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Schedule of Interim Plans 2014-15

Schedule of Interim Plans 2014-15

As of April 2014. After Dana Allen Walsh departs for her new call on June 1st, we’ll be entering an interim period of perhaps 9-15 months as we conduct a national search for our new Minister. Just to clear up any confusion, we’ve created a schedule of Interim Plans and Ministerial Duties: April 21-May 11: Paul will take part of his vacation time May 17: Andover-Newton Graduation Day: Pam Cochrane, Courtney Jones, Becca Lockwood, and Alex Shea Will will all graduate that day! May 31-June...
Prayerful Hands

Prayerful Hands

March 27, 2014 Lenten Devotional by Pam Cochrane Do you pray with your hands?  Knitting, cooking, kneading, painting, writing, doodling, carving, digging, building, all are forms of creative prayer and meditation.   As spring emerges and Marathon Day in Boston approaches, the prayerful work of many knitters  will dawn thousands of runners as Old South Church gathers again to offer the runners blessings and scarves. “As the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing approaches, members of Boston’s Old South Church United Church of Christ...
On My Lenten Journey

On My Lenten Journey

March 26, 2014 Lenten Devotional by Pam Cochrane Have you ever taken a look at the paths you travel each day.  For many of us, the daily commute, walk, run or drive takes us on the same road, the same path often worn and predictable.  I have traveled the same roads in my car, daily, for years, actually decades  but I rarely think about all that I have missed in traveling to my destination. Often rushing, hardly conscious to even the task of driving, I...
Exceeding the Limits of Necessity!

Exceeding the Limits of Necessity!

Hancock Church Sermon – Pam Cochrane – July 14, 2013 – Luke 10:25-37 http://youtu.be/VqwOGSbHH1M Exceeding the Limits of Necessity!             In June, I had the chance to participate to the United Church of Christ History, Theology, and Polity Institute, a class for individuals seeking ordination in the United Church of Christ.  It’s a requirement.  It’s also a necessity if ministers are to be prepared for the task of preaching and teaching the covenant shared by all those who enter in relationship with our denomination.  Twelve...
Rock, Paper, Scissors: 2013 Women's Retreat

Rock, Paper, Scissors: 2013 Women’s Retreat

The 7th Annual Women’s Retreat Friday, May 3rd – Saturday, May 4th 2013 Essex Conference & Retreat Center in Essex, MA   All women, all ages, are invited to an overnight retreat at the Essex Conference & Retreat Center.  This natural oasis is nestled in the shade of the north shore and offers structured and unstructured time to the important work of tending to your soul.  Whatever nourishes you whether solitary walks, deep conversations, the company of nature, a dip in the hot tub, reading,...
Holy Week at Hancock

Holy Week at Hancock

The heart of Christian faith is experienced in compressed fashion during the seasons of Lent and Easter.  During Lent we remember the life and teachings of Jesus, and Easter is the culmination of God’s work in and through his death and resurrection.  And all comes together in Holy Week, the eight days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.  We hope that you will join us often for worship during these days. If you are thinking of joining us for the first time during Holy Week,...
The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

Hancock Church Sermon  http://youtu.be/DNh_xhYf80k Pam Cochrane March 24, 2013 Luke 12:13-31   The Road to Jerusalem:  Make way for Jesus!                          So here we are, we have traveled through Lent and find ourselves waving palms and singing Hosanna.  We have arrived, and our entrance was grand.  After all, isn’t Palm Sunday all about the “entrance?” From the Gospel of Luke we hear the story of Jesus’ entrance into the city of Jerusalem.  Bathphage and Bethany are on the east side of Jerusalem....
Mardi Gras is Coming to Hancock!  This Saturday February 2nd

Mardi Gras is Coming to Hancock! This Saturday February 2nd

  Come one, Come all!  Mardi Gras will be early at Hancock Church in 2013! Please help us celebrate at our pot-luck supper and variety show, on   Saturday, 2 February, 5:00-7:00 P.M. The festivities will start at 5 p.m. in Clark Hall with dinner and activities for children. This will be followed by a variety show featuring various folks from the Hancock Church community. Everyone is invited to contribute something tasty to the dinner and we hope many of you will also provide an...
Adult Christian Education: Upcoming Programs for Lent

Adult Christian Education: Upcoming Programs for Lent

  THE CITY in BIBLICAL SCRIPTURE–Study & Reflection Workshops An invitation to personal contemplation as we discern how God calls us to work for justice and peace in the world. Led by Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director, City Mission Society Sunday March 3rd & 10th, 11:30 a.m., Pearson Room The first explicit mention of a city is found in Genesis 4:17. And in the final book of the Bible, the Holy City appears as the bride of God in Revelation 21. The Bible has a...
A Time for Questioning

A Time for Questioning

December 13th, 2012 Advent Devotional by Pam Cochrane   A Time for Questioning! Christmas is a mood, a quality, a symbol.  It is never merely a fact.  As a fact it is a date on the calendar – to believe it is the anniversary of an event in human history.  An individual may relate himself meaningfully to the fact or the event, but that would not be Christmas. This quote by Howard Thurman is the theme of his book, “The Mood of Christmas & Other...