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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‚ÄćThis Week at MCC Illiana¬†

Back to School Supplies for the Aliveness Project Kids

BookbagsMCC Illiana is once again getting the children of the Aliveness Project ready to start of the 22-23 school year geared for success with book bags filled with school supplies. These children are a part of the Aliveness Project NWI that provides social services to people living with HIV throughout Northwest Indiana. MCC Illiana has the names of 40 children (almost 10 more than last year!) that we want to give these children the best kickoff to school. If you would like to sponsor a child (or 2 or 3...) with a book bag filled with the supplies they need for their grade level, please pick a name at church this Sunday, or email us for information. Bags need to be at the church by Sunday, August 14th.

Family Game Night & Dinner - Friday, August 12th, 6ish

Game Night

‚ÄćJoin us for an evening of games and food at our Gayme Night coming up on Friday, August 12th starting around 6pm. This is a family-friendly event with board games, card games and a lot of fun.¬†¬†There will be a simple meal provided, $5 suggested donation for the food.


Membership Class  - Sunday, August 21st, 1pm

New Member ClassInterested in developing a deeper relationship with MCC Illiana and our ministry in the GBLTQ Community of NWI? Then consider exploring becoming a member of our church.  Find our more about what it means to be a member at our upcoming membership class on Sunday, August 21st at 1pm. The class runs for 2 hours. No obligation to join, just an opportunity to discern.  Pre-registration is required, see Rev. Michael.


‚ÄćWeekly Transgender Support Group¬†

Gathering on Fridays at 6pm

A transgender support group has formed at MCC Illiana and is 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. Simple food and snacks will be provided!

Two Virtual Gatherings each Week

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

Monday Afternoon Bible Study, Noon (Central) 

Rev. Rebekah Lawson is be leading a virtual Bible Study series on the book of Hebrews for the remainder of August (there will not be a Bible study on August 14th). 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. This series concludes on August 29th.

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. 


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 today by clicking the Give button.

‚ÄćThis 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. is a secure payment system.

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 Kathy and her family following the loss of her brother
  • For Charlotte
  • For Luis who is in the hospital
  • For Randy and Ameila
  • For Donna who lost a beloved cat
  • For the life of Mitzie and for strength for her wife Pattie
  • For a neighbor who is dealing with unemployment
  • For Rebecca and Lexi
  • For the work for unity and compassion for all
  • For a sister who is dealing with pancreatic cancer
  • For Owen who started chemotherapy
  • Thankful for small blessings
  • For the life of Dani, a longtime CGS member who passed
  • For Charlie the dog who has heart issues
  • For a cousin‚Äôs friend who is recovering from emergency surgery
  • For those hurt and affected by suicide
  • For Joy‚Äôs brother who is having problems with his eyes
  • For Patricia who is undergoing chemo
  • For Rochelle and her daughter
  • For Kathy and Sharon
  • For Kevin‚Äôs sister Brenda‚Äôs daughter who is starting chemo
  • For Pat
  • For Mia and Ben
  • For BJ and Gerry
  • 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.¬†