Worship on
July 27

8:00 a.m.   Edwin Estevez preaching | Communion

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.   Shannon J. Kershner preaching

4:00 p.m.   Edwin Estevez preaching | Jazz Communion Service

Edwin Estevez at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Thank You, Edwin!

Sunday, July 27 is Edwin Estevez’s last Sunday with us, as his two-year Pastoral Residency draws to a close.
       Edwin will be preaching at the 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. services that day, and during Coffee Hour, the Congregational Life Committee will be hosting a celebratory reception in his honor.
       Come join us for this opportunity to thank Edwin for his ministry among us and wish him well as he prepares to move to Delaware to begin a new worshiping community!

Reflecting on Haiti: In Words, Music, and Pictures

Check out the video of Fishing for People, a parable skit the youth prepared for the afternoon VBS time with children of Les Cayes!

The latest #lastweekinhaiti reflection from the thirty-two Fourth Church youth and ten adult leaders who spent July 12–18 on a mission trip to Les Cayes, Haiti:

Fourth Presbyterian Church Youth in Haiti

It’s hard to think that only a week ago I was in Haiti. This week I am still trying to process everything I saw and learned. On one of the nights in Haiti Daniel did a short sermon on moments where everything felt exactly right. Moments that we were thirsty for, as he said. After Daniel did that sermon I made a list in my journal of all the moments I wanted to remember. It ended up being a 3-page list.

       Haitian lady hugging me after church for no reason
       Steve pouring water on everyone at the soccer field
       Watching the Haitians vs Americans soccer game
       Little girl singing me happy birthday in Creole

These were just some of the moments on my list. Looking back on the list, memories from Haiti are coming back. I think we should we use the special moments we had in Haiti and learn from them. We should use them to motivate us to act with kindness, openness, and the ability to enjoy the little things just like the Haitians would have liked us to. We should try to act like the Haitians and bring the rich Haitian culture to America.
       By El, who will be a high school freshman this fall

—More reflections, as well as photos and video, are posted online and are added daily as travel participants continue to share their life-changing experiences in Haiti.—

Online Registration Is Open for Our VBS Adventure!

Vacation Bible School at Fourth Presbyterian Church       
Last year our children had a fabulous time journeying with the Apostle Paul to Athens during a great week of VBS. This year’s Vacation Bible School (the mornings of August 11–15) promises another fun Holy Land Adventure, this time by traveling with Moses and the Israelites on their “Wilderness Escape,” offering opportunity to learn how God guides and provides.
        Why not register online today! www.bit.ly/FPCVBS2014

The banner photograph shows balloons from our centennial celebration dancing in front of the 100-year-old leaded glass in Anderson Hall on Sunday, May 18.

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Annual Appeal 2014
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