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 27
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. | 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 28
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, The Commons
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 29
6:00 p.m. | Young Adult Retreat, Offsite
Sunday, October 31
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
4:00 p.m. | Bells of the Trinity Rehearsal, Room 146
5:15 p.m. | Ring Forth! Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Sanctuary
Monday, November 1
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Esther Circle, Silver Spring, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online
Tuesday, November 2
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.
Fall Sunday School Classes through December 12. Learn more; registration is open.
- Pastor’s Class, Mark 1-9: A Biography of Jesus, Upper Room
- Confessing Christ—Second Helvetic Confession, Room 130
- New Members Class, Room 131
- 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 3, 6:45-7:30 p.m., via Zoom. This series, taught by Rob Norris, examines Biblical teaching on the hope of eternal life. The class concludes next Wednesday. No registration required. For more information, email Kathy Lofberg.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray and Encourage | Join our volunteer team to pray for and send cards to college-aged young adults throughout the year. Cards and envelopes will be provided.
Update Contact Information | We are in the process of collecting up-to-date contact info for all of Fourth’s college-aged young adults. Please complete this form. The first section refers to your son/daughter; the second section refers to parents.
Contact: Noel Bradley, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Divorce Care Support Group | Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., through December 7, Emmaus House. Register at divorcecare.org.
Contact: Nate Robbins, email@example.com
Instructions on Giving
Did you know?
Online giving on Fourth’s website is easy and secure. Go to 4thpres.org/giving.
- If you give by check, your check has everything we need to record your gift for tax purposes.
- An envelope with your name and address is needed for tax credit only when you are giving cash.
- Giving envelopes are mailed every three months to those who request them. We are happy to send them if you want them.
If you no longer need or want giving envelopes, please email to be removed from the envelope mailing list.
Contact: Ruth Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Missions & Outreach
English Classes | Volunteer to be a conversation partner with a student. Contact: email@example.com.
Contact: Janie Randell, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Contact for Food items: Janie Randell, 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 November 14.
Contact: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Up: Monthly Youth Newsletter
Bible Studies | Wednesdays through November 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. Email Rachel Andre for more information.
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, email@example.com