Middle Virtual Gatherings

***REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMMING ENDS 1 HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT BEGINS. SO PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RSVP AHEAD OF TIME!***

A New Opportunity: In this time of social distancing, get to know other members of Middle by exchanging emails or physical letters through a new Middle Pen Pals program. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. Inspired by conversations during the congregational meeting, this is another way to build community, learn about each other and safely connect with our Middle family. Feel free to email Anna at annapolovick@gmail.com with any questions! 

Note: You can call 212-477-0666 at any time to hear a prayer, scripture and reflection from a middle pastor, choose option "4" for English, option "5" for Spanish. Offerings are updated each Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Click here to sign up for a virtual coffee with one of our pastors!

Although we have canceled all in-person worship and programming due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are committed to providing ongoing opportunities to gather online. We may be socially distanced, but spiritually we remain connected; trusting that the God who created and cares for us will guide our community through this crisis in love!

FAQsWe hope you'll join us for the events listed below! And stay tuned, we add to this list as new programs become available. All events are listed in ET.

Full Schedule:

Monday, January 25, 7:00 p.m.: Murder at Kathmandu Yoga Spa and Retreat

Tuesday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.: Virtual Coffee with Rev. Amanda

Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.: Black Trans Theology Class with J Mase III

Wednesday, January 27, 5:30 p.m.: Vaccination Town Hall Info Session

Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.: Ukuleliacs

Thursday, January 28, 1:00 p.m.: New Adventures

Thursday, January 28, 6:30 p.m.: Creative Writing

Thursday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.: Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir

Sunday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.: Voter Reform Project

Sunday, January 31, 10:30 a.m.: Bible in the Middle

Sunday, January 31, 11:00 a.m.: Kids Sunday Enrichment

Sunday, January 31, 11:45 a.m.: Worship Celebration

Sunday, January 31, 12:45 p.m.: Chat and Chew

Sunday, January 31, 1:00 p.m.: Village Chorus for Children and Youth

Monday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.: Acting Class

Monday, February 1, 7:00 p.m.: Introduction to the New Testament

Tuesday, February 2, 5:45 p.m.: Reparations Task Force

Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 p.m.: Black Trans Theology Class with J Mase III

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.: Ukuleliacs

Thursday, February 4, 1:00 p.m.: New Adventures

Thursday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.: Creative Writing

Thursday, February 4, 7:00 p.m.: Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir

Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m.: ¡Hablamos!

Sunday, February 7, 10:30 a.m.: Bible in the Middle

Sunday, February 7, 11:00 a.m.: Kids Sunday Enrichment

Sunday, February 7, 11:45 a.m.: Worship Celebration

Sunday, February 7, 12:45 p.m.: Chat and Chew

Sunday, February 7, 1:00 p.m.: Village Chorus for Children and Youth

Sunday, February 7, 1:00 p.m.: Middle Out Loud

Sunday, February 7, 1:00 p.m.: Dinner Party

Monday, February 8, 6:30 p.m.: Acting Class

Monday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.: Introduction to the New Testament

Tuesday, February 9, 2:00 p.m.: Virtual Coffee with Rev. Amanda

Wednesday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.: Queer Black Men in the Middle

Thursday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.: New Adventures

Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.: Creative Writing

Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.: Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir

Sunday, February 14, 10:00 a.m.: Voter Reform Project

Sunday, February 14, 10:30 a.m.: New Members Gathering

Sunday, February 14, 11:00 a.m.: Kids Sunday Enrichment

Sunday, February 14, 11:45 a.m.: Worship Celebration

Sunday, February 14, 12:45 p.m.: Chat and Chew

Sunday, February 14, 1:00 p.m.: Village Chorus for Children and Youth

MIDDLE CHURCH ZOOM COVENANT

  • Please take time before the meeting to download the Zoom app and/or familiarize yourself with zoom.us — it's easy and free to do so. If you need help troubleshooting, visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/200305593-Troubleshooting.
  • Please visit this page at least 5 minutes before your meeting to ensure you are using the correct link for your intended meeting. 
  • Upon entering, confirm that you are in the right meeting.
  • Please change your display name.  Enter your Full Name, pronouns, and your city. i.e. "Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft (she/her, NYC)"
  • Upon entering the meeting, please hit video, as we'd love to see you.
  • Also, hit mute to avoid any audio issues. Unmute yourself when you'd like to weigh in on the conversation.
  • Sometimes, the host of the meeting will mute and unmute everyone as the meeting requires.  
  • If you have a question related to the conversation but would prefer to just type it in, there is a "Chat" section on the Zoom video where you can type in a question. We'll be checking that chatbox often to ensure we address all member comments before the meeting ends.
  • Zoom participants will adhere to demonstrating Revolutionary Love at all times.  If a participant’s behavior is deemed inappropriate by the meeting host, they will be removed.  Inappropriate behavior includes but is not limited to: harassment, threats, bigotry of any kind, and not identifying themself.
  • For additional troubleshooting, see the sidebar above.
  • We are thrilled you are here and look forward to a wonderful time together.

Virtual Programs from Our Community Partners

Virtual AA meetings can be found here.

Downtown Meditation offers online Wednesday Dharma Talk and Sitting at 7:00 pm