Emergency Needs of Those Affected by the Hurricane
one Emergency Needs: Those Affected by the Hurricane
A Special Offering This Sunday
The category 4 Hurricane Matthew, which is currently heading toward the southeastern U.S. coast, has swept through southwestern Haiti and eastern Cuba and has been blamed for hundreds of deaths. Les Cayes, Haiti, where our Senior High Youth stayed during their July 12-18, 2014 mission trip and where they could still see the effects of the 2010 earthquake, was in direct line of this recent storm.
This Sunday we will receive a special offering to support the efforts of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) to minister to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. PDA will immediately begin working alongside established partners in Haiti and Cuba to respond to this latest crisis and to support these areas during long-term recovery.

You can also contribute to this offering online
today (select "Mission Fund" and then note "Disaster Assistance" in the memo field).
two Easiest Routes to Fourth Church This Sunday
During the Bank of Chicago Marathon
Directions on the easiest routes to get to Fourth Church on Marathon Sunday can be found online .
We'll be cheering for the twenty-seven-member team running the marathon in support of Chicago Lights! Good luck!
threeLet Your Light Shine!
2017 Annual Appeal
The 2017 Annual Appeal for Fourth Church and Chicago Lights is underway!

This year's theme, Light Your Light Shine!, invites us--as Shannon Kershner notes in her letter to the congregation--to reflect on how we embody Christ's love in everything we do, including how our giving supports this light in the city.
The legacy left--in the form of invested funds--by those who have come before us sustains the building and operations of Fourth Church. But it is our giving that funds the actual ongoing mission and ministry, that enables us to continue living out the call to let our light shine in the city.
Information about the 2017 Annual Appeal for Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights is available includes an option for online pledging. You can also read more there about the impact your pledge has.

Pledge cards are available in the pew racks as well, and for those who prefer to use the mailed card, that is on its way to you!
Please make your pledge and help us reach our goals of $3 million for Fourth Church and $500,000 for Chicago Lights--and join us as we let our light shine!
Commitment Sunday is November 6, 2016.
fourLast Week for N. Ireland Registration 
Register for This Musical Trip by October 15
There is just one more week to sign up for next summer's music mission trip to Northern Ireland!

John Sherer and Vicky Curtiss invite you to join them on this journey that will provide a unique opportunity to offer the gift of music and learn about the impact of Northern Ireland's religious, political, and ethnic conflict as a way to understand conflict in other settings.
Participants will give concerts in various churches and cities. They will also explore communities in Northern Ireland to learn from mission partners about peacemaking and reconciliation there as well as how to build peace and promote justice in our own communities.
Applications for this July 10-19, 2017, trip--which are due by next Saturday--can be completed online.
fiveClarence Page on a Michigan Avenue Panel
"Morality, Christian Ethics, and Political Discourse"
Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune will be joined by Princeton emeritus professor Robin Lovin and Fourth Church members Mary Schaafsma and Niala Boodhoo on Monday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a conversation about the current path of morality in our country.
Join us for this discussion about the church's place in a conversation of morality, ethics, and politics and where, as a church, we can truly begin to seek making a difference in this world.
Our October 6-13 book study on The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion parallels the conversations that will be had in this forum. If you haven't yet purchased a copy, you can do so at Coffee Hour on Sunday morning.
     Monday, October 24
     7:00 p.m.
sixAuthor to Discuss Very Married
Katherine Willis Pershey: October 14
Next Friday Katherine Willis Pershey, Associate Minister of First Congregational Church in Western Springs, will be with us to discuss her new book, Very Married: Field Notes on Love and Fidelity.
In her book Pershey, a graduate of Claremont School of Theology, speaks frankly, with equal parts humor and intelligence, about the challenges and consolations of marriage. As she shares her own tales of bliss and blunder, temptation and deliverance, Pershey invites her readers to commit once again to the joyful and difficult work of cherishing another person.
We hope you'll join us next Friday evening in Anderson Hall!
     Friday, October 14
     7:00 p.m.
     Anderson Hall
sevenWorkshop by RefugeeOne
Attend Sunday, October 23
On Sunday, October 23 RefugeeOne will lead a workshop for congregations welcoming refugees. At this afternoon workshop congregations will learn how to be equipped for sponsoring refugees, hear refugees' stories firsthand, and connect with other congregations.
For more information or to register (required), contact Nancy Davis ( 312.274.3815).
     Sunday, October 23
     1:00-4:30 p.m.
     Gratz Center
worship Worship This Week
Sunday, October 2, 2016
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Victoria G. Curtiss, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "More than Meets the Eye"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 66

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
, Baptisms
Rocky Supinger, Associate Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Hardy H. Kim, Associate Pastor, preaching
   "The Welfare of the City"
Scripture texts:
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 new life.  

Emmett Harrison Card, child of Jordan and Jennifer Card 
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Concerts at Fourth Church
Friday Noonday concerts are free.  

Friday, October 14, 2016
Edward and Junghwa Moon Auer, pianists 
12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Friday, October 14, 2016
Camerata Chicago
(Orchestra-in-Residence at Fourth Church)
   performing romantic classics with
Amelia Piscitelli, violin prodigy
7:00 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel
Tickets available online (Use coupon code FPCC for 50 percent discount)

Friday, October 21, 2016
Roosevelt University Choirs
12:10 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel

Friday, October 28, 2016
John W. W. Sherer, organist
(Organist and Director of Music 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

Cooks for Sunday Night Supper on October 30, 2:00-6:15 p.m.

In2It Café instructors
to teach thirty-minute enrichment classes--from yoga to chess to dance to creative writing--to Chicago Lights Tutoring students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, the first week of October through mid-December, from 5:25 to 5:55 p.m.

Sunday School teacher and office assistant during 9:30 a.m. worship services

for the Chicago Lights Tutoring program

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