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. Todd Smedley, Fourth’s Senior Pastor. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, March 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

Thursday, March 11
1:00 p.m. | Grief Share, Online
6:45 p.m. | Spanish Bible Study, Online

Friday, March 12
7:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Support Group, Online

Saturday, March 13
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Lower Portico
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Support Group, Online

Sunday, March 14
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, March 15
7:00 p.m. | Rebekah Women’s Circle, Online

Tuesday, March 16
7:00 p.m. | Teaching on Tuesdays, Online
7:00 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting, 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 | Through 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” | Last meeting is 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. Look for the link to the Zoom gathering in the Teaching on Tuesdays reminder emails sent each Tuesday morning. 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.

Easter Gift Bags | Includes a family devotional and calendar, Easter crafts, and treats.  Register now through March 17. Drive-through pick up is Saturday, March 20, 10:00-11:30 a.m.  

4th/5th Grade Bible Study | Resumes Wednesday, March 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Girls will meet at the Malkus’ house, and boys will meet in the Upper Lot.  Pickup is at the church.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

Grief Share | Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m., online, now-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

Now on Saturdays only with extended hours, Saturday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Return candy-stuffed Easter eggs. Contribute food, diapers, clothing (coats, socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items. Drive to the covered entrance on the Ridgefield Road side of Fourth Church. Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV. Check the updated donation lists.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

2021 Missions Conference: “Prayer for the Healing of the Nations”

Friday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 5. We present our global partners and their ministries around the world, mostly in a virtual capacity due to the pandemic. This year we will support Philemon Project’s Grow Center in Lebanon, part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church World Outreach. Registration information coming soon. View the Missions Conference Event Schedule.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

Spanish Bible Study

Thursdays, through May 27, 6:45-8:00 p.m., online. A low-key, nonthreatening introduction for those interested in exploring the Bible.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org to register

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 14 and 15.

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

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

Needed: volunteers, buddies, and mentors to serve and minister to our students.

Contact: Audrey Muteru, amuteru@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Zoom Bible Study | Through the 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 | March 21, 2:30 p.m., online. Ladies who are recently diagnosed or under treatment or have recently concluded treatment are invited to an online meeting for prayer and encouraging conversation. Please contact Jean for meeting instructions.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

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Youth Sunday School | Join us for our online teaching—“Wanted: Dead and Alive?” 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. This will be our last week meeting indoors for Bible Studies, we will resume meeting outdoors in groups beginning next week, March 17.

Contact: Stefan Wiltz, swiltz@4thpres.org



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