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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana

‚ÄćThis Week at MCC Illiana¬†

Annual Thanksgiving Potluck
Sunday, November 19th at noon

Turkey Cartoon
Our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck lunch will be this Sunday, November 19th following our Sunday morning worship. Join us in giving thanks for another years of ministry and faith in action. 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.

MCC Illiana Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, November 19th, 1pm

Annual Congregational MeetingThe 2023 Annual Meeting of the Congregation of Metropolitan Community Church Illiana will be held on Sunday, November 19th at 1pm following our annual Thanksgiving Potluck. At the meeting, the members of MCC Illiana will be voting on the 2024 Budget. There will also be elections held for two (2) Board Member positions (2 year terms). 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 attend in person, we will also be hosting the meeting on ZOOM. Join us either on your computer / tablet / smartphone through the zoom link or dial in like a conference call. 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 2023 Banner

‚Äć‚ÄćAnnual NWI Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Our Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil will be on Sunday, November 26th 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. 


‚Äć‚ÄćMCC 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 17th so our Santa helpers at MCC Illiana can rush them over in time for Christmas.

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

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
  • Gratitude for some good opportunities
  • For Karen who is recovering mental health
  • For the life of Ronnie, Margo‚Äôs cousin
  • For Dorothy who lost her mother recently
  • For Sharon who had cataract surgery
  • For a friend having major surgery
  • For a friend who is dealing with complications from cancer
  • For the Vadas family following the loss of their son Cody
  • For a cousin recovering from cancer surgery
  • For a nephew who could be deployed to the middle east
  • For Emmanuel and his mother who are feeding immigrants in Chicago on the weekends
  • For Ash who is still looking for a job
  • For Ken
  • For Connie
  • For Joe who will be having hernia surgery
  • For Denna and her mom who is in hospice
  • For peace in Israel and the West Bank
  • For Dena who‚Äôs mother is in hospice care
  • For one with stage 4 kidney disease and other illnesses
  • For Margo¬†
  • For Addy and Luka
  • For strength for Candance, Dan and baby Jesse
  • For Paige who had thyroid cancer surgery
  • 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.