Join Middle for a festive Advent season—with lively worship and opportunities for spiritual growth. Check out the full calendar below. If you can’t be with us in person, watch the live webcast on Sundays at 11:45 am or on Christmas Eve at 7 pm and 9 pm on the homepage of middlechurch.org or on our Facebook page.

This Advent, get #InTheMiddleOfIt with God and help us collect items for hygiene kits for LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness, and for crafts for children living in detention shelters in Tijuana. Read more about our Advent Collections here, and how you can support.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY I—Tuesdays, December 3, 10, and 17

  • Being Present to the Presence — led by Middle Church clergy at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Join Middle clergy for a mid-week online Bible study. Register here. (Please note this Bible Study is online only.)

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT—Sunday, December 8

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY II—Tuesdays, December 10 and 17

  • Being Present to the Presence — led by Middle Church clergy at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Join Middle clergy for a mid-week online Bible study. Register here. (Please note this Bible Study is online only.)

JUST ARTS CAFE DECEMBER—Wednesday, December 18

  • "15 minutes," a play presented by the The Performing Arts Professional School. 7:00 pm.

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT—Sunday, December 15

  • Advent III Worship Celebration! at 9:30 am and 11:45 am | Chad Tanaka Pack, preacher | Gospel Ensemble | Village Chorus for Children and Youth | Children’s Walk-on Christmas Pageant | Lighting the Joy Advent Candle | This worship will include various ways for our children to participate.
  • BIBLE in the Middle: Advent — led by Catherine Torpey at 10:45 - 11:30 am: Reflections in community on Advent sermons.
  • Middle Writers and Players Present "A Heavenly Holiday" at 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Middle Players and Writers cordially invite you to their holiday readings and one-act plays. Enjoy the creative fruits of our writing and acting classes, with some holiday spice! Readings 2:00 pm; Plays 3:00 pm in the Community Room.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY III—Tuesday, December 17

  • Being Present to the Presence — led by Middle Church clergy at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Join Middle clergy for a mid-week online Bible study. Register here. (Please note this Bible Study is online only.)

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, December 22

  • Advent IV Worship Celebration! at 9:30 am and 11:45 am | Jacqui Lewis, homily | Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir | Lighting the Love Advent Candle
  • Congregational Holiday Meal at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm: All are invited to a special holiday meal in the Social Hall. There will be no In-the-Middle programming this day.

EVENING WORSHIPS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE – Tuesday, December 24


FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS – Sunday, December 29


NEW YEAR'S EVE – Tuesday, December 31

  • Jazzy New Year's Eve Worship at 6:00 pm | A jazzy tribute to ring in the year! | Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft, homily | Music from Dionne McClain-Freeney.

 

***PAST EVENTS***

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT—Sunday, December 1