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, July 28
     Summer Volleyball
     6:30 p.m. at Oak Street Beach

Friday, August 22
     BBQ Throwdown
     Declan’s Irish Pub (1240 N. Wells St.)

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

Please check back soon for details about our next Gathering.

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

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
Fall Retreat
Young Couples’ Groups


BBQ Throwdown

   Friday evening, August 22
   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 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. Make sure you mark your calendars so you don’t miss this celebration!

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Volleyball at Oak Street Beach

   Mondays, through the summer
   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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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).