Women at Fourth

About 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 Simon Crow (312.573.3369). All women at Fourth Church are invited to join Women at Fourth!

Benevolent Guild
Books by Women
Horizons Bible Study
Knitting and Crocheting
Monthly Fellowship Gathering
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Support
School Supply Drive
Christmas Wishes

Benevolent Guild
meets in person on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m., September through May, with some winter breaks.

This longest-running group at Fourth Church creates sewn and crafted items for those in need. Their work includes baby and child care items — including stuffed animals, tummy-time mats, bibs, burp cloths, and taggies (mini baby blankets trimmed with ribbon loops) — which are donated to hospitals and social service organizations. The Guild also makes sensory/activity mats for individuals with dementia.

No sewing experience required.

Contact Simon Crow for more information.

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Books by Women
meets in person (in the Bumpus Room) on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Contact Simon Crow for more information.
Details and a reading list

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Horizons: A Monthly Women’s Bible Study

Second and fourth Wednesday of each month
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and at
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. those same days
via Zoom

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 semimonthly women’s Bible study, offered through Women at Fourth, based on the guide from Horizons magazine.

This year the study is Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke–Acts. The Gospel according to Luke and the book of the Acts of the Apostles, or Luke–Acts, “one story in two parts,” demonstrate the unfolding of God’s redemptive purposes in human history and present a distinctive perspective on the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Please join us on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Contact Simon Crow for more information.

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Knitting and Crocheting
meets on Zoom and in person:

In person: We meet the first Tuesday of the month at the church, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the third Sunday of odd-numbered months at 9:30 a.m.

Via Zoom: We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Both a fellowship group and a ministry of caring, Knitting and Crocheting supplies partners around the city with handcrafted items for warmth and comfort.

There are occasional exceptions to the Knitting and Crocheting schedule. Before attending, please contact Simon Crow to confirm the group will be meeting on the day and time you wish to attend.

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Women at Fourth Gathering
meets in person once a month.

Join Women at Fourth on Sunday, February 25, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon as we welcome Jeannine Forrest, Ph.D., R.N., as she presents "Dementia 101: Understanding Cognitive and Behavioral Changes, along with Effective Communication Strategies."

The impact of dementia reverberates through countless lives, and it's a reality that will touch even more families and caregivers in the future. With over 35 years of clinical practice, education, and research in the field, Dr. Forrest brings a wealth of knowledge as a dementia educator, speaker, and private care consultant. Dementia manifests in various forms, affecting individuals uniquely. Dr. Forrest's insights will shed light on the complexities of dementia and offer strategies for improved communication with those affected.

Given the widespread impact of dementia, we extend this invitation to anyone interested in Dr. Forrest's presentation. Please don't hesitate to share this opportunity with others who may benefit.

This presentation will be a hybrid event both in-person (Room 5G) and via Zoom (link provided at registration.)

To reserve your spot, kindly register here.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an initiative of the Caring Ministries Team and the Knitting and Crocheting Group, combining the love of knitting and crocheting with a way to reach out to those in need of comfort and solace: providing them with a tangible expression of care in the form of a handcrafted shawl or lap blanket.

To learn more about this ministry opportunity, contact Simon Crow.

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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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(at Michigan Avenue)
Chicago, Illinois 60611.2014
(Across from the Hancock)

For events in the Sanctuary,
enter from Michigan Avenue

Getting to Fourth Church

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Directory: 312.787.2729



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