Here at Hancock, we value putting our faith into action. Listed below are a few of the ways we do that. If you have any questions, or have a dream to serve in a new way, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office!

Rosie’s Place

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Team of Youth and Adults at Rosie’s Place

Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide ranging support, housing and education services.”

For over 30 years, Hancock Church has supported the ministries and women of Rosie’s Place in Boston. We continue our support to this day through financial contributions, collecting food items, and sending teams to make meals approximately twice a year. If you’d like to get involved, let us know!

Lift Up Lexington

Lift Up Lexington is the interfaith effort, sponsored by the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association, to help the transitional families currently being housed by the State of Massachusetts in local hotels as emergency overflow housing.

Lexington Food Pantry and the Interfaith Garden

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The Interfaith Garden is a great way to volunteer with the whole family!

Hancock collects and delivers pantry items to the Lexington Food Pantry every week. Once a month (usually the 2nd Saturday), we help distribute food. For more more information, please contact Scott Griffith.

The Interfaith Garden produces fruits and vegetables for the Lexington Food Pantry. Hancock is one of fourteen faith communities that work to support the garden. We regularly send volunteers to the garden to harvest up to 200 lbs of fresh produce! For more information contact the church offices, (781) 862-4220 or visit

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Carmen with a Russell School student.

City Mission Society and Russell Elementary School in Dorchester

City Mission Society of Boston “catalyzes action to root out poverty in our neighborhoods.” Hancock’s partnership with CMS has spanned over 140 years. On Manger Sunday, Hancock donates new and unwrapped toys to CMS. CMS has also connected Hancock to the Russell Elementary School. We support them with various activities, including a sock drive, a recycling drive, and backpack drive.

HEAT: Hancock Environmental Action Team

HEAT believes that it is a moral responsibility of each citizen to take action to act as good stewards of the Earth through: 1. Greening our Sanctuary – Greening our Homes, 2. Education of our congregation, and 3. Political Action.

Learn more about the HEAT and Hancock Church through this video.

The Outdoor Church of Cambridge

The First Sunday of every month our Junior Youth Organization makes sandwiches for the Outdoor Church of Cambridge.

Mission Trips and Homebuilds

S.Peyton in Panama

Last year church members took part in homebuilds in Kentucky and Indiana through Habitat for Humanity and Home Builders Blitz! Hancock Youth Group takes a week-long mission to Neon, KY through HOMES. Through our relationship with Sustainable Harvest International, we were able to travel to Tranquilla, Panama to work on a local farm!

Are you interested in getting involved a bit closer to home? There are many opportunities to serve right here in the church. This includes volunteering with our TV studio. Every Hancock service is broadcast live on the internet and on Lexington Public TV in full HD!