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.


EDSSC Food Drive | Neighborhood Family Group Kickoff
Smorgasbord of Schools | Save the Date

Smorgasbord of Schools

Sunday, October 2
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Borwell Dining Room (First Floor Gratz Center)

Fall means that it’s already time for city parents to start thinking about applying for schools for the 2017-18 school year, and Fourth Church is pleased to offer its annual Smorgasbord of Schools as a resource in that process.

On Sunday, October 2, families are invited to come to Borwell Dining Room to feast on information about approximately twenty schools throughout the city--public and private, secular and parochial. What makes our fair unique, is that we try to staff each school booth with a parent whose child actually attends that school. Come collect literature, ask tough questions and receive honest answers, and walk away with helpful advice!

Chicago families are faced with many fine public and private school choices, so we hope this event makes it all feel less daunting. If you’d like more information, or if you’d like to represent your child’s school at the Smorgasbord, please contact Maggie McGuire.

Back to top


Save the Date

  • Friday Family Nights
    • October 21--Pumpkin Decorating Night
    • November 18--Animal Family Night
    • December 16--La Posada Family Night
  • 4th- and 5th-Grade Lock-In: Friday, November 4

Back to top

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