Don’t forget that Sunday, June 30th, is Pride Sunday, the day for the Chicago Pride Parade. Everyone who wants to participate is encouraged to come and to wear your Northminster t-shirts or something bright and cheerful!
If you are planning to take public transportation (which is suggested since parking will be impossible) go to the Purple Line (the Central Street stop is closest to Northminster) and take the train south to Howard Street. Then, transfer to the Red Line and ride to the Wilson Avenue stop.
We are marching with the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches (CCWC). Northminster is a longtime member of the Coalition. We are marching behind a sign with the church’s name on it.
The parade kicks off at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. Our group number hasn’t yet been assigned, but we’ve been positioned at the Wilson Red Line stop for the last 3 years, so it’s likely we will be near there again (Broadway between Wilson and Sunnyside). More info to come!
The four-mile parade route should take about an hour and a half to two hours from start to finish. You will need sunscreen, possibly a good hat, and all are encouraged to bring a water bottle or two. Comfy shoes are a must!
After the parade, those participating can either be picked up in Lincoln Park or return on public transportation. If you have questions or want to let us know you plan to march, contact Pastor Michael.