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 Rev. Corey Gray. See the footer of this page to subscribe.


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

Friday, January 1
Church offices closed in observation of New Year’s Day

Sunday, January 3
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary


Adult Education

Sunday School, January 10 –May 9, 2021, Nehemiah and Esther or 1 & 2 Peter and Jude | See the Adult Sunday School webpage for more information. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Teaching on Tuesdays, “Jesus Answers Job” | Tuesdays, January-March, 2021, 7:00-7:45 p.m., online. Join us via Zoom, as we examine the great questions asked by Job that were answered by the Lord Jesus Christ. This series is not being recorded, and no registration is required. Find more information.

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 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.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive

Wednesday, January 13,  3:00-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Contribute toys, food, clothing (especially new and used coats of any size), and household items to a collection by Fourth Presbyterian Church Youth in partnership with our Missions Local Outreach. Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV. Find more information.  

Contact: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org

SERVE day at Clark Inn

Help provide a Sunday “Fellowship Dinner”, usually the second Sunday of each month, for 24 women and children at Clark Inn (Samaritan Inns’ Women with Children Program). Prepare or purchase a main course, side dish, dessert, or beverage and drop off at a Bethesda home, for later delivery to Clark Inn. Upcoming opportunities are January 10, February 14, and March 14.

Contact: SERVE@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Moms’ Support Group | January 15, 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 | January 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue our study of Common Man, Extraordinary Call, chapter 7, beginning on page 119.

Contact: Audrey Muteru, amuteru@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Christmas Celebration | Available via video on demand. In lieu of our annual Christmas luncheon and dessert, we are celebrating Christmas with music, Scripture, and reflections via prerecorded video. We invite women to enjoy this worshipful program.

Women’s Bible Studies | Zoom Bible study using Galatians: The Gospel of Free Grace, by Jon Nielson and Philip Ryken, begins the week of January 4. If you aren’t presently in a group and would like to join us or need to change to another time, please email Jean. Currently groups meet Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays mornings 10:00 or 11:00 a.m., and Thursdays 1:30 or 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

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Youth Sunday School | Join us for online teaching “Do I Have a Spiritual Gift?” Video links are sent Sunday mornings by email and also are posted on the website.



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