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.

A Cornerstones dinner

Upcoming Schedule

March | April

No Gathering in March

In March, Cornerstones will not be having our usual monthly gathering. Instead, we encourage you to attend the Chicago Lights Gala of Hope with us on Friday, March 1.

Participation in this festive evening is a wonderful way to show our support of Chicago Lights, the nonprofit community outreach arm of Fourth Church, and its programs—Tutoring, Summer Day, Dance Academy, the Urban Farm, and the Social Service Center—as well as the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being.

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Collaborating for a 100-Percent Literate Chicago

Friday, April 5
6:00 p.m.
Borwell Dining Room

Register online here by Wednesday, April 3

Success in school and life is based on many foundational skills, the most important being literacy. Yet far too many young people and adults in Chicago still lack basic literacy competence.

Join us for our April program as we hear from Ken Bigger, Executive Director of the Chicago Literacy Alliance—an umbrella organization of 135 nonprofit, literacy-focused groups—about their work in neighborhoods, schools, and churches and with other organizations.

Jane Fleming, Director of Literacy with Chicago Public Schools, will also discuss CPS programs designed to lift literacy scores, including CPS collaboration with many organizations that are part of the Chicago Literacy Alliance.

As usual, our evening will begin with appetizers, followed by dinner and the presentation.

Reservations for the dinner ($25 per person) must be made by Wednesday, April 3 online (preferred) or by contacting Anne Ellis.

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Cornerstones gathering

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Registration for Cornerstones programs are typically required by the Wednesday prior to the event, and they are considered complete upon receipt of event payment.

For more information about Cornerstones, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).