Children


Children at Fourth Church are cared for in a variety of ways, from our Day School program for preschoolers to Sunday School each week to Vacation Bible School during the summer. Fourth Church provides several opportunities for spiritual growth for both you and your child. You will find a calendar of these events at the calendar button at the top left.


Religion in Interfaith Homes: A Series for Couples and Families

As more and more people marry someone from a different faith, change faiths, or choose to embrace more than one faith, religious homes have become complex. This joint program between Chicago Sinai Congregation and Fourth Presbyterian Church explores many of the questions and issues that arise when more than one faith is a part of a religious home. Click here for details.

Calendar of Children and Family Events

View upcoming children and family events and opportunities here.

Day School

The Day School strives to engage children in a variety of activities with an environment that encourages wondering, problem-solving, and all areas of cognitive development.

Family Camp

Families from Fourth Church enjoy sharing faith, fellowship, and fun at Family Camp, held twice a year (in early summer and fall) at Presbyterian Camps in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Family Night

Family Night offers opportunity for families to gather once a month at Fourth Presbyterian Church or at an off-site location for an evening of fellowship and fun!

Moms Groups

Moms expecting a child or who already have children are invited to join a Moms' Group, a place to make new friends and explore how faith can be a strong resource throughout parenthood.

Nursery Care

Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers during Sunday morning worship services.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes for three-year-olds through fifth graders take place each Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Vacation Bible School

Fourth Presbyterian Church offers Vacation Bible School for one week each August, engaging children in preschool through fifth grade in biblical activities and lessons.

Volunteer Opportunities for Families

At Fourth Presbyterian Church there are several opportunities for parents/guardians to volunteer along with their children. Families are invited to review the list here.

Worship Folders for Children

If you'd like your child to join you during Sunday worship, you can keep him or her busy with one of our children's worship kits!

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