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 Stefan Wiltz, Director of Family Ministries. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, January 13
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday services
3:00 p.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Lower Portico
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages, Online

Friday, January 15
2:00 p.m. | College: Rocklands Farm Outdoor Hike, Offsite
7:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Support Group, Online

Saturday, January 16
9:30 a.m. | Women’s NOVA Circle, Online
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Online
1:00 p.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Lower Portico
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Support Group, Online

Sunday, January 17
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
12:15 p.m. | Special Blessings Leadership Meeting, Online
2:30 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Online
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, January 18
Church closed—Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Online

Tuesday, January 19
7:00 p.m. | Teaching on Tuesdays, Online

Ongoing activities: Adult Sunday School, College Students and Young Adults, Children’s Sunday School, Youth Sunday School, Special Blessings Sunday School, Women’s Bible Studies, and Community Groups.


Adult Education

Pastor’s Class, Nehemiah and Esther or 1 & 2 Peter and Jude | Now–May 9. See the Adult Sunday School webpage for more information. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

New Testament Overview | Sundays, 4:00 p.m. with Robin King and Kent Talbert. Weekly small group Zoom Bible study based on home study questions prepared in advance. For more information, see the Adult Sunday School webpage.

Teaching on Tuesdays, “Jesus Answers Job” | Tuesdays, now–March 16, 7:00–7:45 p.m., online. Join us via Zoom, as we examine the great questions asked by Job which were answered by the Lord Jesus Christ. Please note this series is not being recorded, and no registration is required. Learn more.

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 2½ 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

College Ministry

Daily Zoom Prayer | This week only, Wednesday-Friday, 11:4512:15 p.m. Contact Seth for more information.

Rocklands Farm Outdoor Hike | Friday, January 15, 2:00 p.m. Contact Seth for more information.

Contact: Seth Kreider, skreider@4thpres.org

Deacons’ Offering

The Deacons of Fourth Church pray, help, and care for those in difficult circumstances. To support this ministry, a Deacons’ Offering is scheduled to be collected at all morning services January 24. Give online to the Deacon Fund anytime by clicking on the GIVE button at the top right of this or any page on Fourth’s website. (If  using a smartphone, click on the menu button at the top right to locate the GIVE button.) Then, click on the “Select Gift Fund” drop down list and click on “Deacons.”

Contact: deacons@4thpres.org

Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive

Today, 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” for 24 women and children at Clark Inn (Samaritan Inns’ Women with Children Program). Prepare a main course, side dish, dessert, or beverage and deliver to a Bethesda home. The next opportunities are on  February 14 or March 14.
Contact: SERVE@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Sunday School | 10:45 and 11:00 a.m., via Zoom.

Leadership Meeting | Sundays, 12:15–12:45 p.m., via Zoom.

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

Women’s Zoom Bible Study | Now–Week of April 5. Galatians: The Gospel of Free Grace, by Jon Nielson and Philip Graham Ryken | If you would like to join us or need to change to another time, please email Jean.

Women’s Cancer Support Group | Sunday, January 17, 2:30 p.m., online. If you are newly diagnosed or new to our group, please contact Jean and you’ll be sent a Zoom invitation to attend. During our time we will share, encourage, and pray for one another.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Young Adult Ministry

Daily Zoom Prayer | Weekdays through January 29th, 12:30-12:45 p.m. Contact Dave for more information.

Rocklands Farm Outdoor Hike | Saturday, January 23, 2:00 p.m. Contact Dave for more information.

Bible Studies | Various times. There are several Bible studies and book clubs meeting over Zoom. Contact Dave for more information.

Contact: Dave Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

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Youth Sunday School | Join us for online teaching about “What is God’s Welfare Plan for the Body of Christ?” Video links are sent Sunday mornings by email and also are posted on the website.

Contact: Stefan Wiltz, swiltz@4thpres.org



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