Photo Albums

Below you will find links to all of the photo albums of Fourth Church, its congregational life today and images from its history. They are posted on Facebook—facebook.com/fourthchurch—with new photo albums added frequently. We invite you to browse these albums for a glimpse of the vast variety of events and activities happening at Fourth Church.

If you have a Facebook account, be sure to “Like” Fourth Church so that you receive notification of new albums as soon as they are posted (signing up for Facebook is free and only takes a minute or two).

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can still enjoy all the albums by clicking on the links below.

We encourage you to check back often to see all the latest pictures!


2014  |  2013 2012 
2011  |  2010  |  1937  |  1911–1914


2014 Photo Albums

April 2014

"The Hymnal Project: Upcycling into Artwork" | April 14, 2014

Singing Loud Hosannas: Palm Sunday 2014 | April 13, 2014

A Work of Love 2014 | April 12, 2014

 

March 2014

New to the Randolph Room: Corregio’s Nativity | March 29, 2014

One More Glimpse of Winter | March 12, 2014

Shannon Johnson Kershner Elected Pastor! | Sunday, March 2


February 2014

Wishing You Godspeed, Calum | Sunday, February 23

Music Mission Trip to Guatemala 2014 | February 21–March 1

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2013 Photo Albums

JanuaryMarch 2013

Gratz Center Community Open House | January 12, 2013

Gratz Center Ribbon Cutting | January 12, 2013

Gratz Center Grand Opening Ceremony | January 12, 2013

A Special Thank-You to Ditka’s | January 12, 2013

A Hot Chocolate Stand on the Playground! | January 17, 2013

MLK Service Projects 2013 | January 19, 2013

Presidential Suggestions from the Day School | January 20, 2013

The First Taizé Service in Buchanan Chapel | January 25, 2013

Electric Chapel 2013: Confronting Hate, Empowering Youth | January 26, 2013

“Mass of the Children” 2013 | January 27, 2013

Thank You, Donna, and Godspeed | January 31, 2013

February Snow | February 2, 2013

It’s Souper Bowl Sunday! | February 3, 2013

Valentine’s Treats with the CLL | February 13, 2013

A Snowy February Day | February 26, 2013

A Year Ago . . . We Had a Long Way to Go! | February 28, 2013

The Confirmation Class Leads Worship | March 3, 2013

Family Safari Night! | March 22, 2013

Palm Sunday 2013 | March 24, 2013

“The Last Supper”: A Community Art Project for Holy Week | March 24–30, 2013

Holy Week 2013 | March 28–30, 2013

Children’s Good Friday Service | March 29, 2013

Children’s Easter Service 2013 | March 31, 2013

Easter 2013 | March 31, 2013


AprilJune 2013

Congratulations to the Confirmands of 20122013 | April 7, 2013

Pancake Breakfast 2013 | April 28, 2013

Congratulations to the Newly Installed Officers! | April 28, 2013

Thank You to Officers Completing Their 3-Year Term! | April 28, 2013

Thank You to Our Musicians! | May 25, 2013

A Celebration of the Life of John Boyle | June 16, 2013


JulySeptember 2013

Happy First Day of School! | August 7 and 16, 2013

VBS 2013: A Journey to Athens with the Apostle Paul | August 12, 2013

Sharing the Songs of VBS | August 18, 2013

Building Fourth Church 100 Years Ago | September 6, 2013

Children and Youth Are Off to a Great Start! | September 8, 2013

Outdoor Movie Fun at Family Night | September 20, 2013

Thank You, Sunday School and Youth Leaders! | September 22, 2013

Our First Family Camp at Camp Geneva! | September 28, 2013


OctoberDecember 2013

October 6 Is Mission Trip Sunday! | October 5, 2013

Blessing of the Animals | October 12, 2013

Children’s Christmas Pageant 2013 | December 24, 2013

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2013 | December 22, 2013

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2012 Photo Albums

JanuaryMarch 2012

The Gratz Center at the Beginning of 2012 | January 2, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Service Projects 2012 | January 14, 2012

Congregational Meeting Celebrates John Buchanan's Ministry | January 22, 2012

John and Sue Buchanan Tour the Gratz Center | January 24, 2012

John Buchanan's Last Sunday as Pastor of Fourth Church | January 29, 2012

Souper Bowl Success 2012! | February 4, 2012

Day School Benefit 2012 | February 26, 2012

Monday Night Supper Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary | March 26, 2012


AprilJune 2012

Anderson Hall Construction Work | April 8–13, 2012

Taizé with Members of the Taizé Community | April 27, 2012

Urban Plunge 2012 | May 18–20, 2012

Congratulations to the New Officers! | May 20, 2012

Chicago Lights CLASS Students Have a “Chance to Dance” | May 24, 2012

Family Camp | June 1–3, 2012

Interfaith Sacred Solidarity Event | June 10, 2012

Youth Bake Sale Preparation | June 17, 2012

Thank You to All Who Supported the Bake Sale! | June 17, 2012

Youth Head to Kentucky for WorkCamp 2012 | June 23, 2012

Cookout at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm 2012 | June 23, 2012

Hunger Walk 2012 | June 23, 2012


JulySeptember 2012

“Helping Hands” Doing Hands-On Outreach at the EDSSC | July 21, 2012

Beach Volleyball on Our Own Shores | July 30, 2012

Gratz Center Exterior: August 2012 | August 11, 2012

Exploring Social Justice Issues Affecting Children | August 11, 2012

Thank You, Kerri and Matt | August 12, 2012

Babylon Comes to Anderson Hall: VBS Day 1 | August 13, 2012

Ah, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon: VBS Day 2 | August 14, 2012

Thank You to All Who Contributed to the School Supply Drive | August 14, 2012

Marshmallow Games, Mosaic Crafts, and More: VBS Day 3 | August 15, 2012

Gratz Center Commons: August 2012 | August 15, 2012

A Rainy Day in Babylon Is Still a Fun Day: VBS Day 4 | August 16, 2012

The Last Day Was as Fun as the First: VBS Day 5 | August 17, 2012

“Music by the Fountain” Outdoor Concerts: Summer 2012 | August 20, 2012

Gratz Center First Floor: August 2012 | August 20, 2012

A Vigil Remembering Victims and Survivors of Sex Trafficking | August 22, 2012

Gratz Center Buchanan Chapel: August 2012 | August 26, 2012

Gratz Floors 2–5: August 2012 | August 30, 2012

Thank You, Tom, and Godspeed | September 1, 2012

Movie Nights in the Garth | September 3, 2012

Join Us Sunday as We Lay the Gratz Center Cornerstone! | September 15, 2012

Sunday School in the Catacombs | September 16, 2012

Laying the Gratz Center Cornerstone | September 16, 2012

Anderson Hall Is Back; Cobblestones Are Gone | September 22, 2012

The Green Roof of the Gratz Center | September 23, 2012

A Lemonade Stand in the Garth! | September 28, 2012


October–December 2012

Congratulations to the 2012–2013 Ferguson Fellows | October 14, 2012

Laying the Labyrinth in Buchanan Chapel | October 14, 2012

Halloween Fun at Fourth Church | October 26 and 31, 2012

Dedicating the Gratz Center and Buchanan Chapel | November 18, 2012

What a Difference a Year Makes! | November 18, 2012

Children’s Christmas Pageant 2012 | December 24, 2012

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2011 Photo Albums

JanuaryMarch 2011

Blizzard 2011 | February 2, 2011

Demolition Album 1: Project Second Century | March 9–26, 2011

Online Auction: Dining Tables, Blair Chapel and Facade Items | March 12 2011

Westminster House: Thanksgiving Service/Ongoing Demolition | March 13, 2011

Demolition Album 2: Blair Chapel: Project Second Century | March 21, 2011

Demolition Album 3: Project Second Century | March 30–April 8, 2011


AprilJune 2011

Blue Bows 2011 | April 1, 2011

Construction Barricade / The Line on Easter | April 24, 2011

May Day Flowers in the Garth | May 1, 2011

Fourth Church Bunnies | May 5, 2011

Demolition Album 4: Counseling Center/P2C | May 6–12, 2011

The West Facade Revealed | May 2011

Demolition Album 5: Project Second Century | April–June 2011

Groundbreaking for the Gratz Center | June 5, 2011

Holy Land Study Tour | June 20-29, 2011

Hunger Walk | June 25, 2011

All-Church/Community Cookout | June 25, 2011


JulySeptember 2011

Senior Highs Work Camp Trip to Detroit | July 9–16, 2011

Summer at Fourth Church | July 9, 2011

Senior Highs Lead 4:00 Jazz Worship | July 18, 2011

Construction Album 1: Project Second Century | June–July 2011

Happy 30th Birthday, Summer Day! | July 21, 2011

Construction Album 2: Project Second Century | July 28, 2011

Northern Ireland Mission Trip | August 2011

VBS 2011: Hometown Nazareth | August 15–21, 2011

Antiviolence T-shirt Installation | September–October 2011

Children and Youth Kickoff Sunday | September 11, 2011

9/11 Interfaith Service of Commemoration | September 11, 2011

Construction Album 3: Project Second Century | August 26–September 12, 2011

John Buchanan Throwing out the First Pitch at Wrigley | September 20, 2011

Helicopter Lift | September 25, 2011

Installation of Judy Watt | September 25, 2011


OctoberDecember 2011

Construction Album 4: Structural Steel Work Begins! | October 7, 2011

Family Camp | October 7–9, 2011

Concert Celebrating John Buchanan's Ministry | October 14, 2011

“Pumpkin Decorating” Family Night | October 21, 2011

Construction Album 5: Structural Steel Work Continues | November 2011

100% Chance of Rain: Children's Musical | November 18, 2011

Installation of Hardy Kim | November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 | November 2011

First Sunday of Advent 2011 | November 27, 2011

A Windy Day in Chicago | November 29, 2011

What a Difference a Day Makes! | December 1–2, 2011

There are lots of wonderful items at the Fair Trade Bazaar! | December 3–4, 2011

Thanks to All Who Supported the Fair Trade Bazaar! | December 3–4, 2011

Second Sunday of Advent 2011 | December 4, 2011

How High Will the Gratz Center Be? | December 8, 2011

Snow on the Construction Site | December 9, 2011

Festival of Advent Lessons and Music 2011 | December 11, 2011

The Beams for the New Buchanan Chapel | December 2011

Benevolent Guild Christmas Lunch 2011 | December 14, 2011

Christmas Wishes 2011 | December 2011

Thank You to All Those Hard at Work on the Gratz Center! | December 2011

The Wait Is Almost Over | December 24, 2011

Christmas Pageant 2011 | December 24, 2011

Christmas 2011 | December 17–25, 2011

Monday Night and Sunday Night Christmas Suppers | December 2011

Installing the Beam Signed by the Congregation! | December 27, 2011

The Gratz Center Has Been Topped Off! | December 29, 2011

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2010 Photo Album

La Posada Family Night | December 2010

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1937 Photo Album

Christmas Pageant 1937 | December 24, 1937

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1911–1914 Photo Album

Congregation Votes to Build on Michigan Avenue | 1911–1914

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