Sunday, December 8
Communion | Matt Helms preaching
Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Baptisms | Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Jazz | Communion | Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Advent Lessons and Music | Lucy Forster-Smith leading
Are you ready to do your Christmas shopping? This year why not shop handcrafted gifts from around the world!
Saturday, December 7 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8 | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
—in both Anderson Hall and Borwell Dining Room—
Folk art, ceramics, textiles, baskets, jewelry, leather goods, coffee, and chocolate are just some of the many items that will be available from this year’s vendors. The sales at last year’s Fair Trade Bazaar benefited people in more than thirty countries. In doing so, those proceeds supported more than forty families with a year’s income, allowing them in turn to provide food, housing, education, and health care for their families.
Come cross off some gifts on your holiday to-buy list—as well as browse for yourself!—all while shopping for a difference.
Give thanks for and honor those who are special in your life and remember loved ones with contributions toward the purchase of Advent and Christmas flowers and garlands to decorate the Sanctuary.
A list of those remembered will be printed in the Christmas bulletin. (Contributions must be received by Sunday, December 8 in order for names to be included in the bulletin.) An online gift form can be found here.
Advent—the first season in the church year—begins on Sunday, December 1. It is a season that invites us to take time to reflect and to prepare our hearts and lives to receive the gift that comes to us in the stable.
We hope you will join us in this Advent journey!
Daily Advent Devotions
—available online; by email; on Facebook; on Twitter—
Advent Jazz Worship
Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 | 4:00 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Festival of Advent Lessons and Music
Sunday, December 8 | 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
—followed by the annual Cookies-and-Cocoa reception in Anderson Hall—
Fourth Sunday of Advent: Cantata
Sunday, December 22 | during 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship
—“A Winter’s Night” by Cecilia McDowall—
This Advent we invite you to join us in reflecting on a word of the season for each day.
Look for where you see that Advent theme in the world around you. Then take and post to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter a photo that captures or conveys what that word means to you in the context of Advent, adding #adventfpc2019 and the hashtagged word for the day.
Details are posted here.
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, December 1.
To receive them daily by email, sign up online. Devotions will also be posted on Facebook, on Twitter (@FourthChicago), and on our devotions web page. They will be available in a printed booklet in the literature racks at the church as well. We look forward to sharing in this Advent journey with you.
The 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.
Annual Appeal 2020