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, July 7
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday 11:00 a.m. service
2:30 p.m. | 7th Grade Girls’ Dessert Potluck, 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 8
9:30 a.m. | Children’s Terrific Thursdays, Lower Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. | Middle School Rock, Lower Parking Lot

Friday, July 9
2:00 p.m. |  6th Grade Girls’ Baking Day, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Support Group, Online

Saturday, July 10
8:00 a.m. | Young Adult Beach Day, Upper Parking Lot
10:00 a.m. |Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Middle School Lounge
10:00 a.m. | 8th Grade Mission Trip Return, Main Campus
6:00 p.m. | College Progressive Dinner, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Support Group, Online

Sunday, July 11
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
9:00 & 10:30 a.m. | Town Hall Meeting: Sanctuary Renewal, Room 131
4:45 p.m. | Youth Bible Studies, Main Campus
5:00 p.m. | SERVE Day at Clark Inn, Offsite
5:00 p.m. | 4th & 5th Grade Bible Study, Offsite
6:00 p.m. | Summer Sunday Nights, Worship in Sanctuary followed by Dessert Outside

Tuesday, July 13

7:00 a.m. | High School Mini Bike Trip, Offsite
10:30 a.m. | Preschool Story Time, Outdoor Tent
5:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Summer Games, Online
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Silver Spring, Offsite
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.

Summer Reading Club | Children can sign up and pick up prizes during the month of July 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

Congregational Care

Yarns for Hope | July 10, 10 a.m., Middle School Lounge. Come use your knitting and crocheting skills to create beautiful, useful items for several church-related ministries. We meet one Saturday each month and enjoy fun and fellowship while we’re working.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

Deacons’ Offering 

On behalf of the congregation, the Deacons of Fourth Church offer prayer and assistance for those in difficult circumstances. To support this scripturally mandated ministry, a Deacons’ Offering is scheduled to be collected at all morning services July 11. Give online to the Deacon Fund any time by clicking on the GIVE button at the top right of any page on Fourth’s website. If using a smartphone, click on the menu at top right to locate the GIVE button. Then, click the “Select Gift Fund” drop down list and choose the fund marked “Deacons.”

Media Center 

Volunteer at the Checkout Desk | 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 large pots and pans, food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items in brown paper bags with handles. 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

Donate to Clark Inn | Clark Inn is seeking large pots and pans and “new to you” living room furniture.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald,  SERVE@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

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.

Evening Service Gathering | July 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please come to evening worship. After the service, stay for fellowship and a treat at the dessert food truck.

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 Cancer Support Group | July 18, 2:30 p.m., online. Ladies who are recently diagnosed or under treatment or have recently concluded treatment are invited to an online meeting for prayer and encouraging conversation. Please contact Jean for meeting instructions.

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. Note: we will not meet July 13.

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, swiltz@4thpres.org



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