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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First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge

This congregation contributed to the CCWC during 2022!

418 West Touhy Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068



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Welcoming Statement

All Means All

At First UMC Park Ridge, "welcoming all" means that we see all persons as created in the image of God and bearing sacred worth and dignity. We invite all persons to participate fully in the life of our congregation regardless of age, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, mental condition, marital status, family situation, or economic status.


The church parking lot is located on Grant Place, just north of the church. Grant Place is a one-way eastbound street that is accessed from Prospect Avenue only. There is a church entrance across Grant Place from the lot.

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