What is the “Jazz at 4” Service?
Every Sunday afternoon at 4:00 Fourth Church offers a service that incorporates jazz music. Communion is celebrated at this service every week.
Music is the lifeblood of our Jazz at Four worship together. Each week, we worship with a poetic pattern of word and song. Jazz, along with its musical cousins Soul and Blues, is the primary art form through which we praise God in our worship at the 4:00 p.m. service.
The heart of worship for our community is the Communion Table. Each week, we feast at Christ’s table and find our hearts fed for the week ahead. In sharing the bread and cup together, many of us find meaning and a deeper sense of belonging.
Our Jazz at Four worship service has long been a laboratory for how Christians gather to worship God in the twenty-first century. This creativity and flexibility has shed new light on ancient traditions and kept us open to God’s reforming spirit. We also believe that God is calling us to continue to explore more ways to build community and deepen our relationships with one another and with God.
After worship, all are invited to join us for a time of sharing coffee, fellowship, conversation, and information about church programs and volunteer opportunities.
Opportunities to Serve at the Jazz Service
As Reformed Christians, we believe that the responsibility to lead worship is shared between clergy and lay folk! At Jazz at Four, Lay Liturgists lead the congregation in worship in a variety of ways throughout the year. Sometimes Lay Liturgists lead the congregation in a responsive reading or read scripture. Lay Liturgists often serve Communion.
Hospitality is a Christian commitment to the God who commissions us to welcome the stranger because we were once strangers ourselves. At Fourth Church our open doors reflect God’s commission found in Revelation 3:8: “I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.”
Greeters at Four are ministers of hospitality who seat worshipers, receive the offering, and assist newcomers in finding their way. Greeters make a commitment of serving once a month.
For more information about Jazz at Four, contact Associate Pastor Rocky Supinger (312.981.4037).