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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Coalition News and Events


Celebration Picnic at the United Church of Hyde Park

The United Church of Hyde Park

The United Church of Hyde Park will celebrate their achievement of being officially recognized as a member of the Open and Affirming Coalition, Reconciling Ministries Network, and More Light Presbyterians on June 12, Sunday, at 12:00 p.m.

All LGBTQ+ siblings and allies in and beyond the Hyde Park community are welcome to join this celebration ceremony and networking.

For a better preparation of the celebration, especially the refreshments, it is much appreciated that you can let us know more details of your participation and group. Also, please feel free to bring something to share with folks.

registration link (free to the public)

Location: United Church of Hyde Park
Address: 1448 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
Date/Time: June 12, Sunday, 12:00 p.m.
For more information: uchp1448@yahoo.com

2019 Pride Parade.
A Drone's View of the 2019 Pride Parade.

2022 Pride Parade

Chicago's 51st annual Pride Parade will be held Sunday, June 26. The parade steps off from Montrose and Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood at noon. The Coalition is scheduled to march in the Parade and will need several volunteers to facilitate our participation. Please use the form below to let us know how many will be attending from your church and how you may be able to volunteer. Parade Attendance and Volunteering Form.

Our 2020 Pride Video

2020 video.
The 2020 Pride Video.

We created a video montage for Pride 2020. We invited all of our member congregations to submit a short video greeting to everyone celebrating Pride 2020 virtually. A great many of our partner congregations send greetings and best wishes for this very unusual Pride season.

The Coalition on Facebook

Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches

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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