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.

Finding Peace

2015 | All are Welcome!

Things To Do | Finding Peace 2015 schedule PDF

Things to Do

Sun Mar 29, 2015 @03:00PM

Finding Peace Spiritual Practices Workshop

Week Three: Responding to Our Stories
Discovering Divine presence in others--even your enemies.

This session will also include dealing with hostility, setting boundaries and saying "no!"

Our art practice this day will be focussed on creative journaling and related art.

Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Each week's workshop will include meditation practices, art exercises, and body awareness experiences.

Sunday Gatherings
Fri Apr 03, 2015 @03:00PM

Good Friday Tenebrae and Stations of the Cross

3:00-7:30 Stations of the Cross through the lens of Immigration will be on display in the sanctuary and available for self-directed prayer and contemplation

7:30pm Tenebrae Service We snuff out all candles and shroud the objects and images in the church in remembrance of Jesus's crucifixion.

We know that Easter is coming, but we realize the power of Easter more deeply when we also remember what came before.


Sunday Gatherings
Sat Apr 04, 2015 @06:30PM

Guests at Jewish Passover Seder

Our friends at Mitziut are inviting Grace Commons participants to join them at this year's Passover Seder.

6:30pm till it's over.

at St. James: 6554 N Rockwell St, Chicago, 60645

Go to the facebook event page to sign up to bring something for the potluck dinner.

This is a Jewish event. It's coincidental that the solar and lunar calendars put the Jewish Passover on Friday and Saturday of the Christian Holy Week.
We're glad to welcome our Jewish friends into the St. James space to celebrate their own traditions, and they are happy to welcome us to celebrate with them.


Community Practices


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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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