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 30
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday 11:00 a.m. service
9:30 a.m. | Children’s Park Day, Offsite
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | ESOL Summer Conversation Class, Online
7:00 p.m. | College Splash, Offsite

Thursday, July 1
5:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Women’s Meetup Group, Online
7:00 p.m. | Middle School Rock, Lower Parking Lot

Friday, July 2
7:00 p.m. | High School Girls’ Night, Offsite

Saturday, July 3
11:00 a.m. | Young Adults Bay Day, Offsite

Sunday, July 4
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
6:00 p.m. | Summer Sunday Nights, Worship in Sanctuary followed by Dessert Outside

Monday, July 5
Church offices are closed in observation of Independence Day
12:00 p.m. | 8th Grade Missions Trip Departure, Lower Parking Lot

Tuesday, July 6
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


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.

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 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.

Park Day | Today, June 30, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Join us at Woodacres Park (5850 Wynnwood Road, Bethesda, MD) for a time of play and fellowship.

Summer Reading Club | Begins Sunday, July 4. Children can sign up and pick up prizes in the Children’s Library on Sundays, 10:30-11:00 a.m., and Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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. 

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, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Media Center 

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, jhorst@4thpres.org

SERVE Opportunities

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, July 10, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Contribute brown paper bags with handles, 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

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.

Fellowship Dinner | Help provide a Sunday “Fellowship Dinner”, once a month, for 24 women and children at Clark Inn (Samaritan Inns’ Women with Children Program). Prepare a main course, side dish, dessert, or beverage and deliver to a Bethesda home.  Next opportunity is July 11.

Donations needed | Clark Inn is seeking “new to you” living room furniture.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald,  SERVE@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Young Women’s Meetup Group | Thursday, July 1, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Online.

Moms’ Support Group | Friday, July 9, 7:30-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We continue looking at Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent.

Dads’ Support Group | Saturday, July 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We continue reviewing Common Man, Extraordinary Call.

Summer Games | Tuesday, July 13, 5:00-6:00 p.m., via Zoom. Join us for game night.

Needed: Volunteers, buddies, and mentors to serve and minister to our students.

Email Audrey to receive the Monthly Eblast.
Contact: Audrey Muteru, amuteru@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Book Clubs | Tuesdays through 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

Summer Camp Registration | Northbay Adventure Camp, North East, MD, July 25-29. 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.

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. Note: Bible studies are not meeting July 4.

Email Stefan to sign up for the Weekly Youth Newsletter.
Contact: Stefan Wiltz, swiltz@4thpres.org



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