Becoming a Member of Fourth Church

Are you interested in exploring what Fourth Church membership means and what’s involved in becoming a member?

The Discover Fourth Committee invites you to join them for an Inquirers’ Class. Offered several times a year, this one-session class offers you an opportunity to explore life at Fourth Church and the history and beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (USA). While the class is a prerequisite for membership, all are welcome whether or not they are presently considering membership. 

The Inquirers’ Class

The one-session Inquirers’ Class covers Reformed theology, polity, and Fourth Church history and congregational life. Time is also given for personal introductions and small-group interaction.

Both in-person and Zoom options are offered.


Sunday, August 11, 2024
12:15 p.m.
In person

Wednesday, September 11, 2024
6:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Sunday, October 6, 2024
12:15 p.m.
In person

Wednesday, November 6, 2024
6:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Class dates and times are also posted on the “New Members | Inquirers” calendar.

For details or more information, please email Matt Helms.

Meeting with Session

Those who have attended an Inquirers’ class and would like to join the church are invited to a forty-five minute, Sunday-morning meeting with Session, the ruling body of the congregation.

During the meeting new members are introduced to Session, and Session votes on welcoming them. Afterwards, the new members are welcomed by the congregation during worship.

Upcoming New Member Sundays

“Hybrid” means the event occurs simultaneously in-person and online/via Zoom

Sunday, June 23, 2024
Session Meeting: Hybrid (Room 5F) 9:00–9:30 a.m.
Worship: Hybrid (Sanctuary) 10:00–11:00 a.m.

The dates and times of these meetings are also posted on the “New Members | Inquirers” calendar.

For more information about joining Fourth Church, contact Matt Helms, Associate Pastor for Children, Family, and Welcoming Ministries, via email or at 312.573.3362.


126 E. Chestnut Street
(at Michigan Avenue)
Chicago, Illinois 60611.2014
(Across from the Hancock)

For events in the Sanctuary,
enter from Michigan Avenue

Getting to Fourth Church

Receptionist: 312.787.4570

Directory: 312.787.2729



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