“For where two or three gather in My name, there I am with them.”
Opportunities to gather for fun and fellowship were modeled for us by Jesus and his disciples. The disciples were a small group who knew and cared for each other as individuals, they shared together in the ministry that was set before them.
“Being part of a small group has enriched my prayer life, helped me to feel closer to others, and brought me closer to God.”
All are welcome to join in our activities – to try something once or to become a regular participant. Learn more about the Grace community! Check the calendar for dates and times of upcoming events.
Building Relationships for Families
Coffee, sweet treats, and good conversation each Sunday immediately following worship in the Café Grace Fellowship room.
Encouragement for parents of grade school children in a fun, relaxed environment. Most events are for adults only, although the kids are included periodically!
Annual Church Picnic
Food, games, and fellowship held after worship to celebrate the end of summer and startup of fall programs at Grace.
Gathering in the community-Activities & Events
Gathering in the community for activities/events, such as attending a Chicago Wolves game during their Faith and Fellowship Night.
Gathering at Grace-Activities & Events
Gathering at Grace for activities/events, such as themed “old fashioned” potluck dinners followed by a special program appropriate for all ages.
Building Relationships for Children and Teens
Getting to know each other through games, fun and food. Saplings+ is for 3-4 graders and JAM (Jesus and Me) is for those in grades 5 and 6. Our Junior High students (grades 7 & 8) can participate in our Confirmation program and fellowship activities.
High school students gather monthly for fellowship, discussion and outreach activities, including a week-long summer mission trip.
Building Relationships for Adults
(Adventure Club Enthusiasts): Active retirees share in fun activities, day trips, and special events.
(Older Wiser Lutherans): Adults 50 and older meet for lunch, fellowship, and special presentations.
BookMarks Book Group
Women meet for fellowship and to discuss a book they have all read.
Opportunities for men to share in fellowship over food, support church fellowship events, and assist with building and property upkeep.
Understanding the power of prayer, members pray in community for those who have requested prayer.
Veterans meet to connect with others who have served our country and provide support and encouragement for active-duty military personnel.