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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‚ÄćThis Week at MCC Illiana¬†

Annual LGBTQ Pride Community Picnic
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 11am to 3pm

Our Annual Community Pride Picnic returns this Saturday, June 25th for a celebration with food and fun for the entire family. Starting at 11am join MCC Illiana for a cookout with hotdogs, hamburgers and vegan options around the grill and activities in the yard. In the event of incliment weather (the weather forecast looks awesome) we will gather inside for some table games and fellowship. Invite your family and friends for this afternoon of Pride with your community. You are invited to bring a dish to share for our picnic.

‚ÄćWeekly Transgender Support Group¬†

Gathering on Fridays at 6pm

A new transgender support group has formed at MCC Illiana and will be meeting each Friday at 6pm at the church. The meeting is open to all transgender people regardless of their church affiliation, so invite all the trans folks you know to join us for some snacks, fellowship and to share your thoughts about the focus of this new support group. See Lexie if you have any questions. Sandwiches and snacks will be provided!


Michigan City Pride Festival

MCC Illiana had a wonderful time sharing at Michigan City Pride. During a full afternoon of staffing an information table at the festival our church chatted with many people and handed out infromation with free swag. A great time was had by everyone who participated from 11:30am setup to the 7:15pm pack up. A special thanks to everyone who joined took the time out of their Saturday to help our church shine in pride.

Two Virutal Gatherings each Week

This June take advantage of 2 virtual Bible Study groups each week. On Monday afternoon's at noon or on Thursday evenings there are two different gatherings on Zoom.


Join us either on your computer / tablet / smartphone through the zoom link or dial in like a conference call.  There will be a time to check-in, a bible study and prayers. ZOOM is free to use. Join Zoom Meeting - Computer with at least a microphone, tablet or smartphone 


Or Dial in on your phone for voice only    312 626 6799        Meeting ID: 782 885 8504

New Monday Afternoon Bible Study, Noon (Central) 

Rev. Rebekah Lawson will be leading a virtual Bible Study series on the book of Hebrews starting on Monday, June 6th at noon. This weekly Bible study will focus on faith. Faith is one of those amazing things that so many people want and may not understand. Join us for a deep dive into faith as we read Hebrews. The Bible study will be held on Zoom at noon (central time), so bring your lunch as we explore faith together. Note: No Bible Study on MOnday, July 4th

Thursday Night Zoom Virtual Bible Study, 7pm 

Our Small Group Bible Study gathers on Thursday nights for a time of fellowship and scriptures. Rev. Michael leads the hour together from the comfort of your computer with this online ZOOM connection. There will not be a Thursday Night Zoom on June 30th (before the holiday weekend) and will return on July 7th.


Support MCC Illiana with your Donation

MCC Illiana continues to make a difference in our community and we need your continued support. Please consider make your donation today. Checks can be mailed to MCC Illiana, 5579 Clem Road, Portage, IN 46368 or you can make your tax-deductible donation to Metropolitan Community Church online through PayPal. 


This is a quick and easy way to financially support our church with your giving.  Consider making setting it up as a recurring donation for your added convenience. PayPal is a secure service and you can use any major credit card. Click here to open the PayPal donate window.

MCC Illiana Prayer List

At Metropolitan Community Church Illiana prayer is not only an important part of our weekly worship service but also an important part of our daily, spirit-filled lives. We invite you to pray with us each day for the needs of our community and our world. If you have any personal prayers that you would like to include, please email them to with the subject line Prayers

  • For MCC Illiana and the work of our denomination
  • For Marjory who is having a hard time following several losses
  • For Joy‚Äôs brother who is having problems with his eyes
  • For Tim‚Äôs mom who had a car accident
  • For a cousin who lost their daughter, she was 53
  • For a brother is in the hospital
  • For Patricia who is undergoing chemo
  • For Rochelle and her daughter
  • For Kathy and Sharon
  • For a friend of a cousin who was taken to the hospital
  • For continued healing for Randy
  • For Kevin‚Äôs sister Brenda‚Äôs daughter who is starting chemo
  • For those dealing with loss and violence in lives
  • For Margo dealing with the loss of one of her girl scout friends
  • For John who is back in the hospital
  • For those recovering from COVID
  • For the families of the children lost in Uvalde, Texas
  • For an end to the violence
  • For Margo and her family following the deaths of her Aunt Clara and cousin Donald
  • For Laurie who is recovering from pneumonia¬†
  • For Ukraine and peace
  • For Pat
  • For Mia and Ben
  • For BJ and Gerry
  • For a cousin who is undergoing cancer treatments
  • For Carolyn
  • For Collette
  • For Julie as she recovers from cancer surgery
  • For Lyn
  • For Sharon Vought
  • For Melinda who is recovering from knee surgery
  • For Whitney¬†
  • For De as she lives with cancer
  • For those in our community who have experienced trans related violence
  • For those with HIV/AIDS and for the work for a cure
  • For our GLBTQ youth and the struggles they endure.