Cornerstones

Cornerstones is a group of couples and singles over fifty. We usually meet for fellowship, dinner, and a program on the first Friday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center. All are invited to attend.

Reservations are requested for each event. For details or to RSVP, contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

Cornerstones gathering

Upcoming Events

   “The Genetics of Adulthood: What Every Adult Should Know
       about Ancestry Testing, Pharmacogenomics, Cancer, and Beyond”
   Presented by Carmen Williams
   Friday, October 7
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

Do you wonder if there could be a relationship between your genes and getting cancer or developing heart or a neurological disease?

Do you wonder about pharmacogenomics, whether your genetics can impact medication use?

Our speaker, Carmen Williams, M.S., C.G.C, a Genetic Counselor in Obstetrics and Gynecology-Cancer Genetics with the Northwestern Medical Group, will help us ponder these questions.

The event begins with appetizers, followed by dinner and the presentation. A $25 prepaid reservation with Anne Ellis (312.573.3369) is required by Wednesday, October 5.

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   “From Chicago to Syria #RefugeesWelcome”
   Presented by Suzanne Akhras Sahloul
   Friday, November 4
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

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   Christmas Carol Sing-along
   With John W. W. Sherer, Organist and Director of Music
   Friday, December 2
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

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   No Gathering on January 6, 2017

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   “On the Elder’s Trail: The Later Life of Charles M. Charnley”
   Presented by Jack Brown
   Friday, February 3, 2017
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

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   No Gathering on March 3, 2017.

Participants are encouraged to attend the Chicago Lights Gala of Hope on February 24.

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   “Christian Meditation and Centering Prayer”
   Presented by Nanette Sawyer, Minister for Congregational Life
   Friday, April 7, 2017
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

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   “The New Fourth Church Organ Tour”
   With John W. W. Sherer, Organist and Director of Music
   Friday, May 5, 2017
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

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   Program to be determined
   Friday, June 2, 2017
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

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A Cornerstones dinner


Registration for Cornerstones programs are typically required by the Wednesday prior to the event, and they are considered complete upon receipt of event payment. Please write “Cornerstones” on the memo line of a check made payable to Fourth Presbyterian Church. Checks can be mailed to the church (126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611) or left in an envelope with the receptionist at the Chestnut Street entrance. Please be sure to put “Attn: Anne Ellis” on the envelope and let Anne know that you are mailing it or dropping it off so she can be on the lookout for it.  To pay by credit card, contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.


For more information about Cornerstones, contact Anne Ellis
at 312.573.3369.