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, November 10
10:00 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Studies, Online
10:00 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Studies with Children’s Program, Rooms 130 and 132
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:00 p.m. | Deacons Meeting, Room 131
6:30 p.m. | Middle and High School Bible Studies, Lower Parking Lot
6:30 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, Halverson Hall and The Commons
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, November 11
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, November 12
7:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Support Group, Offsite
Saturday, November 13
10:00 a.m. | Yarns for Hope, Room 102
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection and Food Drive, Upper Portico
7:00 p.m. | Special Blessings Dads’ Support Group, Offsite
Sunday, November 14
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:00 a.m. | Deacons Thanksgiving Bag Pickup, Room 233
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
5:00 p.m. | TIC-TAC Youth Sunday Evenings, Rooms 102 and 007
5:00 p.m. | SERVE Day for Clark Inn, Offsite
5:15 p.m. | Ring Forth! Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Sanctuary
Monday, November 15
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online
Tuesday, November 16
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.
Fall Sunday School Classes through December 12. Learn more.
- Pastor’s Class, Mark 1-9: A Biography of Jesus, Upper Room
- Confessing Christ—Second Helvetic Confession, Room 130
- 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” has concluded. A new series begins in January.
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 begin 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.
Family Advent Celebration | Friday, December 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Upper Room. Families with children of all ages are invited for Christmas carols, seasonal crafts, Advent wreath decorating, and Christmas cookie bags. (Please note dinner is not included this year.) The event is free, but advanced registration is required by December 1. If you would like an Advent wreath to decorate and take home, you may purchase one for $35.
Contact: Paige Malkus, email@example.com
Divorce Care Support Group | Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., through December 7, Emmaus House. Register at divorcecare.org.
Contact: Nate Robbins, 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; deadline is November 16.
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. For more information contact email@example.com.
Contact: Janie Randell, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Members Class
New Members Reception | Wednesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m., Upper Room. The congregation is invited to come meet participants from the New Members Class and listen to their testimonies. Dessert reception to follow; no RSVP required.
Contact: Kathy Lofberg, email@example.com
Mission DMV 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. Note this special wish list of school and craft supplies for elementary students at Cornerstone School. Donated items go to Fourth’s ministry partners and neighbors in the DMV.
Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Women’s Christmas Gathering | December 9, 7:30-9:00 p.m., $5.00, Upper Room. Enjoy Dr. Robert Norris share “Reflections on Christmas” in addition to flower arranging, caroling, games, and cookies/wassail to go. Registration is open.
Women’s Ministry Retreat | Saturday, February 26, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA. Hear author/speaker Ellen Vaughn at our one-day retreat discuss “Bold Hope” based on 2 Corinthians 3:12, “Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.” We will have small group discussions, two workshops, and good food. More information to follow.
Contact: Jean Bronson, email@example.com
Sign Up: Monthly Youth Newsletter
Bible Studies | Wednesdays through November 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. Email Rachel Andre for more information.
Parent Fellowship | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for fellowship in Halverson Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tonight, at 7:00 p.m. in The Commons, Jimmy Kemp will lead a discussion about the past, present, and future of the Youth Ministry, featuring speakers, Mr. and Mrs. K, Paul and Carolyn Kokulis. Email Noel Bradley for more information.
Contact: Corey Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org