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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Kingswood United Methodist Church


401 West Dundee Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

847-398-0770

jpreston@kingswoodumc.com

www.kingswoodumc.com

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Other Information

Our Vision: Our VISION is to be a vibrant and diverse community that through Christ, serves all people, renews lives, and creates change—both locally and globally.

Our Mission: Our MISSION is to LOVE God, SERVE others, and BUILD sacred community as followers of Christ!

Our Values: Our CORE VALUES are Growing, Serving, Forgiving, Worshiping, Welcoming, Including, and Connecting

Open and Affirming Statement: Following Jesus Christ's example of loving God and serving others, we believe all people are created in the image of God and affirm their inherent sacred worth and dignity. Therefore, we celebrate and welcome into the sacred community and ministry of Kingswood all people regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, family configuration, faith background, socioeconomic status, or physical and mental abilities.

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