Hancock Giving

Nourishing and Growing Hancock Ministries, Programs, Community, and Service

Six Month Pledge Extension for January to June 2018

At our 2017 Spring Annual Meeting Hancock members approved a change in the church fiscal year to be in sync with the church program year – July 1 to June 30.  Your current financial pledge is for church expenses January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 – leaving a six month transition financial gap to fill for January 1 through June 30, 2018.

To cover church expenses during this six-month fiscal year transition, Hancock needs our church community to extend each 2017 pledge through June 30, 2018 [50% of your full 2017 annual pledge – six month pledge extensions of more than 50% will enhance our church and help reduce the Hancock budget deficit].  New pledges also most welcome!

How to act on your six month pledge extension?

  • Complete a Pledge Extension Card available in the sanctuary and narthex – place in designated basket in narthex and by Barbara’s office.
  • Print a Pledge Extension page [PDF below] and bring or mail to Hancock
    • For mailing please address to “Hancock Giving, Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421

If you have questions or would like to have a Pledge Extension Card mailed to you please contact Hancock Church office or email Daryl Battin [darylbattin@gmail.com] or Terri Stull [terri_stull@verizon.net].

Pledge Extension Page [PDF]

Thank you everyone!

~ Hancock happens because we give ~

Members and friends of Hancock pledge in support of our church – annually and now for our six month pledge extension.  We call this Faith Promise as it is a promise between individuals and God.  What you pledge is only known to Hancock staff and lay leaders responsible for church finances.  Each pledge is important for two primary reasons.  Practically speaking receiving your pledge enables Hancock to plan the annual budget responsibly, knowing the resources to apply to the ministries and programs of our church community.  More importantly your pledge is the commitment we – Hancock community – make together to nourish and grow our church and its ministries, programs, community, and service.

At Hancock we are Community in Worship & Music, Community in Learning & Spiritual Growth, Community in Fellowship & Caring, and Community in Service.

Your giving matters – how our pledges and other giving to Hancock is utilized:

Why your giving matters
Worship 38%
Learning 12%
Community 20%
Service 30%


Ways to fulfill your pledge:

  • Personal check or cash
  • Your bank’s “self pay” option
  • EFT or credit card – one time or recurring [fees apply]
  • Gifts of securities
  • Give online, by clicking the button below

Other giving at Hancock

Members and friends give financially in many ways:

  • Estate financial planning
  • We hold special collections and fundraisers during the year for specific needs
  • Bequests of departed members and friends – applied to current needs or to fund an endowment

Together we serve, we grow, we give.