Metropolitan Community Church Illiana
5579 Clem Road
Portage, IN 46368
a christian church in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender, queer and allies community proclaiming a church for all people
Inclusive and Open Christian Worship - Sunday's at 10:30am
Join MCC Illiana on the evening of the Supreme Court Decision for a Special Web Event featuring Rev. Elder Troy Perry and Rev. Eler Nancy Wilson discussing the ruling.
The online telecast will begin at 5pm Central, watch it at MCC Illiana! DATE TO BE DETERMINE BY THE SUPREME COURT!
The Rev. Troy Perry, founder of Metropolitan Community Churches said, “Metropolitan Community Churches have been working for legal marriages for almost 50 years. Every Valentine’s day we applied for licenses. We married couples at Pride marches. We performed thousands of marriages in our churches, and we never gave up and never will until all people are free!”
“The Court’s decision will inspire us to redouble our efforts to let the world know that discrimination is wrong—not just in marriage, but in employment and every walk of life,” said Rev. Elder Dr. Jim Merritt, Director for Marriage Equality for MCC’s Public Policy Team.
Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner, Executive Director of the Global Justice Institute. “MCC is on the cutting edge of ministry. In the United States, we help homeless LGBTQ youth and asylum seekers. Around the world, we are known as ‘The Human Rights Church.’ Whether in the United States, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, or Latin America, LGBTQ people deserve to live in peace, and be supported by fair laws.”
“Will the U.S. Constitution applies to every family?” asked the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, global Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches. “We will either celebrate or mourn the SCOTUS decisions, but no matter what, we cannot rest until all people, regardless of race, gender identity, and sexual orientation are free to live without fear.”
MCC Illiana is a Christian church with a focus on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer spirituality. With a firm foundation in the teachings of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Holy Scriptures, we reach out with an affirming message of the full inclusion of all people in the sacraments of the church. Taking our faith from the dark places where other churches seem to drop us, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the isolation of the tomb to the light of a transformed world. We seek to move our community from the darkness of hatred and fear and into the light of God’s love. We believe in the diversity of being created in God’s image and create opportunities for GBLTQ people of faith and their allies to gather for Biblical study, spiritual development and social justice.