A Home for Your Spirit in Chicago’s South Loop

Grace is a modern downtown Christian church which emphasizes community, learning and service. Our congregation is intentionally diverse; all are welcome regardless of race, background or sexual orientation. It is a place where we aim to engage both your heart and your mind.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 20

    Programs | Yoga @ Grace week of Oct. 20th

    In the serenity of Grace's second floor sanctuary. Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. &  Tuesdays 6-7:15 p.m.  Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Questions and info on the instructor Steve's website.

  • Oct 25

    Programs | Community Breakfast

    Volunteer: Help serve the first meal of the day to more than 180 people in this lively, fun and necessary meal for those who come to our doors.  This heroic ministry of the Chicago Temple / The First United Methodist Church is held 51 Saturday mornings a year here in Grace Place.  Contact us to be scheduled.

  • Oct 25

    Worship | Holy Trinity in the Loop

    Holy Trinity Lutheran (ELCA) Church in Wrigleyville celebrates Holy Eucharist at 5 PM on Saturdays in Grace Place.  See "HTLoop"  for more information.

  • Oct 25

    Adults' Formation | An Introduction to InterPlay

    South Loop neighbor Carol Allen will introduce us to this world wide movement creating more ease, community, energy and joy in all parts of your life. Oct. 25th   from 10 a.m. - noon.  We will then celebrate 25 years of InterPlay be watching a streaming video live at 12:30 and have light refreshments.

  • Oct 26

    Campus Ministry | Takin’ It To the Streets

    The Episcopal-Lutheran South Loop Campus Chaplaincy gathers each Sunday evening at 6 PM to prepare sandwiches and then distribute them with neighbors and to neighbors.  Details here on their facebook page. The last Sunday of the month the Ministry serves a hot meal to all comers!

  • Oct 26

    Children's Formation | Godly Play

    Children are invited to Grace’s Sunday experience for them: Godly Play.  This experiential, sensorial and quiet Christian teaching method is designed to awaken in each child the sense of wonder, awe and natural spirituality inherent in all human beings, young and old and is taught by trained volunteers and their helpers.  Classes meet on Sundays, from 9:30 AM until 10:50 AM.  Click here for the fall 2014 schedule. Contact us with your questions or comments.
    Upcoming classes:  Oct 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & Dec. 7, 14 & 21

  • Oct 30

    Concert | Music @ Grace

    Grace's Thursday Concert Series is beginning again.  Recitals begin at 7:30 PM.  Your donations at the door are given to the musicians!  Reception following. Anne Hawk facilitates this series of behalf of Grace Church.

    October 30: String Quartet (Olya Prohorova and Andrii Isakov, violins; Oleg Kolabanov, viola; Joshua DeVries, cello)

  • Nov 02

    Adult Formation | The Episcopal Way

    Deacon Sue and Rector Ted offer chances to speak about adult Christian faith as understood in the Episcopal tradition in advance of our bishop's visit on November 9.  Remaining: November 2 (Prayer).

  • Nov 13

    Programs | Sandwiches for the Night Ministry

    Since the 1970s The Night Ministry has ministered to the people of Chicago's streets and neighborhoods without judgement. Grace shares 150 sandwiches on the second Thursday (6:15 - 8 PM) of each month with our neighbors in Back of the Yards (54th & Halsted). We make the sandwiches and picnic sacks the day before, Wednesday, 5-6 PM.  Email us if you can help out on one or both of those days.