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, August 25
   SpeakEasy
   7:00 p.m. at the Old Town Ale House (219 W. North Ave.)

Sunday, August 28
   
   Gathering
   12:30 p.m. in Room 5A

Monday, August 29
   Final Summer Volleyball
   6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach
   8:00 p.m. in the Manse

Saturday, September 17

   Oak Street Beach Clean-up
   9:0011:00 a.m. on Oak Street Beach

Sunday, September 18
   “Get Connected” Sunday
   9:00 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall

October 21–23
   Young Adults Fall Retreat
   Grand Beach Inn, New Buffalo, Michigan

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Gathering: Getting to Know Abbi Heimach-Snipes

Over the next few weeks of Gathering, we will have periodic sessions that make up a miniseries on getting to know Abbi. Expect activities, worm poop, pop music, and vegan food as we explore the quirkiness that is Abbi!

This Sunday Abbi will introduce you all to her worm compost, show you how to keep worms, and share with you the sacred theological meaning compost has in Abbi's faith. Seriously.

If you have questions about this series or about Young Adult Gatherings in general, contact Hardy (hkim@fourthchurch.org).

Time and place
Sunday, August 28  
12:30 p.m. in Room 5A

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August SpeakEasy

Tonight we'll gather for SpeakEasy, our monthly night out at a Chicago establishment for food, drinks, and fellowship. This month we're heading to a dive bar right in Fourth Church's backyard: the Old Town Ale House.

Come for the people-watching. Come for the awkward and strange celebrity art. Come for the snacks and cheap drinks. Most importantly, come to connect with friends (old and new) as we continue to enjoy the warm weather.

Please note that the Old Town Ale House is cash only!

SpeakEasy is a great way to catch up with friends, to meet new ones, and to invite your friends and coworkers to check out the great fellowship we enjoy!

Time and place
Thursday, August 25
7:00 p.m. at Old Town Ale House (219 W. North Ave.)

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Other Opportunities


Final Week of Summer Volleyball at Oak Street Beach

This coming Monday we'll enjoy our final installment of summer volleyball. Come help us close out this great seasonal tradition! As usual, we'll meet at 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!

Following volleyball we'll gather in the Manse (first floor of the Parish House building) for some pizza and fellowship. We'll have this portion of the event, rain or shine.

We’re still in need of individuals to pick up and set up the equipment as well as return it to the church at the end of the night. Please let us know if you are available to help out.

Please contact Hardy if you are willing to help, or simply participate in this doodle poll to indicate your availability: http://doodle.com/poll/s3bambsx3p3k9dqv

Time and place
Monday, August 29
6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach
8:00 p.m. in the Manse

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One-on-one Conversations with Abbi

Abbi Heimach-Snipes, our new Pastoral Resident, is looking forward to working with Young Adults during her two-year term at Fourth Church. She has all sorts of ideas about the kinds of work we can do together and about the kinds of fun and friendships we might make happen. But Abbi also knows that you have lots of ideas and insights too; that each of your particular stories have been, and will continue to be, what makes Young Adults the vital and special community that it is.

So Abbi is eager to hear from you, to get to know you and to hear your stories; she wants to know what has been important to you about Young Adults and about Fourth Church and to hear your dreams and visions for this community as well.

You’re invited to schedule a time for conversation with Abbi, over a cup of coffee or tea or a bite to eat. Reach out to her directly by emailing her at aheimach-snipes@fourthchurch.org. She has set aside time during these first few weeks to get to know you all. We hope you take this opportunity to introduce yourself and to welcome her in.

Contact Abbi
aheimach-snipes@fourthchurch.org

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Help Fourth Church Clean up Oak Street Beach

Fourth Presbyterian Church's Care of Creation Committee is hosting a shoreline cleanup in conjunction with the Alliance for the Great Lakes' twenty-fifth annual September Adopt-a-Beach™ event, which is part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Thousands of Adopt-a-Beach™ volunteers turn out each September to pick up trash along Great Lakes beaches and shorelines, record their findings, and track environmental conditions that contribute to beach health.

This important community event will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 17 at Oak Street Beach. Participants are gathering at Oak Street Beach Restaurant.

Volunteers are encouraged to register for the cleanup online here.

Time and Place
Saturday, September 17
9:00-11:00 a.m. at Oak Street Beach

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“Get Connected Sunday”: Volunteer on September 18

We still need folks to help us do a little bit of outreach at Coffee Hour before and after morning worship services on Sunday, September 18.

September 18 is “Get Connected Sunday” at Fourth Church, a day when many of the fellowship and volunteer groups at our church provide opportunity for people to ask questions and to get engaged in the community and service life of the church, whether they are new to Fourth Church or are simply looking for new ways to be involved and connected.

We’re looking for a few people to staff a Young Adults’ welcome table at this event. If you’re willing, you’ll be given information to share, and a partner to work with. The shifts will last only thirty minutes, and you’ll have the chance to provide an important welcome to someone who might be desperately seeking it.

If you are willing to serve, or if you have questions, please contact Hardy Kim (hkim@fourthchurch.org).

Time and place
Sunday, September 18
9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall

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Save the Date for Fall Young Adults Retreat

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 getting to know Abbi, our wonderful new Pastoral Resident, as we share some time in worship and discussion, at table and at play with her.

If you have thoughts regarding potential themes or activities for the upcoming retreat, please plan some time to have a conversation with Abbi (see above) so you can share your thoughts with her.

The retreat will be taking place Friday–Sunday, October 21–23 at the Grand Beach Inn in New Buffalo, Michigan. Late October in New Buffalo is beautiful, so make sure to mark your calendars so you can take part in this weekend away. Registration forms aren’t available at this time, but you can email Hardy (hkim@fourthchurch.org) now to reserve your spot.

Time and place
FridaySunday, October 2123
Grand Beach Inn, New Buffalo, Michigan

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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).