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 8
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
Thursday, June 9
7:00 p.m. | College Midweek Bible Study, Offsite
Saturday, June 11
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 111B
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Support Group, Online
Sunday, June 12
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
12:15 p.m. | College Fellowship Lunch, Room 007
5:00 p.m. | Youth Fellowship @ Five, Room 102
6:00 p.m. | Hymn Sing with Rev. Kevin Twit, Upper Room
7:00 p.m. | Summer Sunday Nights, Lower Parking Lot
Monday, June 13
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online
Tuesday, June 14
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room
6:30 p.m. | Youth Bible Studies, Room 102
Ongoing activities: Adult Sunday School, Children’s Sunday School, College Students, Community Groups, Young Adults, and Youth Sunday School.
See the Adult Discipleship webpage for class offerings.
Contact: Kathy Lofberg, email@example.com
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org and Marce Bettridge, email@example.com
Summer Fellowship, Worship, and Lunch | Alternating Sundays, June 12-August 7, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Room 007
College students are encouraged to attend the 11:00 a.m. service and then gather for a catered lunch and connect relationally with your peers. We’ll have one or two ice breaker questions to discuss around tables. These gatherings are all about food and fellowship, but no program.
Weekly Bible Study | Thursdays, through August 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Offsite
Gather at a nearby Fourth family home for a midweek time of fellowship led by Laura and Jeremy Hashiguchi, Katie and Ryan Meyer, Liz Dicus and Grant Taylor and designed to promote fellowship around God’s Word. Email Dorothy Hartley for location information.
College Bay Day | June 11, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Offsite, $25
Join your peers for fun and fellowship in Annapolis. Scholarships are available. Register here. Email Dorothy Hartley for more information.
Romanian Christian Enterprises (RCE) Mission Trip | July 29-August 6, Romania
This summer’s mission trip with RCE led by Fourth member and RCE Board Member, Miller Carbaugh, is open to all college students. In addition to assisting with RCE’s disability ministry, this will allow support to refugees through the work of RCE in light of current events. To express interest or request more information, complete this brief form.
Contact: Dorothy Hartley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blended Families | Thursday, June 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 130
Adults in blended families meet the third Thursday of each month for a light dinner, discussion, and fellowship. Email email@example.com for more information.
Yarns for Hope | Saturday, June 11, 10:00 a.m.-noon, Room 111B
Once a month, we gather to use knitting and crocheting skills to create beautiful, useful items for several church-related ministries. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Kathy Lofberg, email@example.com
Online Proverbs Study | Mondays, 8:00 p.m., via Zoom
Men of all ages are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $4
Men of all ages are invited to gather over a hot breakfast as Dr. Norris teaches from the life of Moses. No reservations are required. Future dates may be found on the Men’s Ministry webpage. Email email@example.com for more information.
For more information, visit the Men’s Ministry webpage.
Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, June 11, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Bring contributions of food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items in brown paper bags with handles. Donated items go to ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV.
Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for Food items: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org
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 email@example.com. Registration deadline is June 15.
Sign up: www.cognitoforms.com/Ylvs1/goyounglivesapplication2022
For information, visit our Opportunities to Serve webpage.
Newsletter | Sign up to receive our biweekly email with information about missionaries and opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.
Contact: Janie Randell, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Moms’ Group | Friday, June 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Online
Join us each month to provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for moms of young or adult children (any age) with special needs. Please note the date change for this month only.
Dads’ Group | Saturday, June 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Online
We provide mutual support, prayer, and encouragement for fathers of young or adult children (any age) with special needs. The group is currently discussing, Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families by Gary Chapman and Jolene Philo.
Contact: Noel Bradley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Clubs | Tuesdays, June 22-July 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Various Rooms
We will meet for 6 weeks at Fourth Church this summer. Register for one of the groups available: Excerpts and Essays, Year 2, discussing Biblical perspectives on racial justice: historical to present day; Recovering Our Sanity: How the Fear of God Conquers the Fears that Divide Us by Michael Horton; and Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story), by Daniel Nayeri.
For information, visit our Women’s Ministry webpage.
Contact: Jean Bronson, email@example.com
Summer Fellowship @ Five | Sundays, through July 31, 5:00 p.m., Room 007
Come hang out before the evening service with the Summer Staff for food, fun, and fellowship. After the service, we will continue hanging out and enjoy dessert from the food truck.
Weekly Bible Studies | Tuesdays, through August 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Various Rooms
Join us for Relevant Insights on Tuesdays (RIOT), a weekly Bible study led by our Summer Staff.
Summer Camp | June 19-23, NorthBay Adventure Camp, $635
Rising 6th-12th grade students and friends can register for SuperCamp.
For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.
Contact: Noel Bradley, firstname.lastname@example.org