Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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Lexington Choral Festival

Lexington Choral Festival

Due to inclement weather, this event has been POSTPONED. A new performance date will be announced as soon as possible. Hosted by Hancock Church 1912 Massachusetts Ave, on the Green Join us Sunday, February 12, 2017, for a spectacular afternoon of choral music sung by various faith communities across Lexington: Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, and Hindu! Admission is free. A reception will follow. Featuring: Bhakti Center of Lexington Church of Our Redeemer Episcopal First Baptist Church First Parish Unitarian Universalist Hancock United Church of Christ Lexington...
Feeling Stumped

Feeling Stumped

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – December 8, 2013 – Isaiah 11:1-10 http://youtu.be/oitVlEo1ddg “Feeling Stumped” Yesterday, Sean and I brought Leighton to buy his first Christmas tree from a local tree lot. It was not the most idyllic experience, the nearby, graffitied town pool has been turned into a tree lot for the month of December and that’s where our tree came from. There wasn’t sleigh bells and snowfall, but it did the job. How many of you have gotten your Christmas...
Sign up now for this year's service trip to Panama!

Sign up now for this year’s service trip to Panama!

Join Sustainable Harvest International and other Hancock Church members for a hands-on, educational service trip in Panama. Live and work with local families who are learning how to use organic and sustainable farming techniques to improve their lives and restore tropical forests. Learn how farmers have improved family nutrition and are hoping to increase household income from increased crop variety and yield. Join Sustainable Harvest International and other Hancock Church members for a hands-on, educational service trip in Panama The Trip: Travel to Tranquilla, Panama...
What's Wrong with Being Right?

What’s Wrong with Being Right?

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – October 27, 2013 – Luke 18:9-14 http://youtu.be/XEaK4ELK2Os “What’s Wrong With Being Right?” So this guy buys himself a parrot. The pet store owner warned him that this parrot was obnoxious, and sure enough, as soon as they got home, the parrot started talking and wouldn’t be quiet. And the words he used are ones I can’t use here in church. The parrot cursed and screached and yelled obscenities. The owner tried to teach him new words,...
Wrapped in Abundant Love

Wrapped in Abundant Love

Hancock Church Sermon – Pam Cochrane – October 13, 2013 – II Timothy 1:3-14 http://youtu.be/nROEVgjKdxM    “Wrapped in Abundant Love” One afternoon, just a week or so ago, I made it home as the sun was getting low in the sky and took my dog Cayenne out to the backyard. Usually we head right out for a walk but that today I needed to find some sunlight and blue sky and just be. It had been one of those days where nothing seems to flow and all...
New Adult Education Class: Learning in the Living Room

New Adult Education Class: Learning in the Living Room

New Adult Ed Class: Learning in the Living Room Every Wednesday, 7:30-9 pm, Sept 25 through Nov 6   This fall, the Adult Education Committee is offering six Wednesday evening house gatherings as an opportunity for learning and fellowship. A different member of our staff will lead each gathering. We will cover a different topic every week, begin with a brief overview and then continue with a discussion. You are welcome to come to one gathering, a few, or all six! No homework and no...
Waiting Expectantly

Waiting Expectantly

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – September 22, 2013 – Habbakuk 2:1-4 http://youtu.be/s7Xj14QE_as “Waiting Expectantly” In this short, four-chapter book from the Hebrew Bible, Habakkuk is reacting to what he sees in the world around him.  The injustice.  The indignity.  The pain.  We don’t need to witness the destruction of the Babylonians to imagine such a time.  Sadly, our modern world has plenty of its own injustices that leave us searching and wondering.  This morning, I begin by sharing three stories I...
In Us, Through Us, With Us, By Us

In Us, Through Us, With Us, By Us

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – September 15, 2013 – Isaiah 40:28-31 http://youtu.be/zo45aXr-Kxg “In Us, Through Us, With Us, By Us”        Sometimes the best news isn’t news at all. That seems to be one of the premises of one a very popular book, one read again and again by people of all ages, translated into many languages, enjoyed by many cultures over the course of many years. I speak, of course, of The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown. In this venerable...
Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – September 8, 2013 – Genesis 1:20-25 http://youtu.be/yJtoEwujejc “Out of Chaos” There’s a story about a woman brings a very limp duck into the veterinarian’s office. As she lays her pet on the table, the vet pulls out his stethoscope and listens to the bird’s chest. After a moment or two, the vet shakes his head and sadly says, “I’m sorry, your duck, Cuddles has passed away.” The woman asks,” Are you sure?” “Yes, I am sure....
Standing Up Straight

Standing Up Straight

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – August 25, 2013 – Luke 13:10-17 http://youtu.be/eJvx5feB9mg “Standing Up Straight” Since moving from the suburbs of New Jersey to the city of Boston, I’ve had lots of visitors – eager to take in a Sox game, walk the freedom trail, enjoy a lobstah or a stroll through Harvard Yard. Now, some of the visitors are comfortable with city life – others are not. Certainly, things like the T,  the rotaries, the crosswalks are confusing and different....