Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

Ash Wednesday Worship

Ash Wednesday Worship

The season of Lent opens on Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m., with an Ash Wednesday worship service of confession, silence, music and prayer. Wearing ashes is an ancient symbol of humility and confession, a visible reminder of our daily need receive the forgiving love of God. Please join us in the Chapel for...
Music in Social Justice Movements Class

Music in Social Justice Movements Class

Music in Social Justice Movements Class Offered Why is music such a powerful tool for protest and social justice?  How has it played a role in nonviolent resistance movements? Drawing on theories from the fields of nonviolent conflict, music therapy, and social change, this new class will delve into inspirational...
2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

To download a copy of our 2017 Annual Report, click here!
Hancock Bingo

Hancock Bingo

Hancock Bingo Please join us in this fun winter activity! Anyone can play – one card per person. Complete as many squares as you can on this bingo card between Sunday, January 7 and Sunday, March 4. Color or shade in any completed squares and note what you did for the square. Events and people may...
Not Too Late to Contribute to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico!

Not Too Late to Contribute to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico!

  Donate now! A Container of Mercy During this Advent season we are filled with gratitude for the many contributions to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico.  The 45-foot container truck departed Lexington on November 14 filled with humanitarian aid for our friends in Puerto Rico.  The container arrived in the Port of...
Fill Out Our Activity Interest Survey!

Fill Out Our Activity Interest Survey!

The survey that the congregation filled out on Sunday was very successful! We have responses from 49 people. To populate the Committee Friends Lists, we need everyone to participate as they are able in supporting the activities of the church. Based on feedback, we have modified the categories to include...
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Sunday Bulletin: December 31, 2017

Sunday Bulletin: December 31, 2017

To view this Sunday’s bulletin, click the link below: December 31, 2017

No Room? Make Room!

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Christmas Eve sermon “No Room? Make Room!”. December 24, 2017 – Luke 1:26-38 https://youtu.be/hhVvMZcsY0Q

In the Mood for a Miracle

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Christmas sermon “In the Mood for a Miracle”. December 24, 2017 – Luke 1:26-38 https://youtu.be/7NTShCYZVco
Advent Blog: What Child Is This

Advent Blog: What Child Is This

“​What Child Is This” Friday, December 22  Mark Morgan, Director of Music  Who knew a cartoon could have such impact? Vince Guaraldi’s music for the Charlie Brown Christmas​ is unique, amazing, and this is our River Rock Band’s hat tip to him. Click to listen to What Child Is This!
Advent Blog: Hold Fast

Advent Blog: Hold Fast

“Hold Fast” Thursday, December 21 Emelia Attridge, Congregational Care Coordinator  As Christmas draws near, we consider the dreams of hope, peace, joy, and soon, love, which we meditate on in this season of Advent. Dreams are where are yearning and imagination meet. Dreams occur when we take a hope and give it vision. At the beginning of the month, I went on a trip to D.C. with a class focusing on the History of the Christian Bible. We visited the National Museum of the American...
Advent Blog: Advent River, Christmas Falls

Advent Blog: Advent River, Christmas Falls

“Advent River, Christmas Falls” Tuesday, December 19 Rev. Dr. Paul Shupe, Senior Minister  For most of its twisty length, the Presumpscot River in southern Maine is flat and calm.  It’s popular for canoes and kayaks.  Swimmers can go upstream without much more effort than it takes to go down.  It’s a lazy stream.  Sit on its banks and watch a stick or leaf float by and you’ve been entertained for many minutes.  It’s all headed for the Atlantic Ocean, of course, but it’s in no...
Christmas Eve Bulletins: December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Bulletins: December 24, 2017

Click the links below to view the Order of Worship for all four of our December 24 services: 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., and 11 p.m. Fourth Sunday in Advent: 10 a.m. service Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Christmas Eve: 8 p.m. Christmas Eve: 11 p.m.

Returning

Rev. Barbara Callaghan preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Returning”. December 17, 2017 – Psalm 126 Rev. Paul Shupe reads the scripture lesson. https://youtu.be/NRfQKem_rGk
Advent Blog: Tallodh criosh

Advent Blog: Tallodh criosh

“Tallodh criosh” Friday, December 15 Mark Morgan, Director of Music  Music for a cold winter’s night by the fire. Our River Rock Band live with Matt and Shannon Heaton at a Celtic Christmas. Click to listen to Tallodh criosh!
Advent Blog: Christmas Will Come

Advent Blog: Christmas Will Come

“Christmas Will Come” Thursday, December 14 David C. Clark, Minister of Children and Families  Advent is our season of attention and anticipation. It is a time when we acknowledge that not only is God going to show up in the world, but that it will happen at the most unlikely time under the most unlikely circumstances. Therefore, as it was read in worship, we are to keep awake and keep our senses keenly focused on what is happening around us. For me over the last three...