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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Other Opportunities | Full Event Calendar


Upcoming Events

Monday, August 18
     Summer Volleyball
     6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach

Friday, August 22
     BBQ Throwdown
     4:30 p.m. at Declan’s Irish Pub (1240 N. Wells St.)

Monday, August 25
     
Summer Volleyball
     6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach

Thursday, August 28
     August SpeakEasy
     7:00 p.m., location to be determined

Monday, September 1
     Our Fair City Live
     7:00 p.m. at Deep Dish Stage (5320 W. Giddings)

Friday, October 3–Sunday, October 5

     Fall Retreat
     Warren Woods Inn in Union Pier, Michigan

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Gathering Discussion

   Sundays
   12:30 p.m. in Room 5A of the Gratz Center

If you’d like to know more about the Gathering or other Young Adults programs, please contact Hardy Kim.

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Monthly SpeakEasy

   Thursday, August 28
   7:00 p.m., location to be determined

Join us for SpeakEasy, our monthly night out at a Chicago establishment for food, drinks, and fellowship. SpeakEasy is a great way to catch up with friends if you’ve been coming for a long time and is an easy introduction to the group if you’re new!

As always, we’re open to suggestions for new places to try for future SpeakEasies, so if you have any ideas (or you just want to return to a past site) please let Hardy know so that we can get some space reserved.

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Other Opportunities

BBQ Throwdown
Volleyball at Oak Street Beach
An Evening of Theater with Kat Evans
Fall Retreat
Young Couples’ Groups


BBQ Throwdown

   Friday, August 22
   4:30 p.m. at Declan’s Irish Pub (1240 N. Wells St.)

Many of you know that two of the Fourth Church Associate Pastors, John Vest and Hardy Kim, have an ongoing barbecue rivalry. This year, they've decided to hold a public barbecue throwdown, to which everyone at Fourth Church is invited on the evening of Friday, August 22 at 4:30 p.m. at Declan’s Irish Pub (1240 N. Wells St.). The proceeds from this event will support the work of Fourth Church’s nonprofit community outreach arm, Chicago Lights.

There will be great food (Southern/American- and Korean-inspired smoked and grilled meats), some good drinks, and the amazing company of your church community and other individuals who support Chicago Lights.

Ticket information is available online here.

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Volleyball at Oak Street Beach

   Mondays, August 17 and 24
   6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach

Summer volleyball is held every Monday through the end of the summer. We 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!

Each Monday an email about weather and time updates is sent, so make sure to let Edwin know if you’d like to be on that email list.

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An Evening of Theater with Kat Evans
   Monday, September 1
   7:00 p.m. at the Deep Dish Stage (5320 W. Giddings)

Join Young Adults as we support Kat Evans in Our Fair City Live, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi audiodrama! The show had a great start in Minneapolis and is now a live show as part of the Chicago Fringe Festival. Young Adults will see this great show on Monday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Deep Dish Stage (5320 W. Giddings). 

Our Fair City is a hard-boiled, detective noir tale, set in the dark algae pools of "our fair city." It’s a comedy/drama with lots of music and will run about forty-five minutes (so there will be plenty of time for fellowship after). Please be advised that it does contain some strong language but is sure to knock your socks off.  

Tickets and more details about the show can be found at the show’s website. To RSVP, contact Layton Williams by Thursday, August 28.

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Fall Retreat
   Friday, October 3Sunday, October 5
   Warren Woods Inn in Union Pier, Michigan

It’s time to mark your calendars for another Young Adults retreat. We’ve had some great weekends on our recent retreats, and we’ll be looking to get into some more challenging and meaningful conversations and to build even stronger connections in the group. We’ll also be welcoming in a wonderful new pastoral resident, Layton Williams.

Space will be limited, so make sure to sign up early. Registration forms aren’t available at this time, but email Hardy Kim now to reserve your spot.

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Young Couples’ Groups

Join a Young Couples’ small 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.

Contact Ken Nicholson to be added to a list of couples or if you have any questions about this ministry.

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