Cornerstones

Cornerstones is a group of adults over fifty, hosted by couples and open to all. All who are seeking connections with such a group are invited to gather for fellowship and programs. We usually meet on the first Friday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center.

Reservations are requested for each event. For details or to RSVP, contact Carol Allerton at 312.640.5448.

Cornerstones gathering

Upcoming Events

“Building the Canal to Save Chicago”

   Joint event with Fourth Dimension  

   Friday, February 12, 2016
   6:00 p.m. in the Page Smith Room

   Presented by Richard Lanyon,
      Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago

At the end of the nineteenth century, reversing the flow of a river made it possible for Chicagoans to survive! Author Richard Lanyon will discuss the massive and complex public works engineering system that saved Chicago from a perilous nuisance and a public health crisis.

A $15 prepaid reservation is required. Register online or with Anne Ellis (312.573.3369) by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10.

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“Health and Culture: Russia, Siberia, and Central Asia, 1984–2003:
   Eye Witness on a NATO Plane ”

   Friday, April 1, 2016
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

   Presented by Richard Farmer

Dr. Richard Farmer will relay his experience leading thirty health specialists in evaluating the status of medical services and directing the development of health and medical education programs in the former Soviet Union. Dr. Farmer, who joined the U.S. Department of State on January 6, 1992—one week after the collapse of the Soviet Union—made more than seventy visits to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union through this NATO initiative.

Dr. Farmer was trained at the Mayo Clinic and spent thirty years at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was also Chair of Medicine for sixteen years. He also led People to People trips in 1984 and 1989.

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“Lakeview Neighborhood”

   Joint event with Fourth Dimension  

   Friday, May 6, 2016
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

   Presented by Matt Nickerson

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“Evolving Mission Partnership in Cuba”

   Friday, June 4, 2016
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room

   Presented by Victoria G. Curtiss (Associate Pastor for Mission)
      and Gretchen Wahl

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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: Carol Allerton” on the envelope and let Carol 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 Carol Allerton at 312.787.2729, ext. 2265.


For more information about Cornerstones, contact Carol Allerton
at 312.787.2729, ext. 2265.