In a community as diverse as ours, we think of baptism as meaning different kinds of things. Some of us come from traditions where we understand that we have borrowed baptism from our Jewish family, a Mikveh, like most ancient religions to set us right and clean us up. For some of us it means dying to an old way of life and rising to a new life. For some of us, baptism means fresh starts and belonging to a community of accountability where we are asked to be our best self, even as we know God loves us just as we are.
And for little ones, baptism reminds them of bath time and maybe even a faint memory of what it was to be in their mother’s womb.
Baptisms are celebrated within the worshipping community on Sunday mornings. Middle Church baptizes infants, children, and adults because our United Church of Christ and Reformed traditions believes that God claims us as God’s own before we have words. If you would like to be baptized, or have a child to be baptized, please contact Ellen Matlach.
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. And yet, 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, Queer Black Men in the Middle or 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.
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.
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.