This Sunday Is Trinity Sunday
oneThis Sunday Is Trinity Sunday
Celebrating the Mystery of God as Three in One
This Sunday we will observe Trinity Sunday, the day when the church celebrates the mystery of God as Three in One: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; one God who is Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter.
Come to a "Lunch and Learn" This Sunday
Want to meet the youth ministry staff? Learn more about youth programs at Fourth Church? Or find out how to get involved with such Fourth Church Youth initiatives as the Summer Youth Mission Trip or the Urban Youth Mission program? Then join us for a Youth Ministry Lunch and Learn this Sunday!
Associate Pastor Rocky Supinger and the youth ministry staff will talk about their work, the junior and senior high programs, and opportunities for members to connect with the youth in our congregation through a variety of volunteer opportunities.
We hope you'll stop by the Bumpus Room after 11:00 worship!
     Sunday, May 22
     12:15 p.m.
     Bumpus Room
threeNo Sunday School until June 5
Sunday School classes will not be in session this Sunday or next Sunday, May 29.
Parents are encouraged to have their children join them in worship on those Sundays. There will be worship activity folders available from the ushers, and the Nursery on the first floor of the Gratz Center will also be open to prekindergarteners from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m..
Summer Sunday School--with classes meeting at 9:30 a.m. only--will begin on Sunday, June 5.
fourThe Farmstand Is Open!
A Great Source for Seasonal Produce
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 (depending on the season) includes lettuce, spicy greens, kale, Swiss chard, scallions, onions, peas, beans, radishes, salad turnips, squash and zucchini, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, heirloom large tomatoes, sweet peppers, beets, spinach, okra, basil, cilantro, dill, mint, flower bouquets, and more.
fiveDo You Have Gifts for Listening and Compassion?
Become a Stephen Minister
If you're someone who feels compassion for others in their life challenges and wants to lend a listening ear, then consider pursuing Stephen Ministry training.
Stephen Ministers offer one-to-one caring relationships to support those who are experiencing challenging times, such as loneliness, unemployment, hospitalization, or loss. Each Stephen Minister goes through fifty hours of training, the first session of which will be offered on Saturday, September 10.
Those interested in becoming a Stephen Minister are encouraged to complete an application--available online or by contacting Carol Allerton (312.640.5448)--and return it to the church office by Monday, August 1.
More information about Stephen Ministry is available online or by contacting Judy Watt.
sixAre You or Someone You Know Graduating?
Honoring Graduates on Baccalaureate Sunday
If you or others you know have graduated or are graduating from eighth grade, high school, college, or a graduate or professional program in 2016, please let Rocky Supinger know!
Graduate names received by Monday, June 20 will appear in the bulletin on June 26, which is Baccalaureate Sunday.  
sevenNatalie Moore on Her New Book
This Monday: A Reading and Book Signing
On Monday we will welcome back WBEZ's Natalie Moore, who participated in our January Michigan Avenue Forum on mass incarceration. This time she returns to Fourth Church to read from her new book The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation.
In this important narrative, Chicago native Ms. Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation on the South Side of Chicago through reported essays, showing the life of these communities through the stories of people who live in them. The South Side shows the devastating impact of Chicago's historic segregation--and the ongoing policies that keep it that way.
Copies of Ms. Moore's book will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be a book signing after the reading.
     Monday, May 23
     7:00 p.m.
     Anderson Hall
eightDid You Miss Getting a Stock Certificate?
Invest in the Summer Youth Mission Trip
Want to support the Fourth Church Youth summer mission trip to Asheville, North Carolina, but missed out on buying stock at Coffee Hour? You can still offer your support online!
Stock is available online here, and you can buy as many shares as you'd like. After becoming a shareholder, you will receive a stock certificate to print, and you will also be invited to the shareholders meeting later this summer.
We hope you'll take stock in this worthwhile cause!
worshipWorship This Week
Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Rocky Supinger, Associate Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 8   

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "Dancing in a Circle"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 8

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Nanette Sawyer, Minister for Congregational Life, preaching
Scripture texts:
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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Concerts at Fourth Church
Friday Noonday concerts are free.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Chicago Ensemble
7:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Tickets available through Chicago Ensemble | 773.558.3448

Friday, May 27, 2016
John W. W. Sherer, organist
(Organist and Director of Music at Fourth Church)
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Friday, June 3, 2016
Mary-Christine Stingley, flutist
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Cosponsored by the Musicians Club of Women

Friday, June 3, 2016
A Concert in the Organ Dedication Series
   featuring Ken Cowan, organist
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Cosponsored by Michael Quimby

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

Summer Day volunteers
to work with students in first through ninth grades for six weeks, June 27-August 4.
Available Summer Day roles include classroom assistants, art class assistants, mealtime helpers, and field trip chaperones. Times vary based on position. New volunteers are asked to attend an orientation session in Room 5G on Thursday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m. or Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. RSVP online here.

to volunteer at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm (444 W. Chicago), Saturdays, 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m.

Greeters and ushers
for the 4:00 p.m. jazz worship service 

Nursery caregivers
during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship 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

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