A Time for Travel Stories
Meditation and Yoga Tuesdays
Collecting Names of Graduates
An Invitation to a Baby Shower
Two Art Shows on Exhibit
oneA Time for Travel Stories
A Look Back at Mission Trips to Guatemala and Cuba

This Sunday mission trip participants will share stories from their travels in Guatemala and Cuba earlier this year. We'll hear from those who offered the gift of music through concerts and worship services around Antigua and Guatemala City in February, along with a group of women who, in March, reinforced our sister relationship with First Presbyterian Church of Havana by learning about the church's ministries and sharing in a worship service.


All are invited to attend and learn about mission at Fourth Church! Light refreshments will be served.



     Sunday, June 1, 12:00 noon


     Borwell Dining Room


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twoVolleyball Fun at Oak Street Beach
Young Adults Kick Off the Summer

What better way to enjoy the summer sun and warm weather than with some beach volleyball! The Young Adults fellowship group will set up nets on Oak Street Beach on Mondays, starting this coming Monday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m.


All skill levels are welcome to play and enjoy fellowship with other young adults. To sign up to receive emails on Mondays about weather updates and time changes, email Edwin Estevez.



     Mondays, starting June 2, 6:30 p.m.


     Oak Street Beach (near Oak Street and Lake Shore Drive)

threeMeditation and Yoga Tuesdays
Recharge at the Replogle Center

Are you tired, stressed, overworked?

"Tuesday Evenings at Replogle" offers opportunity for healing and spiritual renewal through meditation on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, beginning June 3, and yoga on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning June 10.

An introductory meditation session will be held at 6:30 p.m. with regular meditation immediately following at 7:00 p.m. Spiritual yoga will be held at 7:00 p.m. All of these drop-in sessions, hosted by the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, will meet in the Boyle Conference Room on the third floor of Parish House.


All faiths are welcome as are all levels of experience with meditation and yoga. A $10 donation will be received at the door.



     First and third Tuesdays, beginning June 3

     Introduction to Meditation, 6:30 p.m.

     Regular Meditation, 7:00 p.m.

     Second Tuesdays, beginning June 10

     Spiritual Yoga, 7:00 p.m.



     Boyle Conference Room


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To Honor on Baccalaureate Sunday
If you or someone you know has graduated or is graduating from eighth grade, high school, college, or a graduate or professional program in 2014, please let John Vest (312.981.4037) know about this accomplishment.


Graduate names received by next Sunday, June 8 will appear in the bulletin on June 15, which is Baccalaureate Sunday.  

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fiveAn Invitation to a Baby Shower
"Great Expectations": June 29

Parents who have welcomed a child into their home in the last year are invited to a "Great Expectations" Baby Shower at Fourth Church on Sunday, June 29 at 12:00 noon in the Randolph Room. Celebrate the latest addition to the family with other new parents while learning about parenting groups and children's programs at Fourth Church. Lunch will be provided.


To RSVP, contact Liz Nickerson (312.573.3366) by Wednesday, June 25.



     Sunday, June 29, 12:00 noon


     Randolph Room  


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sixTwo Art Shows on Exhibit
"Connections" and "Birds of Longing"

Stop by the Loggia and the fifth floor of the Gratz Center to view two collections of artwork: "Connections" by Center for Life and Learning art students and "Birds of Longing" by Laurie Wohl.


On display in the fifth-floor lounge of the Gratz Center, "Connections" features paintings, drawings, and writing by students sixty and older who attended art classes through the Center for Life and Learning. This collection is on display through June.


"Birds of Longing: Memory and Exile" features work by Laurie Wohl, the fiber artist who designed and created the Fourth Church "Unweavings" Ordinary Time banners. Through form, color, texture, and calligraphy, this collection interweaves Muslim, Jewish, and Christian poetry and spiritual texts from the Spanish Convivencia, the time when all three Abrahamic faiths lived together in peace in the Moorish Iberian kingdoms. "Birds of Longing" is on display in the Loggia through July.


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sevenEnjoy Family Camp!
A Weekend at Camp Geneva

Today Fourth Church families are traveling to Camp Geneva in Holland, Michigan, for Spring Family Camp. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers all the families participating in this weekend of fellowship, learning, and fun!


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Worship This Week
Sunday, June 1, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Judith L. Watt, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "In the Meantime"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 68:4-8
    1 Peter 5:6-11
    Acts 1:6-14

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Joyce Shin, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "On Behalf Of"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
    Acts 1:6-11
    John 17:1-23 (selected verses)

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Edwin Estevez, Pastoral Resident, preaching
   "When You Don't Know"
Scripture text:
    Acts 1:6-14
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/2014/060114no.pdf


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


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We give thanks to God for the gift of eternal life.

Grant Law

    October 31, 2013

We give thanks to God for the gift of new life together.
Jessie Chen and Tony Peng

    May 24, 2014


Jennifer Michelle Opatik and Garrett Alexander Marshall

    May 24, 2014


Angelica Dawn Semler and Lyman Clay Welch

    May 24, 2014

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

Thursday, June 5, 2014

8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Lyon and Healy 150th Birthday Festival Concert
   Judy Loman, harpist
   Jana Bouskova, harpist
   The Myriad Trio
Tickets are available at

Friday, June 6, 2014
Angela Presutti-Korbitz, soprano
Cosponsored by the Musicians Club of Women

Thursday, June 12, 2014
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
An Organ Send-Off Concert
Featuring works by Bach, Franck, and Widor
The Fourth Church pipe organ will be removed in
mid-July as part of the organ rebuilding project.
A temporary organ will be used in its place
until the rebuilt instrument is installed in late 2015.

Friday, June 13, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Thomas E. Gouwens, organist
(Associate Organist at Fourth Church)


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

Aspiring gardeners to help at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, Saturdays, 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.

to help host the Chicago Presbytery on Tuesday, June 10 at McCormick Theological Seminary
for the Chicago Lights Summer Day program
This high energy, six-week program, serving children entering first through eighth grades and living in Chicago's underresourced neighborhoods, offers instruction in language arts, math, science, music, dance, drama, and art. Opportunities to serve as classroom assistants, art class assistants, meal-time assistants, and field trip chaperones are available. For more information, please attend one of the following volunteer orientation sessions: Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. or Thursday, June 5 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 4G of the Gratz Center.


Dishwashers for Sunday Night Supper from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., on rotation 


Members to usher during 9:30 a.m. worship


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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