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Advent blog: Happiness, as easy buying a can of coke by Andrew Harris

Advent blog: Happiness, as easy buying a can of coke by Andrew Harris

This month in HYG we had an interesting discussion that I thought I’d share. In the spirit of the Christmas season, we watched a bunch of commercials and, specifically, we looked at what the commercials were selling. We watched a Coke commercial where Coke made everyone in the world happy, a gum commercial where the gum plays an integral role in a couple falling in love, and a JetBlue commercial that promised luxury, comfort, and security. These commercials lead us to believe that happiness, love,...
Great News for Courtney Jones and Becca Lockwood

Great News for Courtney Jones and Becca Lockwood

We have exciting news for both Becca Lockwood and Courtney Jones! After her successful Ecclesiastical Council, Becca has been called to serve as Youth Minister at First Parish in Gorham, Maine. She will begin her service in September. Before then, she’ll be here at Hancock over the summer. Hear her preach her last sermon on July 13th. Please send her a note of congratulations at: becca@hancockchurch.org.  Just two short months after her Ecclesiastical Council, our own Courtney Jones has been called as the first Associate...
Advent at Hancock

Advent at Hancock

Advent at Hancock 2013 View our entire Advent in Worship…Advent at Home brochure: Advent 2013 online (PDF) December 1 The First Sunday of Advent will celebrate hope in worship, and the place and role of food in our celebrations. December 8 The Second Sunday of Advent will celebrate peace in worship, and the giving of gifts through our annual Manger Sunday procession. At home, we’ll help you think about giving and receiving gifts that sustain and bring joy. December 9 Monday evening at 7:30, we’ll...
Tugboats and Midwives

Tugboats and Midwives

December 18th, 2012 Advent Devotional by Paul Shupe Tugboats and Midwives Not long ago, I saw a huge oil tanker heading into the harbor at Portland, Maine.  You couldn’t miss it.  Several hundred feet long, and dozens of feet above the waterline, it appeared, as they always do, to be immense, powerful and strong.  The Exxon Valdez taught us long ago, that these behemoths are not perfect, and not as strong as they look.  Like all things made by human hands, they’re capable of failure,...
A Season of Unexpected Surprises

A Season of Unexpected Surprises

December 5th, 2012 Advent Devotional by Dana Allen Walsh A Season of Unexpected Surprises We, like Bethlehem, are too tiny to imagine the greatness and potential that lies within us. “You Bethlehem-Ephrathah, too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule my people Israel.” (Micah 5:1 -2) We doubt that God would want to speak and act through our lives.  We are too small, too insignificant, too unfaithful for God to care about...