Worship on Sunday,
With in-person worship suspended, we invite you to join us online for worship
Rabbi Seth Limmer preaching
The organ prelude begins at approximately 10:45 a.m.
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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.
“Once again the city of Chicago faces outrage and grief over the death of one of its citizens. … Once again a mother has laid her son to rest well before his time. Once again the city rages against injustice with no clear solutions in sight. Once again we feel impotent in the face of so much anger and terror and torment.
“Shall we once again offer our thoughts and prayers? Perhaps we should listen to the words of the prophet Amos: ‘… let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.’”
Read the full April 16 letter from
Sue Krummel, Executive Presbyter, and Ken Hockenberry, Stated Clerk, of the Presbytery of Chicago...
We hope you will join us for worship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (organ prelude begins at approximately 10:45 a.m.). If that time does not fit your schedule, our services are also available to view later in the day and week. You can find the
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, April 18 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 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 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#
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
While we work to develop the foundational parameters that will inform our decisions around reopening and determine the criteria that will guide our decisions, our communal worship life will continue to 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. We also encourage you to watch our March 1 interview with Dr. Kevin Ban on answering our questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
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 we 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 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, please let us know by contacting our Pastoral Care Office. 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.
Website banner photo depicts Easter flowers in the Fourth Church chancel.