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 31
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Sunday, September 4
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233
9:30 a.m. | Sunday School Hour, Various Rooms
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Upper Room

Monday, September 5
Church offices are closed in observance of Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6
7:00 p.m. | Deacons Meeting, Room 131

Ongoing activities:  Adult Discipleship, Children’s Sunday School, College Students, Community Groups, Men’s Ministry, Mission DMV, Missions, Music, Special Blessings, Women’s Ministry, Young Adults, and Youth Ministry.


Adult Education

End-of-Summer Sunday School Class | Sunday, September 4, 9:30 a.m. hour, Upper Room
Come for the final special two-week Sunday school class taught by Dr. Robert Norris and Dr. Todd Smedley. “Sermons from Hell” will look at the marks of bad preaching.

Fall Adult Sunday School |  September 11–December 11, 9:30 a.m.
The full schedule of classes resumes September 11. For class descriptions, visit the Adult Discipleship webpage. No registration is required.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

Parents, visit the Children’s Ministry webpage for full information on all our offerings for children on Sunday mornings.

Sunday School Hour 
Sunday School and Nursery has resumed during the 9:30 a.m. hour. Pastors and staff will visit classes this week. Children should return to the classes they’ve attended this summer. Next Sunday, September 11, children will be “rising” to their new classes. Parents will receive more information.

Cherub and Children’s Church
On September 11, as children “rise” to their next grade, please note that Cherub Church is for 3 years-PreK and Children’s Church is for K-3rd grade. If you have questions about a child attending Cherub Church for the first time or a child “rising” to 4th grade and no longer attending Children’s Church, please contact us.

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

Community Groups

Community Groups resume in September! To find a community group meeting near you or at a time that fits your schedule or to download sermon discussion guides visit 4thpres.org/groups.

Mission DMV

Rockville Women’s Center | Friday, September 2, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
To participate in First Friday Prayer on the phone, call 605-313-4415 and enter code 357470 followed by # (pound sign).

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, September 10, 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.


English Class Registration  | Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 p.m.
Non-native English speakers are invited for placement testing and textbook pickup. Go to 4thpres.org/englishclasses to register online. Open enrollment is ongoing. For questions, please email mkorossy@4thpres.org.

Presentation by Eric and Sue Takamoto | Sunday, September 11, 7:15 p.m., Upper Room
Eric and Sue Takamoto, our missionaries serving in Japan, are visiting Fourth for the first time in several years. We’ll learn about their work in Ishinomaki with men, women, and children who were deeply traumatized by the 2011 tsunami, which devastated their community. They will also share about their jewelry ministry, the Nozomi Project. No RSVP needed.

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

Women’s Ministry

Generation-to-Generation (G2G) Bible Study | Beginning the week of September 7
Registration for G2G Bible study is open; groups will be organized soon. 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.

Circles | Monthly gatherings begin in September. Please visit 4thpres.org/women for meeting times, locations, and the books we’ll be studying over the year.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Parents Meeting | Sunday, September 11, 12:30 p.m., Room 007
Parents of youth, grades 6-12, are invited to hear about our fall calendar and plans for the youth ministry this school year. Lunch will be provided.

Middle and High School Sunday School | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Join us Sunday mornings for fellowship, worship, and reading the Bible to gain a deeper understanding of God’s word. Middle school meets in Room 102; high school meets in Room 007.

High School Overtime | Friday, September 9, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Offsite
Once a month after football games, bring your friends and hang out at one of our open houses. We will be meeting at different homes throughout the fall; for location information email Noel Bradley.

High School Sunday Night Live (SNL) | September 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Room 007
Come to the evening service and then stay and spend an hour together with games, skits, and a devotional to start the school week.

Wednesday Bible Studies | Wednesdays, September 14-December 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Rooms 102, 007
Middle and high school students, come hear God’s Word and reflect on Jesus’ teaching as we read through the Book of Matthew. Bring a Bible and notebook.

For information, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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