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
Interfaith Garden Blessings & Celebration, May 18th

Interfaith Garden Blessings & Celebration, May 18th

Dear Friends, I would like to invite you all back to the Garden on Sunday, 5/18th at 2pm for a special event to celebrate our 5th season. Clergy from around Lexington will be there to participate and deliver Blessings for the Garden. There will be some refreshments as well as an opportunity for folks to create their own blessing by decorating blank 12″ wooden stakes with blessings or garden motifs. One side will have the handcrafted blessings and the other blank side allows us to...
Neuroscience, Spiritual Experience, & Christian Contemplative Practice, Sundays May 4, 18, 25th

Neuroscience, Spiritual Experience, & Christian Contemplative Practice, Sundays May 4, 18, 25th

Neuroscience, Spiritual Experience, & Christian Contemplative Practice Sundays May 4, 18, 25 at 8:30am, Dining Hall With Hancock’s  Dr. Stan Goldin (Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative, Harvard Medical School). What is modern neuroscience telling us about the evolution of the human brain-are we really just smarter apes? Bestselling atheist authors claim that neuroscience & evolutionary biology have”proven” that the spiritual underpinnings of religious faith are delusions created within the brain. But they’re wrong: Cutting edge neuroscience is now exploring questions previously owned by philosophy & theology, and is telling a very...
Women's Retreat Registration 2014

Women’s Retreat Registration 2014

For a printable version of the information below, please click here: Women’s Retreat 2014 To register online, please use the link below, or call the Church Office (781) 862-4220. https://docs.google.com/a/hancockchurch.org/forms/d/14DFqHPVylVrUbVDCoVX-gTLvz5RyVgzgtd3xdGACfxQ/viewform
One God For Everyone, Apr 6th

One God For Everyone, Apr 6th

Join Craig Zaehring in a discussion prompted by a book he is currently writing, titled One God For Everyone. Why has the concept of God caused so much division and strife in our nation and in the world? A new book One God for Everyone claims that theological divisions and strife often result from the failure “to distinguish between human understandings of God, which are many, and the actual reality of God, which is understood to be one.” By getting underneath narrow theistic, non-theistic, or...
First Thursdays Discussion Group: Apr 3rd

First Thursdays Discussion Group: Apr 3rd

UPDATE 3/17/2014 The next First Thursdays Discussion Group meeting will be April 3rd in the Bells Room! First Thursdays meets every First Thursday of the month at 10am. ——————————————————————————— Do you ever wonder if prayer holds power?  Can prayer change circumstances and situations?  How does prayer shape the person who prays?Whether you pray a little or a lot, come to the First Thursday Discussion group for an open-minded, judgement-free place to explore this fascinating topic. We will focus on Dr. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki’s book, In God’s...
Learning in the Living Room Lenten Series

Learning in the Living Room Lenten Series

UPDATED 3/12/2014: Preparation for Learning in the Living for Monday, March 17, 2014 with Dana Allen Walsh: “Book on Giving”: The discussion will be based on the provocative and prophetic book How to Save a Life by Peter Singer. The following synopsis will familiarize you with the concepts in the book and aid in the discussion: The Premise The premise of Peter Singer’s book The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty, to get us as the reader to consider our obligations...
Sustainable Harvest International Piedras Negras Update

Sustainable Harvest International Piedras Negras Update

The orchard is flourishing! We recently received news from Piedras Negras and learned that the school’s fruit orchard, which Hancock’s fundraising afforded the community, is flourishing. Karla Ramirez (the teacher at the school and daughter of our host, Elva Gomes) and 20 of her students are tending the trees –  keeping them healthy by making and applying bocashi (organic compost) and pruning. The children are already snacking on nutritious plantains from the orchard. Oranges, mangos, avocados, and cashews are flowering and will be ready for...
Student Minister Program

Student Minister Program

The Student Minister Program A Cooperative Project of Hancock United Church of Christ And Andover Newton Theological School New in the fall of 2014, The Student Minister Program is a cooperative program in which seminary students at Andover Newton combine their academic course work with 25 hours per week of practical ministry experience at Hancock UCC.  They earn both a salary and academic credit for their ministry work, completing their Master of Divinity Degree in four years time, while accumulating 4,000 hours of ministry experience. ...
Hancock Game Night - Jan 31

Hancock Game Night – Jan 31

Bring your favorite games, bring your family, and bring your friends, because we are having another game night at Hancock! We welcome and encourage everyone to join us. The fun starts at 6 pm in Clark Hall.   Contact Scott at isb.scooter@gmail.com or 509.710.5371 for more information.  
Church Game Night - Dec 6, 7pm

Church Game Night – Dec 6, 7pm

When we are not meeting at The Orlean’s, the members of Theology on Tap occasionally meet to play board games. We always have a great time and we are interested in inviting the rest of the church to join in!  On December 6th, bring your favorite games, bring your family and bring your friends because we are having a game night at Hancock! This is a truly inter-generational event, we welcome, and encourage everyone to join us. You have not played a board game until you...