Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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In the Mood for a Miracle

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Christmas sermon “In the Mood for a Miracle”. December 24, 2017 – Luke 1:26-38 https://youtu.be/7NTShCYZVco
Advent Blog: December Blessing

Advent Blog: December Blessing

“December Blessing” Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Emelia Attridge, Congregational Care Coordinator    John O’Donahue has a “Blessing for the Senses” in his book Anam Cara. In the spirit of Celtic Christmas this Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5:00 pm in Clark Hall, I’ve decided to write my own blessing inspired by O’Donahue’s writing. You can read the original “Blessing for the Senses” below.   “December Blessing” Bless the humming, the stirring, the watching. Bless our Advent journeys as they wander, entwine, and encircle. This blessing is for cold, crisp air that...

Lexington Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – Nov. 21st

Tuesday November 21, 7:30pm, Grace Chapel The Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to this town gathering, open to people of all faiths, no faith, and everyone in-between. The title of this year’s Thanksgiving Service is “We the People: An Evening of Gratitude and Affirmation of Our Community.” Participating will be the Lexington Minute Men, a volunteer town Choir, the Grace Chapel Orchestra, Residents of Lexington, and LexRAP. An offering will be taken to support work with refugees through LexRAP. A reception in the Grace Chapel...
Two Great Music Events at Hancock!

Two Great Music Events at Hancock!

Bay Colony Brass Takes on War and Peace Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington $15 suggested donation at door The Hancock Concert Series continues its 7th season with the thrilling sounds of the Bay Colony Brass on Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m at Hancock Church in Lexington War and Peace – Music of Conflict and Celebration ranges from the grandeur of Walton’s Crown Imperial and the realities of conflict in Britten’s Russian Funeral Music, to meditations on peacemaking like Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral and Barber’s Mutations on Bach. The Bay Colony Brass will perform a...
Fiscal Year Change Information Session on Sunday, May 7

Fiscal Year Change Information Session on Sunday, May 7

Learn about the changes in our fiscal year at an information session on May 7! The Standing Committee has voted unanimously to change the church’s fiscal year from January-December to July-June.  This change will allow our program planning and budget planning seasons to coincide, instead of being offset and working at cross-purposes.  This coming Sunday, in the 11:00 middle hour between the worship services, Treasurer Mike Kraley will host an information session to address the change.  It will be held in the Pearson Room.  All...
Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Lexington’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will take place on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Ave.
Celebration Sunday September 11

Celebration Sunday September 11

The new church year begins on September 11 with our annual celebration Sunday. We welcome everyone back to Hancock, worship in a joyful, spirited way, and have a meal together, and you are invited. Here’s the schedule for that day: 9:00 – Bible Study with the Preacher – Pearson Room         – Child Care begins in Nursery, and Toddler Room 9:40 – Sharing Joys and Concerns with the Ministers in the Chapel 10:00 – Morning Worship with the Choir, the bells and...
2016-2017 Hancock Church Handbell Program

2016-2017 Hancock Church Handbell Program

MARTING TO GLORY RINGERS is an intergenerational handbell choir for middle school, high school and adult ringers of all abilities, playing intermediate level music in a fast moving setting. No experience necessary! Everyone will be challenged to their own ability, learning new skills and working as a team to create fun music for church services, concerts, and festivals. Rehearsals are 9-9:50 am two or three Sundays a month. A commitment to be on time and attend a majority of rehearsals is necessary. First rehearsal on...
Russell School Donations: The Teachers' Wishlist

Russell School Donations: The Teachers’ Wishlist

Thank you everyone for your generous donations and physical help delivering donations to the Russell School! We are still looking for a few more things to kick off the school year, including: Dry erase markers and erasers Xerox paper Comfy chairs and side tables for the boys’ and girls’ bathrooms If you have any of these items to spare, please drop them off during church hours in the donation boxes outside of the dining room. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Sandeen at...
Sunday Morning Host Needed

Sunday Morning Host Needed

The Sunday morning host will ensure that coffee, tea and juice are available from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the church entryway, dining room and Christian education common area. He or she will also act as a host during the main fellowship hour from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be responsible for clean up following the beginning of the 12 p.m. worship service. The position is 38 Sundays per year. To apply send resume and letter of intent to church.administrator@hancockchurch.org.