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 24
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Thursday, November 25
10:30 a.m. | Thanksgiving Day Worship Service, Sanctuary

Friday, November 26
Church Offices are closed

Sunday, November 28
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
3:30 p.m. | Bells of the Trinity Rehearsal, Room 146
6:00 p.m. | Candlelight Carol Sing Evening Worship, Sanctuary

Monday, November 29
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, November 30
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.

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.

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. Sign up for an evening for families with children of all ages to enjoy 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 next Wednesday, 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: Sam Eligwe, seligwe@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.

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

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

Bible Studies | Our weekly Bible study, G2G, resumes January 12 with a new study on II Corinthians. We have four options available including in person and via Zoom. Visit the Women’s Ministry webpage for more information.

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

Girls/Guys Night | December 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Offsite. Join us at gender-specific locations for 8th through 12th grade students to hang out, eat food, and discuss what it means to live as a woman or man of God from men and women from Fourth.

Contact: Corey Gray, cgray@4thpres.org



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