Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Not Too Late to Contribute to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico!

Not Too Late to Contribute to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico!

  Donate now! A Container of Mercy During this Advent season we are filled with gratitude for the many contributions to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico.  The 45-foot container truck departed Lexington on November 14 filled with humanitarian aid for our friends in Puerto Rico.  The container arrived in the Port of San Juan on Thursday, November 30. Carmen Ramos-Kalsow, Susan McClements, and Robin DiGiammarino traveled to Puerto Rico to ensure the delivery of the humanitarian aid to our trusted partners in Aguadilla and Cabo Rojo, two...
Adult Mission Trip

Adult Mission Trip

The Fuller Center for Housing Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2016 has been announced! Three new homes and 2 rehabs will be completed by volunteers September 18-23, 2016 in City of the Valley, Alabama so that five families have a safe and decent place to call home. Two of our favorite house captains will be returning this year to lead one of the rehabs. Several Hancock members will be going to lend a hand. If you have ever been jealous that HYG’ers were the only ones able to...
May and June Interfaith Gardeners Needed

May and June Interfaith Gardeners Needed

Since 2010, Interfaith Garden volunteers have grown and delivered fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit to Lexington’s Food Pantry. Each growing season, volunteers of all ages from12 faith communities and also local service groups work and learn together while planting, tending and harvesting organically grown produce. Hancock Church provides volunteers once or twice a month, late March through October. Many families enjoy gardening together—and wheeling over carts of harvested produce to Lexington Food Pantry on Saturday mornings. Hancock teams will be working at the garden, located near Lexington Green, on: Saturday, May...
Interfaith Garden Report

Interfaith Garden Report

Saturday, April 23, 2016 Volunteers from First Baptist, Chinese Bible Church, and Hancock helped this morning…. Garden Report 2016_04_23-5
Interfaith Garden Update

Interfaith Garden Update

Journal Entry April 9, 2016 Protecting Our Bees  We had another wonderful day at the garden this morning, including two delightful helpers from Fiske School. We have started planting! We are getting two new hives of bees for the garden soon – thanks to the very generous donation from one our garden volunteers! We started the process of moving the bee hive location from behind the barn to just behind the peach tree, where Carla hopes the bees will do better. We also have good...
Interfaith Garden Gets Ready to Grow!

Interfaith Garden Gets Ready to Grow!

Volunteers came from the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston, Hancock, and Grace Chapel. The weather was cool and drizzly. On Saturday, I only stopped by for a short while so don’t know all the tasks accomplished. I do know that with the forecast of snow in the offing, Carla wanted to get more manure spread. It’s better to have it under the snow, then over the snow! So more manure was spread… April 2 Entry  
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...
A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Peter Meek

A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Peter Meek

A memorial service celebrating the life of Peter Meek will be held at Hancock UCC on Saturday, March 26, at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow.  Those who can walk comfortably are encouraged to park at St. Brigid’s Church, and leave our parking lot and spaces nearby for others who might need them more.  Peter’s obituary can be read here:http://concordfuneral.tributes.com/obituary/read/Peter-Hunt-Meek-103389448We continue our prayers for his daughter Amy, sister Sheila, and for all who knew and loved Peter.
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      
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...