In addition to acts of worship and justice, JustChurch hosts several other events that are open to anyone and everyone. Please check our calendar or Facebook page for more information, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to attend.


Pints of Grace

What is Pints of Grace?

It’s a wonderful, informal opportunity to talk about your authentic selves in regards to church, faith, religion…

Bring your questions and observations regarding worship…in other words…

1. What do you seek from worship?

2. What feeds/inspires you?

3. What distracts you?

4. What attracts you to church?

5. What do you find unattractive about church?

These kinds of questions…over a beer and some chips and guac!

Pints of Grace is usually held once a month at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.

Day & Time: monthly; announced on Facebook

Place: Big Grove Taproom (1225 S. Gilbert Street)



Breathing Space–starting Fall 2018

Breathing Space welcomes spaciousness in the midst of full daily lives. Breathing Space is simply a time to gather, breathe, be, release, take delight, speak what is real, and hear deeply.

Day & Time: Wednesdays at 10 AM

Place: Heartland Yoga (above Bread Garden in downtown Iowa City)



Ancient Spiritual Practices–starting Fall 2018

Gather to learn and exercise a spiritual practice. Most of the instruction about the practice occurs on the first week of the month; in subsequent weeks, the group enacts the practice. Come for a practice you want to learn, come when you can, come all the time, come on first weeks…

Day & Time: Wednesdays at 1:30 PM

PlaceHeartland Yoga (above Bread Garden in downtown Iowa City)

May: Lectio Devina

June: Labyrinth prayer

July: Prayerwalking

August: Guided meditation

September: Visio Devina

October: Centering prayer


Justice Seminars–starting Fall 2018

JustChurch is spending the year noticing how God does justice, as witnessed to in the Bible. We will read and learn about a biblical text and ask what all biblical justice might mean in the patterns of our lives. No advanced preparation is needed (though openness and curiosity are very helpful dispositions for this sort of study). People who want to can do readings in advance. We intend to begin with the Gospel of Luke.

Day & Time: Wednesdays at 2:30 PM

PlaceHeartland Yoga (above Bread Garden in downtown Iowa City)


JustSilence–starting Fall 2018

Engage in faith and justice by practicing meditation with Rev. Anna Blaedel, who will teach and facilitate the practice.

Day & Time: coming soon

Place: Wesley Student Center (120 N. Dubuque Street, Iowa City)