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. Ron Meyer, Pastor of Congregational Care, with part two of the Alpha Course video. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


WEEK-AT-A GLANCE

Wednesday, March 24
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday services
1:00 p.m. | YoungLives Service Opportunity, Offsite
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages, Online

Thursday, March 25
1:00 p.m. | Grief Share, Online
6:45 p.m. | Spanish Bible Study, Online

Saturday, March 27
7:00 a.m. | Senior Trip, Offsite

Sunday, March 28
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

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 | 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” has concluded. A new series, “Great Questions Christians Ask,” begins April 13. Learn more.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org


Alpha Ministry

Do you have a friend that you could bring to the next Alpha course? Alpha is a practical introduction to the Christian faith organized and run by a small team of Fourth members. Two classes begin in May: Wednesdays, May 5–June 23, 7:00 p.m., at a home near the Medical Center Metro station, and Thursdays, May 6–June 24, 7:00 p.m., at a home near Fourth Church. Classes will be held outdoors observing COVID-19 safety protocols. Learn more.

Contact: alpha@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 2.5 through 3rd grade will be dismissed before the sermon and will be accompanied by their teachers to their classrooms and 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.  All children must wear facial coverings in the classroom.

Preschool Story Time | Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Join us at the Tent by the Upper Parking Lot for a Bible story, craft, and games. Facial coverings are required.

4th/5th Grade Bible Study | Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 p.m.  Girls will meet at the Malkus’ house, and boys will meet in the Upper Lot.  Pick up is at the church. Facial coverings are required.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org


Congregational Care

Grief Share | Thursdays, 1:00–3:00 p.m., online, through 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


Missions & Outreach 

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 in a virtual and in-person hybrid format due to the pandemic. Registration begins April 1. This year we will support Philemon Project’s Grow Center in Lebanon, part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church World Outreach. View the Missions Conference Event Schedule.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org


SERVE Opportunity

YoungLives Service Opportunity | Today, Wednesday, March 24, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (all or part of time) | Help sort and organize donations at a church in Washington, D.C., for a future pop-up shop where teen moms can receive baby clothing and supplies.  

Contact: SERVE@4thpres.org

YoungLives Family Service Opportunity | August 1-4, Sandy Cove, North East, MD, YoungLives Summer Camp (division of Young Life). Spend a week caring for the children of teen moms while they attend summer camp activities. One 1.5-hour training session is required. Adults are welcome and teens, 15-18, with a parent/legal guardian. Cost: $300/volunteer plus transportation. For more information, see our webpage.  

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; Lesson 17. 

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

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 4. Galatians: The Gospel of Free Grace, by Jon Nielson and Philip Graham Ryken. We will not meet during Holy Week. A new series begins the week of April 11 through the week of June 6, based on Loving Jesus More, by Philip Ryken. If you would like to join us, please contact Jean.

Women’s Outdoor Hike | Saturday, May 22. Join women from Fourth as we enjoy the outdoors on our traditional spring hike. More information to follow.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org


Youth Ministry

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Youth Sunday School | Join us for online teaching about “Where Can Believers Find Help?”  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 meet outdoors; see newsletter for specific locations and please dress accordingly. Note: next week Bible studies will not be held.

Contact: Stefan Wiltz, swiltz@4thpres.org

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