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. Beginning this Sunday, May 30, all services move indoors with updated safety measures and some location changes. Go to 4thpres.org/worship/services for more information. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.
Wednesday, May 26
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. services
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | Alpha Course, Offsite
Thursday, May 27
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 30
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
5:00 p.m. | Youth Bible Study, Outdoor Tent & Lower Parking Lot
6:00 p.m. | Summer Sunday Nights: Worship in Sanctuary followed by Dessert Outside
Monday, May 31
Church offices closed in observation of Memorial Day.
Tuesday, June 1
10:30 a.m. | Preschool Story Time, Outdoor Tent
7:00 p.m. | Teaching on Tuesdays, Online
7:00 p.m. | High School Root, Lower Parking Lot
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, 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 and 11:00 a.m. services, ages 2.5 through 3rd grade, face masks required. When you enter the building, please check-in your children at our welcome table (9:30 in Halverson Hall, 11:00 by the Lower Parking Lot entrance) for name tags and temperature check before proceeding to the service. Children are dismissed before the sermon, escorted by their teachers to classrooms for Bible lessons, and escorted back to the service during the closing hymn.
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, email@example.com
Did you know?
- Online giving on Fourth’s website is easy and secure. Go to 4thpres.org/giving.
- If you give by check, your check has everything we need to record your gift for tax purposes.
- An envelope with your name and address is needed for tax credit only when you are giving cash.
- Giving envelopes are mailed every three months to those who request them. We are happy to send them if you want them.
If you no longer need or want giving envelopes, please email to be removed from the envelope mailing list.
Contact: Ruth Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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 on June 13 and July 11.
Donations needed | Clark Inn is seeking “new to you” living room furniture.
YoungLives Family Service Opportunity | August 1-4, Sandy Cove, North East, MD, YoungLives Summer Camp (division of Young Life). Spend a week caring for the children of teen moms while they attend summer camp activities. A 1.5-hour training session is required. Adults are welcome and teens, 15-18, with a parent/legal guardian. Cost: $300/volunteer plus transportation. For more information, see our webpage.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, SERVE@4thpres.org
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Young Women Get-Together | June 3, 5:00–6:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Moms’ Support Group | June 11, 7:30-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We continue looking at Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent.
Dads’ Support Group | June 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We continue reviewing Common Man, Extraordinary Call.
Needed: volunteers, buddies, and mentors to serve and minister to our students.
Contact: Audrey Muteru, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Zoom Bible Study | Through the week of June 6, based on Loving Jesus More, by Philip Ryken.
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