Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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One People One World

One People One World

One People, One World: Breaking Barriers, Creating Community A proposed mission focus for Hancock Church 2016-2019 Download the PDF here: one people one world  
On The Edge

On The Edge

Rev. Barbara Callaghan preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “On The Edge”. January 31, 2016 – Luke 2:21-30 https://youtu.be/3UXc_T2ytuo
Stewardship 2016: Live the Promise

Stewardship 2016: Live the Promise

UPDATE for 1/20/2016 As of Jan. 17, 2016, here’s where we stand: Hancock members and friends substantially increased support for 2016: 198 pledges received as of 1/17/16. This is an approximately 80% response rate to our pledge packet mailing and 12 fewer people than we heard from in 2015. The overall average pledge for 2016 is $3,596. 30 new pledges for 2016 (people who did not pledge in 2015), with an average first-time pledge of $1,322. 82 members and friends increased pledges since 2015, with...
Advent Blog: Yesterday's Pain

Advent Blog: Yesterday’s Pain

YESTERDAY’S PAIN by Ann Weems   Some of us walk into Advent tethered to our unresolved yesterdays the pain still stabbing the hurt still throbbing. It’s not that we don’t know better; It’s just that we can’t stand up anymore by ourselves. On the way to Bethlehem. will you give us a hand?   Tethered to our unresolved yesterdays. What a lovely way to say we’re stuck in our past. I would dare to say that in some ways, big for some of us this...
One Voice - Barbara Callaghan's Installation Sermon

One Voice – Barbara Callaghan’s Installation Sermon

Rev. Julie Peeples preaches the Barbara Callaghan’s installation sermon “One Voice”. November 22, 2015 – John 17:17-23 https://youtu.be/F1qly0lzWQA
Out in Peace, Back in Joy

Out in Peace, Back in Joy

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Out in Peace, Back in Joy”. November 22, 2015 – Isaiah 55:1-13 https://youtu.be/DgXJXLJ1BDw  
Work Day, Nov. 21

Work Day, Nov. 21

November 21, Work Day Join members of the Prudential Committee on Saturday, November 21st from 9am to 1pm for a work day.  We have a variety of projects for the day, some requiring specific skills and others just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and join friends of Hancock to keep our building shining for the upcoming Christmas season.  Check in at the Conference Room when you arrive to  see what needs to be done. Join us for part of the time or for the entire morning.  Special skills you’d like to...
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...
Life Together

Life Together

Rev. Paul Shupe preaches the Hancock Church Sunday sermon “Life Together”. November 8, 2015 – Psalm 137:1-6 https://youtu.be/nxe6jisUnPs
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....