This Thursday, August 27 the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) will host its annual Muslim-Presbyterian Interfaith Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Islamic Foundation Mosque (300 W. Highridge Rd. in Villa Park). This year's dinner will be held in honor of the Reverend Bob Reynolds, Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Chicago, before his retirement.
To attend this free event , please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
Thursday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.
Islamic Foundation Mosque (300 W. Highridge Rd. in Villa Park)
Thank you to the students of Chicago Lights CLASS for their beautiful gift of liturgical dance!
This past Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship, the dancers--students in grades five through twelve who spent two weeks at Fourth Church this summer taking part in dance instruction in various styles--accompanied the choir in interpreting the words of the anthem "Bless, O Lord, Us Thy Servants."
Check out our photos to fully experience how the dancers' lyrical movement invited the congregation into deeper engagement with the music and words and enhanced the worship experience.
|Join Us for an Open House on September 12|
|A Presentation, Book Signing, and Raffle|
Save the date: author and pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber is returning to speak at Fourth Church on Monday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Nadia will talk about her new book Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People, which "demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives." A book signing will follow the presentation--with books available to purchase--and the evening will conclude with a fun raffle giveaway.
Don't miss a chance to attend this free event!
Have you considered volunteering with Fourth Church? The Chicago Lights Tutoring 2015-2016 program year kicks off on Monday, October 5--and to make that possible, volunteers are needed to be tutors and mentors! Each volunteer will be paired up with one of 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 10; Monday, September 14; Wednesday, September 16; Tuesday, September 22; or Monday, September 28. RSVP online here.
Come make a difference in the lives of children from Chicago's under-resourced neighborhoods!
|New Validation Tickets for the 900 Garage|
If you park in the 900 N. Michigan garage during Sunday worship or on weekday evenings, please be aware that the garage is replacing its parking validation tickets.
The validation tickets with a magnetic stripe will no longer be accepted after August 23. So please be sure to use the new validation tickets--the ones with a bar code--which you can pick up at the church reception desk.
|Welcome, New Members!|
Please join us in welcoming those who were received into Fourth Church membership this month:
|Worship This Week
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We give thanks to God for the gift of eternal life.
George M. McCallum, July 6, 2015
We give thanks to God for the gift of life together.
James Clifford Haugen and Jeffry James Weber, August 15, 2015
|Concerts at Fourth Church
Friday, August 28, 2015
Music by the Fountain
In August, free Friday Noonday concerts are held outdoors by the fountain in the courtyard off Michigan Avenue.
Laura Freeman and Beckie Menzie:
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard
Concerts at Fourth ChurchIn September, free Friday Noonday concerts return indoors.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Christine Steyer, soprano
Marta Johnson Lettofsky, pianist
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan ChapelCosponsored by the Musicians Club of Women
Friday, September 11, 2015
International Chamber Artists
featuring Patrick Godon, keyboardist
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan ChapelFriday, September 18, 2015
Ian Maksin, cellist
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
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
Experienced cooks for the Melting Pot Cooking Club at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm; Thursdays, 3:00-6:30 p.m.; September 17-December 17
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.