A Home for Your Spirit in Chicago’s South Loop

Grace is a modern downtown Christian church that 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

  • Apr 30

    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.

  • Apr 30

    Worship | Holy Trinity in the Loop

    Holy Trinity Lutheran (ELCA) Church in Wrigleyville celebrates a eucharist service at 5 PM at Grace Place.  See "HTLoop"  for more information.

  • May 01

    Campus Ministry | Takin’ It To the Streets

    The Episcopal-Lutheran South Loop Campus Chaplaincy gathers each Sunday evening at 7 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!

  • May 01

    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.  Contact us with your questions or comments.  Spring Sessions are:   May 8, 15 & 22
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  • May 01

    Adult Formation | Seeing in a New Light

    Upcoming Adult Formations
    --May 1: SLCM Spring Break Trip Join us as students from the South Loop Campus Ministry share of their experience from their Spring Break Immersion Trip. They traveled to Oaks, Oklahoma and stayed at the Oaks Indian Mission as they spent a week learning about Cherokee history and forming relationships with the Cherokee people.  Hear how this trip impacted them!   --May 15: Congregational Meeting on the Pastoral Transition In September 2015, the vestry hosted a mid-year congregational meeting to discuss the features of the pastoral transition that lay ahead. This past January, we continued this conversation at the annual parish meeting. On May 15, we will have another congregational meeting to check in on where we've been, what we've learned, and what remains as Grace moves closer to choosing its next rector. Please join us for this important conversation and bring your stories and feedback on the pastoral transition so far.   --May 22: "Show, Don't Tell: Why Media Relations Matter to Grace" Wonder why out of all the churches in Chicago, TV cameras, radio reporters, and newspaper photographers show up at Grace's annual "Blessing of the Animals?" Or why in February WGN-TV, the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and DNAinfo.com covered our first-ever "Ashes-to-Go" ministry outside the Chicago Board of Trade? Former Sun-Times Religion reporter Maureen Jenkins, who's spent much of her career in newsrooms, will discuss why it's important for churches like Grace to build relationships with media outlets. And with the Printers Row Lit Fest taking place right outside our doors June 11-12, we'll brainstorm creative ways to share Grace's mission and ministries during this annual event.
     

  • May 02

    Programs | Yoga @ Grace

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

  • May 03

    Programs | Tuesday AM Yoga

    9-10:15 a.m., through June 14; no class April 19 due to spring break. This Hatha-style class includes postures to build strength and mobility, using breath to create a mindful, rejuvenating practice. Each class incorporates poses (asanas) and breathwork (pranayama) to help find internal balance, according to season. Class closes with guided meditation, an opportunity for quiet reflection. For all experience levels, including beginners. Bring a mat & block and bolster/blanket if needed.  Click HERE for more information.