Hancock Covenant of Welcome
We Welcome all who seek to know God.We believe that, although we are many members, we are one body in Christ.
We have been called as well as challenged by God to respect and reconcile our differences.
We recognize and love each individual as a child of God.
We welcome, respect, support, and lovingly encourage people of every race, ethnicity, creed, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical and mental ability to join us on our journey of faith.
This faith journey indeed calls Hancock Members not to be silent in the face of prejudice, injustice, and exclusion, but to express our faith, in word and deed, for justice and inclusiveness for all humanity.
As Paul wrote to the Galatians, “In Christ there is no longer Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for all are one…”
Most importantly, our Covenant of Welcome makes clear that all are welcome, just as they are. You don’t have to change who you are or what you believe in order to join us, but you should expect that what you experience in our community will transform you. God can work through you just as easily as through any one of us, and so community is at the heart of all we are and do. Welcome to Hancock Church on the Battle Green in Lexington Center! To learn more about Hancock, please read our “Who We Are” Page. After reading more about us, we invite you to read more about the United Church of Christ – our progressive and life-giving denomination.
10:00 a.m. morning worship Morning Worship here at Hancock is a traditional service that lasts about an hour. We meet in the main sanctuary for dynamic, uplifting prayer, thoughtful preaching, and choral music sung by the Chancel Choir. Childcare and church school are available during this worship service. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. Please read more in What To Expect.
12:00 p.m. second service Worship @ the Well lasts about 45 minutes and meets in the Clark Hall. The service is family friendly, intimate and informal, thoughtful and progressive with music by the River Rock Band. Communion is celebrated every week. Please read more in What To Expect.
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We provide childcare for our morning service and have an active Children’s Program (pre-k to 5th grade), Junior Youth Organization (6-8th grade), and Hancock Youth Group (9-12th grade). To learn more, visit our Families with Children page.
Large print bulletins, hearing assist aids, and a stair lift are available at Hancock Church. Please ask an usher for assistance. Morning Worship services are recorded and cablecast locally by LexMedia Cable TV (RCN 3, Comcast 8, and Verizon 35) Sunday 10am and 7pm, Tuesday 10pm. For more information, please read Watch From Home.
We are proud that our building is ADA compliant and accessible to all. Our brand new elevator is the final piece of our dream of “widening the welcome” to all in the Lexington community. We are also equipped with two wheelchairs for further assistance. For more information, visit our accessibility and directions page or call our office (781) 862-4220.
We are blessed with a large and capable staff here at Hancock. From our Senior Minister, to our Facilities Manager, each member of our staff is truly invested in the life of Hancock. Learn more about then, and get in touch, through our “Meet our Staff” page.