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2019 Pride parade.

Purpose of the Coalition

Pride Flag.

The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches is a collaboration of more than 80 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.

Coalition News and Events

University Church sign.
Photo by Christine Allender.

Contribute to the 2020 Pride Video

We are creating a video montage (or "Tribute") for Pride 2020. It will only take a minute (2 minutes max) for your church/community to record and submit your unique message.

Be creative! Utilize your pastor! Use technology to create a group video or get together to record (with physical distancing of course)! Be unique and reflect your community.

Please record a message responding to this statement: Share a message of God's love and support for the LGBTQ+ community, especially during this COVID pandemic and the tragic murders of Black Americans.

We invite you to submit your video at The page provides detailed instructions on how to record/upload your message and support to answer technical questions. Also, please reach out to CCWC at for any questions you have. We will respond to you as soon as we are able.

Click here for more information.

CCWC will compile the submissions into a single video message which will be shared for your church to use, as well as placed on Facebook and the CCWC website.

Don't be the last to submit! Start organizing now!

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