Family Night

Family Nights are a monthly gathering for families of all ages, typically held at the church on third Friday of the month during our regular Sunday School year.  Each Family Night begins with crafts and activities, followed by a shared dinner and a special programpast Family Nights have brought animal shows, children’s magicians, and much more! 

Family Night runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning in the Borwell Dining Room on the first floor of the Gratz Center, with dinner typically being served around 6:00 p.m. There is no cost to attending Family Night (although donations are accepted) and parking will be $6.00 after using a validation ticket at the 900 North Michigan building.

Fall 2017 Family Night Schedule

Pumpkin Decorating Night 

     Friday, October 20              
     5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
     Borwell Dining Room

Join us for our first Family Night of the year: our annual Pumpkin-Decorating Night!

Fall is one of the best times of year, and we'll be celebrating it all night with a fall-themed menu, a visit to a "pumpkin patch" (otherwise known as Anderson Hall), and plenty of awesome crafts and pumpkin painting!

If you've never been to a Family Night in the past, please know that we always have a shared dinner that starts at 6:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend Family Night, and there is no RSVP necessary; we do, however, put out an offering box if you'd like to help us offset the cost. Parking validations for $8 are available at the reception desk, provided that you park in the 900 N. Michigan garage after 5:00 p.m.

We hope to see you all thereand even though it's little early, we won't mind if you want to wear a Halloween costume!

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Helms or Briana Belding-Peck.

Animal Night  

     Friday, November 17                                   
     5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
     Borwell Dining Room

Our annual Animal Night means a visit from the rescue organization Animals for Awareness, as they put on an hour long show filled with exotic animals like kinkajous, scentless skunks, huge tortoises, and much more!

Las Posadas Night 

     Friday, December 15                            
     5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
     Borwell Dining Room

Las Posadas is a Mexican Christmas tradition in which children travel like Mary and Joseph looking for “room at the inn”; at the end of this journey, you’ll be welcomed into a room filled with a feast, hot cocoa, and a chance to sing Christmas carols!

For more information about Family Nights, please contact Matt Helms (312.573.3362) or Briana Belding-Peck (312.274.3804).



Check out the fun from our past Family Nights!

Drive-In Movie Night

Outdoor Movie Fun at Family Night

Family Safari Night

Halloween Fun at Fourth Church

“Pumpkin Decorating” Family Night

La Posada Family Night

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