Communion | Judith L. Watt preaching
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Jazz | Communion | Joseph L. Morrow preaching
An Invitation to Walk in the June 30 Pride Parade
The rainbow flag hanging over the Sanctuary steps is a public witness to our welcome of all of God’s children into the life of the church. For more than twenty years, Fourth Church has been a publicly welcoming congregation of LGBTQIA persons.
You are invited to join a Fourth Church contingent in expressing our support of the LGBTQIA community on Sunday, June 30, when we walk in the Chicago Pride Parade with fellow partners in the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches.
For details about where to meet the Fourth Church parade group on June 30, contact Nanette Sawyer.
On Friday evening, June 28, we will gather in Buchanan Chapel at 7:30 p.m. for a time of quiet reflection, prayer, meditative singing, and renewal. This service in the style of Taizé will be preceded by opportunity to participate in a hosted labyrinth walk in Anderson Hall between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. (Our next Taizé service will be this autumn.)
Ten Years of Worshiping with Jazz at Four
Ten years ago this June we began our weekly Jazz at Four afternoon service. If you’ve not yet had opportunity to experience this unique worship opportunity, why not make a point to join us some summer Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel!
You will find a service whose lifeblood is music—specifically jazz, along with its musical cousins soul and blues, as the primary art form through which we praise God in our worship.
You will also find yourself embraced in an experience that strengthens the feeling of community, imaginatively employs visual and musical arts, deepens forms of prayer, and demonstrates the power of the Communion table to help us experience God’s powerful welcome.
Curious? Come join us in praise and prayer, community and welcome, song and moving music!
In our “Big Questions” sermon series, we are exploring topics you told us you hoped would be addressed in a sermon.
In June our series continues as we consider together the following questions: “Will we recognize each other in heaven?” (June 2); “What’s the deal with the Holy Spirit?” (June 9); “What does a Christian have to believe?” (June 16); “What do Presbyterians believe about homosexuality?” (June 23 at 9:30 and 11:00); and “Is Satan for real?” (June 30). You can read previous sermons in the series online.
From the mechanics of the blower in the basement to the pipes high above our Sanctuary floor, the new behind-the-scenes video tour of our Andrew Pipe Organ offers a fascinating look at how this impressive instrument makes its beautiful music.
The website banner photo depicts tulips in full bloom on the Michigan Avenue median in front of the church.
Annual Appeal 2019