Children at Fourth Church are cared for in a variety of ways, from our Day School program for preschoolers to Sunday School each week to Vacation Bible School during the summer. Fourth Church provides several opportunities for spiritual growth for both you and your child.

During this season of social distancing, we invite families to make use of our online Sunday School resources, which provide family discussion guides as well as craft and activity suggestions.

Calendar of Children and Family Events

View upcoming children and family events and opportunities here.


The Sacrament of Baptism, which occurs on the second Sunday of each month, is the sign and seal of God’s grace and covenant in Christ.

Chicago Lights

This nonprofit community outreach arm of Fourth Church provides hope and opportunity to our city’s youth and adults who face the challenges of poverty.
Dance Academy | Summer Day | Tutoring | Urban Farm


The Cherub and Children’s Choirs offer opportunity for children from the age of four through fifth grade to participate in the music life of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Day School

The Day School strives to engage children in a variety of activities with an environment that encourages wondering, problem-solving, and all areas of cognitive development.


Children and Family Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church is active, exciting, and growing every year. Join us at our upcoming events!

Family Camp

Families from Fourth Church enjoy sharing faith, fellowship, and fun at Family Camp, held twice a year (in early summer and fall) at various camps in Michigan or Wisconsin.

Family Night

Family Night offers opportunity for families to gather once a month at Fourth Presbyterian Church or at an off-site location for an evening of fellowship and fun!

Good News Letter

The Good News Letter is an email newsletter sent monthly to friends of Children and Family Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Moms Groups

Moms expecting a child or who already have children are invited to join a Moms' Group, a place to make new friends and explore how faith can be a strong resource throughout parenthood.

Nursery Care

Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers during Sunday morning worship services.

Special Needs

The Fourth Presbyterian Church Sunday School welcomes all our children, regardless of abilities and challenges, and is eager to teach all the good news of Christ.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes for three-year-olds through fifth graders take place each Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. during the school year and at 9:30 a.m. during the summer.

Vacation Bible School

Fourth Presbyterian Church offers Vacation Bible School for one week each August, engaging children in preschool through fifth grade in biblical activities and lessons.

Worship Folders for Children

If you'd like your child to join you during Sunday worship, you can keep him or her busy with one of our children's worship kits!

For more information about Children and Family Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church, contact Matt Helms, Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministry (312.573.3362).