Coalition's Fifteenth Anniversary: Welcoming You Home.
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Northwest Suburban Pride Service and Picnic
On Sunday, June 7 at 4:00pm, the Coalition and a group of Coalition partner churches will join together to celebrate our 2015 theme, Welcoming You Home.
These northwest suburban congregations especially invite their neighbors and friend to celebrate with them.
The evening's offering will be given to The Night Ministry's Homeless Youth Outreach Project called "The Crib."
The service will be hosted by the Congregational United Church of Christ of Arlington Heights at 1001 West Kirchoff Road.
After the service there will be a picnic on the church lawn. Our hosts invite you to bring a lawn chair and a "picnic dish" to share. The churches involved will provide grilled meats, beverages, and dinnerware. Please RSVP for the picnic using: firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-392-6650, or in person at the Congregational UCC church office.
The participating churches and religious organizations are:
- Congregational UCC
- St. John UCC
- Incarnation UMC
- First UMC
- Countryside Church UUA
- Christian Church (DOC)
- Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
- Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches
- Holy Family’s "One in Love" Ministry
What: Pride Service and Picnic
When: Sunday June 7 at 4pm
Where: Congregational UCC
1001 W.Kirchoff Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
You are Loved,
You are Welcomed,
You are Celebrated!
Chicago Coalition of
70+ ministries celebrating LGBTQ lives
We celebrate Christ's love as a special gift to be shared.
we are a visible witness to the Good News
he announced -
God's love and acceptance
is the source of any repentance that is truly Divine.
When religion motivates
discrimination, second-class citizenship or bullying,
it does not speak for the God of New Creation.
Living the Great Commandment*
is a joy, not a burden.
When we truly "love our neighbor as ourselves,"
we are guided to work for their flourishing
in opportunity, respect and freedom.
*When Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was, he said, "The first is... 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:29-31)