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, May 17
9:30 a.m. | G2G Bible Study, Various Rooms
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:00 p.m. | Fourth Strings Rehearsal, Room 142 (Chapel)
7:00 p.m. | English Classes, Various Rooms
7:00 p.m. | Young Adult Men’s Bible Study, Prayer Room

Thursday, May 18
11:00 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
6:30 p.m. | Bethesda Alpha Course, Offsite
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Room 130
8:00 p.m. | G2G Zoom Bible Study, Online

Friday, May 19
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Reading Group, Room 132
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102

Saturday, May 20
10:00 a.m. | Senior Class Breakfast, Offsite
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite
6:00 p.m. | Eighth Grade Graduation Celebration, Room 007

Sunday, May 21
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Service, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233
8:30 a.m. | Youth Teacher Appreciation Brunch, Youth Lounge
9:30 a.m. | Sunday School Hour, Various Rooms
12:20 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Room 132
5:00 p.m. | Bells of the Trinity Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. | Senior Class Baccalaureate Dinner, Upper Room

Monday, May 22
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Proverbs Study, Online

Tuesday, May 23
6:30 a.m. | Men’s Breakfast, Upper Room
6:30 p.m. | Youth Alpha Course, Offsite

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

Adult Sunday School summer classes begin this Sunday, May 21. See the Adult Discipleship webpage for information on summer class offerings.

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 as well as Vacation Bible School, July 10-14.

Opportunities to Serve
This summer, helpers are needed in Children’s Sunday School classes (June 18-July 30, 8 weeks only), Children’s Church every Sunday at either the 8:00 or 11:00 a.m. worship services, and Vacation Bible School (July 10-14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) where there are a multitude of ways to serve.

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

College Ministry

Summer Kickoff Dinner
Saturday, June 3, 6:30 p.m., Offsite
Join us for a summer kickoff dinner. Contact Noel Bradley for location and more information.

Sunday Fellowship Lunch
Sunday, June 4, 12:30 p.m., Upper Room
Come to a bi-weekly catered lunch beginning this Sunday. This gathering provides food and fellowship and a time and space to connect with one another; no RSVP needed.

For more information, see the College Ministry webpage.

Congregational Care

Blended Family Support Group
Thursday, May 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 130
Resources and encouragement to help blended families process challenges and grow in healthy relationships. Adults meet the third Thursday of each month for a light dinner, discussion, fellowship, and support.

For more information see the Congregational Care webpage.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Breakfast
Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room, $5.00
Men of all ages are invited to gather to share praises, prayer needs, and fellowship over a hot breakfast as Dr. Todd Smedley teaches from the Scriptures. No reservations are required. Email mof@4thpres.org for more information.

For more information see the Men’s Ministry webpage.

Mission DMV

YoungLives Club Meeting
Tuesday, May 23, Offsite
Provide transportation or dinner for teen moms and their babies for monthly club meetings in Silver Spring, MD. For questions or more information contact SERVE@4thpres.org.

YoungLives Summer Camp for Moms
July 13-18, Offsite
Provide childcare during the “Best Week of Their Lives” summer camp for teen moms. The cost for this local mission opportunity in Virginia is $636 for meals and lodging; scholarships are available. For more information contact SERVE@4thpres.org. Registration deadline is June 1.

For more more information about ways to volunteer, see the Mission DMV webpage.

Missions Ministry

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“Serving As Senders” Summer Sunday School Class
May 21-July 31, Room 130
Based on the book “Serving As Senders Today”, this class is designed to increase our understanding and awareness of why every Christian participates in the Great Commission and how our church can serve our mission field workers well.

Missions Prayer for the Unreached
Friday, May 26, 6:30 a.m., Online
Join us this month as we pray for unreached people groups in Indonesia. Contact Noel Bradley for the Zoom link and to get a copy of the prayer requests.

For more information, go to our Missions Ministry webpage.

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Cancer Support Group
Sunday, May 21, 12:20 p.m., Room 132
Enjoy lunch with sharing, praying, and a healthy dose of encouragement as we lean on Christ during this hard patch in life’s journey.

Infertility Support Group
May 28, 12:30 p.m., Room 132
Are you experiencing infertility? Fourth’s Infertility Support Group is a safe place to gather with others who are walking this path. Join us for lunch, discussion, and prayer in Room 132. Please email Jessica de Voest and Rebecca Sparks-Korossy at ISG@4thpres.org for more information or to RSVP, although RSVP is not required. We look forward to seeing how God works in and through this group.

For more information see the Women’s Ministry webpage.

Young Adult Ministry

Monthly Roundtable Dinner
Thursday, May 25, 6:45-8:45 p.m., Offsite
Delicious dinner, intentional conversation, and a time when the entire young adult community (20s, 30s, married, single) can come together and meet new people. A great place for those who can’t make Sunday morning class to reconnect or stay connected with each other and with those frequently involved. Please RSVP to dfrerichs@4thpres.org.

For more information, see the Young Adult Ministry webpage.

Youth Ministry

Middle School Friday Night Club
Friday, May 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Come to a fun-filled night of playing games and making new friends, followed by a faith message.

Senior Class Breakfast
Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m., Offsite
Juniors are also invited to our end-of-the-year breakfast for a morning hangout with great food! Contact Genna Repich or Jake Willeman for the address of the location.

8th Grade Celebration
Saturday, May 20, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Room 007
Eighth graders and their families are invited to join us for a special dinner celebration. Registration is open (“attendee” is the student).

Class of 2023 Baccalaureate Service and Dinner
Sunday, May 21, 6:00 p.m.
Graduating seniors and their friends and families are invited to attend this special tradition when we celebrate each of our seniors and all God has done and will do in their lives. The Baccalaureate Service is at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Dinner for the graduates and their families will immediately follow in the Upper Room. Senior families please RSVP if you have not already done so and contact Genna Repich.

High School Thursday Breakfast Club (TBC)
Thursday, May 25, 6:25 a.m., Room 102
Bring your friends and enjoy pancakes, games, and a short devotional before school.

Summer Bible Study
Tuesdays, May 30-August 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot
Middle and high school students, bring your friends for games and to hear God’s word.

Youth Summer Camp
June 21—25, $635, Offsite
Rising 6th-12th grade students, bring your friends and come to NorthBay Adventure Camp for a week of super games, skits, worship, water sports, and getting into God’s word. Registration is open; the cost is $635; get the early bird cost of $575 if you sign up before June 2. Scholarships are available; for information contact Rob Henneberg.

For more information, see the Youth Ministry webpage.



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