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
Holy Week Services at Metropolitan Community Church Illiana
Holy Week is an important time in the worshiping life of our church. From Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday, MCC Illiana will be hosting a several special services. You are invited to join us for these events.
Palm Sunday & Potluck - March 29th, 10:30am
Celebrate Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Join in the crowd waving palms and singing Hosanna's as Jesus moves forward to transform the world with God's love. Our Palm Sunday service opens our Holy Week with a parade that leads us on a new journey towards a new and radical holiness in Jesus Christ. Our Palm Sunday service will be followed by a Potluck lunch, you are invited to bring a dish to share.
Wednesday Service of Holy Communion - April 1st, 7:00pm
As Jesus gathered with the disciples the day before his death to share a meal, we take a moment to remember the importance of that last supper. By preparing our bodies and hearts, enter with us into a holy meal of sharing and sustaining.
Good Friday Service in the style of Taize - April 3rd, 7:00pm
Processing the violence that comes into our world takes deep reflection. The Taize style of worship is one of such deep reflection in order to begin the ministry of engaging the violence in ourselves and our larger community. On Good Friday we will spend our time at the foot of the cross as we seek to live in the will of God.
Easter Sunday Service - April 5th, 10:30am
Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with the words that Christ has Risen! Discover with us that God's love can not be held back by death or a tomb but is still out among us. Experience the miracle of Easter morning as the new promise of Christian community and ministry within our world.
Easter Bonnet Show on Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday wear your most fabulous and flamboyant Easter hats. From fancy to fun, your bonnet will help make our Easter Sunday service a colorful and dramatic experience. Following our Easter Sunday Service show off your hat at our hospitality time. So grab your glue gun, bling bling and get started on your most fierce Easter Bonnet.
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.