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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana
This Week MCC Illiana

Family Dinner and Game Night
Friday, May 17th, 6:30pm-9pm

Game NightJoin us for an evening of games and food at our Gayme Night coming up on Friday, May 7th 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.

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

Pride 2024

Pride Month in Northwest Indiana

Our June calendar is filling up in the region and MCC Illiana will be having our biggest season of Pride! We are getting excited for our busy spring and hope that you can make plans to help us at the events that we are planning on having informational tables.

NWI Pride – Lake Station – June 1st and 2nd

This is a new festival this year that will be at Riverview Park. We are planning on having a table and will share more information as we get it. Michigan City Pride – Saturday, June 15th

This has been a great festival and we are defiantly looking forward to another year at this wonderful location next to the Lake. Join us for a long but wonderful day.

MCC Illiana Pride Picnic – Saturday June, 29th - 11am to 3pm

Our Annual Community Pride Picnic will be a week later than our norm (Rev. Michael is away the week before to attend his nephew’s wedding). We will have the grill out for an afternoon of Pride. The grill starts up at 11am and we will be providing hamburger, hotdogs and vegan options. You are invited to bring a dish to share. There will be games outdoors and in the event of rain we will be inside. Join us for an afternoon for fun and Pride. 


Alight the Rainbow flamePentecost Sunday
May 19th, 2024

Join MCC Illiana this Sunday for our experience of Pentecost. As the Holy Spirit descended to inspire the early communities to form the church, we alight with our rainbow flame. This is an exciting Sunday of renewal and visioning for the church as we look forward to the ministry ahead of us. So let the rainbow shine this Sunday as we receive that wonderful spirit of love and inclusion that is uniquely MCC.



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.

PotluckMonthly Potluck – Sunday, May 26th, noon

Our next end of the month potluck lunch will be Sunday, May 26th following our morning worship. You are invited to bring a dish to share for our hospitality time. A signup sheet with suggestion is located on the dessert table at the church.

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 those dealing with the server weather
  • For Ken who has a lot of stress at work
  • For Shirley
  • For Ruth who is recovering from surgery
  • For the life of Bonnie who passed, prayers for Bob, Bernadette and Erin
  • For Linda who will be starting chemo
  • For Rev. Michael’s father who was in the hospital
  • For Kathy as she recovers from a procedure
  • For all of God’s people, and that all of God’s people be treated as equals without the barriers we witness on a daily basis
  • Thanks for a new job for Kathy’s son BJ
  • For a brother in law Todd who is dealing with cancer
  • For Al and Yoka for medical help and financial crisis
  • For Norton who has dementia
  • For Jules who is facing eviction
  • For Sue
  • For Jo and Sandy who are doing better
  • For Rose who has medical concerns
  • For Jerry as his health declines and for his family
  • For Sharon who is dealing with chronic dizziness
  • For Beverly who is undergoing cancer treatments
  • For Diane with stage 4 cancer
  • For Wendy’s cousin Bruce who is undergoing chemotherapy
  • For Addy and Luka
  • For Pat, Mia and Ben
  • For Julie as she recovers from cancer surgery
  • For Lyn and for Sharon Vought
  • 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.