We believe in the power of love. Period.

Celebrate Advent and Christmas with Middle!

From a weekly Advent book study, to special worships, morning devotionals and even learning carols on a ukulele, there are so many ways to join the celebration.

Need Care?

You are not alone. Whatever you’re carrying, we will hold it with you.

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Antiracism Resources

God calls each of us to dismantle white supremacy. Full stop.

Racial Justice Resources

Worship with Us!

Experience a celebration as diverse as a NYC subway that feels like a warm hug.

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Advent Book Study

Fierce Love on the Way to the Manger

This Advent, we’re reading Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis’ new book Fierce Love together as a congregation. Each Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET, join us to talk about the week’s selected chapters, and the way they help us serve as midwives to God’s birth in our midst.

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#FoundInTheFire

Tell Us What You Found in the Fire

There is much to process, grieve, and hope for as we reflect on the one year anniversary of the Middle Church fire. And we are so grateful for the chance to process it together. Please, post your reflections on social with the hashtag #FoundInTheFire, or fill out the form below so we can amplify your story for the world to hear. What is something you realized about Middle Church this year? About community? About space? About God? What did you find in the fire?

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Education & Justice

Please Join Us for Our Freedom Rising Salons

Building on the success of the Revolutionary Love Conference, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new Freedom Rising Salons! Throughout the year, we’ll offer more regular gatherings—each focused on a different theme—putting our senior minister, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, in conversation with leaders who will deepen your engagement with that month’s theme. This year-long virtual conversation series will feature thought leaders, poets, organizers, artists and modern prophets reflecting on crucial justice issues, addressing our nation’s most pressing moral concerns, and what we all can do to rise and meet them.

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Fierce Love

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.

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New Space, Same Revolutionary Love

Fall Worship FAQs

Have questions about our return to in-person/virtual hybrid worship? Wondering what Middle is doing to keep everyone safer? Curious about what worship will be like in our new temporary space? Read this helpful FAQ page with answers to all your questions!

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Let’s Keep Each Other Safe

Middle’s COVID Guidelines

As we begin to gather again in person, it’s essential that we continue to do everything we can to ensure the heath and safety of all. Learn how Middle is loving our neighbors in this moment, and how you can partner in that work.

Middle COVID Guidelines

Join

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.

Give

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.

Liberative Learning

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.

Celebrate LOVE with Us!

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.

Do Justice

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.