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New to Fourth Church?

Join us for worship on Sundays
9:30 a.m. • 11:00 a.m. • 2:00 p.m.
Online at 9:30 and 2:00

Details and video link

New to Fourth Church?

Join us for worship on Sundays
9:30 a.m. • 11:00 a.m. • 2:00 p.m.
Online at 9:30 and 2:00

Details and video link


Officer installation

Leadership Recommendations Needed

The Officer Nominating Committee is looking for your help in identifying candidates for positions opening in 2024 for Elder, Deacon, Trustee, Nominating Committee, and Chicago Lights Board. The committee is searching for individuals who have demonstrated gifts for leadership and a commitment to the life and ministry of this congregation. Please take a moment to complete the form online or available in the pew racks.

Livestream from Fourth Presbyterian Church

Watch the Livestream

If we’re streaming it — including worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. — you can click here to view it! Most of our livestreams are also viewable later on our YouTube channel: bit.ly/fpcvideos, where you can also find our “Rhythm and Word” video series — with a new ten-minute video each Wednesday — as well as videos of previous Noonday concerts. (The summer outdoor concerts are not livestreamed.)

2024 Annual Appeal

Making Your 2024 Pledge

Our 2024 Stewardship campaign invites us to reflect on “How is Fourth Church home to me?” “To others?” and “What will my 2024 pledge be in support of the life-giving mission, ministry, and outreach efforts of Fourth Church and Chicago Lights?” Please submit your pledge by Commitment Sunday, October 29, when we will celebrate all we are able to do together through our generous response to God’s blessings in our lives.

Brian Ellison

Brian Ellison to Preach October 1

On Sunday, October 1, we will welcome as our guest preacher Brian Ellison, Executive Director of the Covenant Network since 2012. The Covenant Network, of which Pastor Emeritus John M. Buchanan was a founding co-moderator, seeks to strengthen the church by working for the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in its life and leadership and calls the church to bear a unified witness to generous hospitality and faithful justice.

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals: October 7

Get your pets ready for an outing to the Michigan Avenue courtyard on Saturday, October 7! We will gather that day at 10:00 a.m. for a Blessing of the Animals service, giving thanks to God for the creatures that bless our lives. All pets are welcome! (Please have them on leash or in a carrier or bring a photo if you prefer.) Join us as we celebrate the wonders of God’s creation and our relationships with its creatures, great and small!

Tom Are Jr

Tom Are Jr. Named Interim Pastor

We are delighted that the Reverend Tom Are Jr. will be joining us as our Interim Pastor! Tom, who has been Senior Pastor / Co-Pastor at Village Presbyterian Church in the Kansas City area since 2004, will be with us beginning Sunday, October 29. We look forward to welcoming him and his wife, Carol, to Fourth Church and to being in ministry together during this interim season! Read more and view a video message from Tom


A welcoming, serving community, reflecting the inclusive love of God

If you are new to Fourth Church, or are searching for new ways to connect with this congregation, we are glad you have found us here—and invite you to be with us on Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue, where we come together in community as Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Inspired by the radical hospitality of Jesus Christ, we welcome everyone, without exception, into the life of this congregation. Come join us at the intersection of faith and life as we share God’s grace with one another and the world through worship, preaching, education, and ministries of healing, reconciliation, and justice.

We invite you to explore this website, read our brief FAQ, or contact our Discover Fourth staff with any questions you have. Whether in person or online, there is a place for you at Fourth Church!


126 E. Chestnut Street
(at Michigan Avenue)
Chicago, Illinois 60611.2014
(Across from the Hancock)

For events in the Sanctuary,
enter from Michigan Avenue

Getting to Fourth Church

Receptionist: 312.787.4570

Directory: 312.787.2729



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