Edwin's Last Sunday with Us
Sponsor New Hymnals!
Another Month of Outdoor Concerts
Welcome, New Members!
oneEdwin's Last Sunday with Us
Two-Year Residency Ends This Sunday

Edwin Estevez will complete his two years as a Pastoral Resident with Fourth Church this Sunday, when he will preach at 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. worship. Receptions in his honor will be held following morning worship services during Coffee Hour.


Please join us that day as we take time to thank Edwin for his ministry among us and wish him Godspeed as he prepares to move to Delaware to begin a new worshiping community there!


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twoTaizé and Labyrinth Walk Tonight
A Time of Contemplative Singing and Prayer

A service in the style of Taizé, which incorporates prayer, singing, and silent reflection, will take place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel.


The Taizé service provides an opportunity to gather in a contemplative, prayerful setting at the end of a busy week. Candles; easy-to-learn songs from various countries, traditions, and languages; and a period of silence all contribute to a time to reflect and to open oneself to God.


The service will be preceded by opportunity to walk the labyrinth in Buchanan Chapel between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.



     Friday, June 27

     Between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., Labyrinth Walk

     7:30 p.m., Taizé Service


     Buchanan Chapel

threeSponsor New Hymnals!

Between now and Sunday, September 14, members and friends of Fourth Church are invited to take advantage of a rare opportunity: Sponsoring new hymnals in their family's name, their own name, or in the name of someone they want to memorialize or honor.


Personalized bookplates will be placed in each Glory to God hymnal prior to the first Sunday of Advent, when we will begin using this new Presbyterian hymnal, which Session approved for purchase in December of last year.


Sponsorship forms, as well as additional information about the hymnals--which contain all of the hymns we sing from our current hymnal as well as wonderful new settings of the psalms, more Taizé music, and songs from around the world--can be found online, in the pew racks, and during Coffee Hour this Sunday morning.


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"Music by the Fountain" Continues in August

If you've missed the free Friday Noonday concerts in the "Music by the Fountain" series, you still have one month of outdoor music left to enjoy! Every Friday at 12:10 p.m., various musicians perform fun music in the courtyard off of Michigan Avenue.


So bring a lunch and stop by for some free live music on August Fridays!


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fiveWelcome, New Members!

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


Elizabeth Auer

Kirk Dahlin

Nicole Dekker

Rochelle Didier

James Haugen

Lindsay Joyce

Chase Keane

Kimberly Kruzynski

Eric Moore

Jeffrey Nelson

Evi Oen

Samantha O'Shea

Maria Reese

Samantha Schmitz

Zach Schmitz

Cornell Wilson

Samantha Woo

Jeff Zehr


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Worship This Week
Sunday, July 27, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Edwin Estevez, Pastoral Resident, preaching
   "The Truest Sentence"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 105:1-10
    Romans 8:1-39

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 105:1-11
    Romans 8:26-39

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Edwin Estevez, Pastoral Resident, preaching
   "The Truest Sentence"
Scripture text:
    Romans 8:1-39
Worship bulletins
for this coming Sunday are 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/2014/072714no.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. 

Eliana Marie Hooper,  

   daughter of Justin and Amanda Hooper


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

Dorothy Goerling,  

   July 17, 2014


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

Kelly A. Schmidt and Michael Peter Kenefick,  

   July 17, 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, 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

Friday, August 15, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard
Milan and the Sour Goat

(featuring Edwin Estevez!)


Friday, August 22, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard
Elaine Dame, 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

Volunteers to wash and dry clothes, on rotation, for a Fourth Church family with a chronically ill child, located in zip code 60618


Dessert bakers for Monday Night Supper, on rotation


Individuals to organize and pack supplies on Sunday afternoon for Monday Night Supper, on rotation

Organizing and packing takes approximately thirty minutes.


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


Members to serve on the Chancel Guild to prepare the Communion elements on occasional Saturdays from 8:00 to 10:00 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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