No Sunday School until September 7
Joining the Handbell Choir
Have Fun at VBS!
Disaster Assistance Offering
oneNo Sunday School until September 7
Classes on Break through August

Sunday School classes will not be in session this Sunday, August 10 or on Sundays, August 17, 24, or 31.


Parents are encouraged to have their children join them in worship on those Sundays. There will be worship activity folders available from the ushers, and the Nursery on the first floor of the Gratz Center will also be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to prekindergarteners.


Save the date for Sunday, September 7 when Sunday School will resume at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. with the Fall Children and Youth Kickoff Sunday!


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twoNeeded: School Supplies
School Supply Drive Continues

We're preparing to distribute school supplies and filled backpacks for children and youth connected with the Chicago Lights Urban Farm and Tutoring programs later this month--and we still need your help!


Donations for the annual School Supply Drive, organized by Women@Fourth Connect, are being collected at morning Coffee Hour on Sundays and at the reception desk during the week. Plastic supply boxes, large-display solar calculators, and folders are especially needed.


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

threeJoining the Handbell Choir
Rehearsals Begin September 7

The Fourth Church Handbell Choir is looking for ringers! Whether you have years of handbell experience or are new to the instrument, all levels are welcome. Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings, beginning September 7, from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. in the Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft.


The five-octave Handbell Choir periodically participates in the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services and performs a variety of handbell literature.


For more information about joining the Handbell Choir, contact John Sherer.


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Vacation Bible School Next Week

A favorite week of the year for children at Fourth Church begins this coming Monday: Vacation Bible School will be held the mornings of Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15.


We wish children and volunteers a fun week as they go on a wilderness adventure with Moses and the Israelites!


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fiveDisaster Assistance Offering
A Special Offering This Sunday

Thousands of immigrant children are flooding to our country to escape dire conditions in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. This Sunday we will receive a special offering to support the efforts of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) to minister to them. 


PDA is supporting Presbyterian churches and PC(USA) mid-councils as they provide a compassionate response to the children's needs. You can also contribute to this offering online or by mailing a check directly to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 (designated to DR000095-Refugee Emergencies).


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Worship This Week
Sunday, August 10, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "Alien No More"
Scripture texts:
     Psalm 85:8-13
     Leviticus 19:17-18, 33-34
     Matthew 25:31-46

9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Baptisms
Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "Alien No More"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 85:8-13
    Leviticus 19:17-18, 33-34
    Matthew 25:31-46

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Matt Helms, Minister for Children and Families, preaching
   "Called to Swim"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 139:1-18
    Matthew 14:22-33
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/2014/081014no.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.

Danielle Marie Lutz and Glenn Robert Richter,  

   August 2, 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 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


Friday, August 29, 2014

12:10 p.m. in the courtyard

Arlene Bardelle, vocalist  


In September, Noonday concerts return indoors in either Buchanan Chapel or the Sanctuary.


Friday, September 5, 2014
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Georgia and Louise Mangos, piano duo
Cosponsored by the Musicians Club of Women

Friday, September 12, 2014
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Marc Stingley, 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


Audio recording equipment operators for Sunday morning worship services

This volunteer opportunity is available immediately. Training will be provided.


Labyrinth walk hosts to serve as a welcoming presence and to offer guidance on walking the labyrinth

Orientation will be provided.


Sunday School teachers at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. for the fourth- and fifth-grade class and at 9:30 a.m. for the preschool class


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


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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