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.
Half-day of Service: Putting Gardens to Sleep
Saturday, October 10
First Presbyterian Church of Chicago in Woodlawn
On the morning of Saturday, October 10, members of Fourth Church are invited to work alongside members of the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago in Woodlawn for a half day to to prune, weed, and prepare their garden beds for the upcoming winter. If you'd like to help, please contact Nancy Davis (312.274.3815). Carpooling can be arranged.
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Confronting Pharaoh: A Congregational Justice Training
October 25 and November 18, 2015, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Elmhurst Presbyterian Church (367 Spring Rd., Elmhurst)
Cost: $10 per person for both days
The Presbytery of Chicago is offering training—called “Confronting Pharaoh”—to help congregations learn ways of working for justice, Participants will reflect on the scriptural call to do justice; learn how churches can make a deeper impact in the world; establish teams to create change; learn how to identify vital issues; and move into public action to speak truth to power.
Attend this two-session workshop to learn the basic skills needed to build relationships and new justice ministries in our congregations. Presented in partnership with the Community Renewal Society and the Presbytery of Chicago.
Click here for more information and to register. The World Mission and Social Justice Committee can cover the $10 registration fee for you if needed; just contact Vicky Curtiss.
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Fair Trade Bazaar - Help Needed
December 5 and 6, 2015
Anderson Hall and Borwell Dining Room
Our annual Fair Trade Bazaar will be December 5 and 6 in Anderson Hall and Borwell Dining Room. With vendors representing artisans from many different developing countries, this event raises about $40,000 each year, making it possible for those artisans to provide food, shelter, health care, and education for their families.
In preparation for the bazaar, we need lots of helping hands to unload the trucks from Ten Thousand Villages and then unpack and arrange items on Friday evening, December 4. We also need help repacking and loading up the afternoon of Sunday,December 6. We'd appreciate your help one or both of those times. If you can lend a hand, please contact Nancy Davis. Thanks much!
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For more information about Mission at Fourth Church,
contact Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).