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 Dr. Robert Norris, Teaching Pastor. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


WEEK-AT-A GLANCE

Wednesday, February 3
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday services
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

Thursday, February 4
5:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Adult Women’s Meet-up Group, Online

Sunday, February 7
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
1:00 p.m. | Annual Meeting of the Congregation, Online
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, February 8
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Online

Tuesday, February 9
7:00 p.m. | Teaching on Tuesdays, Online
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther 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.


MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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


Community Groups

Community Groups return Sunday, February 7, and continue through March. To join the conversation and fellowship online during the pandemic, see the list of groups.


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.

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. | Contribute food (including Easter candy), diapers, clothing (coats, socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), 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 out more information. 

Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org
Contact for Food items: SERVE@4thpres.org


Outreach/Missions Newsletter

Sign up to receive our biweekly email with information about opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org


SERVE Opportunity 

Serve a Sunday “Fellowship Dinner”, the second Sunday of each month, for 24 women and children at Clark Inn (Samaritan Inns’ Women with Children Program). Provide a main course, side dish, dessert, or beverage and deliver to a Bethesda home. Next opportunities are on February 14 or March 14.

Contact: SERVE@4thpres.org


Special Blessings

Sunday School | Discoverers & Seekers, 10:45 a.m., and Explorers, 11:00 a.m., via Zoom. Both classes will study Bethesda Series-Person of Jesus: Compassion, Lesson 13.

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

Moms’ Support Group | February 19, 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.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org


Young Adult Ministry

Bible Studies | Various times. There are several Bible studies and book clubs meeting over Zoom.

Contact: Dave Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org


Youth Ministry

Sign Up:Weekly Youth Newsletter

Youth Sunday School | Join us for our online teaching—“Does the Gospel Matter?” 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. Most Bible studies meet inside (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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