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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Northbrook United Methodist Church
1190 Western Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Our Reconciling Congregation stained glass.
The stained glass window shown above was created specifically for Northbrook United Methodist Church by the artist, Paul Holzman, in celebration of
Northbrook UMC becoming a Reconciling Congregation.
Read the artist's introduction to the symbolism in the stained glass window.
Our welcome knows no boundaries of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic reality, education, family status, physical
or mental ability. We welcome all into full participation in the life of our congregation.
The Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) is a growing movement of United Methodist individuals, congregations, campus ministries, and other groups
working for the full inclusion of all people in the United Methodist Church. Currently close to 500 communities nation-wide have voted to become
Reconciling Congregations. For more information, please go to the Reconciling Ministries website.