Worship on Sunday, January 16
Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Livestream and in person
Shannon J. Kershner preaching | Jazz at Four | Communion
Anyone present on the Fourth Church campus must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. This includes those worshiping with us in person. All seating for in-person events is socially distanced, including in worship.
In addition to worshiping in person at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, we livestream our morning worship service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (Central). (The organ prelude begins at approximately 9:45 a.m.) The service is also available to view later in the day and week.
We share the 10:00 a.m. service via www.bit.ly/FPCworship and—for those who use smart TVs or TV streaming devices—via our YouTube channel (www.bit.ly/fpcvideos).
Those who do not have Internet access can listen via the phone by dialing 888.916.9166 at the time of the service.
The Sunday, January 16 worship bulletin is available here to download.
On Sunday, January 9 we began a four-week adult education class, “The 1619 Project,” discussing slavery’s continuing legacy of injustice and inequality.
The class begins at 11:15 a.m. on Sundays, January 9–30, both in person, in Buchanan Chapel, and online via Zoom. For Zoom details, register online at www.bit.ly/1619class; the class will also be available for viewing afterwards on our website in the days ahead.
Over the next four weeks, guest speakers will lead conversation about the history of slavery; cultural and religious practices brought to America from Africa; the history of the Great Migration in Chicago; the 1919 race riot and its origins; and present-day socioeconomic struggles in America’s and Chicago’s Black community.
Those speakers will be Joseph L. Morrow, Associate Pastor for Evangelism and Community Engagement; Natalie Moore, WBEZ journalist and author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation; David Daniels III, Professor of Church History, McCormick Theological Seminary; and Bradford Hunt, History Department Chair, Loyola University.
The congregation of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago was officially dedicated in worship on the morning of February 12, 1871. So on the second Sunday of February 2021 we kicked off our sesquicentennial celebration!
On Sunday, February 13, 2022, we will conclude our sesquicentennial year with a festive service of worship at 10:00 a.m. John Buchanan, Pastor Emeritus, will preach that morning, and we hope that current and former members and staff will come together in worship that today—whether online or in person—as we celebrate this congregation’s legacy and look toward our future.
We also invite you to read our short monthly historical accounts as well as letters from Chicago’s faith leaders. We encourage you to view greetings from Fourth Church friends from across the globe and memories from pastors who formerly served at Fourth Church. These collections continue to grow and can be found on our 150th page: www.fourthchurch.org/150
Our Friday Noonday Concerts continue with organist Jacob Reed presenting our in-person concert at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, January 14. The concerts are also livestreamed on YouTube (www.bit.ly/fpcvideos) and at www .bit .ly/fpcprograms and are available to view afterwards. For a complete concert schedule, see www.fourthchurch.org/concerts
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Website banner photo: Snow on the Sanctuary facade.