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, October 20
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)
1:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Silver Spring, Offsite
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. | 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 21
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
7:00 p.m. | Blended Family Support Group, Room 132
7:45 p.m. | Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Friday, October 22

6:00 p.m. | Young Adult Game Night, Offsite

Saturday, October 23

6:30 p.m. | Youth Ministry Outdoor Movie Night, Lower Parking Lot

Sunday, October 24
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
12:30 p.m. | Young Adult Lunch, Offsite
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 25
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, October 26
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.


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.

Blended Family Support Group | Thursday, October 21, 7:00 p.m., Room 132. We welcome other parents of blended families to join us for discussion and fellowship.

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, 9:00 a.m., Upper Room. “Nonconforming Men: Transforming Mercies”, led by Dr. Todd M. Smedley. Register online  or stop by Halverson Hall on Sunday mornings.

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

SERVE Opportunities

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Bring contributions of food, diapers, clothing (socks, underwear, shoes, and boots), and household items in brown paper bags with handles. 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: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Ladies’ Autumn Outdoor Adventure | Saturday, October 23, 9:00 a.m. Meet us in the parking lot across from Old Angler’s Inn on MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD. We will hike the Gold Mine Trail and then have lunch at Old Angler’s in the garden. To sign up or for more information email Jean.

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.

Sunday Lunch | October 24, 12:30 p.m. Once a month after the 11:00 a.m. Sunday school class, join us for lunch in the home of a church member for the chance to get to know both the host family and one other better. There is no cost and no registration is required.

Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Sign Up: Weekly Youth Newsletter

Youth Outdoor Movie Night | Saturday, October 23, 6:30 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. Stay in your car and tune your radio to the proper station or bring a chair and sit up front. Families and friends are welcome. Contact Taylor Davis with questions.

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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