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, August 18
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Thursday, August 19
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Room 132

Sunday, August 22
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
9:00, 10:30 a.m. | Town Hall Meeting: Sanctuary Renewal, Room 131
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Sanctuary


Adult Education

Fall Sunday School Classes, September 12-December 12. Learn more.

New Members Class | Sundays, September 12-October 24, Room 130, 9:30 a.m. Registration is open. Email Ralph Miller, newmembers@4thpres.org, or visit the Membership webpage for more information..

Children’s Ministry

Nursery | Now open Sundays during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services, infants-2 years old. Parents, please check in your children with caregivers in rooms. An usher can direct you to the appropriate room.

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 from their classrooms 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.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Coffee Ministry

Join the Sunday Morning Coffee Team | Volunteer to set up and prepare coffee during the morning services. Various shifts are available to serve each month.

Contact: Gina Hardiman, ghardiman@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

Blended Families Group Meeting | August 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 132. Come for discussion and fellowship on the third Thursday of every month.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@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

Missions & Outreach 

Outreach/Missions Newsletter | 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

Music Ministry

Music Groups Restart in September | Registration is open for the following groups.

Celebration Choir (grades 1-2; director, Anna Tope)
Covenant Choir (grades 3-8; director, Ted Bickish)
High School Choir (grades 9-12; director, Wyeth Duncan)
Sanctuary Choir (adults; director, Ted Bickish)

Fourth Strings (age 6 and up; director, Briannah Steele)
Fourth Orchestra (high school and adults; director, Mary Clark)
Bells of the Trinity Handbell Choir (grades 3-6; director, Mary Clark)
Ring Forth! Handbell Choir (grades 6-12; director, Mary Clark)

Contact: Erin Jones,  ejones@4thpres.org

SERVE Opportunities

Fellowship Dinner | 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 opportunity is September 12.

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

Women’s Ministry

Fall Programs | Visit the Women’s Ministry webpage for a full list of upcoming activities.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Young Adults

Progressive Dinner | September 11, 5:45-10:00 p.m. Dress up for a night of fun! The progressive dinner is a multi-course meal where each course is in a different church member’s home. Registration is required. For location and more information, email David Frerichs.

Fall Retreat | October 29-31, Camp Wabanna. Join us for a weekend of growth in Christ and fellowship with one another. Dr. Bill Davis of Covenant College will explore the Ten Commandments and their role in the Christian life. Online registration is required; deadline is October 10. The cost is $175. Register by August 22 for the early-bird discount ($135). Financial assistance is available. Contact David Frerichs before registering to receive a promo code.

Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org



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