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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Lakeview Lutheran Church (ELCA)

This congregation contributed to the CCWC during 2021!

835 W Addison Street (Just 1 block west of Halsted on Addison)
Chicago, IL 60613




Parking is available on Sunday mornings in the parking lot immediately west of the church. Enter through the alley from Addison.

Other Information

Lake View Lutheran Church, and the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, is a Reconciling in Christ Church, and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). Reconciling in Christ Lutherans seek the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith.

We are a community that rejoices in our diversity and shares a common commitment to grow and to serve, to celebrate the gift of life, and to use our individual gifts to make the world a better place.

We believe that God is a mystery ... a mystery, like our own lives, to be experienced and entered into, not a puzzle to be solved. That's why we honor questions as much as answers. We seek to explore the mysteries of our lives and of the world around us.

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