Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Interfaith Garden Set to Grow!

Interfaith Garden Set to Grow!

Don’t Second Guess Carla! I have to admit, I had my doubts that we would actually be able to work at the Interfaith Garden this afternoon as scheduled.  On Saturday, in the face of the snow storm forecast of 5-6 inches to fall Sunday night into Monday mid-day, Carla says she expected we would be working on Tuesday, even though our next scheduled volunteer time would be less than 28 hrs after snow was expected to end dumping its inches. At 10:30 this morning I walked by and the garden was...
Interfaith Garden Opens March 19th

Interfaith Garden Opens March 19th

    Mark has already looked back at prior years and found that our first day this year fits the pattern of opening within a week of the first day of Spring…. March 19 Report      
Our 'Habitat for Hancock' Angels

Our ‘Habitat for Hancock’ Angels

Sixteen Habitat for Hancock angels put in 80 hours of volunteer work this four day weekend to completely renovate the dining room storage closet! The storage space was emptied, cleaned, patched, sanded, primed, painted, sorted, and reorganized from the ceiling to the floor, and a broken electrical outlet was replaced. It is now sparkling, fresh-smelling, safe, and very efficiently organized. Thank you angels so much for sharing your time and your talent. For the cost of one gallon of paint and a couple rollers, they were able to...
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...
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
Work Day, Nov. 15

Work Day, Nov. 15

Join members of the Prudential Committee on Saturday, November 15th from 9am to 1pm for an indoor/outdoor work day. No special skills required–just the desire to roll up your sleeves and join friends of Hancock working on some maintenance, cleaning and repair projects inside and outside the church. Join us for part of the time or for the entire morning. Check in at the Pearson Room when you arrive to see what needs to be done. Questions?  Contact Susan McClements or the Church Office. Work Days are also...
Volunteer for the Interfaith Garden

Volunteer for the Interfaith Garden

Last Saturday, 7 hardworking members from Redeemer, First Baptist, Lexington Methodist, Pilgrim, and Hancock harvested 218.5 lbs of produce! That’s four carts!  Come join us! No experience needed. Hancock is scheduled to next work:   Sat, 9/16, 4:30-6pm Sat, 9/27, 8-9:30am Sat, 10/4, 8-9:30am Sat, 10/18, 8:30-10am Sat, 10/24, 8:30-10am To sign up or get more info, contact Amy Swanson. READ THE ENTIRE REPORT HERE: Garden Report_2014_09_06