It's "Hunger Walk" Saturday
Continued Feeder Ramp Work
A Great Source for Your Summer Produce
Another Movie Night on the Playground
Looking for Some Summer Reading?
Have a Great Summer Day!
An Invitation to a Baby Shower
Travel to Colombia on a Mission Trip
Welcome, New Members!
oneIt's "Hunger Walk" Saturday
Support the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center

It's not too late to register for this Saturday's Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Hunger Walk and support the feeding programs of the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center (EDSSC)!


For every walker that joins the EDSSC Hunger Walk team, the EDSSC earns $12 in food credits, which are used to purchase food from the GCFD for our Consumer Choice Food Pantry, Sunday and Monday Night Suppers, and the Bag Lunch program.


To register and walk with the EDSSC team, click here and follow the step-by-step instructions on the registration process.



     Saturday, June 21, 8:30 a.m. step-off


     Soldier Field (1410 Museum Campus Dr.)


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twoA Big Thank-You from the Youth
Annual Bake Sale a Success

To everyone who supported the June 15 Youth Bake Sale, thank you! Your wonderful generosity--whether by baking delicious treats, purchasing them, or making donations--made this our most successful bake sale ever. We raised more than $3,600 to support our upcoming youth work camp trip to Haiti, and throughout the morning we also had opportunity to engage in interested conversation about the meaningful work that will happen there. For your support of our efforts in these and so many other ways, thank you!  


If you missed the homemade goodies, you'll have another opportunity to support the July 11-19 trip to Haiti: we'll be hosting a Summer BBQ Party at the church on Wednesday, July 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard. Festivities include BBQ, live music from BLT, and root beer floats. We hope to see you there!



     Wednesday, July 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 


     Michigan Avenue courtyard

threeContinued Feeder Ramp Work
Construction on the Kennedy Expressway

Please be advised that this weekend, 24-hour-a-day construction on the Kennedy Expressway at the Ohio/Ontario ramp continues. Originally projected to also take place the weekend of June 28-29, the construction project is ahead of schedule and will take place June 21-22 only.

To help plan alternate routes to church this weekend, visit the project information page, which includes route options. 


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"Salad Shares" from the Chicago Lights Urban Farm

Receive fresh produce each week through the Chicago Lights Urban Farm's Community-Support Agriculture (CSA) program! Members receive a "salad share," or subscription, of high-quality, organic produce grown on-site. In return, purchase of the shares helps support the Urban Farm and its many community-oriented programs.


More information about CSA Salad Shares, which will be available starting next Saturday, June 28, is online here or by contacting Ben Jaffe (312.252.3597).


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fiveAnother Movie Night on the Playground
A Summer Event for Families

Family fun and fellowship continue next Thursday, June 26 with a Summer Movie Night screening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. outside in the Day School playground (or, in case of rain, the Bumpus Room). All children and their families are invited to bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a summer evening outdoors!


Summer Movie Nights are held every other Thursday. A complete schedule of dates and movies is posted online.



     Thursday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.


     Day School playground


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sixLooking for Some Summer Reading?
Books by Women Fall Reading List Is Available

The Books by Women fall 2014 reading list is posted online and is available in the literature racks. Get a jump start on the September book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson or prepare for the October discussion about Dear Life by Ann Munro.


Books by Women, which has met for more than twenty years to discuss classic and contemporary works by women authors, gathers on the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, at 6:00 p.m. in the Bumpus Room.


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sevenHave a Great Summer Day!
Academic and Arts Program Starts This Monday

Chicago Lights Summer Day, a six-week academic and arts program for first through eighth graders, begins this coming Monday here at Fourth Church. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers the students, staff, and volunteers participating in this program for youth from underresourced neighborhoods.


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eightAn 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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nineTravel to Colombia on a Mission Trip
Explore the Country's Culture and Microfinance

There's still time to register for the mission trip to Colombia and be immersed in the country's culture and the lives of those who benefit from the microfinancing programs of Opportunity International.


This mission trip, cosponsored by Fourth Church and held September 21-26, will offer opportunity to see how Colombian churches are coming alongside local people to build income-generating microbusinesses to help sustain their families and community. During this trip, participants will also experience how poverty robs people of their dignity and dreams and will witness the hope and transformation that Opportunity International brings to people through microfinancing.


The deadline to register for this mission trip is Monday, July 21. Registration information is available online.


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tenWelcome, New Members!

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


Andrew Appis

Daniel Burke

Joffre-Charles Colbert

Mary Colbert

Curtis Evans

Matthew Grant

Andrew Hranka

Julia Khnykin

Mark Kindig

Nicholas Maza

Anna Neill

Eric Sampson

Lisa Thompson

John Turnipseed

Julia Vander Ploeg

Christina Winans

Michelle Yoder


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Worship This Week
Sunday, June 22, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Matt Helms, Minister for Children and Families, preaching
   "Children of the Promise"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 86:1-10
    Genesis 21:9-21
    Romans 9:1-16

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
    Genesis 21:8-21

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
John W. Vest, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "Fire in Our Bones"
Scripture text:
    Psalm 96
    Jeremiah 20:7-13
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/2014/062214no.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 new life.

Olivia Shirley Meyer, daughter of Paul Meyer and Kelly Spence,  

    born June 4, 2014


We give thanks to God for the gift of new life together.

Amy Gulinson and Shaun Pettit, June 14, 2014


Same-Gender Blessings
We give thanks to God for the gift of new life together.

Laura Lee Larson and Jeannine Forrest, June 14, 2014


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

Friday, June 27, 2014

12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

St. Luke's United Methodist Church Choir


Monday, June 30, 2014
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Cathedral Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest
   conducted by Hugh Floyd
Tickets available at mcp.us   


Music by the Fountain

Free Friday Noonday concerts move outdoors in the courtyard off Michigan Avenue, by the fountain, in July and August.  


Friday, July 4, 2014
Fourth of July 

No Noonday concert

Friday, July 11, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard
Allegrezza Singers  


Friday, July 18, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard
Laura Freeman, vocalist

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

Summer Farm Camp helpers at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm; one day a week, June 24-August 15; 1:00-5:00 p.m.


Volunteers to wash and dry clothing for a family with a chronically ill child


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


Members to usher during 11:00 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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