Worship on Sunday,
Judith L. Watt preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Paul Roberts preaching
Alex Wirth preaching | Jazz Communion
Paul Roberts to Preach
We are pleased to be welcoming to Fourth Church on Sunday, September 24, Paul Roberts, President of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary.
As part of this autumn’s observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Mr. Roberts will preach the inaugural sermon in our “Always Reforming” sermon series at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. that day. Then at 12:15 p.m. he will host an open forum exploring topics related to the future of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary—one of the ten theological schools of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the only one that is historically African American—and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The Nominating Committee is looking for recommendations of Fourth Church members they should consider to serve as Elder, Deacon, Trustee, or a member of the Chicago Lights Board beginning in spring 2018. In particular, the committee is searching for individuals who have demonstrated gifts for leadership and a commitment to the life and ministry of this congregation.
If you have not done so already, please take a moment to complete the recommendation form online, or pick up a copy from the pew racks or literature racks and return it to the church office.
In response to recent natural disasters, we are receiving a Disaster Relief Offering. Thanks to the generosity of many, in just the first week of the offering we received $21,183 of contributions to support the work of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance as they respond to the needs of those affected.
Gifts to this offering can be made online by clicking on “To Make a Gift” at the top left of this page and from there selecting “Disaster Relief” fund.
The website banner photo: The fountain in the Michigan Avenue courtyard, which was a gift from architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1913 during the construction of the Sanctuary and Parish House buildings, which were dedicated a year later in May 1914.
Annual Appeal 2017