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December 2017

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World AIDS Day: Prayer and Meditation Friday, December 1, 2017  /  12:00pm  /  Sanctuary In observance of World AIDS Day, the sanctuary at Middle Collegiate Church will be open for prayer and meditation. Please come through the 50 E. 7th Street entrance to enter the sanctuary. World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year si…

Narcotics Anonymous: It's About to Change Friday, December 1, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

Narcotics Anonymous: Finally Found a Home Friday, December 1, 2017  /  8:00pm  /  404-Studio

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, December 2, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, December 2, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 2, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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…

Butterfly Meal Preparation 1 Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  9:30am  /  106-Social Hall Help prepare bag lunches for the hungry in local parks.

BRUNCH in the Middle (Chat & Chew) Sunday, December 3, 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. 

BIBLE in the Middle (Adults) Sunday, December 3, 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 3, 2017  /  10:50am  /  304-Studio 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 3, 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 3, 2017  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall Help pack bag lunches for distribution to the hungry in local parks.

Celebration! Sunday, December 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  000-Sanctuary Learn more about Middle membership and volunteer opportunities from Middle staff.

Dads in the Middle Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  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 …

Village Chorus for Children and Youth Sunday, December 3, 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…

Young Adults Small Group Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  404-Studio Join with other 20-somethings and 30-somethings at Middle in this Young Adults Small Group. Together we engage connections between faith and justice, sharing stories and asking questions. This group meets on the first Sunday of each month. A light …

Butterfly Meal Distribution Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  Offsite Help distribute bag lunches for the hungry in local parks.

Moms in the Middle Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  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 …

Sermon Talkback Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  Sanctuary Preacher Lisa Sharon Harper shares thoughts on Advent and justice.

Holiday Readings and Play Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  2:30pm  /  Sanctuary Middle Players & Writers cordially invite you to this special presentation. Readings: 2:30 PM Intermission with Refreshments: 3:10 PM Play: 3:30 PM.        "Lambie Muttonson and the Baby Jesus"  Cake Reception: 4:15 PM \

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 3, 2017  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Momentum Project NYC: Free Community Dinner Monday, December 4, 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 4, 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.

Narcotics Anonymous: Village Spiritual Workshop Monday, December 4, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  401-Classroom Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, December 5, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, December 5, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Al-Anon Tuesday, December 5, 2017  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Meeting Tuesday, December 5, 2017  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Jam Session Wednesday, December 6, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  106-Social Hall Let's play together and to share your music. Bring your uke, banjo, guitar, anything unplugged with strings. All levels welcome!

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Creative Writing Thursday, December 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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 8, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

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

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, December 9, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, December 9, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 9, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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…

Butterfly Meal Preparation 1 Sunday, December 10, 2017  /  9:30am  /  106-Social Hall Help prepare bag lunches for the hungry in local parks.

BRUNCH in the Middle (Chat & Chew) Sunday, December 10, 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. 

Winter Coat and Sock Drive Sunday, December 10, 2017  /  10:45am  /  106-Social Hall Please bring new or dry-cleaned coats, and new socks, for Middle's Winter Coat and Sock Drive. Larger sizes—both male and female—are the most in-demand. To volunteer to sort donations, contact Rob at rstephens@middlechurch.org. Coats and sock…

BIBLE in the Middle (Adults) Sunday, December 10, 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 10, 2017  /  10:50am  /  304-Studio 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…

Advent New Member Orientation, Part 1 Sunday, December 10, 2017  /  10:50am  /  501-Parlor Whether you worship at 9:30 or 11:45, you can join Jacqui and Michael for a special two-part New Member Orientation between the two Sunday morning worship celebrations. RSVP to Rob Stephens at rstephens@middlechurch.org.

YOUTH in the Middle (Grades 6-12) Sunday, December 10, 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 10, 2017  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall Help pack bag lunches for distribution to the hungry in local parks.

Celebation! Sunday, December 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 Sunday, December 10, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  000-Sanctuary Learn more about Middle membership and volunteer opportunities from Middle staff.

Winter Coat and Sock Drive Sunday, December 10, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  Sanctuary Please bring new or dry-cleaned coats, and new socks, for Middle's Winter Coat and Sock Drive. Larger sizes—both male and female—are the most in-demand. To volunteer to sort donations, contact Rob at rstephens@middlechurch.org. Coats and sock…

Security and Violence Prevention Training Sunday, December 10, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  Sanctuary Ushers, greeters, congregational leaders, and Consistory members are invited to attend this important security training as we prepare to welcome many holiday visitors.

Village Chorus for Children and Youth Sunday, December 10, 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 10, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  Offsite Help distribute bag lunches for the hungry in local parks.

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 10, 2017  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Momentum Project NYC: Free Community Dinner Monday, December 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  401-Classroom Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, December 12, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, December 12, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Al-Anon Tuesday, December 12, 2017  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Meeting Tuesday, December 12, 2017  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Creative Writing Thursday, December 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 15, 2017  /  6:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, see NA.org.

Narcotics Anonymous: Finally Found a Home Friday, December 15, 2017  /  8:00pm  /  404-Studio

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, December 16, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, December 16, 2017  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 16, 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 17, 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 17, 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.

In-the-Middle Choir Rehearsal Sunday, December 17, 2017  /  8:30am  /  C27-Community Room The In-the-Middle Choir performs at the 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM Celebration! worship once a month. All voices—whether you’re a beginner or professional—are welcome to join. For those joining the choir, there will be a 9 AM rehearsal on the third floor…

Celebration! Sunday, December 17, 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…

Butterfly Meal Preparation 1 Sunday, December 17, 2017  /  9:30am  /  106-Social Hall Help prepare bag lunches for the hungry in local parks.

BRUNCH in the Middle (Chat & Chew) Sunday, December 17, 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. 

BIBLE in the Middle (Adults) Sunday, December 17, 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 17, 2017  /  10:50am  /  304-Studio 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…

Advent New Member Orientation, Part 2 Sunday, December 17, 2017  /  10:50am  /  501-Parlor Join Jacqui and Michael for Part 2 of a special New Member Orientation between the two Sunday morning worship celebrations. RSVP to Rob Stephens at rstephens@middlechurch.org.

YOUTH in the Middle (Grades 6-12) Sunday, December 17, 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 17, 2017  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall Help pack bag lunches for distribution to the hungry in local parks.

Celebration! Sunday, December 17, 2017  /  11:45am  /  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…

Advent Bereavement Group Sunday, December 17, 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 17, 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 Sunday, December 17, 2017  /  1:00pm  /  000-Sanctuary Learn more about Middle membership and volunteer opportunities from Middle staff.

Village Chorus for Children and Youth Sunday, December 17, 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 17, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  Offsite Help distribute bag lunches for the hungry in local parks.

Sermon Talkback for Advent Sunday, December 17, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  404-Studio A series of sermon talkbacks after the 11:45 worship celebration.

Mosaic: A Concert to Benefit the Muslim Community Network Sunday, December 17, 2017  /  2:30pm  /  Sanctuary Mosaic: A Concert to Benefit the Muslim Community Network This concert series is called Mosaic because the world and our lives can sometimes feel fractured or broken. But as we come together and center ourselves in Spirit through mus…

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 17, 2017  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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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  /  9:00am  /  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.

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. 

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.

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. On hiatus this Christmas Eve.

Join the Movement 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.

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

Christmas Eve Worship: Sing Joy! 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. Resumes on January 4, 2018.

Al-Anon Thursday, December 28, 2017  /  7:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

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Young Adults Small Grouo Friday, December 29, 2017  /  12:00am  /  Sanctuary Join with other 20-somethings and 30-somethings at Middle in this Young Adults Small Group. Together we engage connections between faith and justice, sharing stories and asking questions. This group meets on the first Sunday of each month. A light …

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. On hiatus for New Year's Eve.

Wee Care (Birth to 4 years) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  9:00am  /  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.

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. 

BIBLE in the Middle (Adults) Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  10:50am  /  501-Parlor On hiatus for New Year's Eve.

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! On hiatus for New Year's Eve.

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.

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

Butterfly Meal Distribution Sunday, December 31, 2017  /  1:15pm  /  Offsite Help distribute bag lunches for the hungry in local parks.

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…