Member-Led CLL Programs

< Back to CLL main page

Monthly Book Group • Coffee and Conversation • Mindfulness Meditation • Foreign Perspectives • Men’s “Great Ideas” Discussion Group • Knitting and Needle Arts • Bridge Group

Our member-led programs were created by CLL members and are open to all people 60 and older. One does not need be a member of the CLL to participate.

See also the list of classes available only to members

Monthly Book Group (on Zoom)
Led by Alan Bath
Second Tuesday of the month • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
All are welcome to join us for lively and thought-provoking discussion each month.


April 9 The Correspondents by Judith Mackrell
May 14 Tom Lake by Ann Patchett 
June 11 No Book Group 

Mindfulness Meditation (on Zoom)
Every Monday and every Friday
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Sign-up through CLL; the Zoom link will be sent from the facilitator, Regan Burke.

Men’s “Great Ideas” Discussion Group
(In person only)
A discussion group of foreign affairs
Second and fourth Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m
March 13
April 10 and 24
May 8 and 22
June 12 and 26

Hooray for Hooks!
Knitting and Needle Arts
Every other Friday, 2:00–3:00 p.m (in person)
March 8
April 12 and 26
May 10 and 24
June 14 and 28
Registration Link

Interested in learning how to knit or crochet? Or do you already know how, but would love to sit and stitch with a group? Have we got a space for you! Heather Groh will be facilitating this group every other week and all skill levels are welcome. She will be able to help you get started with some simple patterns if you are new to the craft and will provide support if you are feeling a bit stuck in your stitching.

Back to top

Bridge Group (in person)
Every other Monday, 1:00–4:00 p.m

This group is currently full. Contact Linda Daly if you are interested in being put on the substitute list.

Foreign Affairs Perspectives (on Zoom)
Every other Tuesday, 1:00–2:00 p.m
March 5 and 19
April 16
May 7 and 21
June 4 and 18

This is a member-led small group discussion based on articles from the magazine Foreign AffairsGroup members are required to subscribe to the magazine.

For each discussion, one group member selects an article from the magazine, develops questions about the article, and moderates the discussion. Each member is expected to moderate one or two discussions during each term.  

To register, please contact the CLL office.

For more information about Member-Led programs, contact Linda Daly, Program Assistant, at

Back to top

< Back to CLL main page


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

For events in the Sanctuary,
enter from Michigan Avenue

Getting to Fourth Church

Receptionist: 312.787.4570

Directory: 312.787.2729



© 1998—2023 Fourth Presbyterian Church