Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org


An Open and Affirming Church!

Interfaith Garden Volunteers Needed for July

Interfaith Garden Volunteers Needed for July

It’s Growing Season No. 7 at the Interfaith Garden, and this year’s harvest is off to a record start! Want to join a Hancock volunteer team in July? We’ll be working at the garden on: Tuesday, July 5, 4:30 to 6 pm Saturday, July 16, 8 to 9:30 pm Saturday,...
Share Your Musical Talents At Worship This Summer

Share Your Musical Talents At Worship This Summer

We have a wealth of talent here at Hancock, and we’d love to add that to our worship. Music need not be “classical,” in fact we’d love to have a diversity of genres over the summer. We’re looking for singers and players who are: adults returning college students high school...
Hancock Church Elevator Repairs

Hancock Church Elevator Repairs

Due to an original construction error, our elevator will need to be shut down for repairs the week of June 27.  We are sorry for the inconvenience that this causes.  The sanctuary remains accessible via the side door, and the platform lift at the rear door will enable folks to...
Spring Clean and Donate to the Russell School

Spring Clean and Donate to the Russell School

On behalf of the Russell Elementary School in Dorchester and the Christian Service Committee, we would like to thank you for all of the donations we have received to date. This is an ongoing ministry of Hancock Church. Six Hancock members visited the Russell School on April 11 and found...
Lexington Food Pantry Donations for June and July

Lexington Food Pantry Donations for June and July

Thank you, Hancock community, for continuing support of the Lexington Food Pantry.  Our members continue to volunteer at the pantry, deliver food collections from Hancock every week, and fill the baskets in the Narthex and outside of Clark Hall. In addition, Hancock volunteers at the Interfaith Garden are hard at...
Ordination of Pamela Clark Cochrane

Ordination of Pamela Clark Cochrane

The Congregational Church of Harvard (5 Still River Road, Harvard, Mass.) and The Central Association of the United Church of Christ invite you to attend the ordination of Pamela Clark Cochrane. All are welcome! Join us in our Sanctuary on June 26, 2016 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow...
Hancock Grills

Hancock Grills

Hancock Grills are back this summer! The first one is scheduled for June 29 at the house of MaryAnn and Paul Shupe at 23 Hancock St. in Lexington. When? Every Wednesday, June 29 through August 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We’re looking for a host for July 6. Let us know...
An Open Letter from Lexington Clergy Regarding the Orlando Shootings

An Open Letter from Lexington Clergy Regarding the Orlando Shootings

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., we mourn the tragic loss of life. We hold in our hearts the families and friends whose grief is devastating and loss is beyond words. Yet again, we are sickened by the...
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Tour Interfaith Garden, June 19th

Tour Interfaith Garden, June 19th

  Each Interfaith Garden growing season, Lexington’s Catholic Community of Sacred Heart and St. Brigid Parishes jointly work together with other faith communities to raise fresh produce for Lexington Food Pantry. During June 12-19, the Catholic Community will observe the first anniversary of Pope Francis’s letter on care for the environment and the poor and on building...
Sunday Survey Discussions in the Pearson Room

Sunday Survey Discussions in the Pearson Room

Dear Hancock Friends,   Thank you for responding to our survey concerning a possible change to Sunday morning activities.  We have heard your voices, and realize that the only appropriate next step is to talk together, before any decisions are made.  Carmen Kalsow, Paul Shafer, Andrew Harris and I will be available in the Pearson Room for...
Matters of the Heart Concert

Matters of the Heart Concert

Amorous cantatas and arias of the baroque Performed on period instruments by A Joyful Noyse Saturday, June 4th at 7:30 p.m. at Hancock Church The allure of romantic love as a subject for musical compositions flourished in the baroque era and even appeared in sacred works such as Handel’s oratorio Joshua, in which a romanticized...

Dirt

David C. Clark preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Dirt”. May 22, 2016 - Matthew 13:3-9 https://youtu.be/tzMBUjb2zLw
Join our Hancock Family for the Boston Pride Parade June 11th!

Join our Hancock Family for the Boston Pride Parade June 11th!

We have a goal of having 30 walkers, and thus far, we have 20. help us reach our goal! For those who are interested we will worship together at Old South Church at 10am on the 11th, for their annual Pride worship service. This is a wonderful service that you don’t want to miss. Following...
What will you do on your summer vacation?

What will you do on your summer vacation?

This summer Hancock Christian Education will be traveling across the globe, and we need your help! Anticipating our One People One World mission for 2016-17, we want to spend the summer introducing Hancock children to countries and cultures around the world! We are looking for volunteers, one for each Sunday, from the beginning of July...
Spring Meeting Report 2016

Spring Meeting Report 2016

The Spring Meeting Report can be downloaded here: Spring Meeting 2016 (PDF). Limited copies will be available at the Spring Meeting on Sunday, May 22, 2016. If you would like one mailed to you, or you know someone who might like it mailed to them, please call the church office (781) 862-4220.

So Great A Cloud of Witnesses

Rev. Barbara Callaghan preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “So Great A Cloud of Witnesses”. May 15, 2016 - Hebrews 12:1-2 https://youtu.be/0YRWQaMznYM
Adult Mission Trip

Adult Mission Trip

The Fuller Center for Housing Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2016 has been announced! Three new homes and 2 rehabs will be completed by volunteers September 18-23, 2016 in City of the Valley, Alabama so that five families have a safe and decent place to call home. Two of our favorite house captains will be returning this year...
Community Garden Day at the Russell School, May 14

Community Garden Day at the Russell School, May 14

Join City Mission and The Russell School for Community Garden Day from 12-2pm, where we will plant new crops in preparation for harvest. The Russell School garden is a project that helps the students learn about ecology, agriculture, recycling, and composting. It also grows healthy food alternatives in an urban environment. You are welcome to...