Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

River Rock Band Album Now On Sale!

River Rock Band Album Now On Sale!

The River Rock Band’s debut album, Drawn from The Well, is now available. You can find both physical copies and download cards in the narthex and outside of Clark Hall. They are $10 for members and FREE for visitors. if you are a member and would like to give one...
Men's Retreat

Men’s Retreat

Friday, October 28 – Saturday October 29 Miramar Retreat Center, Duxbury, Mass. The theme of the retreat is “From Wild Man to Wise Man” reflecting on men’s spiritual lives. Cost: $125 includes single overnight accommodations and three meals (scholarship assistance available; just let Paul know your need) Sign Up by...
Moral Monday National Day of Action

Moral Monday National Day of Action

By Rev. Barbara Callaghan Last Monday I had the privilege of marching and sweating with many other clergy from the Boston area as part of the Moral Monday National Day of Action. June Cooper, our friend and the executive director of City Mission, led us to the capitol steps on...
Interfaith Garden - Down to the Home Stretch!

Interfaith Garden – Down to the Home Stretch!

Interfaith Garden is in the home stretch and Hancock volunteers have helped pave the way for the remarkable amount of produce raised for Lexington’s Food Pantry in this growing season. Several volunteer slots are still open on: Saturday, October 15 (8:30 to 10 am) Saturday, October 29 (8:30 to 10...
Fellowship Trivia Night

Fellowship Trivia Night

Join us Friday September 30, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. for an opportunity to connect with more of our Hancock Community! There will be a spaghetti dinner from 6 to 7 (children included, gluten free option available.) and a team trivia game from 7 to 8. Childcare is provided...
Senior Picnic

Senior Picnic

Calling all Hancock Seniors! It is time once again for our Annual Senior Picnic and you are all invited on October 1 at 11:30 a.m. in Clark Hall. This fall as we focus on building community, we are pleased to offer you this opportunity to gather for fun, food, and...
Hancock Church Remembrances

Hancock Church Remembrances

On Sunday, November 6, we will give thanks and celebrate the lives of Hancock members who have recently passed and are being commemorated with plaques in our Remembrance Hall. During the service, we will remember their generous and meaningful contributions to building our foundations of faith and service. Paul will...
Hancock Tables

Hancock Tables

Sign ups for Hancock Tables, classy, small-group dinners attended and hosted by Hancock Church members of varying backgrounds and talents, will be held through the end of September. If you are interested in hosting, email Bettina McGimsey at BMcGimsey@alumni.virginia.edu.
2016-2017 Hancock Church Handbell Program

2016-2017 Hancock Church Handbell Program

MARTING TO GLORY RINGERS is an intergenerational handbell choir for middle school, high school and adult ringers of all abilities, playing intermediate level music in a fast moving setting. No experience necessary! Everyone will be challenged to their own ability, learning new skills and working as a team to create...
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Watching and Waiting

Andrew Harris preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Watching and Waiting”. August 7, 2016 – Luke 12:32-40 https://youtu.be/bU5fkqKsPSA
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 connections with those who have...

Traveling Light

Rev. Barbara Callaghan preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Traveling Light”. July 31, 2016 – Luke 12:13-21 https://youtu.be/P3wqcivZHA4

Job Opening: Children’s Music Specialist at Hancock Church

Overview The Children’s Music Specialist (CMS) works at the direction of the Director of Music, who is your supervisor.  The CMS is responsible for leading the Hancock Choristers children’s choir, making the experience a positive and attractive one so that children want to participate.  The CMS is an advocate for children’s music and helps the...

Ask, Search, Knock

Rev. Barbara Callaghan preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Ask, Search, Knock”. July 24, 2016 – Luke 11:1-13 https://youtu.be/Lz5yFoUO2iY
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 2009, raising funds to sponsor...
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 week at 11 a.m. following...

Listening

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Listening”. July 17, 2016 – Luke 10:38-42 https://youtu.be/sptrOeXjjN4
Barbara Returns, Paul Departs

Barbara Returns, Paul Departs

Second Minister Barbara Callaghan returns to Hancock from her family leave this coming Sun., July 17, and it will be a joy to welcome her back! Senior Minister Paul Shupe begins his summer vacation on July 18 and will return on August 21. He will be spending two thirds of his time away in Maine...
Join Kids4Peace Boston for their Summer Celebration of Learning

Join Kids4Peace Boston for their Summer Celebration of Learning

Hancock church is contributing to Kids4PeaceBoston through our Christian Service budget. We have been invited to their summer event to hear the campers’ experiences. If you would like to go or have questions, please email Lisa Sandeen at sandeen.lisa@gmail.com or call (781) 424-7937. We have been asked to register our names for this event. Meet...