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.

Upcoming Events
TED Talks for Parents
Pumpkin Decorating Family Night
Rocky and Matt’s Bible Class
Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Lock-In
Save the Date

TED Talks for Parents TED Talks for Parents

Sunday, September 30
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The Loft (on the fourth floor of the Gratz Center)

We will be continuing our popular Sunday Morning TED Talk series, this year taking the time to broaden our scope beyond parenting into talking about relationships in a digital age.

Typically held on the first Sunday of the month, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the fourth-floor Loft, these TED Talks gatherings offer parents the opportunity to come together for a time of connection and conversation with one another.

Our typical gathering schedule looks like this:

  • Twenty minutes of socializing and meeting other parents
  • Twenty minutes of watching a TED Talk. Our first talk this year—on September 30—will be “Connected, but Alone,” a thought-provoking talk on how technology is impacting our relationships.
  • Twenty minutes in small groups discussing themes and ideas from the talk using a handout with prepared questions

Come join us for coffee, muffins, and bagels and some great conversation!

For more information, please contact Matt Helms.

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Lock-In at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Lock-In

Friday, October 26 to Saturday, October 27
Borwell Dining Room
6:00 p.m. Friday to 8:30 a.m. Saturday

All current fourth- and fifth-graders are encouraged to join us on Friday, October 27 for our annual lock-in! For those unfamiliar with the term “lock-in,” it is essentially a sleepover at the church: kids arrive between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Friday night and then are picked up the next morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.

Some of our activities on this night that many fourth and fifth graders list as their favorite event of the year include:

  • Pizza dinner and get-to-know-you games
  • Playing sardines up on the fourth and fifth floors (basically hide-and-seek with a twist)
  • Flashlight scavenger hunt in the Sanctuary
  • “Behind the scenes” tour of various places in the church (bell tower, choir loft, archives)
  • Movie to end the night

All attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, October 19. To RSVP, or for more details, please contact Matt Helms.

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Save the Date for Children and Families at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Save the Date

  • Family Camp
    Friday, May 17—Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • Vacation Bible School
    Monday, August 5—Friday, August 9, 2019

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