Fourth Dimension

Fourth Dimension is a friendship group for individuals fifty and over who gather together to explore ideas, socialize, and reinforce their faith in God.

This group typically gathers on the second Friday of each month. Most programs start at 6:00 p.m. with coffee and fellowship; a presentation by a speaker begins at 6:30 p.m. Following the talk, there is a reception with refreshments. All are welcome!

To receive the Fourth Dimension email newsletter, simply send email addresses to Anne Ellis.

Upcoming Events

“Building the Canal to Save Chicago”

   Joint event with Cornerstones

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

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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“Illinois Fights the Civil War”

   Friday, March 11, 2016
   6:00 p.m.
in the Page Smith Room
   Presented by Robert Girardi

Illinois is not only the home state of President Abraham Lincoln—it also played a crucial role in the “war between the states.” 

Please join us as we host historian Robert Girardi, who will provide an overview of the contribution and importance of the state of Illinois in the Civil War. 

A $15 prepaid reservation with Anne Ellis (312.573.3369) is required by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.

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“The Case for Permaculture”

   Friday, April 8, 2016
   6:00 p.m.
in the Page Smith Room
   Presented by Ruth Mortensen

Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles that simulates the patterns observed in natural ecosystems. It also provides an ethical and holistic foundation for a sustainable culture that focuses on employing regenerative, bio-diverse resources with a goal of producing no waste. 

Fourth Church member and permaculture designer Ruth Mortensen will join us for our April meeting to discuss guidelines that we, as urban dwellers, can employ to incorporate permaculture principles into our daily lives and create a permanent human culture that works in harmony with nature. 

A $15 prepaid reservation with Anne Ellis (312.573.3369) is required by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6.

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“Lakeview Neighborhood”

   Joint event with Cornerstones  

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

   Presented by Matt Nickerson

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A registration fee for most events is required in advance. To register, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369) by the Wednesday prior to each event. Registration will not be available at the door. 

Please write “Fourth Dimension” 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.

To receive the Fourth Dimension email newsletter or for more information about Fourth Dimension,
contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).