Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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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...
Lexington Food Pantry

Lexington Food Pantry

  LEXINGTON FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS OF FOOD AND VOLUNTEER TIME! Now that the holidays are over, let’s not forget the continuing need for nourishing food, especially during the colder months.  The Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry and its clients rely on the generous donation of food, funds, and volunteer time, from members of many Lexington organizations including Hancock Church. The work done by the Pantry’s director and many volunteers serves clientele such as elderly residents, single adults, and families with young children, who rely on assistance...
Screening and Discussion of Waking in Oak Creek

Screening and Discussion of Waking in Oak Creek

On Wednesday, January 27 at 6pm, community action group BRIDGES is hosting a screening and discussion of the film Waking in Oak Creek at the Depot in Lexington Center. This is a community action event and will be attended by community leaders, government officials, and the general public. This event will include a panel discussion to follow, facilitated by Patrice O’Neill, Executive Producer and CEO of Not In Our Town Productions. Film subjects Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis will be in attendance. RSVP is requested...
Lexington MLK Day

Lexington MLK Day

This year, the Town of Lexington commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with its third annual family-friendly day of volunteer activities supporting the underserved. Come lend a hand. Last year we had almost 400 volunteers make a difference in the lives of more than 1,000 people. It’s amazing what a community can do! Events begin at 9:​00 am with an interfaith discussion about race at Grace Chapel (59 Worthen Road, Lexington). At 11:00 am, join us on the Unity Walk from the Minuteman Statue on the Lexington Green to Cary Memorial...
The Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry

The Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry

How To Feed a Stranger The Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry provides sustaining food to families and individuals on a weekly basis.  Hancock Church has supported this organization for many years, both with volunteers and with food distributed by the Food Pantry to strangers and neighbors in our community who must rely on the generosity of strangers – us – for assistance in meeting basic food needs. The work done by the Pantry’s director and many volunteers serves clientele such as elderly residents, single adults, and...
Lex Eat Together

Lex Eat Together

“It is a little known, painful and rarely-acknowledged truth that some of our neighbors sometimes go to bed hungry.  Thankfully, Lex Eat Together gives us the chance both to feed those in need and to reunite our community” – Representative Jay Kaufman   Many people in Lexington struggle with not having enough food for themselves and their families.  Census data tells us that about 1200 people in Lexington live below the poverty line, and another 3000 people live between the poverty line and the income level...
Come Join the Interfaith Garden!

Come Join the Interfaith Garden!

Hancock helps maintain a garden growing produce for the Lexington Food Pantry. From March thru October we work along with members of other faith communities in a backyard garden in Lexington Center. We plant, weed, chat (a lot) and nurture this garden. On Saturdays we harvest and deliver that same morning to the Pantry. Our produce is added to donations from other giving gardens. Here is a thank you from the director of the Food Pantry: * * * “…Now on a Saturday morning, the...
Colonial Times on the Food Pantry and Interfaith Garden

Colonial Times on the Food Pantry and Interfaith Garden

Text: With the arrival of the growing season came an abundance of produce available to the Lexington Food Pantry. Now on a Saturday morning, the Food Pantry clients can experience that which they otherwise probably could not. Each week 3-5 tables are laden with a wide variety of fresh produce made possible by contributors both old and new. The Lexington Interfaith Garden, which last year produced literally a ton of produce for the Pantry, continues on. The Giving Garden at the Church of Our Redeemer...
Interfaith Garden Report for August 2015

Interfaith Garden Report for August 2015

What's New At the Lexington Food Pantry?

What’s New At the Lexington Food Pantry?

Normally I report on the Interfaith Garden, but this week I was one of 4 Hancock volunteers at the Lexington Food Pantry. So instead of dropping off freshly harvested vegetables and herbs from the Interfaith Garden, I helped distribute rice, prepackaged meals and soup directly to the families in need. The other Hancock volunteers handled other staples, like pasta, cereal, peanut butter, etc. At the end of the morning, we received an update from Carolyn Wortman, longtime volunteer Pantry coordinator, about what is new at...