Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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An Open Letter from Lexington Clergy Regarding the Orlando Shootings

An Open Letter from Lexington Clergy Regarding the Orlando Shootings

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., we mourn the tragic loss of life. We hold in our hearts the families and friends whose grief is devastating and loss is beyond words. Yet again, we are sickened by the deadly confluence of hatred coupled with powerful weapons turned against innocent human beings. We stand in solidarity with our GLBTQ family, friends and neighbors. We affirm that our faith communities are safe and loving places...
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 25th

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Nov. 25th

**UPDATE** What a a beautiful service it was! Thank you to everyone at Hancock who helped make this possible.   All are invited to join the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association (LICA) in our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service to be held Tuesday, November 25th, at 7:30 pm at Hancock United Church of Christ, on the Green. Refreshments and conversation will follow the service. “Our Interfaith Service is a tradition of several decades,” said Rabbi Jill Perlman of Temple Isaiah and a Co-President of LICA. “It is...
Interfaith Garden: next session Oct. 25th!

Interfaith Garden: next session Oct. 25th!

The 30+ pounds harvested last Saturday brings the season’s total to 1,991 pounds so far this year, well above our prior best of 1,637. The good weather, crop rotation and care under the tutelage of Carla has made for a remarkable year. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this project so successful. Sat      10/25/14         8:30 to 10am For more information contact Laurel Cooley at cooley.laurel1@gmail.com. Read the latest garden report here: Garden Report_2014_10_18
Interfaith Garden: A Great Family Outing!

Interfaith Garden: A Great Family Outing!

Last Sunday, Hancock Church children, youth and adults stopped by Interfaith Garden to see what’s growing. All learned more about growing vegetables, herbs and fruit-from seed or seedling and tending to harvest. Interfaith Garden volunteering makes an ideal family outing. Kids enjoy gardening alongside people of all ages-and wheeling produce-filled carts to Lexington’s Food Pantry on Saturday mornings during harvest season! Hancock Church teams work twice a month in the garden, from late March through October. Parking is available at First Parish Church. No green...
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....
The First Day of Spring means... Gardening!

The First Day of Spring means… Gardening!

Interfaith Garden ready to open for 4th Season!  Want to be part of this rewarding project? The Interfaith Garden is set to open in the next week, starting with clearing the debris of winter and prepping the soil so fresh produce can be grown and donated to the Lexington Food Pantry.  Last year 1,637 pounds of vegetables and herbs were delivered, all accomplished with volunteer labor from 13 supporting congregations of faith and friends from the local community.  Hancock regularly sends a few people over...