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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Congregational United Church of Christ

1001 West Kirchoff Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005




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Our Vision

“To be a community of Christ taking God’s word and work into the world.”

Our Mission

“To grow disciples for Christian Service.”

Our Values

Adopted 2003

Open and Affirming Statement

The Congregational United Church of Christ in Arlington Heights, IL, in accordance with our shared value of inclusiveness, declares itself open and affirming. We welcome and accept into the full life and ministry of our church people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We maintain that every person has sacred worth as a unique creation made in the image of God. We believe that human sexuality is a gift from God.

We reach out to those who are disenfranchised from the religious community, and we seek growth and understanding as we continue toward inclusiveness.

Adopted June 10, 2007

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