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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First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge
418 West Touhy Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
At the 2019 Pride Parade.
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.