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. Thomas Myrick, Pastor of Congregational Life, and his post about Bible Reading Plans for 2021. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, January 20
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday services
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages, Online

Thursday, January 21
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Meeting, Online
6:00 p.m. | College: Ice Skating, Offsite

Saturday, January 23
2:00 p.m. | Young Adults: Rocklands Farm Outdoor Hike, Offsite

Sunday, January 24
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
1:00 p.m. | 2021 Budget Q&A, Online
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Tuesday, January 26
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 Ice Skating | Friday, 6:00 p.m., Rockville Outdoor Ice Skating Rink. Email Seth for more information.

Contact: Seth Kreider, skreider@4thpres.org

Community Groups

Community Groups return in February and continue through March. To join conversations and fellowship online during the pandemic, see the list of groups provided at 4thpres.org/groups.

Congregational Care

Blended Family Meeting | Thursday, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. Contact Charlotte for more information.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@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 will 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

Special Blessings

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

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

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.

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 our online teaching—“We’re in a War. Who Is Our Enemy and How Do We Fight Him?” Video links are sent Sunday mornings by email and also are posted on the website.

Youth Bible Studies | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bible studies will meet indoors by grade and gender in groups of 10 or fewer (with physical distancing and face masks). Girls in 7th and 8th grade will be meeting outdoors. For locations, see the newsletter.

Contact: Stefan Wiltz, swiltz@4thpres.org



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