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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Coalition Photos and Videos

2022 Parade-Day Worship in Clarendon Park

Our 2020 Pride Video

2020 video.
The 2020 Pride Video.

We created a video montage for Pride 2020. We invited all of our member congregations to submit a short video greeting to everyone celebrating Pride 2020 virtually. A great many of our partner congregations send greetings and best wishes for this very unusual Pride season.

2013 Ecumenical Service

Special thanks to Tracy Baim for this video of our Pride 2013 Worship (Part 1)

Special thanks to Tracy Baim for this video of our Pride 2013 Worship (Part 2)

"Why We March" Pride 2013 Parade

The NALT Christians Project Videos

Pride 2012 Parade

Special thanks to The Rev. Nanette Sawyer for this video.

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