Volunteer & Serve

Our faith reminds us that we are inextricably bound together; our liberation is linked to each other. Tied up together. We are the hands, feet, and heartbeat of God.

Together we create Middle Church and there are so many ways for you to get involved! For more information about volunteer opportunities, email Elise Tiralli.

Sundays and Special Events

Ushers & Greeters

Have a desire to spread fierce love and graciously welcome people into our midst? Join our loving group of ushers and greets in-person and online!

During worship, virtual ushers welcome and greet people in our digital spaces while in-person ushers greet them at the door. Please sign up below:

Instructions for Digital Ushering

In-Person Ushering: Monqiue Fortune

Online Ushering: Ben Perry

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New York continues to receive new neighbors from our Southern borders…

Migrant Mutual Aid

Here are 3 ways to get involved

  • Email Rev Amanda to be added to a Rapid Response Signal Text Chain. From time to time we hear about evictions, sweeps, and other things that need rapid attention. This Signal chain is the best way to respond.
  • Middle partners with Judson Memorial Church’s Radical Hope Mutual Aid Center every Monday.  Volunteers are needed to set up the space, interact with migrants, set out food, prepare food, clean, and other tasks that arise.  Volunteer shifts are: 9:00-12:00, 12:00-3:00, and 2:00-6:00.  Email Micah Bucey  to sign up for a shift. If you’d like to go with someone from Middle, email Deborah Berg McCarthy to coordinate!
  • Attend an Immigration Teach-In on Sunday, July 9th immediately following worship at East End Temple.  We’ll dive into America’s complicity in our global immigration crisis, and hear what city, NGOs, and houses of worship are doing to meet our current city’s need.


Butterfly Outreach Ministry

Our Butterfly Outreach Ministry will return on May April 2nd! Make new friends who care deeply about ensuring that everyone has enough to eat. It’s a wonderful way to get more connected at Middle, and offer a crucial service to the neighborhood.

Volunteers gather every Sunday for two hours after worship services at The LES Comm-Unity Fridge 602 East 9th Street Corner of East 9th Street and Ave B. –  on the east side of Tompkins Square Park. Comm-Unity Fridge is stationed in front of garden of Trinity LES Lutheran Parish.

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Sundays and Events

Youth & Children Programming

Love working with kids? Volunteer to help our community raise the next generation of revolutionary lovers. Offer your time and wisdom at field trips, special events, Bible studies, Christmas pageants and more!

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Virtual Prayer Circle

Middle Prays

Are you called to pray for middle Church and her members, our city, country and world? This group is for you. Each week, you’ll receive a prayer request from a Deacon, and then you can pray on it throughout the week.

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Join Us In Spreading Love Everywhere!

Social Media Ambassadors

Get involved with growing Middle’s ministry and reach in the world!

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Do you yearn to not just belong, but be celebrated for exactly who you are? Do you want a community of folks committed to radical love and justice? Wherever you live, you can call Middle Church home.


This movement needs you! We need your time and talent, but we also need your resources. Make a contribution today and help us be midwives to love and justice.

December 5, 2020

A six-alarm fire spread from the building next door and destroyed our beautiful sanctuary. And yet, no fire can stop revolutionary love! Learn how we’re rising from the ashes and what you can do to help.

Find Your People!

Middle hosts small groups for everything from beginning ukulele lessons, Queer Black Men in the Middle or our Voting Reform team. And all of them have options to gather virtually! Join the groups that best fit your passion and the love you want to offer the world.

Liberative Learning

How do you change the world? First, you change yourself. Part of how we fulfill our commitment to God’s gospel of liberation is by training leaders with the skills you’ll need to bring freedom wherever you go. Thousands have participated in our digital courses. Will join them?

What We Believe

Middle is on a mission to reclaim and reframe Christianity—to realign our faith with Jesus’ teaching and take it back from the folks who have stolen it. We do this work joyfully, fueled by the Spirit, and strengthened by the community we create with one another.

Celebrate LOVE with Us!

Middle’s worship is a joyful, diverse celebration that gives a taste of what heaven feels like—an experience to soothe your soul and fill you with God’s liberatory fire! Every week is different, but what remains constant is how we tell the story of love through transformative art.

Do Justice

Faith comes alive when our love radiates outwards. At Middle, we’re committed to building an intersectional movement that both addresses the particular needs of different communities and unites us in common solidarity. This is God’s work, and we hope you’ll join us in it.