oneCarnaval: Early Bird Pricing!
Tickets Available Online and during Coffee Hour

Reserve a spot at Carnaval--at early bird pricing!--by registering online now or by making a reservation at Coffee Hour this Sunday morning. The February 28 gala at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel supports Chicago Lights, the Center for Life and Learning, and the Lorene Replogle Counseling Center.


Festivities will include dinner, dessert, and complimentary beverages; live music courtesy of the Carnaval-favorite Ken Arlen Orchestra; silent and live auctions; a drawing for a Vespa; and more!


Time: Friday, February 28
Place: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (221 N. Columbus Dr.)


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twoA Women's Retreat
"Taste and See": January 25

Have you read biblical passages and wondered what life-giving words God might be saying to you? Have you questioned how these passages might relate to your daily life?


Women of all ages are invited to explore these questions at "Taste and See," a retreat for women, on Saturday, January 25 in the Gratz Center. Participants will engage their senses, as well as their hearts and minds, through a Bible study in large and small groups, composition of prayer, meditation with images, and a labyrinth walk.


The half-day retreat will be led by Fourth Church's women in ministry--Joyce Shin, Judy Watt, Vicky Curtiss, and Liz Nickerson--with special sessions led by women of the congregation.


To register (required), contact Anne Ellis by this coming Wednesday, January 22.


Time: Saturday, January 25

Place: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Gratz Center


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threeSupporting Syrian Refugees
A Special Presbyterian Disaster Relief Offering

A special Disaster Relief offering will be received this Sunday to help Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provide food and shelter for displaced Syrian citizens and refugees. Gifts to this offering may be made by using the Disaster Relief envelopes found in the pew racks or by writing "Disaster Assistance" on the memo line of a check made payable to Fourth Presbyterian Church. Gifts may also be made online.


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This Sunday during morning worship services, Jim Kulich, chairperson of the Interfaith Resource Committee, and Karen Danielson, the Executive Board Secretary and Interfaith Committee Coordinator of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), will present the Covenant between the Presbytery of Chicago and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, which was passed by the CIOGC and the Presbytery of Chicago on June 18, 2013. The first covenant of its kind in the Presbyterian denomination nationally, it is, for Fourth Presbyterian Church, an expression of both a trusting friendship that has been fostered over the past seven years and our hope for an abiding relationship in the future.


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fiveFamily Ice Skating
This Sunday at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Children and their families are invited to an afternoon of ice skating this Sunday, January 19 at the Lincoln Park Zoo ice rink. Families will gather in the 4C lobby space of the fourth floor of the Gratz Center after the 11:00 a.m. worship service to meet as a group before traveling to the rink separately.


The Lincoln Park Zoo ice rink is located in the "farm" portion of the zoo, just south of the main park. Many of the areas in the "farm" will also be open to explore, and hot beverages will be available in the main barn.


We hope to see you there for a fun afternoon!


Time: Sunday, January 19

Place: 12:00 noon, meet in 4C lobby of the Gratz Center;

     ice skating at Lincoln Park Zoo ice rink (2001 N. Clark)


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sixSacred Spaces
An Exhibition of Architectural Models

An exhibition of architectural models of sacred spaces, all from the Chicagoland area, are currently on display in the Loggia. "Sharing Sacred Spaces: A Sample of Chicagoland's Religious Architecture," a growing collection developed by Sacred Space International, encourages viewers to connect with their neighbors by experiencing each other's sacred space through individual congregations' specific interpretations.


The architectural models include First St. Paul's (Lutheran), Holy Family Church (Catholic), Assumption (Greek Orthodox), the Jane Perlman Sanctuary (Reform Jewish), St. Benedict the African (Catholic), and the Unity Temple (Unitarian Universalist).


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sevenBridge with the CLL
Beginning and Intermediate Courses

Opportunity to play bridge--for both beginners and experienced players--is offered through the Center for Life and Learning. "Beginning Bridge," a course designed or those who have never played or for those wanting to learn modern methods of bidding, will be held on Wednesdays, January 29 - March 5 at 1:00 p.m.


"Intermediate Supervised Play," which includes a brief lesson followed by supervised play each session, will also be held on Wednesdays, beginning January 29 at 1:00 p.m.


Space is limited for both sessions. To register, contact Ashley Elskus.


Time: Wednesdays, beginning January 29

Place: 1:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center


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Worship This Week
Sunday, January 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. Communion
Joyce Shin, Associate Pastor, preaching
    "Think Big!"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 40:1-11
    Isaiah 49:1-6

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Hardy H. Kim, Associate Pastor, preaching
    "Daring to Live Together"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 40:1-11
    Isaiah 49:1-7
    John 1:29-42

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Edwin Estevez, Pastoral Resident, preaching
    "Come and See"
Scripture texts:
    John 1:29-42 

New members will be received during 11:00 a.m worship.
Worship bulletins
for this coming Sunday is available online Friday afternoon at www.fourthchurch.org/worship/this-week.html.
"News and Opportunities"
is the weekly printed newsletter distributed with the Sunday bulletin and is available online Friday afternoon at www.fourthchurch.org/news/2014/011914no.pdf

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Deaths in Our Church Family
We give thanks to God for the gift of eternal life.
John Timothy Stone Jr.,  

    January 11, 2014


Clarence "Red" Johnson,

    January 14, 2014 


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Upcoming Concerts at Fourth Church
All concerts are free admission unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 24, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Michael Patilla, guitarist

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
7:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Chicago Ensemble
Tickets available online

Friday, January 31, 2014

12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary
John W. W. Sherer, organist
(Organist and Director of Music at Fourth Church)

Friday, February 7, 2014
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Red Riding Hood String Quartet
Cosponsored by the Musicians Club of Women

A complete concert schedule is available online.

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