Life Events


At Middle Collegiate Church, we recognize marriage as an expression of God’s love for us. This love is manifested when couples chose to marry, pledging their love and promising fidelity to each other, as long as they both shall live. When a couple chooses to marry in a church, they make their solemn promises in the presence of God, as well as before their family, friends and community.

Your wedding ceremony, as an act of worship, will acknowledge marriage as a gracious gift from God, placing the primary focus on God's blessing of the covenant being established. For more information about weddings at Middle Collegiate Church, please click here.


Baptism marks publically the beginning of a life of faith and service and welcomes believers into the body of Christ. It makes the promises of God clearer. This sacrament is a reminder that we are a part of a larger whole – connected to the Triune God and the, koinonia, or community of fellowship. Baptism sets us apart and marks us as God’s own forever. Equally important is the witness Baptism makes to God’s promise to be our God forever.

Baptisms at Middle Church are celebrated within the worshipping community on Sunday mornings at 11:15 AM. Middle Church baptizes infants, children, and adults because our Reformed tradition believes that God claims us as God’s own before we have words. If you would like to be baptized, or have a child to be baptized, please contact Ellen Matlach via e-mail or by phone at 212-477-0666 ext. 312.

Funerals & Memorials

When our loved ones leave this life for another life, we experience sorrow at their loss, and also celebrate the life they lived. Our faith teaches that death is not the end. At Middle Church our ministers and staff will accompany you in making arrangements to honor the life and memory of your loved ones.

If you need support managing your feelings and emotions following the death of a loved one or if you would like to make funeral or memorial arrangements, please contact Ellen Matlach via e-mail or by phone at 212-477-0666 ext. 312.