Cornerstones and Generation Z
one Cornerstones and Generation Z
Dinner and a Presentation
Need an engaging way to kick off your Labor Day weekend? Come to Borwell Dining Room on Friday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. for "Generation Z," a special event hosted by Cornerstones, a fellowship group of couples and singles fifty and over.
The event will begin with appetizers, followed by dinner and the presentation. Jane Hunt, a retired College of DuPage English and humanities instructor who has been on faculty at the Center for Life and Learning since 1990, will discuss the values and different aspects of the "Digital Generation."
To register (required), contact Carol Allerton (312.640.5448) by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31.
     Friday, September 2
     6:00 p.m. 
     Borwell Dining Room 
Be a Tutor!
Have you considered volunteering with Fourth Church? The Chicago Lights Tutoring 2016-2017 program year kicks off on Monday, October 3--and to make that possible, volunteers are needed to be tutors and mentors! Each volunteer will be paired up with one of the 400 first- through twelfth-grade students who participate in the program.
New volunteers are asked to attend one of the following orientation sessions at 6:00 p.m. in Borwell Dining Room: Tuesday, August 30; Tuesday, September 6; Tuesday, September 13; Wednesday, September 14; or Monday, September 19. RSVP online here.
Come make a difference in the lives of children from Chicago's under-resourced neighborhoods!
threeSinging with the Chancel Choir
Rehearsals Start in September
Are you interested in offering the gift of music at Fourth Church?
New voices are invited to join the volunteer Chancel Choir, which sings at the 8:00 a.m. worship service each Sunday, September through June. The Chancel Choir rehearses weekly on Thursdays, beginning September 8, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary Choir Loft and again on Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, contact John Sherer.
fourRace, Theology, and the Church
"Racial Justice and the Vocabulary of Faith" will be the topic of a Saturday morning program on September 10 in Buchanan Chapel.

Hosted by Fourth Church in partnership with Princeton Theological Seminary, this ecumenical conversation will include a panel discussion with Shannon Kershner and Otis Moss III, among others. All are invited to this timely and thought-provoking conversation on the role the church can play in the racial crisis.
     Saturday, September 10
     9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
     Buchanan Chapel  
fiveNeeded: Church Officer Recommendations
Fill Out a Nominating Form Today!
We're still in need of recommendations for officer positions with Fourth Church or Chicago Lights!
Nominating forms for the offices of Elder, Deacon, Trustee, and Chicago Lights Board are available online. Paper forms are also available at the church in the pew racks and literature racks.
Why not take a moment in the coming week to send your officer suggestions our way!  
sixCongratulations, Abbi!
Our Pastoral Resident, Abbi Heimach-Snipes, was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament at Irvington Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis this past Sunday. This was a special moment when the whole church community recognized God's special call and blessing for Abbi.
Please congratulate Abbi when you see her at Coffee Hour this Sunday!
worship Worship This Week
Sunday, August 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "Lead Me Out"
 Scripture texts:
   Psalm 71:1-6         
   Luke 13:10-17
   Jeremiah 1:4-10   

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
, New Members (11:00)
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 71:1-6
   Luke 13:10-17    
4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Hardy H. Kim, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "The Bondage of the Church"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 71:1-9
   Luke 13:10-17         
Worship bulletins
for this coming Sunday are available online Friday afternoon at
"News and Opportunities"
is the weekly printed newsletter distributed with the Sunday bulletin and is available online Friday afternoon at

from previous weeks are posted online at 

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We give thanks to God for the gift of new life.  
Annika Bastiana Maggio,
   child of Jim Maggio and Nicholette Andrews-Maggio
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Music by the Fountain
Just one more outdoor concert left after this week! Bring a lunch to enjoy while taking in some noonday music outside.  

Friday, August 26, 2016
Wydetta Carter, vocalist
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard 
Concerts at Fourth Church
In September, free Friday Noonday concerts return indoors.  

Friday, September 2, 2016
Ondas Ensemble
   Jason Deroche, guitarist
   Victoria Holland, soprano
   Julie Koidin, flutist
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Friday, September 9, 2016
Richard Gowers, organist
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Friday, September 16, 2016
Thomas E. Gouwens, organist
(Associate Organist at Fourth Church)
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

A complete concert schedule is available online.
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volunteer Volunteer at Fourth Church
There are several ways to get involved in the mission and ministry of Fourth Church. See below for details!
Current Volunteer Needs
Good listeners and typists to transcribe recorded audio interviews for the Fourth Church Oral History program.
Volunteers must be church members. Transcriptions can be typed on one's home computer or at the church using a provided laptop.

Greeters and ushers
for the 4:00 p.m. jazz worship service

Pianists to play during Children's Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays

To sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities or to learn more about them, stop by Coffee Hour on Sunday morning or contact Larry Nicholson, Director of Volunteer Ministry.
A complete list of volunteer needs is available online