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Spiritual Growth

 

Adult Spiritual Formation

We believe that the key to growth is challenge, to get out of your comfort zone.  We challenge our parishioners to think in different ways, to listen to perspectives outside of their own, to open their hearts to different ways of thinking and listening.  In our adult formation classes on Sunday mornings, guest lecturers, clergy, and members of our congregation lead us into discussion and help guide us to new awareness and understanding of God in our lives.  We provide opportunities to retreat to Christ-centered stillness and contemplation.

 

Adult Forum

In pre-pandemic times, we would meet on Sunday mornings between the 8:00 and the 10:00 services to be challenged in discussion and in Biblical analysis.  The format and content changed from week to week, so there was always something to learn.  It was easy to pick up a plate from the Grace Café and join us in the Guild Room at 9:15 a.m.  We hope that we will be able to offer this again in the future and we are discussing how this might work on a digital platform.

 

Bible Study

Want to dive into the source material?  Join us on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom for Bible study.  We’ll discuss the next  Sunday’s readings, so there's no need to prepare anything in advance.  Dive in, discuss, discover.

 

Spirited Women

We gather for spiritual formation and provide opportunities to retreat to Christ-centered stillness and contemplation.

 

Men's Spiritual Formation

To support our spiritual journey of discovering Christ within us, we dive into the great adventure of our formation as men with an examination of Christ's teachings.  We also provide opportunities for spiritual retreats.

 
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Youth

 

Youth Spiritual Formation

At Grace, we teach stillness through prayer and meditation.  We seek to find Christ in each other and ourselves.   We understand that our journey is to move from the Me, to the We, to the One.  Our youth programs seek build a community of love and respect.  Weekly meetings begin with dinner and continue with formation and  fellowship.  Living in Faith Together (LiFT) focuses on service projects and team-building activities.  Youth Missions Organization (YMO) is a senior high leadership program.  YMO's annual mission trip offers students the opportunity to discover their authentic self.


LiFT

(Middle School)

Sunday Nights during the School Year
6:00-7:30 in Parish Hall
(Zoom as an option during the pandemic.)


YMO

(High School)

Sunday Nights during the School Year
6:00-7:30 at the Residence

(Zoom as an option during the pandemic.)


Please contact us to learn more about our youth programs.

 
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Children

 

Children's Spiritual Formation

We look to nurture love, natural curiosity, and excitement with our children’s program on Sunday mornings. 


Before the pandemic, our LEGO Liturgy allowed elementary-aged children to explore bible stories and their faith through LEGOs.  Our Children's Chapel provided children age 3 through third grade an opportunity to experience the Gospel in an age-appropriate, hands-on lesson.  Children began church with their family, then processed at the Gospel hymn.  They returned at the Peace.   Additional formation events were held throughout the year.  We look forward to returning to this format soon.  For now, our children's lessons can be found on our Facebook page.  


For more information, please contact Megan Mannor, our Formation Director.


Children's Formation*

(K - 5th grade)

Building faith, brick by brick.  Children discover bible stories and their faith through a hands-on exploration with LEGOs.
Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.


Children's Chapel*

(3 years - 3rd grade)

During Gospel & Sermon at 10:00 worship


Nursery*

(3 months to 3 years)

Sunday mornings 9:00-11:00


Children are always welcome to attend the entire worship service.

* These activities have been suspended indefinitely during the pandemic.  We look forward to offering them again soon!  For now, check out our Facebook page for lessons for the kids in your life!  

 
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GRACE ACADEMY

 

Excel and Grow in Grace

Grace Academy’s Early Childhood Program provides a high-quality learning environment that enables every child to excel and grow in grace.  We believe children learn best through play which fosters exploration and discovery.  To that end, we provide a nurturing learning environment which promotes, supports, and honors discovery and exploration through play.   We provide a range of opportunities to explore, imagine, investigate, and engage in purposeful and meaningful experiences.  We understand that through play, a child actively poses problems, explores solutions, and develops understanding of real world concepts.  We strive to create meaningful learning opportunities to support the social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development of each child.


Learn more


For more information, please contact Julie Pierce, our Academy Director.

 

Address

120 East First Street
Hinsdale, IL  60521

Contact

(630) 323-4900

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