"Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise." —Luke 10:36-38
OUR VISION & MISSION
Our vision is a community in which all people have the opportunity to experience spiritual, social, and tangible, economic flourishing. Acknowledging our mutual brokenness, we purpose to love our neighbors in the greater Washington area (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) by mobilizing resources to support organizations which serve the poor and broken.
OUR APPROACH TO HELPING
We cultivate relationships with non-profits, churches, and schools who serve the vulnerable — the homeless, addicted, marginalized, sick and disabled, victims, families in crisis, and immigrants and refugees.
We collaboratively identify needs and mobilize Fourth volunteers to provide “relief” such as food, clothing, and facility upkeep; and “transformational help” such as mentoring/coaching, life skills, and professional assistance.
Show Christ’s Love
We demonstrate Christ's love and compassion by committing to corporate prayer, Gospel sharing, and fellowship. We aim to strengthen our partners through grantmaking and financial gifts.
Share the Blessing
We seek to radiate within the body of Fourth the blessing of serving by sharing stories and rejoicing in the recognition of our own need for rescue.
UPCOMING SERVE OPPORTUNITIES
"Take Over the Mission" Day • Monday, February 20 (Presidents Day) • 1:30 p.m.
Join us at Central Union Mission to support this Christ-centered ministry to homeless and hurting people.
Location: 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Ample (holiday) parking on the street.
• Shelter upkeep tasks in the overnight guest facilities
• Administrative tasks in support of ministry operations
• Manning the prayer stations to pray for Mission guests, program participants, and staff
• Gather to hear testimony from a program participant
• Take a Mission Tour
• Help prepare and serve dinner and bus tables
• Join in evening chapel service led by Fourth Worship Team
Ages 12 and up. Limited volunteer spots available. Email SERVE@4thpres.org with any questions.
Rockville Women's Center • Special Collection • Saturday, February 11 • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. • Upper Portico
This month's Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive will feature a special collection for the Rockville Women's Center. Please clearly label all donations: RWC. Items especially needed are:
Similac Advance and Similac Sensitive
Baby bath supplies (shampoo, lotion, bath wash)
Diapers sizes 1-5
Clothing - gender neutral colors - 0-3 months, 6-9 months & 12-18 months
- Baby sleepers
- Baby long sleeve onesies
ONGOING SERVE OPPORTUNITIES
To participate or learn more about these opportunities, email SERVE@4thpres.org or fill out the form below.
Fourth Presbyterian Church is assisting in the resettlement of Afghan families in Maryland and Virginia. Refugees are adjusting to life in America and refugee resettlement agencies cannot meet all the needs before them. This presents a unique opportunity for us to demonstrate Christ's love to these new neighbors. While material goods such as food, clothing, and furniture are always appreciated, other pressing needs include the offer of friendship, hospitality, and mentoring.
Examples of assistance we seek to provide include:
- Navigating government social services that are available
- Transportation to and from appointments
- Building English language skills
- Employment (helping craft a resume, identify occupational mentors or potential employers)
- Logistics of enrolling children in school and obtaining drivers' licenses
To find out how you can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET OUR PARTNERS
Central Union Mission
Central Union Mission is the oldest private social services agency in Washington, DC. In addition to an emergency shelter, the Mission operates a holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development program for men; a food and clothing distribution center; a camp (Camp Bennett) for underprivileged children; and a ministry to families and senior citizens.
Cornerstone School provides a Christ-centered, nurturing, and academically rigorous education to the children of Washington, D.C., equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to become leaders who serve others in light of Christ and His Truth.
Rockville Women's Center
Rockville Women’s Center is a faith-based, nonprofit, charitable medical clinic and pregnancy counseling center helping women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Samaritan Inns is a Christian organization that provides residential substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to formerly homeless men, women, and families. Through a highly structured and progressive continuum of program services, Samaritan Inns helps individuals and families experience transformation and become independent members of the community. Samaritan Inns maintains eight properties in Washington, DC.
YoungLives is a unique intergenerational and multiracial ministry of Young Life. They touch the lives of teen moms and their babies, as well as church leaders and women of faith.
Christ calls us to spread the good news of his saving love far and wide and to build up his church. Both calls point to the many ways we can serve inside and outside the church walls. Complete a quick form that lists our many service openings. It will connect you with a Fourth Church staff member who can help you take next steps.