Cornerstones is a group of couples and singles over fifty. We usually host a time of fellowship, dinner, and a program on the first Friday of the month, September to June, at 6:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center. All are invited to attend.

Reservations are requested for each event. For details or to RSVP, contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

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Cornerstones gathering

Registration for Cornerstones programs are typically required by the Wednesday prior to the event, and they are considered complete upon receipt of event payment. Please write “Cornerstones” on the memo line of a check made payable to Fourth Presbyterian Church. Checks can be mailed to the church (126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611) or left in an envelope with the receptionist at the Chestnut Street entrance. Please be sure to put “Attn: Anne Ellis” on the envelope and let Anne know that you are mailing it or dropping it off so she can be on the lookout for it.  To pay by credit card, contact Anne Ellis at 312.573.3369.

A Cornerstones dinner

Upcoming Schedule

September 1, 2017

    Impact of WWII Incarceration on Japanese American Families

    Presented by Anne Shimojima, educator and professional storyteller

October 6, 2017

    Christianity and Capitalism
    Begins at 5:30 p.m. (October only)

    Presented by Carol Moseley Braun, United States Senator and Ambassador
    to New Zealand

November 3, 2017

    First, Second, Third and then Fourth Presbyterian Church:
    The History of Fourth Presbyterian Church 1871 to present

    Presented by Don Allerton, church member for forty-two years

December 1, 2017

    Christmas Carol Sing-along

    Led by Organist John W. W. Sherer

January 5, 2018No gathering

February 2, 2018

    Why Nearby Nature Matters: Brain, Body, and Community

    Catherine Game, Interim Executive Director of Brushwood Center at Ryerson
and John Cawood, Education Program Coordinator for Openlands

March 2, 2018No gathering

    Participants are encouraged to attend the Chicago Lights “Gala of Hope”

April 6, 2018

    Program to be determined

May 4, 2018

    The Rise and Fall of Cabrini-Green

    Bradford Hunt, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs,
    Newberry Library

June 1, 2018

    The Art of Aging

    Presented by Robert R. Edger, MD, Psychiatrist

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For more information about Cornerstones, contact Anne Ellis
at 312.573.3369.