Week-at-a-Glance and Ministry Announcements

Here are a calendar of events for the coming week plus the latest announcements from the ministries of Fourth. Also, don’t miss today’s update from our Pastor of Administration, Rev. Corey Gray. See the footer of this page to subscribe.


Tuesday, November 24
7:30 p.m. | College Gathering, Offsite

Wednesday, November 25
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday services
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Day: Church offices closed.
10:30 a.m. | Thanksgiving Day Worship Service, Lower Lot

Friday, November 27
Thanksgiving Friday: Church offices closed.

Sunday, November 29
8:00, 9:30, 11:00, & 6:00 | Sunday Services
10:45 a.m. | Young Adult Class, Online
11:00 a.m. | College Sunday School, Online

Tuesday, December 1
4:00 p.m. | “Family Advent in a Box” Drive Through, Lower Portico
7:30 p.m. | College Gathering, Offsite

Throughout the Week
Pastor’s Classes meet at various times


Adult Sunday School

Fall semester classes continue through December 6. See the Adult Sunday School webpage to find out about the spring semester classes beginning January 10. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

Children’s Sunday School | Online lessons are available and sent via email weekly. 

Children’s Church | Sundays during the 9:30 a.m. service. Children age 4 through 3rd grade will be dismissed before the sermon and will be accompanied by their teachers to their classrooms, then escorted back to their parents during the closing hymn. Children must be checked in at the Welcome Table before worship to receive a temperature check and a name tag.

Preschool Story Time | Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., at the tent adjacent to the Upper Parking Lot. 

Bible Studies for 4th and 5th Graders | Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Bible studies will not be meeting.

Family “Advent in a Box” Drive-Through Event  | Tuesday, December 1, 4:00–5:00 p.m., or Saturday, December 5, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Register online to pick up a Christmas family devotional and Advent calendar, an Advent wreath (available with advance purchase), plus Christmas crafts, prepackaged cookies, and hot chocolate! The box is free. However, if you wish to purchase an Advent wreath, there is a $35.00 fee. The drive-through will be held under the Ridgefield Road Portico. Registration ends December 3

Contact: Marie LeDuc, mleduc@4thpres.org

Christmas Outreach

This year our Christmas outreach is to support ministry partners who reach out to people in the name of Christ. For information or to request a child’s wish list please contact Pamela.

Contact: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org

Romanian Christian Enterprises (RCE)

Give a gift that changes lives!  Romanian Christian Enterprises will deliver your gift of a little fat pig, baby lamb, or load of firewood for a poor family or “Grant a Wish” gift for abandoned children at Darius House.  Go to rcenterprises.org for more details, and thank you for Making Mercy Happen for people in need this Christmas.

SERVE Opportunities at Clark Inn

Serve a Sunday “Fellowship Dinner”, December 13 or January 10, for 24 women and children at Clark Inn (Samaritan Inns’ Women with Children Program). Provide a main course, side dish, dessert, or beverage and deliver to a Bethesda home.

Contact: Pamela Roylance, SERVE@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Sunday School and Leadership Meeting | Will not meet on Sunday, November 29. 

Moms’ Support Group | December 11, 7:30-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue our study of Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent, chapter 24.

Dads’ Support Group | December 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue our study of Common Man, Extraordinary Call, chapter 7.

Contact: Audrey Muteru, amuteru@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

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Youth Sunday School | Join us for online teaching about “What Should We Do When We Are Tempted to Leave the Church?” Video links are sent Sunday mornings by email and also are posted on the website.

Youth Bible Studies |Will not be meeting this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We resume December 2, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bible studies meet by grade and gender. For locations, see the newsletter.

Middle School Going Deep with Brad and Rachel, Middle School Directors | Will resume December 7, Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., via Zoom.

Contact: Marie LeDuc, mleduc@4thpres.org



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