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 2021 Missions Conference. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, April 7
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

Thursday, April 8
1:00 p.m. | Grief Share, Online
5:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Young Adult Women’s Meet-Up Group, Online
6:45 p.m. | Spanish Bible Study, Online

Friday, April 9
7:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Support Group, Online

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

Sunday, April 11
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary, Upper Room, & Lower Lot
5:00 p.m. | SERVE Day for Clark Inn, Offsite
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, April 12
6:30 p.m. | Women’s Abigail Circle, Online
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Online

Tuesday, April 13
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.

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


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 | April 13-June 1, 7:00 p.m., “Great Questions Christians Ask.” Learn more.

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, 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 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

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive

Saturday, April 10, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Contribute food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items. Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV. Check the updated donation lists.

Contact for clothing and household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org
Contact for food items: SERVE@4thpres.org

Fourth Fellows

Host Families Needed | Our second class of Fourth Fellows arrives in August and the greatest need right now is for host families. As church members, we house, mentor, teach, love, and help Fellows connect through our professional networks. This nine-month program is designed to help each Fellow start well and lay a foundation for the rest of their Christian lives. If you are interested, contact Jenn.

Contact: Jennifer Redd, jredd@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 is available through the Whova app. View registration instructions and the conference schedule.

This year’s Missions Offering will support Philemon Project’s Grow Center in Beirut, Lebanon, part of Evangelical Presbyterian Church World Outreach. To donate online, visit 4thpres.org/giving. Click on the “Select Gift Fund” in the drop-down list and then “Mission Special Offering 2021”.

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 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 April 11 and May 2.

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 lessons 16- 17.

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

Young Adult Women’s Meet-Up Group | Thursday, April 8, 5:00–6:00 p.m., via Zoom

Moms’ Support Group | Friday, April 9, 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 | Saturday, April 10, 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 | 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 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 Book Clubs (Zoom) | 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 “How Can I Know if God Has Chosen Me?” 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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