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.
Wednesday, June 16
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday 11:00 a.m. service
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | Alpha Course, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | ESOL Summer Conversation Class, Online
7:00 p.m. | College Splash, Offsite
Thursday, June 17
6:00 p.m. | Alpha Course, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Middle School Rock, Lower Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Meeting, Offsite
Saturday, June 19
9:30 a.m. | Bagels & Bites, Lower Parking Lot
6:30 p.m. | College Progressive Dinner, Offsite
Sunday, June 20
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
4:45 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, June 21
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Circle – Rebekah – Bethesda/Potomac, Online
Tuesday, June 22
10:30 a.m. | Preschool Story Time, Outdoor Tent
7:00 p.m. | High School Root, Lower Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Book Clubs, Main Campus
Ongoing activities: Children’s Sunday School, Adult Sunday School (online), College Sunday School, Young Adults/Young Marrieds Sunday School, 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.
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. 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 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.
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.
Rising 4th & 5th Grade Bible Study | Sunday, June 27, 5:00-5:45 p.m. Drop off at the Malkus’ home; pick up at the church under the Portico.
Terrific Thursdays | July 8, 15, & 22, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Lower Parking Lot. Rising 1st-5th graders can join staff & volunteers for VBS-like games, activities, & Bible stories. Registration is required; there is no cost.
Children’s Ministry Summer Calendar | Take a look at the many fun activities planned for your children this summer on our printable calendar.
Contact: Paige Malkus, email@example.com
Volunteers Needed | The Media Center is open Sundays, 9:00-11:00 a.m., and Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please consider assisting with checkouts Sunday mornings.
Contact: Jennifer Horst, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
YoungLives Club Dinner | Tuesday, June 22, 5:00 p.m. Help provide a portion of a main course, desserts, or beverages for 20 teens and leaders for their evening meeting. Food may be dropped off at a home in Bethesda by 5:00 p.m.
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. Scholarships are available. For more information, see our webpage.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, SERVE@4thpres.org
Ice Cream Social | Saturday, June 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Outdoor Tent.
Needed: Volunteers, buddies, and mentors to serve and minister to our students.
Email Audrey to receive the Monthly Eblast.
Contact: Audrey Muteru, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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-19 safety protocols will be followed and everyone must be COVID-19 tested before coming. Feel free to reach out with questions or to ask about scholarship opportunities. Register now.
Hershey Park Day | Wednesday, June 23, $50 (due at registration), 9:00 a.m. Middle and High School students will go to Hershey Park for a day of fun! We will meet at church, head to the park, and return by 10:00 p.m. Pack a lunch or buy one (bring money) as we stop at a fast-food restaurant on the way; bring money for dinner in the park. Registration is open.
Middle School Rock | Thursdays 7:00-8:30 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. Rising 6th, 7th, & 8th graders join us for summer fun and games! Each week features a different theme and a special message. Friends are welcome and encouraged.
High School Root | Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. All 9th-12th graders, bring your friends to join us for fun and friendship. Each week features a different theme and special message. Pickup at McDonald’s.
Mini Bike Trip to Harpers Ferry | July 13-15, $150, 9th-12th graders only. Bike 60 miles from the church to Harpers Ferry on paved paths/roads. We will then camp for two nights and return the same route. During our day off we will enjoy hiking and tubing on the Potomac River. Scholarships are available upon request.
Sunday Night Bible Study/Evening Service | 4:45 p.m. All 6th-12th grade students (and their friends) are invited to join us for weekly Bible Studies (divided by grade and gender) led by our Summer Staff. Afterward, students can attend the 6:00 p.m. Evening Service with their staffer and then hang out with friends and enjoy a cool treat from the dessert food truck waiting outside.
Email Stefan to sign up for the Weekly Youth Newsletter.
Contact: Stefan Wiltz, firstname.lastname@example.org