Christian Service Committee

What We Do and Who We Support

The Christian Service Committee (CSC) is an instrumental committee that assists Hancock Church to live out God’s call to show compassion and love for our neighbors, near and far. The CSC is responsible for leading of all ages in joining God’s work to create a world where all people are cared for through acts of service and justice. Such service may take the form of planned donations to designated organizations, timely responses to urgent needs (such as disaster relief), and leading the congregation in the regular giving of goods and volunteering of time at the local, national, and global levels. To maximize the impact of these efforts, specific areas of focus are identified, which serve to both concentrate our giving and deepen our own awareness and understanding of these areas of need.

The CSC receives and reviews requests for financial and logistical support throughout the year. The committee meets once a month to coordinate Hancock’s volunteer for outreach activities and charitable events, discuss charitable giving, and review new requests. Organizations may submit material or present information at the monthly committee meeting. Committee members are selected and requested to serve for a term of 2 years.

Click here to read our illustrated newsletter Christian Service Brochure Sept 2013

 

Hancock is an active community with big ambitions to improve our world.  There are many ways to get involved!

Ongoing Service Opportunities:

ROSIE’S PLACE  On the second Sunday of each month, Hancock sends ten or more casseroles to Rosie’s Place for their Sunday dinner. Cook a casserole, deliver food, or volunteer to serve!

LEXINGTON FOOD PANTRY  Donation containers are located all around the church. Hancock has a long history of supporting the Pantry with food donations, monetary assistance, and the most importantly: volunteers. We can always use volunteers to help distribute food!

INTERFAITH GARDEN  Hancock is one of fourteen faith communities working and supporting this garden, located in Lexington. All produce goes to the Lexington Food Pantry. Hancock regularly sends volunteers to work in the garden March through November. For more information contact the church office or visit interfaithgarden.org.

 

Annual and seasonal initiatives

In addition to the financial and active support provided to our charities, the Christian Service Committee helps or organizes important congregational activities, including the Activities Fair, Manger Sunday, and the Holiday Fair.