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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 Congregational United Church of Christ

1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(downtown, across from the Public Library, two blocks from the Metra train station)

Rev. Scott Oberle, Senior Pastor (

Phone: 630-968-0358

Schedule of Activities

All are Welcome! Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. We are open theologically and toward all people. Our style is a true mix of formal and informal. Everyone is invited to come as they are—jeans, suits, and everything in between. Our worship is best described as "eclectic" both in music style and liturgy. You may hear piano or pipe organ, acoustic or electric band, classical pieces or traditional hymns, ethnic pieces or simple songs, choir, handbells, or string quartet—sometimes all in the same service!

Infant and child care and Sunday school are offered. Please see our website for more info:

You can participate in our Sunday Worship online at

On Wednesdays, 6:00-6:45 p.m., we host a very casual spiritual gathering for folks uncomfortable with traditional worship services (or organized religion in general!). We meet in the Two Way Street Coffee House (in our church building). Join us!

We also host PFLAG, various 12 step meetings and other community groups. Check our website at or phone 630-968-0358 if you need more information.

Who We Are

Open and Affirming Statement

We the members of the First Congregational UCC of Downers Grove believe that we are called to be the Church following in the footsteps of Jesus:

Therefore, we declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Congregation.

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