Matt Helms preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Nanette Sawyer preaching
Abbi Heimach-Snipes preaching | Jazz Communion
Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 20
7:00 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral (State and Superior)
Fourth Church Choir singing
Thanksgiving Day Worship
Thursday, November 22
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Vicky Curtiss and Kent Organ preaching
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
12:15 p.m. in Anderson Hall
Prepaid tickets are required: Purchase online through Monday, November 19 or, after Monday, at the reception desk
Thanksgiving Day parking is available at a discounted rate at the 900 parking garage (enter at Rush or Walton). Please note, however, that the discount rate will not be the Sunday morning rate but will be the $17 holiday rate set by the garage.
The $17 parking vouchers for Thanksgiving Day 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.
This month we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Stephen Ministry at Fourth Church.
In the past five years we have trained twenty-nine Stephen Ministers and served more than seventy care receivers. We are grateful to all who give of their time and their gifts to make possible this one-to-one ministry of care and listening for those who are experiencing life’s challenges.
Honor those who are special in your life and remember loved ones with contributions toward the purchase of Advent and Christmas flowers and garlands to decorate the Sanctuary.
A list of those remembered will be printed in the Christmas bulletin. (Contributions must be received by Sunday, December 9 in order for names to be included in the bulletin.) An online gift form can be found here.
Shop for a Difference at Our Fair Trade Bazaar!
Getting ready to do your Christmas shopping? This year why not shop handcrafted gifts from around the world!
Saturday, December 1 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
—in both Anderson Hall and Borwell Dining Room—
Folk art, ceramics, textiles, baskets, jewelry, leather goods, coffee, and chocolate are just some of the many items that will be available from this year’s vendors. The sales at last year’s Fair Trade Bazaar benefited people in more than thirty countries. In doing so, those proceeds supported more than forty families with a year’s income, allowing them in turn to provide food, housing, education, and health care for their families.
Come cross off some gifts on your holiday to-buy list—as well as browse for yourself!—all while shopping for a difference.
The website banner photo: Each November we put out our electric sheep to safely graze outside the cloister. We light them for the first time of the season during the Tree Lighting Parade that is part of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Annual Appeal 2019