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 Paige Malkus, Director of Children’s Ministry. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.
Wednesday, March 3
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
7:00 p.m. | Stated Session 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.
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. 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, email@example.com
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 Bag | Registration begins Friday, March 5. Bags include a family devotional and calendar, Easter crafts, and treats. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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.
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. Registration information coming soon. View the Missions Conference Event Schedule.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Romanian Christian Enterprises (RCE) Virtual Fun Run
Saturday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. “Run For Their Lives!”, RCE’s Annual Fun Run fundraiser, online. Make mercy happen for the poor and vulnerable in Romania. Register in advance to create your personal fundraising page.
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 March 14 or April 11.
Spanish Bible Study
Thursdays, March 4-May 27, 6:45-8:00 p.m., online. A low-key, nonthreatening introduction for those interested in exploring the Bible.
Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, email@example.com to register
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Sunday School | Discoverers & Seekers, 10:45 a.m., and Explorers, 11:00 a.m., via Zoom; Lesson 15.
Leadership Meeting | Sundays, 12:15–12:45 p.m., via Zoom.
Young Adult Women Fellowship Meeting | Thursday, March 4, 5:00–6:00 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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Youth Sunday School | Join us for our online teaching—“But Wait! There’s More?” 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, firstname.lastname@example.org