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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Thank You

First Congregational United Church of Christ

This congregation contributed to the CCWC during 2024!

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




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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