Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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A Mighty Cloud

A Mighty Cloud

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – August 18, 2013 – Hebrews 11:29-12:2 http://youtu.be/n-RpJffeYo4   By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace. And what more should I say? For...
What is Saving Your Life?

What is Saving Your Life?

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – June 30, 2013 – John 3:14-21 http://youtu.be/YhiujEs-Rvc “What Is Saving Your Life?” John 3:16 is perhaps the most quoted verse of the Bible. This verse has become a part of outreach campaigns, put on bumper sticks, held-up at sporting events as a testament to one’s own belief and the need for others to accept the salvation of Christ. And because we are Congregationalists, we might not have the verse memorized, so let me read it again:...
Faith In Action: Hancock Visits the Russell School in Dorchester

Faith In Action: Hancock Visits the Russell School in Dorchester

Hancock Church has worked on several projects this past year to benefit the Russell School through our relationship with City Mission Society. Gwyn Rohrer wrote up a great Faith In Action story about their last visit, and what the Russell School has been able to achieve for their students. Good morning! This past week the Christian Service Committee had the great opportunity to visit the Russell Elementary School in Dorchester. Many of you might have read about this school earlier this month in the Boston...
From Days of Youth to Days of Grey Hair

From Days of Youth to Days of Grey Hair

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – June 16, 2013 – Psalm 71:14-23 http://youtu.be/SL1KjpY_AOA           In this psalm, the poet is in distress.  Surrounded by forces that would do him harm, still he remembers that God has been steadfast with him throughout his life, from the days of his youth until his current age of grey hair, God has been a refuge for him.  And so he declares that he will continue to trust in God.  I will hope continually, and will praise you...
Son of a Preacher Mom

Son of a Preacher Mom

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – June 9, 2013 – Psalm 139:1-14 – Mark 10:13-16 http://youtu.be/mE1USzzEyYM “Son of a Preacher Mom” Before Leighton was born, we received LOTS of advice.  Most of it was well- intentioned. 1) Set an alarm clock to ring every hour all night long 2) Get a dog, it teaches you to deal with responsibility and gets you experience with poop. 3) Ready yourself for childcare, every time you go out to eat, tip the server $100 because...
Power in Brokenness

Power in Brokenness

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – June 2, 2013 – 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 http://youtu.be/80tHt8Ey06k Power In Brokeness One of the major life experiences that often happens in early adulthood that Sean and I have fortunately avoided is – the constant moving. We moved only once from Princeton to Somerville. But we are an exception. Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods are filled with people on the go.  Yesterday, June 1st is the second most popular moving day, after Sept 1st. In over 90...
Hancock PRIDE!  Make sure you join the march on Saturday June 8th!

Hancock PRIDE! Make sure you join the march on Saturday June 8th!

36th Annual Pride Interfaith Service Saturday June 8th, 2013, 10am Old South Church Copley Square, 645 Boylston Street, Boston ALL ARE WELCOME!  Help us share the message that churches still care about the disenfranchised–that Jesus’ vision for our world is one that is open and affirming of all people.  Hancock will be demonstrating our commitment as an Open and Affirming congregation.  This is who we say we are: Here at Hancock, we figure that if Jesus welcomed everyone, who are we to exclude?  So in...
Hancock and Temple Isaiah--a long lasting friendship

Hancock and Temple Isaiah–a long lasting friendship

2013 Annual Meeting Remarks from Historian Sue Rockwell   I assume that most of you have heard of Temple Isaiah, many of you have probably heard of Temple Emunah, maybe even the Chabad Center.  But have you heard of Temple Hancock? Those of you who have been around the church for a while and are over 60 may remember that from 1959 until 1963 the Temple Isaiah Congregation had nowhere to meet, so they used various facilities around town, including in a major way, Hancock...
Lexington Clergy Reflections on Gun Violence rescheduled for June 5th

Lexington Clergy Reflections on Gun Violence rescheduled for June 5th

The event originally planned for April 19th by the group Gun Rights Across America generated a flurry of local response, even before the tragedies of the Boston Marathon.   The Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association had planned a counter presence advocating peace, which will be going forward on June 5th.  Please join us!
Leaving in the Middle

Leaving in the Middle

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – May 26, 2013 – Deuteronomy 34:1-12 http://youtu.be/AeVRxAs4sC8           Listen, as we learn of the death of Moses, the great prophet through whom God brought forth the liberation of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt, but who died just before the moment of final vindication, in sight of the Promised Land. Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the Lord showed him the...