Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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Summer Worship at Hancock 2014

Summer Worship at Hancock 2014

 A People Like Us: Stories from our Bible  Summer Worship at Hancock  Many churches slow down a bit during the summer in New England – ours included – but we certainly don’t stop! Thematically, we’ll be exploring a topic we’re calling “A People Like Us: Stories from Our Bible.” Each...
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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Struggling with Prosopagnosia

Struggling with Prosopagnosia

Adam Hearlson preaches on the Canaanite Woman. Hancock Church Sermon – Adam Hearlson - July 6, 2014 - Matthew 15:21-28 http://youtu.be/4xprmxqyGWE  
Hancock Grills Schedule for 2014

Hancock Grills Schedule for 2014

July 9th Nancy Schlecht’s home at 197 Grant St in Lexington RSVP nschlecht @ aol . com   July 16th – LOCATION CHANGE as of 7/14/2014 Lisa Sandeen at 10 Brent Rd in Lexington RSVP sandeen . lisa @ gmail . com   July 23rd Carol and Al Bukys at 3 Kosciusko St in Woburn...
Sunday Bulletin 6/29/2014

Sunday Bulletin 6/29/2014

To view this past Sunday’s Bulletin please click here  Bulletin 2014,06, 29
Singing

Singing

Nancy Rottman preaches about the story of Hannah. Hancock Church Sermon – Nancy Rottman - June 29, 2014 – 1 Samuel 2:1-10 http://youtu.be/AIhyjvYscwU  
Summer Pastor's Class 2014

Summer Pastor’s Class 2014

Back by popular demand, the weekly “Pastor’s Class” will return for our summer theme. Working in tandem with Alex, Craig Zaehring has stepped up to lead the group in thoughtful conversation. The class will resume on Sunday, June 29th at 9:00 AM in Pearson. This group will continue throughout the summer based on interest from...
HUCC Builds in Ft. Wayne

HUCC Builds in Ft. Wayne

Three Hancock members are in Fort Wayne, Indiana building homes with Blitz Home Builders and Habitat for Humanity. Amy and Lisle Swanson, and Scott Martin are over there right now. Read their blog here: http://hucc-ft-wayne.blogspot.com/ The local news also covered the work they’re doing down there right now! Apparently Amy and Lisle Swanson make cameos,...
June 22, 2014 Sunday Bulletin

June 22, 2014 Sunday Bulletin

Please click here to view the Bulletin from Sunday,  2014,06, 22
A People Like Us: Noah and his Family

A People Like Us: Noah and his Family

Alex Shea Will preaches about the story of Noah. Hancock Church Sermon – Alex Shea Will - June 22, 2014 http://youtu.be/YcrwXKgXrFg    
The Cantata Fund

The Cantata Fund

Your Chance to Support Music at Hancock! Did you know that only a small portion of our Cantata Sundays is paid for out of our operating budget? The vast majority of the resources for these two special Sundays each year comes from the Barney Cantata Fund. This fund, established in honor of Kay Barney, is...
Commissioning Sunday Pastoral Response

Commissioning Sunday Pastoral Response

Commissioning Sunday, June 15, 2014 Pastoral Response I am filled with your love and care. It is in and through the presence of the Holy Spirit that I walk with you. I have been blessed to serve this community of faith for four years. I have witnessed the work of the Holy Spirit here in...