Advent and Christmas at
Fourth Presbyterian Church

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Nursery Care

Advent and Christmas Devotions

Video of the 2017 Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service.

December 24
Fourth Sunday of Advent | Christmas Eve

Fourth Sunday of Advent
11:00 a.m. | Shannon J. Kershner preaching
This will be our only morning service of worship on December 24—

Christmas Eve with Candlelight
4:00 p.m. Children’s Pageant | Matt Helms preaching
6:00 p.m. Family Service with Jazz | Shannon J. Kershner preaching
8:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols | Shannon J. Kershner preaching
10:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols | Shannon J. Kershner preaching

The 8:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols service will be live streamed at; it will also be rebroadcast on WGN Radio AM-720 at 7:00 a.m. on Christmas Day.

December 25

Christmas Day Worship
11:00 a.m. | Nanette Sawyer preaching

Christmas Dinner
12:15 p.m. | Anderson Hall

Christmas Dinner tickets (required) can be reserved online through Thursday, December 21; tickets are also available at the reception desk (312.787.4570) this week and weekend.

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Advent and Christmas Devotions

As we await the coming of the Messiah, we remember that the season of Advent is not simply about readying ourselves for the observances of Christmas but about setting aside time to prepare our hearts and lives to receive the gift that comes to us in the stable.

On this Advent journey, we invite you to join with us in using our Advent devotions, which are written by members and staff of Fourth Church.

Daily devotions are also available via email (sign up by clicking here or on “Get Email Updates” at the upper left of this web page or send addresses to

Daily Advent devotions are also posted on Facebook and shared on Twitter.

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Nursery Care

Nursery care will be available from 3:00 to 7:15 p.m. on Christmas Eve. It will not be available during the morning service on December 24 or during the last two Christmas Eve services.

Nursery care will also not be available on Christmas Day. Children are always welcome to worship with their families!

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Driving to Fourth Church
for Christmas or New Year’s worship?

To get discounted parking . . .

• in the afternoon/evening on Christmas Eve (Sunday)
• on the morning of Christmas Day (Monday)
• in the evening on New Year’s Eve (Sunday)

. . . parkers must pick up at the church special 900 Garage “holiday” parking vouchers that are available (and valid) only on each of those three days.

• The parking cost with a “holiday” voucher is $8 for each of the three periods listed above
• The usual Sunday vouchers will not work for the three periods listed above
• Hancock parking is not discounted during the three periods listed above
• On both Sunday mornings, the usual Sunday morning vouchers and prices apply at both garages

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