Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Peter Meek

A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Peter Meek

A memorial service celebrating the life of Peter Meek will be held at Hancock UCC on Saturday, March 26, at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow.  Those who can walk comfortably are encouraged to park at St. Brigid’s Church, and leave our parking lot and spaces nearby for others who might need them more.  Peter’s obituary can be read here:http://concordfuneral.tributes.com/obituary/read/Peter-Hunt-Meek-103389448We continue our prayers for his daughter Amy, sister Sheila, and for all who knew and loved Peter.
An Epic Journey with the Theia Piano Trio

An Epic Journey with the Theia Piano Trio

An Epic Journey with the Theia Piano Trio Trio to Perform on Hancock Concert Series   LEXINGTON, MA–Take an “Epic Journey” this April with the virtuoso Theia Piano Trio. The Trio will be performing as part of the Hancock Concert Series on Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at Hancock Church in Lexington. “Epic Journey” will take us from Russia to to Argentina with works by Tschaikovsky and Piazzolla. Featured will be P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio op. 50 in A-minor and Astor Piazzolla’s complete cycle...
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...
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!
The Newells: A Hancock Family

The Newells: A Hancock Family

 Written, researched, and submitted by Hancock Assistant Historian, Bruce Stone The story of the Newell family, which covers the later decades of the 19th century and most of the 20th, began with Arthur Newell and Mary Greeley. Arthur Webster Newell was born on January 30, 1854 and grew up in Chelsea MA. Because his parents were poor, Arthur Newell was not able to go beyond secondary school. However, he was intelligent, quick, serious, and diligent. After finishing his education, he went to work in a...
O, Mercy, Mercy, Me

O, Mercy, Mercy, Me

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – May 12, 2013 – Isaiah 55:6-13 Romans 12:3-5 http://youtu.be/b8UFbsMxgG0   Isaiah 55:6-13     The prophet Isaiah exhorts the people to turn once more toward God, and to seek God’s mercy.  God’s purposes are not thwarted, and God seeks partners to join in the work that God has begun. Seek the Lord while he may be found,
call upon him while he is near; 
let the wicked forsake their way,
 and the unrighteous their thoughts;
let them return to the Lord, that he...
Hancock's Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort recognized as Outstanding by the Fuller Center!

Hancock’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort recognized as Outstanding by the Fuller Center!

In May of 2013, Hancock sent 11 hard-working adults to regions of New Jersey most devastated by Hurricane Sandy the previous fall.  For a full week they hung sheet rock, painted, and installed flooring.  They found that through this work, their friendships with one another were strengthened, their commitment to social justice was renewed, and their gratitude was expanded and refreshed. At the end of the trip, our team was recognized by the Fuller Center as an exceptionally well-organized volunteer group. From the Fuller Center...
Yearning to Be Somewhere You're Not

Yearning to Be Somewhere You’re Not

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Sarah Drummond – May 5, 2013 – Acts 16:9-15 http://youtu.be/8yNrG1z3kGg