Fourth Church Rising
(grade 8 confirmation)
Sunday Gatherings | Pancake Breakfast
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Fourth Church Rising is the confirmation program at Fourth Church, an opportunity for eighth graders to explore their faith in preparation for church membership through confirmation. Any and all eighth graders are always welcome to attend, regardless of their relationship with Fourth Church.
Fourth Church Rising seeks to lay a foundation of faith and trust in God that will help eighth graders throughout the challenging and exciting years of high school and beyond. The bonds of fellowship and fun provide each young person with values, goals, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Over the course of the year, the basics of Christian faith are discussed and applied to real life. Upon completing the program, we hope that youth will have a deeper sense of how faith and life intersect in meaningful ways.
This is accomplished through a combination of pastoral guidance and small group interaction led by adult volunteers. Through weekly meetings (Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon), participation in worship, visits to other churches and religious communities, retreats, and fellowship, we hope to raise up our church’s next generation in the faith of generations past, present, and future.
More information about Fourth Church Rising, including expectations for youth during the confirmation process, is available here.
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Sunday, May 4
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room
The annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the youth’s summer work camp trip to Haiti will be held on Sunday, May 4! Between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room, enjoy a warm breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, and sausage for a suggested donation of $12. Made-to-order omelets will be prepared by John Vest, Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry, for an additional donation of $5.
Proceeds support the annual youth mission trip, which this summer will take them to Haiti, where youth will work on house repair and construction.
Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast will be available on Sundays, April 13 and 27 and at the door on Sunday, May 4.
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Sunday Morning Gatherings
We meet each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Steve Bumpus Activity Room on the second floor of the Gratz Center. At 11:00 a.m., we split into our respective groups, with Fourth Church Rising in Room 5A and/or the Circle breakout rooms.
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Youth Registration Form
Fourth Church Rising is the confirmation program at Fourth Presbyterian Church, for eighth graders to explore their faith in preparation for church membership. Any and all eighth graders are always welcome to attend regardless of your relationship to the church; joining the church through confirmation is not a requirement to participate in this program.
All Fourth Church Rising participants are required to complete and return the Fourth Church Rising 2013–2014 registration form available here. Please also complete the Emergency Contact and Medical Information form available here.
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For further information about Fourth Church Rising, contact John Vest, Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry, (312.981.4037).
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