Worship on First Sunday of Advent,
Matt Helms preaching
Livestream and in person
Matt Helms preaching | Jazz at Four | Communion
The congregation is invited to sing during worship while fully masked. For those for whom being near masked singers is considered a risk, we invite you to choose seating in our social distancing section or join the many who each week worship with us online.
Anyone present on the Fourth Church campus must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. This includes those worshiping with us in person.
We hope you will join us over the lunch hour at 12:10 p.m. on Fridays for our weekly Noonday Concerts, whether in person in the Sanctuary or online for the livestream at www.bit.ly/fpcprograms and our YouTube channel.
For those joining us in person, please note that everyone is required to wear a mask during the entirety of their time on the Fourth Church campus.
Join us in a time of daily prayer and reflection this Advent season as we set aside time to prepare our hearts and lives to receive the gift that comes to us in the stable. Daily Advent devotions will be available beginning Sunday, November 28.
To receive these meditations daily by email, sign up online. We look forward to sharing in this Advent journey with you.
On this weekend of giving thanks, we invite you to use our brief Thanksgiving-themed “Rhythm and Word” video to pause and reflect through song and word.
Remember loved ones and recognize those who are special in your life with contributions toward the purchase of Christmas flowers, wreaths, and garlands. These will decorate the Sanctuary and Buchanan Chapel this coming Advent and Christmas season. A list of those remembered will be printed in the Christmas bulletin.
Contributions can be made online and must be received by Sunday, December 12 in order for names to be included in the bulletin. For more information, contact Andrea Miller.
Again this year Women at Fourth is coordinating our Christmas Wishes efforts to provide gifts for Chicago Lights Tutoring students. This year each student will receive a gift card and a book.
To support the Christmas Wishes project, we are collecting gift cards to Target, Amazon, and Walmart. If you are dropping off gift cards at the church, please mark them to the attention of Simon Crow and designate the amount on the card(s). (We are giving $30 worth of gift cards to each student.)
Due to current shipping delays, Women at Fourth is purchasing all the books that will be given to students but would appreciate monetary contributions to support the book purchases.
Monetary gifts can be made to Fourth Church, noting “Christmas Wishes” in the comments/memo line. For more information, contact Simon Crow.
In addition to worshiping in person at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, we livestream our morning worship service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (Central). (The organ prelude begins at approximately 9:45 a.m.) The service is also available to view later in the day and week.
We share the 10:00 a.m. service via www.bit.ly/FPCworship and—for those who use smart TVs or TV streaming devices—via our YouTube channel (www.bit.ly/fpcvideos).
Those who do not have Internet access can listen via the phone by dialing 888.916.9166 at the time of the service.
The Sunday, November 28 worship bulletin is available here to download.
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!
Throughout this year, we invite you to read our short monthly historical accounts as well as letters from Chicago’s faith leaders. We also encourage you to view greetings from Fourth Church friends from across the globe and memories from pastors who formerly served at Fourth Church. These collections grow over the months and can be found on our 150th page: www.fourthchurch.org/150
On Friday, November 19 we celebrated the sixth anniversary of the dedication of the Andrew Pipe Organ and John W. W. Sherer’s twenty-fifth anniversary as Organist and Director of Music at Fourth Church.
To mark the occasion, organist Aaron David Miller presented a concert with a program that included the premier of “Sonata for a Sacred Space,” a composition by Aaron David Miller commissioned by the congregation in celebration of Dr. Sherer’s twenty-five years of ministry at Fourth Church. Watch the concert online.
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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.