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Updates from Fourth Presbyterian Church

In-Person Worship | Livestream
A Summer of Reconnecting

In-Person Worship

This summer we are offering two in-person worship services each Sunday as we gradually reopen our campus this summer.

These two services will be

10:00 a.m. service
in the Sanctuary (also livestreamed)

4:00 p.m. Jazz at Four service
in Buchanan Chapel

There are no capacity limits, and preregistration is no longer necessary.

Masks and social distancing are required for those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. For those who have received the COVID vaccine, the wearing of masks is optional.

We will not be checking vaccination status, but by coming on site you will certify that you do not currently have COVID-19, are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have no reason to quarantine, and will wear a mask and practice social distancing if you are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

The front section of the Sanctuary is for those required to or choosing to wear masks, with socially distant seating by households. The remainder of the Sanctuary is open seating, with masks optional.

Doors open a half hour before each service.

Access is by Michigan Avenue doors only for the morning service and by the Delaware doors to the Gratz Center only for the Jazz at Four service.

Nursery care and child care is not available;
Sunday School continues to be held online.

There is no congregational singing, though humming is permitted.

We have been in conversation with the City of Chicago throughout the pandemic and, most recently, directly with the Medical Director of the COVID Response Bureau regarding the City of Chicago’s guidelines as they pertain to houses of worship. We are grateful to have received the direct clarification late Sunday evening, June 13, that enables us to open up worship more widely this Sunday.

We look forward to seeing you on Sundays, whether online or in person!

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Livestream Continues

We will continue to livestream our morning worship service, though the time changes to 10:00 a.m. beginning June 20 for our summer schedule.

For those who have grown accustomed to watching worship at 11:00 or later in the day or week, the service will also be available online after the 10:00 service concludes for those who prefer to watch it at a different time.

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While we gradually implement in-person opportunities, our online offerings continue to be robust. We have both Sunday morning livestream worship as well as a half-hour online Rhythm and the Word service of music, scripture, and prayer in the middle of the week.

Bible studies and small groups continue online, as our staff and committees continue to plan offerings that will cultivate connection over the summer. Watch the weekly News @ Fourth Church email for the latest information about new and continuing opportunities!

Finally, but perhaps most importantly, in this season of finding ways to reconnect and gradually reopen, we ask that you join us in our commitment to be patient with one another and to extend to one another an abundance of grace—grace that sees we are each doing the best we can as we find ways to adapt to ever-changing guidelines and new situations and realities.

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