Join Middle for a festive Christmas 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.

Watch A Bold New Love: Christmas Eve with Middle Collegiate Church broadcast Monday, December 24 at 11:35 PM - 12:35 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (This event will not be livestreamed and was previously recorded.)


EVENING WORSHIPS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

Monday, December 24 

  • A Classical Christmas Candlelight Worship at 7:00 pm - Middle Church Choir | Jacqui Lewis, homily. This worship will be Livestreamed.
  • A Gospel Christmas Candlelight Worship at 9:00 pm | Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir |Jacqui Lewis, homily. This worship will be Livestreamed.
  • Watch Middle Church on WCBS-TV at 11:35 PM
    (This is pre-recorded. There is no worship in the building at this time.)
  • Note: The Church Office will be closed December 25–27 for Christmas.

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS – Sunday, December 30

  • Celebration! Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 am and 11:45 am Derrick Harkins, preacher | Luke 2.41–52 | Special Music | Carol Sing

JAZZY NEW YEAR'S EVE – Monday, December 31 at 6:00 pm

A jazzy tribute to ring in the year Bertram Johnson, homily | Music from Dionne McClain-Freeney



PAST ADVENT EVENTS

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, December 2

Celebration! Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 am and 11:45 am Christmas Eve for CBS - “A Bold New Thing” Jacqui Lewis, preacher | Isaiah 9.6–7; Luke 2.1–14 | Middle Church Choir | Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir | Art & Soul Chorus | Village Chorus for Children and Youth | Dance

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, December 9

  • Celebration! Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 am and 11:45 am - Bertram Johnson, preacher | Luke 3.1–6 | In-the-Middle Choir | Lighting the Advent Candles
  • BIBLE in the Middle: Bible Unbound (Adult Ed) at 10:35–11:40 am - Join Middle member Lars Swan for a journey through the Gospel of Luke following the lectionary texts for December.
  • Revolutionary Love Speaker Series: “Sacred Shelter” at 1:30–2:30 pm Middle Deacon Dennis Barton and Dr. Susan Greenfield will discuss their new collaboration, Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing. Please join us for this powerful story of love and transformation.

BLUE CHRISTMAS – Tuesday, December 11 at 7-8 pm

For those of us who have lost loved ones, here are two opportunities to come to a quiet space of prayer, reflection, and song.

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Gift to Bring Sunday, December 16

  • Celebration! Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 am and 11:45 am Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft, preacher | Zephaniah 3.14–20 | Middle Church Choir | Village Chorus for Children and Youth | Children’s Walk-on Christmas Pageant | Lighting the Advent Candles
  • BIBLE in the Middle: Bible Unbound (Adult Ed) at 10:35–11:40 am - A journey through the Gospel of Luke following the lectionary texts.
  • Middle Writers and Players Present 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.
  • Children’s Walk-on Christmas Pageant Sunday, December 16 | 9:30 & 11:45 am worship celebrations No need for your child(ren) to attend any rehearsals! Simply attend either worship celebration on December 16, and young people of all ages will be invited into the Christmas Pageant. On this Gift to Bring Sunday, there’s also a part for the grown-ups!

Blue Christmas – Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00–8:00 pm

For those of us who have lost loved ones, here are two opportunities to come to a quiet space of prayer, reflection, and song.

Advent Mornings with Middle – December 3–December 21, 7 am

Join the Middle Church community for a Zoom call every weekday of Advent (Dec 3rd – Dec 21st) from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for a time of connection, silence, and contemplation led by Rev. Catherine Torpey and seminary intern, Jenn Hagedorn.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, December 23

  • Celebration! Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 am and 11:45 am “Magnificent” | Jacqui Lewis, preacher | Luke 1.47–55 | Middle Church Choir | Lighting the Advent Candles
  • BIBLE in the Middle: Bible Unbound (Adult Ed) at 10:35–11:40 am. A journey through the Gospel of Luke following the lectionary texts.