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.


Upcoming Events | Gathering Discussion | SpeakEasy
Other Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 19
   SpeakEasy
   7:00 p.m., Woodhaven (712 N. Clark)

Sunday, May 22
   Gathering
   12:30 p.m., Room 5A

Saturday, June 4
   CLAB Scavenger Hunt
   12:00 p.m. at Duffy's (420 W. Diversey)

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

Thursday, June 23
   SpeakEasy
   7:00 p.m., location TBD

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Gathering: God Talk—Pentecost to Trinity Sunday

This past Sunday, along with most of the church around the world, we celebrated Pentecost. This upcoming Sunday we will be celebrating Trinity Sunday. These special days help us mark particular ways in which we have been blessed by God but also offer us different ways of thinking about who God is and how we can connect with God.

So we thought it would be a good opportunity for us to take a moment to dig into some of our theological traditions (i.e. how we think and talk about God). Join us this Sunday as we talk about our tradition's understandings of God's various aspects and what those traditions mean for us.

If you have questions about our weekly Gathering time together, please contact Layton. This weekly discussion and connection time 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, May 22
12:30 p.m. in Room 5A

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Early SpeakEasy in May and June

In May and June, due to holiday weekends and mission trip schedules, we're shifting the timing of SpeakEasy one week earlier than usualso they will take place on the second-to-last Thursdays of each month: May 19 and June 23.

May SpeakEasy
We're looking forward to a nice evening this month as we gather for drinks and snacks at one of our regular neighborhood spots. Join us in enjoying the open-air seating at Woodhaven (712 N. Clark). We'll also have some drink specials and plenty of their tasty bar snacks.

This will be a great time to reconnect with other Young Adults before everyone heads off for summer travels and adventures. We'll also be talking about future plans related to service and to our social gatherings for the summer.

We're open to suggestions for new places to try for our June SpeakEasy, so if you have any ideas (or you just want to return to a past site), please let Hardy know!

Dates to save
Thursday, May 19
7:00 p.m. at Woodhaven (712 N. Clark)

Thursday, June 23
7:00 p.m., location to be determined

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Other Opportunities


A Chicago "Search" Lights Scavenger Hunt

The Chicago Lights Associates Board (CLAB) is back with a second annual Chicago "Search" Lights Scavenger Hunt!

On Saturday, June 4, you're invited to meet up at Duffy's Tavern and Grille as the starting point on a charitable hunt throughout Lincoln Park. All proceeds from this Associates Board event support the work of Chicago Lights, which serves 4,000 program participants  each year.

Round up a team of three to five people, pick out your costumes (optional, of course, but it earns your team a bonus point), and meet other young adults at Duffy's!

For more information and to register, check out the event link at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-search-lights-scavenger-hunt-tickets-24870286697

Time and place
Saturday, June 4
12:00 p.m. at Duffy's (420 W. Diversey)

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Summer Volleyball at Oak Street Beach

Summer volleyball will be back on the Monday after Memorial Day and 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 to the beach and then set up. Please contact Layton if you are willing to help. We will have sign-ups for specific dates. To let Layton know that you're willing to help or to get signed up for email updates about weather cancelations and time changes, contact her at lwilliams@fourthchurch.org.

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

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Join the 2016 Marathon Team and Support Chicago Lights!

Team Chicago Lights has received an additional ten guaranteed entries to award to those committing to the race and who have pledged to raise $1,500 for Chicago Lights by Monday, May 23.

In exchange for your commitment, Chicago Lights provides monthly team meetings and running support with Coach Denise Sauriol, a personal fundraising page and ongoing fundraising support, a technical team T-shirt, and pre- and post-event parties. Most importantly, you are kept informed of how your support is making a difference in the lives of more than 4,000 children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty in Chicago.

Should you be interested in finding out about this year's team (or know someone that may be!) reach out to Kate Solis Silva at 312.981.3564 for more details.

Guaranteed entries will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Runners that commit to the team and also recruit a friend receive a $100 gift card to the team's running store partner, Universal Sole.

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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).