Women@Fourth Connect

Women@Fourth Connect is a community of women at Fourth Presbyterian Church who care for and nurture each other, deepening relationships with one another and with God through ongoing programming and special events. This fellowship group offers opportunities for women to connect through participation
in service projects, faith-building gatherings, and more!

To learn more about how you can become involved in Women@Fourth Connect or to sign up for the monthly email newsletter, contact staff liaison Anne Ellis (312.573.3369). All women at Fourth Church are invited to join Women@Fourth Connect!

View our recent Women@Fourth Connect email newsletter here.


Upcoming Events
   School Supply Drive
   Steering Committee Meetings
Ongoing Groups of Women@Fourth Connect

   Benevolent Guild
   Books by Women
   Moms’ Groups
   Knitters and Crocheters
Women@Fourth Connect Annual Projects and Program
Women@Fourth Connect Mission Funds
Child Abuse Awareness: Resources and Hotlines


Upcoming Events

School Supply Drive
   Sundays, through August 24
   During morning Coffee Hours

Sponsored by Women@Fourth Connect, the annual School Supply Drive collects a variety of school supplies—including college- and wide-ruled notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, compasses, and more—for children connected with the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, Summer Day, and Tutoring programs. Please join us in helping students whose families have difficulty buying the tools necessary for learning.

More information about the School Supply Drive is available here.

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Steering Committee Meetings

We invite you to join us at the W@FC Steering Committee meetings. The committee typically meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month from September through May (with some exceptions) in the Page Smith Room.

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Ongoing Groups of Women@Fourth Connect

Benevolent Guild
Wednesdays (except the third Wednesday of the month) at 9:30 a.m.
September through December; March through June

Room 5B in the Gratz Center

Do you have some time to share on Wednesday mornings? The Benevolent Guild invites you to join them in the fun of creating handmade stuffed animals for children in hospitals and shelters (no sewing experience necessary!). You are also encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch and stay for a time of fellowship following the work session.

The group meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and concludes around noon with scripture and mission information followed by a brown-bag sandwich lunch together.

For more information, please contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).


Books by Women
Second Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
September through June
Bumpus Room in the Gratz Center

Details and a reading list are available here.


Moms’ Groups
If you’re expecting or have a child age 0–4 or 5–12, you’re invited to join a Fourth Church Moms’ Group. Joining a Moms’ Group is a great way to make new friends and explore how faith can be a strong resource during these exciting and challenging times.

Details and a meeting schedule are available here.

For more information, contact Liz Nickerson (312.573.3366).


Knitters and Crocheters
Fourth Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
September through May (except December)
Room 4K in the Gratz Center

Join this active group of women who knit and crochet items for those in need (items such as hats and scarves for adults and children, children’s pajamas and clothes, baby booties and crib caps, lap robes, and more). The group is designed to accommodate working women as well as those who stay at home, allowing participants to produce their wares on their own time.

The group meets at Fourth Church for a time of fellowship, to drop off items they have completed, and to pick up yarn and material for new projects. Items are then donated to children and families in shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes.

For more information, please contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).

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