Community

Grace Chicago lives into the metaphor of the church as the family of God. We love caring for one another, rejoicing when there is cause to rejoice, mourning when there is reason to mourn. And always extending the table to include more people.

Neighborhood Community Groups

The best way to plug into the community at Grace is through one of our neighborhood groups. These groups meet throughout the year to eat together, support one another, and grow. Each group is unique, but most either use podcasts to prompt discussion, discuss Sundays homily, or read a book together. 

  • Southport: Wednesdays at 7:45pm

  • Lincoln Square: Wednesdays at 7:30pm

  • Edgewater: Tuesdays at 7:00pm

  • Lakeview/Lincoln Park: Tuesdays at 7:00pm

For more information or to sign up for a community group, email ministry@gracechicago.com.


Social Groups

  • First Fridays is a gathering that happens on the first Friday of every month. This gathering is for anyone who doesn’t have Friday evening plans. Join us for our next one!

  • Women’s Meetup meets every 2nd Thursday of the month. Women’s meetup is a casual gathering that happens at different restaurants around Chicago. There’s no agenda other than getting to know one another. Check out the events calendar for this month’s gathering!

  • Men’s Meetup happens every 4th Thursday of the month. There’s no agenda, just hanging out. We meet up at bars and restaurants around the city. Check out the calendar for our next gathering!

For information on upcoming groups and meetups, check out our upcoming events page. You can also email ministry@gracechicago.com for more information.


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Serve

We exist as a church for the well-being of Chicago and for the well-being of one another. It takes everyone chipping in with their gifts to make Grace what it is. Email Caleb@gracechicago.com for more information about any of the opportunities below:

  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries | Breakthrough is an organization committed to the well being of the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Every 3rd Thursday of the month, from 6:45-8:45 we serve dinner at their women's shelters.

  • We also host quarterly dinner parties for guests of Breakthrough’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program. These dinners are really fun to help host! We work with Breakthrough’s social workers to facilitate community building parties that hopefully brighten everyone’s days!

  • Serve on Sundays! If you're looking to get plugged in to a volunteer role to help make Sunday worship services happen, send an email to ministry@gracechicago.com and we'll get you plugged in.


Gatherings and Events

Grace provides a number of opportunities for fellowship and community throughout the year. This includes regular potlucks, monthly gatherings for people new to Grace, gatherings, quarterly Beer and Hymns events, and more. We encourage you to check out our upcoming events to see opportunities to engage with the Grace Chicago Church community in a low-key setting.