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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Diverse United (United Methodist, ELCA, Episcopalian)

Worship Addresses:

Mailing Address:
Diverse United
c/o Norwood Park Lutheran Church
5917 North Nina Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631



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Other Information

We are a progressive, mainline protestant congregation located on Chicago's Northwest side in Norwood Park. We are a congregation of Episcopalians, ELCA Lutherans, and United Methodists dedicated to serving those in need and working for justice. At our congregation you are invited to join with us as we seek to be God's loving community for all who enter here. You are received as a friend:

You are embraced as an expression of the diversity and beauty of the creation God has given us, and you are welcome here.

Our mission focus is the New Hope Community Food Pantry, an emergency food pantry serving zip codes 60630, 60631, 60646, and 60656 on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The food pantry operates in the lower level of its host church, New Hope United Methodist Church (7115 W. Hood Ave.), and serves clients each Tuesday from 9:30 am-11:30 a.m. Please visit the volunteer page to learn more about volunteer opportunities at NHCFP.

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