Week-at-a-Glance & 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 10
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Friday, August 12
6:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Group, Online

Saturday, August 13
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Group, Online

Sunday, August 14
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Upper Room
10:00 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233B
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Upper Room

Monday, August 15
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Proverbs Study, Online

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


Adult Education

Summer classes have concluded.

End-of-Summer Sunday School Class | Sundays, August 28 & September 4, 9:30 hour, Upper Room
There will be a special two-week Sunday school class, “Sermons from Heaven and Hell”, taught by Dr. Robert Norris, which will examine good and bad preaching.

Fall Adult Sunday School |  September 11–December 11, 9:30 a.m.
Classes resume September 11. For information on class offerings, go to the Adult Discipleship webpage

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, the computers outside the Children’s Library, or the computer in the Upper Room. Once your service concludes, please immediately pick up your children from  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.
On August 14 and 21, there will be no Sunday School or Nursery during the 9:30 hour; both will resume on August 28. On September 11, children will be promoted to their new classes.

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

Congregational Care

Blended Families | Thursday, August 18, 7:00 p.m., Room 130
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

Men’s Breakfast | Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room
Men of all ages gather to share praises, prayer needs, and fellowship over breakfast. Cost is $4. No RSVP is required. Email mof@4thpres.org for more information. Future dates may be found on the Men’s Ministry webpage.

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

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, August 13, 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 Food items: Noel Bradley, SERVE@4thpres.org
Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org

For more information or to learn of ways to serve, visit the Mission DMV webpage.


Kairos Course | On Zoom, August 30-October 25
Encountering God’s Heart for the World’s Peoples. Kairos is a nine week online course that helps transform one’s worldview so that the believer understands God’s purpose for every cultural group in the world, including those that still have few or no churches. This course clearly demonstrates God’s love for the peoples of the world and our call to be a blessing to them.
The next course will be held on Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00 on Zoom, August 30- October 25. You can register online via: www.epcwo.org/kairos/

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Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Fall Music Programs | Beginning in September 
Registration is now open for fall programs including Sanctuary Choir, children and youth choirs, and children’s instrumental groups. For a list of offerings and to register visit the music webpage.

Contact: Erin Jones, ejones@4thpres.org

Special Blessings Ministry

Moms’ Group | Friday, August 12, 6:30-9:00 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.

Dads’ Group | Saturday, August 13, 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.

Contact: Tricia Han, than@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Generation-to-Generation (G2G) Bible Study | Beginning the week of September 7
Registration for G2G Bible study is open. Please note if you plan to attend G2G on Wednesday mornings this fall with an infant-preschooler, register as soon as possible to ensure there are enough childcare workers.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Volunteer Opportunity | August 13, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m
Sign up to help unload and sort donations at the Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive. Registration is required; email serve@4thpres.org for information.

Sunday School | On August 14 and 21, there is no Sunday School during the 9:30 a.m. hour; classes resume August 28.

For information, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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