Bible Study

Newcomers are invited to join in these studies whenever their schedules permit.

For All
“Faith Today”
Sunday morning Bible classes

For Women
Horizons (monthly)
Weekly Seeds (weekly)
North Side

For Men
Men’s Bible Study


“Faith Today”

   Wednesdays
   12:00–1:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center

“Faith Today,” offered through the Center for Life and Learning (CLL), is a “hybrid” Bible study: part fellowship, part practice of the ancient prayer style of lectio divina, part learning about scripture, and part prayers of the people. All bring a hunger for a greater understanding of how God’s word can inform and shape our lives.

Led by CLL Program Coordinator Susan Quaintance, this class is open to anyone on a drop-in basis, and no RSVP is required. All ages and walks of faith are welcome.

Susan Quaintance holds an M.A. in theology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She taught high school theology and English for more than twenty years and has facilitated many adult days of recollection and retreats.

For more information, contact Susan Quaintance at 312.981.3386.

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Horizons: A Monthly Women’s Bible Study

   Second Wednesday of the month through September
   12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
   Room 4H in the Gratz Center

Interested in taking part in a Bible study that has been field tested by women’s groups all over the country? Join us for a monthly women’s Bible study, offered through Women at Fourth, based on the guide from Horizons magazine.

The group is currently engaged in the Come to the Waters study, which examines the role of water in the book of Genesis and the book of Revelation.

For more information and to sign up (required), contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

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Weekly Seeds: A Weekly Women’s Bible Study

   Every Sunday
   9:30 a.m.
   Room 5H in the Gratz Center

The Bible study Weekly Seeds at Fourth uses a United Church of Christ lectionary-based curriculum. In a discussion-based format, women review the focus Bible passage, examine a provided reflection, and share thoughts about the in-depth questions that are included.

During the weeks that the Academy for Faith and Life has a Bible class at 9:30 a.m., Weekly Seeds at Fourth participants join that class and then return to the Weekly Seeds series when the Academy class is finished.

To receive weekly email updates for Weekly Seeds, sign up at this web address.

Weekly Seeds at Fourth is moderated by Anne Stelle, a Fourth Church member with an M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary. She has served as a Trustee, Elder, and Deacon at Fourth Church and is currently serving as a chaplain at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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North Side Women’s Bible Study Group

A new women’s Bible study, taking place on the North Side, is forming! Contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369) if you are interested in taking part.

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Men’s Bible Study

   First and third Tuesdays of the month
   7:30 a.m. in the Loop

A Men’s Bible Study focusing on lectionary readings from the pulpit meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the Loop.

For more information or to RSVP (required), contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

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