Twice a year, Fourth Presbyterian Church offers opportunity to participate in a contemplative retreat, joining fellow members and friends of Fourth as we engage in a variety of spiritual practices that open our hearts and minds to God's love.

For more information on retreat opportunities, contact Victy Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).

A Lenten Contemplative Retreat
“Deep Calls to Deep”
    Friday, April 11–Saturday, April 12, 2014
    The Well (1515 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park, Illinois)

Experience a sacred time . . .
Refresh and renew your spiritual connection with God using spiritual practices of the church. Join in worship, guided meditation, journaling, praying with images and psalms, or simply enjoy nature and solitude.

Embark on a sacred journey . . .
Join members and friends of Fourth Presbyterian Church as we journey into silence, reflecting on Christ’s death and the hope of resurrection. We will begin with a shared meal and time of preparation. Following our evening worship service, we will enter into the stillness and profound mystery that is the steadfast love of God. The evening and following day will provide opportunity to explore different spiritual practices while enjoying the beauty and hospitality of The Well. We will close the retreat breaking our silence and reflecting together on our shared experience.

Make reservations by returning a completed registration form with payment or by contacting Nancy Davis (312.274.3815). Registration is $95 per person for a single room and includes three meals, resource materials, and housing. Free parking is available on site. Registration forms are due by Sunday, April 6.

An Advent Contemplative Retreat
   “Watch and Wait”

   Friday, December 13 at 5:15 p.m.
   through Saturday, December 14 at 4:00 p.m.
   at The Well (1515 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park, Illinois)

Each Advent season, there is opportunity to take time to be apart from day-to-day life and to prepare your heart to receive the birth of the Christ child. All are invited to join members and friends of Fourth Church for “Watch and Wait,” an Advent Contemplative Retreat taking place Friday, December 13 through Saturday, December 14.

“Watch and Wait” will be led by Vicky Curtiss, a certified spiritual director and Associate Pastor for Mission at Fourth Church. During this weekend retreat, participants will engage in a variety of spiritual practices to open their hearts and minds to reflect on the gift of Emmanuel, God-with-Us.

For more information about retreat opportunities, contact Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).