Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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Open and Affirming

Open and Affirming

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – April 28, 2013 – Acts 11:1-18 http://youtu.be/el5v_p4yofk   April 28, 2013   Fifth Sunday of Easter   Acts 11:1-18     Listen, as Peter and the early church wrestle with a question concerning membership in the early community: can Gentiles be included as well as Jews?  Peter is given a vision that opens the doors to an open church. Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God....
Youth Sermons from our Youth Group Seniors

Youth Sermons from our Youth Group Seniors

Hancock Church Youth Sunday Sermon  – Russell Gens April 21, 2013 http://youtu.be/qIl4lIz-1Us   Shared Perspectives   What is perspective? Messrs Meriam and Webster define it as “the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.” Sounds pretty important. I think we could all benefit from some true relations and relative importance. Unfortunately, speaking as a someone who has lived his whole life in the little blue and gold bubble that is Lexington, I feel perspective is one thing I have an acute lack...
A Message Home, with Love, from Neon

A Message Home, with Love, from Neon

  After a great day of rest and relaxation, the kids are gearing up for another day of hard labor in Neon:) The weather at 9am: Clear and 66 degrees with a high of about 80.  UV index 8 (!) wear sunscreen, kids! We look forward to more updates about their work and experiences.  
Gun Rights, April 19th Rally on the Battlegreen, and LICA's Response

Gun Rights, April 19th Rally on the Battlegreen, and LICA’s Response

Update as of April 17th: Concerned for public safety in the wake of the horrifying events at the Boston Marathon, the Board of Selectmen of Lexington have imposed a moratorium on all public rallies on the Green between now and May 1.  The Gun Rights Across America rally planned for this Friday, April 19, will not take place.  Honoring our town leaders, all the community groups, including the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association and LexCommonSense that had scheduled events for that day, have all postponed them....
Update from HYG in Kentucky

Update from HYG in Kentucky

Hancock Seminarian and trip leader Becca Lockwood reported to the church offices today.  All HYG-ers and adult chaperones are healthy and tired after two days of physical labor in hot, sunny Kentucky! The bus trip went smoothly–20 hours never seemed so short!  The group watched movies, and the adults slept while the kids played music–saving up their energy for the week ahead! When they arrived in Neon on Saturday, the Hancock group received an orientation and safety training from one of the worksite foremen, Harrison. ...
It's Not the End, but You Can See It From Here

It’s Not the End, but You Can See It From Here

Hancock Church Easter Sunday Sermon  http://youtu.be/mxkn1PHC9Co Rev. Paul Shupe April 14, 2013 Genesis 1:31-2:3     This passage concludes the first of the great creation narratives from Genesis, and depicts God at rest on the seventh day of creation, fixing the Sabbath as a day of rest for both creator and the creatures. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and...
Two Study Group offerings this Eastertide with Hancock Seminarians

Two Study Group offerings this Eastertide with Hancock Seminarians

Contemplative Practice within our Christian Tradition Becca Lockwood, Hancock Seminarian This study group will meet Tuesday Evenings at 7:00pm starting April 23rd–Will meet 4/23 in the Wilson Room, and 4/30, 5/2, 5/9, and 5/16 in the Pearson Room Join others as we focus on contemplative practices within our Christian tradition.  We will explore the meanings and experience of three specific practices: centering prayer/meditation, lectio divina, and finding our inner spiritual artist. This group will seek to discover which contemplative practice we as individuals gravitate towards....
Report from the Interfaith Garden, April 6th 2013

Report from the Interfaith Garden, April 6th 2013

From Hancock Gardener Amy Swanson: Report from the Interfaith Garden April 6th 2013   Volunteers from Church of our Redeemer, Hancock and Lexington Methodist Weather:  Sunny in the mid-40s but with the wind, it was definitely multiple- layers-and-hat kind of weather Last week was all about getting the winter detritus out of the garden and doing other sorts of prep work, like mending fences and cleaning tools.  The focus of this Saturday’s work was to spread a first layer of composted manure on the garden....
Embracing Uncertainty

Embracing Uncertainty

Hancock Church Sermon  http://youtu.be/bYHQuoehBMY Becca Lockwood April 7, 2013 John 20:19-31 Embracing Uncertainty     What if I told you that Thomas is a faithful disciple. What if I told you that the title usually given to Thomas, “Doubting Thomas” is a potentially inaccurate interpretation of this text? What if I told you that Thomas is brave. What if I told you that the author of John is actually lifting up Thomas? But who am I? Why would you take my word for it? What does...
Women of the Greatest Generation

Women of the Greatest Generation

  Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30 as we discuss Women of the Greatest Generation, Stories of Faith, Hope, Love and Courage. This two volume anthology was created by Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle and Hancock’s own Rev. Nancy Reed. Fran and and Nancy will share their process and they collected stories about the lives of women who lived through the Second World War. You will hear the stories of a woman who raised rats for penicillin experiments, and another who was the first...