With in-person worship suspended, we invite you to join us online for worship
Rocky Supinger preaching
The organ prelude begins at approximately 10:45 a.m.
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We hope you will join us for worship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. ( organ prelude begins at approximately 10:45 a.m.). The October 25 worship bulletin is available here if you would like to download and print it prior to watching that service.
You can invite friends and family to join in this online worship experience by directing them here to our website or by sharing the link www.bit.ly/FPCworship.
We also share Sunday services via Facebook Live and—for those who use smart TVs or TV streaming devices—via our YouTube channel (www.bit.ly/fpcvideos) at 11:00 a.m. (Central). Those who do not have Internet access can listen via the phone by dialing 888.916.9166 at the time of the service.
Read more about our worship online...
Do you miss connecting with people before and after worship? If so, plan to join us online this Sunday following the postlude for Coffee Hour via Zoom!
Zoom link: bit.ly/fpcfellowship
Meeting ID: 963 5583 1751
Phone: Dial 312.626.6799 and enter meeting ID number 963 5583 1751#
The 2021 Stewardship Campaign for Fourth Church and Chicago Lights invites us to recommit ourselves to “Putting Our Faith into Action.” It is an opportunity for us to reflect on what we are called to do and to become.
In so doing we are invited to prayerfully consider the investment we each will make in our Fourth Church family and its work in 2021.
The Stewardship and Giving Committee asks that you please make your 2021 pledge by Sunday, November 8 so on that day—Commitment Sunday—we can lift up all that we are able to do together through our generous response to God’s blessings in our lives. Read more about the 2021 Stewardship Campaign...
We continue to offer weekly Noonday Concerts online each Friday at 12:10 p.m. You can invite others to watch these online performances by directing them to our website or by sharing the link www.bit.ly/fpcprograms, where you can also enjoy previous performances throughout the week. You can find the program for the October 23 violin concert by Heather Wittels online also.
“It is our Christian responsibility to raise our voices and to say stop to the myriad ways in which our culture does not value Black lives in the same way as White lives. … Thus the Session of Fourth Church has voted to give public voice to the statement that Black lives matter to God and to us. This banner hanging above our Sanctuary entrance affirms for this community what we believe, and it also reminds us of the work we have to do.” Read more ...
For the foreseeable future, our communal worship life will be online only, with a service livestreamed at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.
The church campus remains closed except for limited activities, and programming and fellowship opportunities are taking place online. We invite you to refer to the church calendar, email newsletter, and worship bulletin for details about the many ways to connect online with the Fourth Church community!
Continuing to be Community and Church Together
In this time while we are not in the same place, we remain committed to living out our care for one another and remaining together while apart, we very much we want to hear from you!
Our pastors, Deacons, Stephen Ministers, and other volunteers are available to connect with you by phone and email.
Please let us know by contacting our Pastoral Care Office if you are—or someone you know is—experiencing anger or grief; are in self-quarantine or feeling isolated, lonely, anxious, or sick; or if you are a medical professional or are a provider of essential services, as we want to reach out and care for you in these challenging days.
If you have a prayer request, please contact Dave Handley, our Interim Minister for Pastoral Care, who is receiving these requests as part of our Morning Prayer and Deacon Prayer Ministries.
If you would like to talk to a pastor, please call the church (312.787.4570), and your request will be forwarded to someone on the pastoral staff.
If you would like to have a phone conversation with a Stephen Minister, please leave a confidential message at 312.573.3365. In this season when many of us are struggling to sort things out, Stephen Ministers are available to be God’s listening presence.
If you would like to explore options for teletherapy with our Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, the Center invites you to call them at 312.787.2729, ext. 2260.
Caring for Those in Need:
How You Can Help
Our commitment to reflecting Gods love by caring for those in need and remaining connected while apart depends on all of us. How can you help?
Give online or via Venmo (@Fourth-Church). Your gifts to Fourth Church matter now more than ever! Our expenses continue, as we provide essential services to those in need and find ways to be church together in new ways. We aren’t passing offering plates on Sunday (although we are encouraging people to make an offering gift online). So your generosity in this time makes a big difference!
Provide essential items for those in need. While we can no longer receive individual donations of canned goods, clothing, or hygiene items direct from households, you can order and have shipped to the church the items on our emergency distribution list. as well as the items needed for Meals Ministry to continue to serve those who are hungry.
Sew face masks for health care workers and other providers of essential services. For information about helping our Benevolent Guild sew face masks, contact Nanette Sawyer.
The website banner photo shows the banner hung over the Sanctuary to give public voice to what we believe—that black lives matter to God and to us—and to remind us of the work we have to do.