Worship on
November 30

8:00 a.m. Matt Helms preaching | Communion

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

4:00 p.m. Layton Williams preaching | Jazz Communion Service

Give Two Gifts with Each Gift That Lights Up a Life

Light Up a Life Holiday Giving at Fourth Presbyterian Church        
As you begin to look toward doing Christmas shopping, please consider including in your gift-giving those gifts that are life changing.
        Gifts to “Light Up a Life”—the Fourth Church Christmas gift-giving program—honor family, friends, teachers, neighbors, and colleagues while also making a difference in the lives of those served by Fourth Church and Chicago Lights.
        This important year-end support of 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.
         What could be better than gifts that change lives and are easy to make online!

In Worship and Song, Come, You Thankful People, Come!

Near North Ministry Gospelfest with Fourth Presbyterian Church       
On Sunday, November 23 we gathered with our Near North Ministry Alliance partners for the annual Thanksgiving Gospelfest. Then on Tuesday, November 25 we joined together with our neighbors at Chicago Sinai Congregation and Holy Name Cathedral for the Community Interfaith Thanskgiving Service.
       We will continue giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day, when Joyce Shin will preach at our annual Thanksgiving Day Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We will share Thanksgiving dinner together afterwards in Anderson Hall. Tickets, which are required (space is limited, so make your reservations soon!), are available at the reception desk.
       Thanksgiving Day parking for the Thanksgiving Day worship service and dinner is available at a discounted rate at the 900 parking garage. Please note, however, that the discount rate will not be the Sunday morning rate but will be the $16 holiday rate set by the garage. The $16 vouchers can be purchased with cash or check at the church reception desk on Thanksgiving morning. There will then be no additional fee when validating your ticket at the garage upon exit.

Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Gratitude for the
    Gratz Center

Two years ago, on Sunday, November 18, 2012, we dedicated the Gratz Center to the glory of God and opened it for use.
       Today we give thanks for the vibrant mission and ministry that this wonderful space supports.
        We also remain deeply grateful for the generous gifts of treasure, time, and talent that made possible not only building this addition to our campus but also the ongoing support of all that takes places within its walls.

About the website banner photo: Autumnal leaves color the trees outside the cloister and next to the Sanctuary entrance.

Chicago Lights
Annual Appeal 2014
Annual Appeal 2015