A Great Source for Your Summer Produce
Volleyball Fun at Oak Street Beach
Meditation Tuesdays
You're Invited to a Cookout!
Make a Trip to the Farmstand This Weekend!
Fresh, organic produce is offered for sale throughout the summer at the farmstand at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm (444 W. Chicago Ave.).

Stop by on Saturdays anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to pick out fresh veggies harvested directly from the Urban Farm! Produce typically available includes lettuce, mixed greens, edible flowers, mint, chives, strawberries, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs.


Raising Funds for Fourth Church Meals Ministry

You don't have to walk in the June 20 Hunger Walk in order to help us earn food credits for Sunday and Monday Night Suppers and weekday bag lunches. It's easy to make a donation at our Meals Ministry team page online and thus to help provide much-needed food for our neighbors in need. 


To help us meet our goal of raising $25,000 to support Fourth Church Meals Ministry--which will serve more than 27,500 meals to hungry neighbors this year--we are also looking for more walkers to join our team. Come walk with us on June 20 as we set out from Solider Field for the 5K Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Hunger Walk!


To register to walk with the Fourth Church Meals Ministry team, click here and follow the step-by-step instructions on the registration process.


More information is also available by contacting Norman Clearfield, Meals Ministry Coordinator, at 312.981.3599.  


threeDo You Have Your Encore Tickets?

Next Friday, June 19 is the last day to reserve tickets to Encore, a benefit that combines an elegant cocktail reception in the Gratz Center with an engaging musical event in Buchanan Chapel. All proceeds help support the Center for Life and Learning (CLL), which serves adults sixty and more in our community.


Tom Clear, the popular Music History instructor with the CLL, is putting together an enjoyable evening of music: soprano Desirée Hassler and violinist Zhanna Bullock will join Tom for a selection of pieces from such favorites as Carmen and My Fair Lady.


Reserve your tickets for this fun evening out by using our online registration page; all reservations will be held at the door.



     Saturday, June 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m.



     Gratz Center


four"Great Expectations" This Sunday
A Baby Shower for New Parents

This Sunday, June 14, parents who have welcomed a child into their home in the last year are invited to a "Great Expectations" Baby Shower at 12:30 p.m. in the Page Smith Room.


Come celebrate the latest addition to the family with other new parents while learning about parenting groups and children's programs at Fourth Church! Lunch will be provided.


To RSVP, contact Matt Helms (312.573.3362).



    Sunday, June 14, 12:30 p.m. 



    Page Smith Room   


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fiveVolleyball Fun at Oak Street Beach
Summer Fun with Young Adults

Young adults, are you looking for a fun way to stay active, enjoy the warm summer weather, and make new friends? Join the Young Adults fellowship group for beach volleyball! The group meets at Oak Street Beach on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. through August.


All skill levels are welcome to play and join in fellowship with other young adults. To sign up to receive emails on Mondays about any schedule changes due to weather, email Layton Williams.



     Mondays, 6:30 p.m.



     Oak Street Beach (near Oak Street and Lake Shore Drive)


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sixMeditation Tuesdays
Recharge at the Replogle Center

Are you tired, stressed, overworked?

"Tuesday Evenings at Replogle" offers opportunity for healing and spiritual renewal through meditation.

An introductory meditation session will be held at 6:30 p.m. with meditation immediately following at 7:00 p.m. on June 16 and 30. These drop-in sessions, hosted by the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, will meet in the Boyle Conference Room on the third floor of Parish House. A $10 donation will be received at the door.


The Replogle Center is also offering a gong healing meditation session on Tuesday, June 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Bumpus Room. Marian Kraus, an international recognized healer, will invite participants to experience the power of vibrational healing. A $25 donation will be received at the door.


All faiths are welcome as are all levels of experience with meditation and yoga.



     Tuesday, June 16

     Introduction to Meditation, 6:30 p.m.

     Regular Meditation, 7:00 p.m.


     Tuesday, June 23

     Gong Healing Meditation, 7:00 p.m.   


     Tuesday, June 30

     Introduction to Meditation, 6:30 p.m.

     Movement Meditation, 7:00 p.m.



     Boyle Conference Room, Bumpus Room


Enjoy a warm summer afternoon next Saturday at a community cookout from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm (444 W. Chicago Ave.)! Bring friends and family for food, seasonal activities for kids, and live music. Lunch will be served at noon from the grill and will use ingredients from the Urban Farm.


Also the Farmstand is now open--stop by and check out the Farm's harvest of fresh veggies!



     Saturday, June 20

     12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.



     Chicago Lights Urban Farm

     (444 W. Chicago Ave.)


worshipWorship This Week
Sunday, June 14, 2015
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Victoria G.Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
     "Appearance vs. Character"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 51:10-17
   1 Samuel 16:6-13
   2 Corinthians 5:11-15


9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Baptisms (9:30), New Members (11:00)
Joyce Shin, Associate Pastor, preaching
     "Spiritual Mobility"
Scripture texts:

   Psalm 146  

   1 Samuel 15:34--16:13

   2 Corinthians 3:1-6        


4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Hardy H. Kim, Associate Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 20
   2 Corinthians 5:6-17
Worship bulletins
for this coming Sunday are available online Friday afternoon at
"News and Opportunities"
is the weekly printed newsletter distributed with the Sunday bulletin and is available online Friday afternoon at


from previous weeks are posted online at 


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We give thanks to God for this gift of life together.

Caitlin Page McGill and Matthew Blair Ward, June 6, 2015 
musicConcerts at Fourth Church
The Noonday concerts listed here are free.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary


Music by the Fountain

Free Friday Noonday concerts move outdoors in the courtyard off Michigan Avenue, by the fountain, in July and August.   

Friday, July 4, 2015
Fourth of July; No Noonday Concert

Friday, July 10, 2015
Libby York, vocalist
Jeremy Kahn, keyboardist
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard

July 17, 2015
Roosevelt University Summer Brass Festival
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard


 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

Attendants to staff the Book Nook after the 11:00 a.m. service 


Aspiring gardeners to work at the Urban Farm (444 W. Chicago Ave.) on Saturdays, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

A tour for new volunteers is held each Saturday at 12:00 noon.


Ushers for the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. services 


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