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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‚ÄćThis Week at MCC Illiana¬†


Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch
This Sunday, November 20th, noon

The bountiful table of our annual Thanksgiving Potluck with be on Sunday, November 20th. Join us for a time to give thanks for our fellowship and hospitality this past year and share in the blessing we have made as a community of faith. Our potluck will be at noon following our Sunday worship. Then stick around for our Annual Congregational Meeting after the potluck. 


MCC Illiana Annual Congregational Meeting 
Sunday, November 20th, 1pm 


Annual Congregational MeetingThe 2022 Annual Meeting of the Congregation of Metropolitan Community Church Illiana will be held on Sunday, November 20th at 1pm following our annual Thanksgiving Potluck. At the meeting, the members of MCC Illiana will be voting on the 2023 Budget.  There will also be elections held for two (2) Board Member positions (2 year terms) and for our Lay Delegate (3 year term) and for our Alternate Lay Delegate (3 year term). This is an exciting time for our church community and we hope that you can join us for this yearly business gathering. If you are not able to make it to church you can join us via zoom at the same link used for the Bible Study. 

Thursday Night Zoom Virtual Bible Study, 7pm 

Note there will not be a Bible Study on Thanksgiving Day, please enjoy this time with family and friends, we will resume on Thursday, December 1st at 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. 


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


TDOR 2022

‚ÄćAnnual NWI Transgender Day of Remembrace Vigil

Our Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil on Monday, November 28th starting at 7:00pm. TDOR began as a way to memorialize the death of Rita Hester who was murdered in Boston and has grown into a world-wide stand against the violence that our Trans brothers and sisters face on a daily basis. This memorial vigil is for our transgender sisters and brothers who were murdered since last year’s vigil. In our call to justice we create a place for healing the scars of violence still in our societies. This event is open to all in our community


MCC Illiana Angel Tree for the Aliveness Project

Angel Tree 2017MCC Illiana is carrying on our tradition of making Christmas special for the children of the Aliveness Project NWI. The Aliveness Project provides social services to families affected by HIV/AIDS in Northwest Indiana. We will be sponsoring the Christmas gifts for 30 children this year. You can take a name off the Angel Tree at church starting this Sunday and add one or more of these children to your Christmas shopping list this year. Please have the gifts to the church by Sunday, December 18th so our Santa helpers at MCC Illiana can rush them over in time for Christmas.


Support MCC Illiana Today!

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‚Äôs sister-in-law who has blockages in her brain
  • For those who are separated from family and friends during the holiday
  • For Jeff and Joy
  • For Donna and her mom who has dementia
  • For the life for Richard and comfort for his husband Bob
  • For Dan and Val who are recovering from covid¬†
  • For Al and Yoko
  • For the life of long time MCCer Eugene and comfort for his husband Gordon
  • For the life of Jack and those who are grieving his loss
  • For an aunt Olga who is having surgery
  • For Patricia‚Äôs partner Lynn during this time of grief
  • For Beth and Joel and their baby girl Annie
  • For Delphine who lost her home in Florida
  • For Patty who is recovering following a concussion¬†
  • For Charlotte
  • For Erin to recover from her work injury
  • For Avery
  • For Donella and her dog Quinten¬†
  • For Robyn and Cheryl¬†
  • For Luis who is in the rehab
  • For Charlie the dog who has heart issues
  • For Pat
  • For Mia and Ben
  • For BJ and Gerry
  • For Collette
  • For Julie as she recovers from cancer surgery
  • For Lyn
  • For Sharon Vought
  • For Melinda and 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.