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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‍This Week at MCC Illiana 


Out Loud

Out! Loud! Open Mic Night – Friday, May 26th, 6:30pm


MCC Illiana will be hosting an Open Mic Night this Friday, May 26th starting at 6:30pm. Out! Loud! is a place for spoken word, music or dramatic art. Come and share your poetry, music or stories in a LGBTQQA-safe and affirming environment. Admission is a $5 suggested donation and includes a dinner. This is an alcohol-free event. Some pieces may have adult themed content and may not be appropriate for children, parental discretion is advised.

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

Monthly Potluck – Sunday, May 28th at noon

PotluckOur next end of the month potluck lunch will be this Sunday, May 28th following our Sunday morning worship. You are invited to bring a dish to share for our hospitality time as we gather around the table for fellowship as a community of faith.



Pride Picnic 2023

Pride Picnic - Saturday, June 24th 11am-3pm

MCC Illiana will be hosting our annual community Pride picnic on Saturday, June 24th from 11am to 3pm on the back lawn of the church. Join our church family for a time of fun, fellowship and some great food. We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, you invited to bring a side dish to share.  Vegan options will be available. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the church. Invite all your friends to join us for Pride.  


Michigan City PrideMCC Illiana will also be hosting a booth at the Michigan City Pride festival on Saturday, June 17, 2023. We will be needing volunteers to help us staff our booth and share information about our church. Michigan City Pride festival is from 1pm to 8pm on June 17th at the Guy Foreman Amphitheater in Washington Park. The event is free but parking is $15 at the gate to Washington Park. Join MCC Illiana at Michigan City Pride this year!


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.

‍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. 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 as she recovers at home
  • For Ronnie who is in a nursing home
  • For Margo who will be moving
  • For Jane and Cynthia
  • For Ken
  • For the life of a former high school librarian who passed 
  • For Dennis’ father who has some medical issues
  • For a friend who has back pain and is getting injections
  • For a helper Kiki who’s car was towed
  • For Margo who is having breathing issues
  • For Baby Jesse who has been hospitalized for 3 months since birth, will be coming home soon
  • For the family of Kim Sing as she passed this past week
  • For Paige who had thyroid cancer surgery
  • For the life of Veronica, peace be with her family and our community during this time of loss and grief
  • For Dennis’ sister who is in home hospice and his father
  • For Wendy’s cousin who was diagnosed cancer-free but still needs hernia surgery
  • For the life of one’s cousin Linda who passed
  • For Dan who has cancer
  • For Sharon’s dad who was diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • For Charlie the dog who has heart issues
  • For Pat, Mia and Ben
  • For BJ and Gerry and 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