Worship on Sunday, January 21

8:00 a.m. Rocky Supinger preaching | Communion

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

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

4:00 p.m. Alex Wirth preaching | Jazz Service with Communion

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Events | Fourth Presbyterian Church        
The Fourth Church Racial Equity Council invites you to take part in the following opportunities offered this weekend in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

A labyrinth walk on Saturday, January 13, between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., in Buchanan Chapel as a time to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and also reflect on racial equity and nonviolence.

A performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah on Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. at Auditorium Theatre. (Use code RECFPC for our group discount on reservations.)

A “Faith in Action” assembly with the Community Renewal Society on Monday, January 15 at Old St. Patrick's Church. (Register online.)   

Youth and Youth Leaders: Sign Up by January 21!

Fourth Church Youth 2018 Mission Trips | Fourth Presbyterian Church       
We have four exciting youth mission trips planned for the summer of 2018: trips to Detroit, Cuba, Missouri, and Montreat. If you would like to travel with us—either as a youth participant or an adult leader—please be sure to fill out the trip application by Sunday, January 21!

Stephen Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Stephen Ministry Applications:
   Due Friday, January 19

Individuals experiencing life challenges can benefit from being paired with a Stephen Minister, who offers a supportive, listening presence. The next fifty-hour training course for new Stephen Ministers begins February 3.
        Those interested in making a two-year commitment to serve as a Stephen Minister are asked to complete an application by Friday, January 19.

Calvin College January Series Shown at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Lunch-Hour Lectures

Why not start the new year with “15 Days of Free Liberal Arts Education”! The January Series of lectures offered by Calvin College offers an intriguing variety of topics and speakers, all shown via live video feed at Fourth Church.
        Come join us on an intellectual journey this January, at 11:30 a.m. on weekdays between January 3 and 23 (except Monday, January 15) in the Page Smith Room.

Get Your Tickets Now for the 2018 Gala of Hope!

Gala of Hope with Chicago Lights at Fourth Presbyterian Church       
While there are many ways to support the life-changing work of Fourth Church’s nonprofit community outreach organization, Chicago Lights, as well as our Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, one of the most fun is through the annual Gala of Hope! You can ensure we have a place for you at this year’s 25th anniversary benefit by making your reservations online today.
       Then mark your calendar for Friday, March 2, when we’ll gather at the Radisson Blu Aqua for an elegant evening of dinner and dancing—paired with fabulous live and silent auctions—all to support the work of serving those in need in our city.
       We still need additional event sponsors; read more about sponsorships here. 

Lucy Forster-Smith | Senior Associate Pastor at Fourth Presyterian Church
Welcome, Lucy!

Please join us in extending a warm Fourth Church welcome to Lucy Forster-Smith, who joins us in ministry this month.
       Lucy, who comes to us from Harvard University, was elected by the congregation to serve as our new Senior Associate Pastor for Leadership Development and Adult Education.
       As you see Lucy in the weeks ahead, please take a moment to say hello and introduce yourself.
       You can read more about Lucy here.

The website banner photo: Snow outlines the entrance to the Fourth Church Sanctuary.

Chicago Lights
Annual Appeal 2018
Annual Appeal 2018