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
c/o Pastor Carla Thompson Powell
Salem Lutheran Church
318 East 74th Street
Chicago, IL 60619
Coordinator: Pastor Carla Thompson Powell
Local Website: facebook.com/ReconcilingWorksChicago
National Website: www.reconcilingworks.org
About Reconciling Works
Reconciling Works–Chicago is the local chapter of ReconcilingWorks, a national organization that works for full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
people within the Lutheran (and wider) church among all aspects of the life of the Church and its congregations.
ReconcilingWorks advocates for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church and congregations.
We provide a place of comfort and safety. We reach out to teach that Christ's message, the Gospel, is for everyone equally. We call for the blessing of committed and
covenanted same-gender relationships, and for the ordination of those called to minister.
Publicity about RW–C's activities & events can be found on our Facebook page (listed above) or in our e-news (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the
e-news distribution list). E-newsletter is sent every month—with more frequent postings during particularly active months (e.g. January is RIC month, June is Gay Pride