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September 21 - October 5, 2018

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Shul of NY Shabbat Services Friday, September 21, 2018  /  6:30pm  /  106-Social Hall The Shul of New York meets for Shabbat services on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month in the Social Hall in the annex building of Middle Church. Services begin at 6:30pm and end between 8:00 and 8:30pm. More Information

Narcotics Anonymous: It's About to Change Friday, September 21, 2018  /  8:00pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

Narcotics Anonymous: Finally Found a Home Friday, September 21, 2018  /  9:00pm  /  404-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

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Middle Mixer: Hike in Beacon Saturday, September 22, 2018  /  9:30am  /  Offsite Celebrate the last official day of summer with an inter-generational group of Middle folks hiking together in Beacon, NY. This hike is open to all ages and abilities and is a wonderful way to connect with a variety of people from Middle while enjoy…

Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, September 22, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, September 22, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, September 22, 2018  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Closed discussion. Go to AA.org for more information.

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Wee Care (Infant to Age 4) Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  9:15am  /  301-Nursery Caregivers provide a safe space for the youngest members of our congregation to begin learning about the Bible through stories, crafts, and activities.

Butterfly Meal Preparation Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  9:30am  /  106-Social Hall Help prepare bag lunches for the hungry in local parks. 

Celebration! Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  9:30am  /  Sanctuary

Join the Movement! Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  10:30am  /  Sanctuary After worship, learn more about what it means to become a member of Middle Church from Middle staff. Information about volunteer opportunities and an opportunity to Join will also be available.

Community Hour Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  10:30am  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

YOUTH in the Middle (Grades 6-12) Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  10:35am  /  3rd Floor Youth Room Middle and high school students engage in honest conversations, service-learning projects, and creative responses to connect faith and justice. Visit middlechurch.org/youth for info on additional events throughout the year! Meets on the 2nd and …

New Member Orientation (2 Parts) Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  10:35am  /  501-Parlor Whether you worship at 9:30 or 11:45, join Jacqui, Rob, and Bertram for a two-part New Member Orientation between the celebrations. New members will be welcomed at both worship celebrations on September 23. RSVP to Nathan at njohnson@middlechurch.org…

Dads in the Middle Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  10:35am  /  C20-Conference Room This group gathers to deepen connection and grow spiritually by focusing on the parenting journey and its intersection with faith. How has being a dad deepened your faith? How has it challenged it? Spend time every month with other fathers sharing …

Moms in the Middle Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  10:35am  /  501-Parlor This group gathers to deepen connection and grow spiritually by focusing on the parenting journey and its intersection with faith. How has being a mom deepened your faith? How has it challenged it? Spend time every month with other mothers sharing …

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K-5) Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  10:35am  /  3rd Floor Studio Elementary students and their instructors explore the Bible through interactive lessons, creative games, and art projects to learn about faith and justice. Families are invited to worship together at either 9:30am or 11:45am. Parents/guardians …

BIBLE in the Middle (Adult Education) Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  10:50am  /  404-Studio Bible study exploring this Sunday's text and sermon themes. On most Sundays throughout the year, you can join lively conversations exploring scripture for deeper meaning in our lives in between our two worships. This year, we are inviting Midd…

Celebration! Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  11:45am  /  Sanctuary Our worship is a celebration that encourages a more-than-Sunday-morning faith! Walk up our steps on Second Avenue and experience a warm, radical welcome from the greeters at the door and the folk in the pews. Our liturgy and worship will feel famil…

Community Hour Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

Join the Movement! Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  Sanctuary After worship, learn more about what it means to become a member of Middle Church from Middle staff. Information about volunteer opportunities and an opportunity to Join will also be available.

Butterfly Meal Distribution Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  Offsite Help distribute bag lunches for the hungry in local parks. 

Village Chorus for Children & Youth Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  1:00pm  /  C27-Community Room The Village Chorus for Children and Youth explores a diverse repertoire from many cultures. Children learn the basic elements of vocal production, sing in various languages, and offer soul stirring music. Children perform several times throughout t…

Michael Feuerstein Memorial Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  2:30pm  /  Sanctuary

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, September 23, 2018  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Momentum Project: Free Community Dinner and Pantry Monday, September 24, 2018  /  5:30pm  /  106-Social Hall The Momentum Project NYC hosts a free community dinner weekly and a bi-monthly food pantry from 5:30-6:30 pm, Mondays. Please see below for upcoming dates. Community Meal (2018): Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm except as noted below. Food Pant…

Acting Class Monday, September 24, 2018  /  6:00pm  /  304-Studio Come to class and be prepared to move. Bring loose clothes and yoga mats. Work on scenes, monologues, dance, and music to help build your own one-person show. Led by Harold Slazer.

Mosaic Concert with Ménage à Trois Monday, September 24, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  Sanctuary Since the 2016 Presidential election, Middle Member Matthew Johnson Harris, has been organizing and hosting the Mosaic concert series to raise money for organizations that are working for the people and issues marginalized by the current administra…

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, September 25, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Just Faith Bible Study: A Journey Through Micah Tuesday, September 25, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  Sanctuary Join ministers Rob Stephens and Bertram Johnson for a 3-week journey through the book of Micah. Thousands of years ago, the prophet Micah told bold truths about the evil, injustice and suffering they saw all around them, and yet comes out with a me…

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, September 25, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Al-Anon Tuesday, September 25, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Tuesday, September 25, 2018  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Downtown Meditation Wednesday Night Sitting & Dharma Talk Wednesday, September 26, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  106-Social Hall This ongoing weekly class includes sitting meditation, a dharma talk, discussion, and time for getting to know one another. Please arrive on time to the class. Meditation experience is expected, but not required. Fee: $10 for Downtown Meditati…

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Creative Writing Thursday, September 27, 2018  /  6:00pm  /  404-Studio Participants meet weekly in a supportive, creative, and fun environment where ideas move from head to paper. They build connections as they work to express the writer that lives in all of us. Coordinated by writer and Middle member Harold Slazer.

Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir Rehearsal Thursday, September 27, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  C27-Community Room All are welcome to attend Thursday rehearsals and join this volunteer, no-audition required choir. For more information, contact John Del Cueto.

Al-Anon Thursday, September 27, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

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Narcotics Anonymous: It's About to Change Friday, September 28, 2018  /  8:00pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

Narcotics Anonymous: Finally Found a Home Friday, September 28, 2018  /  9:00pm  /  404-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, September 29, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, September 29, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, September 29, 2018  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Closed discussion. Go to AA.org for more information.

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Wee Care (Infant to Age 4) Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  9:15am  /  301-Nursery Caregivers provide a safe space for the youngest members of our congregation to begin learning about the Bible through stories, crafts, and activities.

Butterfly Meal Preparation Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  9:30am  /  106-Social Hall Help prepare bag lunches for the hungry in local parks. 

Celebration! Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  9:30am  /  Sanctuary

Join the Movement! Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  10:30am  /  Sanctuary After worship, learn more about what it means to become a member of Middle Church from Middle staff. Information about volunteer opportunities and an opportunity to Join will also be available.

Community Hour Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  10:30am  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

Small Groups Open House I Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  10:35am  /  106-Social Hall Small groups at Middle Church are integral part of our congregational life. We have had small groups focused on parenting, on race, on money matters, on LGBT, on yoga and wellness, and more. In the final Sunday of Homecoming we will host a sm…

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K-5) Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  10:35am  /  3rd Floor Studio Elementary students and their instructors explore the Bible through interactive lessons, creative games, and art projects to learn about faith and justice. Families are invited to worship together at either 9:30am or 11:45am. Parents/guardians …

BIBLE in the Middle (Adult Education) Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  10:50am  /  404-Studio Bible study exploring this Sunday's text and sermon themes. On most Sundays throughout the year, you can join lively conversations exploring scripture for deeper meaning in our lives in between our two worships. This year, we are inviting Midd…

Celebration! Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  11:45am  /  Sanctuary Our worship is a celebration that encourages a more-than-Sunday-morning faith! Walk up our steps on Second Avenue and experience a warm, radical welcome from the greeters at the door and the folk in the pews. Our liturgy and worship will feel famil…

Community Hour Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

Small Groups Open House II Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  106-Social Hall Small groups at Middle Church are integral part of our congregational life. We have had small groups focused on parenting, on race, on money matters, on LGBT, on yoga and wellness, and more. In the final Sunday of Homecoming we will host a sm…

Join the Movement! Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  Sanctuary After worship, learn more about what it means to become a member of Middle Church from Middle staff. Information about volunteer opportunities and an opportunity to Join will also be available.

Butterfly Meal Distribution Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  Offsite Help distribute bag lunches for the hungry in local parks. 

Village Chorus for Children & Youth Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  1:00pm  /  C27-Community Room The Village Chorus for Children and Youth explores a diverse repertoire from many cultures. Children learn the basic elements of vocal production, sing in various languages, and offer soul stirring music. Children perform several times throughout t…

Homecoming Cabaret Concert Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  2:30pm  /  Sanctuary Join your Middle family as Middle members, choir members, and others perform their favorite songs celebrating Homecoming at Middle Church. A freewiling offering may be made.

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, September 30, 2018  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

October 2018

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Momentum Project: Free Community Dinner and Pantry Monday, October 1, 2018  /  5:30pm  /  106-Social Hall The Momentum Project NYC hosts a free community dinner weekly and a bi-monthly food pantry from 5:30-6:30 pm, Mondays. Please see below for upcoming dates. Community Meal (2018): Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm except as noted below. Food Pant…

Acting Class Monday, October 1, 2018  /  6:00pm  /  304-Studio Come to class and be prepared to move. Bring loose clothes and yoga mats. Work on scenes, monologues, dance, and music to help build your own one-person show. Led by Harold Slazer.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, October 2, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, October 2, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Al-Anon Tuesday, October 2, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Tuesday, October 2, 2018  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Middle Jammers (Jam Session) Wednesday, October 3, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  106-Social Hall Let's play together; share your music. Bring your uke, banjo, guitar, anything unplugged with strings. All levels welcome! Led by Middle member Kaede Helck.

Downtown Meditation Wednesday Night Sitting & Dharma Talk Wednesday, October 3, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  106-Social Hall This ongoing weekly class includes sitting meditation, a dharma talk, discussion, and time for getting to know one another. Please arrive on time to the class. Meditation experience is expected, but not required. Fee: $10 for Downtown Meditati…

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Creative Writing Thursday, October 4, 2018  /  6:00pm  /  404-Studio Participants meet weekly in a supportive, creative, and fun environment where ideas move from head to paper. They build connections as they work to express the writer that lives in all of us. Coordinated by writer and Middle member Harold Slazer.

Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir Rehearsal Thursday, October 4, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  C27-Community Room All are welcome to attend Thursday rehearsals and join this volunteer, no-audition required choir. For more information, contact John Del Cueto.

Al-Anon Thursday, October 4, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

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Shul of NY Shabbat Services Friday, October 5, 2018  /  6:30pm  /  Sanctuary The Shul of New York meets for Shabbat services on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month in the Social Hall in the annex building of Middle Church. Services begin at 6:30pm and end between 8:00 and 8:30pm. More Information

Narcotics Anonymous: It's About to Change Friday, October 5, 2018  /  8:00pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

Narcotics Anonymous: Finally Found a Home Friday, October 5, 2018  /  9:00pm  /  404-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.