Hardy H. Kim preaching | Communion
Joyce Shin preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Joyce Shin preaching
Adam H. Fronczek preaching | Jazz Communion Service
“It seems impossible that I’ve been in ministry with you for eight years,” writes Adam Fronczek in a letter emailed to the Fourth Church congregation on Tuesday, March 25.
“In some respects, I feel like I arrived just yesterday, yet I know that I am a much different pastor, and person, than the young man you welcomed in 2006. At some point in the past two or three years, I realized I had started referring to Chicago and Fourth Church as ‘home.’
“So it is not without careful consideration that I have accepted a new call to serve as Pastor and Head of Staff at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio—a call to be confirmed at a congregational meeting there on Sunday, March 30.”
You can read online the full text of Adam’s letter as well as an accompanying message from Joyce Shin, in which she highlights our opportunities to celebrate Adam on May 11, his final Sunday with us.
Did you miss the March 2 congregational meeting at which we elected Shannon Johnson Kershner to serve as Pastor of Fourth Church? Or were you there and want to relive the excitement and magic of that moment? In these between days, as we await Shannon’s arrival, check out the videos from the congregational meeting. Hear again Shannon’s remarks to the congregation as well as her closing prayer, the PNC’s introductions of Shannon, and the announcement of the vote.
Also be sure to mark May 18 on your calendar. That will be Shannon’s first Sunday in our pulpit—and the day we celebrate the centennial of our Sanctuary while looking forward with great hope to our next 100 years on Michigan Avenue.
To read more about Shannon Kershner, check the web page about our new Pastor, where you can read all the information from the brochure distributed at the March 2 congregational meeting—and more! You can also find online an album of photos from that historic day as well.
The banner photograph depicts the Buchanan Chapel cross against the copper chancel wall.