We have learned that people like to explore their faith and interact with a faith community in all types of ways. Some like the quiet, supportive, recharging energy of the worship service. Others like to explore their faith over a shared meal, or through volunteering for a community event that benefits others. Some like the more intimate setting of a fellowship group or book group. We encourge you to participate in the way that feels right to you. 

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you,

you also should love one another. (John 13:34)


There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female,

for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)


We, the First Congregational Church of Hancock, United Church of Christ, affirm that we embrace the need to be a diverse, fully-inclusive congregation. We attest that we are an Open and Affirming church, believing that each and every one of us is created in God’s image. Based on the above scriptures, we celebrate all and affirm the dignity and worth of every person.

All are welcome to participate fully in the life and mission of this church, including people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, ages, races, cultures, family configurations, economic circumstances, physical, cognitive or emotional abilities, education, or spiritual background. 

We seek to grow together in a safe and nurturing community of Christian faith. We strive to demonstrate in all ways that, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We commit ourselves to the ongoing work of being an Open and Affirming congregation, one that lives out the teachings of Christ and believes that God is still speaking to us.


United Church of Christ, UCC