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This Week at MCC illiana

This Week at MCC illiana
This Week MCC Illiana
Pride 2024


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

Our Annual Community Pride Picnic is this coming Saturday, June 29th from 11am to 3pm. We will have the grill and games out for an afternoon of Pride. The grill lights 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 flameLGBTQ Pride Sunday
June 30th, 2024

Join MCC Illiana this Sunday for a celebration of the Pride and our communities' struggles for liberation and rights. Pride Sunday is always an exciting Sunday of the affirming power of God's inclusion that is the heart of the ministry of MCC around the work. Take up the Illiana rainbow of God's promise and worship with us Sunday starting at 10:30am. So let the rainbow shine even brighter this Sunday as we share that wonderful spirit of love and inclusion that is uniquely MCC.

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

Art PrideOut at Lake Station and Michigan City Prides

MCC Illiana was Out at two NWI Pride Festivals this year. We started our month of Pride in Lake Station on a rainy Saturday afternoon for the inaugural Pride Fest in Riverview Park. Then two weeks later, with a lot more sun, our booth popped up in Michigan City for the huge Pride Fest at the amphitheater at Washington Park.

Our church had a great time and shared a lot buttons, Pride wristbands, and information about our radically inclusive ministry in NWI.


MC Pride


Family Dinner and Game Night
Friday, July 19th, 6:30pm-9pm

Game NightJoin us for an evening of games and food at our Gayme Night coming up on Friday, July 19th 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.

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, July 30th, noon

Our next end of the month potluck lunch will be Sunday, July 30th 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.

My Life I Lived presented to the MCC IllianaArt's Book

Our own Arturo Martinez self-published his autobiography, My Life I Lived and autographed a copy for the church. This was a great and compelling accomplishment for Art and the book has been added to our church's bookshelf for anyone who want to read. Of course you can purchase your own copy on Amazon. Congratulations to Art for sharing his life story as an inspiration for our community. 

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 a family needing a home for everyone
  • For Ruth as she starts chemo
  • For Frank and Patty to create a healthier relationship
  • For Sarah for peace of mind, heart and safety
  • For Bri who is having a biopsy procedure
  • For the life of Jerry, prayers for his widow Karen
  • For Evan who is growing, transitioning, and looking for a job
  • For Tom and Inga
  • For a friend’s family whose dad was diagnosed with cancer
  • For Anna and complete healing for her voice
  • For Ralph who has been sick
  • For a family who’s brother-in-law took his own life 
  • For Avery who wants to go further with her studies
  • For Patty who is undergoing tests
  • For Joy
  • For Donella’s friend Carol who is undergoing screening
  • For Linda who will be starting chemo
  • For a brother in law Todd who is dealing with cancer
  • For Al and Yoka for medical help and financial crisis
  • For Jo and Sandy who are doing better
  • For Rose who has medical concerns
  • 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.