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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 Feb 01, 2015

Spiritual Practice @ Home

This week is a Sabbath of Sabbaths.

If you are on our email list, you will receive a special Spiritual Practice @ Home email before Sunday.

We encourage you to commit to intentionally participate in any of the suggested sabbath practices, or create your own.

Please share your experience in the facebook discussion.

This is a day of renewal for finding and fostering peace in your soul.

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Sunday Gatherings
Sun Feb 08, 2015 @05:30PM

God Talk on Tap

"Public Violence and Public Peace"

Join us for conversation and refreshment at O'Shaughnessy's Public House, 4557 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

This month at Grace Commons we're talking and thinking about how we can be a force for peace in a society that includes so much violence.

We encourage you to see the movie Selma so we can talk about it. On Feb 15 & 22 we'll watch together and discuss the film "The Interrupters."

 
Sunday Gatherings
Thu Feb 12, 2015 @06:30PM

Book Group: Fields of Blood, Ch 5&6

As Christians, we frequently talk about being peaceful and promoting political peace. But, as you listen to the news, have you ever thought, or heard someone say, "Religion causes violence?"

We will explore the connections between religion and violence as we read and discuss "Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence," by Karen Armstrong. (The book is available in hardcover, digital, and audio forms.)

January 15 & 29
February 12 & 26
March 12 & 26
April 09

As always, we will meet at 6:30 p.m. for vegan spaghetti at the home of Jim and Virginia Braxton, 333 E. Ontario St. Apt. 3503B, Chicago. Phone: 312-944-4755. (Warning: parking is ghastly -- take public transportation!)

 
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Sunday Gatherings

Check the calendar page for times and locations.

We're trying new things!

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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