16 October 2020
Greetings!

Peace and Greetings to you!

As individuals, I think we need to sometimes ask ourselves if there are there doors in our life that you sense are a trap? From a distance, they look sort of fun and exciting, but when you get closer you realize they're a trap. As we continue with our sermon series “At the Door,” we learn three specific ways to stay away from forbidden doors in order to lead a happy and successful life!
 
I invite you to join me this Sunday for Worship ONLINE starting at 11:00AM Central Time, by connecting with us through our YouTube or Facebook links for our SUNDAY WORSHIP WATCH PARTY! This Sunday we continue our sermon series titled: At the Door, where we will learn how to trust what God is doing in our lives when we are faced “Forbidden Doors.”

The board and I hope that you will continue to share your church, Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church, with your friends and family, by inviting them to join our weekly Virtual Worship Services that are premiered every Sunday on Facebook and YouTube starting at 11:00AM Central Time. Please let us know you’re worshipping with us by leaving a message in the chat box during worship.

Blessing and Good Health to you!
Rev. Tory
Scripture: PROVERBS 5:3–21 (The Inclusive Bible)

Don’t be like adulterers, like people who break faith with those who trust them: their lips drip honey and their words are smoother than oil, but their end is as bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Their feet lead them down to death, their steps take the road to the grave; they ignore advice on the road to life; and they wander, lost and uncomprehending. So hear me well, my children, and listen closely; don’t wander from the word of my mouth: keep your distance from these people;
don’t even approach the door to their house, or you’ll surrender your integrity to others, and your reputation to the merciless; for then strangers will acquire your wealth, and your labors will enrich someone else’s household. All you’ll have in the
end are your groans when your body and flesh are wasted, and you say, “How I hated
my lessons! How I hated to be corrected! I wouldn’t listen to the voice of my teachers, wouldn’t pay attention to my instructors. Now I’m all but ruined – and the whole neighborhood is watching! So drink water from your own tap, water that runs from
your own faucet. And don’t let your river flow into the streets or let just anyone drink from your streams; let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers. May your fountain flow freely, to bless both you and your beloved – someone who loves you
and fills you with joy. May your affection always fill you with mutual bliss; may you always delight in your love for each other. Why be infatuated, my children, with
people who deceive those who trust them? Why embrace a false-hearted lover? For
our ways are always in YHWH’s sight, and God watches our paths.
Celebrate LGBTQ History Month

October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History Month in the United States. It was first observed in 1994. October was selected because it
coincides with National Coming Out Day on October 11,
and because it is the month of the first March on
Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979.
Join Us Sunday for WORSHIP ONLINE
through Facebook and YouTube

We invite you to join us for Sunday Worship, by joining us at our Facebook and YouTube Channels for our
WEEKLY SUNDAY WORSHIP WATCH PARTY!

Connect with us starting at 11:00AM on our Facebook Page
or YouTube Channel Links to our Facebook and YouTube pages
are below.

THIS SUNDAY WE CONTINUE OUR SERMON SERIES TITLED:
"AT THE DOOR"

As we all face tough decisions ,are there doors in your life that you sense are
a trap? From a distance, they look sort of fun and exciting, but when you get closer you realize they're a trap. We’ll learn three specific ways to stay away from these forbidden doors.


Join us this week as we CONTINUE with: "Forbidden Doors"
Join us for our Virtual Fellowship Gathering
November 1, 2020
at 12 NOON

If you missed out in partaking in our Virtual Online Fellowship in September, don't worry!

Rev. Tory and the Board of Directors invite you to join them, once again THIS Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 12 Noon, immediately following online worship for our virtual get together and enjoy some congregational fellowship and social time.

We know that we all miss being together with one another, and having that ability to give one another a hug, pass the peace or have that ability to socialize with one another after Sunday Worship each week.

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! Connect with us on October 4th at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82834642928
Don't FORGET
Theology-on-Tap has gone ONLINE the First Thursday of each month!

Don't forget that Theology-on-Tap is back … but ONLINE! Join us for our next gathering, Thursday Evening, November 5, 2020 at 6:30pm via ZOOM to take part in our discussion!

Grab your favorite beverage and some snack type foods for an evening of good discussion. 

For questions and more information, feel free to contact the church office by calling 414-383-1100
or by email at info@milmcc.org

Connect with us on October 1st at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86055363676
Save the Date for our Virtual Congregation Meeting
November 15, 2020 at 12 NOON

Make plans to partake in our Virtual Online ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING, on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Noon via Zoom!

Rev. Tory and the Board of Directors invite you to join them, for our annual meeting to present the end of year reports of the church, what's happening with our ministries in the congregation, as well as share the proposed 2021 Budget.

While we are in this pandemic, board positions will carry over another year, culminating with our 2021 congregational meeting.

Connect to our Annual Meeting on November 15th at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/u/knBcrxslp
As your Board of Directors, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank our Pastor and those on staff for the incredible job they have been doing in coordinating worship online via our Facebook and YouTube outlets. We are extremely grateful for the many long hours, ingenuity and dedication that it has taken to keep our community of faith connected with one another and the world.

Currently, Milwaukee County has an extended Safer-at-Home order in place. However, as a church, while we have minimal funds to sustain us in the short term, our church relies heavily on your gifts each week. Since we have been unable to pass the offering plate during the past month, our giving is tremendously down. If you auto-give, through your financial institution, we THANK YOU. But, if you typically place your gifts in the offering plate each Sunday, we ask that you please consider the options we have available for giving to the church, until we are able to be back in-person again.

There are several ways YOU can make either a one-time donation or even a recurring donation. Here are the ways you can make that happen:
  1. Through our Secure Online Giving Portal, or either of our two PayPal links. You can go to our Secure Online Giving Portal and/or our PayPal Giving Link for your regular offering or one time giving. You can also go through our regular PayPal Link if you’re wanting to start and set-up a recurring monthly giving for your offering. Click on either of the links below to make that happen.
  2. You can mail your offering via check or credit card by using one of the pre-printed offering envelopes that have been distributed to all our members. Simply insert your check in the envelope or complete the information on the inner flap, should you choose to donate by credit card, and return it by mail. If you are in need envelopes, please contact the church, either by leaving us a message or emailing us at info@milmcc.org. We will be happy to send some to you.
  3. You can send your offering via check in a regular addressed envelope to: Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church, 1239 West Mineral Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
  4. You can go to our website at www.milmcc.org/donate to do your giving as well.
Click link above to do a regular
offering or one time gift through our Secure Giving Portal
Click link above to do a regular
offering or one time gift
Click link above to set up a monthly recurring gift
As a board, we are praying with you, and for you. We look forward to the day when we can once again gather and worship together. In the meanwhile, please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines outlined by health officials to keep you and your family safe.

Please prayerfully consider making a gift to support your church, so that we can continue to meet the needs of the congregation.

Peace and Blessings,
Milwaukee MCC Board of Directors
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