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.


“Black Lives Matter” Service

   Sunday, April 12, 2015
   2:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

On Sunday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel, Fourth Church will host “Black Lives Matter,” a call to action and worship service that will provide opportunity to discuss issues of racism. We will welcome Chicago Sinai Congregation, St. James Episcopal Church, St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church, and LaSalle Street Church.

“Restorative Justice: What Is It and How Can We Be Peacebuilders?”

   Thursday, April 16, 2015
   6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
   Room 4E in the Gratz Center

The Mission Committee will hold an orientation on “Restorative Justice: What Is It and How Can We Be Peacebuilders?” on Thursday, April 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 4E in the Gratz Center.

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Spring Work Day at First Presbyterian Church

     Saturday, May 16, 2015
     9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Support our friends at Fourth Church’s sister church, First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, by spending the day with them cleaning the grounds and planting flowers at their church.

Located in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, the property is easily reached from Lake Shore Drive, accessible just minutes from downtown.

This work day is ideal for individuals, couples, and families. People with a variety of skill levels are welcome.

A carpool will be available from Fourth Church to First Church and will leave from Fourth Church at 8:15 a.m. Breakfast at First Church will be from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m., and lunch will be at 1:00 pm.

Stanley Smith, Fourth Church member

$35 per person, $60 for couples, and $75 for families. This includes catered breakfast and lunch, prepared by members of First Presbyterian Church, and helps cover the cost of materials.

Please sign up by Saturday, May 2, by contacting Nancy Davis (ndavis@fourthchurch.org) at 312.274.3815.

For more information, contact Vicky Curtiss

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For more information about Mission at Fourth Church,

contact Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).