Worship on Sunday,
Lucy Forster-Smith preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Nanette Sawyer preaching
Lucy Forster-Smith preaching | Jazz Service with Communion
At an April 7 joint meeting, Session and the Board of Trustees endorsed a proposal that Fourth Church acquire a new manse for the use of its current and future senior pastors. In recommending this proposal to the congregation, Session then called a congregational meeting for Sunday, May 6, at which time members of Fourth Church will be asked to vote on the recommendation.
An email about this was sent to all members for whom we have current email addresses on Wednesday, April 11 and included a link to the proposal summary. (If you are a member and did not receive the email, please click here to add your address to our email news list.)
The full proposal was then mailed to all members on Thursday, April 12.
In order to provide opportunity for members to ask any questions they still have after reading the proposal, the Senior Pastor Housing Committee will be holding two information sessions: on Sunday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Bumpus Room and on Sunday, April 22 at 12:15 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room.
The congregational meeting will then be held on Sunday, May 6 at 12:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. (Because we believe that congregational decisions are made as a community, our bylaws state that only those members present at a congregational meeting may vote. Thus, as with all other meetings of our congregation, there will not be absentee or electronic ballots.)
For members who have questions for the committee but who are unable to attend either information session, please direct those questions to Allison Santos.
The website banner photo depicts the blue bows tied to the trees outside the Michigan Avenue manse in recognition of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.