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. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.
24/7 Prayer continues through Sunday, May 16.
Wednesday, May 12
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday services
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages, Online
7:00 p.m. | Alpha Course, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Drive-In Theater, Offsite
Thursday, May 13
1:00 p.m. | Grief Share, Online
6:00 p.m. | Alpha Course, Offsite
6:45 p.m. | Spanish Bible Study, Online
Friday, May 14
7:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Support Group, Online
Saturday, May 15
9:30 a.m. | Women’s NOVA Circle, Online
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Online
Sunday, May 16
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary, Upper Room, & Lower Lot
12:30 p.m. | Golf Outing: Special Blessings and Young Adults, Offsite
2:30 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Online
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary
11:59 p.m. | Week of 24/7 Prayer Ends
Monday, May 17
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Online
Tuesday, May 18
10:30 a.m. | Preschool Story Time, Outdoor Tent
7:00 p.m. | Teaching on Tuesdays, Online
7:00 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting, Online
Ongoing activities: Children’s Sunday School, Youth Sunday School, Special Blessings Sunday School, and Women’s Bible Studies.
Spring semester Sunday school classes have concluded.
Summer Class: Song of Songs (Online) | June 6—July 18. See the Adult Sunday School webpage for more information: 4thpres.org/sunday-school.
Teaching on Tuesdays | Through June 8, 7:00-7:45 p.m., “Great Questions Christians Ask.” Sessions examine the pages of Holy Scripture to address some of the great questions believers have concerning the Christian faith. Look for the link to the Zoom gathering in the Teaching on Tuesdays reminder email sent each Tuesday. Please note this series is not being recorded, and no registration is required. Learn more: 4thpres.org/teaching-on-tuesdays.
Contact: Kathy Lofberg, email@example.com
Two new classes began last week. Do you have a friend you could invite? Alpha is a practical introduction to the Christian faith organized and run by a small team of Fourth members. The first class meets weekly on Wednesdays through June 23, at a home near the Medical Center Metro station. The second class meets weekly on Thursdays through June 24, at a home near Fourth Church. Classes will be held outdoors observing COVID-19 safety protocols. Learn more: 4thpres.org/alpha.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2.5 through 3rd grade will be dismissed before the sermon and will be accompanied by their teachers to their classrooms and 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. All children must wear masks in the classroom.
Preschool Story Time | Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Join us at the Tent by the Upper Parking Lot for a Bible story, craft, and games. Facial coverings/masks are required.
4th/5th Grade Bible Study | Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join our last Bible Study of the school year! Girls will meet at the Malkus’ house, and boys will meet in the Upper Lot. Pick up is at the church. Facial coverings/masks are required.
Contact: Paige Malkus, email@example.com
Grief Share | Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m., online, through May 20. A small support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, at any stage in the grieving process, that explores relevant topics using a Christian curriculum. Participation is welcome any time. Register in advance at griefshare.org.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Missions & Outreach
24/7 Prayer | Through May 16. Sign up for 30- or 60-minute time slots and join others for a week of continuous intercession. Coordinate with your family and friends to pray together at a specified time in your home, over the phone, in a Zoom meeting, or in person during limited hours. Register at //tinyurl.com/4thpres24-7/
Rockville Women’s Center | In lieu of the annual Rockville Women’s Center Baby Bottle Campaign, you may go to their website and donate. Hear more about this important ministry during their Ministry Minute in the service on May 16.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, email@example.com
YoungLives Meal Opportunity | Tuesday, May 18, 5:00 p.m. Provide dinner, bottled drinks, or dessert for 20 teens and leaders for a 6:00 p.m. meeting. Food can be dropped off at a home in Bethesda by 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, SERVE@4thpres.org
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DC Party Box Drive-in Theater | Tonight, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Register through Art-Stream Gaithersburg Performances at art-stream.org.
Moms’ Support Group | May 14, 7:30-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue discussing Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent.
Young Adult Golf Outing | May 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Topgolf, 20101 Century Blvd., Germantown, MD
Needed: volunteers, buddies, and mentors to serve and minister to our students.
Contact: Audrey Muteru, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Cancer Support Group | May 16, 2:30 p.m., online. Ladies who are recently diagnosed or under treatment or have recently concluded treatment are invited to an online meeting for prayer and encouraging conversation. Please contact Jean for meeting instructions.
Women’s Zoom Bible Study | Through the week of June 6, based on Loving Jesus More, by Philip Ryken. If you would like to join this study or need to change to another time, please contact Jean. Groups are meeting Monday and Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Thursdays during the day.
Women’s Outdoor Hike | Saturday, May 22, 9:00 a.m., Lake Frank, Rockville, MD. Join women from Fourth as we enjoy the outdoors on our traditional spring hike. Bring your lunch. Learn more: 4thpres.org/women.
Women’s Zoom Book Clubs | Tuesdays, June 22-July 27, 7:00 p.m., online. Learn more and register today: 4thpres.org/women.
Women’s Ministry Spring Program | Women of Fourth tell about the faithfulness of God in what has been a challenging year. Take an hour to listen to a symphony of praise to our faithful God. Available now at 4thpres.org/women.
Contact: Jean Bronson, email@example.com
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Summer Camp Registration | Northbay Adventure Camp, North East, MD, July 25-29. Registration is now live! Cost is $600, with a $200 deposit due at sign-up. All covid safety protocols will be followed and everyone must be covid tested before coming. Feel free to reach out with questions or to ask about scholarship opportunities. Register now: 4thpres.ministryplatform.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=4744.
Youth Bible Studies | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bible studies meet outdoors; see newsletter for specific locations and please dress accordingly.
Contact: Stefan Wiltz, firstname.lastname@example.org