Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Education and Small Groups
Praying the Scripture

Praying the Scripture

Sunday, February 26, 11 a.m., in the Pearson Room Praying the scripture: Lectio Divina Prayer Student minister Emelia Attridge will offer a middle hour workshop on the ancient practice of prayer that begins simply with reading and listening for God in the text. We will practice with scripture as well as poetry and verse to explore the practice of listening for the Still-Speaking God.
2017 Women's Retreat: "Sister Talk"

2017 Women’s Retreat: “Sister Talk”

“The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.” — Paulo Coelho Join us at the beautiful Miramar Retreat Center (Duxbury, MA) Friday, March 24 – Saturday March 25 for a time of learning more about each other, ourselves, and God through narrative story telling with a purpose. Cost $145 for double room; $175 for single room. Register online or email Rev. Barbara Callaghan (barbara.callaghan@hancockchurch.org). Register by Sunday, March 12, with a $50 deposit.
Tribe Book Discussion

Tribe Book Discussion

We will have an “In Between” hour discussion on Sunday November 13th, but hope it will spark conversation and discussion before and beyond as we all engage in reading the same book over the next several weeks!  Make a connection, have a conversation, and earn a leaf while thinking about this relevant and timely book! “Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many...
Formation of a Centering Prayer Group

Formation of a Centering Prayer Group

Sunday, November 13th, 11:15 AM, Chapel Request slide screen in Chapel The last two Sundays at Hancock afforded an introduction to the theory & practice of Centering Prayer, drawing on highlights of a Centering Prayer Course developed by Father Thomas Keating—a leading proponent of Christian contemplative prayer, and the founder of the worldwide organization, Contemplative Outreach. The attendees confirmed their interest in formation of a Centering Prayer Group, in accordance with Contemplative Outreach guidelines, and focusing initially on the contents of that course (6 DVD’s,...
6/8 Hancock Talks with Pat Hoertdoerfer

6/8 Hancock Talks with Pat Hoertdoerfer

From Age-ing to Sage-ing Conscious Aging, Conscious Dying, a talk by Pat Hoertdoerfer Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary Within the next 30 years, it is expected that the number of people between the age of 65-85 will triple, and those over 85 will increase sixfold. While recognizing that aging is a part of the natural process of life, we will reflect on the challenges and blessings of conscious aging, conscious dying. My mentor and author of From Age-ing to Sage-ing©, rabbi...
Sunday Survey Discussions in the Pearson Room

Sunday Survey Discussions in the Pearson Room

Dear Hancock Friends,   Thank you for responding to our survey concerning a possible change to Sunday morning activities.  We have heard your voices, and realize that the only appropriate next step is to talk together, before any decisions are made.  Carmen Kalsow, Paul Shafer, Andrew Harris and I will be available in the Pearson Room for conversation on the following days and times. Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 pm Sunday, June 5, 11:30 am Sunday, June 12, 11:30 am Sunday, June 12, 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 14,...
What will you do on your summer vacation?

What will you do on your summer vacation?

This summer Hancock Christian Education will be traveling across the globe, and we need your help! Anticipating our One People One World mission for 2016-17, we want to spend the summer introducing Hancock children to countries and cultures around the world! We are looking for volunteers, one for each Sunday, from the beginning of July to the end of August, to share their experiences of traveling abroad. Bring in your photos, souvenirs, maps, even food you tried! Share your experiences of being in another country...
Hancock Talks, May 25, 7pm

Hancock Talks, May 25, 7pm

Hancock Talks Hancock Talks is a free lecture series open to the public, with a focus on the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of older adults in our community. It is funded by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation and hosted in the Sanctuary at Hancock United Church of Christ. The Next talk in the series will be Wednesday, May 25th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Living Your Unlived Life; If Not Now, When? Dr. Annabel Beerel She’s the professor you wished you had in...
Hancock Women's Retreat 2016

Hancock Women’s Retreat 2016

Hancock’s Womens Retreat 2016, Going Deeper: Cultivating Spiritual Friendships. Led by Rev. Barbara Callaghan and Nancy Rottman, May 6th & 7th Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury. MA  Sign Up for the Retreat Here!  
Stewardship 2016: Live the Promise

Stewardship 2016: Live the Promise

UPDATE for 1/20/2016 As of Jan. 17, 2016, here’s where we stand: Hancock members and friends substantially increased support for 2016: 198 pledges received as of 1/17/16. This is an approximately 80% response rate to our pledge packet mailing and 12 fewer people than we heard from in 2015. The overall average pledge for 2016 is $3,596. 30 new pledges for 2016 (people who did not pledge in 2015), with an average first-time pledge of $1,322. 82 members and friends increased pledges since 2015, with...