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Each week our News and Opportunities bulletin insert highlights upcoming events and resources, some of which invite signups or inquiries. You will find details about those here.

Of course you will also find information about many other opportunities by browsing our website and calendar. We hope you will connect with one or more of them!

2020 Gala of Hope Committee
Chicago Lights Marathon Team
Chicago Lights Summer Day Volunteers
Day School Applications
Encore

Horizons Bible Study
Meditation
Men's Bible Study
Men's Discussion Group
Vacation Bible School
Volunteer Opportunities
Yoga for Managing Stress and Mood

 

2020 Gala of Hope Committee

Chicago Lights is seeking a few dedicated people to join the 2020 Gala of Hope Committee!

Share your talents and connections to help make this fundraising event benefiting Chicago Lights and the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being a success.

Interested individuals can apply here or contact Laura Woods at 312.981.3564 or lwoods@chicagolights.org.


Chicago Lights Marathon Team

Those running the Chicago Marathon are invited to join the Chicago Lights Marathon Team in raising support for Chicago Lights, our nonprofit community outreach arm. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Lauren Suppes (312.981.3390).

 

Chicago Lights Summer Day Volunteers

Summer Day runs from Wednesday, June 26th through Friday, August 2nd Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3:00pm

This high energy, six-week program offers instruction in language arts, math, science, music, dance, drama and art. Summer Day is a way for children to get a jump-start on the upcoming school year and develop exciting, new talents while having fun. And . . . We need you! Sign up for orientation here!

 

Day School Applications

Our Day School weekday preschool program is still accepting applications for fall 2019. Learn more or download an application from the Day School website or contact Director Kathy Hager (312.640.2579).

 

Encore

Join us for Encore—the sixth annual Center for Life and Learning benefit—on Saturday, June 22!

Chicago (and Fourth Church) favorite Cole Seaton—will be joined by guests in a musical performance in Buchanan Chapel. The show will be followed by a cocktail reception in the Gratz Center Commons.

Help us celebrate the end to a program year—while supporting the CLL!

Saturday, June 22
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut

  5:00 p.m.
  (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
  Musical event in Buchanan Chapel

  6:00–7:30 p.m.
  Cocktail Reception
  Gratz Center Commons

You can purchase your tickets here.

$75 single ticket
$150 premium reserved seat

Event proceeds support the Center for Life and Learning, a learning community for older adults at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

 

Horizons Bible Study

Interested in taking part in a Bible study that has been field tested by women’s groups all over the country? Join us for a monthly women’s Bible study, offered through Women at Fourth, based on the guide from Horizons magazine.

The group is currently engaged in the Come to the Waters study, which examines the role of water in the book of Genesis and the book of Revelation.

For more information and to sign up (required), contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

 

Meditation

This group meditation is open to all, whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner.

You are welcome to come whenever you can. We gather on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. (which includes 25 minutes of silent meditation, followed by discussion centered on the monthly theme).

Click here for more information and to register.

 

Men's Bible Study

A Men’s Bible Study focusing on lectionary readings from the pulpit meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the Loop.

For more information or to RSVP (required), contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.


Men's Discussion Group

“How to Hear God Speaking Personally through the Gospels” is a weekly three month discussion group for men, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m. from May through July.

This small discussion group with 6–8 men combines autobiography and active listening to Jesus’ life and teachings.  Each week, one participant will reflect on the people, places and events that have shaped his life.  Then a half chapter of the Gospel of Mark will be read, giving special attention to a phrase or sentence where one feels a heightened interest or personal connection.  

No one is required to relate his “most interesting phrase,” but the discussion will be based on the insights that are shared.  Noknowledge of the Bible, theology, or experience in such a group is required. Only two things are required: consistent attendance over the three month period (except when out of town), and confidentiality re: the life stories told.

Leading this experience will be Rev. David Handley, a retired minister ofthe Chicago Presbytery, who has started over 25 men’s groups using this format. 

To register (required), email Anne Ellis.

 

Vacation Bible School

Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

During this year's Vacation Bible School, we'll be journeying back to ancient Athens, learning about Apostle Paul's travels throughout Greece and the Roman Empire while also making crafts, playing games in the courtyward, and all the other excitement that VBS brings.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Robert Crouch (312.981.3382) if you are interested in the following volunteer opportunities:

The Presbytery Assembly will be meeting here this Tuesday, May 21, and to help us host we need more volunteers that day between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m.

We are also looking for individuals to wrap silverware, to cook, and to serve fod for our Meals Ministry Sunday Night Suppers.

 

Yoga for Managing Stress and Mood

Working with the body, breath, and mind can have a profound effect on managing stress and shifting mood. In this 75-minute semimonthly class led by Kate Wester, we will use postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, and deep relaxation to reduce the impact of stress, learn to self-soothe and care for yourself, improve sleep, and restore vitality.

Click here to register.