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December 2018

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, December 1, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, December 1, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 1, 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, December 2, 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.

Celebration! Sunday, December 2, 2018  /  9:30am  /  Sanctuary We are so excited to share that on Sunday, Dec. 2, both our 9:30 am and our 11:45 am worship celebrations will be recorded, and then edited together for broadcast on Christmas Eve to air on CBS at 11:35 pm. Wear your Christmas best and plan to stay…

In-the-Middle Hour Sunday, December 2, 2018  /  10:35am  /  106-Social Hall A light repast and congregational conversation between the two worship celebrations.

Celebration! Sunday, December 2, 2018  /  11:45am  /  Sanctuary We are so excited to share that on Sunday,  Dec. 2, both our 9:30 am and our 11:45 am worship celebrations will be recorded, and then edited together for broadcast on Christmas Eve to air on CBS at 11:35 pm. Wear your Christmas best and plan to sta…

Livestream Celebration Sunday, December 2, 2018  /  11:45am  /  Sanctuary We are so excited to share that on Sunday, Dec. 2, both our 9:30 am and our 11:45 am worship celebrations will be recorded, and then edited together for broadcast on Christmas Eve to air on CBS at 11:35 pm. For licensing purposes, our Livestr…

Christmastide Luncheon Sunday, December 2, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  106-Social Hall Welcome Advent with your Middle family and friends at a special luncheon after the second worship celebration.

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 2, 2018  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Monday, December 3, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Momentum Project: Free Community Dinner and Pantry Monday, December 3, 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, December 3, 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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Advent Mornings with Middle Tuesday, December 4, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, December 4, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, December 4, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

World AIDS Day Memorial Remembrance Tuesday, December 4, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  Sanctuary A time of reflection and remembrance to honor those impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Al-Anon Tuesday, December 4, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Tuesday, December 4, 2018  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Wednesday, December 5, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Middle Jammers (Jam Session) Wednesday, December 5, 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, December 5, 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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Advent Mornings with Middle Thursday, December 6, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Creative Writing Thursday, December 6, 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, December 6, 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, December 6, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Friday, December 7, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Shul of NY Shabbat Services Friday, December 7, 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

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, December 8, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, December 8, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

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

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In-the-Middle Choir Rehearsal Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  8:30am  /  Sanctuary 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 8:30 and 10:45 am rehearsal in th…

Wee Care (Infant to Age 4) Sunday, December 9, 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.

Celebration! Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  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…

Join the Movement! Sunday, December 9, 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.

YOUTH in the Middle (Grades 6-12) Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  10:35am  /  306-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! The group meets on the 2…

Community Hour Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  10:35am  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K-5) Sunday, December 9, 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, December 9, 2018  /  10:35am  /  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 Middl…

Celebration! Sunday, December 9, 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…

Butterfly Meal Preparation Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall On winter break. The Butterfly Meal Program returns in the spring. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication and energy.

Community Hour Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

Family Room (Infant to Grade 5) Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  3rd Floor Nursery + Studio Supervised childcare available while parents and guardians participate in afternoon programs. *Please check middlechurch.org/calendar for dates. Scheduled to support families interested in attending the #RevolutionaryLove Speaker Series. …

Join the Movement! Sunday, December 9, 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, December 9, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  Offsite On winter break. The Butterfly Meal Program returns in the spring. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication and energy.

Village Chorus for Children & Youth Sunday, December 9, 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…

Sacred Shelter: Revolutionary Love Speaker Series Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  1:30pm  /  Sanctuary On December 9th at 1:30 PM, Middle Collegiate Church will host a discussion of ‘Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing’ with Susan Celia Greenfield, the editor, and with Dennis Barton, who shares his personal story in the boo…

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 9, 2018  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Monday, December 10, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Momentum Project: Free Community Dinner and Pantry Monday, December 10, 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, December 10, 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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Advent Mornings with Middle Tuesday, December 11, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, December 11, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, December 11, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Blue Christmas Tuesday, December 11, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  Sanctuary For those of us who have lost loved ones, here are two opportunities to come to a quiet space of prayer, reflection, and song.

Al-Anon Tuesday, December 11, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Tuesday, December 11, 2018  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Wednesday, December 12, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Downtown Meditation Wednesday Night Sitting & Dharma Talk Wednesday, December 12, 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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Advent Mornings with Middle Thursday, December 13, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Creative Writing Thursday, December 13, 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, December 13, 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, December 13, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Friday, December 14, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Beginners Meeting Saturday, December 15, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Beginners meeting. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Discussion Saturday, December 15, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Open Discussion. For more information, go to AA.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 15, 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, December 16, 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.

Celebration! Sunday, December 16, 2018  /  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…

Join the Movement! Sunday, December 16, 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, December 16, 2018  /  10:35am  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

Young Adults Small Group Sunday, December 16, 2018  /  10:35am  /  4th Floor Classroom 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 third Sunday of each month at 10:35a…

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K-5) Sunday, December 16, 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, December 16, 2018  /  10:35am  /  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 Middl…

Celebration! Sunday, December 16, 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…

Butterfly Meal Preparation Sunday, December 16, 2018  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall On winter break. The Butterfly Meal Program returns in the spring. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication and energy.

Community Hour Sunday, December 16, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

Family Room (Infant to Grade 5) Sunday, December 16, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  3rd Floor Nursery + Studio Supervised childcare available while parents and guardians participate in afternoon programs. *Please check middlechurch.org/calendar for dates. Scheduled to support families interested in attending the #RevolutionaryLove Speaker Series. …

Join the Movement! Sunday, December 16, 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, December 16, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  Offsite On winter break. The Butterfly Meal Program returns in the spring. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication and energy.

Village Chorus for Children & Youth Sunday, December 16, 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…

Middle Players Holiday Readings and Plays Sunday, December 16, 2018  /  2:00pm  /  Sanctuary Middle Players and Writers cordially invite you to their holiday readings and original one-act plays. Enjoy the creative fruits of our writing and acting classes, with some holiday spice! Holiday Readings: 2-3 PM Siblings Christmas Show…

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 16, 2018  /  4:00pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Monday, December 17, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Momentum Project: Free Community Dinner and Pantry Monday, December 17, 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, December 17, 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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Advent Mornings with Middle Tuesday, December 18, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

New Adventures Tuesday, December 18, 2018  /  2:00pm  /  404-Studio Join New Adventures in its second year! New Adventures is a wonderful space for making new friends and trying new adventures. Last year members had wide-ranging conversations about civil rights history, sang carols, tried chair yoga, collages and a…

Alcoholics Anonymous: Artists in Recovery Tuesday, December 18, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  404-Studio Artists in Recovery meeting. Go to AA.org for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting Tuesday, December 18, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  304-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Step Meeting. See AA.org for more information.

Blue Christmas Tuesday, December 18, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  Sanctuary For those of us who have lost loved ones, here are two opportunities to come to a quiet space of prayer, reflection, and song.

Al-Anon Tuesday, December 18, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  C27-Community Room Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Tuesday, December 18, 2018  /  8:30pm  /  404-Studio Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion meeting. See AA.org for more information.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Wednesday, December 19, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Downtown Meditation Wednesday Night Sitting & Dharma Talk Wednesday, December 19, 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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Advent Mornings with Middle Thursday, December 20, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Creative Writing Thursday, December 20, 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, December 20, 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, December 20, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

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Advent Mornings with Middle Friday, December 21, 2018  /  7:00am  /  Offsite Advent Mornings with Middle Advent is a season of preparation. While putting up decorations, getting ready to spend time with family, and holiday shopping may overwhelm our to-do list, this is only part of the preparation we are called to do du…

Shul of NY Shabbat Services Friday, December 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

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 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, December 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.

Celebration! Sunday, December 23, 2018  /  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…

Join the Movement! Sunday, December 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.

YOUTH in the Middle (Grades 6-12) Sunday, December 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 …

Dads in the Middle Sunday, December 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, December 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 …

Community Hour Sunday, December 23, 2018  /  10:35am  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K-5) Sunday, December 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, December 23, 2018  /  10:35am  /  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 Middl…

Celebration! Sunday, December 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…

Butterfly Meal Preparation Sunday, December 23, 2018  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall On winter break. The Butterfly Meal Program returns in the spring. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication and energy.

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

Family Room (Infant to Grade 5) Sunday, December 23, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  3rd Floor Nursery + Studio Supervised childcare available while parents and guardians participate in afternoon programs. *Please check middlechurch.org/calendar for dates. Scheduled to support families interested in attending the #RevolutionaryLove Speaker Series. …

Join the Movement! Sunday, December 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, December 23, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  Offsite On winter break. The Butterfly Meal Program returns in the spring. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication and energy.

Village Chorus for Children & Youth Sunday, December 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…

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 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, December 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, December 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.

Christmas Eve Worship: A Classical Christmas Monday, December 24, 2018  /  7:00pm  /  Sanctuary The Middle Church Choir shares carols and holiday classics. The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis offers a homily.

Christmas Eve Worship: A Gospel Christmas Monday, December 24, 2018  /  9:00pm  /  Sanctuary The Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir performs gospel and world music. The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis offers a homily.

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

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion Tuesday, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 27, 2018  /  7:30pm  /  304-Studio Weekly meeting. For more information, go to al-anon.org.

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed Discussion Saturday, December 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, December 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.

Celebration! Sunday, December 30, 2018  /  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…

Join the Movement! Sunday, December 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, December 30, 2018  /  10:35am  /  106-Social Hall Coffee and conversation.

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K-5) Sunday, December 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, December 30, 2018  /  10:35am  /  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 Middl…

Celebration! Sunday, December 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…

Butterfly Meal Preparation Sunday, December 30, 2018  /  11:45am  /  106-Social Hall On winter break. The Butterfly Meal Program returns in the spring. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication and energy.

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

Family Room (Infant to Grade 5) Sunday, December 30, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  3rd Floor Nursery + Studio Supervised childcare available while parents and guardians participate in afternoon programs. *Please check middlechurch.org/calendar for dates. Scheduled to support families interested in attending the #RevolutionaryLove Speaker Series. …

Join the Movement! Sunday, December 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, December 30, 2018  /  12:45pm  /  Offsite On winter break. The Butterfly Meal Program returns in the spring. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless dedication and energy.

Village Chorus for Children & Youth Sunday, December 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…

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Meeting Sunday, December 30, 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, December 31, 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, December 31, 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.

A Wondrous New Year's Eve Monday, December 31, 2018  /  6:00pm  /  Sanctuary