Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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"Be the Church" at the Boston Women's March for America

“Be the Church” at the Boston Women’s March for America

The United Church of Christ in New England is invited to “Be the Church” and join forces at the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Many people who were already planning to join the March asked if the MA Conference UCC would be organizing a way to march together. Here are plans we have made in response to that request. Where: Meet at the “Make Way for Ducklings” statue in the Public Garden in Boston at the corner of Beacon and...
The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, to Preach at The Well

The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, to Preach at The Well

The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, will preach at The Well at Hancock Church, January 22 at noon. On this first Sunday under a new administration and presidency, The Rev. Cooper will help us clarify and reaffirm our values as followers of Christ who championed the needs of the oppressed. We will also celebrate the 150 year partnership between City Mission and Hancock Church, as City Mission celebrates its 200th anniversary. Please join us for music, powerful preaching, sharing, prayer...
Join Other Hancock Members at MLK Memorial Breakfast in Boston

Join Other Hancock Members at MLK Memorial Breakfast in Boston

Hancock has reserved a table for 10 at the 47th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, January 16 at the Convention Center In Boston. This is Boston’s premier, and the nation’s longest-running, event dedicated to the memory of Dr. King. The event features inspiring speeches, nice breakfast, great music and is attended by a diverse gathering of civic, community and religious leaders from across Massachusetts. The speaker this year will be the dynamic Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar and producer...
A Pastoral Letter to a United Church in a Divided Country

A Pastoral Letter to a United Church in a Divided Country

“United in Spirit, and inspired by God’s grace, we love all, welcome all, and seek justice for all.” Just three weeks ago, the United Church of Christ Board affirmed this as the Mission of the United Church of Christ. This morning, we wake up to a new reality. Our country and its citizens once again successfully elected a new leader. As we gather to worship this weekend, we will find among us many who are celebrating the decision that was reached – and many who...

Rejecting Hate: Statement of Interfaith Solidarity Against Islamophobia in Massachusetts

As Boston-area religious and cultural leaders, we are committed to building a community that embraces people of different beliefs and practices, including our Muslim neighbors and friends. This work is particularly important in the present political climate, in which some public figures are voicing messages of intolerance and xenophobia, pitting segments of the American populace against one another. It is for this reason that we are deeply concerned to learn of an event scheduled for November 2nd in Stoughton featuring three speakers whom the Southern...
Moral Monday National Day of Action

Moral Monday National Day of Action

By Rev. Barbara Callaghan Last Monday I had the privilege of marching and sweating with many other clergy from the Boston area as part of the Moral Monday National Day of Action. June Cooper, our friend and the executive director of City Mission, led us to the capitol steps on Beacon Hill while hundreds of folks gathered around us, singing “This Little Light of Mine,” and chanting the motto of the Moral Monday movement, “Forward together. Not one step back!” It was a wonderfully energetic...
Join Kids4Peace Boston for their Summer Celebration of Learning

Join Kids4Peace Boston for their Summer Celebration of Learning

Hancock church is contributing to Kids4PeaceBoston through our Christian Service budget. We have been invited to their summer event to hear the campers’ experiences. If you would like to go or have questions, please email Lisa Sandeen at sandeen.lisa@gmail.com or call (781) 424-7937. We have been asked to register our names for this event. Meet Muslim, Christian and Jewish youths from Boston and Jerusalem and learn about their summer peace-building experiences. Sunday, Aug. 7 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Temple Beth Avodah 45 Puddingstone Lane Newton,...
One People One World

One People One World

One People, One World: Breaking Barriers, Creating Community A proposed mission focus for Hancock Church 2016-2019 Download the PDF here: one people one world  
Screening and Discussion of Waking in Oak Creek

Screening and Discussion of Waking in Oak Creek

On Wednesday, January 27 at 6pm, community action group BRIDGES is hosting a screening and discussion of the film Waking in Oak Creek at the Depot in Lexington Center. This is a community action event and will be attended by community leaders, government officials, and the general public. This event will include a panel discussion to follow, facilitated by Patrice O’Neill, Executive Producer and CEO of Not In Our Town Productions. Film subjects Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis will be in attendance. RSVP is requested...
A Sacred Conversation on Race

A Sacred Conversation on Race

Photo from the MLK Day March for Justice. Click on photo to read more about it on Boston.com. On Thursday, January 28th at 7:30 pm, UCC Burlington will be hosting a Sacred Conversation on Race. The conversation will be led by a trained facilitator of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC. Our Congregational Care Coordinator, Nancy Rottman will be attending and invites any and all to join her. If you are interested, please RSVP to UCC Burlington by emailing RevWells@UCCBurlington.org.  If you would like to...