ThirtiesForties is a fellowship group of individuals in their 30s and 40s joined together in faith, fellowship, and service.

Our friendships enrich our spirit. The Holy Spirit guides our exploration of the Word and leads us to serve the community and each other.

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Faith in Focus: A Series
Share Your Joys and Concerns | Steering Committee

Christmas Party

   Sunday, December 7
   12:00 noon–2:00 p.m. in the fifth-floor lounge

All are invited to our ThirtiesForties Christmas Party on Sunday, December 7 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. We’ll gather in the fifth-floor lounge of the Gratz Center (at the south end of the floor, overlooking Chestnut).

Come, one and all, to nosh on an assortment of delectable hors d’oeuvres, and share a holiday toast with friends new and old! Please bring a beverage to share.

For the Christmas Party, a $12-per-person registration fee is required in advance by Wednesday, December 3. 

Checks should be made out to "“Fourth Presbyterian Church” with "ThirtiesForties Christmas Party 2014" in the memo field. Checks can be mailed to Fourth Church at 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611 or dropped off at the reception desk in an envelope marked to the attention of Anne Ellis. To pay with credit card, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369). 

Faith in Focus
   A Series for People in Their Thirties and Forties

   Second Sunday of the month
   (First Sunday in December)
   11:00 a.m. in Room 5F

Led by local religious scholars, “Faith in Focus” uses a theological ethical lens to bring into focus topics for each monthly conversation. We explore multiple religious traditions from ancient to modern times. Large- and small-group formats help foster a dynamic and thoughtful exchange.

December 7, 2014

January 11, 2015

February 8, 2015

March 8, 2015

April 12, 2015

May 10, 2015

Discussion Leaders
Curtis J. Evans is Associate Professor of American Religions and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He teaches courses on modern American religion, race and religion in the U.S., and religion and social change.

Adrian Guiu teaches ethics, philosophy, and comparative religions at Wright College in Chicago. He also is a Ph.D. candidate in the history of Christianity at the University of Chicago.

Scott R. Paeth is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. He works in the fields of Christian social ethics and public theology.

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Share Your Joys and Concerns

As “a community of friends joined together in fellowship by our faith in and service to our Lord Jesus Christ,” ThirtiesForties seeks to support members of this fellowship group through prayer and love. If you have a joy to share or would like to hold up a particular concern in prayer, please send an email to Sarah, and we’ll include your request in the next newsletter.

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Steering Committee Contact Information

Deborah Zak - Chair

Susan Gann - Co-chair

Jenny Beck

Carol Carpenter

Vincent Geckler

Erich Kirr

Marcella McGuinn

Jeff Neaves

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For more information about ThirtiesForties, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).

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