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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‚ÄćThis Week at MCC Illiana¬†

‚ÄćBookbagsBack to School supplies for the

Kids of the Aliveness Project

MCC Illiana is once again getting the children of the Aliveness Project ready to start of the 23-24 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. Names and a list of suggested supplies can be chosen off the board at the front of the sanctuary. Book bags need to be brought to church by Sunday, August 13th. MCC Illiana will be providing for these children the opportunity to start this school year off to a great start with the simple necessities of school supplies.



Monthly Potluck ‚Äď Sunday, July 30th at noon

PotluckOur next end of the month potluck lunch will be this Sunday, July 30th 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. After our potluck will be a memorial service for a wonderful friend of our church, Robin, around 1:30pm.


Memorial Service this Sunday, July 30th, 1:30pm

RobinRobin Lynn Helfrich of Michigan City died on July 11, 2023. Born in Connecticut to the late Harry Helfrich and Dorothy Spence Helfrich on September 24, 1965, she was the youngest of three children, a brother Harry Jr and a sister Dale, both estranged. Robin had suffered with health issues for many years. She is survived by her longtime friend Cheryl O’Lay and a cat named Coco. A memorial service will be held at Metropolitan Community Church Illiana, 5579 Clem Road, Portage, IN 46368 on Sunday, July 30th at 1:30pm. The service will be preceded by a luncheon at noon. Memorial donations in Robin’s honor can be made to the church’s Rev. Angie Thinness Benevolence Fund which provides assistance for those in need.

Thursday Night Zoom Virtual Bible Study, 7pm 

Note there will not be a Bible Study on Thursday, August 3rd.

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

Game Night

Family Game Night and Dinner

Friday, August 18th, 6:30pm


Join us for an evening of games and food at our Gayme Night coming up on Friday, August 18th starting at 6:30pm. 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.

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 the life of Robyn and for Cheryl who is grieving her loss
  • For Dennis following the loss of his sister
  • For Jerry who is in the hospital
  • For a family member going through a divorce
  • For Margo who is dealing with health issue
  • Celebrations for a niece who was married
  • For patience and health so the four walls will not hold me in and thanks for the money to fix the last pump
  • For Dennis following the death of his father
  • For those needing physical, mental and spiritual healing
  • For one recently moved to a nursing home
  • For one undergoing medical testing and MRI
  • For Connie who is struggling with her living situation
  • For the life of Susan who passed away
  • For Maurice who is back in Indiana caring for his mom
  • For Donna and her mom
  • For those dealing with server weather¬†
  • For Ronnie who is in a nursing home
  • For Jane and Cynthia
  • For Ken
  • For Paige who had thyroid cancer surgery
  • For Dennis‚Äô sister who is in home hospice¬†
  • For Dan who has 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.