Middle Rising

On December 5, 2020, our historic Middle Church sanctuary was destroyed by a fire. But no fire can stop Revolutionary Love. We’re still busy, working to heal the world with love, through worship, crisis care, small groups, justice programs, and trainings. Even as we grieve, we know that out of the ashes, something powerful is rising and we’ll need your support.


We feel the outpouring of love we’ve received from the Collegiate Church family, our East Village neighbors and from all over the globe. You’ve claimed Middle as YOUR church, and we feel your prayers. As we prepare to reimagine, redesign, reframe and rebuild our sacred space, replacing what was lost in the fire, your donation makes that possible. Thank you SO much! 

For the latest update on Middle Rising, view the presentation given at our Congregational Meeting on May 2, 2021.

*A Note: Please do not enter the building site! As we rebuild from this traumatic fire the construction site is very dangerous and we want to keep you safe. If you are in need of shelter, please email Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft or call 311 for assistance!

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Other Ways to Give

For Charitable Fund Gifts: Though our fundraising is distinct, The Collegiate Church of New York shares one non-profit status. The legal name for Middle Church when searching your fund’s directory is:

Minister Elders and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the City of New York  (Attn: Middle Collegiate Church). EIN number 13-5564117

Middle Collegiate Church is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to organizations with 501(c)(3) status may be tax deductible.

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Shop our new Middle Rising merchandise collection where all proceeds support our rebuilding efforts.

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