the conclusion of the fair that day. The winning...
Colonial Times on the Food Pantry and Interfaith Garden

Colonial Times on the Food Pantry and Interfaith Garden

Text: With the arrival of the growing season came an abundance of produce available to the Lexington Food Pantry. Now on a Saturday morning, the Food Pantry clients can experience that which they otherwise probably could not. Each week 3-5 tables are laden with a wide variety of fresh produce made possible by contributors both old and new. The Lexington Interfaith Garden, which last year produced literally a ton of produce for the Pantry, continues on. The Giving Garden at the Church of Our Redeemer...
Hancock in Ft. Wayne!

Hancock in Ft. Wayne!

Amy and Lisle Swanson, and Scott Martin are back from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they built homes with Blitz Home Builders and Habitat for Humanity. Despite rain delays and wet mud, it looks like they were able to get the roofs on all of the houses! Read their blog and see the pictures of the homes they built in 10 days!  http://hucc-ft-wayne.blogspot.com/ They even had a  small TV spot on the local news! Click on the picture below to watch!
HUCC Builds in Ft. Wayne

HUCC Builds in Ft. Wayne

Three Hancock members are in Fort Wayne, Indiana building homes with Blitz Home Builders and Habitat for Humanity. Amy and Lisle Swanson, and Scott Martin are over there right now. Read their blog here: http://hucc-ft-wayne.blogspot.com/ The local news also covered the work they’re doing down there right now! Apparently Amy and Lisle Swanson make cameos, but you have to look for their light blue hats.
Sustainable Harvest Spring Newsletter

Sustainable Harvest Spring Newsletter

Sustainable Harvest International featured Hancock Church in their last newsletter. They interviewed Charlotte Dougherty and highlighted our relationship with Piedras Negras, Honduras! For Hancock United Church of Christ, their relationship with the SHI community of Piedras Negras in Honduras has been eye-opening and rewarding. Hancock Church has traveled to Central America five times to share in SHI’s work together… To read the entire article CLICK HERE.

In response to neighboring complaints

Facts Regarding Our New Transformer In the April 10, 2014 edition of the Lexington Minuteman a letter written by neighbors adjacent to our church building complained about the installation of a new electrical transformer near the boundary line between our two properties. We understand their unhappiness, and we regret that we did not better anticipate it. Still, some facts need to be reiterated here. The new transformer is essential for the increased electrical demands of our new elevator. The location of the new transformer was...
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 their gratitude was expanded and refreshed. At the end of the trip, our team was recognized by the Fuller Center as an exceptionally well-organized volunteer group. From the Fuller Center...

The River Rock Band & the Well: Finding a New/Old Music Aesthetic For Worship

Director of Music Mark Morgan talks about Worship @the Well and finding the right music.     In the spring of 2009, our Senior Minister, Paul Shupe, asked me if I would take over the music for the Sunday evening service that had begun that year. I had been rather dreading the request for multiple reasons and I’m sure was somewhat less than enthusiastic in my response at the time. My hesitation extended from personal reasons: doing two completely different services each week is time...