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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‚ÄćThis Week at MCC Illiana¬†


Spring Forward for Day Light Savings Time

Spring Forward
Reminder to set your clock ahead for the beginning of daylight savings time on March 12th. Your church family at MCC Illiana doesn't want you an hour late for church on Sunday so turn those clocks forward before you go to bed on Saturday March 11th. Losing an hour of sleep is one of the many struggles we face during our Lenten Journey each year, so make it to church on time so you can be refreshed for this wonderful journey together. Though we promise not to stare if you come in late, we are glad to see you on Sunday, even if for communion and lunch.


Family Gayme Night on St. Patrick's Day

Game NightJoin us for an evening of games and food at our Gayme Night coming up on St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17th starting at 630pm. 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.

Holy Week 2023

Holy Week Services with MCC Illiana

Experience the greatest week in human history with your church community at MCC Illiana. Our Holy Week experience of worship begins on Palm Sunday, April 2nd as we process into our sanctuary with palms. Alexandra will be our preacher for this parade that recalls Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. On Wednesday, April 5th at 7pm we will gather in our fellowship hall for a unique experience of the Passover Seder, the festival meal that Jesus and the disciples shared in the Upper Room. This event will be livestreamed on Facebook so for those at home who would like to share with us you would need to have the following items: unleavened crackers, boiled egg, horseradish, apples and nuts, lettuce and parsley. We return to our sanctuary on Good Friday, April 7th at 7pm for a contemplative service of songs and prayers around the cross. From that moment of the world's deepest darkest, emerge with MCC Illiana on Easter Sunday, April 9th to experience the light of the first day of the Resurrection as we gather for worship at 10:30. All of these services will be live streamed on our Facebook page. 

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. 


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

‚ÄćRainbow Pasta
Return to Spring Pasta Dish Cook-off and 

Monthly Potluck ‚Äď March 26th, noon

Our next end of the month potluck lunch will all feature a special return to spring pasta dish cook-off. On Sunday, March 26th following our morning worship, you are invited to bring a dish to share for our hospitality time. For our cook-off bring your favorite home-made pasta dish, pasta salad, pasta casserole or anything you believe can beat our best chefs. Prizes will be offered for the entry with the most votes. Votes are $1 each or 6 for $5.


Spring Cleaning ‚Äď Saturday, March 25th, 9am¬†

Spring CleaningSpring is just about here and it's time to spruce up our church building and grounds. Join us on Saturday, March 25th starting at 9am for some indoor cleaning and outdoor planting. There are cleaning opportunities for everyone ‚Äď no matter your skill level! We will stop around noon for a communal lunch. We need donations of outdoor flowers for our planters. ¬†


Trans Pride
Transgender Support Group
Sun, March 12th and March 26th, 1:30pm

Our Transgender support group meets every other Sunday afternoon with the next two gatherings on March 12 and March 26 at 1:30pm. This is an open group for all trans people, please see Lexi for more information. 


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.

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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 Sandy‚Äôs mom in Maryland who has cancer
  • For Kathy and Sharon who are recovering from a cold
  • For Ed who has a cold
  • For Wendy‚Äôs cousin who was diagnosed cancer-free but still needs hernia surgery
  • For the life of one‚Äôs cousin Linda who passed
  • For Ken and healing
  • For our nurse practitioners who provide needed care
  • For the life of David Owens who passed in hospice
  • Blessing for Karen on her 70th birthday
  • Thank God for improvements in health for Jane and for the joy of spending time with her
  • For Dan who has cancer
  • For Sharon‚Äôs dad who was diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • For baby Jesse has upcoming heart surgery, and for parents Candace and Dan
  • For one who is frustrated in their faith
  • For the family of a neighbor who passed away
  • For the life of Noel and prayers for the family
  • For a friend‚Äôs cat who has a tumor and they can not afford surgery
  • For Sharon Vought and Wendy
  • For Beverly who is recovering from an infection in her knee
  • For Rickie‚Äôs grandmother Eloise¬†
  • For Ruth‚Äôs continued recovery from surgery
  • For Bella
  • For one looking for full time employment next year
  • For Kathy‚Äôs sister-in-law Cindy who has blockages in her brain
  • 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 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.