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.


WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE

Wednesday, October 13
10:00 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Studies, Online
10:00 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Studies with Children’s Program, Rooms 132 and 142 (Chapel)
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:30 p.m. | Middle and High School Bible Studies, Lower Parking Lot
6:30 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, Upper Portico
6:45 p.m. | Adult Class: Beyond the Grave, Online
7:00 p.m. | Deacons Meeting, Room 131
7:00 p.m. | English Classes, Online
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online
8:00 p.m. | Youth Band Practice, Rooms 007 (High School) and 102 (Middle School)

Thursday, October 14
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, The Commons
1:00 p.m. | Grief Share Support Group, Room 132
6:00 p.m. | Alpha Course, Bethesda, Offsite
6:00 p.m. | Celebration Choir Rehearsal, Room 144
6:00 p.m. | Covenant Choir Rehearsal, Room 144
6:00 p.m. | High School Choir Rehearsal, Room 144
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Friday, October 15

10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Reading Group, Room 132
6:30 p.m. | Middle School Friday Night Club, Lower Parking Lot

Saturday, October 16
8:00 a.m. | Fourth Family Serve Day, Offsite
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite

Sunday, October 17
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
9:00 a.m. | Sanctuary Renewal Info Session, Halverson Hall
12:15 p.m. |Women’s Cancer Support Group, Upper Parking Lot Tent
4:00 p.m. | Bells of the Trinity Rehearsal, Room 146
5:00 p.m. | TIC-TAC Youth Sunday Evenings, Rooms 007 and 102
5:15 p.m. | Ring Forth! Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Sanctuary

Monday, October 18
7:oo p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, October 19
7:00 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting, Room 131
7:00 p.m. | Divorce Care Support Group, Emmaus House Sunroom

Ongoing activities: Adult Sunday School, College Students, Children’s Sunday School, Youth Sunday School, Special Blessings Sunday School, Women’s Bible Studies, Young Adults, and Community Groups.


MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Adult Education

Fall Sunday School Classes through 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 130
  • New Members Class, Room 131

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

Online Pastor’s Class | Book of Ephesians, through the week of December 5. A recorded lecture will be posted each week on the Adult Sunday School webpage.

Wednesday Night Adult Class | “Beyond the Grave”, through November 10, 6:45-7:30 p.m., via Zoom. This series, taught by Rob Norris, examines Biblical teaching on the hope of eternal life. Look for the Zoom link in the Midweek Updates sent every Wednesday morning. No registration is required.  If you are not receiving the Midweek Updates, email Genna Repich, or call the Church Office. For more information on adult classes, email Kathy Lofberg.


Children’s Ministry

Parents, please check in your children before classes at the computers at the Children’s Welcome Center on the first floor or the computers outside the Children’s Library on the second floor. Face masks are required for Sunday School, Cherub Church, and Children’s Church.

Nursery | Sundays during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services, infants-2 years old. Face masks are not required.

Sunday School | Classes during the 9:30 a.m. service for age 2 through 5th grade.

Cherub Church | Sundays, 11:00 a.m. service, age 2 to Pre-Kindergarten. Children start out in their classroom and are escorted by their teachers to Cherub Church for singing and teaching. They are escorted back to their classrooms for crafts and activities. Parents please pick up your children in their classroom after the service.

Children’s Church | Sundays, 11:00 a.m. service, Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Children will be dismissed before the sermon and accompanied by their teachers to Children’s Church. Parents please pick up your children from their classroom immediately after the service.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org


Congregational Care

Deacons’ Annual Thanksgiving Bag Nominations |  The deacons need your assistance to share the love of Christ this Thanksgiving by suggesting those who may need help this holiday. Nominate recipients online through November 1. Pickup is scheduled for Sunday, November 14, in the Prayer Room located across from the Music Office. Contact deacons@4thpres.org for more information.

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

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

Contact: Nate Robbins, nrobbins@4thpres.org


Men’s Ministry

Men’s Online Proverbs Study | Mondays, through December 20, 8:00 p.m., led by Steve Liston and Richard Morris, via Zoom. An informal study of Proverbs, chapter by chapter for men of all ages. Contact menproverbs@4thpres.org for the Zoom link and more information.

Men’s Conference | Saturday, November 20, Upper Room. Led by Dr. Todd M. Smedley.

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 | Receive our biweekly email concerning prayer for our global partners and information about opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.

English Classes | Volunteer to be a conversation partner with a student. Contact: englishclasses@4thpres.org.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org


Women’s Ministry

Women’s Reformed Reading Group | October 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 132. Women gather to study Calvin’s Institutes, led by Esther Steele. Email rtreading@4thpres.org for more information.

Women’s Cancer Support Group | October 17, 12:15-2:00 p.m., Upper Parking Lot Tent. Ladies who have been recently diagnosed, are under treatment, or recently concluded treatment are invited to gather for lunch, prayer, and encouraging conversation. Email Jean Bronson with questions.

Bible Studies | Our weekly Bible study, G2G, has begun but women are welcome to join anytime. We have four options available including in person and via Zoom. Visit the Women’s Ministry webpage for a full list of resumed activities.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org


Young Adults

Game Night | October 22, 6:00 p.m. Come and bring a friend to dinner and a night of games at a home in Bethesda. Light dinner is provided; bring a side dish or dessert to share. For location and more information, email David Frerichs.

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

Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org


Youth Ministry

Sign Up: Weekly Youth Newsletter

Friday Night Club (FNC) | October 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. Middle School students bring your friends for a night of making new friends, playing games, listening to truth, and discussing deep topics. Email Brad or Rachel for more information.

Bible Studies | Wednesdays through November 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. Email Rachel Andre for more information.

TIC-TAC (Truth in Culture-Truth and Culture) on Sunday Nights | 5:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot.  Middle and high school students will explore culturally relevant topics, have time for group prayer, bring in panels of older, wiser men and women to answer questions, and learn and practice sharing our faith. All students who join are invited to stay for the 6:00 p.m. evening service and get ice cream with the Youth Staff afterward.

Parent Fellowship | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. After you drop off your kids at Bible Study, join us under the Upper Portico (facing Ridgefield Rd.) at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., we’ll move to The Commons (by Halverson Hall) for topical conversation and prayer at 7:30 p.m. Email Noel Bradley for more information.

Contact: Corey Gray, cgray@4thpres.org

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