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

“Preventing Gun Violence: Causes and Potential Remedies”
   February 6, 2015
   6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room
   Presented by Dr. Jens Ludwig

Using research from the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab, Jens Ludwig will explore gun violence, the economics of crime, and education interventions for youth during this February Cornerstones presentation. Dr. Ludwig helped found the Crime Lab in 2008, with much of its research already helping shape policy in Chicago.

Dr. Ludwig is the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the University of Chicago; Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab; and Co-Director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Co-Director of NBER’s working group on the economics of crime, and a nonresident senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

A $25 registration fee is required in advance. To register, contact Carol Allerton (312.640.5448) by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4.

No gathering 
   March 6, 2015

Cornerstones participants are encouraged to attend Carnaval on Friday, March 6.

“Shaker Religion and Artifacts from Hancock Shaker Village” 
   April 3, 2015
   5:30 p.m., meet at LUMA (820 N. Michigan Ave.)

Visit the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) exhibition and discussion of Shaker religion and philosophy. Arrive at the museum by 5:30 p.m. and return to Borwell Dining Room in the Gratz Center for refreshments and dinner.

“Global Warming: Fact and Fiction” 
   May 1, 2015

   6:00 p.m.
   Presented by David Archer, Professor at University of Chicago

(Please note that this is a 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.