Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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Handicapped Bathroom, New Coffee Machines, Elevator Installation

Handicapped Bathroom, New Coffee Machines, Elevator Installation

Over the past month we have seen several elements of the construction project completed: the first and second floor bathrooms, the second floor handicapped bathroom (next to the Pearson Room), and the Pearson Room kitchenette.   The new coffee machines and the new refrigerator and freezer are up and running in the kitchen. Most of the kitchen work has been completed. The Fire Department, however, will not certify the kitchen for use until other aspects of the fire alarm system in the building have been...
Celebration Sunday, Sept 14!

Celebration Sunday, Sept 14!

September 14, 2014 is Celebration Sunday! 10 am morning worship 11 am activities fair Alex Shea Will, Acting Minister of Congregation Care, welcomes you from the front steps of the sanctuary into our narthex-in-progress! Come to our Welcome Back Worship Service at 10am! This is a celebration of open-heartedness and intergenerational faith. Rousing music with choir and special guests Bay State Brass Quintet. Children begin in worship with their families at 10am, after the “children’s message” they proceed to the Education Wing for Chapel Time...
The Narthex and Bathroom Renovations

The Narthex and Bathroom Renovations

The Narthex Doors are under renovation so that the doors will line up with the aisles. So far one is finished, and it looks great! Quick progress is being made in the bathroom renovations, as well! See the pictures below of the trench in the hallway, and a short 22 second video tour of what it’s like to walk from the Administrative Hallway to the Nursery School Hallway.
Progress and Hold-ups in Construction

Progress and Hold-ups in Construction

Some great work has been finished in the Children’s Education Wing! Please take a look at the brand new carpet and painted walls! Progress is being made in construction, but it’s been a little slow. The construction crew has run into a deteriorated pier within the walls, and work in the kitchen is being held up by a mechanical subcontractor.

New Office Hours

New Office Hours Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm To help our administrative team handle the noise and chaos of the construction project, new office hours will be in effect, starting this week until the completion of the elevator. We hope this doesn’t cause too much inconvenience to the church as the busy season winds down for the summer. We’d also like to thank the congregation for your support and patience during this time. thank you, Rev. Paul Shupe
Building Update for Feb 12th

Building Update for Feb 12th

This week the construction crew at Hancock is installing rebar at the bottom of the elevator pit. This will strengthen the concrete floor of the elevator shaft. While preparing the pit, they had to re-rout some steam pipes that were in the way! In the kitchen, they are putting up drywall, and they are about a quarter finished! Soon, our building will undergo an electrical changeover, which will provide a new service with more power. Electricians are also working a new fire alarm system.
Building Update: Jan 29th

Building Update: Jan 29th

The kitchen hood is in and looks great! The next step will be to install the ductwork.  A crew continues to dig the pit at the shaft area. Gas lines have been removed and rerouted out of this area. The large window overseeing the courtyard is in the process of being trimmed. The Christian Education wing has a number of things going on: trim finish work, the new lighting is now powered and on the new panel and the old lighting has been removed.
Construction Progress as of Jan 15th

Construction Progress as of Jan 15th

Building Update regarding construction progress. Below are some of the major accomplishments achieved thus far. The progress is going according to schedule and all parties are content at this point. Electric – Change over kitchen panel EBU – emergency lighting done throughout building Lights in CE wing Panel installed in new electrical room New electrical service to Pearson panel Change over to main panel in new electrical room Set transformer pad for new electrical service Conduit installed underground from the street to the building Plumbing...
Elevator Hoistway and TV Room

Elevator Hoistway and TV Room

It’s been a long time since we’ve updated you on what’s going on behind closed doors. Here are a few pictures by Paul Topalian. New wires being installed at lower level. Dana’s Old Office! Existing floors removed for the elevator hoistway. New TV Control Room!
Lower Front Entrance Blocked. Please use the rear entrance.

Lower Front Entrance Blocked. Please use the rear entrance.

Tuesday, July 16, 2014 Building Entrance Update: Temporary walls are up, blocking off the lower front entrance. All building access will have to be through the back door, or the handicapped side entrance. Also, don’t be surprised by the large dumpster near the back door! It will only be there for the summer as the construction crew needs it close-by for heavy disposal. On Sundays, the Sanctuary doors and the handicapped side entrance will be open for morning worship. We will do our best to...