Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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Welcome Barbara Callaghan!

Welcome Barbara Callaghan!

  July 1, 2015   Dear Friends,   We are pleased to inform you that that the search for our new minister is finished and we are very excited to introduce to you Reverend Barbara Lea Callaghan, our new minister!   The Search Committee thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Barbara and her wife Kate during our search process and we believe you will enjoy getting to know them as well. Barbara is confident, poised, an excellent listener, and a wonderful, warm person. It was obvious...

Reception of New Members, Mar 1st

What is membership at Hancock UCC? From Rev. Paul Shupe: “To become a member of the church is to choose to join a community that is held together by faith in God and by promises to others. We are a covenant community, which means that we are held together by the promises that we make to each other. When we join Hancock, we agree to accept one another just as we are. Membership brings us into a community in which we have certain rights and privileges regarding its governance, and corresponding...

Introduction to Committees: Congregational Care and Deacons

Hancock Church is a community of people committed to helping one another. For me to know when you need help, I need to know you. I have found that one of the best ways to get to know another person is to work with them. It gives us a chance to talk and find out what we have in common. The work of the Hancock Church Committees is an easy way to work together. We meet for fellowship and at the same time discuss what...
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...
Work Day, Nov. 15

Work Day, Nov. 15

Join members of the Prudential Committee on Saturday, November 15th from 9am to 1pm for an indoor/outdoor work day. No special skills required–just the desire to roll up your sleeves and join friends of Hancock working on some maintenance, cleaning and repair projects inside and outside the church. Join us for part of the time or for the entire morning. Check in at the Pearson Room when you arrive to see what needs to be done. Questions?  Contact Susan McClements or the Church Office. Work Days are also...
Hymnal Survey Results and Guiding Principles

Hymnal Survey Results and Guiding Principles

Thanks to the forty people who met with us after church on January 12 to discuss ideas and concerns around choosing our new hymnal.  We appreciate everything that was said, and will use the discussion to further inform our selection of a new hymnal.  If you were not able to attend this meeting, you can access our Survey Results here: Hymnal Survey Results 2014 (PDF). Guiding Principles 1.  We are a very diverse congregation from many denominational backgrounds.  Therefore, we will not just automatically choose...
Hancock has already fully divested from 3 fossil fuel funds!

Hancock has already fully divested from 3 fossil fuel funds!

Hancock’s Endowment Committee Responds to the UCC Fossil Fuel Resolution   In July 2013 the 29th General Synod of the UCC approved a resolution on the subject of fossil fuel submitted by the Massachusetts Conference.  In areas of relevance to the Permanent Endowment at Hancock Church and its investments, the resolution called for UCC churches to “reduce our complicity with the fossil fuel industry,” to “seek out fossil fuel free investment vehicles,” and otherwise to “recognize the moral mandate for humanity to shift to a...