Mission Events

At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve our brothers and sisters in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice. 

Mission is essential to what it means to be church. As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors in ways that proclaim the good news of the gospel. Fourth Presbyterian Church has claimed the call to reach out in many meaningful ways. Our outreach efforts include bringing hope and relieving suffering through compassionate service, building partnerships with people in other countries, advocating for justice and peace, and sharing God’s unconditional love for all persons. As we give we also receive and are blessed by neighbors in our city and around the world. 

Supply Drive for Immigrant Children in Chicago

About 400 immigrant children who cross into our country unaccompanied by adults are in Chicago at any one time. They are typically sheltered in groups here for two to three weeks until connections can be made to unite them with a relative who lives in the United States. If no relative is found, they are brought under the care of the federal foster care program.

While they are in Chicago, these children receive housing, meals, and schooling, and engage in recreation and arts and crafts through Heartland Alliance. To assist in meeting the needs of these children, Heartland has asked for the following donations, which we are collecting at Fourth Church from Sunday, October 12 through Sunday, November 2.

These donations can be dropped off at Coffee Hour following Sunday morning worship services or at the reception desk during the week.

Donations of new items from the following list are needed:

  • School Supplies
    Loose-leaf paper
    Paper folders with pockets

  • Art Supplies
    Water colors and paint brushes
    Construction paper
    Safety scissors
    Glue sticks

  • Books
    Spanish/English dictionaries (paperback)
    Books in Spanish (any level)
    Books in English (beginner level)

  • Household
    Twin-sheet sets

  • Clothing
    Baby clothes

For more information about Mission at Fourth Church,
contact Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).