Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

Hancock Church is an open and affirming Christian Community: spiritual, vibrant, and progressive.

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

We build what is good and lasting.

We build what is good and lasting.

I just returned from the closing ceremony of The Fuller Legacy Build here in Atlantic City where I had time to reflect on all that has happened this week. This was a truly inspiring experience. The fellowship amongst our team was something to treasure. Working with our house captains, Tim...
We work together to change the world we live in.

We work together to change the world we live in.

   Modern Miracles: When a small group of Hancock members got together 3 years ago to discuss what Hancock could do about the growing problem of hunger in our world, we had no idea how we could accomplish what was felt at the time to be a very ambitious goal...
We explore faith, seek justice, and pursue the Common Good.

We explore faith, seek justice, and pursue the Common Good.

My Spiritual Compass… Hancock is where I truly feel welcomed and accepted for who I am: a learner, a believer and a seeker.  My community of faith is a blessing, a joy, and an anchor in my life.    When my spiritual compass is upside down and backward, I know, through...
We believe that God is still speaking.

We believe that God is still speaking.

My Faith Journey:  I’m not sure my faith would have been much of a journey to speak of at this point in my life without Hancock.  I grew up going to Sunday service next to my parents, sister, and grandparents in the same pew every week.  I chose to be...
We affirm the worth of all persons.

We affirm the worth of all persons.

I clearly remember the moment and the circumstances when I first felt the grace and presence of God.  Of course, I would not have used such lofty words then–I was eleven years old and emerging into the rubble and dust after an air attack on our little town in Bavaria....
We are thoughtful about faith and faithful in our thinking.

We are thoughtful about faith and faithful in our thinking.

Reflection on God:  What is God?  How do we know that God is real?  What about the Bible too?  Should we just believe in our religion and faith?  Does God still love you if you don’t believe in God’s power and existence?  What is the point of life?  People have...
We celebrate lifelong learning and friendships.

We celebrate lifelong learning and friendships.

I feel blessed by our years at Hancock.  Beginning with our introduction to the church as Nursery School parents to our current ‘empty nest’ state, I have worshiped, studied, and worked with an ever-increasing circle of faithful people.  Our children thrived and matured in the work and play of the...
Our music inspires every heart and every mind.

Our music inspires every heart and every mind.

Music fills my soul.  I have always sung, and was raised in a house of musicians.  But as an adult, I have finally begun to make the connection between the glory of music and the glory of God.  I can’t always find the words I need to pray, whether in...
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Palm Sunday Brunch-April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday Brunch-April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday Brunch Announcement: All are welcome! Please join us immediately following our Palm Sunday service. If you are willing to cook or bake for Palm Sunday Brunch, please contact Carol Puschak at cpuschak @ msn.com Please RSVP with Administrative Assistant Krystal Neale at (781) 862-4220 or krystal@hancockchurch.org. Though reservations are not required, it would...

Ask, Seek, Knock

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – March 30, 2014 – Matthew 7:7-11 http://youtu.be/iigjrT6HsOw
Holy Week 2014

Holy Week 2014

  Worship During Holy Week The heart of Christian Faith is experienced in compressed fashion during the seasons of Lent and Easter. During Lent we rmember the life and teachings of Jesus, and Easter is the culmination of God’s work in and through his death and resurrection. We hope that you will join us often...
Prayerful Hands

Prayerful Hands

March 27, 2014 Lenten Devotional by Pam Cochrane Do you pray with your hands?  Knitting, cooking, kneading, painting, writing, doodling, carving, digging, building, all are forms of creative prayer and meditation.   As spring emerges and Marathon Day in Boston approaches, the prayerful work of many knitters  will dawn thousands of runners as Old South...
Support Lift Up Lexington

Support Lift Up Lexington

The Hancock Christian Service Committee is requesting immediate support to Lift Up Lexington by launching a Families In Transition (FIT) program. Our purpose is to assist in long-term support of currently 18+ families in the Lexington area that are living in Emergency housing. CSC is coordinating efforts with our Hancock Lift Up Lexington team leads...
One God For Everyone, Apr 6th

One God For Everyone, Apr 6th

Join Craig Zaehring in a discussion prompted by a book he is currently writing, titled One God For Everyone. Why has the concept of God caused so much division and strife in our nation and in the world? A new book One God for Everyone claims that theological divisions and strife often result from the...
On My Lenten Journey

On My Lenten Journey

March 26, 2014 Lenten Devotional by Pam Cochrane Have you ever taken a look at the paths you travel each day.  For many of us, the daily commute, walk, run or drive takes us on the same road, the same path often worn and predictable.  I have traveled the same roads in my car, daily,...
Interfaith Garden Rolls Out!

Interfaith Garden Rolls Out!

April is National Garden Month, a perfect time to volunteer at Interfaith Garden! Hancock gardeners are scheduled to work on Saturday, April 5, 9-10:30am Tuesday, April 15, 4:30-6pm. Interfaith Garden welcomes new volunteers and all ages. No prior experience is necessary. All tools are supplied. Parking is available behind First Parish Church. Curious about organic...
Wandering together

Wandering together

March 25, 2014 Lenten Devotional by Becca Lockwood What is the significance of 40 days of Lent? Where do we get the number 40? Well, the number 40 appears a lot in our Bible. It holds a lot of significance…it rained forty days and forty nights while Noah was on the arc. The Hebrew people...
Handwork as Prayer

Handwork as Prayer

March 24, 2014 Lenten Devotional by Nancy Rottman Sunday night @ the Well we answered the question, “Does prayer change anything?”  We explored how the things we do with our hands such as fabric crafting, and the things we do with our feet such as walking a labyrinth are ancient meditative prayer practices.  We discovered...