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 3
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Thursday, August 4
7:00 p.m. | College Midweek Bible Study, Offsite

Friday, August 5
6:30 p.m. | Youth Middle School End of Summer Pool Party, Offsite
6:30 p.m. | Youth High School End of Summer Pool Party, Offsite

Sunday, August 7
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Upper Room
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233B
9:30 a.m. | Summer Choir Warm Up, Room 144
12:15 p.m. | College Fellowship Lunch, Offsite
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Upper Room

Monday, August 8
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. There will be a special two-week Sunday school class, August 28 and September 4, in the Upper Room. “Sermons from Heaven and Hell”, taught by Dr. Robert Norris, will examine good and bad preaching. The fall semester begins September 11.

For more information, see 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 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.
On August 7, 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

College Ministry

Weekly Bible Study | Thursday, August 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Offsite
Gather at a nearby Fourth family home for our final 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.

Contact: Dorothy Hartley, dhartley@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

GriefShare | Mondays, September 12–December 12, 7:00 p.m., Online
Weekly support sessions for those grieving the loss of a loved one. To register and learn more, see the GriefShare webpage. Email griefshare@4thpres.org with questions.

DivorceCare | Thursdays, September 15–December 15, 7:00 p.m., The Commons
This Bible-centered support group offers a nonjudgmental place of hope and healing from the pain of separation or divorce. To learn more and to register, see the DivorceCare webpage. Email divorcecare@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

Rockville Women’s Center | Friday, August 5, 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, 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.

Music Ministry

Summer Choir | Sunday, August 7, 9:30 a.m.
Adult and high school singers may join the Sanctuary Choir for the final Summer Choir. Rehearsal is at 9:30 a.m. in Room 144, followed by participation in the 11:00 a.m. 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

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

Summer Sewing Group | Wednesday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 111B
All 6th-12th graders, come to our final gathering.  Contact Noel Bradley  with questions.

Middle and High School Summer Blowout Parties | Friday, August 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Offsite
Bring your friends and enjoy food, friends, and swimming as we reminisce and say goodbye to our Summer Staff. No RSVP needed. There will be separate parties for middle and high school. For location information, please contact Noel Bradley.

Volunteer Opportunity | Sign-up to help unload and sort donations at the Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive on August 13, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration is required; contact Noel Bradley

On August 7, 14, and 21, there is no Sunday School during the 9:30 a.m. hour; classes resume August 28.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org



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