Social Justice Articles

  • Broadway’s Tituss Burgess Performs Songs from Gospel Album, "Welcome" September 28, 2012 On Sunday, October 7 at 6 pm at Middle Collegiate Church, Broadway and television actor Tituss Burgess (Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, and NBC’s 30 Rock) will perform the songs from the new gospel album Welcome with the Middle Community Chorus. Burgess composed the music and lyrics for Middle Church.
  • Art & Soul Fall Artists Announced September 7, 2012 God lives in funk, pop, and rap music. Middle Church’s Sunday evening 6 pm Art & Soul worship celebrations feature New York artists who spend their weeks sharing their music or their art on Showtime, Rockwood Music Hall, Sundance Film Festival, Def Poetry Jam, NBC, MTV, and Broadway.
  • Rev. Jacqui Lewis in Essence Magazine September 6, 2012 Rev. Jacqui Lewis, senior minister of Middle Collegiate Church, is featured in the October 2012 issue of Essence Magazine article, “Same-Sex Marriage: Two Pastors, Two Perspectives”. See the link here or buy the magazine at newsstands.
  • Middle Church Launches the Gospel Album "Welcome" and a Music Video with Tituss Burgess June 22, 2012 Middle Collegiate Church launches its album, Welcome, composed and produced by Broadway and television actor Tituss Burgess (Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, and 30 Rock) on Sunday, July 1 at 6 PM. A music video of a song featured on the album, “We Are The Ones,” will also premiere, directed by Shari Carpenter who has worked with Spike Lee, Ridley Scott, and Forest Whitaker. The music video features an internationally renowned cast including Burgess, Alyson Palmer (of BETTY, whose music has been heard on The L-Word, Ugly Betty, and Weeds), and Broadway’s Jenny Powers (Grease and Little Women).
  • Volunteer Opportunity with Habitat-NYC June 14, 2012 We are inviting you to take part in an upcoming volunteer opportunity on June 23. Middle and Fort Washington Collegiate Church serving together with Habitat-NYC on Saturday, June 23rd at the Riverstone Senior Life Services for our Brush with Kindness project.
  • Middle and Jacqui on MTV! June 13, 2012 Tuesday, June 19, 4 pm: Middle and Jacqui on MTV Middle Collegiate Church and Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Ph.D., will be seen in MTV’s reality television show MADE when two young women wed at our church in the episode. MADE is a program that focuses on a different young person each week and works with them to accomplish their dream.
  • Love. Period. PRIDE 2012 June 1, 2012 Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or straight—or whether you reject labels related to sexual orientation and gender identity—please join us for PRIDE 2012 at Middle Church. Our calendar is full of fun and spirit-filled events, including worship celebrations, a cabaret, and social gatherings. As usual, we will be marching on Pride Sunday with a float featuring the Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir. This year, we will also be joined by dancers from Fort Washington Church and marchers from other Collegiate ministries including Marble Church.
  • May Newsletter May 10, 2012 Friends, our May newsletter is available for download. Get your copy here.
  • Larry & Linda Hart headline the gospel musical "PRAISE" at Middle Church April 16, 2012 “Praise” celebrates gospel music’s rural roots and is inspired by the common themes in world religions. It honors the importance of praising a higher power, no matter how you name the presence of God.
  • Press Release: Tolling the Bells for King, Trayvon, and Those Like Them April 5, 2012 At 11 am on Easter Sunday, our historic bells will ring forty-four times as we pray for peace and justice. Dr. King was assassinated forty-four years ago this week. The bells will toll to honor Dr. King, Trayvon Martin and all of those who have been profiled, harassed, wounded or killed due to their dress and skin tone.