Mission and Service

At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve our brothers and sisters in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice. 

Mission is essential to what it means to be church. As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors in ways that proclaim the good news of the gospel. Fourth Presbyterian Church has claimed the call to reach out in many meaningful ways. Our outreach efforts include bringing hope and relieving suffering through compassionate service, building partnerships with people in other countries, advocating for justice and peace, and sharing God’s unconditional love for all persons. As we give we also receive and are blessed by neighbors in our city and around the world.

2021 Online Fair Trade Bazaar

To subscribe to the Mission and Advocacy e-newsletter, send email addresses to news@fourthchurch.org and put “Mission” in the subject line.


The Advocacy Committee strives to share Jesus’ love and his call to seek justice by reaching out to make changes in public policies that impact the lives of all God’s people.

Calendar of Mission and Service Events

View upcoming mission and service events and opportunities here.

Care of Creation

Christians are called to lovingly care for the world with which we’ve been entrusted, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) believes social justice cannot be achieved in the absence of environmental justice.

Employment Network

A partnership between Fourth Presbyterian Church
and the St. Sabina Employment Resource Center

Gala of Hope

This festive annual gala, held early each year, supports the local mission outreach of Fourth Church—specifically the programs of Chicago Lights and the Replogle Center.

Jail Ministry

Jail Ministry is designed to worship with, talk with, and befriend men in one tier of the Cook County Jail. 

Meals Ministry

As people of faith, we are called to feed the hungry and to work to eradicate hunger. Fourth Church’s Meals Ministry provides nutritious meals and welcoming hospitality to those in need.

Mission Partners

Fourth Church partners with international organizations in support of their mission efforts in such countries as Cameroon and Northern Ireland.

Mission Trips

Mission trips at Fourth Church enable us to live with and learn from our brothers and sisters from around the world, from Central America to our communities in Chicago.

Replogle Center

The Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being is Fourth Church’s response to the mental health needs of its congregation and community.


Learn how your time and talents can make a difference in the mission of Fourth Church.

Shower Ministry

Shower Ministry at Fourth Church supports people of our surrounding community who are without access to showers, providing shower times in the Gratz Center.

Youth Service

Youth Ministry at Fourth Church offers several mission and service opportunities for its youth in sixth through twelfth grades.

For more information about mission and service, contact Nancy Davis, Coordinator for Mission and Evangelism (312.274.3815).