Free lecture Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Where: Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street 312.981.3386. Offered through the Center for Life and Learning for those 60 and more.
The Center for Life and Learning periodically offers free lectures on a variety of topics, from Medicare Part D to CPR training.
Free lecture Fourth Presbyterian Church: Senior Street Safety
When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Presented by members of the Chicago Police Department Register here
Members of the Chicago Police Department Community Relations team will discuss the most important tips for staying alert and safe while traveling in the neighborhood.
Free lecture Fourth Presbyterian Church: I Have Diabetes: What Can I Eat?
When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Presented by Jennifer Sherman, MS, RD, LDN Register here
Approximately 25% of Americans over the age of 60 years have diabetes. The disease also affects longevity, functional status, and risk of institutionalization for older patients. A registered will present information regarding diabetes risks, complications, and how to eat to avoid and manage diabetes.
Free lecture Fourth Presbyterian Church: Maturepreneurship
When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Presented by Cherilyn Murer and Chris Ruys Register here
The face of entrepreneurship is changing, thanks to the millions of baby boomers who are leaving corporate America but aren’t ready to retire. This seminar will discuss how to compete in a marketplace that worships millennials. Identifying your dream business, financing, marketing, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance will be covered.
The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was organized on February 12, 1871, through the merger of two older congregations, founded in 1848 and 1855.
The new congregation spent six months refurbishing North Presbyterian’s existing church building on the southeast corner of Wabash and Grand and rededicated the renovated structure on Sunday, October 8, 1871. A few hours later the church burned to the ground in the Chicago Fire.
In February 1874 they dedicated a stone church on the northwest corner of Rush and Superior Streets that they would use for just over forty years.
In 1911 Fourth Church had outgrown its property at Rush and Superior. They purchased a plot of land three blocks north, on what would later become Michigan Avenue, and the cornerstone for a new edifice was laid on September 17, 1912.
The Sanctuary was designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram, the parish buildings around the courtyard by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and the stained glass windows by Charles J. Connick. The interior painting and decoration of the Sanctuary was overseen by Frederick Clay Bartlett. The new church was dedicated in 1914.Except for the Water Tower complex which survived the Chicago Fire of 1871, Fourth Church is now the oldest surviving structure on Michigan Avenue north of the river.