Week-at-a-Glance and Ministry Announcements

In this post you’ll find the calendar of events for the coming week plus the latest announcements from the ministries of Fourth. Also, don’t miss today’s Midweek Update email. See the footer of this page to subscribe to weekly updates from Fourth Church.


Wednesday, August 25
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Saturday, August 28
9:00 a.m. | Adult Discipleship Leadership Training, Room 131

Sunday, August 29
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
8:45 a.m. | Farewell for Ron Meyer, The Commons
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Sanctuary


Adult Education

Fall Sunday School Classes, September 12-December 12. Learn more; registration is open.

9:30 a.m.
Pastor’s Class, Mark 1-9: A Biography of Jesus, Upper Room
Confessing Christ—Second Helvetic Confession, Room 131
New Members Class, Room 130

11:00 a.m.
Pastor’s Class, Ecclesiastes: Living in the Light of Eternity, Upper Room
GENtoREV—Bible Overview (Old Testament), Room 131
Young Adult/Young Married, Chapel

New Members Class | Sundays, September 12-October 24, Room 130, 9:30 a.m. Registration is open. Email Ralph Miller, newmembers@4thpres.org, or visit the Membership webpage for more information.

Alpha Course

Bring a friend to Alpha | The Alpha course is a place to explore the Christian faith with others. Invite a friend to either location: Rockville, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., September 14–November 2, or Bethesda, Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., September 23–November 11.

Contact: alpha@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

Nursery | Sundays during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services, infants-2 years old. Parents, please check in your children with caregivers in rooms. An usher can direct you to the appropriate room.

Children’s Church | Sundays, during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. Children age 2.5 through 3rd grade will be dismissed before the sermon and accompanied by their teachers to their classrooms. Parents, please pick up your children from their classrooms immediately after the service. Children must be checked in at the Welcome Table in Halverson Hall before worship to receive a name tag. All children must wear masks in the classroom.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Community Groups

Join a Community Group | Find a group that meets in your neighborhood or at a time that fits your schedule. Contact the group host to learn the meeting address and next meeting date; meeting times and frequency vary. See the webpage at 4thpres.org/groups.

Contact: Tommy Myrick, tmyrick@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

Divorce Care Support Group | Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., September 7-December 7, Emmaus House. Register at divorcecare.org.

Grief Share Support Group | Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m., September 9-December 9, Room 132. Register at griefshare.org.

Yarns for Hope | September 11, 10 a.m., Room 102. Come use your knitting and crocheting skills to create beautiful, useful items for several church-related ministries and enjoy fun and fellowship while we’re working. For information contact yarnsforhope@4thpres.org.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

Media Center 

Volunteer at the Checkout Desk | The Media Center is open Sundays, 9:00-11:00 a.m., and Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please consider assisting with checkouts Sunday mornings.

Contact: Jennifer Horst, jhorst@4thpres.org

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Retreat | March 11-13, 2022, Sandy Cove Retreat Center, North East, MD. Registration will open in January 2022.

Contact: Dr. Robert Norris, rnorris@4thpres.org

Missions & Outreach 

Outreach/Missions Newsletter | Sign up to receive our biweekly email with information about prayer for our global partners and opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.

Join our English Classes | Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., September 15-December 8. Non-native English speakers are invited to join our online English classes. Placement tests will be administered in person Wednesday, September 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in the Main Building. Online registration begins today at 4thpres.org/ministries/englishclasses/. Contact: englishclasses@4thpres.org.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, missions@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Music Groups Restart in September | Registration is open for the following groups.

Celebration Choir (grades 1-2; director, Anna Tope)
Covenant Choir (grades 3-8; director, Ted Bickish)
High School Choir (grades 9-12; director, Wyeth Duncan)
Sanctuary Choir (adults; director, Ted Bickish)

Fourth Strings (age 6 and up; director, Briannah Steele)
Fourth Orchestra (high school and adults; director, Mary Clark)
Bells of the Trinity Handbell Choir (grades 3-6; director, Mary Clark)
Ring Forth! Handbell Choir (grades 6-12; director, Mary Clark)

Contact: Erin Jones,  ejones@4thpres.org

SERVE Opportunities

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Contributions of large pots and pans, food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items in brown paper bags with handles are appreciated. Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV.

Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org
Contact for Food items: Charlotte FitzGerald, SERVE@4thpres.org

Fellowship Dinner | Provide a portion of a dinner 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 opportunity is September 12.

Donate to Clark Inn | Clark Inn is seeking large pots and pans and “new to you” living room furniture.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald,  SERVE@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Fall Programs | Visit the Women’s Ministry webpage for a full list of upcoming activities.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Young Adults

Progressive Dinner | September 11, 5:45-10:00 p.m. Dress up for a night of fun! The progressive dinner is a multi-course meal where each course is in a different church member’s home. Registration is required. For location and more information, email David Frerichs.

Fall Retreat | October 29-31, Camp Wabanna. Join us for a weekend of growth in Christ and fellowship with one another. Dr. Bill Davis of Covenant College will explore the Ten Commandments and their role in the Christian life. Online registration is required; deadline is October 10. The cost is $175. Financial assistance is available. Contact David Frerichs before registering to receive a promo code.

Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org



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