Come Home To Love!
Welcome home, Middle family! As we begin our 2023-2024 programming year, we have a beautiful Homecoming worship planned at East End Temple, with a reception across the street in Stuyvesant Park. This bold celebration will proclaim God’s fierce love, inviting our East Village community, the rest of New York City, and the world, “Come home to love.”
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We’re so proud of what you accomplished last year! Watch our Fall Congregational Meeting to hear from church leadership about where we’ve journeyed—and where we’re headed.Learn More
Be a part of the RISING
Help Middle Rise
After a devastating six-alarm fire in 2020, Middle Church is called to the rising. Learn how you can be part of this urgent opportunity to rebuild our church and invest in Just Love. Period.
It Starts With Us
With ferocious courage, Middle Church listens deeply to the intersectional injustices unfolding in this present moment. Now more than ever, we need each other. Fierce Love starts with us.
October 1st Homecoming Worship Celebration
“A Wilderness-Kind of Faith” – Exodus 17: 1-7 – Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Volunteer & Serve
Our faith reminds us that we are inextricably bound together; our liberation is linked to each other. Tied up together. We are the hands, feet, and heartbeat of God.Get Involved Today!
Our groups range in size, meeting structure and location, but all value deep connection and the desire to build, organize, and sustain ourselves as we work to bring about love and justice in the world.
Find Your Community!
Inspired by the Ubuntu philosophy “I am who I am because we are who we are” and explained through stories from her own life, Dr. Lewis details the nine daily practices necessary for transforming ourselves, our communities, and our world at large. From learning to put down our emotional baggage to speaking truth to power to resisting joyfully, Dr. Lewis gives readers a renewed sense of the power they have to create caring communities; to stand up for the vulnerable; and to change our shared story from one of anxiety, anger, and divisiveness to one of mindfulness, compassion, and unity.
Jacqui’s Fierce Love is a manifesto for all generations, a universalist’s vision for mending our broken hearts and fractured world.Order Yours Today!
Whats Going On?
Join us for these exciting hybrid programs, or use the button below to see a full event calendar.
Worship Celebration | October 24 | 11:45 a.m. ET
Sunday | 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday | 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
October New Members Gathering
Sunday | 10:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Do you yearn to not just belong, but be celebrated for exactly who you are? Do you want a community of folks committed to radical love and justice? Wherever you live, you can call Middle Church home.
This movement needs you! We need your time and talent, but we also need your resources. Make a contribution today and help us be midwives to love and justice.
December 5, 2020
A six-alarm fire spread from the building next door and destroyed our beautiful sanctuary. But no fire can stop revolutionary love! Learn how we’re rising from the ashes, and what you can do to help.
Find Your People!
Middle hosts small groups for everything from beginning ukulele lessons, to Queer Black Men in the Middle and our Voting Reform team. And all of them have options to gather virtually! Join the groups that best fit your passion, and the love you want to offer the world.
How do you change the world? First, you change yourself. Part of how we fulfill our commitment to God’s gospel of liberation is by training leaders with the skills you’ll need to bring freedom wherever you go. Thousands have participated in our digital courses. Will join them?
What We Believe
Middle is on a mission to reclaim and reframe Christianity—to realign our faith with Jesus’ teaching and take it back from the folks who have stolen it. We do this work joyfully, fueled by the Spirit, and strengthened by the community we create with one another.
Watch & Learn
Middle’s worship is a joyful, diverse celebration that gives a taste of what heaven feels like—an experience to soothe your soul and fill you with God’s liberatory fire! Every week is different, but what remains constant is how we tell the story of love through transformative art.
Faith comes alive when our love radiates outwards. At Middle, we’re committed to building an intersectional movement that both addresses the particular needs of different communities and unites us in common solidarity. This is God’s work, and we hope you’ll join us in it.