Fourth Church Rising
(grade 8 confirmation)
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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 is available here.
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Sunday Morning Gatherings
From September through May we meet each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Bumpus 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.
After eighth graders are confirmed in April, they are invited to join the Senior Highs on Sunday mornings.
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Sunday, September 13, 2015: Picnic Lunch
Sunday, November 22, 2015: Thanksgiving (bring your favorite side dish!)
Sunday, January 10, 2016: Chili Cook-off Competition
Sunday, May 22, 2016: Picnic Lunch
Friday, September 18–Sunday, September 20, 2015
Friday, March 11–Sunday, March 13, 2016
Confirmation and Senior High Youth Lead Worship
Sunday, February 7, 2016
A schedule of all Fourth Church Rising discussion topics, retreats, and more is available here.
All Fourth Church Rising youth who are participating in the September 18–20 Fall Retreat must complete and return this form to Shelley Donaldson.
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Confirmation 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 2015–2016 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 Shelley Donaldson, Senior High and Confirmation Youth Coordinator, (312.981.4036).
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