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

Mondays during the Summer
   Summer Volleyball
   6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach

Sunday, August 2
   Gathering
   
12:30 p.m., Room 5A of the Gratz Center

Friday, October 2—Sunday, October 4
   Fall Retreat
   Grand Beach Inn
   New Buffalo, Michigan 

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Gathering

With the recent shift in our denominational understanding of marriage, there have been a wide variety of responses from within the Presbyterian church. This has left folks asking how we come together as one Christian community even in the face of significant difference. We've asked that question as a group too, especially how we might engage with other Christians in our life who believe differently than we do. This Sunday, we'll take a look at this question more broadly and determine what it means to be united as one body.

In the PCUSA Book of Order, unity is listed as one of the inherent gifts that Christ gives the church. That means that unity is not something we must live into as a core part of what it means to be church together. Ephesians 4:1-16 (which Layton will be preaching about on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.) describes unity in Christ as being about everyone having their own unique gifts and callings that they bring to the wider community. Thus difference isn't the enemy of unity, but rather a key component. Join us on Sunday to discuss what that looks like in our communities of faith today.

If you have questions about our weekly Gathering, please contact Layton (lwilliams@fourthchurch.org). This weekly discussion and connection opportunity is open to all young adults, so even if you've never been it's always a good time to jump right in and get to know the group.

Time and place
Sunday, August 2 
12:30 p.m., Room 5A of the Gratz Center


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SpeakEasy

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 (hkim@fourthchurch.org) know so that we can get some space reserved.

Time and place
TBD

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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!

Each Monday an email about weather and time updates will be sent, so make sure to let Layton know if you'd like to be on that volleyball email list.

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

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Fall Retreat: Save the Date!

Believe or not, with summer well underway, it is already time to be thinking about our Fall Retreat in Michigan! Though we're still in the process of planning, we wanted to give you a heads up about the date so that you can go ahead and save the weekend of October 2—4 on your calendars.

We'll let you know when the online registration is live. In the meantime, please save the date and plan to be with us for this great weekend experience!

Time and place
Friday, October 2—Sunday, October 4
Grand Beach Inn
New Buffalo, Michigan 

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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).