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.

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Lake View Lutheran Church
Lake View Lutheran Church

Connection, Celebration, Reflection

As we ease into Autumn, the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches invites you to join us at our Fall Event, "Connection, Celebration, Reflection."

Please join us to connect with each other, celebrate our successful 2022 Chicago Pride Parade experience and reflect on how we did and vision for what’s next for us as a Coalition and our presence in the 2023 Pride Parade!

When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Lake View Lutheran Church (835 W. Addison, Chicago).

Come join us, meet some new folks from other Coalition partner congregations, enjoy light refreshments and vision and dream about Pride 2023 and beyond!

Please use this link to register so we have an estimate of how many people will be attending: https://forms.gle/VYVhUz7XWJoYtZU28.

Parade Day Worship in the Park

Parade Day Memories

Crowd at Parade.
Photo by Christine Allender.
Crowd at Parade.
Photo by Anthony Didato.

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.

Join or Renew Your Partnership

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