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, July 28
   Layton's Farewell SpeakEasy
   7:00 p.m. at the Globe Pub (1934 W. Irving Park)

Sunday, July 31
   Congregational Reception for Layton Williams   
   12:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall
    
   Young Adults Gathering with Layton
   1:00 p.m. in Room 5A 

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

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Gathering and Congregational Reception for Layton

This week we bid farewell to Layton Williams as she leaves Fourth Church on Monday, August 1 and heads off to Washington, D.C., for the next chapter in her ministry. We hope you will join us to hang out with her at SpeakEasy (see above) and that you will also come to church this Sunday as we express our gratitude for the time we've been able to share with her.

As a part of this celebration, we'll be joining in a special Coffee Hour with the rest of the congregation. This coffee hour after the 11:00 a.m. worship service will be a chance for the whole church to thank Layton for her service.

Young adults are invited to stay and share in additional time for fellowship and conversation with Layton after that Coffee Hour. We'll be gathering in our usual meeting place, but this time we'll have some tasty snacks so that we won't have to go hungry as we share in good conversation. Don't miss out on this fun get-together!

If you have questions about this event or anything else related to the Gathering, contact Hardy (hkim@fourthchurch.org).

Time and place
Sunday, July 31
12:00 p.m. Congregational Reception in Anderson Hall
1:00 p.m. Gathering in Room 5A

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July SpeakEasy and Layton Farewell

Tomorrow we'll be having our July SpeakEasy at a new location, the Globe Pub (1934 W. Irving Park), on the north side of the city, near the Irving Park Brown Line stop. We'll be hanging out in their lounge space and enjoying such drink specials as half-price martinis.

This is Layton's last SpeakEasy, so make sure to stop by and wish her well before she heads to D.C.!

And if it's your first time at one of our monthly Thursday evening gatherings, your first drink is on us!

Time and place
Thursday, July 28
7:00 p.m. at the Globe Pub (1934 W. Irving Park)

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Other Opportunities


Summer Volleyball at Oak Street Beach

Summer volleyball will continue every Monday through the end of the summer as 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!

For the next couple of weeks, however, with Layton's upcoming departure, we are in particular need of help picking up and setting up the equipment as well as returning it to the church at the end of the night. Please let us know if you are available to help out.

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

To be added to the volleyball email list for updates about weather cancelations and time changes, contact Layton at lwilliams@fourthchurch.org before this Monday, August 1. 

Time and place
Every Monday during the 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).