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We are a predominately Black LGBTQ+ affirming church in the United Church of Christ (UCC) denomination that welcomes all people. That’s right –  we welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, races, ethnicities and classes – not in spite of the gospel but because of the gospel.


2335 N. Orchard St. Chicago, IL 60614

Nested Inside St. Pauls UCC


When you arrive, enter via the Fullerton entrance. We will have a large banner outside the doors indicating the entrance. 


Free parking is available in the church parking lot in the 600 block of West Kemper Place and in the Children's Memorial Hospital garage in the 2300 block of North Lincoln Avenue. If you are attending an evening meeting, please be sure to park in the church lot or the garage, as street parking is for residential permit holders only.


We are easily accessible by the CTA Red and Brown Lines at the Fullerton Ave. stop as well as the Fullerton, Clark and Halsted St. buses.



A bicycle rack is on Orchard Street in front of St. Pauls. A Divvy bike station is located at the corner of Webster and Lincoln.



Lighthouse Church of Chicago is part of the United Church of Christ (UCC) denomination. The UCC has over 5,000 churches and over one million members across the United States. The UCC denomination was the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. UCC churches, including Lighthouse, welcomes and accepts everyone as they are. 


At Lighthouse, you can expect a relaxed environment where you are encouraged to be your true, authentic self. Sundays at Lighthouse look a little something like this:

What to Expect

Service expectations

You can expect a 75-90 minute family-friendly and dynamic worship experience with genuine people and an atmosphere that welcomes ALL! Join us for warm hugs as well as coffee, pastries, and conversation after the service.

Music & worship

Our commitment is to provide uplifting worship and relevant preaching. Our praise and worship team creates an atmosphere that invites you to experience God in a profound way. Our pastoral staff delivers messages that confront, comfort and challenge your beliefs and practices.

Getting connected

There are plenty of ways to connect with Lighthouse Church, whether that'd be through attending a service or event, joining a Lighthouse Foundation Life Group, and more. 


We’re not concerned with what you wear. Come dressed casual or in your Sunday’s Best, we just want you here!

Wheelchair accessible

Our facility is wheelchair accessible. The ramp entrance on Orchard Street enables those in wheelchairs to use the elevator to reach the chapel in which we meet for worship.


Join us in-person or online on Sundays for some hybrid worship! After service, hop over to the Fellowship Parlor or Zoom for Real Talk! Real Talk space is made for you to get to know folks at Lighthouse organically and socially.

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