Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.  Welcome home.

We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior, and acknowledge him head of the church.

 

We look to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world.

 

We claim as our own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers. 

 

In accordance with the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, we recognize two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion.    - from The United Church of Christ

 

"In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God's new heaven and new earth praying, 'Come, Lord Jesus.'"  - From "A Brief Statement of Faith" Presbyterian Church USA

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October 26, 2015

Hancock Church Sermon
Adam Hearlson
July 6, 2014

October 26, 2015

Christy Lang Hearlson is an ordained Presbyterian pastor and a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology in Christian Education and Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her doctoral research focuses on how American adolescent girls make sense of and use the Bibl...

October 26, 2015

Creatively interpreting Jesus was a momentary bigot, Rev Bev concludes we can open our eyes to racism. And, although it will break our hearts, we will repent and move toward justice. This is a response to the national “Day of Confession, Repentance, Prayer, and Commitm...

“What do you want me to do for you?” Imagine that question to you, just you. Never mind the crowd who told you to be quiet. Never mind the past, how you got here, how long you have been beside the way. Jesus, standing still, waiting for you to come to him, asks, “What...

October 26, 2015

 

The theme in my church this Lenten season is reconciliation.  During each of the six weeks a different topic will be discussed and for each of those topics an artist will hang a banner in the church which depicts that topic.  The worship committee suggested that I des...

September 25, 2015

 

I believe you can find meaning and purpose in almost any kind of work if you look hard enough. But, there’s a danger in sacrificing your life to it, and making your job synonymous with your personal identity.

The Psalmist, in the longest Psalm in the book, writes tha...

September 25, 2015

 

When the letter of the law gets in the way of the Spirit of praise, when the rules are used to elevate oneself over others, when those who love God so much they can't help it get beaten down by those who are and must always be "right", Jesus gets mad.  Against the pin...

September 25, 2015

"O Lord—how long?" can just be a prayer for patience in places like the airport or the department of motor vehicles. But in Psalm 6, "O Lord—how long?" is a prayer of fear and pain: "My soul also is struck with terror, while you, O Lord—how long?" This prayer doesn't a...

September 25, 2015

 

One form of self-renunciation that feels real, if hard, important and Jesus-like, is to give up on being the grim bookkeeper working away at keeping the ledgers of life’s rights and wrongs on everyone else. Throw out the books. Close the accounts.  Renounce your need...

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