Academy for Faith and Life

The Academy for Faith and Life provides short-term and ongoing adult education for the members and friends of Fourth Presbyterian Church and for the larger community. Its mission, further described in the explanation of the Academy seal (see below), is to draw participants into the many realms of God’s activity, emphasizing the intersection of faith and life. All persons are welcome to participate in Academy courses, and all meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible.

View the Academy for Faith and Life calendar here.

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Academy Events

Please check back soon for details about our next event.

Registration for Academy Classes

Please help us in our planning by preregistering for classes. You can register by

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Other Opportunities

Writers’ Workshop

The Fourth Church Writers’ Workshop provides a mutually supportive community of Christian fellowship for writers of all genres and abilities, from beginners to professionals. Details are available here.

Religion in Interfaith Homes: A Series for Couples and Families

As more and more people marry someone from a different faith, change faiths, or choose to embrace more than one faith, religious homes have become complex. “Religion in Interfaith Homes,” offered through the Interfaith Resource Committee at Fourth Church, is a monthly conversation series on questions that arise when more than one religion is part of a home. Details are available here.

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Academy Newsletter

To receive periodic email updates from the Academy for Faith and Life, send email addresses to

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Staff and Contact Information

Ryan Loeckel, Coordinator Adult Education and Worship (312.640.2570)

Contact Information
• general questions or requests for information,
• requests for class tapes,
• evaluative comments,
• suggestions for courses and speakers
—please contact the Academy office at (312.640.2570).

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Child Care

On Sunday mornings: Childcare for infants up to age two is available in the Nursery from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday School classes for all other children are offered at both 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. For information about Sunday School and children’s and family programs, contact Matt Helms at 312.573.3362.

On weekdays
: To arrange childcare for weekday courses or events, contact Liz Nickerson (312.787.2729) at least one week prior to the event.

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