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 24
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | Young Adult Men’s Bible Study, Prayer Room

Thursday, May 25
6:25 a.m. | High School Thursday Breakfast Club, Room 102
11:00 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 231
6:30 p.m. | Young Adult Roundtable Dinner, Offsite

Friday, May 26
6:30 a.m. | Prayer for the Unreached, Online
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Room 102

Sunday, May 28
8:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Service, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, Room 233
9:30 a.m. | Sunday School Hour, Various Rooms
12:30 p.m. | Women’s Infertility Support Group, Room 132
5:00 p.m. | Bells of the Trinity Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Sanctuary

Monday, May 29
Church Offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30
6:30 p.m. | Youth Alpha Course, Offsite
6:30 p.m. | Youth Bible Studies, Room 102

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 are underway. See the Adult Discipleship webpage for class descriptions.

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, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lower Parking Lot
Join us for a cookout with food, fun, and a watermelon-eating contest. Contact Rob Henneberg for more information.

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

For more information, see the College Ministry webpage.

Congregational Care

Prayer Requests Email
The weekly prayer requests email lists the names of those requesting prayer from our church, providing an opportunity to bring these needs before the Lord. If you would like to receive this email, please contact Kathy Lofberg.

For more information see the Congregational Care webpage.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Breakfast
Tuesday, June 6, 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

Rockville Women’s Center
Friday, June 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).

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

“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.

Music Ministry

Summer Choir
Do you enjoy singing? Come lend your voice to the Summer Choir! On the first Sunday of the summer months (June 4, July 2, August 6), the choir gathers at 10:15 a.m. in the Choir Room to rehearse for the 11:00 a.m. service. We will sing well-known or easy-to-learn anthems and lead hymns during the service. This is a great opportunity if you are unable to make the commitment or to try out for the Sanctuary Choir. For more information, contact Director of Music, Ted Bickish.

For more information see the Music Ministry webpage.

Newcomer Reception

All newcomers are invited to join us at our next reception on Sunday, June 4. Join us for an informal meet-and-greet with pastors, staff, and members in The Commons immediately following the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. services. Children accompanied by their parents are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Lydia Rothbard, lrothbard@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

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.

Women’s Hike
Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m.
Join women from Fourth to enjoy the outdoors at Riley’s Lock in Poolesville, MD, followed by lunch from the food vendors at Rocklands Farm. This will be an easy hike, and we encourage women of all fitness levels to attend. Meet at Fourth in the Upper Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m. or meet us at Riley’s Lock at 9:45 a.m. If interested in joining the group, please email  womenshike@4thpres.org and designate if you plan to meet at Fourth or at Riley’s Lock.

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. Please RSVP to dfrerichs@4thpres.org.

For more information, see the Young Adult Ministry webpage.

Youth Ministry

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.

Middle School Friday Night Club
Friday, May 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102
Come to our final Friday Night Club of the school year. Bring your friends to play games, make new friends, and hear a faith message.

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 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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