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 22
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Thursday, June 23
7:00 p.m. | College Midweek Bible Study, Offsite

Sunday, June 26
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. | Fellowship @ Five, Room 007
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Upper Room
7:00 p.m. | Summer Sunday Nights, Lower Parking Lot
7:15 p.m. | Missions Presentation, Room 102

Monday, June 27
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, June 28
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room
5:30 p.m. | Vacation Bible Study Volunteer Training and Reception, Room 131
6:30 p.m. | RIOT Youth Summer Bible Study, Lower Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Book Clubs, Various Rooms

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
In three weeks, 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. Register now, $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

College Ministry

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.

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, dhartley@4thpres.org

Instructions on Giving

Did you know?

Online giving on Fourth’s website is easy and secure. Go to 4thpres.org/giving.

  • If you give by check, your check has everything we need to record your gift for tax purposes.
  • An envelope with your name and address is needed for tax credit only when you are giving cash.
  • Giving envelopes are mailed every three months to those who request them. We are happy to send them if you want them.
  • If you no longer need or want giving envelopes, please email to be removed from the envelope mailing list.

Contact: Sherri Menkis, smenkis@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.

Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, June 28, 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 mof@4thpres.org.

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


Missions Presentation | Sunday, June 26, 7:15-9:00 p.m., Room 102
Come hear about the ministries of Craig and Yumiko Chapin before they return to Japan in August and Brent and Bonnie’s work in Southeast Asia.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@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.

Summer Choir | Sundays, July 3 and August 7, 9:30 a.m.
Adult and high school singers, join the Sanctuary Choir the first Sunday of the month this summer. Rehearsal is at 9:30 a.m. in Room 144, followed by participation in the 11:00 service. Email Erin Jones for more information; advance notice you’re coming is helpful for seating, but not required.

Contact: Erin Jones, ejones@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Book Clubs |  Tuesdays, through July 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Rooms 130, 132, 142
You can still join any of our three book discussions meeting in person at church: 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.  Register or stop by and join a group.

For information, visit our Women’s Ministry webpage.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

High School Operation Bethesda | Friday, July 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot
Bring your friends to the downtown Bethesda scavenger hunt that is a summer favorite for high schoolers. We’ll gather for ice cream after the hunt. Pick up and drop off in Lower Parking Lot.

Middle School Bowling Night | Friday, July 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot
Invite your friends for a night of fun and fellowship at a local bowling alley. Exact location TBD. Drop off and pick up in Lower Parking Lot.

Summer Fellowship @ 5 | Sundays, through July 31, 5:00 p.m., Room 007
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. This weekly event is for middle and high school students.

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 for middle and high school led by our Summer Staff.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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