Advent Calendar at Middle

November 29, 2016

Join Middle for a festive Advent season—with everything from worship and tree decoration to concerts and art exhibits. Check out the full calendar below.

If you can’t be with us in person, watch the live webcast of all worship celebrations on the homepage of or on our Facebook page!

JAZZY NEW YEAR'S EVE – Saturday, December 31 at 6:00 pm 
A jazzy tribute to ring in the year 
Lynn Min, homily 
Music from Cassondra Kellam and Dionne McClain-Freeney

NEW YEAR'S DAY – Sunday, January 1, 2017
Celebration! Worship at 11:15 am
Jim Kast-Keat, preacher 
Middle Church Choir

Previous Advent Events:

Sunday, December 4 at 11:15 am | Celebration! Worship
Second Sunday of Advent
Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Middle Church Choir
In-the-Middle Choir
Lighting the Candle of Peace

Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm | Holiday Concert
Village Chorus for Children and Youth
Ring in the season with our youngest singers.

Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 pm | Advent Art Exhibit Opening
“From Dark to Light”: Though we yearn for the light, God is also present in the dark, where a miracle grows, and dreams of justice, wholeness, and Revolutionary Love wait to be born. Works by Patrick Mulcahy, Peter Calderon, Neil Harvey, and Becket Logan, curator. 

Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 pm | Art & Soul: From Shadow to Light
Join us for midweek music, inspiration, and conversation.

Sunday, December 11 at 11:15 am | Celebration! Worship
Third Sunday of Advent
Lynn Min and Rob Stephens, preachers
Middle Church Choir
Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir
Lighting the Candle of Joy

Sunday, December 11 at 12:30 pm | Greening of the Church Brunch
Decorate the Middle Church Christmas tree.

Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm | Holiday Readings and One-Act Plays
Middle Players & Writers cordially invite you to our holiday readings and one-act plays. Enjoy the creative fruits of our writing and acting classes, with some holiday spice! Readings 2:00 pm; Plays 3:00 pm.

Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 pm | Holiday Pub Theology
Share the spirits of the season with Jim Kast-Keat at Jimmy’s No. 43.

Sunday, December 18 at 11:15 am | Celebration! Morning Worship
Fourth Sunday of Advent – Gift to Give Sunday
Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Middle Church Choir
Gospel Choir Ensemble
Lighting the Candle of Love

Sunday, December 18 at 2:30 pm | Christmas Concert
Gospel and Classical music featuring the Middle Church Choir and the Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir

Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm | A Mosaic Christmas
Join Matthew Johnson Harris and friends for a musical evening to benefit the Arab American Association of New York. • $20 donation.

CHRISTMAS EVE – Saturday, December 24  
A Classical Christmas Candlelight Worship at 7:00 pm  
Jacqui Lewis, homily 
Middle Church Choir  
The Manhattan Brass  

A Gospel Christmas Candlelight Worship at 9:00 pm  
Jacqui Lewis, homily 
Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir   

A Midnight Christmas Candlelight Worship at 11:00 pm  
Jacqui Lewis, homily  
Gospel Ensemble  

CHRISTMAS DAY – Sunday, December 25  
Celebration! Worship at 11:15 am  
Rob Stephens, homily  
Middle Church Choir  
Carol Sing  

Please note: The Church Office will be closed December 26–27.

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