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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St. Matthew United Church of Christ

This congregation contributed to the CCWC during 2024!

1420 South Gables Blvd
Wheaton, IL 60189




Other Information

St. Matthew has been designated as Open and Affirming by the United Church of Christ.

We believe that God is love. Following the example of Jesus, we strive to live by the great commandments to love the Lord our God with all our heart, strength, soul and mind, and our neighbors as ourselves.

We affirm that our neighbors are people of all races, ethnicities, physical and mental abilities, family configurations, sexual orientations, gender identities and economic conditions.

In Christ’s love, each person is welcome into the full life and ministry of our church. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome and accepted here.

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