Special Events for Children and Families

Family Donuts and Coffee Sundays

Typically held on the first Sunday of the month, we host a Family Coffee Hour with donuts, fruit, and coffee after church to help families meet and connect with one another.

Spring 2023 dates
March 5
April 2
May 7

Family Activity Sundays

Typically held towards the end of the month, we try to host a short monthly gathering or activity after our 10:00 a.m. worship service each month for connection and fun!

Spring 2023
March 19 – Bell Tower
April 23 – Family Communion

Faith Milestones

All throughout our school year, we try to acknowledge and celebrate the growth of our children’s faith through age-appropriate celebrations!  Our milestone celebration dates for the 2022-2023 school year are below:

Birth to 2-year-olds
Baptism / First Bible

All children who are baptized at Fourth Church receive a Spark Story Bible as a gift from the congregation - these story bibles are designed to be read to young children by their parents.

Prayer Bears:  Started September 11, 2022

Even though their language is still developing, our 3-year-olds are quite capable of sharing prayers with God – and we celebrate this by gifting our threes with a small “Prayer Bear”.

Prayer Books:  October 16, 2022

As a way of helping weave prayer into everyday family life, all of our 4-year-olds will receive a special book containing a wide variety of family prayers as a gift.

Kindergarten Bibles:  April 30, 2023

All Kindergarteners will receive a Growing in God’s Love Bible from their parents during Children’s Chapel to celebrate them being able to read the Bible on their own!

1st Grade
Class Service Project:  November 20, 2022

1st graders are growing in their concern and awareness of others, so we will practice what it means to serve by visiting the Social Service Center and making cards/kits for those in need.

2nd Grade
Family Communion Event:  April 23, 2023

Held after worship, we’ll have a brief discussion about what Communion means in our Presbyterian tradition, followed by a brief Communion worship service open to all.

3rd Grade
Lord’s Prayer:  February 5, 2023
All throughout the month of February, our third graders will have the opportunity to learn and memorize the Lord’s Prayer through activities and lessons.

4th Grade
Wooden Crosses: May 14, 2023

On the final Sunday of our year, our fourth graders will receive a small wooden cross made from olive wood from Jerusalem as they head into their last year of Sunday School.

5th Grade
Bibles in Worship:  May 7, 2023

Our fifth graders will receive Bibles during our morning worship service to celebrate their maturing faith and the ways they’ve grown since receiving a Bible in Kindergarten!

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For more information about Children and Family Ministry, contact
Matt Helms
, Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministry (312.573.3362).


126 E. Chestnut Street
(at Michigan Avenue)
Chicago, Illinois 60611.2014
(Across from the Hancock)

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