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

  • Sep 08

    Programs | Yoga @ Grace week of Sept. 8th

    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.

  • Sep 11

    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 Humboldt Park . 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.

  • Sep 13

    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.

  • Sep 13

    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.

  • Sep 13

    Programs | The Grace Women’s Group

    The monthly gathering of Grace women takes place Saturday, September 13 from 2-4PM at the home of Gail Purkey. Please contact Gail to let her know if you are coming, or if you need directions. If you have questions about Women's Group, contact Andrea Billhardt.

  • Sep 14

    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!

  • Sep 21

    Adult Formation | The Episcopal Way

    Save the dates!  Deacon Sue and Rector Ted have set the dates for the promised "having an adult faith in the Episcopalian Church" sessions: September 7 (Introduction to the Episcopal Way as "a" way to live "The Way" of Christ in our world) and 21 (Scripture), October 5 (Baptism)  and 19 (Eucharist), and November 2 (Prayer).

  • Sep 21

    Children's Formation | Godly Play

    Starting September 21, 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.  The process of this awakening is deeply rooted in Christ, the Church, the Scriptures and the Eucharist (Holy Communion). Godly Play, taught by trained volunteers and their helpers, will be most Sundays, from 9:30 AM until 10:50 AM.  Click here for the fall 2014 schedule. Contact us with your questions or comments.

  • Sep 27

    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. Aug. 23rd, Sept. 27th & Oct. 25th   from 10 a.m. - noon.