Purpose of the Coalition
The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches is a collaboration of more than 70 churches and other ministries in the Chicago metropolitan area which welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We have two goals:
- To spread the message of our members' LGBTQ-inclusion across the Chicago metropolitan area, mindful that a positive message about sexual and family diversity is a gift to all people.
- To connect the leaders, members, and guests of our partner churches for fellowship and education, enabling support and resource-sharing for the practices of faithful welcome.
49th Annual Chicago Pride Parade
Hundreds of Coalition members joined together to march in Chicago's Pride Parade on June 24th. We made a loud, happy, BIG public witness of our congregations' welcome to all people.
See many of the photos our members and the secular press took at the parade on the Coalition's Facebook site.
Pre-Pride Parade Worship
The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches was excited to gather for our Pre-Parade Worship Experience. It's the way we get ready to march in the Annual Pride Parade!
We met in Lighthouse Church's worship space, Uptown Underground, 4713, North Broadway, Chicago.
More details of the service will be available here soon.
The Pride Parade Is Over. What Now?
The Pride Parade is over. The streets have been cleaned. Halsted and Broadway are back to normal. (or at least back to what we've come to accept as normal there.) What do we do now?
Stay tuned to this website. We have some suggestions on how to extend Pride beyond June.