Worship on Sunday,
Judith L. Watt preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Hardy H. Kim preaching | Communion
A Radio Play about
Join us in Buchanan Chapel on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. for a dramatic reading of Richard Durham’s Railway to Freedom, a radio play about Harriet Tubman that was originally broadcast in July 1948. This Black History Month event will include refreshments and conversation with the actors presenting the reading.
On Wednesday, March 1, we will begin our Lenten journey together. All are invited to join us as we gather in the Sanctuary for Ash Wednesday services at
Shannon Kershner will preach at both of these services, which will each include Communion as well as the opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes.
There will also be a hosted Ash Wednesday labyrinth walk in Buchanan Chapel between 6:00 and 7:15 p.m.
This Lent, join us in exploring spiritual practices that can deepen our faith journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.
A six-week “Path of Discipleship” experience begins on Tuesday, March 7 and will include time for a shared meal, pastoral-staff-led discussion of a section of Richard Foster’s book Celebration of Discipline, and small-group conversation. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon.
Those looking for a one-day opportunity are encouraged to consider the Saturday, March 4 contemplative retreat cohosted at Fourth Church with Urban Village Church. This daylong Lenten retreat will be an experience of reclaiming and relearning the history and practice of early Christian contemplation with the intersections it holds in our current lives, practices, prayer, and activism. Registration is due Wednesday, March 1.
During the season of Lent, we are invited to thoughtfully take up the gifts of faith—worship, study, prayer, and service—in preparation for Holy Week and Christ’s journey to the cross.
One way we do that is through our daily Lenten devotions.
Written by Fourth Church members and staff, the devotions will be available daily beginning Ash Wednesday (March 1) via Facebook and Twitter and by email (sign up here or by clicking on “Get Email Updates” at the upper right of this page or send email addresses to email@example.com). The devotions will also be posted online and will be available in print format in the church literature racks on March 1.
We hope you will find these devotions useful in your personal prayer and reflection during this Lenten season.
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