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.

 

Blue Bows Begins
Kindergartners Receive Bibles in Chapel
Parenting in Faith Programming

Save the Dates

Blue Bows Begins

   Wednesday, April 1
   Michigan Avenue

Although it is a sobering sight amidst the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue, the blue bows in the trees of Fourth Church remind us that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. It seems unfathomable that anyone would hurt a child, but tragically that is a daily reality for many kids throughout our city, country, and world.

There are no easy answers to the questions that may be asked, but if your children do inquire about the bows, please share with them that they are intended to make people have conversations about how to care for children who are hurt by adults in addition to any explanations you feel are appropriate. Presbyterian Women has also put together fliers about this topic that you are welcome to pick up from our Sunday School classrooms.

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Kindergartners Receive Bibles in Chapel

   Sunday, April 26
   9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
   Meet in the Bumpus Room; ceremony in Buchanan Chapel

On Sunday, April 26, we will be presenting Bibles to our kindergarten class during Children’s Chapel as a way of celebrating their growing faith. Details have been sent out in an email to our kindergarten parents, but I hope that you will take the time that Sunday to congratulate our kindergarteners on this important milestone in their faith journey!

If you are a parent of a kindergartner and did not receive an email about your child receiving a Bible, please contact mhelms@fourthchurch.org.

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Parenting in Faith

Enrich Your Relationship as a Couple
Led by Rachael L. Miller, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C.

   Sunday, April 26
   9:30–10:30 a.m.
   Room 4G

“Enriching Relationships” is a series for partners and spouses who want to grow and deepen their relationship. Classes are taught by Rachael L. Miller, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C., from the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, and cover key topics, offer practical tools, and are directly applicable to everyday life as a couple.

Schedule
April 26: Prioritizing Our Time, Part 2


Grow in Your Faith

   Sunday, May 3
   9:30–10:30 a.m.
   Room 4G

Each month we focus on a different aspect of our own faith as parents so we can be better equipped to help our children develop their faith.

The spring sessions will equip parents to handle the tough questions that children often ask, questions like

  • Who is God?
  • What is the Holy Spirit?
  • Where do we go when we die?

Participants will explore ways to balance their busy lives, keeping faith at the center rather than on the edge while keeping control of their true priorities. They will also learn ways to incorporate prayer and the Bible in their family life, cultivate a spirit of service, and keep their teens and tweens involved in church.

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Save the Dates

Children's Musical
     Friday, May 3

Last Day of Sunday School
     Sunday, May 17

Spring Family Camp
     FridaySunday, May 2931, 2015
     Covenant Harbor Camp, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Vacation Bible School
     MondayFriday, August 1014, 2015

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