15 September 2023

Dear Tory,

Peace and Greetings to you!

Plans CONTINUE for our 8th Annual Anniversary Gala “A Night of Cabaret!” on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023We are back again hosting our event at American Family Field in the fabulous Skyy Lounge, located on the Club Level. I personally invite you once again to consider doing a Sponsorship and/or getting tickets to help support our annual event. Proceeds once again from our gala will go toward funding our programming efforts that we offer through our collaboration with our newly formed Milwaukee MCC Foundation to those in our community of faith along with the greater Milwaukee LGBTQI+ community. These programs include our HIV/AIDS Peer Support Gathering, our Transgender Support Gathering, our Prison Ministry, along with other educational programming offered throughout the year.

We are equally excited to team up again with the fabulous folks at This Is It Bar who not only hosts a tremendous after party at the bar following the gala, but this year providing all of the entertainment for this year’s gala. Details and information on sponsorships, tickets and other information for this fabulous annual fundraising gala can be found further down in this week’s WEEKLY!

I invite you to join me again this Sunday for worship at 11:00am, as we continue our series The Gospel According to Dr. Suess. We continue our series where many who have attempted to retell the story of the Gospels, giving their reenactment of how they think the Life of Jesus went. Sunday, we dive deeper into our Seuss-ology with “OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!”

A reminder that this Sunday we have Brunch with the Pastor at Centraal following worship. You’re invited to join us for some continued fellowship with one another.

I can’t tell you the level of appreciation that is given each month when the folks at Vivent come and pick up our pantry donations to help keep their pantries d Don’t forget that Pack the Pantry is the following Sunday, September 24th. Remember to bring your non-perishable items and place them in the shopping cart in the Narthex. Know that if you forget the fourth Sunday for Pack the Pantry that you can bring your items any Sunday and place them in the shopping cart.

As always, please take a moment to scroll down for the many other special announcements in the life of our congregation and community, as we continue to be the vibrant, inclusive, and progressive community of faith that we are.

I look forward to seeing you Sunday Morning!

In Christ,

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-12

You, however, are a “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart” to sing the praises of the One who called you out of the darkness into the wonderful, divine light. Once you were “not a people,” but now you are the people of God; once there was “no mercy for you,” but now you have found mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as strangers and aliens in this world, to abstain from

sinful passions which attack the soul. Live such good lives among the Gentiles

that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.


this Sunday 11:00am

as we CONTINUE our Sermon Series:

There have been many people over time who have attempted

to retell the story of Jesus in a variety of ways. Many have

tried to retell the story of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark,

Luke and John, giving their reenactment of how they think

the life of Jesus went. Join us in this series as we explore a different medium of retelling some of the stories of the

Gospel, as we engage in The Gospel according to Dr. Suess,

continuing with “OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!”


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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Join us for


Sunday, September 17, 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.

Amazing Faith Dinner Dialogues

Our first Amazing Faith Dinner

Dialogue was well attended with over 80 people in attendance. People of all faiths and no faith, all spiritualties

and theologies gathered in small groups to share a meal and participate in a moderated discussion using a proven model, evoking deep

exchanges about lived experiences and the role of faith and/or spirituality in their lives. Through exploration and dialogue, participants learn about

the beliefs and traditions of others within an atmosphere of respect and understanding and are empowered

to stand as witnesses for tolerance

and inclusion.

You are invited to join the next dialogue dinner next month.

Come Change your life. Change

the world.

Dinner dialogues will be held on the last Wednesday of the month from


The September Dialogue Dinner will be held at the Habitat Milwaukee

and sign-ups are available by

clicking here to REGISTER.

Future dinners’ registrations will be available the day following the current and are scheduled to occur on the last Wednesday of each month.

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, September 24, 2023

Drop your forms and payment in

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

the church.



Pack the Pantry

Sunday, September 24, 2023

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


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 Pantry

Bring your items to church SUNDAY, September 24th 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

SheARTS Project

Art Hats for Breast Cancer Awareness

to Premier during Breast Cancer

Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this awareness, Grace Lutheran Church in Thiensville, it excited to bring to the community the SheARTS Project: Art Hats for Breast Cancer Awareness. This compact exhibit contains amazing hats created by artists from around the country and photographs from professional photographer, Meg Luther Lindholm.

The 37 hat exhibit was curated by artist, Claudia M. Pratt, shortly after she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2006. Claudia had her head shaved as a result of her chemotherapy. At a retreat her head was painted in a variety of colors and shapes, as well as words of healing, love, and faith.

Once her head was shaved many talked with Claudia about their own issues and struggles with Breast Cancer. It started a dialogue that led to the creation of this exhibit. Claudia then put out a call to artists to come up with their own versions of head coverings. These became symbols of the struggle with cancer as well as the creative expression that can be found even in the face of this disease.

The exhibit will include a presentation on October 6th at 6:30pm. The exhibit will open officially at 7-9pm that evening. The exhibit will then be open October 7th and 8th from 10am to 4pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Rd. Thiensville.

This is a free exhibit, donations to your favorite cancer awareness organizations are encouraged. This exhibit is made possible by Grace Lutheran Church and the Paul and Marguerite Pratt Family Foundation.


Saturday, November 18, 2023 - 6:00PM

at the fabulous Skyy Lounge

on the club level at American Family Field

1 Brewers Way

Milwaukee, WI 53214

Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church in partnership with the Milwaukee MCC Foundation is happy to invite you to join us to be a part of our Annual Gala Fundraising event: A Night of Cabaret on Saturday, November 18, 2028, back once again at the fabulous Skyy Lounge on the Club Level of the fabulous American Family Field.

Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church, being the third oldest LGBTQI+ organization, here in Milwaukee, first established in 1971and in collaboration and partnership with The Milwaukee MCC Foundation, continues to be a Vibrant ~ Inclusive ~ Progressive Community of Faith, as we begin our 51st year of ministry in the Greater Milwaukee area. Under the umbrella of Metropolitan Community Churches Worldwide, we are the first faith community in the world to accept and support all, regardless of how one identifies their race, gender or sexuality.

With your help, Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church can continue to build bridges and strengthen lives through the ministries that we offer, not only within the LGBTQI+ Community, but beyond, while providing a welcoming, safe, secure and loving environment to ALL God’s Children here in Milwaukee.

We ask that you please consider one of these following sponsorship options in providing sponsorship to Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church for our Fundraising Gala:

Platinum Sponsorship – $5,000

Includes placement and mention in all social media marketing, signage, and top recognition on the day of the event, special recognition in the program booklet. Platinum Sponsors will receive 10 tickets to our Annual Gala Fundraiser, along with 10 complimentary drink tickets.

Gold Sponsorship – $2,500

Includes placement and mention in all social media marketing, signage, and top recognition on the day of the event, special recognition in the program booklet. Gold Sponsors will receive 8 tickets to our Annual Gala Fundraiser, along with 8 complimentary drink tickets.

Silver Sponsorship – $1,5000

Includes placement and mention in all social media marketing, signage, and recognition on the day of the event, special recognition in the program booklet. Silver Sponsors will receive 6 tickets to our Annual Gala Fundraiser, along with 6 complimentary drink tickets.

Bronze Sponsorship – $750

Includes placement and mention in all social media marketing, signage, and recognition on the day of the event, special recognition in the program booklet. Bronze Sponsors will receive 4 tickets to our Annual Gala Fundraiser, along with 4 complimentary drink tickets.

Friend of Milwaukee MCC  $250

Recognition on the day of the event, special recognition in the program booklet. Friends of Milwaukee MCC will receive 2 tickets to our Annual Gala Fundraiser, along with 2 complimentary drink tickets.

Individual Ticket(s) – $50

Individual ticket(s) can be purchased at $50 in advance, or $60 at the door the night of the event.

The evening begins with doors opening at 6:00pm, including our popular Silent Auction, scrumptious Hors d'oeuvres, four fabulous food stations, No Host bar, along with a fabulous entertainment line-up from our friends from This Is It Bar!

Proceeds will once again to towards funding and operating our ministries which include, but are not limited to our HIV/AIDS Ministry, Transgender Support Ministry, working with our LGBTQI+ Homeless Youth in conjunction with our partner LGBTQI+ Organizations, as well as our Theology-on-Tap and Prison Outreach Ministry.



Click Here to Purchase Ticket(s) or Sponsorships Online


Click Here to Print Ticket/Sponsorship Form for Payment

by Mail

You may also contact the church office at



email: info@milmcc.org

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We know as a business owner, you probably receive many requests to advertise or support events and foundations. Here are ways that you can support Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church and the Milwaukee MCC Foundation.

Have you ever wondered where an LGBTOI+ person could go to experience God’s love? Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church continues to build bridges and strengthen lives through the ministries and programs that we offer within the LGBTOI+ community and beyond while providing a welcoming, safe, secure, and loving environment to ALL God’s Children here in Milwaukee.

Yet with the collaboration of the Milwaukee MCC Foundation, we can offer so much more than just being a church with our the HIV/AIDS Program, Transgender Support Program, Working with our LGBTQI+ Homeless Youth in conjunction with our partner LGBTQI+ Organizations, as well as our Prison Outreach Program. Many of these are the only peer-supported programs available. If you would like to learn more about us, please check out the rest of our website, by clicking on Visit Our Web Page below. 

Here is a fantastic opportunity for you to sponsor the work that makes Milwaukee a better and more inclusive place.


  • Event/Venue Sponsor $5,000.00 (SOLD)
  • Alcohol/Bar Sponsor $2,500.00
  • Photo Booth Sponsor $1,000.00
  • Silent Auction Sponsor $750.00
  • Print and Media Sponsor $500.00
  • After Party Sponsor $500.00 (SOLD)
  • We also welcome donations in support of the event

All sponsorships include signage and recognition on the day of the event, recognition in the program booklet, tickets to our Annual Gala Fundraiser, complimentary drink tickets, plus, a full-page ad in the program booklet.


  • Half Page ad in program $100



Click Here to Purchase Your Community Sponsorship Online


Click Here to Print Community Sponsorship Form for Payment by Mail

You may also contact the church office at 414-383-1100


email info@milmcc.org

Church Asset Protection “CAP”

2023 Capital Campaign

We are excited to be in the midst our Church Asset Protection campaign, CAP for short, our Capital Campaign fundraiser to help raise funds for repairs, on the church building.

Maybe you worship with us occasionally, or every Sunday. You may participate in or support one of the many programs we provide in the Milwaukee community.

For more than fifty years your support has allowed us to be one of the first LGBTQ+ organizations to own a building. We are proud that with so much support we can also report we own the property free of any mortgage or debt. With this great blessing comes the great responsibility of maintaining the building.

Over the last several years we have been able to replace the HVAC and all but three of the old wooden windows. The inside of the building has been refreshed and all repairs have been completed. Now we find ourselves with many needed repairs to the outside of the building.

Our Church Asset Protection campaign helps raise funds to complete necessary repairs to our building that provides us the foundation to provide these support services. The funds will be used to complete the following:

  • The two chimneys need to be removed. A new roof needs to be installed.
  • The flat roof in the back of the building is pulling away from the side of the building and needs to be repaired.
  • The gutters are original from when they were attached to the city storm sewers and needed to be replaced and the rotting wood behind them repaired.
  • The last three wooden windows need to be replaced.
  • Lastly, the attic insulation needs to be replaced.

So, how can you help?

  • Donate to the campaign
  • Donate your time to help complete the repairs.
  • Share the campaign with friends and family to help us achieve our goal more quickly.
  • Do all 3!

Whichever you choose, your support is meaningful and makes an impact! For your convenience you can make your donation online by clicking on:

2023 Capital Campaign

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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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

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