Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Education and Small Groups
Music in Social Justice Movements Class

Music in Social Justice Movements Class

Music in Social Justice Movements Class Offered Why is music such a powerful tool for protest and social justice?  How has it played a role in nonviolent resistance movements? Drawing on theories from the fields of nonviolent conflict, music therapy, and social change, this new class will delve into inspirational cases from around the world, yesterday and today. It is being offered free of charge to the community by Hancock Church, and will take place over three successive sessions in March. Taught by Dr. Elke...
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning

On Saturday, January 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., City Mission will be hosting its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning. Fifty years ago, Dr. King announced the Poor People’s Campaign. Although launched in 1968, this movement remains relevant today – join us as we continue this important work. The U.S. Census reflects the huge disparities in Boston, where the poverty rate for white residents is just under 7%, and for Black residents is 21.5%. This event, held at United Parish (210 Harvard Street, Brookline), will include...
Emelia Attridge Leads Theology on Tap

Emelia Attridge Leads Theology on Tap

Join us on Thursday, March 16 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. as Student Minister Emelia Attridge leads Theology on Tap at Buwoksi Tavern (1281 Cambridge Street, Cambridge)! Anyone over 21 and under 40 is invited to join us for thoughtful conversation and good beer. For updates and activities, please visit our very active Facebook page!
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 Speak"

2017 Women’s Retreat: “Sister Speak”

“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...