Grace Community Church (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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Grace Community Church (formerly Grace Mennonite Church) (Mennonite Church USA), located at 4221 South Rockwell St. (now 4155 S. Rockwell St.), Chicago, Illinois, began in 1917 as the Mennonite Bible Mission, under A. F. Wiens. In 1937, when Wiens died, John T. Neufeld became the leader. In 1940 the Home Mission Board began to help in the support of this work, and the church joined the Middle District Conference. The work is among people of many nationalities, mostly of Central European background. In 1955 the membership was 68, with John T. Neufeld still serving as pastor. A number of its members have served in foreign mission work. In 2007 the membership was 21.

Grace Community Church closed in late 2014. A Spanish-speaking non-denominational New Life Community Church (Nueva Vida Brighton Park) occupied the church building.

Additional Information

Address: 4155 S Rockwell Street, Chicago, Illinois

Denominational Affiliations:

Illinois Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Author(s) John T Neufeld
Date Published June 2017

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Neufeld, John T. "Grace Community Church (Chicago, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2017. Web. 24 Mar 2019.,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=148961.

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Neufeld, John T. (June 2017). Grace Community Church (Chicago, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 March 2019, from,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=148961.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 560. All rights reserved.

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