A Great Source for Your Summer Produce
oneA Great Source for Your Summer Produce
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).

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, flower bouquets, onions, peas, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, a variety of herbs, and more.
Raising Funds for Meals Ministry and the EDSSC
There are only a couple of weeks left to register for this month's Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk and support the feeding programs of Fourth Church Meals Ministry and the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center (EDSSC)!
The walk will take place on Saturday, June 25, and Fourth Church Meals Ministry and the EDSSC are fielding a walking team. We still need walkers to join us as well as individuals to support those walking: all points earned and donations received through the team will help provide much-needed food for Fourth Church Meals Ministry's Sunday Night Supper, Monday Night Supper, and midweek bag lunches, as well as the EDSSC's Consumer Choice Food Pantry.
To register to walk with the Fourth Church Meals Ministry and EDSSC team, click here and follow the step-by-step instructions on the registration process.
To make a donation toward food credits for our feeding programs, visit our team page online
More information is also available by contacting Patty Thomas, Supportive Services Coordinator for the EDSSC, at 312.981.3388.  
threeEnjoy a Musical Encore by the Chen Family
Reserve Your Tickets Today
Next Friday, June 17 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.
Robert Chen--Chicago Symphony Orchestra concertmaster--and his family will return to Fourth Church to delight attendees with a musical string quartet performance in Buchanan Chapel that will feature music from Mozart, Haydn, Handel, and Beethoven. The performance will be followed by a cocktail reception in the Gratz Center Commons.
Reserve your tickets for this fun evening out by using our online registration page; all reservations will be held at the door.
     Saturday, June 18
     5:00-7:30 p.m.
     Buchanan Chapel and Gratz Center Commons
fourVolleyball 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.
     6:30 p.m.
     Oak Street Beach (near Oak Street and Lake Shore Drive)
fiveIf You Will Be Traveling
Make a Gift Online
If you are away over the summer, it is easy to make pledge contributions online!
To make a gift, visit, or click on the "To Make a Gift" button at the top left of the Fourth Church website.
worshipWorship This Week
Sunday, June 12, 2016
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "No Need, No Love"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 5:1-8     

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
, Baptisms, New Members (11:00)
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 5:1-8 
   1 Kings 21:1-20    

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, 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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We give thanks to God for the gift of new life.

Mina Lynn Graham, child of Brad and Justine Graham
We give thanks to God for the gift of eternal life.

Derek W. Gordon, May 18, 2016
Diane Foster Montero, June 2, 2016
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Concerts at Fourth Church
Friday Noonday concerts are free.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Thomas Schmidt, organist
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Friday, June 24, 2016
Pacific Boychoir Academy
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Monday, June 27, 2016
The Works of René Clausen
Presented by Manhattan Concert Productions
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

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

Physicians, nurses, or pharmacists
to serve as a medical resource to guests of Sunday Night Supper, 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Sundays

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 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 

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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