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.

The Apple: friend or foe? with Grace Commons

September 2014 · All are Welcome!

Things To Do | The Apple September 2014 schedule PDF

Things to Do

Sun Sep 14, 2014 @05:30PM

The Apple: Friend or Foe (Dinner Church)

All apples all the time! Bring an apple dish to share. Get creative about the entrees!

We’ll share communion with apple cider and donuts, feast on apple-y things, and reflect on meaning-making in human communities. We’ll also spend a portion of the evening visioning and discussing the future of Grace Commons.

This event is being held at St. James Presbyterian Church located at 6554 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60645.

Sunday Gatherings
Sun Sep 21, 2014 @05:30PM

Grace and Friendship at the Beach

We’ll join Friendship Church at a beach in Rogers Park. Details TBA!

This event will be at the Beach at Lake Michigan--which one? We don't know yet. Check back here!

Sunday Gatherings
Sun Sep 28, 2014 @05:30PM

Exonerating the Apple (Poetry Vespers)

Improvisational Music, Poetry, Photography ~ all engaging forbidden fruit and quests for wholeness, considering the Garden of Eden and subversive sequels in the bible.

This will be a time of reflection and prayer, embracing every aspect of human experience.

No potluck meal on this night as there will be a community meeting before Vespers.

This event is being held at St. James Presbyterian Church located at 6554 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60645.

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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