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!

2019 Blue Bow Campaign

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



Blue Bow Campaign

Help us recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

Since 1989, millions of people have joined in displaying and wearing blue bows during the month of April to raise awareness for the observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Women at Fourth urges you to join in making a difference in the lives of our country's most precious resource. See below for ways you can get involved.

Blue Bows Removal Work Day
   Tuesday, April 30 
   10:00 a.m. on Michigan Avenue

Volunteers will be needed to remove blue bows from the trees along Michigan Avenue; to sign up, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).
Click here for a list of child abuse awareness resources.

Women at Fourth Bible Study Groups

   Horizons: A Monthly Women's Bible Study
   Next meeting on Wednesday, May 8
   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 began the new Horizons Bible Study called God's Promise—I Am with You.

Contact Anne Ellis for more information.

Upcoming Women at Fourth Events

   April Gathering: Annual Jewelry Swap and Bingo
   Thursday, April 25
   5:30 p.m.
   Bumpus Room

It's time for our annual Jewelry Swap—with Fourth Church-themed bingo! If you haven't already, gather that jewelry you haven't worn in years, that you got as a gift but just isn't "you," or that you are simply tired of—it may be a treasure to someone else.

Each item donated is sold for $2, and all proceeds go to Presbyterian Disaster Relief. We also accept scarves and belts (no used clothing or shoes). There is no limit on the number of items you may bring—or on the number of items you may purchase. Sales will begin during the fellowship time at 5:30 p.m. and then pause at 6:00 p.m. for a few items of business. Then, after the show, more shopping and bingo (and yes, we will have prizes).

So come have some fun and shop. (In the words of one of our women in the know, "If you see something you like, buy it right then, or it will be gone when you turn around!")

Bring your jewelry with you that evening to display on the tables. If you cannot attend (though why would you want to miss the fun?), you may leave donations at reception. Please mark them for Women at Fourth.

Don't forget, we always appreciate donations of sweets or savories or a bottle of wine. Also, we’re collecting questions for our Fourth Church bingo! Do you have a favorite piece of Fourth Church trivia? Send it to Anne, and we’ll use it in our first-time special bingo evening.

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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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