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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‚ÄćThis Week at MCC Illiana¬†


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Saturday’s Christmas Eve Service has been cancelled due to the extreme cold and snow 

Join us on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th at 10:30am for our Christmas Service


Celebrate Christmas with MCC Illiana on Sunday, December 25th at 10:30am. We will gather for a service of celebration with carols and scriptures. With your family at MCC Illiana hear the Good News that unto us a child was born who will bring peace to all peoples. The light of Jesus Christ emerges and shines as we gather to share that light of Christ in our world. Our scheduled Christmas Eve service on Saturday night has been cancelled due to the snow and cold, please be safe this weekend.

MCC Illiana Delivers Christmas to 30 Children 
On Monday the Santa's helpers from MCC Illiana took 30 gift bags full of clothes and toys to the Aliveness Project NWI. The Christmas bags were part of our annual angel tree where we buy gifts for the children in families affected by HIV/AIDS in Northwest Indiana. Thank you to everyone who sponsored another amazing child this Christmas. Also appreciations to our Santa's helpers, Rebekah and Lexie, who transported all the wonderful Christmas joy for these children. 


Christmas Eve offering

‚ÄćThe Rev. Angie Thinnes Benevolence Fund is our church's resource for providing financial assistance for those in our community that are in need. Named in honor of our founding pastor Rev. Angie Thinnes, the money provided through these special offerings has helped with utilities bills, medications, rental assistance and other emergency needs that arrises within our church's community. Simply click on the donation button below and designate your gift to the Benevolence Fund


Thursday Night Zoom Virtual Bible Study, 7pm 

Note: Our Bible Study is taking a holiday break. Please enjoy this time with family and friends, we will resume on Thursday, January 5th 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


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 Ken who is recovering from a procedure
  • For those dealing with the harsh weather
  • For Ricky‚Äôs sister and her fianc√© who are sick
  • For Margo who is having trouble breathing and is in the hospital
  • For Ronnie who has COVID and is in a nursing home
  • For Ken who is going in for a medical procedure
  • For Donella following the death of her dog
  • For Ruth who is in the hospital
  • For Rich who is depressed with four devastating loses
  • For Dennis‚Äô sister who is having surgery
  • For Quinten who was born 2 months early but gaining strength
  • For Kathy‚Äôs sister-in-law Cindy who has blockages in her brain
  • For Veronica
  • For Dan who has been getting treatment for chest pains
  • 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 Al and Yoko
  • For an aunt Olga who is having surgery
  • 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