Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

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...
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...
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...
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...
Celtic Christmas Sunday, December 18

Celtic Christmas Sunday, December 18

The Well, a congregation of Hancock Church, will celebrate a Celtic Christmas on Sunday, December 18th at noon. Joining the resident River Rock Band will be Celtic musicians Shannon and Matt Heaton. Together they will play traditional Celtic songs and carols with Celtic twists. The Heatons have been regular guest...
Hancock Holiday Handbell Concert

Hancock Holiday Handbell Concert

The annual holiday celebration will feature the handbell ensembles of the church, including the five-octave Hancock Carillon. With sacred and secular selections, a thoroughly festive way for the whole family to celebrate the season. Sunday December 18, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA Free Admission...
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Before They Call, I Will Answer

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Before They Call, I Will Answer”. November 13, 2016 – Isaiah 65:17-25 https://youtu.be/uRT3hL1jzC8
Women’s Lunch Place Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

Women’s Lunch Place Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

The Christmas Cookie Sale to benefit The Women’s Lunch Place, which assists homeless women in Boston, is on!  Plates of homemade holiday cookies will be pre-sold for $15 on Nov 13th, Nov 20th and Nov 27th.  Prepay and reserve your plate(s) today.  Find us at coffee hour, CE commons or outside The Well. Join us...
JOIN US FOR COMMITMENT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH at 10:00 a.m.

JOIN US FOR COMMITMENT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH at 10:00 a.m.

2017 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN JOIN US FOR COMMITMENT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH at 10:00 a.m. A joyful celebration of all gifts and givers!   ~ Together we serve, we grow, we give ~ We ask members and friends of Hancock to consider a pledge in support of Hancock for the coming year. We call it Faith Promise...
Tribe Book Discussion

Tribe Book Discussion

We will have an “In Between” hour discussion on Sunday November 13th, but hope it will spark conversation and discussion before and beyond as we all engage in reading the same book over the next several weeks!  Make a connection, have a conversation, and earn a leaf while thinking about this relevant and timely book!...
Formation of a Centering Prayer Group

Formation of a Centering Prayer Group

Sunday, November 13th, 11:15 AM, Chapel Request slide screen in Chapel The last two Sundays at Hancock afforded an introduction to the theory & practice of Centering Prayer, drawing on highlights of a Centering Prayer Course developed by Father Thomas Keating—a leading proponent of Christian contemplative prayer, and the founder of the worldwide organization, Contemplative...
Troop 119 Holiday Wreath Sale

Troop 119 Holiday Wreath Sale

Boy Scouts of Troop 119 will be taking orders for holiday wreaths during coffee hour in the month of November. The wreaths are full, 20″ to 22″ in diameter, and are decorated with a red velvet bow. This is the Troop’s only fundraiser of the year, providing funds to purchase equipment, help defray the cost...
Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Lexington’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will take place on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Ave.

Grounded in Faith

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Grounded in Faith”. November 6, 2016 – Luke 6:20-31 https://youtu.be/ouvOx24xpLg

Rejecting Hate: Statement of Interfaith Solidarity Against Islamophobia in Massachusetts

As Boston-area religious and cultural leaders, we are committed to building a community that embraces people of different beliefs and practices, including our Muslim neighbors and friends. This work is particularly important in the present political climate, in which some public figures are voicing messages of intolerance and xenophobia, pitting segments of the American populace...

Our Ever-Expansive God

Rev. Barbara Callaghan preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Our Ever-Expansive God”. October 30, 2016 – Romans 3:21-26 https://youtu.be/ELSxjMvPGmM