Adult Formation events are at this link.
Grace is pleased to have the Rev. Bob Hughes as our Theologian-in-Residence (retired.) Fr. Bob was the Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity and Professor of Systematic Theology in the School of Theology of the Univeristy of the South until he retired to Oak Park. In this capacity, Fr. Bob preaches occasionally and leads popular seasonal quiet days and fireside chats. He is always ready to come alongside to help untangle a theological concept or to discern the tides of the Holy Spirit.
New Adult Study Group
Looking to reboot what it is to be a Christian at this moment in your life?
Wednesdays: Feb. 20, Mar. 13, 20 and 27, 2019
7:00-no later than 9:00PM
Meet in the old library (between church and rectory). Please use library front door at the back of the Memorial Garden.
Starting place for discussion is Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist and Prayer by Rowan Williams. We’ll begin with the Bible chapter.
Open to anyone and especially appropriate for inquirers and anyone wondering about baptism, confirmation or reception into the Episcopal Church.
Questions? Contact Mother Mary, here.
The Book Study Group organizes itself around authors who focus on living more fully from one’s soul in the second half of life. The life of Christ is often used by such authors as a paradigm for this. 2nd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm; meeting locations vary either in homes or at Grace. Current selection is Unbelievable by John Shelby Spong. Previous read have included most recently, Days of Awe and Wonder by Marcus Borg, Phyllis Tickle’s The Great Emergence, Richard Rohr’s The Naked Now and Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Accidental Saints.
Please email Izabella for latest meeting dates and location, and with any other questions.
Men’s Spirituality Group
This group was reconstituted in 2018 and meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 11 am. Please contact Fred Barnett here for more information.
Good Book Club returns!
Grace continues to participate in Forward Movement’s Good Book Club during this Epiphany season. The GBC includes anyone committed to the daily reading of the same book of the Bible at the same time. We're reading Paul's epistle to the Romans, together with thousands of Episcopalians across the church. Watch for pop-up discussion groups at coffee hour. More on the Good Book Club here. A new GBC offering: Gather at Cozy Corner on Fridays, Feb. 8, 15, and 22, from 7:15-8AM for coffee and conversation about the epistle to the Romans. Let's try something new. Mary+ will cover the coffee/tea. Any food is dutch treat. Cozy Corner is on the SE corner of Lake and Marion Streets. Interested? Let Mary+ know here.
One Book, One Oak Park
For the last two years, Grace has participated in the Oak Park Public Library summer program One Book, One Oak Park with a group discussion of the work selected by the library. We’re looking forward to the 2019 selection.
This group seeks to connect with those in their 20s and 30s (or so!) as we discuss spirituality and enjoy social time together. Connect with the 20s/30s Group on Facebook here. We have brunch at a nearby restaurant on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Meet us at the back of the church after the 10:30 service.
Contact us at this link.
9:30 – 10:15 am in the Parish Hall
Outreach Series: Representatives from various community and social service ministries have been invited to speak. In March, we are looking to hear about St. Leonard's Ministries in Chicago. Several parishioners volunteer regularly with St. Leonard's and associated programs.
Children’s and Youth Formation does not meet on 1st Sundays to coordinate with the youth choir rehearsal schedule. As a parallel activity for all ages, we’re pleased to offer large format coloring posters, related to scripture, as a venue for all ages to come together colorfully and enjoy each other’s company. Coloring is also in the parish hall so that one may listen and color, if so desired.