Worship on
Sunday,
July 24

8:00 a.m. Matt Helms preaching | Communion

9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Shannon J. Kershner preaching

4:00 p.m. Shannon J. Kershner preaching | Jazz Communion Service

Reflections and Photos from the Youth’s 2016 Mission Trip

Fourth Presbyterian Church Youth Mission Trip 2016        
Our youth are eager to share their July 9–16 mission trip to Asheville, North Carolina, with you! Enjoy the reflections and photos on their blog here.

Enjoy Music by the Fountain on Summer Fridays!

Music by the Fountain at Fourth Presbyterian Church        
Our annual outdoor concert series, Music by the Fountain, has returned to the Michigan Avenue courtyard. Bring a lunch at 12:10 p.m. on Fridays and enjoy these fun musical offerings of summer in Chicago!

A Prayer in the Wake of Violence

From Fourth Presbyterian Church a Prayer in the Wake of Violence        
Holy God, our hearts are breaking as we learn of the tragic deaths of your beloved children, each and every one created in your image—in Baton Rouge, the Twin Cities, and Dallas, Bangladesh, Baghdad, and Istanbul, and all the places we too quickly forget or never even notice.
       In your compassion, receive our tears and our anger, our shock and our frustration that these cycles of violence continue and even seem to grow worse.   
       Come to us now with your great strength and your healing power.
       Help us to know what to do in our own lives, in our communities, in our nation, and in our world . . .


       Click here to read the entire prayer by Nanette Sawyer.

Stephen Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Do You Have Gifts for Listening
       and Compassion?

If you’re someone who feels compassion for others in their life challenges and wants to lend a listening ear, we invite you to consider becoming one of our Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministers offer one-to-one caring relationships to support those who are experiencing challenging times, such as loneliness, unemployment, hospitalization, or loss. Those interested in becoming a Stephen Minister are asked to complete an application by Monday, August 1.

The website banner photo depicts the tulips in full bloom on the Michigan Avenue median in front of the church.

Chicago Lights
Annual Appeal 2016
Annual Appeal 2016