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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‚ÄćThis Week at MCC Illiana¬†

Annual Community Pride Picnic

MCC Illiana hosted our Annual Community Pride Picnic and 45 people from our church and community came out in the rain to enjoy some wonderful food and fellowship. A special thanks goes out to all those who helped make this year's picnic such a great success - Ken and Art for being our grill masters, Randy for the fab Pride Rainbow cake, Cynthia for providing the hotdogs and hamburgers, and everyone who brought wonderful goodies to share. Great thanks also goes out to our cleanup crew - Ed, Shirley, Debbie and Joyce. Enjoy a few pictures from our Pride!


‚ÄćWeekly Transgender Support Group¬†

Gathering on Fridays at 6pm

Please note there will not be a gathering on July 1st for the holiday, the group will return on Friday, July 8th.

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) 

Please note that there will not be a Bible Study on Monday, July 4th for the holiday, the virtual Bible Study will return on July 11th. 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.

Thursday Night Zoom Virtual Bible Study, 7pm 

There will not be a Thursday Night Zoom on June 30th (before the holiday weekend) and will return on July 7th. 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. 


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 a cousin‚Äôs friend who is recovering from emergency surgery
  • For those hurt and affected by suicide
  • For Eric‚Äôs father who is recovering from a fall
  • 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 continued healing for Randy
  • For Kevin‚Äôs sister Brenda‚Äôs daughter who is starting chemo
  • For Margo dealing with the loss of one of her girl scout friends
  • For John¬†
  • For Margo and her family following the deaths of her Aunt Clara and cousin Donald
  • 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.