Week-at-a-Glance and Ministry Announcements

Here are a calendar of events for the coming week plus the latest announcements from the ministries of Fourth. Also, don’t miss today’s update from Dr. Robert Norris. See the footer of this page to subscribe.


Wednesday, December 16
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday services
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:30 p.m. | Family Ministries Bible Studies, Various Locations

7:00 p.m. | English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Online

Thursday, December 17
1:00 p.m. | GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays Seminar, Online
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Meeting, Online

Friday, December 18
7:30 p.m. | Christmas Trivia for Youth Families, Online

Saturday, December 19
9:30 a.m. | Women’s NOVA Circle, Online
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Online

Sunday, December 20
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 | Sunday Morning Services
6:00 p.m. | Advent Communion Service, Sanctuary

Monday, December 21
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Christmas Eve services
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Online



Adult Education

Sunday School, January 10-May 9, 2021, Nehemiah and Esther or 1 & 2 Peter and Jude | See the Adult Sunday School webpage for more information. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Teaching on Tuesdays, “Jesus Answers Job” | Taught by Fourth Pastors, Tuesdays, January-March, 2021, 7:00-7:45 p.m., online. Join us via Zoom, as we examine the great questions asked by Job that were answered by the Lord Jesus Christ. For more information, visit the webpage. No registration required.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

Children’s Sunday School | Online lessons are available and sent via email weekly. 

Children’s Church | Sundays during the 9:30 a.m. service. Children age 4 through 3rd grade will be dismissed before the sermon and will be accompanied by their teachers to their classrooms, then escorted back to their parents during the closing hymn. Children must be checked in at the Welcome Table before worship to receive a temperature check and a name tag.

Bible Studies for 4th and 5th Graders | Tonight, 6:30-8:00 p.m., outside. Drop-off for boys, Upper Parking Lot; girls, nearby host home. Email for location. Outdoor Bible studies will resume in the new year.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Christmas Outreach

This year our Christmas outreach is to support ministry partners who reach out to people in the name of Christ.  For information or to request a child’s wish list please contact Pamela. Due to COVID restrictions, please coordinate with Pamela and bring your unwrapped toy(s) to Emmaus House no later than December 20. To sign up to provide for the wish list, please use this link.

Contact: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org

GriefShare Holiday Session

Please come to “Surviving the Holidays”, a stand-alone session of GriefShare, tomorrow, December 17, via Zoom. Register at griefshare.org.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

Romanian Christian Enterprises (RCE)

Give a gift that changes lives!  Romanian Christian Enterprises will deliver your gift of a little fat pig, baby lamb, or load of firewood to a poor family or “Grant a Wish” gift to abandoned children at Darius House. Go to rcenterprises.org for more details, and thank you for Making Mercy Happen for people in need this Christmas.

Women’s Ministry

Christmas Celebration | In lieu of our annual Christmas luncheon and dessert, we will be celebrating Christmas with music, Scripture, and reflections virtually, on demand, December 12-31. It will last less than an hour and be a special time to encourage women to gather virtually and watch as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Check the 4thpres.org homepage and social media this Saturday.

Women’s Bible Studies | Zoom Bible Study on Galatians using Galatians: The Gospel of Free Grace, by Jon Nielson and Philip Ryken, begins the week of January 4. If you aren’t presently in a group and would like to join us or need to change to another time, please email Jean.  Currently groups meet Monday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m., and Thursdays at 1:30 or 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

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Youth Sunday School | Join us for online teaching about “One-anothering – What’s That?”  Video links are sent Sunday mornings by email and also are posted on the website.

Youth Bible Studies | December 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bible studies meet by grade and gender. For locations, see the newsletter. Outdoor Bible studies will resume January 20.

Christmas Trivia Night | Friday,  December 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Families are invited to join by Zoom.

Contact: Stefan Wiltz, swiltz@4thpres.org



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