Photos from Our Wilderness Travels!
Tutors Needed for 50th Anniversary Year
Getting to Fourth Church This Sunday
Autumn Salad Shares
An Invitation from Children and Youth
onePhotos from our Wilderness Travels!
A Look Back at Vacation Bible School

Last week our children and their leaders journeyed on a Vacation Bible School adventure with Moses and the Israelites through the wilderness. Check out the photos of the wonderful fun these preschoolers through fifth graders had as they learned how God guides and provides!


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twoSinging with the Chancel Choir
Rehearsal Begins September 4

Are you interested in offering the gift of music during morning worship at Fourth Church? New voices are invited to join the volunteer Chancel Choir, which sings at the 8:00 a.m. worship service each Sunday, September through June.


The Chancel Choir rehearses weekly on Thursdays, beginning September 4, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary Choir Loft and again on Sundays at 7:30 a.m.


For more information, contact John Sherer.

threeTutors Needed for 50th Anniversary Year
Volunteer to Mentor an Underresourced Child

This fall the Chicago Lights Tutoring program is celebrating fifty years of making a difference in the lives of children from Chicago's under-resourced communities. Come be a part of this historic year: volunteers are needed to be tutors and mentors to the 400 first- through twelfth-grade students who participate in the program.


New volunteers are asked to attend one of the following orientation sessions at 6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room: Thursday, September 11; Tuesday, September 16; Wednesday, September 17; or Monday, September 22. RSVP online here.


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Life Time Tri Chicago Triathlon Is August 24

The Life Time Tri Chicago triathlon will take place this Sunday, August 24. Please be advised that those using Lake Shore Drive from Division to Cermak that morning may want to plan alternate routes for getting to worship.


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fiveAutumn Salad Shares
Fresh Produce from the Chicago Lights Urban Farm

Summer may be winding down, but it's not too late to get fresh produce from the Chicago Lights Urban Farm! Community-supported agriculture (CSA) "salad shares" are offered through the fall, with half shares available beginning Saturday, September 6.


The Urban Farm CSA allows direct access to high-quality, organic produce grown on-site and supports the Farm and its many community-oriented programs.


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sixAn Invitation from Children and Youth
Kickoff Sunday Is September 7

All are invited to a time of fellowship and fun as children and youth programming resumes on Sunday, September 7. In addition to regular Sunday School classes being held at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. and youth gatherings for sixth through twelfth graders, the children, youth, and their families will be the hosts of a festive all-church luncheon taking place at 12:00 noon in Anderson Hall. Outdoors in the Michigan Avenue courtyard there will be games and activities and fellowship fun.


We hope you'll join us for this intergenerational event as we kick off autumn at Fourth Church!


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Worship This Week
Sunday, August 24, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Judith L. Watt, Associate Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
     Psalm 138
     Romans 12:1-8

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.  New Members (11:00)
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 124
    Romans 12:1-8
    Matthew 16:13-20

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Romans 12:1-8
    Matthew 16:13-20
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/2014/082414no.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 eternal life.

Carol Hissong,  

   August 12, 2014


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


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


Friday, September 12, 2014

7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Lyric Opera: "A Wondrous Sound"
Tickets available at www.lyricopera.org


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.


New volunteers for the Chicago Lights Tutoring program are asked to attend an orientation sessions. See above for details.


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

Orientation will be provided.


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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