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 highlighting Fourth’s Alpha Course. Two sessions begin in May. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


WEEK-AT-A GLANCE

Wednesday, April 14
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, April 15
1:00 p.m. | Grief Share, Online
6:45 p.m. | Spanish Bible Study, Online
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Meeting, Online

Saturday, April 17
9:30 a.m. | Women’s NOVA Circle, Online
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Online

Sunday, April 18
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary, Upper Room, & Lower Lot
2:30 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Online
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, April 19
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Online

Tuesday, April 20
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.

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, reservations are required for all worship services. Questions? Contact Rebecca Sparks-Korossy, rkorossy@4thpres.org.


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. See the Adult Sunday School webpage for more information. 

Teaching on Tuesdays | Now-June 1, 7:00 p.m. Sessions examine the pages of Holy Scripture to address some of the great questions believers have concerning the Christian faith. Learn more. Look for the link to the Zoom gathering in the Teaching on Tuesdays reminder email sent on Tuesdays. Please note this series is not being recorded, and no registration is required.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org


Alpha Ministry

Do you have a friend 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, 6:00 p.m., at a home near the Medical Center Metro station, and Thursdays, May 6–June 24, 6:00 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 masks 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/masks 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/masks 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 | Friday, April 30–Wednesday, May 5. Registration is now available. View the Missions Conference Event Schedule.

Missions & Outreach Newsletter | Please 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 Opportunities

Serve a Sunday “Fellowship Dinner”, one Sunday a 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 May 2 and June 13.

Drivers Needed | Help is needed to deliver food to individual’s homes after our monthly food drives. 

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 18.

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 | This week through the week of June 6, based on Loving Jesus More, by Philip Ryken. If you would like to join this study or if you need to change to another time slot, please contact Jean. Groups are meeting Monday and Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Thursdays during the day.

Women’s Cancer Support Group | April 18, 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.

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.

Women’s Zoom Book Clubs | Tuesdays, June 22-July 27, 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars! 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 “Who, Me—a Living Sacrifice?” Video links are sent Sunday mornings by email and 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.

Contact: Stefan Wiltz, swiltz@4thpres.org

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