Connect & Grow

Middle Church is a sacred space in which people and communities become more of who they are called to be. In this Beloved Community, our dreams, fears, disappointments and hopes are held in trust so that we can be authentic and vulnerable. Care, connections, classes and conversations help us grow into our most whole selves, as we work to heal our souls and the world.

Justice Conference

Ending racism is a spiritual practice. We must seek to do this practice every day. Because we are people of faith.

Adult Education

Note: The most up-to-date list of our virtual programming can be found on our virtual events calendar.

We believe God is still speaking. Come and learn, in our culturally diverse and inclusive community lessons on God and life. Classes and small groups help us find ways to heal our souls and the world around us.

For more information, contact Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft at ahashcraft@middlechurch.org.

Young Adult Development

Note: The most up-to-date list of our virtual programming can be found on our virtual events calendar.

Children and Youth Programs

Note: The most up-to-date list of our virtual programming can be found on our virtual events calendar.

Body and Soul Wellness

In our community we understand the benefits of rooting ourselves in spiritual practices like prayer, song, and movement. From singing spirituals in one of our choirs, to meditating or Taize in a small group, to praying with our feet in protests on the street, we seek to serve God with mind, body, and soul. Dance in worship or yoga during the week helps us keep it moving; we know fitness is a spiritual practice. Our annual retreat begins each new year with an intention for body and soul wellness. See our events calendar for upcoming opportunities for your body and soul.

Support Groups

Note: The most up-to-date list of our virtual programming can be found on our virtual events calendar.

Life’s transitions are better when we are together. From grief groups when we lose a loved one to support groups when we welcome a new baby to sharing job tips, our community is a web of connections. We also host many recovery groups.

Prayer and Pastoral Care

 

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.

Beginning Monday, May 25th, you can also 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.

Volunteer and Serve

Note: The most up-to-date list of our virtual programming can be found on our virtual events calendar.

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. We need your help! For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Elise Tiralli at etiralli@middlechurch.org.

Small Groups

Note: The most up-to-date list of our virtual programming can be found on our virtual events calendar.