Small Groups and Communities

Middle Church's programming consists of rich and meaningful education opportunities for all ages. Whatever your background, whether you are looking to deepen your knowledge of the Bible, actively seek justice-making strategies for the disenfranchised, or learn more about yourself in relationship to God, we have something for you.

You might sing in the gospel choir, volunteer for a food ministry, or join a community of artists working together for social justice. You might study with a group, lead a class, or just spend time being with others on a spiritual journey. For more information, explore our detailed program descriptions.

Acting Class

Grow your acting chops and your public presentation skills in a safe and joyful environment. Work on scenes, monologues, movement, dance, music, as you develop and workshop pieces together. Led by Middle member Harold Slazer.

Creative Writing

Move your ideas from your imagination to the page in a supportive, creative, and fun environment. Learn from colleagues as you share your work with one another. Led by Middle member Harold Slazer.

Dads in the Middle

Parenting is a special vocation, as we love and support our children on God's behalf. Meet other parents and grow spiritually, as you focus on the odyssey of parenting at the intersection of faith.

Moms in the Middle

Parenting is a special vocation, as we love and support our children on God's behalf. Meet other parents and grow spiritually, as you focus on the odyssey of parenting at the intersection of faith.

Middle Out Loud

A monthly small group with queer and LGBTQIA+ identified folks and committed allies to have fun, build connections, and discuss pertinent issues to our communities.

For more information, please contact Elise Tiralli at etiralli@middlechurch.org.

Queer Black Men

What is it like to a queer black man of faith today? How do we reconcile the god of our fathers with the god of our understanding? Through spiritual lenses, the group will examine issues that affect queer black male lives, and all our lives, and respond to these issues.

For more information or to RSVP, please email Queer Black Men at qbm@middlechurch.org.

Seniors New Adventures

A gathering of seniors. If you are retired, semi-retired, between jobs, or just happen to have Thursday afternoons free, you are welcome. Share time with new friends, and pray for your Middle family.

Young Adults Small Group

Join other 20- and 30-somethings to engage the connections between real life, faith, and justice. Share stories, ask questions, or wrestle with career and relationships in a safe and supportive space.