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December 18 - January 1, 2018

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Momentum Project NYC: Free Community Dinner Monday, December 18, 2017  /  5:30pm  /  106-Social Hall The Momentum Project NYC hosts a free community meal weekly and a monthly food pantry from 5:30-6:30 pm, Mondays. Please see below for upcoming dates.  Meal: Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm except as noted below. Food Pantry: October 16, November…

Acting Class Monday, December 18, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  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. Resumes in January.

Narcotics Anonymous: Village Spiritual Workshop Monday, December 18, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  401-Classroom Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, December 19, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, December 19, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Al-Anon Tuesday, December 19, 2017  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Meeting Tuesday, December 19, 2017  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Creative Writing Thursday, December 21, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  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, December 21, 2017  /  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, December 21, 2017  /  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, December 22, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

Narcotics Anonymous: Finally Found a Home Friday, December 22, 2017  /  8:00pm  /  404-Studio

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, December 23, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, December 23, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 23, 2017  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Closed discussion. Go to AA.org for more information.

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Family Room (Grades K-5) Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  8:30am  /  304-Studio Supervised childcare/family space available while parents/guardians participate in morning rehearsals or afternoon classes and meetings. On hiatus this Christmas Eve. 

Wee Care (Birth to 4 years) Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  8:30am  /  301-Classroom Caregivers provide a safe space for the youngest members of our congregation to begin learning about the Bible via music, creative activities, and games. For those attending either the 9:30 AM or 11:45 AM worship.

Celebration! Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  9:30am  /  000-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…

Butterfly Meal Preparation 1 Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  9:30am  /  106-Social Hall Help prepare bag lunches for the hungry in local parks. Please note: Currently on hiatus until April.

BRUNCH in the Middle (Chat & Chew) Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  10:45am  /  106-Social Hall 9:30am worshippers and those arriving for the 11:45am worship share brunch. Break bread with your Middle community. Visit the Join the Movement table! 

BIBLE in the Middle (Adults) Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  10:50am  /  501-Parlor Advent Bible in the Middle "From Ashes to Garland, from Mourning to Gladness, from Faint Spirits to Shouts of Praise" A study of Isaiah Jesus loved it. The New Testament is chock full of quotations from it. Shouldn't you get to know t…

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K-5) Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  10:50am  /  3rd Floor and 4th Floor Elementary students explore the Bible with our instructors, engaging with lessons, art projects, and games to connect faith and justice. Families are invited to worship together at either 9:30 AM or 11:45 AM. Parents/guardians must pick-up th…

YOUTH in the Middle (Grades 6-12) Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  10:50am  /  401-Classroom Middle and high school students are invited to enjoy brunch together and talk about the Bible with Marte. Other youth events will be scheduled throughout the year; more info to come!

Butterfly Meal Preparation 2 Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall Help pack bag lunches for distribution to the hungry in local parks. Please note: Currently on hiatus until April.

Celebration! Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  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…

Advent Bereavement Group Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  11:45am  /  501-Parlor A four-week bereavement group led by Amo Ngoepe. Contact Rob Stephens at rstephens@middlechurch.org for more information.

Family Room (Grade K-5) Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  304-Studio Supervised childcare/family space available while parents/guardians participate in morning rehearsals or afternoon classes and meetings.

Join the Movement Café Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  000-Sanctuary Learn more about Middle membership and volunteer opportunities from Middle staff.

Village Chorus for Children and Youth Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  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…

Butterfly Meal Distribution Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  Offsite Help distribute bag lunches for the hungry in local parks. Please note: Currently on hiatus until April.

Sermon Talkback for Advent Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  106-Social Hall A series of sermon talkbacks after the 11:45 worship celebration.

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Christmas Eve Worship: A Classical Christmas Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  Sanctuary Worship with the Middle Church Choir, The Manhattan Brass, a homily by Jacqui Lewis, and candlelight.

Christmas Eve Worship: A Gospel Christmas Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  9:00pm  /  Sanctuary Worship with the Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, a homily by Jacqui Lewis, and candlelight.

Christmas Eve Worship: A Gospel Midnight Christmas Sunday, December 24, 2017  /  11:00pm Dec. 25  /  000-Sanctuary Worship with gospel music, candlelight, and prayer. 

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Middle Church Office Closed Monday, December 25, 2017  /  All Day Dec. 26  /  Sanctuary The Church office will be closed December 25-26, 2017 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Momentum Project NYC: Free Community Dinner Monday, December 25, 2017  /  5:30pm  /  106-Social Hall The Momentum Project NYC hosts a free community meal weekly and a monthly food pantry from 5:30-6:30 pm, Mondays. Please see below for upcoming dates.  Meal: Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm except as noted below. Food Pantry: October 16, November…

Acting Class Monday, December 25, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  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. Resumes in January.

Narcotics Anonymous: Village Spiritual Workshop Monday, December 25, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  401-Classroom Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

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Middle Church Office Closed Tuesday, December 26, 2017  /  All Day  /  Sanctuary The Church office will be closed December 25-26, 2017 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, December 26, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, December 26, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Al-Anon Tuesday, December 26, 2017  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Meeting Tuesday, December 26, 2017  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Creative Writing Thursday, December 28, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  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, December 28, 2017  /  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, December 28, 2017  /  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, December 29, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

Narcotics Anonymous: Finally Found a Home Friday, December 29, 2017  /  8:00pm  /  404-Studio

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, December 30, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, December 30, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 30, 2017  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Closed discussion. Go to AA.org for more information.

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Family Room (Grades K-5) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  8:30am  /  304-Studio Supervised childcare/family space available while parents/guardians participate in morning rehearsals or afternoon classes and meetings.

Wee Care (Birth to 4 years) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  8:30am  /  301-Classroom Caregivers provide a safe space for the youngest members of our congregation to begin learning about the Bible via music, creative activities, and games. For those attending either the 9:30 AM or 11:45 AM worship.

Butterfly Meal Preparation 1 Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  9:30am  /  106-Social Hall Help prepare bag lunches for the hungry in local parks. Please note: Currently on hiatus until April.

Celebration! Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  9:30am  /  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…

BRUNCH in the Middle (Chat & Chew) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  10:45am  /  106-Social Hall 9:30am worshippers and those arriving for the 11:45am worship share brunch. Break bread with your Middle community. Visit the Join the Movement table! 

BIBLE in the Middle (Adults) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  10:50am  /  501-Parlor Advent Bible in the Middle  "From Ashes to Galand, from Mourning to Gladness, from Faint Spirits to Shouts of Praise" A study of Isaiah Jesus loved it. The New Testament is chock full of quotations from it. Shouldn't you get to know the B…

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K-5) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  10:50am  /  3rd Floor and 4th Floor Elementary students explore the Bible with our instructors, engaging with lessons, art projects, and games to connect faith and justice. Families are invited to worship together at either 9:30 AM or 11:45 AM. Parents/guardians must pick-up th…

YOUTH in the Middle (Grades 6-12) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  10:50am  /  401-Classroom Middle and high school students are invited to enjoy brunch together and talk about the Bible with Marte. Other youth events will be scheduled throughout the year; more info to come!

Butterfly Meal Preparation 2 Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall Help pack bag lunches for distribution to the hungry in local parks. Please note: Currently on hiatus until April.

Celebration! Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  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…

Family Room (Grade K-5) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  304-Studio Supervised childcare/family space available while parents/guardians participate in morning rehearsals or afternoon classes and meetings.

Join the Movement Café Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  000-Sanctuary Learn more about Middle membership and volunteer opportunities from Middle staff.

Village Chorus for Children and Youth Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  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…

Butterfly Meal Distribution Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  Offsite Help distribute bag lunches for the hungry in local parks. Please note: Currently on hiatus until April.

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

A Wondrous, Jazzy New Year's Eve Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  6:00pm  /  Sanctuary Music from Dionne McClain-Freeney | Derrick Harkins, preacher Dionne McClain-Freeney, BMI composer in residence, ushers in 2018 with her arrangements of Stevie Wonder classics like “Love's in Need of Love Today,” “If It's Magic,” and “Higher Gr…

January 2018

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Middle Church Office Closed Monday, January 1, 2018  /  All Day Jan. 2  /  Sanctuary The Church Office will be closed on January 1-2, 2017, in observance of the New Year.