Week-at-a-Glance and Ministry Announcements

In this post you’ll find the calendar of events for the coming week plus the latest announcements from the ministries of Fourth. Also, don’t miss today’s Midweek Update email. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


WEEK-AT-A GLANCE

Wednesday, June 2
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
7:00 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Online

Thursday, June 3
5:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Women’s Meet Up Group, Online
6:00 p.m. | Alpha Course, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Middle School Rock, Lower Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. | College Splash, Offsite

Friday , June 4
10:00 a.m. | College Swallow Falls Camping Trip, Offsite

Saturday, June 5
9:00 a.m. | Women’s Outdoor Hike, Offsite

Sunday, June 6
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

Tuesday, June 8
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
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Online

Ongoing activities: Children’s Sunday School, Adult Sunday School (online), Women’s Bible Studies.


MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Adult Education

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, 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. and 11:00 a.m. services. 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 (9:30 in Halverson Hall, 11:00 by the Lower Parking Lot entrance) 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.

Bagels & Bikes | June 19, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Lower Parking Lot. Bring your child’s bike or scooter and enjoy coffee, juice, and treats.

Printable Children’s Ministry Summer Calendar | Take a look at the many fun activities planned for your children this summer.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org


Missions & Outreach 

Outreach/Missions Newsletter | Please sign up to receive our biweekly email with information about prayer for our global partners and opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, missions@4thpres.org


SERVE Opportunities

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, June 12, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Contribute food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items. Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV.

Contact for clothing and household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org
Contact for food items: Charlotte FitzGerald, SERVE@4thpres.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 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


Special Blessings

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Young Women’s Meet Up Group | 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, amuteru@4thpres.org


Women’s Ministry

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 Book Clubs | Tuesdays, June 22-July 27, 7:00 p.m. 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, jbronson@4thpres.org


Youth Ministry

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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, swiltz@4thpres.org

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