Victoria G. Curtiss preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Mark Eldred preaching | Jazz Communion Service
We have learned that this Sunday and next—August 30 and September 6—there will not be reduced rate parking available at 900 N. Michigan after 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, as the garage is reworking their parking pricing. We are in conversations about reduced rate parking for those taking part in the Jazz at Four service and hope to have news about that the week of Labor Day.
August brought with it beautiful days on which to enjoy our annual outdoor series, Music by the Fountain. This Friday, August 28 the series concludes with one final 12:10 p.m. concert in the Michigan Avenue courtyard.
Come join us as Laura Freeman and Beckie Menzie present Broadway classics for our last free outdoor concert of the season. Bring a lunch and enjoy this fun musical offering of summer in Chicago!
This Friday evening—as on the fourth Friday of each month—we will gather in Buchanan Chapel at 7:30 p.m. for a time of quiet reflection, prayer, meditative singing, and renewal at the end of a busy, noisy week.
This service in the style of Taizé will be preceded by opportunity to participate in a hosted labyrinth walk in Anderson Hall between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.
We had a great week at Vacation Bible School, where we were transported back in time and far away to Hometown Nazareth. As you can see in our photo albums, we had lots of fun learning about when Jesus was a kid, singing new songs, playing games in the courtyard, and making crafts with our friends.
Photo Albums from VBS Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Singing in Worship
The dancers of Chicago Lights CLASS brought the expressive beauty of liturgical dance to worship on Sunday morning, as they joined the Fourth Church Women’s Choir in interpreting the anthem “Bless, O Lord, Us Thy Servants” by Martin How. As the photos show, the dancers’ lyrical movement invited us into a deeper engagement with the music and words, enhancing our worship experience. Thank you for the offering of that gift!
At Quimby Pipe Organs, the almost-complete console of our new pipe organ
As you can see from the photos on Facebook, the installation of our rebuilt pipe organ has begun! The work—which includes installing nearly 8,000 pipes—is anticipated to take several months, and we look forward to celebrating the completed instrument this Advent. In the meantime, be sure to watch for regular photo updates!
About the website banner photo: This week’s banner photograph depicts the tulips in full bloom on the Michigan Avenue median in front of the church.
Annual Appeal 2015