Shannon J. Kershner preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Led by the Youth of Fourth Church | Communion
Elizabeth Nickerson preaching | Jazz Communion Service
Celebrating the Life of
Visitation: Friday, January 30
12:00–8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
This closed-casket visitation is open to the public. Enter through the glass doors (which are handicap-accessible) just south of the main entrance at Michigan Avenue and Delaware Place.
Funeral: Saturday, January 31
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Extremely limited public seating will be available in the Sanctuary, with additional limited overflow seating in Buchanan Chapel; entry will be via the glass doors on Michigan Avenue.
(Photo credit: Chicago Cubs)
The funeral service Saturday will be broadcast live via Comcast and WGN.
We regret that we are unable to provide copies of the worship bulletin or prayer cards for those not in attendance.
For all media inquiries, please contact the Chicago Cubs.
The “glow” photo paying tribute to Ernie Banks is posted on our page on Facebook.
The Hospitality Enhancement Workshop originally scheduled for Saturday, January 31 has been postponed so that our ushers and greeters might provide hospitality that day to the Ernie Banks family, the Chicago Cubs organization, and all those attending the funeral for Ernie Banks.
A new date for the workshop is currently being scheduled; details will be posted as soon as they are available.
What began in the ’90s as a sock hop benefiting the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being became the Fourth Church Mission Benefit, then Carnaval, and is now the Gala of Hope. Yet what remains the same is a fun and festive evening to benefit our efforts to bring hope to those in need in our city!
So come join us this year for the Gala of Hope on Friday, March 6 and support the work of Chicago Lights, the community outreach arm of Fourth Church, and the Replogle Center—all while enjoying an elegant evening of dinner and dancing as well as fabulous live and silent auctions.
Gala details are available online—including information about how to support these efforts even if you are unable to attend—as is opportunity to reserve tickets at early-bird pricing!
The website banner photo depicts the Fourth Church steeple and roof cross in the predawn light.
Annual Appeal 2015