Worship on Sunday,
October 22

8:00 a.m. Shannon J. Kershner preaching | Communion

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

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

Lucy Forster-Smith at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Congregational Meeting:
     Sunday, October 22

All members are encouraged to attend the congregational meeting called for this Sunday, October 22 in the Sanctuary following the 11:00 a.m service of worship.
     At that meeting, the Senior Associate Pastor Nominating Committee will present to the congregation, for their vote, Lucy Forster-Smith as candidate for the new position, Senior Associate Pastor for Leadership Development and Adult Education,

       Read more in the letter Shannon Kershner recently sent to the congregation.

Cornell Wilson: Why I Give to Fourth Presbyterian Church
“Why I Pledge”
     Member Spotlight

In this Annual Appeal season, Fourth Church members are sharing with us how their participation in this faith community has impacted their lives and how they have chosen to support the mission, ministry, and outreach that goes on here.
       In the first Member Spotlight video, we hear from Cornell Wilson, usher, Deacon, and member of the Senior Associate Pastor Nominating Committee.
       If you have not yet submitted your 2018 pledge to the Annual Appeal, “Called to Be a Church Alive,” please do so by Commitment Sunday, October 29. (You can pledge online here.) The names of all those who have submitted a pledge by or on October 29 will be listed in our expressions of gratitude in the November 12 bulletin.

"Always Reforming"--Marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with Fourth Presbyterian Church
The 500th Anniversary
   of the Reformation

As this autumn we mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, come engage with us in a seven-part sermon series, “Always Reforming,” that invites us to explore together what it means to be part of the Reformed tradition—and to be committed to be “always reforming.” Along the way we’ll use a variety of statements of faith from our Book of Confessions and, in our sermons, look at various topics within our tradition.
       These topics include Sept 24: “Sovereignty of God” | Oct 1: “Priests without Robes (or Tabs)” | Oct 8: “Depraved and Confused” | Oct 15: “Total Grace” | Oct 22: “Gratitude and Responsibility” | Oct 29: “Always Being Reformed” | Nov 5: “Commitment to the City.”
        Our Academy for Faith and Life is also offering a series of adult education classes on topics related to the Reformation and our Reformed tradition. Come be a partner in “always reforming”!

Fourth Fridays at Fourth Church: Evening Taizé Service

Taize at Fourth Presbyterian Church        
On Friday evening October 27—as on the fourth Friday of each month—we will gather in Buchanan Chapel at 7:30 p.m. for a time of quiet reflection, prayer, meditative singing, and renewal at the end of a busy, noisy week.
       This service in the style of Taizé will be preceded by opportunity to participate in a hosted labyrinth walk in Anderson Hall between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Sacred Pause Meditation at Fourth Presbyterian Church
A Time on Tuesdays
     for Meditative Silence

Before starting a busy day, take a break from the relentless pace and stress of daily life to find some stillness and be fully conscious to God, to yourself, and to creation. Join us for “Sacred Pause” Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. in Stone Chapel.

The website banner photo: The fountain in the Michigan Avenue courtyard was a gift from architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1913 during the construction of the Sanctuary and Parish House buildings, which were dedicated a year later in May 1914.

Chicago Lights
Annual Appeal 2018
Annual Appeal 2018