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 17
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
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
7:00 p.m. | New Members Reception, Upper Room
7:00 p.m. | English Classes, Online
7:30 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online
7:30 p.m. | Fourth Orchestra Rehearsal, Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. | Youth Band Practice, Rooms 007 (High School) and 102 (Middle School)

Thursday, November 18
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, The Commons
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, November 19
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Reformed Reading Group, Room 132

Saturday, November 20
9:00 a.m. | Men of Fourth Conference, Upper Room
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite
4:00 p.m. | High School Ice Skating, Offsite
5:00 p.m. | Married Couples Bible Study Potluck, Offsite

Sunday, November 21
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
12:15 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Room 132
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 102 and 007
5:15 p.m. | Ring Forth! Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Evening Worship, Sanctuary

Monday, November 22
7:30 p.m. | Fourth Orchestra Rehearsal, Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

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.

9:30 a.m.

  • Pastor’s Class, Mark 1-9: A Biography of Jesus, Upper Room
  • Confessing Christ—Second Helvetic Confession, 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

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.

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 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, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

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

Biweekly Outreach Email  | Sign up to receive our biweekly email concerning prayer for our global partners and information about opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners with Mission DMV.

English Classes | Volunteer to be a conversation partner with a student. For more information contact englishclasses@4thpres.org.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.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, klofberg@4thpres.org

Mission DMV Opportunities

Christmas Toy Drive | Sign up to purchase and drop off gifts at the church in support of “Operation Christmas Miracle” as Mission DMV partners with Central Union Mission to provide Christmas gifts for children of low income families. Stop by the table in Halverson Hall on Sundays, November 28 and December 5, to sign up. Deadline for drop off is December 12. Contact Pam Roylance for more information.

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, December 4, 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

Contact: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Cancer Support Group | Sunday, November 21, 12:15 p.m., Room 132.
Ladies who have been recently diagnosed, are under treatment, or recently concluded treatment are invited to prayer and an encouraging conversation.

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, carols, 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, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Sign Up: Monthly Youth Newsletter

Farewell Reception for Taylor Davis | Sunday, November 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 102. Join us after the evening service to say farewell to High School Director, Taylor Davis. There will be a time of sharing and praying for Taylor, and we will present collected notes of thanks (to share a note of thanks/encouragement bring to the event, email Rachel Andre, or mail to the Church). 

Bible Studies | Wednesdays through November 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lower Parking Lot. Email Rachel Andre for more information.

High School Ice Skating | November 20, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Offsite, $12 including skates. Come meet us at Cabin John Ice Rink (10610 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD) at 4:00 p.m. for ice skating. This is a great event to bring your friends! Email Taylor Davis for more information.

Contact: Corey Gray, cgray@4thpres.org



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