Hi! We’ve grown a lot and collected some new members/family/friends since our beginning nearly 400 years ago. We’ve changed a lot since then too. So, allow us to (re)introduce ourselves. We are Middle Church– a multicultural, multi-ethnic, intergenerational movement of Spirit & justice, powered by Revolutionary Love, with room for all. Following in the Way of Jesus’ radical love, & inspired by the prophets, we are called by God to do a bold new thing on the earth. We aim to heal the soul & the world by dismantling racist, classist, sexist, & homophobic systems of oppression.
We believe in the power of Love. Period. Through Love, we are each created in God’s image & filled with the Divine Spark. No matter whom we love, how we look, or where we are on our journey, God’s imprint is in every person. We believe God speaks many languages & calls us on many paths to peace—Shalom. We believe that Love put on flesh—brown, poor, Jewish baby flesh— & came to live among us. We believe God lives among us still; we are the living body of Christ. We are the hands, feet, & heartbeat of God. We believe the Spirit of God calls us to freedom. We are not free until all of us are free.
The diversity of our community looks like a New York City subway & feels like a home full of love. Middle Church is where therapy meets Broadway; where art & dance meet gospel revival; where old time religion gets a new twist. We are Bach, Beatles, & Beethoven; we are jazz, hip-hop, & spirituals. Inspired by Howard Thurman, Ruby Sales, Fannie Lou Hamer, & Martin Luther King, we are on-your-feet worship & take-it-to-the-streets activism. We feed the hungry & work for a living wage; we fight for LGBTQ equality & march for racial/ethnic justice.
YOU are welcome at Middle Church just as you are as you come through the door. You are awesomely & wonderfully made, in God’s image; God's love is manifest in you! Recognizing there is more than one path to God, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, atheists, & Christians of all stripes make their way to our sanctuary to experience how #LoveTransforms. Every ethnicity & race, millennials, boomers, trans, gay, singles, families, all call Middle home. We hope you will too.