6554 North Rockwell Street Chicago Illinois, 60645-5322
Spirituality is more than an activity of the soul or mind alone. It also involves the way we treat our bodies.
At St. James we encourage our members to take care of their bodies as a way of honoring the image of God in each of us. We also encourage the fellowship that small groups permit (like yoga class, choir, knitting groups and such).
We offer a yoga class as a way to encourage meditation and to honor our bodies. Read More…
People at St. James tend to worship in a less formal way than you might find in other churches. We don’t usually dress up for worship or speak in hushed voices.
We believe that laughing together can be part of offering praise to God. During worship we work to direct our thoughts to who God is and how God is molding us. We consider who our neighbors are and how we can be instruments of God’s work in their lives.
We also emphasize the arts in our worship, from visual arts to original music compositions. We look for God’s presence as it might be reflected in beauty.
Grace Commons is a place for people who are looking for a new kind of Christianity, and who need the space and opportunity to expand their understandings of what “faith” could be, or what “God” is about.
We gather for a variety of Spiritual Practices on most Sundays at St. James at 5:30 pm: Holy Conversation, Taize Vespers, Dinner Church, & Poetry Vespers. Gatherings are followed by a Community Meal, potluck style at 6:30 pm.