Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

Christmas Eve Services 2014

Christmas Eve Services 2014

Please join us in the Sanctuary for Christmas Eve Services with traditional candlelighting, music, and storytelling. 5pm Family Service Lessons and carols with a family Christmas tableau. Carols accompanied by brass and organ. Childcare available in the infant and toddler room. 8pm Lessons and Carols Accompanied by the Chancel Choir,...
Holiday Bells Concerts! Dec. 19 & Dec. 21

Holiday Bells Concerts! Dec. 19 & Dec. 21

The Bell Ringers at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave in Lexington, are playing two free Holiday Concerts!   On Friday, December 19 at 10am, The Morning Glory Ringers will play such well-loved songs as “Silver Bells” and “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” as well as traditional Christmas carols complete with sing-alongs. They will play four...
2014 Advent Devotionals

2014 Advent Devotionals

This Advent Season, the Hancock ministerial staff will be writing short, daily devotionals to help you welcome Advent into your hearts and homes. While you can find each one, Sunday-Friday, on our Facebook page or here on our website, this page will list each and every devotional. Be sure to...
2014 Advent Brochure and Worship Schedule

2014 Advent Brochure and Worship Schedule

For all the information on Advent and Christmas Eve Services at Hancock Church, check out our 2014 Advent Brochure below. Click on each page for a larger version!
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Advent Devotional: "Choosing Kindness"

Advent Devotional: “Choosing Kindness”

December 8, 2014 by: Paul Shupe Breaking bread with a friend recently, we were bemoaning how easy it is for us to judge, to evaluate, to blame others for their mistakes. We didn’t pretend that we were immune to the temptation. We were both keenly aware that we’d begun our conversation shaking our heads over...
Pointing to Kindness

Pointing to Kindness

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches Sunday’s Hancock Church sermon titled “Pointing to Kindness”. December 7, 2014 - Mark 1:1-8 http://youtu.be/c-TYmlngBYU
Advent Devotional: "Bright Friday"

Advent Devotional: “Bright Friday”

December 5, 2014 by: Andrew Harris Good morning folks! In keeping with this week’s advent theme of opening doors, we’ve got your Black Friday 6:00am Door-Busters and have we got savings for you! I mean literally, we’ve got salvation! And if you act soon we’re bundling that with hope, faith, peace, and love and it’s all...
Manger Sunday Bulletin

Manger Sunday Bulletin

Please click here to view this Sunday’s Bulletin 2014,12,7
Advent Devotional: "Face of God"

Advent Devotional: “Face of God”

December 4, 2014 by: Nancy Rottman I recently heard the a cappella group The Pentatonix’ version of the song “Mary Did You Know?” and Patrice Williamson sang it with the River Rock Band at our First Sunday of Advent Worship @the Well. It is a hauntingly beautiful song that brings the “God-bearer” front and center...
Advent Devotional: "Opening Doors"

Advent Devotional: “Opening Doors”

December 3, 2014 by: Pam Cochrane Confession, I finally watched Disney’s Frozen. I had promised the kids at church that I would watch the movie but that was back in June. With summer approaching I was easily distracted to warmer activities. But over the thanksgiving holiday as I surfed the movies selection, there it was and...
Advent Devotional: "Water Buffalos and Waiting"

Advent Devotional: “Water Buffalos and Waiting”

December 2, 2014 by: Paul Shupe An episode of The Simpsons from long ago featured this exchange: Moe is converting his tavern into a family restaurant, and has purchased a huge deep fat fryer: Moe:  “This baby can flash fry a water buffalo in 30 seconds!” Homer:  “Thirty seconds?   But I wanted some now.” We...
First Sunday of Advent Bulletin

First Sunday of Advent Bulletin

Please click here to view this past Sunday’s Bulletin 2014,11,30
Advent Devotional: Naz

Advent Devotional: Naz

December 1, 2014 by: Alex Shea Will I’ve become fascinated with a book I recently bought. It’s titled Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World. How I’ve enjoyed reading through this book and dreaming of why a culture would need a word for “the distance a reindeer can travel before...
Begin Again

Begin Again

Pam Cochrane preaches Sunday’s Hancock Church sermon titled “Begin Again”. November 30, 2014 - Mark 13:24-37 http://youtu.be/WieOIaBa0q4