Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

Education and Small Groups
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...
Monday Book Group now reading Being Mortal

Monday Book Group now reading Being Mortal

The next meeting of the Monday Book Group is November 30 at 10am in the Pearson Room. We will discuss the first three chapters of Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. All are welcome to join the discussion, whether you’ve read the book or not!
Advent, Movies, and Soup - OH MY!

Advent, Movies, and Soup – OH MY!

Wednesday Evenings For All Ages! December 2, 9, 16 from 6-7:00 p.m. Advent, Movies, and Soup – OH MY! On three Wednesday evenings during Advent (Dec. 2, 9, 16th), from 6-7:00 p.m., we will have a one-hour, fun intergenerational event facilitated by Barbara! Come enjoy a simple supper of homemade soup and salad, while we watch a short holiday movie clip pertaining to an Advent theme. We will then enjoy a small group discussion around the movie and theme, ending in a simple prayer. The...
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...
Hancock's First Men's Retreat! Nov. 14

Hancock’s First Men’s Retreat! Nov. 14

Meeting. Eating. Mentoring, Working. All men are invited to the 2015 Hancock Men’s Retreat, to be held at Hancock, Saturday, November 14, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  We’ll make and eat breakfast together, spend time reflecting on the mentors, teachers and guides of our lives, and engage in an after-lunch service project on our church building.  The cost is $15.00 to cover food. Sign up outside of Paul’s office or at Coffee Hour on Sundays. If you have any questions, please ask Nate Martin, rocknate@gmail.com; Craig Zaehring, craig@craigzaehring.com; Paul Shupe,paul@hancockchurch.org....
Welcoming Lunch, Oct. 25th

Welcoming Lunch, Oct. 25th

Want to learn more about Hancock? The Welcoming Committee invites all who would like to learn more about Hancock Church to come to a small group lunch Sunday, October 25th following worship in the Kathie Stuart Room. This is a chance to meet some members and clergy and ask any questions about Hancock – where we’ve come from and what we hope for the future.  This is a casual, no-pressure opportunity to meet some people and get to know us better. Child care will be available. Also,...
Interfaith Garden Report for August 2015

Interfaith Garden Report for August 2015

Interfaith Garden Report for May 12th

Interfaith Garden Report for May 12th

 
Lent 2015

Lent 2015

Worship and Activities During Lent 2015 February 18 Ash Wednesday 7pm in the Sanctuary February 22 First Sunday in Lent February 25 Centering Prayer & Meditation* 7-8pm in the CE Commons March 1 Second Sunday in Lent Reception of New Members March 4 Centering Prayer & Meditation March 8 Third Sunday in Lent Building Rededication Ceremony March 11 Centering Prayer & Meditation March 14 Getting Real With God** Reclaiming the Christian Spiritual Practice of Lament 8am-2pm in the Pearson Room March 15 Fourth Sunday in...

Introduction to Committees: Congregational Care and Deacons

Hancock Church is a community of people committed to helping one another. For me to know when you need help, I need to know you. I have found that one of the best ways to get to know another person is to work with them. It gives us a chance to talk and find out what we have in common. The work of the Hancock Church Committees is an easy way to work together. We meet for fellowship and at the same time discuss what...