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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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Oak Park

This congregation contributed to the CCWC during 2023!

611 Randolph Street
Oak Park, IL 60302




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Our Mission

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.

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