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 on the Sanctuary renewal project. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.
Wednesday, May 19
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
Thursday, May 20
1:00 p.m. | Grief Share, Online
6:00 p.m. | Alpha Course, Offsite
6:45 p.m. | Spanish Bible Study, Online
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Meeting, Online
Sunday, May 23
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary, Upper Room, & Lower Lot
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary
Tuesday, May 25
10:30 a.m. | Preschool Story Time, Outdoor Tent
7:00 p.m. | Teaching on Tuesdays, Online
Ongoing activities: Children’s Sunday School and Women’s Bible Studies.
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
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.
Contact: Paige Malkus, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Missions & Outreach
Rockville Women’s Center | In lieu of the annual Rockville Women’s Center Baby Bottle Campaign, you may donate on their website: rockvillewomenscenter.com.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship Dinner | Ongoing, one Sunday a month. Provide a portion of a dinner for 24 women and children at Clark Inn (Samaritan Inns’ Women with Children Program). Provide a main course, side dish, dessert, or beverage and deliver to a Bethesda home. Next opportunities are June 13 and July 11.
Donations needed | Clark Inn is seeking “new to you” living room furniture.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, SERVE@4thpres.org
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 Thursday during the day.
Women’s Outdoor Hike | Saturday, June 5, 9:00 a.m., Lake Frank, Rockville, MD. Please note the date change. 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.
Contact: Stefan Wiltz, firstname.lastname@example.org