oneAnnual Meeting Sunday
Following 11:00 a.m. Worship

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held this Sunday, February 9 following the 11:00 a.m. service. As part of the meeting, the congregation will elect new officers and act--at the request of Calum MacLeod--to dissolve the pastoral relationship with Calum, with his last Sunday at Fourth Church being February 23.


All members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting; child care will be provided.


Time: Sunday, February 9, following 11:00 worship

Place: Sanctuary


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twoCongregational Lunch
Mediterranean-Themed Menu

Following this Sunday's Annual Meeting of the Congregation, all are invited to an intergenerational luncheon with a Mediterranean-themed menu of orzo pilaf supreme, Mediterranean chicken, roasted parmesan broccoli, pita bread and hummus, and homemade cupcakes. A limited number of tickets for this meal are available at the reception desk today and tomorrow and, this Sunday, during Coffee Hour.


We hope you'll join us for this opportunity to enjoy fellowship and a delicious meal!


Time: Sunday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m.

Place: Borwell Dining Room

threeVespa Tickets
Carnaval: February 28

Tickets for Carnaval are still available--and so are tickets for this year's Vespa drawing! Ride through Chicago in style on a brand new LX 50 4V red Vespa outfitted with a powerful, fuel-efficient engine and compact steel body. Vespa drawing tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and may be purchased during Coffee Hour on Sunday morning, online at the event website, or by contacting Andrea Miller.


The winner of the Vespa will be announced at Carnaval--which benefits Chicago Lights, the Center for Life and Learning, and the Counseling Center--on Friday, February 28, although the winner need not be present.


Time: Friday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Place: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (221 N. Columbus Dr.)


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For Souper Bowl of Caring Contributions

Thank you to Fourth Church youth who collected contributions for last Sunday's Souper Bowl of Caring and for all who generously gave monetary gifts and nonperishable food items. More than $3,000 and 148 cans were collected to support the programs of the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center.


Thank you for your support to help end hunger in our community!


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fivePresidents' Faith
Two Presentations with Author David L. Holmes

Learn about the faiths of postwar presidents--from Eisenhower's rearing in the Jehovah's Witnesses to George W. Bush's avoidance of evangelical churches--at a presentation by author David L. Holmes this coming Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the nearby Newberry Library (60 W. Walton, between Clark and Dearborn). "The Faiths of Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama," cosponsored by Fourth Church's Academy for Faith and Life, will provide insights into these and other aspects of presidential religion.


Then join us on Sunday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Gratz Center when David L. Holmes will be with us again to present a follow-up discussion on "Faiths of Our Presidents: Then and Now."


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sixLife 2.0
A Conference for Young Adults
Young adults, learn how to claim your adulthood at "Life 2.0," a midwinter conference for those in their twenties and early thirties, which will be held on Saturday, February 22 at 12:00 noon in Buchanan Chapel. Sponsored by the Lorene Replogle Counseling Center, this half-day conference will help participants identify areas in their lives that can be changed and give them the tools to do so.


The conference will be held from 12:00 noon to 5:30 p.m., with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


There is a registration fee of $45 for this conference. Register online or by contacting Sharon Crawford Tucker by Saturday, February 15.

Time: Saturday, February 22, 12:00 noon-6:30 p.m.
Place: Buchanan Chapel


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seven"Great Decisions"
A CLL Foreign Policy Discussion Series

Adults sixty and more are invited to discuss U.S. foreign affairs in a lively and compelling environment through the "Great Decisions" series. Based on the Great Decisions curriculum published by the Foreign Policy Association, this series--offered through the Center for Life and Learning--meets on Tuesdays through June, at 1:15 p.m. A "Great Decisions" discussion group for men only is held on alternate Wednesdays, February 19-June 11 at 10:00 a.m.


To register, contact Ashley Elskus.



   Men and women: Tuesdays, through June, at 1:15 p.m.

   Men only: alternate Wednesdays, February 19-June 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Place: Fifth Floor, Gratz Center


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Worship This Week
Sunday, February 9, 2014
8:00 a.m. Communion
Matt Helms, Minister for Children and Families, preaching
    "Daily Meaning, Daily Bread"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 112:1-9
    Isaiah 58:1-9a
    Matthew 5:13-20

9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Baptisms
Calum I. MacLeod, Executive Associate Pastor, preaching
    "Spendsavour Salt"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 112:1-6
    Matthew 5:13-20

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Adam H. Fronczek, Associate Pastor, preaching
    "Salt and Light"
Scripture texts:
    Matthew 5:13-20
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/2014/020914no.pdf

from previous weeks are posted online at www.fourthchurch.org/sermons

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

Friday, February 14, 2014
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Cole Seaton, tenor     


Friday, February 21, 2014
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Sheridan String Quartet


4:00 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Ottawa Hills High School Choraliers  


Friday, February 28, 2014

12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Anthony Williams, organist


Friday, March 7, 2014

12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary 

Joanna Turska, flutist

Jaroslav Malanowicz, organist

Cosponsored by the Musicians Club of Women 


A complete concert schedule is available online.

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Volunteer at Fourth Church

There are several ways to get involved in the mission and ministry of Fourth Church. See below for details!


Current Volunteer Needs

Handbell ringers for the Handbell Choir
Rehearsals are held on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. in the Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft.


Tutors for the Chicago Lights Tutoring program 

Tutors meet one-to-one with youth in grades one through twelve one night a week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. More information about Chicago Lights Tutoring is available here.


Members to be Nursery caregivers at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. 


Cooks to prepare and deliver casseroles and meals to a family with a chronically ill child living in zip code 60618 

Special education assistant
for a special needs child during 9:30 a.m. kindergarten Sunday School

Volunteer must be a Fourth Church member who enjoys children and preferably has a special education background.

To sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities or to learn more about them, stop by Coffee Hour on Sunday morning or contact Larry Nicholson, Director of Volunteer Ministry.


A complete list of volunteer needs is available online

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