Time to Set Your Clocks Back!
All Saints' Day
Gratitude for Being Remembered
Service of Remembrance
Thank You for Your Pledges!
Greet the Esperanza Artists
A Taste of Stephen Ministry
Bring a Buddy to GLOW
Last Sunday for Immigration Donations
Welcome, New Members!
oneTime to Set Your Clocks Back! 
Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

It's time to "fall back" again and gain an hour of sleep!


Be sure to set your clocks back for Sunday morning, November 2, as Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.

twoAll Saints' Day Labyrinth Walk
A Reflective Time in Buchanan Chapel

Join us this Saturday, November 1--All Saints' Day--for a special opportunity to attend a hosted labyrinth walk between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. in Buchanan Chapel.


As we walk, we will meditate upon the people of faith who have influenced us and who are among the communion of saints we remember this weekend.  



     Saturday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


     Buchanan Chapel

threeAll Saints' Day
Remember Departed Loved Ones

This Sunday is All Saints' Sunday, a day when we remember the faithful who have gone before us and honor departed loved ones. As part of that observance, the names of all Fourth Church members who have entered the Church Triumphant in 2014 will be read during worship.


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Planned Giving at Fourth Church

This All Saints' Sunday also offers opportunity for us to remember with gratitude those who have gone before us and in their planned giving remembered those who would follow them in ministry here at Fourth Church.


These legacy gifts ensure the continued vitality of Fourth Church from one generation to the next.


For information about including Fourth Church in your planned giving, please contact Katy Frey Bever.


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fiveService of Remembrance 
Featuring Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna

Another opportunity to worship this All Saints' Sunday will be during a special communion service of remembrance at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna will be sung by the Morning Choir during the service.


We hope you will join us for this reflective service as we remember all departed loved ones.



    Sunday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.




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sixThank You for Your Pledges!
Annual Appeal 2015

Thank you to all who made a 2015 Annual Appeal pledge on or before our October 26 Commitment Sunday!   


The pledge of each one of us matters deeply to the ongoing life and work, to the mission and ministry of Fourth Church. It is our support that makes it all possible--the worship and outreach, the sharing and caring, the teaching and learning.


If you have not yet responded to the Annual Appeal, please take a moment to submit a pledge online.


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sevenGreet the Esperanza Artists
A Reception in the Loggia

This Sunday the artists whose work is currently featured in the Loggia will be with us from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. to talk about their art.


Please take a moment to express your appreciation to these artists, who are among the developmentally challenged adults and children served by Esperanza Community Services, learn more about their artistry, and thank them for sharing their work with us.


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eightA Taste of Stephen Ministry
Opportunity to Support Others

Do you have gifts of mercy, encouragement, and listening? Join us for "A Taste of Stephen Ministry" on Sunday, November 16 at 12:30 p.m. to learn how you can use these qualities to help others!


Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one caring relationships to those who need support during challenging times. Training of new Stephen Ministers begins in January.


We hope you'll stop by on November 16 to learn more about this important ministry at Fourth Church!



     Sunday, November 16, 12:30 p.m.


     Page Smith Room


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nineBring a Buddy to GLOW
Associates Board Gala Next Saturday

It's not too late to get your tickets for GLOW, the annual Chicago Lights Associates Board gala, held next Saturday, November 8. Bring a friend and receive a discount! "Bring-a-buddy" tickets--along with regular tickets--are available online here.


GLOW, a social and philanthropic event hosted by young professionals, will feature a look at the "David Bowie Is" exhibition, Chicago's DJ Sye Young, complimentary drinks, appetizers from Wolfgang Puck Catering, cupcakes from Sprinkles, and an afterparty at Cuvee.


All proceeds benefit the community outreach programs of Chicago Lights.



     Saturday, November 8, 8:00 p.m.


     Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.)


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tenLast Sunday for Immigration Donations
Supplies Being Collected at Coffee Hour

This Sunday is the last day to donate supplies for the hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children in Chicago. These children receive assistance from Heartland Alliance while they await being reunited with a relative or being taken under care by the federal foster care system. 


To assist in meeting the needs of these children, Fourth Church has been collecting school and art supplies, books, clothing, and other supplies--and this Sunday is the last day to donate!


A list of needed items is available online here. Donations can be dropped off at Coffee Hour following Sunday morning worship services or at the reception desk.


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elevenWelcome, New Members!

Please join us in welcoming those who were received into Fourth Church membership last Sunday during the 4:00 p.m. service:


Gina Coffee

Kelly Holmes


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worshipWorship This Week
All Saints' Sunday, November 2, 2014
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 107:1-8, 33-37
    Matthew 23:1-12

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
    Psalm 107:1-8, 33-37
    Matthew 23:1-12

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Layton Williams, Pastoral Resident, preaching
    "The Shadow of Moses"
Scripture text:
    Psalm 147:1-11
    Joshua 3:7-17

6:30 p.m. All Saints' Requiem Service with Communion
Judith L. Watt, Associate Pastor, leading
Featuring Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen
   sung by the Morning Choir
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/2014/110214no.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.

Karen Short, October 24, 2014

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.


Margaret (Greta) Telford, October 26, 2014


Ardelle Walski, October 29, 2014


We give thanks to God for the gift of new life together.
Sara Kathleen Reckley and Matthew Ross Kerndt,
    October 25, 2014


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musicConcerts at Fourth Church
The Noonday concerts listed here are free.

Sunday, November 2, 2014
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
All Saints' Requiem Service with Communion
Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen
sung by the Morning Choir


Friday, November 7, 2014
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Megan Bell, soprano
Richard Bell, cellist
Pedro Yanez, pianist
Cosponsored by the Musicians Club of Women

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
7:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Chicago Ensemble
Tickets available through Chicago Ensemble
www.thechicagoensemble.org | 773.558.3448


Friday, November 14, 2014
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary 

Roosevelt University Choirs 


A complete concert schedule is available online.

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volunteerVolunteer 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

Tutors for the Chicago Lights Tutoring program
Tutors are needed one evening a week--Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday--from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. New volunteers are asked to attend an orientation session. A schedule is available here.

Audio recording equipment operators for Sunday morning worship services 

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


Instructors for In2it Caf� enrichment courses for children prior to Chicago Lights Tutoring

Share your hobbies and activities! Classes include art, chess, acting, knitting, martial arts, yoga, scrapbooking, crafting, playing guitar, fitness, singing, improv, healthy cooking, science, drumming, cheerleading, dance, computers, creative writing, and more. The time commitment is from 5:25 to 5:55 p.m., one evening a week.      


Volunteers to wash and dry clothes for a Fourth Church family with a chronically ill child


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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