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
Homemade Cookie Plates to Benefit Women's Lunch Place

Homemade Cookie Plates to Benefit Women’s Lunch Place

UPDATE 12/9/2015 Thank you! A GIANT Thank you, Hancock! The Christmas Cookie Bake Sale to fund the  Birthday Program at the Women’s Lunch Place was a resounding success in so many ways! On the most surface level, it might seem a bit facile to be holding a bake sale. But in the deepest sense it was not. The process sensitized our hearts, strengthened our feeling of community and will contribute to others’ wellbeing. This was a huge joint effort by Hancock between bakers and buyers,...
Help Feed Lexington

Help Feed Lexington

If you are looking for a simple way to support Hancock’s mission in the community, opportunities are available to volunteer at the Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry located at Church of Redeemer on Meriam Street. It only takes 3 hours on the second Saturday of each month, and you’ll be finished before noontime. But wait, there’s more: get to know other Hancock members and other community volunteers, as you work together to provide a critically needed service. There is no preparation – just give three hours of your...
Heifer Farm Holiday Open House, Dec. 5

Heifer Farm Holiday Open House, Dec. 5

Heifer Farm Holiday Open House Heifer International, 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA December 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2015 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day Creating memories, giving thoughtful gifts and enjoying good food are all part of our holiday seasons.  Heifer Farm invites you to a special event with a Living Gift Market so you can honor family and friends with a purchase of an animal gift that will share joy. Take home a special gift card and your photo with a goat!  Warm yourself with hot...
Order Your 2015 Poinsettias

Order Your 2015 Poinsettias

Dedicate a poinsettia to a loved one in your family by submitting a form no later than Monday, December 7th. Every year the sanctuary is filled with beautiful poinsettias in memory or honor of those loved by members of the congregation at Hancock. After brightening our sanctuary, these beautiful plants will be delivered to members of our congregation who are unable to make it to church. Checks made out to Hancock Church/memo “poinsettias” can be mailed, delivered in the church office, or left in the collection...
Concord Prison Outreach 2015

Concord Prison Outreach 2015

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 one of which is the presentation of small gift bags for the inmates at Christmas time.   The items must be those described in the list below as no deviation is allowed by the prison authorities. Although the list may seem sparse, these are often the only holiday remembrances that many inmates receive. That the recipients are...
Our 'Habitat for Hancock' Angels

Our ‘Habitat for Hancock’ Angels

Sixteen Habitat for Hancock angels put in 80 hours of volunteer work this four day weekend to completely renovate the dining room storage closet! The storage space was emptied, cleaned, patched, sanded, primed, painted, sorted, and reorganized from the ceiling to the floor, and a broken electrical outlet was replaced. It is now sparkling, fresh-smelling, safe, and very efficiently organized. Thank you angels so much for sharing your time and your talent. For the cost of one gallon of paint and a couple rollers, they were able to...
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...
Lex Eat Together

Lex Eat Together

“It is a little known, painful and rarely-acknowledged truth that some of our neighbors sometimes go to bed hungry.  Thankfully, Lex Eat Together gives us the chance both to feed those in need and to reunite our community” – Representative Jay Kaufman   Many people in Lexington struggle with not having enough food for themselves and their families.  Census data tells us that about 1200 people in Lexington live below the poverty line, and another 3000 people live between the poverty line and the income level...
Come Join the Interfaith Garden!

Come Join the Interfaith Garden!

Hancock helps maintain a garden growing produce for the Lexington Food Pantry. From March thru October we work along with members of other faith communities in a backyard garden in Lexington Center. We plant, weed, chat (a lot) and nurture this garden. On Saturdays we harvest and deliver that same morning to the Pantry. Our produce is added to donations from other giving gardens. Here is a thank you from the director of the Food Pantry: * * * “…Now on a Saturday morning, the...
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...