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

Prayer Support


Women at Fourth Bible Study Groups

   Horizons: A Monthly Women's Bible Study
   Next meeting on Wednesday, December 12
   12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
   Room 5H 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. In September, we will begin the new Horizons Bible Study called God's Promise—I Am with You.

Contact Anne Ellis for more information.

Upcoming Women at Fourth Events

Christmas Wishes

It's time again for our Christmas Wishes collection of gifts for children in the Chicago Lights Tutoring program!

We still have a number of requests needing gift givers. If you can help with a gift or two for one of our Tutoring students, please contact Anne Ellis.

Cookies-and-Cocoa Reception

   Sunday, December 9
   7:30 p.m.  
   Anderson Hall   

Each Advent, Women at Fourth has a great opportunity to extend hospitality in fellowship with the congregation at our annual Cookies-and-Cocoa Reception! This year that festive occasion will again follow the Festival of Advent Lessons and Music worship service, which will take place on Sunday evening, December 9.  
We are still looking for volunteers to assist that evening; please note the following ways you may help. We look forward to your participation.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).

We are in need of

    • cookie bakers (cookies to be dropped off ahead of time)
    • cocoa mixers, 5:30 p.m.
    • cookie platers, 6:00 p.m.
    • setup crew, 6:30 p.m.
    • cocoa servers, 7:15 p.m.
    • whip-cream servers, 7:15 p.m.
    • cleanup crew (following the reception)

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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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Prayer Support

In need of prayer support? Share your prayer requests of joy or concern
with our Fourth Church Women's prayer circle. Email prayer requests
to 4thwomenpray@gmail.com 

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