Women at Fourth

Women at Fourth is a community of women at Fourth Presbyterian Church who care for and nurture each other, deepening relationships with one another and with God through ongoing programming and special events. This fellowship group offers opportunities for women to connect through participation in service projects, faith-building gatherings, and more!

To learn more about how you can become involved in Women at Fourth or to sign up for the monthly email newsletter, contact staff liaison Anne Ellis (312.573.3369). All women at Fourth Church are invited to join Women at Fourth!

Women at Fourth Bible Study Groups
Women at Fourth Events
Ongoing Groups of Women at Fourth

   Benevolent Guild
   Books by Women
   Knitting and Crocheting
Women at Fourth Annual Projects and Program
Child Abuse Awareness: Resources and Hotlines
Annual Women's Retreat 2018


Women at Fourth Bible Study Groups

   Horizons: A Monthly Women's Bible Study
   Next meeting on Wednesday, February 14
   12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
   Room 4J in the Gratz Center

Interested in taking part in a Bible study that has been field tested by women's groups all over the country? Join us for a monthly women's Bible study, offered through Women at Fourth, based on the guide from Horizons magazine.

Contact Anne Ellis for more information.

Upcoming Women at Fourth Events

February Gathering

Thursday, February 23
5:30 p.m.
The Bumpus Room

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Ongoing Groups of Women at Fourth

Benevolent Guild
   Wednesdays at 9:30–11:30 a.m.
   Room 5B in the Gratz Center

Do you have some time to share on Wednesday mornings? The Benevolent Guild invites you to join them in the fun of creating handmade stuffed animals for children in hospitals and shelters and taggies for infants in the NICU at Lurie Children’s Hospital (no sewing experience necessary!).

For more information, please contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).

Books by Women
   Second Tuesdays from 6:00–7:15 p.m.
   September through June
   Bumpus Room in the Gratz Center

Details and a reading list are available here.

Knitting and Crocheting
   Fourth Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
   Room 4F in the Gratz Center

Join this active group of women who knit and crochet items for those in need (items such as hats and scarves for adults and children, children’s pajamas and clothes, baby booties and crib caps, lap robes, and more). The group is designed to accommodate individuals’ own schedules, allowing participants to drop in for as much or as little of each gathering as they’d like.

The group meets at Fourth Church for a time of fellowship, to drop off items they have completed, and to pick up yarn and material for new projects. Items are then donated to children and families in shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes.

For more information, please contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).

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Annual Women’s Retreat
Women of God’s Story

     Saturday, January 27
     8:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at Fourth Church

8:30–9:00 a.m.
Registration | coffee and light brunch

9:00–9:45 a.m.
    Opening speaker
    Ann Gaston, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
    Women making our mark through history.  
    We are God's story.

We are offering four different pull-out sessions;
you choose which you would like to attend.

     Session A 
     "Women of the Story and How They Influence Our Faith Today"
      presented by Anne Ellis, Fourth Presbyterian Church

     Session B
     "Does My Faith Have Legs? Sunday Works
      How About Monday through Saturday?"
      presented by Leslie Deslauriers, Second Presbyterian Church  

     Session C
     Faith Stories
     "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an
      answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you
      have." (1 Peter 3:1)
     Presented by Linda Gibboney, Fourth Presbyterian Church

     Session D
     "Meditation on Her Story as My Story: Images from the Bible"
      presented by Vicky Curtiss, Fourth Presbyterian Church

10:00-10:50 a.m.
    Sessions A, B, and C

11:00–11:45 a.m.
    Sessions B, C, and D

11:50 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

12:30–1:15 p.m.
    Sessions C, D, and A

1:30–2:00 p.m.
    Worship Service with Communion

The cost of the retreat is $20.

Please contact Anne Ellis at  aellis@fourthchurch.org or at 312.573.3369 to make a reservation. We know that parking can be expensive, so please consider using public transportation or carpooling.

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