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.


NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, we will NOT be meeting in person for the time being. Please join us online for worship via Facebook Live every Sunday @ 11:30 AM.

Sundays at 11:30 AM

Find us at 2335 N Orchard Street, Chicago, IL, 60614


We are located inside Saint Pauls UCC.

Enter through the Fullerton entrance. 


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:
  • Warm hugs 
  • Coffee, donuts and conversation before service 
  • Energizing music (and sometimes dancing!) from our praise team 
  • A space that is inclusive and affirming
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 is 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. 
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Service expectations

You can expect a 75-90 minute family-friendly and dynamic worship experience with genuine people and an atmosphere that welcomes ALL!  

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. Come see for yourself! You won’t be disappointed!


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

Getting connected

Contact James, our admin, to earn more about the church or set up a one-one.

Reach him at:

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.



You can find us every Sunday at 2335 N Orchard St, located inside St. Pauls United Church of Christ. 

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.

Public Transit

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.