Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Hancock Concert Series: Sierra Marcy, Soprano

Hancock Concert Series: Sierra Marcy, Soprano

On Feb. 26 at 3 p.m., soprano Sierra Marcy will collaborate with pianist David Owens and members of the Early Music ensemble “A Joyful Noyse” in a program of music spanning Baroque through contemporary works. The program will feature Bach’s solo cantata No. 51 and arias from Mozart’s “Die Entfuhrung...
"Be the Church" at the Boston Women's March for America

“Be the Church” at the Boston Women’s March for America

The United Church of Christ in New England is invited to “Be the Church” and join forces at the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Many people who were already planning to join the March asked if the MA Conference UCC would be organizing a way...
The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, to Preach at The Well

The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, to Preach at The Well

The Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission in Boston, will preach at The Well at Hancock Church, January 22 at noon. On this first Sunday under a new administration and presidency, The Rev. Cooper will help us clarify and reaffirm our values as followers of Christ who championed...
Winter Trivia Night January 27

Winter Trivia Night January 27

Back due to popular demand! Join us for a fun night of dinner and Trivia-make some more Hancock connections! Chili and Trivia Night Friday January 27, 2017 6 to 8 pm We will assemble Trivia Teams at Hancock Devin’s Famous Chili from 6 to 7 (Gluten free option will be...
Join Other Hancock Members at MLK Memorial Breakfast in Boston

Join Other Hancock Members at MLK Memorial Breakfast in Boston

Hancock has reserved a table for 10 at the 47th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, January 16 at the Convention Center In Boston. This is Boston’s premier, and the nation’s longest-running, event dedicated to the memory of Dr. King. The event features inspiring speeches, nice breakfast,...
Hancock Concert Series: Theia Piano Trio

Hancock Concert Series: Theia Piano Trio

Theia has been praised for its fiery, impassioned playing and impeccable ensemble. This program features works by Beethoven and Boulanger, as well as two world premieres being debuted by the group. With guest pianist Anna Arazi. January 29, 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary $15 suggested donation  
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A "New" Christmas Carol

A “New” Christmas Carol

By Mark Morgan, Director of Music A terrific “new” carol. Text by Richard Wilbur (who wrote the lyrics for Candide, in addition to being an excellent poet) and tune by Douglas Hurd (ANDUJAR) A Stable lamp is lighted Whose glow shall wake the sky: the stars shall blend their voices, And every stone shall cry. And every stone shall cry, And straw like gold shall shine; A barn shall harbor heaven, A stall become a shrine. This child through David’s city Shall ride in triumph...
Hope

Hope

By Rev. Paul Shupe Hope is a mountain climber with her boots off at the top of a great peak, basking in the sun, feeling very much one with the mountain below, and yet in the same moment gazing at the vast horizon, of other peaks not yet climbed offering the promise of more days to come like this one.  Hope is both the rootedness in the present moment and the simultaneous imagining of others to come.  Hope is the hear and now and the...
When All the Talk of Miraculous Pregnancy is too Much

When All the Talk of Miraculous Pregnancy is too Much

By Rev. Barbara Callaghan Two years ago in the middle of Advent, in the midst of how crazy church life can be in December, I received the good news that I was pregnant. It was thrilling, and wondrous. I felt a newfound awe and connection with Advent, and a whole new meaning of expectant hope and waiting. A few days before Christmas Eve (the biggest night of the year for Christian ministers!) Kate and I were told that there was a high chance that my...
Family Time

Family Time

By Emelia Attridge When I was in middle school, my family spent every weekend at our Christmas tree farm in Maine. We would get up early and work from Black Friday to the week before Christmas. This became an Advent ritual during my preteen years. I would bounce back and forth from serving hot cocoa and cookies to guests at the tree farm to rehearsals and Nutcracker recitals. Christmas tunes and the scent of pine filled the air anywhere we went. The season of Advent...
Time For Stillness

Time For Stillness

By Nancy Rottman “We are all called to be mothers of God – for God is always waiting to be born.” – Meister Eckart, 13th Century Christian Mystic So far this Advent, it has been as challenging as ever for me to slow down and find time for stillness and silence.  Perhaps the same is true for you. What I hope for us, though, is that we can meet the challenge, at the very least while we are in worship, when we are at a...

The Power of Mercy

Rev. Barbara Callgahan preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “The Power of Mercy”. December 11, 2016 – Luke 1:47-55 https://youtu.be/3JZBl97kyPM
Waiting for the Season

Waiting for the Season

By Andrew Harris The past couple years I’ve felt like the Advent season has passed me by. I frantically tried to hold together finals, church events, worship services, shopping and parties, and then it was Christmas Eve. And as we were singing “Silent Night” at midnight I finally felt the spirit of the season. This season started off feeling decidedly similar. I have scrambled from task to task, hoping to hold everything together knowing that finally, on Christmas Eve, I could stop waiting for the...
Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

By Ashley Davis Advent is a time of anticipation.  We wait and prepare for Christmas Day when we can—as the Christmas carol proclaims—go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born. We know this good news is coming.  The excitement is palpable. Advent is also a time of longing. The days get shorter and darker and colder. There is a deep desire for—as another Christmas carol suggests—tidings of comfort and joy.  Surely, Mary and Joseph knew this longing, as they searched for a...
Light

Light

By David C. Clark A neighborhood across the street from my childhood church had a white-light ordinance forbidding any color Christmas lights outside except white ones. There was a certain picture-perfect quality the little cluster of upper-middle homes had, all in matching lights, surrounded by snow and dark. Their problem was that all the homes were privately owned and the white-light ordinance was really just a strong request from neighbor to neighbor to not be the odd-man-out and ruin the Christmas Kodak moment. My favorite...
What Joy Looks Like

What Joy Looks Like

By Andrew Harris This is what we think joy looks like. And, don’t get me wrong, what you see in this video is true, unbridled joy. In all our Christmas movies and Christmas commercials, we’re shown that joy is this screaming, giggling, bubbling, bursting explosion that immediately follows the sounds of ripping wrapping paper. And sometimes it is. But there is another kind of joy that doesn’t translate so well to a 30-second spot that airs during halftime. It’s the kind of joy that is...