Worship on
September 15

8:00 a.m. Communion | Victoria G. Curtiss preaching

9:30 a.m. Shannon J. Kershner preaching

11:00 a.m. New Members | Shannon J. Kershner preaching

4:00 p.m. Jazz with Communion | Nanette Sawyer preaching

After Hurricane Dorian:
     Responding to Need

This Sunday we will receive a special offering for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to respond to immediate and long-term needs of those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. Gifts, which will be distributed through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, can be made by using the Disaster Assistance envelopes in the pew racks, by writing “Disaster Assistance” on the memo line of a check made payable to Fourth Presbyterian Church, or online.

Calling All Creatures Great and Small . . .

Blessing of the Animals at Fourth Presbyterian Church       
Get your pets ready for an outing to the Michigan Avenue courtyard on Saturday, September 28. We’ll be gathering that day at 10:00 a.m. for a Blessing of the Animals service of song and story, giving thanks to God for the creatures that bless our lives. If you’d rather not bring your pets, please bring photographs of them and join us as we celebrate the wonders of God’s creation and our relationships with its creatures, great and small!

Needed: More Recommendations for Church Officers!

Officer Ordination at Fourth Presbyterian Church       
The Nominating Committee is looking for recommendations of Fourth Church members they should consider to serve as Elders, Deacons, Trustees, or members of the Nominating Committee or Chicago Lights Board beginning in spring 2020. In particular, the committee is searching for individuals who have demonstrated gifts for leadership and a commitment to the life and ministry of this congregation.
       Please take a moment to complete the recommendation form online, or pick up a copy from the pew racks or literature racks and return it to the church office.

Stephen Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Stephen Ministers: A Listening Presence During Challenging Times

Recognizing that many of us come to a point in our lives when we are struggling to sort things out, Fourth Church Stephen Ministers are available to be God’s listening presence.
        Through ongoing, confidential one-to-one relationships for as much as one hour per week, Stephen Ministers provide love and care to those who are experiencing challenging times.
        If you or someone you know would benefit from a relationship with a Stephen Minister or you would like to learn more about Stephen Ministry at Fourth Church, please visit our Stephen Ministry page.

The website banner photo shows a bird on the fountain in the Michigan Avenue courtyard. The fountain was a gift from architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1914, the year the Sanctuary and Parish House buildings were dedicated.

Chicago Lights
Annual Appeal 2018
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