Volleyball at the Beach
BBQ to Support Haiti Trip
Self-Discovery through SoulCollage
Coffee Hour Sponsorship Opportunities
An Encore Thank-You
oneVolleyball at the Beach
Summer Fun with Young Adults

It's already July, but there's still plenty of time for young adults to join us for some summer fun with beach volleyball! The group meets at Oak Street Beach on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. through August.


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



     Mondays, 6:30 p.m.


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


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twoPlay Dates at the Park
An Opportunity for Families

Get to know other Fourth Church families in your neighborhood through summer play dates in parks throughout the city! Each play date is hosted by a different Fourth Church family. No RSVP is necessary--at the park, just look for the red balloons to find the host.



     Saturday, July 12 at 10:45 a.m. in Bucktown

     Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. in River North

     Saturday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Lincoln Park


Parks and addresses are posted on our website.


Families are also invited to Summer Movie Nights every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Day School playground (weather permitting). Join us next Thursday, July 10 as we screen a G-rated animated film, play on the playground, and catch up during these busy summer months.

threeBBQ to Support Haiti Trip
A Summer Party with Senior High Youth

As Senior High youth prepare to leave for their work camp mission trip to Haiti July 11-19, the Summer BBQ Party this coming Wednesday, July 9 is one last opportunity to help them raise funds to support their meaningful work. Held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard, the evening will include delicious BBQ (prepared by Associate Pastor John Vest), live music from BLT, and root beer floats.


A suggested donation of $20 ($12 for children under twelve years) will be collected at the event. Online donations can be made here.


Funds raised from the BBQ party will support travel and other expenses for the youth mission trip to Haiti.



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


     Michigan Avenue courtyard


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An Introspective Seminar with Vicky Curtiss

Tap into your imagination and intuition through next Saturday's creative SoulCollage seminar, offered through the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being. Using images from magazines and calendars, participants will create their own SoulCollage cards to learn how to access inner wisdom by interpreting their cards individually or in groups.


Led by Associate Pastor Vicky Curtiss, this seminar will include an introduction for beginners at 9:00 a.m. and continue with card creation and reading from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a break for lunch. (Those who have already had an introduction to SoulCollage are invited to arrive at 10:00 a.m.)


There is a fee for this seminar. To register (required), call the Replogle Center at 312.787.8425.



     Saturday, July 12

     9:00 a.m. Introduction for beginners

     10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Card creation and reading


     Boyle Conference Room on the third floor of Parish House


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fiveCoffee Hour Sponsorship Opportunities
Support a Time of Fellowship and Hospitality

One of the treats of summer months is enjoying Sunday morning Coffee Hour outdoors in our beautiful courtyard.


You can help make these special times of fellowship possible by sponsoring Coffee Hour in honor or memory of a loved one or in recognition of a special occasion.


For more information about you can help Fourth Church embody our spirit of hospitality through Coffee Hour sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Ellis.


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sixAn Encore Thank-You
Inaugural CLL Fundraiser a Success

To all who attended and supported Encore, the inaugural Center for Life and Learning fundraiser held last month, thank you for making the evening a great success! More than $9,000 was raised for the CLL, ensuring that this learning community for seniors can continue to thrive in wonderful ways at Fourth Church.   


While much of CLL programming goes on break over the summer, this vibrant community of those 60 and over will continue to meet in July and August for fitness classes and a film series held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. The first screening will be held this coming Tuesday, July 8. More information, including a complete film schedule, is available online.


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Worship This Week
Sunday, July 6, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 46
    Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 46
    Romans 7:15-25a
    Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Edwin Estevez, Pastoral Resident, preaching
   "Travel Light"
Scripture text:
    Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
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/2014/070614no.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.
Jake Richard Pickut and Mary Barbara Pickut,
   son and daughter of
William and Rebecca Pickut


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

Emily Margaret Hopp and Marek Sebastian Gibiec, June 28, 2014


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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  


Friday, July 25, 2014

12:10 p.m. in the courtyard 

Libby York, 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

Members to serve as liturgists during morning worship services


Aspiring gardeners to help at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm (444 W. Chicago Ave.) on Saturday afternoons, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.


Beverage pourers for Sunday Night Supper from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.


Members to serve as ushers 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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