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.

Family Movie Nights
Summer Sunday School
Vacation Bible School

Thursday Family Movie Nights 

Begins Thursday, June 9    
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, July 21                 
Thursday, August 4   
Thursday, August 18

Unfortunately we are unable to advertise the movies we are playing in electronic form, but the paper flyers in your child's Sunday School classroom contains the titles of all our movies.

Movies will begin at 6:30 p.m. and 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 $6.00 after using a validation ticket at the 900 North Michigan building.

If it is raining on a particular Thursday, we will shift to watching our movie inside the Day School. It won't be quite as fun as watching outdoors, but the picture and sound quality would likely be even better!

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Summer Sunday School

Sunday, June 5 to Sunday, July 31
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
4th Floor Gratz Center

Summer Sunday School begins Sunday, June 5 and runs through Sunday, July 31. Classes will only be held during the 9:30 a.m. worship service, and ages and grades will be grouped together differently than they were during the regular school year. Please note that the grades listed below refer to the grade or class that your child just completed--we don't "graduate" until the start of our regular Sunday School year!
Preschool: Room 4B
Kindergarten and First Grade: Room 4D
Second through Fifth Grade: Room 4E
Finally, we are in need of Sunday School teachers over this summer! Even if you are only able to help out for one Sunday, we'd be very grateful for your assistance--our curriculum is easy to pick up and teach, and the classes are a lot of fun. If you’re interested, please contact Matt

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Vacation Bible School 2016

    Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12
    Early-Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, July 15, $25 per child
    Registration Deadline: Monday, August 1, $35 per child

The arrival of summer means that VBS is right around the corner!  Join us as we travel back to Egypt and learn about the story of Joseph and his brothers from Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

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.  Please note that we have an early-bird registration deadline this year—register by July 15 to save $10 per child!

        Friday, July 15                  Early-bird Registration Deadline        $25 per child  
        Monday, August 1             Registration Deadline                         $35 per child

We will not be capping enrollment numbers, but please remember to register before our deadline on Monday, August 1!

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

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