Time 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 1, as Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.
Remember Departed Loved Ones
This Sunday is All Saints' Day, 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 2015 will be read during worship.
threeGratitude for Being Remembered
Planned Giving at Fourth Church
This All Saints' Day 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.
fourService of Remembrance
Featuring Fauré's Requiem
Another opportunity to worship this All Saints' Day will be during a special communion service of remembrance at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Gabriel Fauré's Requiem 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 1, 6:30 p.m.
fiveSmorgasbord of Schools
Learn about Chicago Schools
Parents are invited to attend this Sunday's Smorgasbord of Schools--an opportunity to learn about both public and private, secular and parochial school opportunities for their children.

Parent representatives and information on approximately twenty schools throughout Chicago will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall.
Come collect literature, ask questions, and receive answers from other parents about the next step in your child's education!
    Sunday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
     Anderson Hall
sixCongregational Meeting November 8
A Report from the Youth Ministry APNC
Session has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, November 8 following the 11:00 a.m. service. At that time, the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee will present, for congregational vote, their recommended candidate for Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry.

Please plan to be with us for this important moment in the life of our congregation!
     Sunday, November 8, 12:15 p.m.
sevenMexico Mission Trip
Apply by November 16
Join Tom Schemper, Director of the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, and Spiritual Director Sue Schemper in traveling to Mexico in January to partner with local villagers to build concrete rain cisterns to collect drinkable water. The host for the trip, Todd Luke, serves as a lay missionary in this community and works through the Campechano Presbytery of Mexico and the Outreach Foundation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Participants will also have opportunity to learn about projects that involve agriculture and bee-keeping, worship with a local congregation, see Mayan ruins, and enjoy a weekend at Playa del Carmen.
Applications for this January 18-25 mission trip, which are due Monday, November 16, are available online.
eight"Inclusion Imperative"
A Congregational Workshop
Join us on Sunday, November 15 for "The Inclusion Imperative: Answering the Call to Address Racism in the Church."
This congregational workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room. Please note that a light lunch is available for a small fee.
To register, contact Anne Ellis by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 13. We hope to see you there!
nine"Living and Thriving with Dementia"
Hosted by Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry invites you to attend a presentation, "Living and Thriving with Dementia: Guidelines for Meaningful Communication and Connection," on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Led by Stephen Ministry Leader Jeannine Forrest, an expert in dementia care, together participants will explore such questions as: How do changes in the brain impact language and behavior? Are there ways to more effectively communicate from early through final stages of dementia?
To register (required) contact Carol Allerton at 312.640.5448.
Join Us This Sunday
Want to discover more about yourself and have fun in the process? Come to a SoulCollage® workshop this Sunday, November 1 at 12:30 p.m. in Boyle Conference Room!
Participants will use images from magazines and calendars to create their own SoulCollage® cards and learn how to access inner wisdom through them. SoulCollage® cards can help deal with grief, illness, recovery issues, and self-awareness. Creating and reading these cards taps your imagination and intuition, promotes personal growth, and reveals inner wisdom.

Vicky Curtiss, Kathy Bresler, and Elise Magers will facilitate this afternoon seminar. All materials will be provided. Beginners are welcome.
To register (required), please email Vicky Curtiss; the registration fee may be paid at the door.
     Sunday, November 1, 12:30-5:00 p.m.
     Boyle Conference Room
elevenMusical Tour to the UK
A Trip to England and Scotland
Whether you are a singer or not, we invite you to join us for a Fourth Church choir concert tour to England and Scotland in the summer of 2016, as we enjoy the sights and history of these countries and share in beautiful music in beautiful settings!
From June 27 to July 6, participants will tour cities such as York, Durham, and Edinburgh, where the Fourth Church choir will sing informal recitals. The tour includes a choir concert at St. Giles' Cathedral, where Calum MacLeod is Minister.
Those interested in taking part in this musical trip are invited to pick up a brochure from the literature racks, visit the Fourth Church website, or contact John Sherer.
The reservation deadline for the trip is Tuesday, November 17.
twelveCommitment Sunday: Just One Week Away!
Annual Appeal 2016
Next Sunday, November 8 is Commitment Sunday, a day when we celebrate all that we are able to do together through our generous response to God's blessings in our lives.

As we look ahead to this year's celebration, we encourage everyone to complete a giving response card for the 2016 Annual Appeal for Fourth Church and Chicago Lights prior to worship that day.
If you have not yet had opportunity to complete a response card, please do so today: cards were sent to members' homes and are also available in the pew racks and online.
To those who have already given--thank you! We are deeply grateful for your generosity, which will allow the work and ministry of Fourth Church and Chicago Lights to continue in 2016.
Please join us we individually and together "Give. Grow. Become!" and support the 2016 Annual Appeal, as we continue to be faithful followers of Christ and active citizens of the world in which we live.
worshipWorship This Week
All Saints' Day
Sunday, November 1, 2015
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Matt Helms, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "Beyond and Within"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 146
   Ruth 1:1-18
   Revelation 21:1-6a 

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching 
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 24
   John 12:1-8

6:30 p.m. All Saints' Requiem Service with Communion
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, leading
Featuring Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
   sung by the Morning Choir
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 the gift of eternal life.
Alice L. Lawson, October 23, 2015
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Following the service, a reception will be held in Anderson Hall.
We give thanks to God for the gift of life together.

Tara Layne Price and Brendon John Ashby Peters
, October 24, 2015
Erin Lynn Randall and John Clayton Minoff, October 24, 2015
musicConcerts at Fourth Church
Concerts at Fourth Church
Friday Noonday concerts are free.

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Fauré's Requiem
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Sung by the Fourth Church Morning Choir

Friday, November 6
Maia Surace, soprano
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Cosponsored by the Musicians Club of Women

Friday, November 13, 2015
Thomas E. Gouwens, pianist
(Associate Organist at Fourth Church)
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Friday, November 20, 2015
Mio Nakamura, pianist
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel  

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
Energetic workers to help with Fair Trade Bazaar setup and takedown; Friday, December 4 and Sunday, December 6

for Chicago Lights Tutoring
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

Members to assist leading Junior High Youth on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Members to assist a child
with special needs during 9:30 a.m. Sunday School

for the 11:00 a.m. services

Drummers to perform with the Fourth Church Drumming Circle.
The Drumming Circle is open to anyone who enjoys playing percussion instruments; participants of all ages are welcome. During the 2015-2016 season, the group will play in 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship on the first Sunday of each month, October-May, and rehearse before each gathering.
Experienced cooks for the Melting Pot Cooking Club at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm; Thursdays, 3:00-6:30 p.m.; through 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