Music by the Fountain Is Back!
Youth Heading to Haiti
School Supplies Needed
Just What Your Salad Needs
Sending Off the Pipe Organ
oneMusic by the Fountain Is Back!
Free Noonday Concerts in the Courtyard

Bring your lunch and take a break from the busyness of Michigan Avenue--free Friday Noonday concerts at Fourth Church moved to the courtyard today! Join us at 12:10 p.m. every Friday the rest of the summer for "Music by the Fountain," featuring a variety of musical talent, from jazz vocalists to a cabaret duo to a rock band with Fourth Church Pastoral Resident Edwin Estevez (on August 15).


A complete schedule of "Music by the Fountain" Noonday concerts is available online.


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twoRSVP for Our Iftar Dinner
An Evening of Interfaith Dialogue and Fellowship

You're invited to join our Muslim brothers and sisters for a special Iftar dinner and presentation during Ramadan. Next Saturday, July 19 we will gather for an evening of dialogue and friendship, offered in partnership with the Fourth Church Interfaith Resource Committee and the Niagara Foundation. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation, which is free and open to the public, by Zeki Saritoprak on the role of Jesus in Islam. The talk will be preceded by opening remarks from Martin Marty.


Afterwards, an Iftar dinner will be held in Anderson Hall. As space is limited, reservations are required for this time of shared meal and fellowship. Tickets are available online.


We hope you'll join us for this special evening of interfaith fellowship and reflection!



     Saturday, July 19


     6:30 p.m. presentation in Buchanan Chapel

     8:15 p.m. dinner in Anderson Hall

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Mission Work in Les Cayes

This evening thirty-two senior high youth and ten leaders will begin their travels to Haiti, the destination for this year's summer work camp mission trip. During the weeklong trip, the group will stay in Les Cayes on the southern coast and partner with Praying Pelican Mission to build benches for a local school and visit with children in one of Haiti's many orphanages.


Please keep our youth and their leaders in your thoughts and prayers during their travels and time of work and fellowship.


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Donate or Help Receive, Sort, and Distribute

The annual School Supply Drive is off to a great start--but we still have lots of supplies to collect and organize for our children and youth connected with the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, Summer Day, and Tutoring programs.


Filled backpacks and school supplies are being collected at morning Coffee Hour on Sundays and at the reception desk during the week. You can also sign up there to fill a backpack for a child, donate school supplies, or help receive, sort, and distribute school supplies and backpacks.


Stop by Coffee Hour this Sunday or visit the School Supply Drive web page for more information about how you can help!


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fiveJust What Your Salad Needs!
Farm Stand and Salad Share Veggies

Fresh, organic produce is offered for sale throughout the summer at the Farm Stand at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm (444 W. Chicago Ave.). Stop by on Saturdays anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to pick out fresh veggies harvested directly from the Urban Farm. Produce typically available includes lettuce, mixed greens, edible flowers, mint, chives, strawberries, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs.


For those who would like a regular supply of produce, check out the Urban Farm's Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, or "subscription farming." Members purchase subscriptions, or weekly "shares," of fresh produce from a local farmer. The Urban Farm CSA "Salad Shares" allow members to have direct access to high-quality, fresh, organic produce grown on-site. In return, those shares help support the Farm and its many community-oriented programs.


More information about CSA Salad Shares through the Urban Farm is available online here or by contacting Ben Jaffe (312.252.3597).


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sixSending Off the Pipe Organ

This Sunday will be our last Sunday with the pipe organ before it is repaired, rebuilt, and reinstalled. On Tuesday, Quimby Pipe Organ will begin removing the organ console and pipes--a process that, given the complexity, may take up to three weeks. The pipes and console will then be taken to Missouri, where for the next 18 months they will undergo repair and rebuilding.


As we did in 2006, during renovations in the Sanctuary, we will be using an electronic organ during worship beginning next Sunday, July 20. That temporary organ, which was delivered today, will be used until late 2015, when we will celebrate the return of our rebuilt and expanded pipe organ. For all who have helped make this project possible, thank you!


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Worship This Week
Sunday, July 13, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Hardy H. Kim, Associate Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 119:105-112
    Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Baptisms
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 119:105-112
    Matthew 13:1-9

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "Anywhere and Everywhere"
Scripture text:
    Psalm 119:105-112
    Matthew 13:1-9
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/2014/071314no.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 together.

Stephan G. Gregorowicz and Danielle Nicole Foley, July 5, 2014


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

Marilyn Daleo, June 21, 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 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

Friday, August 1, 2014

12:10 p.m. in the courtyard
Paul Marinaro, vocalist

Friday, August 8, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard
Menzie and Michael, cabaret duo 

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


Sunday Night Supper dining room helpers to assist with setup, beverage pouring, hosting, and cleaning from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., on sign-up basis
Small groups are welcome. 

Bag lunch assemblers and distributors on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. or 11:50 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., on rotation


Dessert bakers for Monday Night Supper, on rotation 


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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