Grace Commons is a welcoming community which seeks to grow in spirit, mind, and heart. Our community is centered in a generous and dynamic Christianity.

Not everyone who participates in Grace Commons events is a Christian, or considers themselves a follower of Jesus, and that's okay with us.

At the same time, our community is centered in spiritual practices rooted in Christian tradition and following the teachings of Jesus. Read about individuals' journeys in the Community Life section.

We engage the dynamic nature of Christian tradition--which is a way of life rooted in grace and hope.

Please feel welcome to participate in which ever events feel most comfortable and which resonate most deeply with you.

Things to Do

Sun Oct 12, 2014 @03:00PM

Bite the Apple! (Apple Picking)

You-pick apple price: $1.99/lb

The concession stand sells apple cider donuts and kettle corn. There are also various optional activities, like a 13-acre (!!!) corn maze, hay wagon rides, and kids play areas - but that costs extra ($9.00 per person grants you access to all the extras, and we have a coupon that will give us admission for $7.00, if people are interested - and kids 3 and under are free).

This event will be at Keller's Farmstand, 2500 Johnson Road, Oswego, IL 60543

Look for the Grace Commons signage!

Sunday Gatherings
Sun Oct 19, 2014 @03:00PM

Fall Flight at the Magic Hedge

Restore your spirit through an evening of exploration in the Magic Hedge at Montrose Beach. John Cawood will explain why the world’s birding community has bestowed such a name on this little pocket of nature and provide tips for seeing birds.

Look for the Grace Commons signage!
Bring comfortable walking shoes and binoculars if you can.

This event is located at The Magic Hedge at Montrose Ave Beach at 3:00 pm.

Sunday Gatherings
Sun Oct 26, 2014 @05:30PM

Taste the Fall (Dinner Church and Canning)

We'll share apple-sauce making tips and get a short tutorial in canning applesauce. Followed by an apple-centered meal and communion. We hope to find an apple press or at least have fresh cider on hand!

This event is being held at Hesed Community Cooperative, 2241 S. Marshall Blvd., Chicago, IL 60623.
Sunday Gatherings


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Sunday Gatherings

5:30pm Most Sundays

That's right. We don't meet in the mornings on Sundays.

Things keep changing.
We are alive and growing.

We gather in different places.
Check here often!

Gatherings are often held at:
St. James Presbyterian Church:
6554 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60645

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