Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

Posts tagged "christianity"
Women of the Greatest Generation

Women of the Greatest Generation

  Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30 as we discuss Women of the Greatest Generation, Stories of Faith, Hope, Love and Courage. This two volume anthology was created by Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle and Hancock’s own Rev. Nancy Reed. Fran and and Nancy will share their process and they collected stories about the lives of women who lived through the Second World War. You will hear the stories of a woman who raised rats for penicillin experiments, and another who was the first...

Becoming Other-Wise

Hancock Church Sermon Rev. Paul Shupe February 3, 2013 Luke 4:21-30   This is the conclusion of the story begun last week.  Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, and with a growing reputation for wise teaching going ahead of him, goes at last to the synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth.  Invited to read, he chooses a text from the prophet Isaiah promising the coming of the Messiah who will bring good news to the poor and oppressed.  He tells them that he is the...
The Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath

December 4th, 2012 Advent Devotional by Pam Cochrane The Advent Wreath The Advent Wreath can be traced back to early Christian celebrations in the Middle Ages.  Part of many Christmas preparations, candle light became a central symbol for Christ, “the Light that came into the world” to dispel the darkness of sin and to radiate the truth and love of God ( John 3:19-21). No doubt in the long, dark, cold winter nights candles where symbols of the light and hope that was renewed each...
The Courage to Resist

The Courage to Resist

Hancock Church Sermon Rev. Paul Shupe November 25, 2012 Revelation 1:4b-8 Last Sunday After Pentecost Reign of Christ Sunday Revelation 1:4b-8 The book of Revelation begins with these words, as John sends a greeting to the seven churches for whom he is concerned, declaring his central message, that God is the beginning and the ending, the Alpha and the Omega, and that Christ’s return is assured.   John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is...