“Listen. Learn. Pray.” 
Your Offering. Our Theme.

On Faith Promise Sunday in 2013, we circled words describing how we offer ourselves to Hancock beyond our financial contributions. The top three words circled were: Listen, Learn, and Pray. In one sense, they’re simply verbs. They’re likely things we do often without giving them too much thought. However, we must remember that Listening, Learning, and Praying, are powerful acts with the ability to affect change in our hearts, in our churches, and in the world. With that in mind, the worship staff would love to lead you in a conversation over the coming year around these very simply but holy acts.

On the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of each month, we’ll explore one of these three holy acts in a half an hour gathering after morning worship from 11:15 – 11:45. 
On the 2nd Sunday of each month, we’ll explore the topic of Listening. A member of the worship staff will be available to to listen to any of the thoughts, questions, or concerns you have about the church. We hope that these gatherings will be opportunities not so much for complaints (although they will be heard!) but for hearing each other speak about our shared life at Hancock, thus deepening the ties that bind our community together.
Have you been attending for years but still unsure about how our church is structured? Are you new and wondering about how the UCC is different than the Roman Catholic Church or other faith traditions? Our “Learn Sundays” will focus on opportunities to teach and learn from one another. Do you have a an idea for something you’d love to learn more about? Let us know!
Prayer is an essential element of our journey in faith. No matter the manner in which we pray, the very act of praying connects us with one another and with God. Join a member of the staff on the 3rd Sunday of the month for a time of prayer after worship. Come light a candle and pray silently by yourself, or pray out loud with a member of the worship. Simply come, and be in prayer.
All are welcome at all of these opportunities, no RSVP’s are required. Stay for a few minutes or the whole half an hour. We’ll be so glad to see you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with any member of the worship staff.