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

  • Apr 20

    Programs | Yoga @ Grace

    In the serenity of Grace's second floor sanctuary. Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.;  Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 and 7-8 p.m.;   Saturdays 12p.m. - 1 :30 p.m. Questions and info on the instructor Steve's website.

  • Apr 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.

  • Apr 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.

  • Apr 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!

  • Apr 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.  Contact us with your questions or comments.
    Upcoming classes:  May 3, 10 & 17

  • Apr 26

    Adult Formation | Seeing in a New Light

    Join us this Sunday for “The Episcopal Church in Japan": a conversation with member Byung Wook Chung. Byung’s faith was nurtured by The Nippon Sei Ko Kei in his hometown of Osaka. Upcoming Adult Formation Topics:

    • May 3 -  “The Spiritual Life of the Christian” with Rector Ted
    • May 10 - "Lives in Transition: Creating Opportunity for Empowerment in Jails and Prisons," with Dustin Cantrell
    • May 17 - “Women Covering,” with Beth Perez, Program Director for the Center for Interfaith Engagement at the Niagara Foundation.
    • May 24 - "Discerning my Spiritual Gifts 1," with Terrie McComb
    • May 31 - Rev. Ted's Farewell Bash
    • June 7 - "Discerning my Spiritual Gifts 2," with Terrie McComb

  • Apr 30

    Concert | Music @ Grace

    Grace's Thursday Concerts, in partnership with Roosevelt University's Chicago School for Performing Arts,  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.

    This week's recital: Errin Brooks, tenor, with Scott Gilmore, piano, performing songs of Handel, Schubert, Tosti, Duparc, Wagner and Bonds.

  • May 14

    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.