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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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Oak Park
Temporarily worshipping at
820 Ontario Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Embracing the Diversity of God's Creation and Celebrating Our Oneness in Christ.
Open and Affirming Statement
As a diverse congregation, we welcome in the spirit of Christ all women, men, and children without regard to race, nationality, marital status, family
composition, sexual orientation, gender-identity, socio-economic status, or physical ability, inviting all to participate fully in the life and ministry of our
parish. We encounter Christ in each person and therefore treat one another with trust, love, care, and respect.