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, February 9
9:30 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study with Children’s Program, Rooms 130, 132
10:00 a.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online
6:30 p.m. | Youth Parent Fellowship, The Commons
6:30 p.m. | Youth Middle and High School Bible Studies, Room 102
6:45 p.m. | “The Biography of a Christian” Adult Class, Online
7:00 p.m. | English Class, Online
7:30 p.m. |Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Thursday, February 10
10:30 a.m. | Women’s Thursday Bible Study, Room 233
6:45 p.m. | Fourth Strings Rehearsal, Room 142
8:00 p.m. | Women’s G2G Bible Study, Online

Friday, February 11
5:00 p.m. | Youth Middle School Retreat Departure, Lower Parking Lot
6:30 p.m. | Special Blessings Mom’s Group, Online

Saturday, February 12
9:30 a.m. | Special Blessings Service Project, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive, Upper Portico
10:00 a.m. | Yarns of Hope, Room 111

Sunday, February 13
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary
8:30 a.m. | Congregational Prayer, The Commons
12:30 p.m. | Annual Meeting of the Congregation, Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. | Evening Service, Sanctuary

Monday, February 14
8:00 p.m. | Men’s Study: Proverbs, Online

Tuesday, February 15
7:00 p.m. | Missions Committee Meeting, Room 131
7:00 p.m. | DivorceCare Support Group, Emmaus House
7:15 p.m. | Women’s Martha Circle, Bethesda/Potomac, Offsite

Ongoing activities:  Adult Sunday School, Children’s Sunday School, College Students, Community GroupsSpecial Blessings Sunday SchoolYoung Adults, Youth Sunday School, and Women’s Bible Studies.


Adult Education

Visit the Adult Discipleship webpage for information on class offerings.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Annual Congregational Meeting

The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held February 13, in the Sanctuary, following the 11:00 a.m. service. All members are encouraged to attend. Members will vote on the Nominating Committee report, the 2022 proposed budget, and hear the Reading of the Roll of the Church Triumphant. Information on officer candidates, the 2022 budget, and minutes from the 2021 Annual Meeting can be found in the Library and Church Office. 

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.

Contacts: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org and Marce Bettridge, mbettridge@4thpres.org

Congregational Care

GriefShare | Thursdays, February 24–June 2, Online. Weekly support sessions for those grieving the loss of a loved one. To learn more and to register, see the GriefShare webpage at griefshare.org. For more information and the Zoom link, email griefshare@4thpres.org.

DivorceCare Support Group | Tuesdays, through April 5, 7:00 p.m., The Commons. 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.

Blended Families | Thursday, February 17, 7:00 p.m., online. Adults in blended families meet the third Thursday of the month for discussion, fellowship, and support. Email blendedfamilies@4thpres.org for more information and the Zoom link.

Yarns for Hope | Saturday, February 12, 10:00 a.m., Room 111B. This group gathers monthly to create useful items for church-related ministries. For more information, email yarnsforhope@4thpres.org.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Fourth Fellows

Visit the Fourth Fellows webpage to read blog posts written by current Fellows about their experience this year.  Fourth Fellows is accepting applications for the 2022-23 class. Late deadline is March 15. The application can be found at 4thfellows.org/apply.

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.

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.

For more information, visit the Men’s Ministry webpage.

Missions & Outreach

Newsletter | Sign up to receive our biweekly email with information about missionaries and opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.

Contact: Janie Randell, missions@4thpres.org

Mission DMV Opportunities

Drive-Through Collection & Food Drive | Saturday, February 12, 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

Women’s Ministry

Bible Studies | Our weekly Bible study, G2G, a study on II Corinthians, Knowing the Bible, is ongoing.  There are four options (in person and via Zoom) to gather. We conclude the week of March 21, to be followed by a six-week study on the I AM’s of Jesus.

Women’s Ministry Retreat | Saturday, February 26, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA. Registration is open through February 14. This year’s retreat is a one-day event, but if you wish to spend Friday and/or Saturday night, a small block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted price  To make a reservation, call the Marriott directly at 800-266-9432 and give the group name “Fourth Presbyterian Church.” Reservations must be received by the hotel by noon,  Thursday, February 10.

For more information, please visit the Women’s Ministry webpage.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Youth Ministry

Middle School Winter Retreat | February 11-13, NorthBay Retreat Center. Today is the last day to register; scholarships are available. Come enjoy outdoor winter fun, build lasting friendships, and hear faith-deepening talks.

Middle and High School Bible Studies | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 102. Students in 6th-12th grade, join our weekly Wednesday night Bible studies. After fun and fellowship, we will divide by grade/gender and study the book of Exodus. Drop-off and pickup in the Lower Parking Lot.

Youth Parent Fellowship | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., The Commons. Parents of 6th-12th grade students, join us for this time set aside for fellowship, conversations on parenting, and prayer.

For information on events, visit our Youth Ministry webpage.

Contact: Noel Bradley, nbradley@4thpres.org




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