Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Outdoor Adventures: Planning for your Summer Camp Experience

Outdoor Adventures: Planning for your Summer Camp Experience

Sunday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m. Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC 55 Coolidge Ave., Lexington, MA Hancock Church student minister Emelia Attridge and Pilgrim Congregational Church Director of Christian Education Devin Shmueli want to invite you to learn about the local camps connected to our denomination, the United Church of Christ....
Praying the Scripture

Praying the Scripture

Sunday, February 26, 11 a.m., in the Pearson Room Praying the scripture: Lectio Divina Prayer Student minister Emelia Attridge will offer a middle hour workshop on the ancient practice of prayer that begins simply with reading and listening for God in the text. We will practice with scripture as well...
2017 Women's Retreat: "Sister Talk"

2017 Women’s Retreat: “Sister Talk”

“The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.” — Paulo Coelho Join us at the beautiful Miramar Retreat Center (Duxbury, MA) Friday, March 24 – Saturday March 25 for a time of learning more about each other, ourselves, and God through narrative story telling...
The Passion Music of Reinhard Keiser

The Passion Music of Reinhard Keiser

Selections from The Passion according to St. Mark and Brockes-Passion Presented by the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse Sunday, March 5th, at 3:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA $15 Donation to support the Hancock Music Program Although Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) was known primarily as a celebrated...
Hancock Concert Series: Sierra Marcy, Soprano

Hancock Concert Series: Sierra Marcy, Soprano

From Bach to Mozart to Massanet, soprano Sierra Marcy will present a wide ranging recital as part of the Hancock Concert Series on Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 p.m. at Hancock Church in Lexington. Alternately accompanied by David Owens at the piano and a chamber orchestra, this eclectic program will...
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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 provided) Bring along your favorite hot sauce to share! 7 to 8 pm A Night of Team Trivia Very cool, age appropriate prizes to the winners including: Signed Bruins hockey pucks New England Patriots and...
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, great music and is attended by a diverse gathering of civic, community and religious leaders from across Massachusetts. The speaker this year will be the dynamic Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar and producer...
Cantata Sunday "Ancient Epiphanies"

Cantata Sunday “Ancient Epiphanies”

Sunday, January 8 at 10 a.m. The Hancock Chancel Choir presents music for Christmas and Epiphany from the medieval and Renaissance periods. Accompanied by the period instrument ensemble, the 7 Hill Renaissance Wind Band, the choir will perform works by Sweelinck, Praetoruis and Calvisius, along with medieval carols. The music will be performed throughout the service.
Jazz Epiphany at The Well

Jazz Epiphany at The Well

January 8, 12 p.m. in Clark Hall Worship at the Well draws Christmas celebrations to a close with its annual Jazz Epiphany service. The service will feature jazz takes on traditional carols led by Hancock’s own River Rock Band, along with guest jazz pianist Doug Hammer. Included will be their Dave Brubeck inspired We Three Kings and their homage to Vince Guaraldi’s What Child Is This? The service will be led by the Rev. Barbaara Callaghan, joys, concerns, and communion will be shared. Intimate and...
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  

The Power We Have

David C. Clark preaches the Hancock Church sermon “The Power We Have”. January 1, 2017 – Matthew 25:31-46 https://youtu.be/U8x1TrkE8vw

Christmas Eve Sermon

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Christmas Eve sermon “For Unto Us a Child is Born”. December 24, 2016 https://youtu.be/3Qv6D6mD9Jg
Advent Stanzas

Advent Stanzas

Dear friends, My Advent gift to you on this Thursday, three days before Christmas, is my favorite Advent poem – a mixture of longing, ache, and hope. “The time has come to admit I believe in the simple astonishment of a newborn.” Enjoy! — Rev. Barbara Callaghan I. Are we always creating you, as Rilke said, Trying, on our best days, To make possible your coming-into-existence? Or are you merely a story told in the dark, A child’s drawing of barn and star? Each year...
Bend

Bend

By David C. Clark At the end of 2001 my father’s cancer was such that he could not sit or stand without great pain. Lying down was the only position that offered some level of physical comfort. As Christmas came closer, he and my mother planned logistically how the day of family gathering, gift exchanging, and dinner would work. I felt my mother’s desire to make my father feel safe and dignified and her anxiety around how and if our family would offer him those...

Trusting Our Dreams

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Trusting Our Dreams”. December 18, 2016 – Matthew 1:18-25 https://youtu.be/LwHKOLnN6zU