Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

Sunday Morning Host Needed

Sunday Morning Host Needed

The Sunday morning host will ensure that coffee, tea and juice are available from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the church entryway, dining room and Christian education common area. He or she will also act as a host during the main fellowship hour from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m....
Widening the Welcome Fund

Widening the Welcome Fund

The Widening the Welcome Grant Committee invites proposals for grants from Hancock Church’s Widening the Welcome Fund. This fund, established in June 2016 with proceeds from our recent Growing for Good Capital Campaign, was created to encourage innovative ideas that grow Hancock Church by attracting new friends and by deepening...
The River Rock Band CD is Done! Tickets Available Now For the CD Release Concert

The River Rock Band CD is Done! Tickets Available Now For the CD Release Concert

After a successful Kickstarter campaign last winter, our own River Rock Band spent the spring recording its debut album featuring songs they’ve sung at The Well. As of last Friday, the album is now finished and will be ready for our big CD Release concert on Saturday, September 24th at...
Ride For Climate Change and  Sustainable Harvest International

Ride For Climate Change and Sustainable Harvest International

Climate Ride is a nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes. This year, Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is one of the beneficiaries of Climate Ride events across the country. Hancock Church has been a dedicated supporter of SHI since...
Pilot Program Starting This Fall

Pilot Program Starting This Fall

The Standing Committee has approved a pilot program designed to strengthen our community at Hancock Church and to increase our vitality and growth by providing opportunities for people of all ages to connect with one another. Beginning this fall, Hancock will be hosting a series of community building activities each...
Interfaith Garden - Growing Good Food for our Neighbors in Need

Interfaith Garden – Growing Good Food for our Neighbors in Need

Every week volunteers from a variety of local churches and temples join other friends in the community to work at the Interfaith Garden in a backyard across from the Lexington Green. Why? Because there are 70 to 75 households that regularly use the Lexington Food Pantry to supplement their food...
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 Grills on Wednesdays

Hancock Grills on Wednesdays

Please join us for Hancock Grills on Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring your meat to grill and a side dish to share. The August 24 Grill will be at the Kaslows’: carmen@mcginleykalsow.com 25 Summit Road Lexington, MA (781) 863-5328 The August 31 Grill will be at the Callaghans’: barbara@hancockchurch.org...
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We're Moving to Dorchester! ... Well, Some of Our Stuff Is

We’re Moving to Dorchester! … Well, Some of Our Stuff Is

We have a roomful of office furniture and two upright pianos that we are donating to the Russell School in Dorchester. On Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 the morning we will be loading a rental truck here at Hancock and taking it in and unloading it on the other end. Can you help? Give us...
Urgent Call for Volunteers Saturday Morning, July 9, for Lexington Food Pantry

Urgent Call for Volunteers Saturday Morning, July 9, for Lexington Food Pantry

On Saturday July 9 two more volunteers are needed. Can you help? Please consider volunteering, as many of the folks who make the commitment during the year will be on vacation.  If you’ve been thinking about making a return visit, or if you’ve been thinking of trying it out sometime, this is your call to...

Laborers for the Harvest

Andrew Harris preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Laborers for the Harvest”. July 3, 2016 – Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 https://youtu.be/nmIALUl3pVQ
Hancock Weekly Submission Deadline

Hancock Weekly Submission Deadline

Materials for the Hancock Weekly are due every Tuesday morning by 9:30 a.m. for inclusion in the current week’s newsletter. Materials received after that time will be included in the following week’s newsletter. Send materials to church.administrator@hancockchurch.org.
Fourth of July Office Hours

Fourth of July Office Hours

The church office will be closed Friday July 1 and Monday July 4. If you  have pastoral needs, please contact student minister Andrew Harris at (929) 500-1912. Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend!
Donations to Rosie's Place

Donations to Rosie’s Place

Do you travel often and find yourself with several unused small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion? Donate them to Rosie’s Place by leaving them in the church office. They will be picked up at taken to Rosie’s six times a year when breakfast foods from Costco are donated.

The Faithful Work of Memory

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “The Faithful Work of Memory”. June 26, 2016 – Psalm 77:11-20 https://youtu.be/9Pbn2Z4Z9no
Hancock Church Elevator Repairs

Hancock Church Elevator Repairs

Due to an original construction error, our elevator will need to be shut down for repairs from Mon. June 27 through Fri. July 1 and Tues. July 5 during the day. The elevator will be available during the evening and on weekends. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this causes. The sanctuary remains accessible...

Zebedee and His Sons

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Zebedee and His Sons”. June 19, 2016 – Mark 1:16-20 https://youtu.be/4cntFW0lOjA
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 the school could use a...