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 Fourth’s Music Director, Ted Bickish. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, February 10
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

Friday, February 12
7:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Meetup, Online

Sunday, February 114
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
12:15 p.m. | Special Blessings Leadership Meeting, Online
5:00 p.m. | SERVE Day for Clark Inn
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, February 15
Church Offices closed in observation of Presidents’ Day.

Tuesday, February 16
7:00 p.m. | Teaching on Tuesdays, Online
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, 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. Note: beginning next week, February 16, there is a new Zoom link. It will be provided in the email sent next Tuesday. 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

Congregational Care

Grief Share | Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m., online, February 18-May 20. A small support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, at any stage in the grieving process, that explores relevant topics using a Christian curriculum. Participation is welcome any time. Register in advance at griefshare.org.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive

Wednesday, February 17, 3:00-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. | Pick up empty Easter eggs in February and return candy-stuffed eggs in March. Contribute food, diapers, clothing (coats, socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items. Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV. Check the updated donation lists. 

Contact for clothing and household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org
Contact for food items: SERVE@4thpres.org

Outreach/Missions Newsletter

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Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Sunday School | Discoverers & Seekers, 10:45 a.m., and Explorers, 11:00 a.m., via Zoom. We will have a Valentine’s Day craft.

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

Moms’ Support Group | February 12, 7:30-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue our study of Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent.

Dads’ Support Group | February 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue our study of Common Man, Extraordinary Call.

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, contact Jean.

Women’s Cancer Support Group | February 21, 2:30 p.m. (online). Ladies who have been recently diagnosed, are under treatment, or recently concluded treatment are invited to an online meeting for prayer and an encouraging conversation. Please contact Jean or 301-320-3600, x275, for meeting instructions.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

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Youth Sunday School | Join us for our online teaching—“Just As If I Never Sinned…Really?” Video links are emailed on Sunday mornings and posted to the website.

Youth Bible Studies | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Most Bible studies meet indoors (with physical distancing and face masks) by grade and gender. For locations, see the newsletter. 

Contact: Stefan Wiltz, swiltz@4thpres.org



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