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, January 12
9:30 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study with Children’s Program, Rooms 130, 132
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:45 p.m. | “The Biography of a Christian” Adult Class, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Class, Online

Thursday, January 13
6:45 p.m. | Fourth Strings Rehearsal, Room 142

Friday, January 14
6:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Moms’ Group, Online

Saturday, January 15
10:00 a.m. | Women’s Mary Circle, Gaithersburg/Germantown/Frederick, Offsite

Sunday, January 16
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
12:20 p.m. | Women’s Cancer Support Group, Room 132
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, January 17
Church Offices are closed for the Martin Luther King holiday
10:30 a.m. | High School Brunch, Room 007
7:00 p.m. | Women’s Rebekah Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, January 18
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare Support Group, Emmaus House
7:00 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting, Online

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


Adult Education

Adult Sunday School Classes resumed Sunday, January 9. See the webpage for more information.

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 is included in today’s Midweek Update sent every Wednesday morning; email Genna Repich if you are not receiving it. No registration is required. See the webpage for more information.

New Members Class | Sundays, February 6–March 20, 11:00 a.m. Room 130. If you attend Fourth regularly, we invite you to get to know Fourth Church better and prayerfully consider joining this church family. To learn more and to register, see the membership webpage. For more information, email Ralph Miller at newmembers@4thpres.org.

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

Community Groups

Community Groups resume for the spring in February and continue through the month of April. To find a group that meets near you and download discussion guides, visit the webpage.


DivorceCare Support Group | Tuesdays, through April 5, 7:00 p.m., Emmaus House. This Bible-centered support group offers a non-judgmental place of hope and healing from the pain of separation or divorce. Everyone is welcome at any time, regardless of faith background or current marital status. To learn more and to register, see the DivorceCare webpage at divorcecare.org. Email Kathy Lofberg for more information.

Men’s Ministry

Online Proverbs Study | Mondays, 8:00 p.m., led by Steve Liston and Richard Morris, via Zoom. Men of all ages are welcome. Learn more.

Men’s Retreat | March 11-13, “Faithful Men in a Pagan World,” Sandy Cove Retreat Center, North East, MD, Dr. Robert Norris. Register online. Email mof@4thpres.org for more information.

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

Mission DMV Opportunities

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.

Contact: Janie Randell, SERVE@4thpres.org

Missions & Outreach

Annual Missions Conference | March 25-30. Come and meet some of Fourth’s missionaries. Information to follow.

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

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Bible Studies | Our weekly Bible study, G2G,  begins this week 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, concluding the week of  March 21, to be followed by a six-week study on the I AM’s of Jesus. Visit the webpage for more information.

Women’s Ministry Retreat | Saturday, February 26, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA. Registeration is open through February 14. Hear author/speaker Ellen Vaughn discuss “Bold Hope” based on 2 Corinthians 3:12.  For those wishing to stay the weekend, a small block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted price, but reservations must be made soon. More information is available on the webpage.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org



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