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 3
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
6:30 p.m. | Middle and High School Bible Studies, Lower Parking Lot
6:30 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, Upper Portico and The Commons
6:45 p.m. | Adult Class: Beyond the Grave, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Classes, Online
7:00 p.m. | Stated Session Meeting, Room 246
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 4
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 5
6:30 p.m. | Friday Night Club (FNC), Lower Parking Lot
Sunday, November 7
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
5:00 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 8
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online
Tuesday, November 9
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”, ending tonight, 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. 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, email@example.com
Pray and Encourage | This Sunday in Halverson Hall, sign up to join our volunteer team to pray for and send cards to college-aged young adults throughout the year. Cards will be provided.
Contact: Noel Bradley, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com
Missions & Outreach
English Classes | Volunteer to be a conversation partner with a student. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockville Women’s Center First Friday Prayer | Join us as we pray on the phone, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Call 605-313-4415 and enter code 357470 followed by the pound sign (#).
Contact: Janie Randell, email@example.com
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. Reception to follow. No RSVP required.
Contact: Kathy Lofberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. See a complete list of craft supplies.
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.
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 begins November 8.
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, 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. Tonight, November 3, our own Jessica Schick, a licensed clinical counselor on staff and member of Fourth, will host a Parenting Q&A at 7:00 p.m. in The Commons. Email Noel Bradley for more information.
Contact: Corey Gray, email@example.com