20 January 2023

Dear Tory,


Peace and Greetings to You!


Over these last several weeks we’ve been in our series New Year | New You, where we have been making changes or resolutions for this coming year, or those changes that God is calling us to make in this year ahead. And throughout this series we’ve been looking together at the New Testament Book of Colossians, which before it became a book, started as a letter that Paul wrote to some believers in that Greek city-state of Kalasha.


I invite you to join me this Sunday at 11:00am for In-Person Worship or later Sunday afternoon for our Virtual Worship Serviceas we continue our series “NEW YEAR|NEW YEAR,” as we look at how “MEASURABLE RESULTS” help complete our formula for change as we continue to assess our journey into 2023.


As always, I Invite you to take a moment to scroll down to view these announcements and the many other special announcements, connected to the life of our congregation and community, as we continue to be the vibrant, inclusive, and progressive community of faith that we are.


Regardless of how you continue worshipping with us, whether in-person or virtually, know that you are welcomed in our home and into our community of faith!


In Christ,

Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-13


Each of us has received God’s grace in the measure in which Christ has bestowed

it. Thus you find scripture saying, “You ascended on high, leading captives in

your train, and giving gifts to people.” “You ascended”—what does this mean but

that Christ first descended into the lower regions of the earth? The One who descended is the very One who ascended high above the heavens in order to

fill the whole universe. And to some, the gift they were given is that they should

be apostles; to some, prophets; to some, evangelists; to some, pastors and

teachers. These gifts were given to equip fully the holy ones for the work of

service, and to build up the body of Christ — until we all attain unity in our

faith and in our knowledge of the Only Begotten of God, until we become

mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Join us for IN-PERSON WORSHIP

this Sunday 11:00am

We CONTINUE our New Year's Series

This Sunday we CONTINUE our New Year's Series: NEW YEAR|NEW YOU

As we being the new year, we will explore simples formula for change: Commitment to living a changed life LEADS TO changed behavior, which LEADS

TO measurable results. We will explore Paul’s ultimate goal is to help us meet

Jesus so we can live the full, free life God created you to live. Real, lasting

change only comes as God works in us to produce change.

We CONTINUE our series with:

"MEASURABLE RESULTS"


REMEMBER ...

You can also connect with us for Virtual Worship on our Facebook Page or YouTube Channel, Sunday afternoons through our

links below to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

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DON'T FORGET TO HELP

Pack the Pantry

Sunday, January 22, 2023


Remember, every Fourth Sunday of the month has been designated as

PACK THE PANTY SUNDAY.


Pack the Pantry Sunday is a time for

you, the people of the church to come together and help support our partnered organizations Food Pantries.


Our Pack the Pantry donations

will go towards supporting:

VIVENT Health Care Food

Pantries & Courage House MKE


Bring your items SUNDAY, JANUARY 23RD and place them on the pantry table in the Narthex.


Don't have time to shop? No worries! Make a monetary donation toward

Pack the Panty and we'll do the shopping for you!


If you forget to bring something this Sunday, you can bring your items on any other Sundays as well! You can

also make arrangements to drop things off at the church by contacting the church office to set a drop-off time!


Click below to obtain a list of Pack the Pantry items:

Click Here for Pack the Pantry Shopping List


Order and Shop with SCRIP and Make it a WIN-WIN for Both You and Our Congregation!


Continue to shop with SCRIP, 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.


This month's ORDER DEADLINE is:

Sunday, January 22, 2023


Drop your forms and payment in

the basket on Sunday mornings, or you can send them in the mail to

the church.


MCC SCRIP ORDER FORM



Join us for IN-PERSON

February 2, 2022

at 6:30pm for

Theology-on-Tap


Join us in-person at:

Hamburger Mary's

Hunty's Social Club

734 South 5th Street, Milwaukee

starting at 6:30pm


As in the past, if you're attending in person, the first beverage is on us along with some munchies to feast on, while we gathering. If you're joining us online, then grab your favorite beverage and some snack type

foods and join in on the

awesome 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

Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church

Board of Director Meeting Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Come learn what is happening in and around our Church. You're invited to come to our monthly Board of Directors Meetings and experience and see your board in action.


Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 14, starting at 7pm.


Lots of great things are happening

in the life of our community of

faith as we start resuming worship and programming in person! Come get the info first hand and be in the know with the happenings of your church!


POZ Spirit Gathering

Saturday, Febraury 4, 2023

12:00pm


POZ SPIRIT is a monthly gathering for those infected with HIV/AIDS providing a safe, respectful and supportive environment Friendship, Networking, Resources, Peer Support Education and Spiritual Support. This gathering is open to all men who identify as HIV/AIDS positive. 


The group meets the first Saturday of each month from 12PM to 1:30PM in the Community Room at Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church. A light lunch is served, and reservations requested but not required.


Contact the church office

(414-383-1100) or send an

email to hivministries@milmcc.org email by the Monday before

each gathering!


Join us for

BRUNCH WITH THE PASTOR

Sunday, February 19, 2023

following worship at CENTRAAL Grand Café

& Tappery


Join Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church,

every THIRD Sunday of the month at 12:30pm, as we gather at

Centraal Grand Café & Tappery

2306 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue

Milwaukee 53207


Join us for some good food,

exciting conversations and awesome

fellowship with one another.


A reminder that Centraal Café has parking across the street

from the restaurant or on the street.


Southeast Clergy Association Communities of Faith Combined Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 7:00pm


Wednesday, February 22nd is Ash Wednesday, which in many faith traditions

marks the beginning of the Lenten Season, where we once again begin our journey to the cross. The Rite of Imposition of Ashes, for which this day of the liturgical year is named, defines a ritual with a lot of different symbolisms.


Ash has been a symbol of grief and mourning, and has been a symbol of the

frailty and finitude of human life (summed up perhaps best in the phrase, 

'Ashes and ashes; dust to dust’). Ash also symbolized the possibility of transformation and new life.

 

Join Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church along with the other churches within the Southeast Clergy Association of Churches, as we gather for a combined Ash Wednesday Worship and Imposition of Ashes Service, Wednesday, February 22, 2022.

Worship begins at 7:00PM

in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Sanctuary.


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is located at

4419 South Howell Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53207


We hope you'll join us for this symbolic and powerful service!

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 also offer other options when giving to the church.


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

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Reverend Tory V. Topjian (Moderator)

David Huibregtse (Vice-Moderator), Mark Mickelson (Clerk),

Allan Hauth, Dan Nelson, Chris Stockdale and Britt Saunders (Members at Large)


Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church

1239 West Mineral Street

Milwaukee, WI 53204

414-383-1100 • info@milmcc.org

Website - www.milwaukeemcc.org

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