Special Events for Children and Families

Children and Family Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church is active, exciting, and growing every year. Please join us for these and other events to share fellowship, expand your circle of friends at church, and grow in Christ as a family.


Vacation Bible School Registration Is Open!
Thursday Family Movie Nights

Vacation Bible School Registration Is Open!

   Registration from Thursday, July 16 through Wednesday, August 5:
      $35 per child
   VBS: Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

It's not too late to get an early-bird registration discount for Vacation Bible School! 

To register for VBS online, please click here, or, if you'd like to fill out a paper form and pay by check, you can print out a paper copy of our registration form here.

We will not be capping enrollment numbers for VBS, but if you miss the early-bird date, please remember to register before our registration deadline on Wednesday, August 5 so we can be prepared for everyone!

Also, if you, your middle-schooler, or your high-schooler are interested in helping with VBS, we always love having volunteers! Volunteers have an absolute blast with this program every year and can also receive free validation tickets so that you don't have to pay to park each day. Please contact Matt Helms (mhelms@fourthchurch.org) if you (or your youth) are interested.

This year we'll spend the week of August 10-14 (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day) traveling back in time to Nazareth, the town where Jesus grew up as a child. We hope your children will join us for this Vacation Bible School fun!

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Thursday Family Movie Nights

   Begins Thursday, June 11
   6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
   Day School Playground

Join us this summer for some fun and fellowship out on the Day School Playground with our Thursday Summer Movie Nights! Every other Thursday throughout the summer, we’ll be projecting a different G- or PG-rated movie onto a screen near the Ditka’s wall, and you and your family are invited to come watch some classic movies, play on the playground, and catch up with one another over the summer months. The best part? It’s absolutely free (other than parking, of course)!

Our movie schedule will be:

Thursday, June 11                   Frozen
Thursday, June 25                   Rio
Thursday, July 9                      The Princess and the Frog
Thursday, July 23                    Big Hero 6
Thursday, August 6                 Aristocats
Thursday, August 20               Lego Movie

All movies will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end around 8:00 p.m. (The actual end depends on the runtime of the particular movie.) You are welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and you can also bring snacks as well (although snacks will need to be eaten inside).

Parking will be $6 after using a validation ticket at the 900 North Michigan building.

If it is raining on a particular Thursday, we will just shift to watching our movie inside, in the Bumpus Room on the second floor or in Anderson Hall. It wouldn’t be quite as fun as watching outdoors, but the picture and sound quality would likely be even better!

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For more information about Children and Family Ministry,
contact Matt Helms, Minister for Children and Family Ministry (312.573.3362).