Mens Ministry

Fourth Church Men’s Ministry invites men of all ages to explore their spirituality in community through discussions, fellowship, meals, and other activities.

All men are welcome to attend!

Men's Breakfast | Book Club | Bible Study | Discussion Group

Men's Breakfast

   8:00 a.m.
   Room 4E

June 9
This week our guest speaker will be Paul Hamannn, President and CEO of the Chicago Night Ministry.

Please R.S.V.P. with Anne Ellis to join us on Saturday, June 9 at 8 A.M.

Men’s Book Club

The Men’s Book Club wishes to extend an invitation to all men of Fourth Church.

Monday, August 27
7:30 a.m.
Meet at Don Hunt's residence (email Anne Ellis for address) 
Deaf Sentence by David Lodge

Monday, September 24
7:30 a.m.
Parish Dining Room  
Red Notice by Bill Browder

This group meets on the fourth Monday of every month from 7:30-9:00 a.m., usually in the Parish House Dining Room. Books to be discussed are chosen by the group, usually non-fiction.

A light breakfast is provided at a nominal cost.


Men’s Bible Study

   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. Registration is required. Contact Anne Ellis to register.


Men’s Discussion Group

   7:00 to 8:30 a.m.
   Randolph Room

A new men’s discussion group, “How to Hear God Speaking Personally through the Gospels,” will meet on Friday mornings from May 18 through August 24 in the Randolph Room. To register (required), email Anne Ellis.


Another series of “How to Hear God Speaking Personally through the Gospels” will run from September through November.

Learn more at our informational sessions

  • Sunday, August 5 following both worship services in the Randolph Room
  • Wednesday, August 15 at 6:15 p.m. in the Randolph Room

“How to Hear God Speaking Personally through the Gospels” is a weekly three month discussion group for men, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m. September through November.

This small discussion group with 6–8 men combines autobiography and active listening to Jesus’ life and teachings.  Each week, one participant will reflect on the people, places and events that have shaped his life.  Then a half chapter of the Gospel of Mark will be read, giving special attention to a phrase or sentence where one feels a heightened interest or personal connection. 

No one is required to relate his “most interesting phrase,” but the discussion will be based on the insights that are shared.  Noknowledge of the Bible, theology, or experience in such a group is required. Only two things are required: consistent attendance over the three month period (except when out of town), and confidentiality re: the life stories told.

Leading this experience will be Rev. David Handley, a retired minister ofthe Chicago Presbytery, who has started over 25 men’s groups using this format. 

For more information about Fourth Church Men’s Ministry,
contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).