Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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Upcoming in JYO

Upcoming in JYO

Upcoming in JYO! Mark your calendar! 2/28 JYO in Upper Room. We will begin our Lenten Activities this week. Two requests: Please bring in any clean, dry & empty paper towel or TP tubes to JYO on Sunday. We will be using them for an activity. Please make sure you wear (or bring) socks, as we will be walking the labyrinth. 3/6 Sandwich making for Outdoor Church in the kitchen 3/13 JYO in Upper Room: Continue Lenten activities & planning for Spring mission focus (please...
Lexington Food Pantry

Lexington Food Pantry

  LEXINGTON FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS OF FOOD AND VOLUNTEER TIME! Now that the holidays are over, let’s not forget the continuing need for nourishing food, especially during the colder months.  The Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry and its clients rely on the generous donation of food, funds, and volunteer time, from members of many Lexington organizations including Hancock Church. The work done by the Pantry’s director and many volunteers serves clientele such as elderly residents, single adults, and families with young children, who rely on assistance...
The Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry

The Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry

How To Feed a Stranger The Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry provides sustaining food to families and individuals on a weekly basis.  Hancock Church has supported this organization for many years, both with volunteers and with food distributed by the Food Pantry to strangers and neighbors in our community who must rely on the generosity of strangers – us – for assistance in meeting basic food needs. The work done by the Pantry’s director and many volunteers serves clientele such as elderly residents, single adults, and...
Concord Prison Outreach 2015

Concord Prison Outreach 2015

Concord Prison Outreach is an organization of citizens from Concord and surrounding communities who work with the inmates of Concord Reformatory and the Northeastern Correctional Center on many projects one of which is the presentation of small gift bags for the inmates at Christmas time.   The items must be those described in the list below as no deviation is allowed by the prison authorities. Although the list may seem sparse, these are often the only holiday remembrances that many inmates receive. That the recipients are...
Hancock's First Men's Retreat! Nov. 14

Hancock’s First Men’s Retreat! Nov. 14

Meeting. Eating. Mentoring, Working. All men are invited to the 2015 Hancock Men’s Retreat, to be held at Hancock, Saturday, November 14, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  We’ll make and eat breakfast together, spend time reflecting on the mentors, teachers and guides of our lives, and engage in an after-lunch service project on our church building.  The cost is $15.00 to cover food. Sign up outside of Paul’s office or at Coffee Hour on Sundays. If you have any questions, please ask Nate Martin, rocknate@gmail.com; Craig Zaehring, craig@craigzaehring.com; Paul Shupe,paul@hancockchurch.org....
End of Year and Summer Plans for Children and Youth Christian Education

End of Year and Summer Plans for Children and Youth Christian Education

Dear Hancock Families, With June comes the end of our regular Children’s Program and Programs for Youth as we usher in summer months and vacation. We will celebrate our year of learning on June 21st with an all age event for children in the CE Commons and the End of Year Luau for JYO kids in the Upper Room. Then everyone will join in the traditional Sundae Sunday fellowship hour. During the summer, Eliza Duncan with adult and youth volunteers will continue offering childcare for infant and toddlers along...
HYG Neon, KY 2015 Update

HYG Neon, KY 2015 Update

UPDATE 5/13/2015 More photos of HYG in Kentucky from Andrew Harris! Pam Cochrane write us: The HYG youth are doing great! The sun is out again, and after two full days of work, we are finding our groove on four work-sites. We are taking a rest today. We’re heading to Kingdom Come State Park for a hike and then a potluck dinner tonight at the Church of God. We have had some awesome meals, inspiring worship, and great fun! Photos from the work-site: Team Jerry’s...
"Getting Real with God" a Mini-Lenten Retreat, Mar. 14

“Getting Real with God” a Mini-Lenten Retreat, Mar. 14

Join Student Minister Nancy Rottman for a mini-retreat during Lent: Getting Real with God: Reclaiming the Christian Spiritual Practice of Lament NOTE: The Lenten Mini-Retreat has been changed from Friday and Saturday to just Saturday. Saturday, March 14, 8am-2pm Pearson Room Saturday morning coffee, and lunch provided. Join Student Minister Nancy Rottman for a mini-retreat during Lent to learn more about the power of lament to deepen our relationship with God and one another. During our time together we’ll explore the history of lament within Christian...
Introduction to Children's Christian Education and Christian Service

Introduction to Children’s Christian Education and Christian Service

Nominating Committee Highlights Children’s Christian Education and Christian Service Hancock Church is a community. Communities support one another. Participation in the work of the church is the quickest way to get to know one another and to be in a position to support one another. Over the next few weeks, the Nominating Committee will be discussing the work performed by the committees of Hancock Church. Please, as you read these notes, consider what gifts you have to contribute to the Hancock community and choose some...
Summer Pastor's Class 2014

Summer Pastor’s Class 2014

Back by popular demand, the weekly “Pastor’s Class” will return for our summer theme. Working in tandem with Alex, Craig Zaehring has stepped up to lead the group in thoughtful conversation. The class will resume on Sunday, June 29th at 9:00 AM in Pearson. This group will continue throughout the summer based on interest from the congregation, so be sure to join us each week for a discussion of that morning’s scripture and Biblical character. On the 29th we’ll begin our time together exploring the...