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
Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park and Lutheran Campus Ministry
5500 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Rev. Nancy Goede, Parish Pastor
Ryan Fordice, Minister, Lutheran Campus Ministry
Jerrad Fenske, Cantor
Elizabeth McCreless Administrative Coordinator
We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday where all are welcome at the table:
8:15 a.m. Worship
9:30 a.m. Adult Forum and Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship
9:30 a.m. Worship
Body & Soul, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. while the University of Chicago is in session.
Worship, music, food and conversation run by students for students.
Some of the things we do reach out in service to our closest neighbors, like our monthly Community Breakfast and quarterly outdoor meals with The Night Ministry. Some are aimed at serving the wider world, like work with Refugee One.
We have been a Reconciling in Christ Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1992.