The Coalition Co-Sponsors Events with Pepe-Julian Onziema
The Coalition is proud to co-sponsor the events featuring internationally acclaimed Ugandan activist Pepe-Julien Onziema to Chicago July 11-12. There will be Read more →
Press Release: Coalition of Churches Celebrates SCOTUS Marriage Equality Decision
Chicago, IL 6/27/15 – Local church leaders and their congregations are celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a Read more →
Coalition's Fifteenth Anniversary
June 2015 is the beginning of the Coalition's 15th year. We'll be celebrating by hosting or participating in pride activities all month. All of these activities Read more →
Documenting Your Faithful Journey
How did your congregation become an inclusive, faith community? Is someone in your church collecting the stories from your journey to inclusion? The Coalition's Read more →
Lake View Presby Hosts Pride Worship
We at Lake View Presbyterian Church were pleased to host the CCWC Pride Service again this year. We celebrate with our wider community the great strides made recently.
In our own denomination (PCUSA) this year we passed Marriage Equality legislation. We celebrated a few years back when our ordination standards were liberated from polity standards stranded in another era.
Oh, for the day when all our faith communities can celebrate with pride the richness we know to be true when we come together with a love as broad and radically inclusive as God's own!
Rev. Joy Douglas Strome
P.S. If you're a young adult 17-24 years old, we invite you to check out Cafe Pride. It's a safe, social space for LGBTQIA young people on Friday nights from 8:00–Midnight. Youth from all over the Chicagoland area come to be accepted as they are, to share a meal, play cards, watch a movie, or just hang out.
You are Loved,
You are Welcomed,
You are Celebrated!
Chicago Coalition of
70+ ministries celebrating LGBTQ lives
We celebrate Christ's love as a special gift to be shared.
we are a visible witness to the Good News
he announced -
God's love and acceptance
is the source of any repentance that is truly Divine.
When religion motivates
discrimination, second-class citizenship or bullying,
it does not speak for the God of New Creation.
Living the Great Commandment*
is a joy, not a burden.
When we truly "love our neighbor as ourselves,"
we are guided to work for their flourishing
in opportunity, respect and freedom.
*When Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was, he said, "The first is... 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:29-31)