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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana
This Week MCC Illiana

Christmas Service - Sunday, December 24th, 10:30am

Rainbow NativityMCC Illiana will be celebrating Christmas at our Sunday morning service on December 24th at 10:30am. Experience the miracle of Christmas as we hear the proclamation that unto us a child has been born in Bethlehem. Begin your Christmas celebrations with MCC Illiana. There will not be a Christmas Eve service this year, instead Rev. Michael will be hosting a Christmas Day Lunch and Fellowship starting at noon on Monday, December 25th. Rev. Michael will be cooking a delicious vegan meal for those who do not have plans on Christmas Day (meat eaters can bring their own food). If you don't have any family plans (or just bring your family) please join us for some food, fellowship and games.

Aliveness 2023 Christmas

‍‍MCC Illiana sends Gifts to 30 Kids of the Aliveness Project
The gifts for 30 children of the Aliveness Project were rushed off this week in time for Christmas joy for
 families affected by HIV/AIDS in Northwest Indiana. A special thanks to everyone who added a child from our angel tree to their Christmas shopping list. The love of this season of giving continues to shine from our church community and yes we were able to fit them all Sunday afternoon into a car. Another Christmas miracle at MCC Illiana!

Aliveness 2023 Christmas

‍21st Anniv ServiceMCC Illiana’s Celebrated 21 Years of Ministry in NWI

If you missed our 21st Anniversary Service with special guest Rev. Angie Thinnes, you can watch the video on our facebook page. Click here to watch. We livestream all our services, so be sure to like our page to get the notification each Sunday when we go live. Also consider making a Christmas donation to our Rev. Angie Thinnes Benevolence Fund which assists those in our local community in need throughout the year. You can give to MCC Illiana here.

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.

‍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 Amelia and Ken who are sick
  • For Jim
  • For a caretaker who is caring for their partner with cancer
  • For those traveling for the holiday
  • For Kathy’s brother Jerry and his wife
  • For Sharon who is recovering at home
  • For Rose
  • For Barbara who is celebrating her birthday
  • For Steve’s godson
  • For Connie who has a new place to live
  • For Cheryl and her brother who has COVID
  • For Margo
  • For Ken and Randy
  • For Charlotte 
  • For Donna’s mom who broke her leg
  • For those alone or without loved ones 
  • For Wendy’s cousin Bruce who is undergoing more tests
  • For Rev. Michael’s mom who fell at home on Thanksgiving
  • For those traveling for the holidays
  • For a friend’s mother who broke her hip in a fall
  • For one who was diagnosed with stomach cancer
  • For those displaced in our world
  • For Dorothy who lost her mother recently
  • For the Vadas family following the loss of their son Cody
  • For Ash who is still looking for a job
  • For peace in Israel and the West Bank
  • 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.