Worship on Sunday,
Matt Helms preaching
Matt Helms preaching | Jazz at Four Service
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If you are joining us online for worship this summer, please note that our summer worship schedule is Sundays at 10:00 a.m. (Central) (The organ prelude begins at approximately 9:45 a.m.) If the 10:00 time does not fit your schedule, our services are also available to view later in the day and week.
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. The Sunday, June 20 worship bulletin is available here to download.
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 10:00 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 on Sundays following the postlude for our virtual Coffee Hour—a time to meet new people or connect with those you know.
Zoom link: bit.ly/fpcfellowship
Meeting ID: 963 5583 1751
Phone: Dial 312.626.6799 and enter meeting ID number 963 5583 1751#
We are excited to share that beginning this Sunday, June 20, all who would like to worship in person at Fourth Church are invited to do so!
There will be no capacity limits, and preregistration is no longer necessary.
Masks and social distancing will be required for those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. For those who have received the COVID vaccine, the wearing of masks is optional.
We will not be checking vaccination status, but by coming on site you will certify that you do not currently have COVID-19, are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have no reason to quarantine, and will wear a mask and practice social distancing if you are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
The front section of the Sanctuary will be for those required to or choosing to wear masks, with socially distant seating by households. The remainder of the Sanctuary will be open seating, with masks optional.
As a reminder, our summer worship schedule will be
10:00 a.m. service in the Sanctuary (also livestreamed)
4:00 p.m. Jazz at Four service in Buchanan Chapel
Doors will open a half hour before each service. Access will be by Michigan Avenue doors only for the morning service and by the Delaware doors to the Gratz Center only for the Jazz at Four service.
Nursery care and child care will not be available; Sunday School will continue to be held online.
There will be no congregational singing, though humming is permitted.
We have been in conversation with the City of Chicago throughout the pandemic and, most recently, directly with the Medical Director of the COVID Response Bureau regarding the City of Chicago’s guidelines as they pertain to houses of worship. We are grateful to have received the direct clarification late Sunday evening, June 13, that enables us to open up worship more widely this Sunday.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday, whether online or in person!
Read more about the guidelines in place for in-person worship as well as information about continued online opportunities...
“Rhythm and Word: Midweek Music and Prayer” is a new online opportunity for perceiving God and the sacred through spoken word and vernacular forms of music offered by the Jazz at Four Quartet.
This weekly summer offering on YouTube weaves together scripture, prayer, and American vernacular music, specifically jazz and its related genres blues, soul, and Gospel.
Joe Morrow, Rocky Supinger, and the Jazz at Four Quartet have put together the first of these online midweek worship experiences—about 15 minutes in length and made available on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.—which invite us into an experience bringing together the sacred and everyday life.
To receive the weekly “Rhythm and Word” video by email each week, sign up at www.bit.ly/rhythmandwordemail
Join us online over the lunch hour each Friday for our weekly Noonday Concerts, which are livestreamed at 12:10 p.m. You can watch them by clicking on the graphic above or by going to our YouTube channel (www.bit.ly/fpcvideos) or via Facebook Live.
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.
Continuing to Be Church and Community 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 want to hear from you!
Our pastors, Deacons, Stephen Ministers, and other volunteers are available to connect with you by phone and email.
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.
The congregation of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was officially dedicated in worship on the morning of February 12, 1871. So on the second Sunday of February 2021 we kicked off our sesquicentennial celebration!
You can watch that February 14 worship service online on our YouTube channel.
We also encourage you to read our short monthly historical accounts as well as letters from Chicago’s faith leaders and view greetings from Fourth Church friends from across the globe and memories from pastors who formerly served at Fourth Church. These collections will grow over the coming year and can be found on our 150th page: www.fourthchurch.org/150
Website banner photo depicts tulips in full bloom on the Michigan Avenue median in front of the church.