Care & Prayer

You are not alone. Whatever you’re carrying, this community is here to hold it with you. A life of faith calls us to rejoice and weep together.

Submit A Prayer Request

Our ministers meet with members as they grieve loved ones, face challenging questions, and navigate health challenges. Congregants can call our Care Line at 212.477.0666 x318, and a pastor, deacon, or one of our lay care team will return your call for prayer and support. And click here to update the information we have on file for you, so we can care for you best!

For additional resources, please visit Project Hope. NY Project Hope is a free and anonymous program to help New Yorkers during COVID. Project Hope offers emotional counseling and connects people to services like housing, food banks, and so much more. And click here for more COVID-19 resources. And click here to learn how we’re working to ensure everyone in our community gets vaccinated.

We Want to Help You Get Vaccinated!

We want to do everything we can to help our seniors and all eligible people receive the COVID vaccine. To find a vaccine location near you and to see if you’re eligible to receive it, please visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to email Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft. Family helps each other stay safe!

Learn How We’re Helping Our Community Get Vaccinated

Deacon’s and Cancel Rent/Cancel Mortgage Grants

At Middle, we recognize that, particularly in this moment, it is insufficient to only address our members’ spiritual needs—we must meet material needs as well. We know that we cannot meet all the dire need in our community, but we are committed to doing something and doing it well. That’s why, as part of our 2020-2021 budget, we dedicated $100,000 to Cancel Rent/Cancel Mortgage direct grants to help keep people in their homes. And it’s why we’ve created a Deacon’s fund to provide smaller grants to people in need of financial assistance. This is the work the Lord demands—for us to stand in the breach government has created until just governance can fix it. Click here to learn how we’re spending our Black Lives Matter fund grant money.

Request a Grant

Call 212-477-0666 anytime!

Prayer Line

Call 212-477-0666 at any time to hear a prayer, scripture and reflection from a middle pastor, choose option “4” for English, option “5” for Spanish. Offerings are updated each Monday at 8:30 a.m.

And every day, there is someone on call. If you need someone to talk to immediately, call 212.477.0666 x318, and a pastor, deacon, or one of our lay care team will return your call for prayer and support.

Virtual Coffee with a Middle Pastor

To sign up, please review the available slots with Rev. JacquiRev. Amanda or Rev. Darrell and click on the button to sign up for a virtual coffee date and check-in.  Once you sign up, a Zoom link and password will be sent to you to access our “date.”

Please only sign up for one slot to allow space for others. Please let us know if you have any issues signing up by emailing Nathan Johnson.

Middle Pen Pals

In this time of social distancing, get to know other members of Middle by exchanging emails or physical letters through a new Middle Pen Pals program. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. Inspired by conversations during the congregational meeting, this is another way to build community, learn about each other and safely connect with our Middle family.

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Grief Gatherings

There is so much to mourn right now. Whether you have lost someone close to you, are lamenting missed opportunities and disruption during COVID, or are just grieving the state of our world—you don’t need to carry this weight alone. Our fall grief gatherings have ended, but keep an eye out for new dates to be announced this summer!

Prayer Portal

We can’t care for you effectively if we don’t know what’s going on in your life! Particularly in this moment of virtual community, it’s crucial that you tell us how we can care for you. If you need care, please reach out! Then, our prayer team will pray for what’s going on in your life, and we will follow up with opportunities for additional assistance and connection, if requested.

Submit a Prayer Request

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. 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.

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.