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 Partners


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Photo by Christine Allender.

The congregations and affiliate ministries on this website provide safe, supportive, and affirming environments where God-given diversity of sexuality is celebrated. We invite you to attend one of these churches to nourish your spiritual journey and its fruit: a more loving relationship with God, others, and yourself.

Abbreviations

ABCUSA—American Baptist Church (USA)
DOC—Disciples of Christ
ECUSA—Episcopal Church (USA)
ELCA—Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
MCC—Metropolitan Community Church
PCUSA—Presbyterian Church (USA)
UCC—United Church of Christ
UMC—United Methodist Church
UUA—Unitarian Universalist Association

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! Coalition Partner Denomination City Zip
- A Church 4 Me MCC Chicago 60626
- Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists ABCUSA Affiliate Ministry    
!dues icon Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park ELCA Chicago 60637
- Berry Memorial United Methodist Church UMC Chicago 60625
- Bethany United Church of Christ UCC Chicago 60613
!dues icon Broadway United Methodist Church UMC Chicago 60657
- Chicago Theological Seminary UCC Affiliate Ministry    
- Christ Church of Chicago UCC Chicago 60659
- Christ Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60625
- Church of Our Saviour Episcopal ECUSA Chicago 60614
- Church of the Three Crosses UCC and UMC Chicago 60614
- Community Church of Wilmette ABCUSA Wilmette 60091
- Community United Methodist Church UMC Naperville 60540
- Community of Christ/Hope Experiment Community of Christ    
- Congregational United Church of Christ UCC Arlington Heights 60005
- Cross of Glory Lutheran Church ELCA Homer Glen 60491
!dues icon Dignity Chicago Roman Catholic Chicago 60657
- Diverse United UMC, ELCA, and ECUSA Chicago 60631
- Ebenezer Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60640
!dues icon Epiphany United Church of Christ UCC Chicago 60618
- Episcopal Diocese of Chicago ECUSA Affiliate Ministry    
- Epworth United Methodist Church UMC Chicago 60640
- Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church UMC Oak Park 60302
- Evanston Friends Meeting Quaker Evanston 60202
!dues icon First Congregational Church of Evanston UCC Evanston 60201
- First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn UCC Glen Ellyn 60137
!dues icon First Congregational United Church of Christ UCC Downers Grove 60515
- First Congregational United Church of Christ UCC Naperville 60540
- First United Church of Oak Park PCUSA and UCC Oak Park 60301
!dues icon First United Methodist Church UMC Arlington Heights 60004
- First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge UMC Park Ridge 60068
- First United Methodist Church-Chicago Temple UMC Chicago 60602
- Fourth Presbyterian Church PCUSA Chicago 60611
- Friendship Presbyterian Church PCUSA Chicago 60631
- Galewood Community United Church of Christ UCC Chicago 60639
- Gilead Church DOC and UCC Chicago 60626
!dues icon Glenview Community Church UCC Glenview 60025
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ELCA Oak Park 60302
- Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church PCUSA Chicago 60638
!dues icon Grace Baptist Church ABCUSA Chicago 60660
!dues icon Grace Lutheran Church of Evanston ELCA Evanston 60202
- Holy Covenant United Methodist Church UMC Chicago 60614
!dues icon Holy Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60613
- Immanuel Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60660
!dues icon Immanuel Lutheran Church of Evanston ELCA Evanston 60201
- Kingswood United Methodist Church UMC Buffalo Grove 60089
- LaSalle Street Church Independent Chicago 60610
- Lake Street Church of Evanston ABCUSA Evanston 60201
!dues icon Lake View Presbyterian Church PCUSA Chicago 60613
!dues icon Lakeview Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60613
- Lighthouse Church of Chicago Independent Chicago 60616
!dues icon Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church PCUSA Chicago 60614
- Living Well Ministries Ecumenical Affiliate Ministry    
!dues icon Luther Memorial Church ELCA Chicago 60625
- Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago ELCA Affiliate Ministry    
- Northbrook United Methodist Church UMC Northbrook 60062
- Northminster Presbyterian Church PCUSA Evanston 60201
- On Edge Ministries Community of Christ    
!dues icon Park Ridge Community Church UCC Park Ridge 60068
- Peoples Church of Chicago UCC and UUA Chicago 60640
!dues icon Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC Oak Park 60302
!dues icon Prince of Peace United Methodist Church UMC Elk Grove Village 60007
!dues icon Ravenswood United Church of Christ UCC Chicago 60618
- Reconciling Works, Chicago ELCA Affiliate Ministry    
- Reformation Project, Chicago Ecumenical Affiliate Ministry    
- Resurrection Covenant Church Evangelical Covenant Chicago 60613
- Resurrection Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60657
- Second Unitarian Church UUA Chicago 60657
- St. Clement's Episcopal Church ECUSA Harvey 60426
!dues icon St. James Episcopal Cathedral ECUSA Chicago 60611
- St. James Lutheran Church ELCA Western Springs 60558
- St. John United Church of Christ UCC Arlington Heights 60004
- St. Joseph and St. Aidan's Episcopal Church ECUSA Blue Island 60406
- St. Luke's Episcopal Church ECUSA Evanston 60202
!dues icon St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square ELCA Chicago 60647
!dues icon St. Michael's United Church of Christ UCC West Chicago 60185
!dues icon St. Pauls United Church of Christ UCC Chicago 60614
- St. Peter's United Church of Christ UCC Skokie 60077
- The Night Ministry Ecumenical Affiliate Ministry    
- Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA Des Plaines 60016
- Unitarian Church of Evanston UUA Evanston 60201
!dues icon United Church of Hyde Park UCC, PCUSA, and UMC Chicago 60615
- United Church of Rogers Park UMC Chicago 60626
!dues icon United in Faith Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60634
- Unity Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60640
- Unity Lutheran Church of Berwyn ELCA Berwyn 60402
- Unity in Chicago Unity Chicago 60660
- University Church DOC and UCC Chicago 60637
!dues icon Urban Village Church (Edgewater) UMC Chicago 60640
!dues icon Urban Village Church (Hyde Park-Woodlawn) UMC Chicago 60637
!dues icon Urban Village Church (South Loop) UMC Chicago 60605
!dues icon Urban Village Church (Wicker Park) UMC Chicago 60642
- Wellington United Church of Christ UCC Chicago 60657
- Wesley United Methodist Church UMC Naperville 60540
- Wicker Park Lutheran Church ELCA Chicago 60622
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