Sunday, December 17
Judith L. Watt preaching | Communion
Christmas Cantata | New Members
Abbi Heimach-Snipes preaching | Jazz Communion
“Light Up a Life”—an important year-end support of Fourth Church and Chicago Lights outreach and ministry programs—provides gifts of hot meals for those who are hungry, educational opportunities for those in underresourced areas, global outreach to our brothers and sisters around the globe, and so much more.
This Fourth Church Christmas gift-giving program also offers opportunity to honor family, friends, teachers, neighbors, and colleagues while making a difference in the lives of those served by Fourth Church and Chicago Lights.
Why not share double the joy and make “Light Up a Life” gifts online today
Wednesday, December 20
6:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
A “blue Christmas” worship opportunity acknowledging that for those experiencing grief, loss, struggles, and darkness, it can be difficult to share in the joyous celebrations of Christmas.
Advent—the first season in the church year—began on Sunday, December 3 with the procession of the Advent banner, the lighting of the Advent wreath, and the annual Family Advent Wreath Workshop. It is a season invites us to take time to reflect and to prepare our hearts and lives to receive the gift that comes to us in the stable.
We hope you will join us as we continue on this Advent journey!
Daily Advent Devotions
—available online; by email; on Facebook; on Twitter—
Third Sunday of Advent: Cantata by Charpentier
Sunday, December 17 | during 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship
—“In Nativitatem Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Canticum”—
Sunday, December 24
Fourth Sunday of Advent
11:00 a.m. | Shannon J. Kershner preaching
—This will be our only morning service of worship on December 24—
Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve with Candlelight
4:00 p.m. Children’s Pageant | Matt Helms preaching
6:00 p.m. Family Service with Jazz
8:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols | Shannon J. Kershner preaching
10:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols | Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Monday, December 25
11:00 a.m. Christmas Day Service | Nanette Sawyer preaching
The website banner photo: Each Advent we put out our electric sheep to safely graze outside the cloister.
Annual Appeal 2018