We are devastated and crushed that our beloved physical sanctuary at Middle Collegiate Church has burned. And yet no fire can stop Revolutionary Love. We thank God that there has been no loss of life. We know that God does not cause these kinds of tragedies but is present with us and to us as we grieve, present in the hugs and prayers of loved ones. We’ve been worshiping and doing our ministry in digital spaces since March and that’s what we’ll be doing tomorrow. We pray for the first responders. We pray for our neighbors who are also affected by this fire. And we covet your prayers as we grieve. 

In just love,


Tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET, we will be holding a virtual vigil to grieve and mourn. Click here for more information.

All media inquiries, please contact JacquiMedia@middlechurch.org.

Any other questions, or anyone seeking pastoral support, please contact Rev. William Critzman, (917) 374-0158, wcritzman@westendchurch.org