Bible Study

Newcomers are invited to join in these studies whenever their schedules permit.


“Faith Today”

   Wednesdays
   11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center

“Faith Today,” offered through the Center for Life and Learning (CLL), is a “hybrid” Bible study: part fellowship, part practice of the ancient prayer style of lectio divina, part learning about scripture, and part prayers of the people. All bring a hunger for a greater understanding of how God’s word can inform and shape our lives.

Led by CLL Program Coordinator Susan Quaintance, this class is open to anyone on a drop-in basis, and no RSVP is required. All ages and walks of faith are welcome.

Susan Quaintance holds an M.A. in theology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She taught high school theology and English for more than twenty years and has facilitated many adult days of recollection and retreats.

For more information, contact Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386.


Horizons: A Monthly Women's Bible Study

   Second Wednesday of the month through September
   12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
   Room 4J in the Gratz Center

Interested in taking part in a Bible study that has been field tested by women's groups all over the country? Join us for a monthly women's Bible study, offered through Presbyterian Women, based on the guide from Horizons magazine.

For more information and to sign up (required), contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.


Weekly Seeds at Fourth: A Weekly Women's Bible Study

   Starting Sunday, June 7
   9:30 a.m.
   Room 5F in the Gratz Center

Weekly Seeds at Fourth will be using a United Church of Christ lectionary-based curriculum. In a discussion-based format, participants will review the focus bible passage, examine the attached reflection, and share thoughts about the in-depth questions that are provided.  

During the weeks that the Academy of Faith and Life has a Bible class at 9:30 a.m., they will join that class and then return to the Weekly Seeds series when the Academy class is finished.

You will need to sign up at this web address to receive the weekly emails for the class.

This class will be moderated by Anne Stelle, a Fourth Church member with an M.Div from McCormick Theological Seminary. She has served as a trustee, Elder, and deacon at Fourth Church and is currently serving as a chaplain at the rehabilitation institute of Chicago.


North Side Women's Bible Study Group

A new women’s Bible study, taking place on the North Side, is forming! Contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369) if you are interested in taking part.


Men's Bible Study

   Tuesdays, July 7 and 21
   7:30 a.m.

The Men’s Bible Study will meet Tuesdays, July 7 and 21 at 7:30 a.m. in the Loop and will focus on lectionary readings from the pulpit.  

For details or to RSVP, contact Anne Ellis at aellis@fourthchurch.org or 312.573.3369.