Women at Fourth

Women at Fourth 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 at Fourth 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 at Fourth!

Women at Fourth Bible Study Groups

Women at Fourth Events

Ongoing Groups of Women at Fourth
   Benevolent Guild
   Books by Women
   Knitting and Crocheting

School Supply Drive 2018

Women at Fourth Annual Projects and Program

Child Abuse Awareness: Resources and Hotlines

Annual Women's Retreat 2018

Prayer Support


Women at Fourth Bible Study Groups

   Horizons: A Monthly Women's Bible Study
   Next meeting on Wednesday, September 12
   12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
   Room 5H in the Gratz Center

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. In September, we will begin the new Horizons Bible Study called God's Promise—I Am with You.

Contact Anne Ellis for more information.

Upcoming Women at Fourth Events

September Gathering

Thursday, September 27
5:30 p.m.
The Bumpus Room

The topic this month is “Are You Listening?” Judy Watt will lead a discussion on communication skills that can help us improve our relationships at home, at church, at work, and in our community. There will also be a short discussion of how good communication helps Stephen Ministers give compassionate care to people in need. Two Stephen Ministers will also be present.

Snacks and drinks will be at 5:30 p.m., and the program is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please bring a snack or a bottle of wine to share, if you can. Soft drinks will be provided.

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Ongoing Groups of Women at Fourth

Benevolent Guild
   Wednesdays at 9:30–11:30 a.m.
   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 and taggies for infants in the NICU at Lurie Children’s Hospital (no sewing experience necessary!).

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

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

Details and a reading list are available here.

Knitting and Crocheting
   Fourth Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
   Room 4F 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 individuals’ own schedules, allowing participants to drop in for as much or as little of each gathering as they’d like.

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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School Supply Drive

The annual School Supply Drive, sponsored by Women at Fourth, kicks off June 24—and we need your help!

Join us as we collect school supplies and backpacks for children connected with the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, Summer Day, and Tutoring programs and whose families have difficulty buying the tools necessary for learning.

There are a variety of ways in which you can participate and help these children get their school year off to a good start:

  • Donate supplies for the Chicago Lights Tutoring program serving 400 students A list of needed supplies is available here. Donations are due by Sunday, August 12.
  • Donate supplies for backpacks filled with school supplies. Our goal is to collect enough supplies for 280 children and youth. A list of needed supplies is available here. Donations are due by Sunday, July 29.
  • Help receive, sort, and distribute backpacks and supplies. A list of volunteer opportunities is available here.

We hope you'll join us as we help students start the school year prepared with all of the supplies they need to focus on learning! 

Donation Drop-Off Information
Supplies and cash donations can be dropped off Sunday mornings during Coffee Hour or weekdays at the 126 E. Chestnut reception desk.

For more information about the School Supply Drive or to sign up to volunteer, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).   

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Prayer Support

In need of prayer support? Share your prayer requests of joy or concern
with our Fourth Church Women's prayer circle. Email prayer requests
to 4thwomenpray@gmail.com 

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