Purpose of the Coalition
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
- 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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Epworth United Methodist Church
5253 North Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60640
We believe that all persons are of sacred worth, bearing the image of God, no matter sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, social status, marital status,
physical or mental ability, or any other characteristic that might differentiate persons. We are all beloved.