VBS Children to Sing Sunday
Needed: Meals Ministry Volunteers
Curious about the CLL?
A Guided Labyrinth Walk
BBQ Challenge to Support Chicago Lights
oneVBS Children to Sing Sunday
9:30 a.m. Service to Feature Vacation Bible School

Join us this Sunday as the children who attended Vacation Bible School this week will sing at the very beginning of the 9:30 a.m. service. The preschool through fifth graders will sing some of the songs they learned during their VBS adventure to Israel, where they focused on Moses' journey through the wilderness.


We hope to see you then!


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twoWhom Would You Recommend as Church Officers?
Recommendations Due September 22

We're still collecting recommendations for church officers!


If you know someone with gifts for leadership and ministry, consider recommending them for an officer position with Fourth Church or Chicago Lights.


Nominating forms for the offices of Elder, Deacon, Trustee, and Chicago Lights Board are available in the pew racks in the Sanctuary, in the literature racks, and online. You can place completed forms in the offering plate during a worship service, drop them off at the church reception desk, or mail them to the church. Recommendations will be received through Monday, September 22.     

threeNeeded: Meals Ministry Volunteers
Help with Bag Lunches, Sunday and Monday Night Suppers

Are you looking for a way to get involved in mission at Fourth Church? Volunteer with Meals Ministry! From cooks to shoppers to leadership positions, opportunities for helpers of all ages are available with the Bag Lunch program, Sunday Night Supper, Monday Night Supper, and partnerships that help provide for those in need.


More information is available during Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings, by contacting Larry Nicholson (312.981.3382), and online.


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Open House on September 4

Join the Center for Life and Learning as it kicks off its fall programming with its annual Open House on Thursday, September 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Anderson Hall. Drop by then to learn more about this community for men and women sixty years and more and how to participate in its offerings of college-level courses, exercise classes, outings, and more!



     Thursday, September 4, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


     Anderson Hall


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fiveA Guided Labyrinth Walk
A Special Labyrinth Opportunity This Sunday

This Sunday opportunity to attend a guided labyrinth walk in Buchanan Chapel--and a time to learn how you can serve as a labyrinth host--will be held at 12:30 p.m. Join the Labyrinth Ministry Team then to explore this new volunteer role of welcoming walkers to the labyrinth and providing them with general information and approaches to this meditative practice. All are welcome!



     Sunday, August 17, 12:30 p.m.


     Buchanan Chapel


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sixBBQ Challenge to Support Chicago Lights
"Throwdown" between John Vest and Hardy Kim

Feast on delicious barbecue prepared by Fourth Church Associate Pastors John Vest and Hardy Kim--and support Chicago Lights at the same time! Next Friday, August 22, a "BBQ Throwdown" between John and Hardy will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Declan's Irish Pub (1240 N. Wells St.). Ticket packages include a BBQ dinner, side dishes from Declan's kitchen, and drinks.


Proceeds from the cook-off support the six programs of Chicago Lights, the community outreach arm at Fourth Church.


Ticket information is available online.



     Friday, August 22, 4:30 p.m.


     Declan's Irish Pub (1240 N. Wells St.)


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Worship This Week
Sunday, August 17, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
John W. Vest, Associate Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
     Psalm 67
     Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
     Matthew 15:21-28

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Hardy H. Kim, Associate Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 133
    Genesis 45:1-15

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Joyce Shin, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "A View So High"
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 133
    Genesis 45:1-15
    Romans 8:28-30
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/2014/081714no.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.
Luke Thomas Brooks,
   son of Robert and Natalie Brooks


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

Devon Leigh Albert and Brian P. Wojciechowski,  

   August 9, 2014


Heather Megan Ulm and Nicholas J. Jamison,  

   August 9, 2014  


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Music by the Fountain
Free Friday Noonday concerts continue outdoors in the courtyard off Michigan Avenue, by the fountain, in August. 
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 to 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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