Above: As we approach year's end, Dr. Todd Smedley speaks with Finance & Stewardship Committee member Cathie Stanton about the church's financial picture.
NOTE: To streamline these weekly emails, we've moved some information online. For the latest ministry announcements and the week-at-a-glance, see Fourth Updates online.
Musical Selections for Advent
From the Music Ministry:
"As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, we humbly share this playlist of songs—new and old, familiar and possibly unfamiliar. We pray each song will help center our hearts on Christ and encourage us in reflection and celebration. In the future, we hope to use such playlists to teach new hymns for corporate worship. May this resource be a blessing to you in this joyous and hopeful season."
—Ted Bickish, Director of Music
Mark your calendars now for these special worship services and family times.
Sunday Mornings
A series from John 1, Word Made Flesh

Family “Advent in a Box”
Drive-Through Event
December 5 | 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Women's Christmas Celebration
December 5-11 | via video on demand

Starlight Carol Sing
December 6 | 6:00 p.m.

Candlelight Carol Sing
December 13 | 6:00 p.m.

Advent Communion Worship
December 20 | 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve
3-4 Christmas Eve services are planned. More specific details will be available mid-December.

Due to limited seating, advance registration is required. Sunday registration is available the Wednesday prior to the service; Christmas Eve registration will be available Monday, December 21.
Worship Services, Sunday, December 6
Morning Sermon
“Bearing Witness to the Light”
Evening Service: Starlight Carol Sing
Scripture readings and Christmas carols with meditation by Rev. David Frerichs
Communion will be served at our morning services using prepackaged communion wafers and grape juice. Prepackaged gluten-free wafers will also be available.
Reservations are open for the indoor services at 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and 9:30 a.m. in the Upper Room, and for the outdoor service at 6:00 p.m. in the Lower Parking Lot. The 11:00 a.m. is also available via video livestream, video on demand, or via phone livestream by calling 855-217-0187 at the beginning of the service to listen.
Make a reservation for the service of your choice and the size of your household:
Face coverings are required at indoor and outdoor services.

If you require the accessible entrance for indoor worship, first make your reservation, then email Rebecca Sparks-Korossy, rkorossy@4thpres.org, so that we may accommodate you.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please email Rebecca Sparks-Korossy, rkorossy@4thpres.org.
Congregational Prayer Online
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Join our churchwide online prayer time by video or phone. If it's your first time joining us, get familiar with Zoom ahead of time.
Join by Phone
Call 301-715-8592 (Meeting ID: 800 360 843) (Password: 867143)

Contact: Sallie Holdrich
or 301-320-3600, x205