Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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A Sacred Conversation on Race

A Sacred Conversation on Race

Photo from the MLK Day March for Justice. Click on photo to read more about it on Boston.com. On Thursday, January 28th at 7:30 pm, UCC Burlington will be hosting a Sacred Conversation on Race. The conversation will be led by a trained facilitator of the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC. Our Congregational Care Coordinator, Nancy Rottman will be attending and invites any and all to join her. If you are interested, please RSVP to UCC Burlington by emailing RevWells@UCCBurlington.org.  If you would like to...
March 30 Collection: One Great Hour of Sharing

March 30 Collection: One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing On Sunday, March 30, Hancock will take the Lenten offering for One Great Hour of Sharing® (OGHS). OGHS is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development, often referred to as missions. An envelope for your gift will be enclosed in the bulletins for Sunday, March 23 and 30th. Envelopes are also available in the narthex. Please give generously to this important cause. “For almost seven decades now, nine denominations in the U.S.,...
Hancock has already fully divested from 3 fossil fuel funds!

Hancock has already fully divested from 3 fossil fuel funds!

Hancock’s Endowment Committee Responds to the UCC Fossil Fuel Resolution   In July 2013 the 29th General Synod of the UCC approved a resolution on the subject of fossil fuel submitted by the Massachusetts Conference.  In areas of relevance to the Permanent Endowment at Hancock Church and its investments, the resolution called for UCC churches to “reduce our complicity with the fossil fuel industry,” to “seek out fossil fuel free investment vehicles,” and otherwise to “recognize the moral mandate for humanity to shift to a...
Hancock PRIDE!  Make sure you join the march on Saturday June 8th!

Hancock PRIDE! Make sure you join the march on Saturday June 8th!

36th Annual Pride Interfaith Service Saturday June 8th, 2013, 10am Old South Church Copley Square, 645 Boylston Street, Boston ALL ARE WELCOME!  Help us share the message that churches still care about the disenfranchised–that Jesus’ vision for our world is one that is open and affirming of all people.  Hancock will be demonstrating our commitment as an Open and Affirming congregation.  This is who we say we are: Here at Hancock, we figure that if Jesus welcomed everyone, who are we to exclude?  So in...
Hancock and Temple Isaiah--a long lasting friendship

Hancock and Temple Isaiah–a long lasting friendship

2013 Annual Meeting Remarks from Historian Sue Rockwell   I assume that most of you have heard of Temple Isaiah, many of you have probably heard of Temple Emunah, maybe even the Chabad Center.  But have you heard of Temple Hancock? Those of you who have been around the church for a while and are over 60 may remember that from 1959 until 1963 the Temple Isaiah Congregation had nowhere to meet, so they used various facilities around town, including in a major way, Hancock...
Lexington Clergy Reflections on Gun Violence rescheduled for June 5th

Lexington Clergy Reflections on Gun Violence rescheduled for June 5th

The event originally planned for April 19th by the group Gun Rights Across America generated a flurry of local response, even before the tragedies of the Boston Marathon.   The Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association had planned a counter presence advocating peace, which will be going forward on June 5th.  Please join us!
The Newells: A Hancock Family

The Newells: A Hancock Family

 Written, researched, and submitted by Hancock Assistant Historian, Bruce Stone The story of the Newell family, which covers the later decades of the 19th century and most of the 20th, began with Arthur Newell and Mary Greeley. Arthur Webster Newell was born on January 30, 1854 and grew up in Chelsea MA. Because his parents were poor, Arthur Newell was not able to go beyond secondary school. However, he was intelligent, quick, serious, and diligent. After finishing his education, he went to work in a...
2013 Boston Pride Parade and Interfaith Coallition

2013 Boston Pride Parade and Interfaith Coallition

Join Hancock in demonstrating our spirit of acceptance! 36th Annual Pride Interfaith Service Saturday June 8th, 2013, 10am Old South Church Copley Square, 645 Boylston Street, Boston In 1977, LGBTQ people of faith realized that something important was missing from the Boston Pride Festival. While the community gathered to celebrate its social and political accomplishments, it wasn’t gathering to honor the faith and spirituality that was growing in its heart. Each year that heart continues to grow! The Pride Interfaith Coalition is honored to announce...
O, Mercy, Mercy, Me

O, Mercy, Mercy, Me

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – May 12, 2013 – Isaiah 55:6-13 Romans 12:3-5 http://youtu.be/b8UFbsMxgG0   Isaiah 55:6-13     The prophet Isaiah exhorts the people to turn once more toward God, and to seek God’s mercy.  God’s purposes are not thwarted, and God seeks partners to join in the work that God has begun. Seek the Lord while he may be found,
call upon him while he is near; 
let the wicked forsake their way,
 and the unrighteous their thoughts;
let them return to the Lord, that he...
Hancock's Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort recognized as Outstanding by the Fuller Center!

Hancock’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort recognized as Outstanding by the Fuller Center!

In May of 2013, Hancock sent 11 hard-working adults to regions of New Jersey most devastated by Hurricane Sandy the previous fall.  For a full week they hung sheet rock, painted, and installed flooring.  They found that through this work, their friendships with one another were strengthened, their commitment to social justice was renewed, and their gratitude was expanded and refreshed. At the end of the trip, our team was recognized by the Fuller Center as an exceptionally well-organized volunteer group. From the Fuller Center...