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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Gilead Church (United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ)

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 13222
Chicago, IL 60613

Worshipping At
The Factory Theater
1623 West Howard
Chicago, IL 60626




Other Information

Gilead Church Chicago is a brand new church. You got here just in time to get in on the ground floor: we just started weekly worship, every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. We're meeting in the church building at 7059 N Greenview. You and everyone you know, are invited to come get in on a new thing. We'll be done by 6:15, but plan to hang around and meet each other! (Looking for more ways to get to know each other? Check out our on-going Know-and-be-Known meals, and sign up!)

We've been given a vision of a progressive, inclusive, creative community of Christian faith in the Rogers Park neighborhood--a community that worships beautifully, shares food abundantly, and tells true stories that save lives.

We're a church where all are welcome--and where all means all. If you've been told or made to feel that you're too queer, too out, too smart, too loud, too weird, have too many questions, or too big an agenda for church, we wanna meet you! We want you to help shape this new community.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about the gathering church--and consider becoming a part of it. We hope you'll be inspired to pitch in and offer your gifts and skills to make Gilead a reality!

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