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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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University Church


5655 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Rev. Julian DeShazier, Pastor

Phone: 773-363-8142
Email: uchurch@universitychurchchicago.org
Website: www.universitychurchchicago.org

Schedule of Activities

Sundays: Worship Services 10:30 a.m.
Sundays: Classes for adults 9:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: Choir Practice, 7:30 p.m. (Sept.-June)
Thursdays: Dance Choir Practice, 5:30 p.m. (Sept.-June)

Mission Statement

We are a people committed to nurturing each other in spiritual journey through worship, Bible study, artistic expression, and Christian education. We celebrate our rich racial and cultural diversity through a broad scope of programming. We celebrate the family and nurture youth and young adults through mentoring and intentional programming, also preparing seminary students for ordination through leadership training. We advocate for social justice in accompaniment with the disinherited of all geographies and circumstances. We partner with those of other faiths and backgrounds, and share in collective work and responsibility, and cooperative economics.

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