11 November 2022

Dear Tory,


Peace and Greetings to you!


As I started with last week’s message in our Weekly, that we’ve begun the season of thanksgiving and celebration in the life of our community of faith, as we remembered and honored those saints who have gone before us. This Sunday, we will give thanks to our Veterans who served with pride, compassion, and honor, serving our great nation, securing our freedom, and allowing us to remember that these freedoms they have fought for is something we should never take for granted.


I also couldn’t be more thankful, as well as proud for the continued generosity this community of faith gives, to the various opportunities provided to us to give back to others in our community. What a wonderful display of giving you all have once again done by providing the abundance of winter clothing that we will give to our partners at Courage MKE, to ensure that our homeless or displaced youth will be able to keep warm during our cold winter months. Additionally, the board and I continue to be grateful for your generosity each month as we collect non-perishable good, helping to keep the pantry at Vivent stocked, providing those who are in need to nourishment with the ability to receive food items from their pantry.


I’m however, very excited that tomorrow we will come together for our 7th Annual Fundraiser/Gala, A Night of Cabaret. An evening of celebration, fellowship and fun raising fund to help continue to keep our programs and ministries vibrant and alive, as we continue to serve the Greater Milwaukee community.


This Sunday we CONTINUE our three-week sermon series, which we have titled Vintage. Las week we defined Vintage as: of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance of quality. It's somethings that has been around for a while, but the value has never gone away and still valuable today. Join me this Sunday at 11:00am for In-Person Worship or later Sunday afternoon for our Virtual Worship Service, as we engage in the next part of our Vintage Series through our "Relationships."


Remember to mark your calendars for both, our After Thanksgiving Potluck Fellowship which will be Sunday, November 27th immediately following worship. Come and bring those delectable leftovers from Thanksgiving to share with one another, allowing us to come together and give thanks for one another. Also, Sunday, December 4th will be our Annual Congregational Meeting, following worship. This year, instead of having a Potluck, since we’re having one the week before, the board of directors will provide lunch for our Annual Meeting. Come, hear, learn and be a part of our Annual Meeting, providing your voice and ear to what we have done this past year. It’s also a time to vote for a new Lay Delegate to the congregation. If you are interested in running to become our Lay Delegate and represent our congregation at the denomination level, speak with any board member of myself for an application and qualifications to run.


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.


In Christ,

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21


All of this is from God, who ransomed us through Christ — and made us ministers

of that reconciliation. This means that through Christ, the world was fully

reconciled again to God, who didn’t hold our transgressions against us, but instead entrusted us with this message of reconciliation. This makes us Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making the appeal directly through us.

Therefore, we implore you in Christ’s name: be reconciled to God. For our sake,

God made the One who was without sin to be sin, so that by this means we might become the very holiness of God.

Join us for IN-PERSON WORSHIP

this Sunday 11:00am

We CONTINUE our November series titled:

This Sunday we CONTINUE a three week series titled Vintage.

If we were to define Vintage we could define it as:

of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance of quality.

It's somethings that has been around for a while, but the value

has never gone away and still valuable today.

Join us as we explore the various aspects of Vintage

as we begin this Sunday with:

"Relationships"


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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Join us for

BRUNCH WITH THE PASTOR

Sunday, November 20, 2022

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.

Join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Potluck Fellowship on Sunday, November 27, 2022


Not sure what to do with those Thanksgiving Leftovers? Well join us Sunday, November 27th following worship for some great Thanksgiving leftovers and a time to give thanks and have fellowship with one another.


We will also bring out the greens and begin decorating the church for the Advent/Christmas Season.


DON'T FORGET TO HELP

Pack the Pantry

Sunday, November 27, 2022


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, SEPTEMBER 25TH 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, November 27, 2022


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 our ANNUAL Congregational Meeting and Luncheon

December 4, 2022

 

Mark your calendars to be present at our Annual Congregational Meeting,

on Sunday, December 4, 2022, immediately following worship. Be a part of your church and attend this annual meeting so you can engage and vote for open

board of directors, approve our 2023 Budget and hear all about state of our congregation.  This year, instead of having a Potluck, since we’re having one the

week before, the board of directors will provide lunch for our Annual Meeting. Come, hear, learn and be a part of our Annual Meeting, providing your voice and ear to what we have done this past year. It’s also a time to vote for a new Lay Delegate to the congregation. If you are interested in running to become our Lay Delegate and represent our congregation at the denomination level, speak with any board

member of myself for an application and qualifications to run.

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

November Sermon Series

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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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