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.

restore with Grace Commons

Summer 2014 · All are Welcome!

This summer, commit to restoring yourself through new experiences, community activities, and educational programs. Grace Commons offers many opportunities for fun and upliftment! Join in at any time!


Things To Do | restore Summer 2014 schedule PDF

Things to Do

Sun Aug 17, 2014 @11:00AM

Restore with Food! Brunch & Devon Street Walking Tour

Nothing says community like summer brunch! This week we'll potluck it with the St. James church folk at 11:00/11:15ish a.m., then head over to Devon Ave. for a fascinating tour.

According to Chicago Magazine, although mainly Indian focused, Devon is the most intriguingly multicultural street in the city, with businesses also run by Pakistanis, Iraqis, and Russians, among others, and catering to Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs, and Christians.

This summer restore event will begin at St. James Presbyterian Church located at 6554 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60645.

Sunday Gatherings
Sun Aug 24, 2014 @03:00PM

Gardens of Growth: Tour of Rodeo Farm

Take a tour of this one-acre organic farm to learn about urban farming & composting techniques, see a "hoop house" greenhouse and active beehives for honey production. The farm also runs a transitional jobs program with people who were recently incarcerated and offers a Windy City Harvest apprenticeship program and incubator farmer program.

Afterwards, meet up for a BBQ with our friends at the Hesed Community Co-op, an intentional multi-family urban homestead with organic gardens, chickens, and cooperative living.

Look for the butterfly welcome flag and Grace Commons signage! It's across the street from the Cook County Jail. Bring comfortable walking shoes.

This summer restore event is located at Rodeo Farm at 26th Place & Washtenaw at 3:00 p.m. followed by a BBQ at Hesed Community Co-op at 2241 S. Marshall Blvd., Chicago, IL 60623.

Sunday Gatherings
Sun Aug 31, 2014 @05:30PM

Restore with Community: Taizé & Meditation

Please check back soon for more information.

This summer restore 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.

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We gather in different places.
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Gatherings are often held at:
St. James Presbyterian Church:
6554 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60645

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