Midweek Update

Dear Fourth Church Family,
Today, I share with you a word of encouragement from Hebrews 7:24-25 that I hope reminds you of God’s faithfulness during this time.
Reminders for this week (details are below):
  • Today, 3:00-5:00 p.m. | “Drive-Through” Food Drive
  • Tonight, 5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer online
  • No Q&A/discussion tonight
  • Thursdays in July | Children’s Summer Reading Club
  • Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. | “Drive-Through” Food Drive
  • Sunday services, same schedule as last weekend
  • Deacons’ Offering this Sunday
Grace and Peace,

Ministry Announcements

“Drive-Through” Food Drive

The neighborhood and church are invited to contribute to a food drive collected by Fourth Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry in partnership with our Missions Local Outreach, Wednesday, July 8 (3:00-5:00 p.m.), and Saturday, July 11 (1:00-4:00 p.m.). Donated food collected is distributed to our ministry partners.

Praise God for the generous donations at our last collection in June when 78 cars provided over 2,900 diapers delivered to Samaritan Inns, the Rockville Women’s Center, YoungLives, and neighbors in the DMV.

  • Mark your contributions “Food Drive” and place them in the trunk or rear of your vehicle.
  • Please wear a mask.
  • Drive to the covered entrance on the Ridgefield Road side of the church. Note that the church building is closed and the food drive is set up outside.
  • Use the outer lane and remain in your car for safe social distancing.
  • See tables set up for sorting donations.
  • Release the trunk, and youth staff or volunteers wearing masks and gloves will unload your contribution.
  • Please bring any quantity of the following (no glass):
    •         canned soups, especially meat stews
    •         boxed milk (nonrefrigerated)
    •         baby formula
    •         men’s full-sized toiletries
    •         pasta and rice
    •         canned spaghetti sauce 
    •         canned tuna and meat
    •         peanut butter/jelly
    •         canned or dried beans
    •         paper products – toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues
    •         cooking oil
    •         diapers (any size) and wipes
    •         baby food
    •         grocery store gift cards in any amount
Please share this opportunity and invite everyone in the community to participate.
Recap videos day one | day two

Baby Bottles Collection at Food Drive

Bring your baby bottles filled with money to conclude our campaign to benefit Rockville Women’s Center. Our earlier collection schedule was disrupted by the pandemic. Please mark donations “RWC” and bring to the Food Drive only.

This Sunday: Worship Services

On-Campus Services, Sunday, July 12
We extend a warm invitation to everyone in the community to join us for on-campus worship services!
Safety continues to be our top priority in this first phase of gathering. Physical distancing limits our capacity, and therefore advance reservations are required for all three services.
For now there is no childcare or on-site Sunday school, but online classes and activities are available for childrenyouth, and adults. All ages are welcome in Sunday worship services.

Congregational Prayer Online, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Join our churchwide online prayer time by video or phone. See the information sent to the Fourth community this morning via email. If it’s your first time joining us, you can get familiar with Zoom videoconferencing ahead of time here.
Questions for church staff? Call: 301-320-3600, x205, or email Sallie Holdrich, sholdrich@4thpres.org.

Fourth Fellows

As we prepare to receive a full class of fellows in just eight weeks, we are looking in earnest for host families and employment opportunities. Visit 4thfellows.org for more information. Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org, or Jennifer Redd, jredd@4thpres.org.

Scripture for Sunday, July 12

Old Testament:  Psalm 62
New Testament: Romans 8:24-25

Children’s Summer Reading Club

Children’s Drive-Through Summer Reading Club continues every Thursday in July, 10:00-11:00 a.m., under the covered portico entrance (Ridgefield Road side) for families with children ages 3-12. Visit the Children’s Ministry Resource page for instructions. Books may be checked out in advance by email request. Children will receive a welcome bag for signing up. Contact: Marie LeDuc, mleduc@4thpres.org.

Children’s Sunday School

Take advantage of your time at home to enjoy this week’s Fourth Family Huddle reading. We encourage you to read, sing, and pray together with your families this week as we explore the Book of Acts.

Youth Ministry

Middle School Rock (Tuesdays, 6:45-8:30 p.m, Lower Lot) and High School Root (Wednesdays, 6:45-8:30 p.m., Upper Lot) will meet each week (weather permitting). Our virtual Sunday School continues to meet each week. Contact: Marie LeDuc, mleduc@4thpres.org.

Special Blessings Mom’s Support Group

We are excited to host Diane Dokko Kim, author of our study book, Unbroken Faith-Spiritual Recovery for the Special-Needs Parent, Friday, July 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m., rescheduled from our June meeting. Contact: Audrey Muteru, amuteru@4thpres.org.

Women’s Cancer Support Group

Sunday, July 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m. via Zoom. Ladies who are survivors of cancer or presently under treatment are invited. If you are a regular attender, you will receive a Zoom invitation the preceding Saturday. If you are new to our group, contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org.

Women’s Fall Bible Studies

We will study the book of Hosea using Hosea: A 12-Week Study (Knowing the Bible) by Lydia Brownback. Purchase in advance online. We will meet at church Wednesday mornings for G2G with additional Zoom offerings or exclusively via Zoom. More information will be coming in August. Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org.

Summer Adult Sunday School Themes in Revelation

The summer semester concludes Sunday, July 19. Weekly lectures are available at 4thpres.org/resources in video and audio format no later than the Friday before each class. Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org.

Fall Pastor’s Classes

Looking ahead to the fall (September 6-December 6), the 9:30 class will study Galatians, and the 11:00 class will study Joshua. More information on group meetings and online registration will be available in August. Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org.