30 April 2021
Greetings!

Peace and Greetings to you!

As we continue journeying through our series, we come to where the Vines meet the Branches and their meaning. The Common Root and a natural conclusion which can be made from the words “I am the vine, and you are the branches,” is the commonality of the root. Consequently, all the juices that enter through the root to the vine must pass to the branches.

As we gather this Sunday, we continue our sermon series titled: “Traveling the Road from Easter to Pentecost!” We continue our eight week look at Jesus’ journey from the resurrected grave, up trough the Trinity.

I Invite you to join me this Sunday, for Worship ONLINE, starting at 11:00AM Central Time, either on our YouTube or Facebookwhere we hear Jesus preach those words, "I Am the Vine, You are the Branches."

As always, I invite you to take a moment to scroll down for other important announcements and events in the life of our congregation and community, as we continue to be the vibrant, inclusive and progressive community of faith that we are.

Blessing to you!
Rev. Tory
Scripture: John 15:1–8 (The Inclusive Bible)

I am the true vine, and my Abba is the vine grower who cuts off every branch in me
that doesn’t bear fruit but prunes the fruitful ones to increase their yield. You’ve
been pruned already, thanks to the word that I have spoken to you. Live on in me, as
I do in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit of itself apart from the vine, rather can you bear fruit apart from me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who live in
me and I in them will bear abundant fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Those who do not live in me are like withered, rejected branches, to be picked up
and thrown on the fire and burned. If you live on in me, and my words live on in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. My Abba will be glorified if you
bear much fruit and thus prove to be my disciples. 
We invite you to join us for Sunday Worship, by joining us at our Facebook and YouTube Channels for our
WEEKLY SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE!

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

THIS SUNDAY WE CONTINUE OUR EASTERTIDE SERIES:
Join us over the next eight weeks, as we follow
the lectionary, traveling with Jesus from the
Resurrected Tomb to Pentecost and the Trinity.
We continue our series this Sunday as we are:
"I Am the Vine, You Are the Branches"
DON'T FORGET TO JHOIN US FOLLOWING ONLINE WORSHIP for our
Virtual Fellowship Gathering viz Zoom
THIS SUNDAY
SUNDAY, May 2, 2021
at 12 NOON via Zoom

Rev. Tory and the Board of Directors invite you to join them this Sunday, May 2, 2021 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. So come join in for some great conversation and fellowship with one another!

DON'T BE LEFT OUT! Connect with us on May 2nd at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82834642928
Don't FORGET to
join us for
Theology-on-Tap ONLINE the First Thursday
of each month!

Our next
Theology-on-Tap
May 6, 2021 - at 6:30pm

Join us for our next gathering, Thursday Evening, May 6, 2021 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 May 6th at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86055363676
SHOP WITH SCRIP CARDS
ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR ORDER AS WE ENTER 2021!

You can still shop with SCRIP in 2021, making it simple and easy to shop virtually.

By purchasing and shopping with SCRIP Cards, you can continue to shop in your normal way, whether in person or virtually, while continuing to support Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church.

Order forms can be obtained by clicking below on the SCRIP ORDER FORM LINK below. You can mail your payment to the church by using one of your tithing envelopes or going online and using our online giving portal, noting in the comments that your payment is for SCRIP Cards. SCRIP Orders will be mailed to you once received.

GIVE AT CHECKOUT AND MAKE A MICRODONATION TO MILWUAKEE MCC

If you use PayPal for your purchases and other things, you can now provide a microdonation of just $1, YES $1, when you check out with PayPal. It’s east as 1-2-3-4!

This new program from PayPal,
Give at Checkout is an easy way
for consumers to give what they
can when they are able. Over time these small amounts can grow exponentially, offering charities a way to diversify fundraising efforts.

Simply go to your PayPal Account Dashboard and …
  1. God to the bottom right to the Make an Impact Section and click on Set Your Favorite Charity.
  2. Type in Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church and Click on the church name.
  3. Receive confirmation that Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church is now your FAVORITE Charity.
  4. Begin making an impact and/or make an additional donation.
EACH TIME YOU SHOP/BUY AT SMILE.AMAZON.COM YOU HELP MILWUAKEE MCC

Did you know that when you shop SMILE.AMAZON.COM you can help Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church receive a donation from Amazon, and at no additional cost or efforts to you?

Each time you shop Amazon Prime or Smile at Amazon, and have Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church as your designated Charity of Choice, Amazon will make a charitable donation to Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church.

Registering is easy by simply going to your Amazon account and designate Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church as your designated charity. Once you've done that all your need to do is log in via smile.amazon.com and Amazon will do the rest.
Since we have still been unable to pass the offering plate during this time of pandemic at worship in person, our giving continues to be down. 

If you auto-give, through your financial institution, or already give online, we THANK YOU. But, if you have typically placed 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.milwaukeemcc.org/giving to do your giving.
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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