The Widening the Welcome Grant Committee invites proposals for grants from Hancock Church’s Widening the Welcome Fund. This fund, established in June 2016 with proceeds from our recent Growing for Good Capital Campaign, was created to encourage innovative ideas that grow Hancock Church by attracting new friends and by deepening connections with those who have already found us.

If you have an idea for widening the welcome here at Hancock and need funds to implement it, we encourage you to apply, whether you are a member of a church committee, a member of our staff, or just someone with a new idea; whether you’ve been a member of Hancock for 50 years or just started coming last month. The only requirements are that you are a member of the Hancock community and that you’re willing to do the work yourself or organize others to work with you to accomplish your goal.

There are two application deadlines each year, and a compelling idea in need of quick funding will be considered anytime. Download an application packet to learn more and get started.

Questions? E-mail us at or contact any member of the Widening the Welcome Grant Committee:

Susan McClements, co-chair,, 617-480- 9870

Charlie Wyman, co-chair,, 781-861- 1929

Chris McEwen

Carmen Ramos-Kalsow, moderator

Paul Shupe, Senior Minister