It's "Hunger Walk" Saturday
oneIt's "Hunger Walk" Saturday
Support the EDSSC and 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 the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center (EDSSC) and Fourth Church Meals Ministry!
It's also not too late to make a donation to support the team and the food outreach of the EDSSC Consumer Choice Food Pantry and Fourth Church Meals Ministry's Sunday Night Supper, Monday Night Supper, and midweek bag lunches.
To register to walk with the 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.  
     Saturday, June 25
     8:30 a.m. step-off
     Jackson Park (6401 S. Stony Island)
A Candlelit Evening of Prayer, Singing, and Reflection
Join us tonight for our monthly service in the style of Taizé at 7:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel.
The Taizé service provides an opportunity to gather in a contemplative, prayerful setting at the end of a busy week. Candles; easy-to-learn songs from various countries, traditions, and languages; and a period of silence all contribute to a time to reflect and to open oneself to God. We gather for this service on "fourth Fridays at Fourth Church."  
As it is each month, the service will be preceded by opportunity to walk the labyrinth in Anderson Hall between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. This meditative walk takes approximately twenty minutes, and members of the labyrinth ministry team are present to offer guidance for first-time labyrinth walkers. 
     Friday, June 24
     Between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., Labyrinth Walk
     7:30 p.m., Taizé Service
     Anderson Hall, Buchanan Chapel
threeHave a Good Summer Day!
Academic and Arts Program Starts This Monday
Chicago Lights Summer Day, a six-week academic and arts program for first through ninth graders, begins this coming Monday 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. 
fourFree Outdoor Concerts Begin in July
"Music by the Fountain" on Fridays
Bring your lunch and take a break from the busyness of Michigan Avenue--free Friday Noonday concerts at Fourth Church move to the courtyard next week!
Join us at 12:10 p.m. every Friday from July 1 until the end of the summer for "Music by the Fountain," featuring a variety of musical talent, from jazz vocalists to a cabaret duo to a marimba ensemble.
A complete schedule of "Music by the Fountain" Noonday concerts is available online.
fiveMusic Travelers Depart on Monday
A Concert Tour to England and Scotland
Participants in the music trip to England and Scotland leave this Monday for their concert tour. From June 27 to July 6, they will tour such cities 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.
Please keep these travelers in your prayers as they share beautiful music in these historic settings.
sixThank You, Thank You!
We have a double thank-you to say this week in gratitude for the generous support of two expressions of Fourth Church mission and ministry this past weekend.
On Saturday evening Encore took the stage in Buchanan Chapel, with a marvelous musical program followed by a reception in the Commons. More than 150 guests attended this second annual fundraiser for the Center for Life and Learning (CLL), which resulted in more than $15,500 in support of the CLL and its programming for those sixty and over. To the generous sponsors of the event and those who came out and celebrated this program, which celebrated its fiftieth year this year, thank you!
And thank you too to all who enjoyed tasty treats at the youth's bake sale on Sunday morning, helping the Fourth Church youth raise more than $1,700 for their summer mission trip to Asheville, North Carolina.
Thank you, thank you!
worshipWorship This Week
Sunday, June 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Judith L. Watt, Associate Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20       
   Luke 9:51-62  

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Luke 9:51-62     

4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Layton Williams, Pastoral Resident, 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 eternal life.

Beatrice Badal, June 9, 2016
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Fourth Church.
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Concerts at Fourth Church
Monday, June 27, 2016
The Works of René Clausen
Presented by Manhattan Concert Productions
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available through Manhattan Concert Productions

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 1, 2016
The Ivey Ringers
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard

Friday, July 8, 2016
Elaine Dame, vocalist
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard

Friday, July 15, 2016
Heartland Marimba Ensemble
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

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

Gardeners 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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