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
Opportunities to Support Chicago Lights
Other Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

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

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

Friday, July 10
   Free Write Jail Arts Trolley Fundraiser
   6:00 p.m., trolley departs from
      Fourth Church (126 E. Chestnut St.)

Friday, July 10
   Summer Concert with ThirtiesForties
   8:00 p.m., Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Grant Park

Thursday, July 23
   July SpeakEasy
   7:00 p.m., Jack & Ginger's (2048 W. Armitage)

Tuesday, July 28
   Chicago Lights on Tap
   5:30 p.m., Lagunitas TapRoom (2607 W. 17th St.)

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Gathering

A couple of weeks ago, we started a discussion about the ways that living fully into a "Reformed" reading of the Bible might play an important role in understanding how and why our denomination has changed its definition of marriage from a covenant that exists only between a "man and a woman" to a more inclusively framed covenant between "two people." This week we'll return to this discussion so that we can follow up on a lot of questions and issues we were unable to fully address.

In preparation for this discussion, you can look again at the old and new versions of the section of our constitution that defines marriage: http://www.pcusa.org/resource/comparison-proposed-amendment-w-49000-marriage/ 

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, July 5
12:30 p.m. in Room 5A of the Gratz Center

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SpeakEasy

It's time for us to enjoy a beautiful Chicago summer night outside with great company and cool drinks. So join us as we take over the great patio at Jack and Ginger's (2048 W. Armitage Ave.). Their outdoor space is tucked away at a great location in Bucktown, just down the street from both the Damen and Western Blue Line stops. We'd love to see you there!

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
Thursday, July 23
7:00 p.m. at Jack and Ginger's (2048 W. Armitage Ave.)

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Opportunities to Support Chicago Lights

As many of you know, Chicago Lights (the nonprofit mission arm of Fourth Presbyterian Church) has an Associates Board that does great work raising awareness and funds on behalf of its important ministries. Here are some fun ways that you can get involved in that work—and get connected to a lot of great people while doing it.


Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy Program 
Fifteenth-Anniversary Trolley Event
Join the Chicago Lights Associates Board for a fabulous night full of art, drinks, and great company to support Chicago Lights at the Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy program's Fifteenth-Anniversary Celebration and Gallery Event!

On Friday, July 10, we'll meet at Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E. Chestnut St.), and a trolley will take us to Chicago Art Department (1932 S. Halsted St.) and then to an after-party. Tickets are only $30 and include trolley transportation from Fourth Church to the gallery, drinks and light bites on the trolley, and trolley transportation to the after-party somewhere in downtown Chicago (location TBD). You can purchase your tickets here.  

Don't miss the opportunity to support this great cause and view the amazing artistic work that is produced by the Free Write students!


Chicago Lights on Tap

On Tuesday, July 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy high-quality beer in a unique setting at Chicago Lights on Tap!

Tickets cover heavy appetizers, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages at Lagunitas TapRoom (2607 W. 17th St.). Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $45 for a "6-Pack" of tickets (to get the best value, bring your friends!). Purchase your tickets here. Each beer costs $5 and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Chicago Lights!  

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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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Summer Concert with ThirtiesForties

ThirtiesForties, a fellowship group of Fourth Church individuals in their thirties and forties, and the Young Adults group will be gathering on Friday, July 10 to attend the Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park. We hope that you will be able to join us as we get together to enjoy some outdoor music. Please contact Allison Maxwell at amaxwell1129@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Concert details can be found online.

Time and place
Friday, July 10
8:00 p.m., Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Grant Park
Contact amaxwell1129@gmail.com for more details

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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).