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

November 7, 2014
“World-Class Architecture in Chicago and Asia”
Presented by Rolf Achilles

Join Cornerstones in November for a presentation about architecture in Chicago and Asia.

Rolf Achilles is an independent art historian and the author of The Chicago School of Architecture: Building the Modern City, 18801910. According to Shire Publications, Mr. Achilles “has written and lectured extensively on Chicago’s culture and architecture. He teaches aspects of Historic Preservation and Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also consults extensively on sacred spaces, curates exhibitions, and is the founding curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Windows.”

A $25 registration fee is required in advance. To register, contact Carol Allerton (312.640.5448) by Wednesday, November 5.

December 5, 2014
Christmas Carol Sing-along and Potluck Dinner

January 9, 2015
“The Music and History of Bagpipes”
Presented and performed by bagpiper George Sims
(Please note that this is a joint event with Fourth Dimension and is held on the second Friday in January.)

February 6, 2015
University of Chicago Crime Lab: The Inside Story”
Presented by Dr. Jens Ludwig

March 6, 2015
No gathering
Cornerstones participants are encouraged to attend Carnaval on Friday, March 6.

April 3, 2015
“Shaker Religion and Artifacts from Hancock Shaker Village”
Attend Loyola University Museum of Art exhibition and discussion of Shaker religion and philosophy. Arrive at the museum by 5:30 p.m. and return to Borwell Dining Room for refreshments and dinner.

May 1, 2015
“Global Warming: Fact and Fiction”
Presented by David Archer, Professor at University of Chicago
(Joint event with Fourth Dimension)

June 5, 2015
Program to be determined

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 312.640.5448.

For more information about Cornerstones, contact Carol Allerton
at 312.640.5448.