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, December 29
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Sunday, January 1
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Sanctuary

Ongoing activities: Children’s Sunday School, Youth Sunday School, Special Blessings Sunday SchoolYoung Adults, and Community Groups.


Adult Education

Adult Sunday School Classes resume January 9. Learn more.

Wednesday Night Adult Class | “The Biography of a Christian,” January 12-March 23, 6:45-7:30 p.m., via Zoom, taught by Dr. Rob Norris. The Zoom link will be included in the Midweek Update sent every Wednesday morning; email Genna Repich if you are not receiving it. No registration is required.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

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.

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Finance Department

Giving for 2021 is coming to a close. If you would like your contribution to be counted for the 2021 calendar year, it must be received by midnight on December 31. The Finance Office can receive contributions by mail after December 31 and count them toward your 2021 giving if postmarked December 31 or before.

Contact: Carol Menkis, cmenkis@4thpres.org

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Retreat | March 11-13, 2022, “Faithful Men in a Pagan World,” Sandy Cove Retreat Center, North East, MD, Dr. Robert Norris. Registration will open in January.

Men’s Conference Audio | Audio of the lectures from the conference is available online.

Men’s Breakfast |  Fellowship breakfasts resume January 11, 6:30 a.m., Upper Room.

Contact: Dr. Robert Norris, rnorris@4thpres.org

Missions & Outreach

Rockville Women’s Center First Friday Prayer |  January 7,  7:30-8:30 a.m. via phone. Call 605-313-4415 and enter code 357470 followed by “#”.

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

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, January 8, 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. Additionally, the following items are needed to support the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Task Force: shelf-stable milk, basmati rice, dried fruit, sugar, salt, pepper, crackers, pretzels, honey, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, hand soap, toothbrushes, toys, and rugs.

Contact for Clothing and Household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org
Contact for Food items: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org

Samaritan Inns Fellowship Dinner | Share a Sunday evening meal with residents at Samaritan Inn, Fairmont Inn (all men) and Huff House (all women). Volunteers will prepare, deliver, and share a meal with residents who are in a 3- to 6-month substance abuse treatment program and demonstrate God’s love and care for those in vulnerable stages of life.

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 January 9.

Contact: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org

Music Ministry

Join one of the many ensembles for adults and children. Registration is open.

Celebration Choir (grades 1-2; director, Anna Tope)
Covenant Choir (grades 3-8; director, Ted Bickish)
High School Choir (grades 9-12; director, Wyeth Duncan)
Sanctuary Choir (adults; director, Ted Bickish)

Fourth Strings (age 6 and up; director, Briannah Steele)
Fourth Orchestra (high school and adults; director, Mary Clark)
Ring Forth! Handbell Choir (grades 3-6; director, Mary Clark)
Bells of the Trinity Handbell Choir (grades 6-12; director, Mary Clark)

Contact: Erin Jones, ejones@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Bible Studies | Begin the new year with our weekly Bible study, G2G,  with a study on II Corinthians, Knowing the Bible, J. I. Packer, Dane C. Ortlund  There are four options (in person and via Zoom) to gather, all beginning the week of January 10 and concluding the week of  March 21, to be followed by a six-week study on the I AM’s of Jesus. Visit the Women’s Ministry webpage for more information.

Women’s Ministry Retreat | Saturday, February 26, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA, registration opens January 1. Hear author/speaker Ellen Vaughn at our one-day retreat discuss “Bold Hope” based on 2 Corinthians 3:12.  Look forward to small group discussions, two workshops, and good food! A limited number of discounted rooms have been reserved for the weekend. More information to follow.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org



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