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Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church is Wisconsin’s oldest existing LGBTQI+ organization. And this weekend, the church celebrates 50 years of ministry in the Greater Milwaukee area.
“Our church continues to be a vibrant, inclusive, progressive community of faith,” said Senior Minister Reverend Tory V. Topjian. “Under the umbrella of Metropolitan Community Churches Worldwide, we are the first faith community in the world to provide a welcoming, safe, secure, and loving environment to ALL God’s children here in the Greater Milwaukee area, regardless of how one identifies their race, gender, or sexuality.”
“A Night of Cabaret” Fundraising Gala
Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church hosts its annual anniversary fundraiser, “A Night of Cabaret,” to bring the community together for a great time around a great cause. This year, the celebration takes place starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the SKYY Lounge in American Family Field.
“Our gala is a fun-filled evening of entertainment by the city’s finest drag queens, wonderful cabaret-style dining, a cash bar, and a not-to-miss silent auction with awesome items available,” Rev. Topjian said.
Gala proceeds go toward funding church ministries and programs which include key issues such as:
- HIV/AIDS education and support
- Transgender support
- LGBT homeless youth support
- LGBT organizational partnerships
- Prison outreach
“We also provide outreach to the Greater Milwaukee community in bringing God’s inclusive love to ALL individuals regardless of race, gender, or sexual identity,” Rev. Topjian said.
Worship Celebration and Brunch
The party and praise continue with the 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration taking place Sunday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. also in American Family Field’s SKYY Lounge. After worship, guests may take part in a Sunday brunch in the SKYY Lounge with the Packers game playing as guests dine and enjoy fellowship.
“This will be a morning full of celebration and praise honoring our leaders of the past along with our leaders of the future,” Rev. Topjian said. “Our special guest anniversary preacher will be Reverend Dr. Roland Stringfellow, senior minister at Metropolitan Community Church Detroit.”
For more information about this historic celebration – including live media coverage of the events – please contact Rev. Topjian by calling (414) 383-1100 or emailing email@example.com. Tickets, sponsorship information, and the full weekend schedule are available online athttps://milwaukeemcc.org.
About Milwaukee MCC
Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Church has a long tradition of welcoming those who are searching for a spiritual place where they can feel welcomed and accepted. We hope when you worship with us, you will find an environment of loving hospitality and Christian love within our community of faith. As a loving, inclusive Christian community of faith, we serve the diverse religious population of the Greater Milwaukee Area and beyond.
Metropolitan Community Church is a denomination founded in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in 1968. As a member of this international denomination known globally as the Human Rights Church, we work to “Tear Down Walls” of injustice and oppression.
Metropolitan Community Churches originally started to provide a place for LGBTQI+ persons to worship, who were either rejected or oppressed from their faith tradition. However, today, we are a Vibrant, Inclusive, Progressive (VIP) Community of Faith that welcomes EVERYONE, with a unique call to the LGBTQI+ community. Our worship is a blend of many traditions and styles. You will find a variety of music, scriptures, prayers and Communion (Holy Eucharist) that is offered at every worship service. You will also find that our worship is not very formal or filled with rituals, but instead offers a relaxed, opened and inviting worship environment.
We believe God made us the way we are and God loves us the way we are. We celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and work for the inclusion and acceptance of ALL God’s people in the church and community life.