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
“Good News” Fellowship
School Supply Drive 2016
Ongoing Groups of Women at Fourth
   Benevolent Guild
   Books by Women
   Knitting and Crocheting
Women at Fourth Annual Projects and Program
Child Abuse Awareness: Resources and Hotlines


Women at Fourth Bible Study Groups

   Horizons: A Monthly Women's Bible Study
   Second Wednesday of the month through September
   12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
   Room 4H 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.

On Wednesday, January 13, the group began a new study called Come to the Waters. Participants examine the role of water in the book of Genesis and the book of Revelation.

Contact Anne Ellis for more information and to sign up (which is required, as space is limited).


   Weekly Seeds at Fourth: A Weekly Women's Bible Study
   Every Sunday
   9:30 a.m.
   Room 5H in the Gratz Center

All women are invited to a weekly women's Bible study on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at Fourth Church. Weekly Seeds at Fourth will be using a United Church of Christ lectionary-based curriculum. In a discussion-based format, participants will review the focus Bible passage, examine the attached reflection, and share thoughts about the in-depth questions that are provided. 

To receive weekly email updates for Weekly Seeds, sign up at this web address.

Weekly Seeds at Fourth is moderated by Anne Stelle, a Fourth Church member with an M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary. She has served as a Trustee, Elder, and Deacon at Fourth Church and is currently serving as a chaplain at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Good NewsFellowship

Mark your calendars for these upcoming “Good News” Fellowship gatherings!

   
   Hygiene Kit Assembly
   Thursday, May 26
   5:30 p.m. in the Bumpus Room

Join us for our May “Good News” Fellowship gathering! We’ll be assembling hygiene kits from our recent Hygiene Kit drive for Church World Services, enjoying light entertainment, and getting to know one another better.

We hope to see you there!


   “Violence in Chicago: Our Role in Stopping It”
   Thursday, June 23

   5:30 p.m. in the Bumpus Room

We are honored to welcome to our June gathering Barbara Wilson from the Presbytery of Chicago and Angalia Bianca from CeaseFire/CureViolence as they discuss how to curtail violence in the city of Chicago.

Betsy Storm, a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church who became involved in the anti-violence movement shortly after the Columbine Massacre of 1999, will also talk about the variety of choices available for people who want to get involved in anti-violence efforts. What difference can one person make? Between advocacy, phone calls to legislators, participating in public forms, awareness raising events, and so much more—it turns out the answer is “quite a bit!”

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School Supply Drive 2016

We’ll be starting our annual School Supply Drive in June, and we’ll need both volunteers and donations!

Please join us as we continue to 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.

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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.
   September through June
   Room 4J 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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