Special Events for Children and Families

Children and Family Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church is active, exciting, and growing every year. Please join us for these and other events to share fellowship, expand your circle of friends at church, and grow in Christ as a family.

Upcoming Events
Family Communion Service

Family Camp Registration
Vacation Bible School Registration
Save the Date


Upcoming Events

Family Communion Service

Sunday, April 29
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Buchanan Chapel

Following the 11:00 a.m. Sunday School hour on Sunday, April 29, we will have a unique opportunity for families to learn about and participate in Communion together! Although this event initially began as a way to reach out to second-graders who had Catholic friends or classmates who were taking First Communion, families with children of all ages are invited to participate.

We will be gathering from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel, where Pastor Matt will talk about what Communion means in our church and some of the ways our understanding is different from other denominations, followed by a time when families can celebrate Communion together.

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Family Camp Registration

Friday, May 18—Sunday, May 20 
Covenant Harbor Camp
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

         
Family Camp is one of our favorite weekends of the year, as dozens of families head north to spend a weekend full of fun and fellowship together. From camp classics like hikes and campfires, to activities like rock climbing and canoeing, to Sunday morning worship out on the lakefront, there is a lot to enjoy!
                     
If this would be your first time at Family Camp, please know that although the name has "camp" in it, we're not exactly roughing it. We stay in the camp's main lodge in rooms that are akin to hotel rooms--the camp part is strictly outside! The cost is $300 per room, along with an individual charge per person for food. If you've never been to Family Camp before and have specific questions about the weekend, please feel free to contact Matt.  

To register for Family Camp, please click here.  

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Vacation Bible School Registration

Monday, August 6—Friday, August 10
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day

Vacation Bible School is an action-packed week of learning, singing, and fun here at Fourth Church, all centered on a particular biblical theme.

This year, we'll be journeying back to ancient Babylon. We'll learn about Isaiah, Daniel, and other Old Testament prophets while also making crafts, playing games in the courtyard, and all the other excitement that VBS usually brings.
  
To register for Vacation Bible School, please click here

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Milestone Celebrations

Sunday, February 11 – 1st Grade – Service Project
Sunday, March 4 – 2nd Grade – Visit to Worship
Sunday, March 18 – 3rd Grade – Teaching our 3’s Class
Sunday, April 15 – 4th Grade – Bibles in Worship
Sunday, April 29 – 2nd Grade – Family Communion Event
Sunday, May 6 – Kindergarten – Bibles in Chapel
Sunday, May 13 – 5th Grade – Graduation


Save the Date

  • Spring Family Camp
    Friday, May 18—Sunday, May 20
    Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  • Vacation Bible School
    Monday, August 6—Friday, August 10

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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).