At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve our brothers and sisters in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice.
Mission is essential to what it means to be church. As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors in ways that proclaim the good news of the gospel. Fourth Presbyterian Church has claimed the call to reach out in many meaningful ways. Our outreach efforts include bringing hope and relieving suffering through compassionate service, building partnerships with people in other countries, advocating for justice and peace, and sharing God’s unconditional love for all persons. As we give we also receive and are blessed by neighbors in our city and around the world.
Divided Families: Responding with Faith
Documentary Screening and Discussion
Thursday, October 9
6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Bumpus Room
The Mission Committee will host a screening and panel discussion of a documentary Divided Families: Responding with Faith produced by the Chicago Sunday Evening Club. We will view a portion of the hour-long documentary that explores the impact of current U.S. immigration policies on Amy and Carlos, a young family from West Chicago. Because Carlos was brought to the U.S. illegally from Mexico as a child, his family encounters severe penalties and barriers as they attempt to gain Carlos’s resident status.
Like thousands of families in this situation, they want to do the right thing, but there seems to be no path to follow. Learn about their decade-long struggle and the work of faith organizations across Chicago that are working to help families like theirs stay together.
For more information about Mission at Fourth Church,
contact Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).