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
Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ
615 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Rev. Vilius Rudra Dundzila, Interim Pastor
Rev. Craig Mousin, Associate Minister
Schedule of Activities
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Children's Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ is a Christian church with a focus on living our faith in action. We are ecumenical in outlook and background, respecting other
faiths and traditions as paths to God. In response to God's radical inclusively, we welcome people of all races, ages, and sexual identities. As an Open and Affirming
Congregation, we affirm sexuality to be a gift from God and celebrate all loving relationships. We use inclusive language in scripture, liturgy and hymns, as we experience
God as both Mother and Father, and also to acknowledge the equality of all people. As followers of the God of Life we acknowledge God's call to non-violence as a basic tenet
of our faith. We affirm and publicly declare our opposition to and denouncement of physical and economic violence, war, weaponry and any form of state-sanctioned violence and
death; including: conscription, military service, physical or mental torture, and the death penalty. And we affirm our covenant "with one another to . . . take upon ourselves the
struggle with all the powers that bring war, oppression, injustice . . . and death." In so doing we declare our support for civil disobedience in opposition to the powers of
violence and death and we encourage and support Conscientious Objection.