Worship on Sunday,
With in-person worship suspended, we invite you to join us online for worship
Shannon J. Kershner preaching
The organ prelude begins at approximately 10:45 a.m.
We hope you will join us online this Monday, March 1 for an important conversation about COVID-19 vaccines. Tune in for Shannon Kershner talking with Dr. Kevin Ban, Chief Medical Officer for the Walgreens Corporation and former faculty member at the Harvard Medical School, as they discuss COVID-19 vaccine distribution and implications.
In this informative, twenty-minute interview, Dr. Ban will address common questions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines, including How were the COVID-19 vaccines developed so quickly and are they safe? and What is being doing to ensure all communities have access to the vaccines?
Monday, March 1
7:00 p.m. www.bit.ly/fpcprograms
as well as on our YouTube channel (www.bit.ly/fpcvideos) and via Facebook Live
To listen by phone, dial 888.916.9166 at the time of the event
While there are many ways to support the life-changing work of Fourth Church’s nonprofit community outreach organization, Chicago Lights, as well as our Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, one of the most fun is through the annual Gala of Hope!
This year’s Gala will be an online event, for which registration is free. Hosted by Ron Magers on Friday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. (Central), it will include music by the Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra and raise funds for Chicago Lights and the Replogle Center. We hope you will join us! Sign up here for details and the link.
For details about becoming an event sponsor, contact Laura Woods.
We hope you will join us for worship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (organ prelude begins at approximately 10:40 a.m.). The February 21 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.
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Do you miss connecting with people before and after worship? If so, plan to join us online this Sunday following the congregational meeting 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#
During the season of Lent, we are invited to thoughtfully take up the gifts of faith—worship, study, prayer, and service—in preparation for Holy Week and Christ’s journey to the cross. One way we do that is through our daily Lenten devotions.
Written by Fourth Church members and staff, the devotions are available daily via Facebook and Twitter and by email (sign up by clicking on “Get Email Updates” at the upper right of this page, completing this form, or sending email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org). The devotions are also posted online.
We hope you will find these devotions useful in your personal prayer and reflection during this Lenten season.
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.
The congregation of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was officially dedicated in worship on the morning of February 12, 1871. So what better way to celebrate the founding of our congregation than to do so in the context of worship on the second Sunday of February!
Thus we gathered online on Sunday, February 14, 2021, to give thanks for the legacy of this congregation. The prelude included historical photos, and Pastor Emeritus John Buchanan joined us in worship leadership. Members of our Morning Choir premiered the anthem “A New Heaven and a New Earth” by renowned Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen, which was commissioned especially for this sesquicentennial celebration.
If you were uanble to join us for the worship service or would like to enjoy it again, you can view it online at www.bit.ly/FPCworship; the worship bulletin is available here.
And if you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to take 150 seconds to read the first of our monthly 150th anniversary historical accounts.
Committed to Moving the Dream Forward
We remember and give thanks for the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was born on January 15, 1929. The banner above the Sanctuary doors is a continued expression of our commitment to embrace racial equity by purposely including all people, striving for radical hospitality, and modeling an antiracist approach in all areas. We remain steadfast in our theological conviction that the lives of our Black siblings matter both to God and to us and that their lives are sacred. We are committed to putting that theological conviction into practice and continuing to express it in a variety of ways.
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.
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Website banner photo: Snow on one of the lanterns outside the Fourth Church Sanctuary entrance.