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. David Frerichs, Pastor of Young Adults. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, February 17
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. | English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages, Online

Thursday, February 18
1:00 p.m. | Grief Share, Online
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Meeting, Online

Saturday, February 20
9:30 a.m. | Women’s Northern Virginia Circle, Online
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Online
1:00 p.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Online

Sunday, February 21
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
2:30 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Online
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Tuesday, February 23
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. Note: there is a new Zoom link that is provided in the email sent Tuesday. 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, begins tomorrow, 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

Today, 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 on March 13. 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

Missions Conference

Fourth’s Missions Conference will be moved from its traditional dates in March to April 30-May 5 this year. More information to come.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

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Sunday School | Discoverers & Seekers, 10:45 a.m., and Explorers, 11:00 a.m., via Zoom; review of Lessons 11-13.

Young Adult Women Fellowship Meeting| Thursday, March 4, 5:00–6:00 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, 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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