Communion | Lucy Forster-Smith preaching
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Archbishop Elias Chacour preaching
Jazz | Communion | Abbi Heimach-Snipes preaching
Preaching on May 26
We welcome to the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services on Sunday, May 26 Archbishop Elias Chacour, our guest preacher that day. Author of the best-selling Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land,Archbishop Chacour is founder of Mars Elias University in the village of Ibillin in northern Israel. Internationally known for his work fostering peace and justice in Israel and Palestine through education, he also served as the Archbishop of the Melkite Catholic Church for Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, and all Galilee from 2006 to 2014.
On Sunday, May 5 we launched our “Big Questions” sermon series, which has us exploring topics that earlier this year you told us you hoped would be addressed in a sermon.
Our series continues on Sunday, June 2 with “Will we recognize each other in heaven?” and on Pentecost, June 9, we will ask “What’s the deal with the Holy Spirit?” You can read previous sermons in the series online.
Thank You, Officers!
For the past three-years, the following members of this congregation have faithfully served as officers of Fourth Church. We join in expressing our gratitude and appreciation for all they have done and for their time, contributions, and commitment during their term of service.
Deacons: Doug Andrews, Lynne Driver, Nyambi Ebie, Renee Golas, Hannah Kershner, Laura Lewandowski, Craig Morrison, Joni Payne, Brian Satre, Tim Schellhardt, Nicole Spirgen, Devlin Su, Emma Vis, Cornell Wilson, Toni Yang
Elders: Alison Gerlach Blaser, Pam Block, Kathryn Burkhardt, Abbie Fassnacht, Mallory Garfield, Jim Kulich, Holly O’Mara, Tom Payne, Fred Schwartz, John Stracks, Michael Tax, Russell Vilt
Trustees: Cara Crosby, Paul Gignilliat, Don Horvath, Tanya Martin, Marc Miller, John Shonkwiler
Ordaining and Installing New Officers
In what several have described as one of the most moving parts of the church year, on Sunday, May 19, members elected by the congregation at the February Annual Meeting were ordained and installed to serve as officers of Fourth Church. Please keep these new Deacons, Elders, and Trustees in your prayers as they embark on this important ministry.
Deacons: Taposhi Bentley, Caryn Borg-Breen, Kathryn Burkhardt, Rhonda Faulkner, Cathy Flaa, Austin Garfield, Caryn Hank, Elizabeth Kurman, Bruce Leech, Luke Meyer, Colleen Joy Mraz, Mike Pankratz, Stefanie Schumann, Lisa Stracks, Ashley Swidnicki, Elaine Tierney, David A. Wilson, Nora Wiltse, Christian Yonan
Elders: Steve Block, Monica Brown, Tim Calkins, John Collins, Ken Gaines, Jeanne Griffin, Tracy Koogler, Ji Inn Lee, Kelley Lynch, Craig Morrison, Clara Radtke, Tim Schellhardt, Emma Vis, Toni Yang
Trustees: Lynne Driver, Sam Evans, Jeanne Olofson, Tony Ruger, Joe Sifferlen, Anne Voshel, Beverly Washington
The website banner photo depicts tulips in full bloom on the Michigan Avenue median in front of the church.
Annual Appeal 2019