Congregational Meeting This Sunday
one Congregational Meeting This Sunday
Electing a Senior Associate Pastor Nominating Committee
The Session has called a congregational meeting for this Sunday, August 14 in the Sanctuary following the 11:00 worship service. At the meeting, the congregation will elect a Senior Associate Pastor Nominating Committee that will be charged with identifying and recommending to the congregation a candidate for Senior Associate Pastor (SAP) to join our pastoral staff.
As outlined in the email and letter that were sent to members this spring, the SAP will focus on supervising programmatic ministries--which includes direct supervision for the Associate Pastors, helping to further their individual and collaborative work and programming; supporting development of the lay leaders in our congregation; and working with the Adult Education Committee. You can read more about the position here .
All members are encouraged to be with us for this important meeting in the life of the church!
     Sunday, August 14
     Following 11:00 a.m. worship 
Learn about the Asheville Summer Mission Trip
All are invited to this Sunday's Youth Shareholder Meeting, which will kick off at 12:30 p.m. (following the congregational meeting) in Borwell Dining Room with a light lunch and stories from the youth about their summer mission work in Asheville, North Carolina.
If you read the Fourth Church Youth blog detailing their trip, you know they had some amazing experiences. Come hear about them in person this Sunday!
     Sunday, August 14
     12:30 p.m. (following the congregational meeting)
     Borwell Dining Room
threeVBS Chorus to Sing 9:30 Introit
Hear What the Children Have Been Singing All Week
Join us this Sunday as the children who attended Vacation Bible School this week will sing at the very beginning of the 9:30 a.m. service. The preschoolers through fifth graders will sing some of the songs they learned during their VBS adventure to ancient Egypt, where they learned about Joseph's story.
You won't want to miss their toe-tapping presentation!
fourHave You Seen the Fun Photos from Egypt?
This past week was filled not only with memorable songs but also with lively learning as preschoolers through fifth graders followed the story of Joseph to ancient Egypt for Vacation Bible School.

Check out the photos of the fun these children had as they learned through their daily VBS adventures how God guides and provides!
fiveJoin Us for a Cookout at the Farm
Tasty Food and Festive Fun This Saturday
If you like barbecue, ice cream, and games, then stop by the community cookout at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm this Saturday! Bring family and friends to the Farm (444 W. Chicago) from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. for food, face painting, and balloon art. Students enrolled in Urban Farm programming will also receive backpacks and school supplies from the School Supply Drive.
Lunch will be served at noon from the grill and will use ingredients from the Urban Farm.
This event is free and open to the public, so we hope to see you there as we commemorate the end of the summer season!
     Saturday, August 13
     12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.
     Chicago Lights Urban Farm
     (444 W. Chicago)
sixWomen at Fourth at Millennium Park
Fellowship and a Free Concert This Thursday
Women at Fourth invites you to join them this Thursday as they gather at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park for an evening of fun and fellowship! The band playing that evening's free concert is Elephant Revival.
The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., but please arrive when you can; the group will begin gathering at 5:30 p.m. on the west side of the Great Lawn, near the white information booth. We hope you'll bring your chairs and some food and enjoy a great concert with Women at Fourth!
For more information, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).
     Thursday, August 18
     5:30 p.m. Gathering
     6:30 p.m. Concert
     Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
     (200 E. Randolph)
worship Worship This Week
Sunday, August 14, 2016
8:00 a.m. with Communion
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 82         
   Luke 12:49-56  

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
, Baptisms  
Shannon J. Kershner, Pastor, preaching
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 82
   Luke 12:49-56   
4:00 p.m. Jazz Service with Communion
Nanette Sawyer, Minister for Congregational Life, preaching
   "Making Things Right"
Scripture texts:
   Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
   Luke 12:49-59        
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.  
John Robert Fuller, child of Justin and Holly Fuller 
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Music by the Fountain
Join us for these free concerts! 

Friday, August 19, 2016
Libby York, vocalist
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard

Friday, August 26, 2016
Wydetta Carter, vocalist
12:10 p.m. in the courtyard 

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

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