It's "Hunger Walk" Saturday
Last Call for 2015 Graduate Names
You're Invited to a Cookout!
Welcome, New Members!
Support Fourth Church Meals Ministry

It's not too late to register for this Saturday's Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Hunger Walk and support the feeding programs of Fourth Church Meals Ministry!

It's also not too late to make a donation to support the team's efforts to raise $25,000.


For every walker that joins the Fourth Church Meals Ministry team, Fourth Church earns $12 in food credits, which are used to purchase food from the GCFD for our Sunday and Monday Night Suppers and the Bag Lunch program.


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


To make a donation now, go to our team page



     Saturday, June 20, 8:30 a.m. step-off



     Soldier Field (1410 Museum Campus Dr.)


A Father's Day Bake Sale

Satisfy your sweet tooth--and support the mission work of Fourth Church youth and Chicago Lights Tutoring students--at this Sunday's annual Youth Bake Sale. Traditional baked goods will be available during Coffee Hour following morning worship services.


Funds raised from the bake sale will support travel and other expenses for the Senior Highs and Tutoring students during their July 11-19 "Justice Journey" trip.



     Sunday, June 21, following 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. services



     During Coffee Hour in Anderson Hall 


threeSmith-Mathers to Preach This Weekend
Mission Co-Workers from South Sudan

Please join us this Sunday morning in welcoming Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather to our pulpit.

Nancy and Shelvis work with the South Sudan Education and Peace Initiative, which Fourth Church has supported with $500,000 of our contribution to the Presbyterian Church (USA) Joining Hearts and Hands campaign.    


We are delighted that Nancy and Shelvis will be with us to preach at all three services this Sunday, and we look forward to learning from them more about the important work of this initiative in South Sudan.



   Sunday, June 21, 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.





fourHave a Good Summer Day!
Academic and Arts Program Starts This Wednesday

Chicago Lights Summer Day, a six-week academic and arts program for first through ninth graders, begins this coming Wednesday here at Fourth Church. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers the students, staff, and volunteers participating in this program for youth from under-resourced neighborhoods.   


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fiveLast Call for 2015 Graduate Names
Baccalaureate Sunday: June 28

This Sunday is the last day to submit 2015 graduate names! If you or someone you know has graduated or is graduating from eighth grade, high school, college, or a graduate or professional program in 2015, please let Shelley Donaldson (312.981.4036) know about this accomplishment.


Graduate names received by this Sunday, June 21 will appear in the bulletin on June 28, which is Baccalaureate Sunday.


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sixYou're Invited to a Cookout!
Festive Fun at the Urban Farm

Sunny skies and warm temperatures are in the forecast for this Saturday--and so is a community cookout at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm! Bring family and friends to the Farm (444 W. Chicago Ave.) from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. for food and live music.


Lunch will be served at noon from the grill and will use ingredients from the Urban Farm.


We hope to see you there as we welcome the summer season!



     Saturday, June 20

     12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.



     Chicago Lights Urban Farm

     (444 W. Chicago Ave.)


Please join us in welcoming those who were received into Fourth Church membership this month:


Cynthia Besecker 

Anthony Gambell 

Karin Gambell 

Soon Kim 

Tonia Kim 

Kevin Rasp 

Nancy Sutherland Van Verst 

Katherine Tuohy 

George Van Verst 


worshipWorship This Week
Sunday, June 21, 2015
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather, South Sudan, PC(USA), preaching
     "Creating Something New"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 133
   2 Corinthians 4:7-18
   Isaiah 65:17-25 


9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather, South Sudan, PC(USA), preaching
     "Creating Something New"
Scripture texts:

   Psalm 133 

   2 Corinthians 4:7-18

   Isaiah 65:17-25         


4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Layton Williams, Pastoral Resident, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 107:1-9, 23-32
   Mark 4:35-41 
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.

Ed Miller and Dale Singleton, June 13, 2015 

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

James Minnis, May 2, 2015

Gracias Guise, June 18, 2015 
musicConcerts at Fourth Church
The Noonday concerts listed here are free.

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

Friday, July 17, 2015
Roosevelt University Brass Fest Ensemble and Gaudete Brass
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard

Friday, July 24, 2015
After School Matters Chorus
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

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