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 14
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 15
9:30 a.m. | Children’s Terrific Thursdays, Lower Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. | Middle School Rock, Lower Parking Lot

Friday, July 16
3:00 p.m. | College Summer Retreat, Offsite

Saturday, July 17
9:30 a.m. |  Children’s Park Day, Offsite

Sunday, July 18
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
12:00 p.m. | Young Adult Sunday Lunch, Offsite
2:30 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Online
4:45 p.m. | Youth Bible Studies, Main Campus
5:00 p.m. | 4th & 5th Grade Bible Study, Offsite
6:00 p.m. | Summer Sunday Nights, Worship in Sanctuary followed by Dessert Outside

Monday, July 19
3:30 p.m. | Middle School Girls Nerf Wars, Room 007

Tuesday, July 20
10:30 a.m. | Preschool Story Time, Outdoor Tent
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Book Clubs, Main Campus
7:00 p.m. | High School Root, Lower Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting, Room 131

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

Park Day | Saturday, July 17, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Join us at Woodacres Park (5850 Wynnwood Rd., Bethesda) for a time of play and fellowship.

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 accompanied by their teachers to their classrooms. Parents, please pick up your children in Rooms 200 & 202 immediately after the service. Children must be checked in at the Welcome Table in Halverson Hall 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 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 

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

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

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.

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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