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, May 18
1:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Silver Spring, Offsite
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Class Graduation Celebration, Room 131

Thursday, May 19
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Room 130

Friday, May 20
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Reading Group, Room 132B

Saturday, May 21
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite

Sunday, May 22
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233B
9:30 a.m. | Sunday School Hour, Various Rooms
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Upper Room

Monday, May 23
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, May 24
5:00 p.m. |  Special Blessings Young Women’s Fellowship, Online

Ongoing activities:  Adult Sunday School, Children’s Sunday School, College Students, Community GroupsYoung Adults, and Youth Sunday School.


Adult Education

See the Adult Discipleship webpage for class offerings.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

Parents, please check in your children before classes at the computers at the Children’s Welcome Center on the first floor or the computers outside the Children’s Library on the second floor. Once your class or service concludes, please immediately pick up your children from Sunday School or Cherub/Children’s Church.

8:00  and 11:00 a.m. 
Nursery, infants-age 2, Room 133

Cherub Church, age 3-preK, Room 218 – Children are escorted by teachers from their classroom to Cherub Church for singing and teaching and back for crafts and activities; pick up in original classroom.

Children’s Church, K-3rd grade, Room 212 – Children sit with their parents in the service, go to the front when the pastor calls them forward for prayer, and are then escorted to their classrooms. If your child does not have a name tag, please go to the back to be assisted by a Children’s Ministry volunteer as your child goes forward. Please pick up your children in Room 212.

9:30 a.m.
Infants to Crawlers, Room 135
Toddlers to Young 2’s, Room 133
Sunday School, age older 2’s-5th grade, Various Rooms

Vacation Bible School (VBS) | Join us for Monumental VBS, July 11-15, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Kids will explore the vastness of God’s power and the depth of his love for each of them during this week of adventure celebrating God’s greatness! VBS is for children age 3 (toilet-trained) through rising 5th grade. Registration is open, $50/child; final day to register is July 1. We desire every child attend VBS without concern for finances. Please contact Jean Bronson for a scholarship.

Contacts: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org and Marce Bettridge, mbettridge@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

Blended Family Support Group | May 19, 7:00 p.m., Room 130
Join us the third Thursday of each month as adults in blended families meet for a light dinner, discussion, and fellowship. Email blendedfamilies@4thpres.org for more information.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Men’s Ministry

Online Proverbs Study | Mondays, 8:00 p.m., via Zoom
Men of all ages are welcome. Email menproverbs@4thpres.org for the Zoom link.

For more information, visit the Men’s Ministry webpage.

Mission DMV

YoungLives Summer Camp Service Opportunity | August 1-6, $619/volunteer, Lake Champion Camp, Glen Spey, NY
Care for the children of teen moms while they attend summer camp activities at YoungLives Summer Camp (a division of Young Life providing a Christ-centered summer camp experience and childcare for teen mothers). This trip is open to adults and teens. Teens ages 16-17 can serve with an adult chaperone; teens ages 14-15 must serve with a parent. “Mission Trip” letter samples will be provided to raise money. Free background check provided by YoungLives. For more information, please email serve@4thpres.org.
Sign up: www.cognitoforms.com/Ylvs1/goyounglivesapplication2022

For information, visit our Opportunities to Serve webpage.


Spring Cleanup for Missionaries | Saturday, June 4, Mt. Airy, MD
Come and bless our missionaries, Jose and Shari Cuesta, as we spend the day sprucing up their yard and home with them. Email missions@4thpres.org to indicate your interest.

Contact: Janie Randell, jrandell@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Children’s Music Camp | Saturday, July 30, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Children of all skill levels, grades 2-8, spend the day learning and making music together; choose either a handbell or choral music track. Camp is free and lunch is included. Registration is open.

Contact: Erin Jones, ejones@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Young Women’s Fellowship | Tuesday, May 24, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Online
Opportunity for young women to gather and build friendships through fun conversation, music, and games. For ages 21 and up.

For more information visit the Special Blessings webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Book Clubs |  Tuesdays, June 22-July 26, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
We will meet for 6 weeks at Fourth Church this summer; three different book groups will be available. More information to follow.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Summer Camp | June 19-23, NorthBay Adventure Camp
Rising 6th-12th grade students and friends can now register for SuperCamp.  Sign up by June 5 for the early bird special of $575; cost is $635 after that date.

Friday Night Club (FNC) | Friday, May 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot
FNC is a night of fun, food, games and a message for rising 6th-8th graders and friends at Fourth. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside. No R.S.V.P. needed.

High School Hangout | Saturday, May 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Offsite
All rising 9th-12th graders come to a Saturday night hangout. More details to follow.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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