Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

Service Opportunities
Fill Out Our Activity Interest Survey!

Fill Out Our Activity Interest Survey!

The survey that the congregation filled out on Sunday was very successful! We have responses from 49 people. To populate the Committee Friends Lists, we need everyone to participate as they are able in supporting the activities of the church. Based on feedback, we have modified the categories to include activities that we perform at church rather than committees. To submit your answers online, click here! Thank You All for the comments and support! Andy McClaine, awmcclaine@rcn.com Julia Potter, juliapotter@verizon.net Nominating Committee
Women’s Lunch Place Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

Women’s Lunch Place Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

The Christmas Cookie Sale to benefit The Women’s Lunch Place, which assists homeless women in Boston, is on!  Plates of homemade holiday cookies will be pre-sold for $15 on Nov 13th, Nov 20th and Nov 27th.  Prepay and reserve your plate(s) today.  Find us at coffee hour, CE commons or outside The Well. Join us in delicious fun By baking Christmas cookies to benefit the Women’s Lunch Place, which assists homeless women in Boston.  Sign up Nov. 13 at coffee hour, CE Commons or outside...
Emergency Relief For Haiti

Emergency Relief For Haiti

The Christian Service budget allocates $2,000 each year to emergency relief. This week, we are sending the money to the UCC Disaster Ministries to help the people of Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew damage. The UCC has already begun sending funds to partner organizations in Haiti. If you would like to contribute, the link below will provide more information and allow you to donate individually on-line. http://www.ucc.org/disaster If you prefer to donate by mail, make checks payable to International Emergency Relief Fund.   Mail to: United Church of...
The River Rock Band CD is Done! Tickets Available Now For the CD Release Concert

The River Rock Band CD is Done! Tickets Available Now For the CD Release Concert

After a successful Kickstarter campaign last winter, our own River Rock Band spent the spring recording its debut album featuring songs they’ve sung at The Well. As of last Friday, the album is now finished and will be ready for our big CD Release concert on Saturday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. in Clark Hall. Tickets are now available online for $20 each, with all proceeds going to the music program of the Russell School in Dorchester. The album is an incredibly eclectic mix of...
Ride For Climate Change and  Sustainable Harvest International

Ride For Climate Change and Sustainable Harvest International

Climate Ride is a nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. This year, Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is one of the beneficiaries of Climate Ride events across the country. Hancock Church has been a dedicated supporter of SHI since 2009, raising funds to sponsor SHI’s work in Piedras Negras, Honduras, and sending mission groups to work with local field trainers and farmers in implementing SHI agriculture programs in Honduras and Panama. The Climate Ride...
We're Moving to Dorchester! ... Well, Some of Our Stuff Is

We’re Moving to Dorchester! … Well, Some of Our Stuff Is

We have a roomful of office furniture and two upright pianos that we are donating to the Russell School in Dorchester. On Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 the morning we will be loading a rental truck here at Hancock and taking it in and unloading it on the other end. Can you help? Give us a morning and a bit of sweat and we can give these great kids some great opportunities. Please contact Lisa Sandeen at sandeen.lisa@gmail.com if you can help.
Urgent Call for Volunteers Saturday Morning, July 9, for Lexington Food Pantry

Urgent Call for Volunteers Saturday Morning, July 9, for Lexington Food Pantry

On Saturday July 9 two more volunteers are needed. Can you help? Please consider volunteering, as many of the folks who make the commitment during the year will be on vacation.  If you’ve been thinking about making a return visit, or if you’ve been thinking of trying it out sometime, this is your call to action. Be part of Hancock’s faith in action commitment to the Lexington Food Pantry located in the lower level of the Church of the Redeemer, Meriam Street. Join us as...
Spring Clean and Donate to the Russell School

Spring Clean and Donate to the Russell School

On behalf of the Russell Elementary School in Dorchester and the Christian Service Committee, we would like to thank you for all of the donations we have received to date. This is an ongoing ministry of Hancock Church. Six Hancock members visited the Russell School on April 11 and found the school could use a variety of items. Do you have anything at your house you could donate?  Is it time to spring clean and give away the sports equipment, clothes, books, toys and art...
Lexington Food Pantry Donations for June and July

Lexington Food Pantry Donations for June and July

Thank you, Hancock community, for continuing support of the Lexington Food Pantry.  Our members continue to volunteer at the pantry, deliver food collections from Hancock every week, and fill the baskets in the Narthex and outside of Clark Hall. In addition, Hancock volunteers at the Interfaith Garden are hard at work ensuring that clients receive fresh seasonal produce weekly. The work done by the pantry’s director and many volunteers serves  elderly residents, single adults and families with young children who rely on assistance due to...
Adult Mission Trip

Adult Mission Trip

The Fuller Center for Housing Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2016 has been announced! Three new homes and 2 rehabs will be completed by volunteers September 18-23, 2016 in City of the Valley, Alabama so that five families have a safe and decent place to call home. Two of our favorite house captains will be returning this year to lead one of the rehabs. Several Hancock members will be going to lend a hand. If you have ever been jealous that HYG’ers were the only ones able to...