Dance & Drama
We believe art drops us into the space where we understand God’s Reign with all of our senses.
We dance on the pews. Whether it’s a flash mob to Pharrell’s Happy, our gospel choir rocking to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, or a family of four dancing to Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror, dance is where we meet the God-in-motion. Middle members and choreographers Tadej Brdnik, Mark Dendy, Kim Greer, and Ishmael Houston-Jones share their talent and their passion for dance here. Professional dancers and those who just love to move bring this art form to our space.
And, during COVID, we’ve continued to move in celebration, even when we can’t move in the same physical space. Choreographer Matthew Johnson Harris has led virtual dance parties that help you joyfully move your body, wherever you are.
Drama brings the greatest story ever told to life. From interpreting scripture to excerpts from Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell, drama helps us rehearse the Reign of God on earth. Poetry slams, monologues, and skits help us feel the Word made flesh among us. Puppets punctuate worship with both humor and deep reflection. Visual art also helps us to amplify worship. Our writers, actors, and artists collaborate with our music team and preachers to make worship art.
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.