Calum Farewell
Life 2.0--Tomorrow!
Guatemala Travelers
Last Call for the Vespa
Changing Conversations
oneCalum Farewell

This Sunday is Calum MacLeod's last day at Fourth Church. He will preach at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 worship services, and afterwards all are invited to a reception for Calum and Missy, which will be held in Anderson Hall and the Commons following the 11:00 service.


Please plan to be with us to join in sharing with Calum and Missy how deeply grateful we are for all that their presence among us has meant!


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twoVoting to Call a Pastor
Congregational Meeting March 2

A congregational meeting has been called by the Session of Fourth Church for next Sunday, March 2 in the Sanctuary following the 11:00 worship service.

At the meeting, the congregation will receive the recommendation of the Pastor Nominating Committee for the next Pastor of Fourth Church. Those gathered will have opportunity to hear from the candidate, and the congregation will then vote on whether to call that person as our next pastor.


Details about the meeting as well as answers to questions about it and the search process are posted online.

Child care for infants through children in fifth grade will be available in the Nursery on the first floor of the Gratz Center during the meeting. Following 11:00 Sunday School, parents who would like to make use of nursery care during the meeting are asked to pick up their children from their Sunday School classrooms and drop them off in the Nursery prior to the meeting.


All members are encouraged to be with us for this important meeting in the life of the church!

threeLife 2.0--Tomorrow!
An Event for Adults in Their Twenties and Thirties

It's not too late to plan to take part in Saturday afternoon's Life 2.0 conversations. Young adults are invited to come explore how it is we claim our adulthood and maximize our "defining decade."


In addition to short talks by a variety of presenters and opportunity for discussion, there will also be a social hour at the end of the day.


Come make an investment in and embrace your future!


Registration for this event offered through the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being and the Academy for Faith and Life will be available at the door.

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


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Celebrating Christian Harmony: A Mission Trip

Fourteen Fourth Church mission trip participants depart today for a week-long stay in Guatemala, where they will share the gift of music, learn about Mayan spirituality, and be enriched by the culture, history, and gifts of the Guatemalan people. Please keep these travelers in your prayers as they participate in the worldwide mission and ministry of the church of Jesus Christ.


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fiveLast Call for the Vespa
Drawing Tickets Available at Coffee Hour and Online

This coming Thursday is the last day to enter the annual Carnaval drawing for a brand new Vespa--and at the same time support the life-changing work of Chicago Lights, the Center for Life and Learning, and the Counseling Center.


Tickets may be purchased during Coffee Hour this Sunday morning, online, or by contacting Andrea Miller.


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sixChanging Conversations
A Forum on Marriage Equality

Marriage equality will be the topic of a forum hosted by Changing Conversations and Equality Illinois this coming Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall. Panelists will dispel myths and empower same-sex couples and their families to understand and use their state and federal marriage rights, such as converting civil unions, name changes, tax filings, and out-of-state marriages.


This event--which will address civil law issues, not religious issues--is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. RSVP online here.  


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sevenWelcome, New Members!

Please join us in welcoming those who were received into Fourth Church membership this February:


Jennifer Card

Charles Jones

Jennifer Jones

Kenneth Link

Kelly Olson

YoonKyoung Park

Janet Rose

Sarah Thrasher

Brian Tkach

Katherine Tkach


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Worship This Week
Sunday, February 23, 2014
8:00 a.m. Communion
Calum I. MacLeod, Executive Associate Pastor, preaching
    "Going the Extra Mile"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 119:33-40
    Leviticus 19:9-18
    Matthew 5:38-48

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Calum I. MacLeod, Executive Associate Pastor, preaching
    "Going the Extra Mile"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 119:33-40
    Leviticus 19:9-18
    Matthew 5:38-48

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Edwin Estevez, Pastoral Resident, preaching
    "The House of God"
Scripture texts:
    1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
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/2014/022314no.pdf

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

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Deaths in Our Church Family
We give thanks to God for the gift of eternal life.

Evelyn Banks, February 11, 2014

     A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 25
     at 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. 


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

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


Friday, March 14, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Thomas E. Gouwens, organist
(Associate Organist at Fourth Church)

Friday, March 21, 2014
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Orpheus Choir  


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

Tutors for the Chicago Lights Tutoring program on Monday evenings 

Tutors, who meet one-to-one with youth in grades one through twelve, are needed on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. More information about Chicago Lights Tutoring is available here.


Members to serve as ushers during the 9:30 a.m. service


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

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.


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

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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