Grace
Happens.

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

Thu May 28, 2015 @06:30PM

Book Group: Fields of Blood

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.)

May 28, June 11, June 25

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!)

 
Community Practices
Sun May 31, 2015 @05:30PM

Poetry & Jazz: Spiritual Practice @ the Commons

Sunday, May 31, 5:30pm

with improvised music by Rob Clearfield & friends

At MAD Art Gallery
1500 S Western Ave, Chicago IL 60608

Poetry Vespers is a time of reflection and prayer, embracing every aspect of human experience.

 
Sunday Gatherings
Thu Jun 11, 2015 @06:30PM

Book Group: Fields of Blood

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.)

May 28, June 11, June 25

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!)

 
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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