LGBTQ+ Affirming Ministries
Our church is an LGBTQ+ inclusive congregation and welcomes all God's children, no matter where you are in the journey. We are a member of the Open and Affirming Coalition (UCC), Reconciling Ministries Network (UMC), and More Light Presbyterians (PCUSA).
* For the previous events and journey history, please visit Affirming Ministries Archive page (1999-2022) (link)
"We believe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer are children of God. We believe the United Church of Hyde Park will be one of the best open and affirming congregations for everyone. Let us work together. Join us."
2023 activities and progress
In response to the National Coming-Out Day (October 11), the United Church of Hyde Park is hosting a special in-person event, My Coming-Out Stories, on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, from 1 pm to 3 pm.
If you would like to share your stories, please leave your message here!
sign up link, https://forms.gle/9gyZRVSvEoTbnciD9
We support your journey, wherever you are, and rejoice with you.
Light refreshment will be provided.
Invite your friend too!
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Location: United Church of Hyde Park (1448 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615)
Enter by the Blackstone entrance.
Content of the event
- How to make a rainbow (16 minutes documentary) (directed by Ryan Maxey, 2019)
- My Coming-out Story (who has registered in advance)
- Open microphone for the audience
$10 donation suggested.
*70% of the donation collected will go to The Trevor Project.
Partners of this event (keep updating):
The Open and Affirming Coalition - United Church of Christ
Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches
More Light Presbyterians
Chicago Theological Seminary
Statement Regarding the stolen rainbow flag (August 2023)
Link to the Statement (August 2023).
Open and Affirming Statement