Time to Set Your Clocks Back!
"I Pledged!" in This Week's Offering
garage Time to Set Your Clocks Back!
Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend
It's time to "fall back" again and gain an hour of sleep!
Be sure to set your clocks back for Sunday morning, November 6, as Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.
one "I Pledged" in This Week's Offering
2017 Annual Appeal
This Sunday is Commitment Sunday for the 2017 Annual Appeal for Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights, a day when we celebrate all we are able to do together through our generous response to God's blessings in our lives.
On Sunday we will place our 2017 pledges in the offering plate and dedicate them to the work of God's kingdom. During worship this Sunday, if you have already submitted your pledge or made it online, please take a brightly colored "I Pledged!" card from the pew information pad at the end of each pew, fill in your name, and place the card in the offering plate.
If you have not yet made your pledge, please do so today: pledges can be made online. There will also be pledge cards in the pew racks on Sunday.
Please "Let Your Light Shine!" and support the 2017 Annual Appeal, as we continue to be faithful followers of Christ and active citizens of the world in which we live.
two Remembering Loved Ones on All Saints'
This Sunday, November 6
This Sunday is also All Saints' Sunday, a day when we remember the faithful who have gone before us and honor departed loved ones. As part of that observance, the names of all Fourth Church members who have entered the Church Triumphant in 2016 will be read during worship.
threeA Requiem Service of Remembrance
Communion and Duruflé's Requiem
An additional opportunity to worship on this All Saints' Sunday will be during a special communion service of remembrance at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Maurice Duruflé's Requiem will be sung by the Morning Choir during the service.
We hope you will join us for this reflective worship opportunity as we remember all departed loved ones.
    Sunday, November 6
    6:30 p.m.
fourMozart's Mass in C Minor
Next Friday Evening
Next Friday, November 11, the Fourth Church Choral Society will perform Mozart's Mass in C Minor with Fourth Church orchestra-in-residence Camerata Chicago at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Tickets for this concert are available through Camerata Chicago. (Use code FPCC at checkout for a 50 percent discount.)
We hope to see you at this musical event!
    Friday, November 11
    7:30 p.m.
fiveTravel with Us to Cuba
Mission and Youth Trips This Year
Fourth Church will continue to foster its sixteen-year relationship with First Presbyterian Church of Havana during a mission trip on March 25-April 1, 2017.
Led by Judy Watt, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care at Fourth Church, and Senior High Youth Coordinator Shelley Donaldson, participants will have opportunity to learn about the historical and cultural context for Christian witness in Cuba and share in the ministries of First Church of Havana.
This intergenerational mission trip is open to those twelve years and older. (Those under eighteen must be accompanied by an adult.)
Applications, available online here, are due by Thursday, December 1.
If you can't travel to Cuba in the spring, the Senior High Youth will be heading to Havana June 24-July 1, 2017 . They need three adult volunteers to accompany seventeen youth. Details about applying to be a volunteer leader are posted at

sixLearn about the Andrew Pipe Organ
A Tour with John Sherer
Following the 11:00 service this Sunday, Organist and Director of Music John Sherer will lead a journey through the vast musical range of the Edith G. and Edward J. Andrew Pipe Organ we dedicated a year ago this month.
Over the next weeks, space permitting and as physical mobility allows, this four-week Academy for Faith and Life class will gather in the Sanctuary choir loft and in the pews downstairs to hear John both play and discuss our new instrument.
Then later this month, we will continue our celebration of the one-year anniversary of the instrument as we welcome internationally renowned organist Stephen Tharp, who will perform an organ concert on Friday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    Sundays, November 6-27
    12:30 p.m.
seven"God in the Modern Wing"
Facilitated by Walter Hansen
Prior to the tour of the Andrew Pipe Organ, we invite all to join us for the first in a series of three Sunday morning lectures on the theme "God in the Modern Wing." Walter Hansen, a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), will return to Fourth Church to host this series of lectures and conversations exploring the spiritual significance of modern and contemporary art in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The series begins this Sunday with writer and editor David McNutt discussing Andy Warhol. The following week Bruce Herman, founding chair of the Art Department at Godon College, will lecture on Richard Diebenkorn and Philip Guston. The series will conclude on Sunday, November 20 with a presentation from Leah Samuelson of Wheaton College.
After class on Sunday, November 20 participants will be invited to meet at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute to explore firsthand some of the art and artists discussed.
    Sundays, November 6-20
    11:00 a.m.
    Borwell Dining Room
nine"Jesus and Socrates"
Led by Adam Rose
Also this Sunday morning, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 5G, Adam Rose of the University of Chicago's Basic Program for Liberal Adults will begin his four-week series on "Jesus and Socrates."
The course will explore the parallels of the lives and deaths of Jesus and Socrates, both of whom were charismatic teachers claiming to be on divine missions, were executed by the ruling elites they challenged, and were vindicated in the writings of their disciples. Participants will examine the teachings of each figure as well as read and discuss the canonical and noncanonical defenses of their lives.
    Sundays, November 6-27
    9:30 a.m.
    Room 5G
ten"Names and Images for God"
Led by Vicky Curtiss
If you're interested in discussing the many ways in which God is perceived and imagined, Vicky Curtiss will be offering a three-week adult education class on that topic, beginning this Sunday morning.
This class will explore a variety of images of God found in the Judeo-Christian tradition and in our own current experiences of God's presence in our lives. Participants will discuss how the ways we visualize and discuss God both reveal and influence how we pray and relate to God.
We hope you'll join us for one--or more--of our adult education offerings this Sunday!
    Sundays, November 6-20
    9:30 a.m.
    Room 5F
worship Worship This Week
All Saints' Sunday, November 6, 2016
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "Revolution of Grace"
 Scripture texts:
   Psalm 149

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Nanette Sawyer, Minister for Congregational Life, preaching
   "Alive to God"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 111
   Luke 20:27-38

6:30 p.m. with Communion 
Service of Remembrance featuring Duruflé's Requiem  
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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passages Passages
We give thanks to God for the gift of life together.

Kimberly Lynn Garza and Edward Allan Smith, October 29, 2016

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Concerts at Fourth Church
Friday Noonday concerts are free.  

Sunday, November 6, 2016
All Saints' Sunday Requiem Service
   featuring Maurice Duruflé's Requiem
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Friday, November 11, 2016
Thomas E. Gouwens, organist
(Associate Organist at Fourth Church)
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Friday, November 11, 2016
Fourth Church Choral Society and Camerata Chicago
   featuring Mozart's Mass in C Minor
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Tickets available online (Use coupon code FPCC for 50 percent discount)

Friday, November 18, 2016
Lily Guerrero, soprano
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Friday, November 18, 2016
Stephen Tharp, organist
7:30 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

Servers for a traditional dinner served at Fourth Church on Thanksgiving, November 24, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers will greet ticketed guests, set tables, pour beverages, serve meals, and clear dishes.

Shower Ministry Greeters
to check in and provide supplies to guests of the Meals Ministry program; Tuesdays, 1:15-4:00 p.m., on a rotating schedule .

Sunday School office assistant to perform administrative tasks one Sunday each month from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

for the Chicago Lights Tutoring program, especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays

To sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities or to learn more about them, stop by Coffee Hour on Sunday morning or email
A complete list of volunteer needs is available online