Young Adults

Looking to make deep relationships and grow in discipleship at Fourth Church with others in their twenties and thirties? Consider joining Young Adults!

We are an open, welcoming, and growing community with weekly Sunday discussions, monthly social outings, and a variety of other service/social opportunities.

The easiest way to receive up-to-date information about our group is to subscribe to receive our weekly e-newsletter. To subscribe, email youngadults@fourthchurch.org.


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Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 23
   SpeakEasy
   7:00 p.m. at Happy Village (1059 N. Wolcott)

Sunday, June 26

   Chicago Pride Parade Outing (No Gathering)
   Meeting location and time TBD  

Monday, June 27
   Summer Volleyball
   6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach

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Pride Parade Outing (No Gathering)

This Sunday there will be no Gathering; instead, we'll go as a group to watch the Chicago Pride Parade. We'll meet at reception at 10:40 a.m. (after 9:30 a.m. worship) and head together to watch the parade at Broadway and Irving Park. You're welcome to meet us at the watch site as well. We'll also plan to gather somewhere nearby for a drink and some conversation after the parade. For those interested, Layton will be traveling back to Fourth Church later that afternoon to preach at the 4:00 p.m. jazz worship service, and you're welcome to join her.

For those who have never attended, you can find out more about the parade online here.

If you would like to RSVP so that we can make sure to include you in the group, please contact Layton (lwilliams@fourthchurch.org). Please also let Layton know if you're planning to meet up with the group later so we can make sure to be in touch with you. 

Time and place
Sunday, June 26
Meet at the reception desk at 10:40 a.m.
Click here for more information about the parade

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June SpeakEasy at Happy Village

We're returning to a summer favorite for our June SpeakEasy. Join us on Thursday, June 23 (one week earlier than usual) at Happy Village (1059 N. Wolcott) in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood (just blocks from the Division Blue Line stop and easily accessible by the #70 bus).

We'll be out in the back yard with lots of pizza and snacks. And if it rains, there's always the free Ping-Pong table.

Please note that Happy Village is cash only, but with $3 beer specials and a great outdoor setup, who can complain?  

Remember, we're open to suggestions for new places to try for SpeakEasies, so if you have any ideas (or you just want to return to a past site) in future months, please let Hardy (hkim@fourthchurch.org) know so that we can get some space reserved.

Time and place
Thursday, June 23
7:00 p.m. at Happy Village (1059 N. Wolcott)

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Other Opportunities


Summer Volleyball at Oak Street Beach

Summer volleyball will continue every Monday through the end of the summer. We will set up nets on Oak Street Beach for a relaxed, enjoyable evening of volleyball. Don't worry about skill level; we're just out there to have a great time and enjoy the beautiful Chicago summer!

There will be many Monday evenings throughout the summer when we will need help from group members to get the equipment from the church to the beach and then set up the nets on the courts. Please contact Layton if you are willing to help, or simply participate in this doodle poll to indicate your availability: http://doodle.com/poll/s3bambsx3p3k9dqv 

To get signed up for email updates about weather cancelations and time changes, contact Layton at lwilliams@fourthchurch.org.

Time and place
Every Monday during summer
6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach

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Young Couples’ Groups

Join a Couples Group! You do not need to be a member of the congregation to participate in a small group, and these groups are intended for both married and nonmarried couples alike.

We are also looking for couples who would be willing to lead or colead a small group. This would involve being the contact couple for the group, organizing meetings, and planning activities.

To join a group or for more details, please contact Ken Nicholson.

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For more information about Young Adults, contact Hardy Kim (312.981.3399).